Talk:Gladius (4e Equipment)

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You can't get any more short sword-y than the gladius. It's the prototypical, mass-produced regular-old 1d6 short sword. Now it's a 2d4 heavy blade? Marasmusine (talk) 03:28, 8 June 2016 (MDT)

It's to reflect the increased power and precision over regular short swords. I would consider a regular short sword to be more like a uh, Spatha. Also, the 2D4 has a maximum damage of 8, but a higher average damage. The rapier has an average damage of 4.5 and it's not even a superior weapon in essentials.
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