WEAPONS

There are 45 weapon classes in Heroes of Dire. Each type has its own unique traits, leading to a huge potential variety in strategy.

Weapons can be enchanted by magical elements, providing them with additional bonuses. Given the right enchant, a weapon with natural abilities can be made even more effective: A Poisoned Blackjack will have longer Critical Stun attacks than an un-enchanted Blackjack, for example.


ATTRIBUTES

Weapons and armor may include unique attributes that may effect the outcome of offensive or defensive actions on the battlefield. These attributes provide depth and strategy to every encounter as a weapon or armor's unique attribute could result in victory or defeat!

Attribute Effect
Critical Stun Slows enemy on critical hit by adding action time
Damage Bonus Flat bonus to weapon's max damage
Guard Bonus More protection from forward-facing attacks (Also called "Shield")
Haste Speeds up a friend by removing action time so they can act faster
Knockback Attack Pushes enemy back 1 tile (vs non-Plate armor)
Point-Blank Attack Ranged weapon without standard -25 Aim penalty for melee-distance attack
Rest Bonus Boosts the percent healed while performing a Rest Action
Uses (*) Stat Uses a non-standard stat for Damage or Defense calculation
Volley Ranged attack that travels over obstacles and allies

ENCHANTS

Many weapons can be enchanted with Elemental Magic. The element a weapon is enchanted with modifies its Base Stats and provides additional (and even cumulative) bonuses. Some weapons (e.g. wands, spelbooks, and flasks) are always enchanted. Weapons with enchantments have an additional Resist check while making Combat Rolls. For instance, a Fiery Greatsword might have a harder time dealing damage to a Fire Golem, but it could utterly destroy an Ice Giant.

Enchant Attribute
DISEASE +5% Damage
FIRE +5% Damage
FROST Stuns on Critical Hits (+1 turn)
HOLY Typically on healing weapons (but not always)
LIGHTNING Haste allies (Remove action time)
POISON Stuns on Critical Hits (+1 turn)

MELEE, ONE-HAND

Icon Name Class Attack Speed Attribute
CLAWFIST CLAWFIST Hero, Rogue, Warrior 4 Critical Stun
club CLUB All 5 Critical Stun
dagger DAGGER Hero, Rogue 4 Critical Stun
fist FIST All 3 Guard Bonus, Critical Stun
handaxe HANDAXE All 10  
knuckles KNUCKLEDUSTER Hero, Rogue, Warrior 3 Critical Stun
longsword LONGSWORD Hero, Paladin, Warrior 8  
mace MACE Hero, Paladin, Rogue, Warrior 6 Critical Stun
morningstar MORNINGSTAR Hero, Paladin, Warrior 11 Critical Stun
rapier RAPIER Hero, Rogue, Warrior 5  
shortsword SHORTSWORD All 6

MELEE, TWO-HAND

Icon Name Class Attack Speed Attribute
Battleaxe BATTLEAXE Hero, Paladin, Warrior 9  
Blackjack BLACKJACK Hero, Rogue, Warrior 7 Critical Stun
Staff Ichor GREATSWORD Hero, Paladin 12  
Halberd HALBERD All 11  
Hammer HAMMER All 9 Critical Stun
Katana KATANA Hero, Paladin, Warrior 7 Critical Stun
Lance LANCE Hero, Paladin, Warrior 7  
Maul MAUL Hero, Paladin 13  
Staff QUATERSTAFF All 7 Guard Bonus, Critical Stun
Spear SPEAR Hero, Rogue 8 Critical Stun

MELEE, OFF-HAND

Icon Name Class Attack Speed Attribute
bracer BRACER All 4 Guard Bonus
Parry Dagger PARRY DAGGER All 3 Guard Bonus

RANGED, ONE-HAND

Icon Name Class Attack Speed Attribute
dart DART Hero, Rogue 6 Critical Stun, Point-Blank Attack, Volley
javelin JAVELIN All 9 Critical Stun, Point-Blank Attack, Volley
throwing axe THROWING AXE Archer, Hero, Rogue, Warrior 7 Critical Stun, Point-Blank Attack
Throwing Knife THROWING KNIFE All 5 Critical Stun, Point-Blank Attack
sling SLING All 5 Critical Stun, Volley

RANGED, TWO-HAND

Icon Name Class Attack Speed Attribute
arbalest ARBALEST Archer, Hero 11  
crossbow CROSSBOW Archer, Hero, Rogue, Warrior 7 Critical Stun
greatbow GREATBOW Archer, Hero 12 Critical Stun, Knockback Attack
longbow LONGBOW Archer, Hero, Rogue, Warrior 8 Critical Stun
shortbow SHORTBOW Archer, Hero, Rogue 4

