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Heavy weapons are a class of melee weapons that rely on sheer force to inflict bone-breaking damage. Though slow and unwieldy in the wrong hands, they compensate for this flaw through the tremendous power they deliver. Due to such weapons being heavy and easily visible, they were not commonly utilized by Assassins who valued speed, secrecy and stealth. The great strength demanded by such weapons ensured that they were historically fielded to specialized heavy soldiers such as Brutes and grenadiers rather than units of lesser build. 

Description

As it name suggests, a heavy weapon is any large weapon whose considerable weight requires an average human to wield with both hands to use effectively. While cumbersome, its great size and weight ensures that successful attacks can be devastating to its targets. Heavy weapons are designed to overwhelm through its mighty power and force, smashing through the defenses of its enemies. When swung with sufficient strength, they are able to break through attempts to parry with smaller weapons, and opponents caught under the full weight of the blow may drop their weapons or collapse to the ground entirely.[1][2][3]

Their major drawback lies in their immense weight which generally results in slower swings that can more easily be evaded by lighter and more agile opponents.[4][1][5] Nevertheless, certain professional warriors, such as the poleaxe guards of the Ming dynasty of China, have been able to overcome this usual setback with their training and strength.[6]

History

Heavy weapons have been utilized by warriors throughout history. During the Third Crusade, Crusaders such as the Templars Basilisk and Haras and the Hospitaller "Lazy Eye" favored greatswords in combat.[4][7][8] In the first case, the Templar leader's reliance on his gargantuan weapon proved to be his undoing, as his adversary, the Master Assassin Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad defeated him in single combat three times by exploiting his sluggish maneuvers.[4] The Cypriot religious zealot Moloch, an ally of the Templars, more uniquely wielded a heavy flail in his mortal duel against Altaïr at Kantara Castle in 1192, but he too was felled by the Assassin's superior mobility.[9]

Centuries later during the Renaissance, heavy weapons were a staple of Italian armies, particularly mercenaries. Soldiers specifically trained for the use of heavy weapons were known as Brutes . The legendary Italian Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze for much of his life found it challenging to slip through the defenses of opponents wielding heavy weapons using a conventional sword.[1][10] Instead, to execute counter-attacks against such foes, he was often, but not always,[10] forced to rely on his Hidden Blades—which his enemies were generally not trained to defend against—heavy weapons of his own, or polearms of superior reach. He was, however, exceptionally adept at disarming Brutes with his bare hands.[1][2] Late in his life, during his time in Constantinople, his skills had been refined to such a degree that he no longer struggled to counter enemies employing heavy weapons with a short sword or dagger.[7]

In the 18th century, grenadiers, specialized soldiers in charge of lobbing grenades and leading assaults, were regular units of European armies. Given their muscular stature—as they were invariably chosen from among the strongest of soldiers—they were commonly equipped with heavy weapons. By this period, greatswords had become obsolete, and most heavy weapons took the form of giant naval axes. Grenadiers generally wielded Hessian axes or a variant thereof which were designed for the dual purpose of combat and felling trees. As such, they were also heavily favored by frontiersmen during the European colonial period of America. The enormous strength of typical grenadiers and frontiersmen meant that they were able to wield these great axes with one hand in combat.[5]

Though their methods and combat arts heavily favor agility, swiftness, and evasion and brute force combat is discouraged, the Assassins throughout history did not actively shun heavy weapons, and some of their agents wielded greatswords and giant axes as their main weapons.[2][7][11]

Combat techniques

Ezio killing a Brute with an axe

Italian soldiers, be they Brutes or mercenaries, were trained to perform a technique commonly called a Smash Attack, so called because the goal of this move was to overwhelm an opponent through the brutal force of a powerful swing. To perform this technique, one has to wind up his weapon with two hands, channeling his strength, before releasing the attack in one fell swoop with all his might. Upon impact, the enemy should buckle under the massive blow, possibly even loosing grip of his weapon or his balance. However, the long build-up time for the proper execution of this maneuver, as well as the wide sweeping swing, ensures that a combatant preparing for it would render himself highly vulnerable to being interrupted by an enemy strike.[1][2][3]

In this respect, the Smash Attack closely resembles the Strong Attack, a generic name for a slow, but powerful, strike with any melee weapon of any size.[11] However, the Smash Attack differs in its emphasis on crashing through an enemy's defenses entirely and stunning them,[1] an objective more akin to a Staggering Blow.[11]

The Smash Attack was taught to Ezio by his uncle Mario Auditore though he would rarely rely on it given his preference for medium weapons instead.[1] During his time in Rome and Constantinople, Ezio was apt to use a different technique with heavy weapons entirely: that of throwing them directly at targets from as far as ten meters away.[2][7]

Weapon statistics

Peloponnesian War (5th century BCE)

Heavy blunts

Name Rarity DPS (Max Lvl 99) Attributes Availability
Archer's Mace Rare 7469 ?? Complete Waiting for Galarnos
Argos Priest Mace Rare 7469 +23% Hunter Damage
+50% Adrenaline on Headshot Kill
Complete The Priests of Asklepios.
Atlantean Mace Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Bludgeon Mace Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Boeotian Rhapsody Epic 7829 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Adrenaline per Hit
+ % All Damage
Loot a chest at the Akropolis of Thebes
Bone Mace Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Ceremonial Mace Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Champion's Mace Rare 7469 ?? Complete Legend No More
Cursed Mace of Herakles** Legendary 8257 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
Tamed beasts deal Fire Damage
Defeat Herakles
Dumontos' Kolossos Mace Epic 7829 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Damage on Animals
+ % Damage on Athenian Soldiers
Loot a chest at Lake Poseidon
Forged Mace of the Isu** Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Giant Mace Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Hammer of Hemorrhaging* Epic 7829 +24% Warrior Damage
+50% CRIT Damage
+20% Damage with Overpower Abilities
Complete Again, Maláka?!
Hammer of Hephaistos Legendary 8257 +25% Warrior Damage
+40% Fire Damage
+25% Elemental Damage but -25% Physical Damage
Defeat the cyclops Arges
Hammer of Horns Legendary 8257 +25% Warrior Damage
+30% Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
+30% Elemental Damage but -30% Elemental Resistance
Helix Store, Oikos of the Olympians
Hammer of Jason Legendary 8257 +25% Warrior Damage
+30% Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
+20% Damage with Shield Break Ability
Loot legendary chest in Mycenae
Hammerhead Legendary 8257 +19% Warrior Damage
+14% Damage with Overpower Abilities
+30% Damage while Low Health
-25% Cooldown Duration for All Abilities
Purchase Shark Pack DLC
Heavy Mace Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Herakles' Mace Legendary 8257 +25% Hunter Damage
+30% Adrenaline per Hit
+40% Damage with Bows when Above Target
Loot legendary chest in the Temple of Demeter and Kore
Isu-Forged Assassin's Mace** Legendary 8257 +25% Assassin Damage
+30% Damage with Daggers
Reduce all Cooldowns by 10% on Assassin Ability Kill
Use the Forge of Atlantis
Isu-Forged Hunter's Mace** Legendary 8257 +25% Hunter Damage
+30% Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
Basic Arrows Damage applies to Nearby Enemies
Use the Forge of Atlantis
Isu-Forged Warrior's Mace** Legendary 8257 +25% Warrior Damage
+30% Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
Melee Attack Damage applies to Nearby Enemies
Use the Forge of Atlantis
Kolossos Mace Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Mace of Atlantis Epic 7829 ?? Complete The Gates of Atlantis
Mace of Chalkis Rare 7469 ?? Complete Sharp Tongue
Mace of Justice Rare 7469 +23% Warrior Damage
+30% Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
Complete Witness Him
Mace of the Rebellion** Epic 7829 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Damage on Isu
+ % Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
Complete Free Their Minds, the Rest Will Follow
Mace of the Sphinx Epic 7829 + % Assassin Damage
+ % Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
+ % Fire Damage
Complete Awaken the Myth
Mallet of Everlasting Flame Legendary 8257 +15% Warrior Damage
+20% Fire Damage
Weapon Damage becomes Fire Damage
Defeat the mercenary with the suffix "the Smoldering"
Markos' Tenderizer Epic 7829 ?? Loot a chest in Aristocratic Residences
Meatgrinder Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Minotaur Mace Rare 7469 + % Assassin Damage
+ % CRIT Damage while Full Health
Complete What Lies Below the Surface
Monger's Dominator** Epic 7829 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
+ % Adrenaline per CRIT
Defeat The Monger
Morning Star Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Nemean Claws Legendary 8257 +25% Warrior Damage
+50% Damage on Animals
Purchase Nemean Lion Pack DLC
Ornate Mace Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Plunder Mace Rare 7469 +23% Assassin Damage
+30% Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
Complete We're Not Thieves
Poultry Pestle Epic 7829 ?? Loot a chest at Alektryon's Rest
Ritual Mace Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Self-Defense Mace Rare 7469 ?? Complete Takes Drachmae to Make Drachmae
Sledgehammer Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Testikles' Nutcracker** Epic 7829 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Damage on Spartan Soldiers
+ % Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
Defeat Testikles
Testiklos' Nutcracker Epic 7829 +20% Warrior Damage
+32% Adrenaline per CRIT
+24% Adrenaline per Hit
Defeat Testiklos the Nut
The Rearranger Rare 7469 +15% Warrior Damage
+24% Fire Damage
Ubisoft Club
The Roar Unending* Legendary 8257 +25% Warrior Damage
+10% All Damage
+20% Damage with Fury of the Bloodline Ability
Defeat The Immortals
Typhon's Mace Legendary 8257 +25% Assassin Damage
+30% Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
+20% Damage with Charged Heavy Attack Ability
Defeat Exekias
Wooden Mace Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829

*Only available after downloading Legacy of the First Blade
**Only available after downloading The Fate of Atlantis

Heavy blades

Name Rarity DPS (Max Lvl 99) Attributes Availability
Alkibiades' Axe Rare 7469 + % Assassin Damage
+ % Damage with Heavy Bladed Weapons
Complete Handle with Care
Ancient Axe Rare 7469 + % Warrior Damage
+ % All Damage
Blacksmith, Loot
Arkalochori Axe Rare 7469 + % Hunter Damage
+ % Adrenaline per Hit
Complete The Lost Arkalochori Axe
Astarte's Dull Axe Epic 7829 +24% Hunter Damage
+20% Warrior Damage
+50% CRIT Damage
Defeat mercenary Astarte the Swamp
Axe of Deprivation** Epic 7829 + % Warrior Damage
+ % Fire Damage
+ % Damage with Heavy Bladed Weapons
Complete Lost, but Not Forgotten
Axe of Trials Legendary 8257 +25% Warrior Damage
+20% Damage with Overpower Abilities
+20% CRIT Chance with Ring of Chaos Ability
Purchase Herakles Pack DLC
Battle Axe Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Berserk Axe Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Black Axe Epic 7829 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Broad Axe Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Bull's Chopper Epic 7829 +24% Warrior Damage
+40% Fire Damage
+20% Damage with Overpower Abilities
Defeat mercenary Edonos the Charging Bull
Ceremonial Axe Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Ceremonial Scythe Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Champion's Axe Epic 7829 + % Hunter Damage
+ % Damage with Heavy Bladed Weapons
Complete Legend No More
Crude Axe Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Elysian Axe Legendary 8257 + % Hunter Damage
+ % All Damage
+ % Damage with Rain of Destruction Ability
Defeat Polemon
Forged Halberd of the Isu** Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Gilded Scythe Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Golden Axe Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Hades' Executioner** Legendary 8257 + % Assassin Damage
+ % Fire Damage
CRIT Chance now affects Elemental Buildup
Defeat Hades
Harvest Axe Rare 7469 + % Hunter Damage
+ % Damage on Athenian Soldiers
Complete Fourth-Degree Burns
Harvest Scythe Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Judgment of the Lion* Legendary 8257 +25% Warrior Damage
+20% Damage with Overpower Abilities
10% Health Restored on successful Parry
Complete Leviathan's Maw
Klytaimnestra's Battle Axe** Epic 7829 ?? Defeat Iphigenia
Labrys Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Lone Wolf's Axe Epic 7829 +24% Hunter Damage
+30% Adrenaline per Hit
+30% Damage with Heavy Bladed Weapons
Defeat Abia the Shaded
Markos' Gift Epic 7829 + % Hunter Damage
+ % Warrior Damage
+ % CRIT Damage
Complete Markos's Fate
Minotaur's Labrys Legendary 2599 +15% Warrior Damage
+25% CRIT Damage
-1 Adrenaline Cost for Overpower Abilities
Defeat the Minotaur
Murder Axe Rare 7469 ?? ??
Mycenaean Axe Rare 7829 + % Warrior Damage
+ % CRIT Damage
Ubisoft Club
Order Soldier's Axe* Epic 7829 +24% Warrior Damage
+40% Adrenaline per CRIT
+50% CRIT Damage
Complete The Trap Is Set
Ornate Axe Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Paros Axe Rare 7469 + % Assassin Damage
+ % CRIT Damage
Complete Quarry Quandary
Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon Legendary 8257 +25% Assassin Damage
+30% Damage with Heavy Bladed Weapon
+25% Damage on Elites and Bosses
Defeat the cyclops Brontes
Ram Axe Rare 7469 +23% Warrior Damage
+40% Fire Damage
Purchase from Helix Store
Sam's Axe Rare 7469 +23% Warrior Damage
+30% Damage with Heavy Bladed Weapons
Ubisoft Club
Spartan Grain Scythe Rare 7469 + % Assassin Damage
+ % CRIT Damage
Complete A Godless Blight
Spiked Axe Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Rare 7469
Epic 7829
Stone Axe Common 7113 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
Swift Slayer Legendary 8257 +25% Warrior Damage
+30% Damage with Heavy Bladed Weapons
+50% Damage and Elemental Buildup after Parry
Helix Store
The Underbite Legendary 8257 +25% Hunter Damage
+50% Damage on Animals
+50% CRIT Damage but -10% CRIT Chance
Purchase Wild Boar Pack DLC
Twin-Blade Battle Axe Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829
War Scythe Rare 7469 (Randomised) Blacksmith, Loot
Epic 7829

