Giantkiller

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Base item axe
Damage vs. small 1d6 x2
Damage vs. large 1d4 x2
To-hit bonus +5
Bonus versus giants
Weapon skill axe
Size one-handed
Affiliation
When carried

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When wielded

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When invoked

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Base price 800 zm
Weight 60
Material iron

Giantkiller, a neutral axe, replaces the long sword Giantslayer in SLASH'EM. It does double damage against giants of all types (monsters represented by H, except for titans and ettins), and has a 15% chance per hit to cancel said monsters.

Strategy

This weapon is even more useless than its vanilla counterpart, since it has a much weaker base item. Giants are rarely dangerous enough to be a threat even in vanilla, and SLASH'EM does not introduce any new ones (save for the Largest Giant). Even if giants were a significant threat, this weapon is hardly more effective than a normal long sword against them - it's actually less effective at lower enchantments.