Short Swords are one-handed swords with a short blade which deal piercing damage. They are often used by thieves and assassins, as they are easy to conceal. The base Short Sword deals 1d6 damage with a speed factor of 3. In classic Baldur's Gate this weapon falls under the Small Swords proficiency; in all other games, it falls under the Short Sword proficiency. This item appears in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. It can be bought from most weapon stores.
As Short Swords deal piercing rather than slashing damage, they are the only type of sword that is unable to damage enemies - for example, slimes - that are immune to piercing damage.
The Black PitsEdit
- Thardek (×10)
|“||The short sword is the first type of sword to come into existence. In the simplest of terms, a short sword can be considered a dagger with a blade so long it can no longer be called a dagger. The term short sword does not exist in sword classifications. However, it has come to be used to describe a double-edged blade about two feet in length. The sword tip is usually pointed, ideal for thrusting.||”|