*Only available after downloading Legacy of the First Blade
**Only available after downloading The Fate of Atlantis

Ptolemaic Egypt (1st century BCE)

Heavy blunts

Name Rarity Quality (Max Level 55) Damage (Max Level 55) Attributes Availability
Bone-Cracker Rare 117 532 Adrenaline on Kill III
Adrenaline Regeneration I
Nomad's Bazaar
Boredom Bane Common 113 528 Adrenaline on Kill I Blacksmith, Loot
Bronze Bludgeon Common 114 528 Adrenaline on Kill II Blacksmith, Loot
Copper Mace Legendary 122 535 Adrenaline on Kill IV
Combo Multiplier I
Health on Hit
Blacksmith, Loot
Diamond Exchange Common 115 532 Adrenaline on Kill II Blacksmith, Loot
Eye of Apep Legendary 121 532 Adrenaline on Kill II
Critical Hit Damage III
Poison on Hit
Desert Cobra Pack DLC
Eye of Ra Legendary 121 532 Adrenaline on Kill III
Adrenaline on Hurt II
On Fire
Helix Store, Nomad's Bazaar
Face-Breaker Rare Adrenaline on Kill I
Adrenaline Regeneration II
Monster Energy promotion
Fanged Mace Legendary 122 692 Adrenaline on Kill II
Critical Hit Damage III
Health on Kill
Purchase the Far Cry Primal Pack
Festus' Thunder Ball Common 115 528 Adrenaline on Kill III Blacksmith, Loot
Glowing Mace Legendary 123 535 Adrenaline on Kill III
Combo Multiplier III
Health for Critical
First Civilization Pack
Gruesome Mattock Rare 117 535 Adrenaline on Kill II
Bleeding on Hit I
Blacksmith, Loot
Headache Remedy Legendary 123 Adrenaline on Kill III
Adrenaline on Hurt II
Sleep on Hit
Blacksmith, Loot
Keeper of Harmony** Legendary 122 535 Adrenaline on Kill I
Critical Hit Damage IV
Health on Hit
Complete The King of Kings
LOLCAT Legendary Adrenaline on Kill IV
Critical Hit Rate I
Health on Hit
Purchase the Wacky Items Pack
Nomad's Bazaar
Mace Common 114 532 Adrenaline on Kill I Blacksmith, Loot
Minoan Poppy Pin Common 115 535 Adrenaline on Kill I Blacksmith, Loot
No Borders Legendary 125 838 Adrenaline on Kill II
Adrenaline on Hurt III
Cursed
Nomad's Bazaar
Sharur Rare Adrenaline on Kill III
Critical Hit Rate I
Kill the commander of Fort Boubastos
Skull-Breaker Rare 116 532 Adrenaline on Kill III
Adrenaline Regeneration I
Purchase the Tribal Pack.
Spade of all Trades Common 114 532 Adrenaline on Kill I Blacksmith, Loot
Sycamore Rare 116 532 Adrenaline on Kill I
Critical Hit Rate II
Uplay
The Uab Block Common 115 532 Adrenaline on Kill II Blacksmith, Loot