MAGIC, ONE-HAND MELEE

Icon Name Class Attack Speed Attribute
Fetish FETISH (DISEASE) All 5 Damage Bonus, Guard Bonus, Rest Bonus
Fetish FETISH (FIRE) All 7 Damage Bonus, Guard Bonus, Rest Bonus
Fetish FETISH (FROST) All 4 Critical Stun, Guard Bonus, Rest Bonus
Fetish FETISH (HOLY) All 8 Healing, Guard Bonus, Rest Bonus
Fetish FETISH (LIGHTNING) All 3 Haste, Guard Bonus, Rest Bonus
Fetish FETISH (POISON) All 6 Critical Stun, Guard Bonus, Rest Bonus
Flask Ichor FLASK (DISEASE) Hero, Rogue 6 Damage Bonus, Rest Bonus, Uses Attack Stat
Flask Fire FLASK (FIRE) Hero, Mage 8 Damage Bonus, Rest Bonus, Uses Attack Stat
Flask Frost FLASK (FROST) Hero, Mage 5 Critical Stun, Rest Bonus, Uses Attack Stat
Flask Life FLASK (HOLY) Healer, Hero 9 Healing, Rest Bonus, Uses Attack Stat
Flask Voltic FLASK (LIGHTING) Hero, Mage 4 Haste, Rest Bonus, Uses Attack Stat
Flask Venom FLASK (POISON) Hero, Rogue 6 Critical Stun, Rest Bonus, Uses Attack Stat

MAGIC, TWO-HAND MELEE

Icon Name Class Attack Speed Attribute
Talisman TALISMAN (DISEASE) Hero, Mage 9 Damage Bonus, Rest Bonus
Talisman TALISMAN (FIRE) Hero, Mage 11 Damage Bonus, Rest Bonus
Talisman TALISMAN (FROST) Hero, Mage 8 Critical Stun, Rest Bonus
Talisman TALISMAN (HOLY) Healer, Hero 12 Healing, Rest Bonus
Talisman TALISMAN (LIGHTNING) Hero, Mage 7 Haste, Rest Bonus
Talisman TALISMAN (POISON) Hero, Mage 10 Critical Stun, Rest Bonus

MAGIC, OFF-HAND MELEE

Icon Name Class Attack Speed Attribute
Spellbook SPELLBOOK (DISEASE) Hero, Mage 7 Damage Bonus, Guard Bonus, Rest Bonus
Spellbook SPELLBOOK (FIRE) Hero, Mage 9 Damage Bonus, Guard Bonus, Rest Bonus
Spellbook SPELLBOOK (FROST) Hero, Mage 6 Critical Stun, Guard Bonus, Rest Bonus
Spellbook SPELLBOOK (HOLY) Healer, Hero 10 Healing, Guard Bonus, Rest Bonus
Spellbook SPELLBOOK (LIGHTNING) Hero, Mage 5 Haste, Guard Bonus, Rest Bonus
Spellbook SPELLBOOK (POISON) Hero, Mage 8 Critical Stun, Guard Bonus, Rest Bonus

MAGIC, ONE-HAND RANGED

Icon Name Class Attack Speed Attribute
Wand Ichor WAND (DISEASE) Hero, Mage 5 Damage Bonus, Rest Bonus
Wand Flame WAND (FIRE) Hero, Mage 7 Damage Bonus, Rest Bonus
Wand Frost WAND (FROST) Hero, Mage 4 Critical Stun, Rest Bonus
Wand Life WAND (HOLY) Healer, Hero 8 Healing, Rest Bonus
Wand Voltic WAND (LIGHTNING) Hero, Mage 3 Haste, Rest Bonus
Wand Venom WAND (POISON) Hero, Mage 6 Critical Stun, Rest Bonus

MAGIC, TWO-HAND RANGED

Icon Name Class Attack Speed Attribute
Staff Ichor STAFF (DISEASE) Hero, Mage 8 Damage Bonus, Rest Bonus
Staff Flame STAFF (FIRE) Hero, Mage 10 Damage Bonus, Rest Bonus
Staff Frost STAFF (FROST) Hero, Mage 7 Critical Stun, Rest Bonus
Staff Life STAFF (HOLY) Healer, Hero 11 Healing, Rest Bonus
Staff Voltic STAFF (LIGHTNING) Hero, Mage 6 Haste, Rest Bonus
Staff Venom STAFF (POISON) Hero, Mage 9 Critical Stun, Rest Bonus

SHIELDS

Icon Name Class Attack Speed Attribute
buckler BUCKLER All 5 Guard Bonus, Knockback Attack
kite shield KITE SHIELD Warrior, Paladin, Hero 9 Critical Stun, Guard Bonus, Knockback Attack
wall shield WALL SHIELD Hero, Paladin 14 Critical Stun, Guard Bonus, Knockback Attack