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Shortsword is a mundane, nonmagical variant of the Shortswords family of weapons. It is a martial melee weapon wielded in one hand. As a finesse weapon, it can benefit from the wielder's Dexterity and not just their Strength. It's a light weapon that anyone can dual-wield without special training.

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A common and effective sword, carried by adventurers, thieves, and watchmen alike.


Shortswords Shortswords
Rarity: Common
Enchantment: None
Finesse Finesse
Light (weapon property) Light
Dippable Dippable
 Melee: 1.5 m / 5  ft
 Weight: 0.9 kg / 1.8 lb
Price: 16 gp
UID WPN_HUM_Shortsword_A_0
UUID 467ddb4f-6791-41fa-99f7-ee8620d63bbe

Weapon actions

Proficiency Icon.png If you have proficiency, equip in main hand to gain:

Piercing Strike Piercing Strike ()

Stab an enemy and possibly inflict Gaping Wounds Gaping Wounds.

Flourish Flourish ()

Feint an attack to possibly throw your opponent Off Balance Off Balance.

Where to find

  • Starting equipment for rogue.
  • Common loot throughout the game.