Survivor Throwback Polearms- GLAIVE IS THE POINTIEST STICK!

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
h/t @The Glen

This thread is inspired by the prior threads on the core classes, the core races, the core alignments, and feats - and, more specifically, in honor of some of the deep dives into history we've had on the board recently, we're doing a pure throwback to the days when people cared about weapon differentiation and, um, the size of your polearm (okay, that's the last time I'll make that joke, probably). Hat tip to the Glen for making this suggestion!

IMPORTANT NOTE- DOWNVOTES ARE ONLY WORTH 2 IN THIS THREAD. BECAUSE REASONS, AND BECAUSE THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SEPTUM AND A VOULGE!

Each polearm starts with 20 points and you vote for one polearm you like which gets 1 point and a polearm you dislike which loses 2 points. It is intentional that a negative vote is worth more than a positive vote- first, you have to use the right polearm for the job. Second, because.

Upvotes are in green, downvotes are in in red (unless you are on your phone, and are unable to). Copy and paste the previous posters vote and change the numbers. You may vote once per day. This is an honor system, and we are all honorable gamers; please do not abuse it. If this means you vote once at night one day, and once the next morning - that's fine, but don't vote again until the following day.

This is purely a popularity contest and you do not have to explain an upvote or downvote, but feel free to- explanations are where the fun is! When downvotes reach 0 the polearm is eliminated (FATALITY!). Finally, if a polearm has one vote left, then you have to make the choice to use all of your downvotes to eliminate it; there is no vote splitting. In addition, you must split your vote- you can't upvote and downvote the same race (no "see" votes). And you have to use BOTH YOUR UPVOTE AND DOWNVOTE if you vote.


Two important points that you must read before voting-
1. This is a pure popularity contest, and is meant to be fun. You can cast your votes for whatever reason you want. Spite, irrational love/hate, gameplay mechanics, strategic voting, and so on is perfectly acceptable. Are you voting for lucern hammer because you thought, "Hey, it's a blunt weapon, my cleric can use it." It's all good! This vote does not affect anything in real life, and no polearm will be kicked out of history because of your vote. You can comment for the reasons for your vote, or not- up to you! But this is for enjoyment only.

2. This is a list of the pole arms as listed in Appendix T of 1e's unearthed arcana. This does not include combination pole arms (such as fauchard fork, or glaive-guisarme).



3. As always, the list is the list. If you have a complaint about the list, please direct it to /dev/null

Katana Just kidding! Katana can defeat all polearms!

Glaive WINNER WINNER KRULL IS INVITED FOR DINNER!

(Seriously- have to wonder how many people voted for this because they thought they could throw it!)


UPDATE- FATALITIES!

Spear #59 (math is hard- recognized in #61)
Pike #72
Lance #82
Spetum #99
Pole Cleaver #104
Awl Pike #123
Partisan #154
Military Fork #196
Bill Hook #213
Pole Axe #250
Guisarme #276
Ranseur #349
Bec de Corbin #388
Voulge #414
Lucern Hammer #428
Fauchard #445
Lochaber Axe #472
Bardiche #478
Halberd #487
 
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lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Awl Pike 20
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 20
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 20
Glaive 20
Guisarme 20
Halberd 20
Lance 18
Lochaber Axe 20
Lucern Hammer 21
Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 20
Pole Axe 20
Pole Cleaver 20
Ranseur 20
Spear 20
Spetum 20
Voulge 20

My cleric loved using a lucern hammer. Wait, what???????
 

Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
Awl Pike 20
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 20
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 20
Glaive 21 - It may not be the same as the one in Krull, but I still love the name.
Guisarme 20
Halberd 20
Lance 18
Lochaber Axe 20
Lucern Hammer 21

Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 20
Pole Axe 20
Pole Cleaver 20
Ranseur 20
Spear 20
Spetum 18 - And this one just sounds like a disgusting bodily function.
Voulge 20
 

rczarnec

Explorer
Awl Pike 20
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 20
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 20
Glaive 22
Guisarme 20
Halberd 20
Lance 18
Lochaber Axe 20
Lucern Hammer 21
Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 20
Pole Axe 20
Pole Cleaver 18
Ranseur 20
Spear 20
Spetum 18
Voulge 20
 

jasper

Rotten DM
Awl Pike 20
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 20
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 20
Glaive 22
Guisarme 20
Halberd 20
Lance 18
Lochaber Axe 20
Lucern Hammer 21 +1 = 22
Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 20 -2 = 18 only a piker would use one
Pole Axe 20
Pole Cleaver 18
Ranseur 20
Spear 20
Spetum 18
Voulge 20
 

mortwatcher

Explorer
Awl Pike 20
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 20
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 20
Glaive 22
Guisarme 20
Halberd 20
Lance 18
Lochaber Axe 21
Lucern Hammer 22
Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 18
Pole Axe 20
Pole Cleaver 18
Ranseur 20
Spear 18
Spetum 18
Voulge 20
 

CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
Awl Pike 20
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 20+1=21
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 20
Glaive 22
Guisarme 20
Halberd 20
Lance 18
Lochaber Axe 21
Lucern Hammer 22
Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 18
Pole Axe 20
Pole Cleaver 18
Ranseur 20
Spear 18-2=16
Spetum 18
Voulge 20
 

Tonguez

Adventurer
Awl Pike 20
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 21
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 21 all those bits musta ben good for something
Glaive 22
Guisarme 20
Halberd 20
Lance 18
Lochaber Axe 21
Lucern Hammer 22
Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 18
Pole Axe 20
Pole Cleaver 18
Ranseur 20
Spear 16
Spetum 16
Voulge 20
 

Charlaquin

Goblin Queen
Awl Pike 20
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 22 I prefer to call it a Crow’s Beak, but either way, it has a cool name.
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 21
Glaive 22
Guisarme 20
Halberd 20
Lance 18
Lochaber Axe 21
Lucern Hammer 22
Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 18
Pole Axe 18 Get outa here with your misleading etymology!
Pole Cleaver 18
Ranseur 20
Spear 16
Spetum 16
Voulge 20[/COLOR]
 

Salthorae

Imperial Mountain Dew Taster
Awl Pike 20
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 22+1=23 - I agree, best name ;)
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 21
Glaive 22
Guisarme 20
Halberd 20
Lance 18
Lochaber Axe 21
Lucern Hammer 22
Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 18
Pole Axe 18
Pole Cleaver 18-2=16 - uhh..?
Ranseur 20
Spear 16
Spetum 16
Voulge 20

@lowkey13 - where is the Katana's big brother to beat the rest of these guys up? