Weapons are pieces of equipment used to deal damage. Depending on the weapon, this damage can be either ranged or melee. Most basic weapons deal pierce, slash, or crush damage; though weapons can be found or made to deal almost any damage type.
Weapons can be obtained from many sources including (but not limited to):
- Loot from killed monsters
- Quest rewards
- Trade with other players (directly or through the consigner)
- Bought from NPCs (usually of slightly inferior quality)
- Crafted with a high enough Weaponcraft skill
Every weapon is linked to a corresponding skill. In order to equip a weapon, the player must first meet the requirements of the weapon. Most weapons have a minimum adventuring school level, a minimum skill level, and a list of adventuring schools that are allowed to use it. Some looted weapons are only usable by a particular race.
Once all requirements are met, a weapon can be equipped by double clicking it within the inventory or by selecting [equip] from the right click menu. Weapons can also be dragged from the inventory to the equipment window, into the appropriate hand.