Talk:Weapon

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Breaking

Is there a possibility of weapons breaking? I know that if you force the lock of a chest or box with edged weapons, they can break. But recently, when I killed a dwarf I got the message 'The dwarf's broad short sword shatters from the force of your blow!' How is this possible? (If it makes a difference, that was the killing blow.) --206.75.108.8 01:49, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

620.  			/*
621.  			 * 2.5% chance of shattering defender's weapon when
622.  			 * using a two-handed weapon; less if uwep is rusted.
623.  			 * [dieroll == 2 is most successful non-beheading or
624.  			 * -bisecting hit, in case of special artifact damage;
625.  			 * the percentage chance is (1/20)*(50/100).]
626.  			 */uhitm.c#line620

Addps4cat 04:04, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Weapon choice

There should be a section on which weapon to choose. Tjr 01:03, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

I was considering trying to make a spreadsheet with a listing of all the monsters, their size, etc, alongside all the weapon damages (including artifacts) and weighting them (in the sense of a weighted average) against their challenge rating... would create a figure that allows sorting which weapons are the best. Be a heckuva project, though it'd be pretty nice to have here eventually. Eh, give me a few weeks, few months maybe. Feagradze 13:57, June 29, 2010 (UTC)
Whew, I'm a long way from done, but I did include a strategy section just now with a spiffy chart. It's pretty primitive, and I'll have to revise it about four times, but at least it's something. Feagradze 06:32, July 11, 2010 (UTC)
That's some good work. --FJH 03:09, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Two handed weapon bonus

Does attacking with two handed weapons give a damage bonus, other than as above? In DnD you would get +50% to your Strength bonus.--PeterGFin 04:17, January 10, 2010 (UTC)

Curved hook?

I recently found a curved hook. Didn't know what to do with it. Don't see it mentioned on wikihack. Was playing on alt.org/nethack/soiled. Is this someones code alteration or has wikihack neglected mention, or what? --Slarty 18:48, July 1, 2010 (UTC)

todos

--Tjr 10:12, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Small vs. Large monster chart

Currently this chart just shows the raw count (including uniques, such as quest nemeses, which really shouldn't be there); would anyone with more scripting skills than I be able to make a chart weighted by monster frequency? That would give a reasonably accurate impression of the relative frequency of the various sizes - it still wouldn't account for things such as barracks or graveyards, but it'd be more informative than the current chart I'd think. -Ion frigate 06:30, 18 December 2011 (UTC)