"Well, yeah, I was a fencer when I started the whole fighting thing. It seemed like a cool thing, very swash, very buckle. Tights and tunic, little mustache, curly hair. Jump on tables. I fenced using a chair once and the other guy took the chair and broke my jaw with it."
"Let me explain something about fencing. It's all about taking a long piece of metal and poking holes in people with it. Little holes. And if the other guy's wearing armour, that's too bad for you, isn't it? And if he's got a longer sword, that's too bad. And if he gets in past the point of your blade, that's too bad. And what if he's some tough bruiser who doesn't care if he's got little holes in him? What if he's a fast little rat who whips around behind you? If you're lucky, you get your jaw broken."
"So now I make exploding potions. Very swish, very boom. I recommend them."
- Astan, Ex-Fencer
A melee combat Weapon Skill, that uses weapons that consist of a "piercing/jabbing" action. Fencing weapons are generally lightweight and a quick to strike. It is the best melee class available for use with Poisoning.
The damage for most fencing weapons is calculated predominately with few dice where as Swordsmanship is predominately calculated with more dice (2-3). Thus fencing has a more varied damage distribution.
- The weapons can be poisoned
- Has the fastest and highest damage-over-time two-handed weapon (Short Spear)
- No stamina drain bonus attack that Mace Fighting has
- Not the hardest hitting weapon class
Short Spear is the fastest hitting two-handed weapon, and also has the highest damage-over-time for two-handed weapons
Spear is a little slower than the Short Spear, but has a chance to hit harder
Kryss is the fastest and highest damage-over-time single-handed fencing weapon
War Fork is a fast and high damage single handed weapon