The Zweihander was only one of many Longswords in Europe.


A longsword is a type of European sword characterized as having a cruciform hilt with a grip for two-handed use (around 16 to 28 cm (6 to 11 in)) and a straight double-edged blade of around 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in). It was prevalent during the late medieval and Renaissance periods (approximately 1350 to 1550), with early and late use reaching into the 13th and 17th centuries, and can owe it's success to its versatile cross-guard, and it's flexible, straight blade, which is effective at stabbing and resisting damage.

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Tier: 9-C

Name: Longsword

Origin: The Real World

Classification: Longsword

Length: 90 centimeters to 110 centimeters

Weight: 1.1 to 1.8 kilograms

Users: Most of the citizens in Europe that could afford an sword, often used for self defense or as an backup weapon.

Needed Prerequisite for Use: Knowledge of historic European martial arts.

Attack Potency: Street level (Can sever limbs off if the user is skilled enough and can penetrate chain mail if the user is skilled at Half-Swording and can even crack skulls with the pommel or crossguard of the sword)

Range: Extended melee range

Durability: Wall level 

Weaknesses: Due to its straight blade, cutting is harder to perform if not aligned properly, although this may depend upon the type of longsword used.

Note: Not all longswords are made the same, so before comparing it with other swords, do try to figure out which type of longsword you're using in your comparisons.


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    • TISSG7Redgrave wrote: tbh it depends on the skills of a person with the weapons as these weapons are experts at different fields of battle so ...
    • Man this is a old thread. I'll still vote anyway and i'll go for the longsword due to its versatility and better design. 
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    • If the sword requires two hands to use and it's an Greatsword, Longswords are very similar to Bastard swords since it's possible to ...
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