**Only available after downloading The Curse of the Pharaohs

Heavy blades

Name Rarity Quality (Max Level 55) Damage (Max Level 55) Attributes Availability
Battleaxe Common 114 532 Adrenaline on Hurt II Blacksmith, Loot
Bronze Axe Common Adrenaline on Hurt I Blacksmith, Loot
Bronze Epsilon Axe Common 115 539 Adrenaline on Hurt I Blacksmith, Loot
Crescent Axe Common 115 532 Adrenaline on Hurt III Blacksmith, Loot
Crocodile's Fang Rare 118 536 Adrenaline on Hurt II
Bleeding on Hit III
Ubisoft Club
Cutting Axe Rare 118 539 Adrenaline on Hurt II
Critical Hit Damage II
Blacksmith, Loot
Divide et Impera Legendary 123 539 Adrenaline on Hurt III
Combo Multiplier III
Health on Hit
Purchase the Roman Centurion Pack.
Fan Axe Rare 116 532 Adrenaline on Hurt III
Combo Multiplier I
Blacksmith, Loot
Forlorn Hope Legendary 122 539 Adrenaline on Hurt III
Combo Multiplier II
Sleep on Hit
Purchase the Nightmare Pack.
Headsplitter Legendary 123 Adrenaline on Hurt III
Adrenaline on Kill II
Low Health Critical
Kill The Hill
Labrys Legendary 123 539 Adrenaline on Hurt II
Adrenaline Regeneration IV
Health on Kill
Purchase the Gladiator Items Pack.
Leviathan Legendary 121 Adrenaline on Hurt II
Adrenaline Regeneration I
Health Gain on Kill
Defeat the Gallic brothers Diovicos and Viridovix at the Krokodilopolis Arena
Medusa Rare 118 536 Adrenaline on Hurt IV
Adrenaline on Kill I
Complete The Smugglers of Cyrene
Mushussu Legendary Adrenaline on Hurt III
Critical Hit Damage III
Sleep on Hit
Helix Store, Nomad's Bazaar
Nebuchadnezzar's Wrath Legendary Adrenaline on Hurt IV
Critical Hit Rate II
Health for Critical
Nomad's Bazaar
Palmette Carver** Legendary 123 582 Adrenaline on Hurt III
Adrenaline on Kill III
Health on Kill
Eliminate the Relentless One
Sahalin Axe Legendary 126 845 Adrenaline on Hurt III
Critical Hit Damage III
Cursed
Purchase the For Honor Pack.
Scalloped Head Axe Common 113 532 Adrenaline on Hurt I Blacksmith, Loot
Serpent Axe Legendary 123 539 Adrenaline on Hurt IV
Bleeding on Hit II
Poison on Hit
Blacksmith, Loot
Shark Fin Legendary Adrenaline on Hurt II
Critical Hit Rate III
On Fire
Helix Store, Nomad's Bazaar
Sharp Cut Common 114 532 Adrenaline on Hurt II Blacksmith, Loot
Tooth of Sobek* Legendary 122 539 Adrenaline on Hurt III
Adrenaline Regeneration II
Instant Charging
Assassinate the Shadow of the North.

