Hopeful weapon return thread


Pathfinder Second Edition General Discussion


I'm super stoked for the advanced players guide with it's new classes and ancestries. I'm also hoping that it will come with an expanded weapons list. One weapon I especially I returns is my beloved Dwarven Longhammer. In 1E, it was one of the most powerful weapons you could get, 'dwarfed' only by the Butchering Axe or Orc Double Axe. I know other weapons like the Earthbreaker and Greatsword had comparable damage, but I liked that it was Dwarf specific, as the racial weapon proficiency let me, a dwarf, make it even more powerful than those weapons.

I hope the APG will bring back more of these ancestry specific weapons, because it was a really fun feeling to use a weapon others couldn't! I think specifically, it can have the same stats as warhammer, but give it Trip for its weapon trait instead of Shove. I think it make sense because dwarves are shorter than most creatures :)

What other weapons are people hoping makes a return?


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The current 'Weapon Familiarity' Ancestry Feats give very little stuff to Martial chars right now. It's about time we add some of the Advanced weapons!


I want many more advanced weapons. Kusari Gama! I am a little surprised at how many 'soft' weapons have been martial, though. Spiked Chain and Meteor Hammer is a bit unexpected as martial.

I also wouldn't mind some more interesting crossbows. Arbalests or repeating crossbows could be interesting.

A weird choice that we never saw in first edition would be a Pavise. It is a Bowman's shield, designed to be placed down as cover.


I miss the dire flail, two-bladed sword, and basically all the "it's got one at both ends!" style of weapons.

They were silly and impractical and probably more dangerous to the user than their enemy and I loved them.


The Sword Cane. (Which seems to be coming in the APG.)

The Bec De Corbin or Lucerne Hammer. (There aren't currently any polearms that can deal Bludgeoning damage.)

The Nine-Section Whip. (I just think they are cool.)


The three-section staff and seven-branched sword are also pretty awesome and I'd like to see back someday.


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I want the dorn-dergar and the sansetsukon back.

Scarab Sages

I always enjoyed the Meteor Hammer, it was cool. I'd love to see a bludgeoning weapon with Versatile (S) at some point as well - maybe a Monk's Spade?


Angel Hunter D wrote:
I always enjoyed the Meteor Hammer, it was cool. I'd love to see a bludgeoning weapon with Versatile (S) at some point as well - maybe a Monk's Spade?

Kusari-Gama of course!?


Angel Hunter D wrote:
I always enjoyed the Meteor Hammer, it was cool. I'd love to see a bludgeoning weapon with Versatile (S) at some point as well - maybe a Monk's Spade?

The Meteor Hammer is in Gods and Magic, in case you aren't aware!

Scarab Sages

Salamileg wrote:
Angel Hunter D wrote:
I always enjoyed the Meteor Hammer, it was cool. I'd love to see a bludgeoning weapon with Versatile (S) at some point as well - maybe a Monk's Spade?
The Meteor Hammer is in Gods and Magic, in case you aren't aware!

I was not, thanks for the heads up.


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I always liked the Estoc, Elven Thornblade, Elven Leafblade, and the very late in comming Switchscythe. There is also the Flying Blade and the Crescent Blade from the Vampire Hunter D supplement.

As far as probably not going to happen. The Kasatha's Spinal Sword was a weapon that was interesting in a morbid way.


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Be interesting to see how some of the weapons play out stats-wise.
In PF1, a lot of a weapon's power came from damage (obviously) and threat range. Could easily get some overpowered weapons by saying 19-20 x4 crit, or whatever.
So to see their PF2 counterparts will be interesting. Now a lot of a weapon's crunchiness comes from whether it's agile, finesse, etc etc.
Looking forward to the APG, for sure.


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I just want more ancestry weapons. Pickings are a little slim for some ancestries.

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