*Only available after downloading The Hidden Ones
**Only available after downloading The Curse of the Pharaohs

Anglo-Saxon England (9th century)

Great Swords

Name Class Max Attack Max Speed Max Impact Max CRIT-PRC Availability
Carolingian Longsword Bear Loot chest in Forest Hideout, East Anglia
Doppelhander Raven Bought from merchants for 390 silver
Excalibur Bear Collect all Treasures of Britain and place them at Myrddin's Cave, Hampshire
Royal Sword Wolf Purchase the Premium Starter Pack
Saint George's Holy Sword Bear Defeat the champion at Deva Victrix
Scimitar Bear
Surtr Sword Bear Purchase the Hel's Damnation Pack
Swordfish Wolf Complete all Fishing Hut deliveries

Hammers

Name Class Max Attack Max Speed Max Impact Max CRIT-PRC Availability
Blacksmith's Hammer Bear Loot chest in Bodilsburg Garrison, Lunden
Mjölnir Bear Retrieve from Hordafylke after collecting Thor's Set
Mournful Cry Wolf Purchase the Draugr Pack
Ohkwá:ri Club Bear Bought in Vinland
Ukonvasara Wolf Purchase for 350 Helix Credits
War Hammer Raven Loot chest in Marauder's Den, Rygjafylke

Norse-Gaelic Ireland (9th century)

Great Swords

Name Class Max Attack Max Speed Max Impact Max CRIT-PRC Availability
Egyptian Khopesh Bear Traded for in Dublin, Ireland

Spanish Renaissance (15th century)

Name Tier Damage Speed Miss Chance Modifiers Requirements
Zweihander 24-39 2.00 3% +3% Critical Chance 1,200 R
15 Copper Ore
15 Tin Ore
Longsword 26-37 2.00 3% +5 Defense 1,200 R
10 Copper Ore
10 Tin Ore
Greatsword ★★ 86-101 2.00 3% +20% Critical Bonus 6,000 R
75 Iron Ore
75 Tanned Leather
Fine Zweihander ★★ 78-104 2.00 3% +5% Critical Chance 4,000 R
50 Iron Ore
50 Leather Scraps
1 Zweihander
Fine Longsword ★★ 84-98 2.00 3% +5 Defense
+5 Health
3,600 R
40 Iron Ore
40 Leather Scraps
1 Longsword
Claymore ★★★ 240-285 2.00 3% +25 Defense
+10 Health
13,500 R
125 Steel Ingot
125 Silver Ingot
Fine Greatsword ★★★ 230-280 2.00 3% +2% Critical Chance
+30% Critical Bonus
10,000 R
125 Steel Ingot
125 Hardened Leather
1 Greatsword
Spada Lunga ★★★★ 675-720 2.00 3% +30% Critical Bonus 28,000 R
225 Toledo Steel
225 Steel Ingot
Master Claymore ★★★★ 670-710 2.00 3% +50 Defense
+25 Health
21,000 R
200 Toledo Steel
200 Silver Ingot
1 Claymore
Resolute Great Sword ★★★★★ 3.3k-3.4k 2.00 3 % +145 Defense
+95 Health
+50% Critical Bonus
150,000 R
120 Gold Ingot
85 Fine Silk
1 Malachite
Sweeping Spada Lunga ★★★★★ 3.7k-3.8k 2.00 3% +50 Critical Bonus 150,000 R
120 Gold Ingot
85 Fine Silk
1 Cinnabar
Drachen Sword ★★★★★ 5.3-5.7k 2.00 3% +75% Critical Bonus 300,000 R
240 Gold Ingot
170 Fine Silk
1 Ancient Tablet
Paladin's Blade ★★★★★ 5.1k-5.3k 2.00 3% +245 Defense
+285 Health
+50% Critical Bonus
300,000 R
240 Gold Ingot
170 Fine Silk
1 Ancient Tablet

Italian Renaissance (16th century)

Name Damage Speed Deflect Cost Availability
Bearded Axe 2 3 4 7000ƒ Sequence 2
Bastard Sword 3 4 3 12400ƒ Sequence 6
Stocco 3 5 5 17000ƒ Sequence 7
Spadone 5 4 4 26100ƒ Renovate 10 blacksmiths
Bartolomeo's Axe 3 2 5 N/A Complete all Mercenary guild challenges
Spada Lunga 4 5 3 N/A Complete Blacksmith shop quest

Ottoman Empire (16th century)

Name Damage Speed Deflect Cost Availability
Bearded Axe 2 3 4 8050 Akce.png

8050 Akce.png

8050 Akce.png

Sequence 2
Merovingian Axe 1 5 5
French Bastard Sword 3 4 3 14260 Akce.png

14260 Akce.png

14260 Akce.png

Sequence 4
Condottiero Axe 3 2 5 23460 Akce.png

23460 Akce.png

23460 Akce.png

Sequence 6
Prussian Longsword 3 5 5 30015 Akce.png

30015 Akce.png

30015 Akce.png

Sequence 7
Broadsword 5 4 4 N/A Complete all Mercenary Guild challenges
Almogavar Axe 5 5 5 N/A Complete "The Champion, Part 1" memory

American Revolution

Name Damage Speed Combo Cost Availability
French Naval Axe 2 3 3 £750 Sequence 6
Hessian Axe 2 1 4 £3650 Sequence 6
Pirate Boarding Axe 5 4 2 N/A Sequence 7
Naval Axe 4 4 2 N/A Sequence 9
Boarding Axe 3 4 3 £7000 Sequence 9

Colonial Louisiana

Name Damage Speed Combo Chain-kill Cost
Naval Axe 4 2 4 2 10620 écu
Boarding Axe 5 3 3 3 27040 écu
Obsidian Axe 5 2 4 2 16310 écu
Macuahuitl 4 3 3 2 17000 écu

French Revolution

Name Level Damage Parry Speed Range Cost Modifiers Availability
Pickaxe 1 1 1 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Wooden Hammer 1 1 1 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Complete Murder Foretold
Bastard Sword ◆◆ 2 2 1 1 250₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Long Axe ◆◆ 2 2 1 1 250₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Claymore ◆◆ 2 2 1 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Complete The Body Politic
Bardiche ◆◆ 2 2 1 1 250₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Seaman's Axe ◆◆ 2 2 1 1 250₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Armorsplitter Axe ◆◆ 2 2 1.5 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Purchase Secrets of the Revolution Pack DLC
The People's Bardiche ◆◆ 2 2 1.5 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Purchase Revolutionary Armaments Pack DLC
Executioner's Double-Bladed Axe ◆◆ 2 2 1.5 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Purchase Revolutionary Armaments Pack DLC
Heavy Morningstar ◆◆◆ 3 3 1 1 1,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Great Sword ◆◆◆ 3 3 1 1 1,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Heavy Cleaver ◆◆◆ 3 3 1 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Collect all artifacts from Le Louvre
Round axe ◆◆◆ 3 3 1 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Long Sword ◆◆◆ 3 3 1 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Play Assassin's Creed: Unity companion
Flamberge ◆◆◆ 3 3 1 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Complete The Death of Philibert Aspairt
Swordstaff ◆◆◆◆ 4 4 1 1 5,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Spiked Battle Club ◆◆◆◆ 4 4 1 1 5,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Great Claymore ◆◆◆◆ 4 4 1 1 5,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Tanner's axe* ◆◆◆◆ 6 4 1 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Complete A Royal Hide
Officer's Round Axe ◆◆◆◆◆ 6 6 1 1 N/A Additional Damage: +25% Complete Cut the Middle Man
Heavy War Mace ◆◆◆◆◆ 6 6 1 1 25,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Viking's Remains ◆◆◆◆◆ 6 6 1 1 25,000₣ Additional damage: +25% N/A
Great Flamberge ◆◆◆◆◆ 6 6 1 1 25,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Officer's Bardiche ◆◆◆◆◆ 8 8 1 1 200,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A
Heavy Falchion ◆◆◆◆◆ 8 8 1 1 125,000₣ Additional Damage: +25% N/A

*Only available after downloading Dead Kings

Trivia

  • The maximum amount of combo hits with a heavy weapon is three. [citation needed]
Assassin's Creed II
  • Heavy weapons are not sold in stores, and Ezio Auditore cannot truly equip them. He may wield them by wrestling them from enemies or looting them off their corpses. However, he will lose a heavy weapon as soon as he performs a counter-attack as the weapon would become embedded in the enemy's corpse. Moreover, he will automatically drop it any time he sprints, grabs a ledge, completes a memory or a fight that was a phase of one, falls into water, or enters a hiding spot.
  • Ezio Auditore can disarm a weapon from Brutes in the first attempt, whereas it can take several attempts to disarm Elite or Leader guards.
  • Taunting is an effective method to disarm tougher guards such as Brutes or Papal Guards, as it makes them attack faster and gives Ezio more chances to disarm them.
  • Ezio is unable to disarm guards wielding one-handed melee weapons until he learns the tactic from his Uncle Mario at the Villa Auditore. However, the game considers the ability to disarm guards wielding heavy weapons to be a separate skill from disarming guards carrying one-handed weapons, and Ezio is able to do it from the very beginning of the game. One can see this for oneself in the memory in which Giovanni, Francesco, and Petruccio Auditore are wrongfully convicted of treason against Florence and hung. If, after Uberto Alberti tells the guards to kill Ezio, the player waits for one of the two heavy-weapon-wielding guards to attack Ezio, Ezio can disarm them and use their weapons to kill the guards. Killing all the guards or killing some and scaring the rest away will count as "escaping", and complete the mission on the spot as soon as the last guard flees or is killed.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  • Unlike in its prequel, heavy weapons are available for purchase at the shops of blacksmiths. They therefore can be equipped as primary weapons.
  • Brutes can no longer be disarmed in the first attempt in this game.
  • A heavy sheath, purchased from a tailor, is required for Ezio to equip heavy weapons as his primary weapon.
  • Upon wielding a heavy weapon, it replaces the space normally assigned to his medium weapon, although it cannot be used while on horseback or at the same time as the hidden gun as Ezio needs two hands to wield a heavy weapon.
    • Throwing a heavy weapon will leave Ezio with an empty weapon space which can be filled with weapons not purchasable at blacksmiths, such as the Scimitar or Florentine falchion. This allows Ezio to carry around much more powerful weapons than normal as early as memory sequence 3, until buying a new weapon or changing weapons at a blacksmith or the Tiber Island headquarters.
  • Although Ezio can no longer perform the Smash Attack, enemy guards still can, as well as allied mercenaries.
  • Assassin recruits below the rank of Assassino can wield heavy weapons, and although these are described as axes in the recruit's training interface, they can manifest themselves as two-handed swords as well.
  • Occasionally, whenever a heavy weapon is thrown at a guard that was in mid-air, through freerunning after pickpockets, it will stay in their head, and they will stand still. From then on, the guard will appear dead and won't attack Ezio, but when the Assassin removes his heavy weapon from the body, the weapon will fall to the ground and can be retrieved as usual.
  • Heavy weapons lack the ability to counter-attack other heavy or long weapon users, except during an execution or counter-kill animation. Despite this, long weapons retain the ability to counter other long or heavy weapons.
  • Heavy weapons no longer becomes lodged in enemies when counter-killing them, allowing Ezio to keep using them for the duration of the battle, unless they are thrown.
  • When attempting to throw a heavy weapon at Cesare Borgia at the memory Pax Romana, it will automatically miss since the player is required to destroy his armor and kill him by combat and using a medium, short, or a ranged weapon.
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  • Unlike in previous games, medium weapons can be used to counter heavy weapons.
  • Although listed as a heavy weapon, the Broadsword is wielded like a medium weapon. However the sound effects in kill animations is a mix of both medium and heavy weapon sounds.
  • Counter-steal cannot be performed while wielding a heavy weapon.
Assassin's Creed III
  • Heavy weapons, in the form of giant Hessian axes, are only wielded by grenadiers and frontiersmen, who cannot be countered or grabbed. Their regular attacks are slow and similar to Smash Attacks and cannot be countered; Connor will instead automatically dodge them when the command prompt for countering is pressed. This type of soldier can only be harmed when disarmed.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed: Rogue
  • Heavy weapons cannot be equipped as part of Edward or Shay's default loadouts. However, they can be found being used by grenadiers and used after they are defeated by the player. They do not visibly resemble any model found in Assassin's Creed III, but are identical to one another.

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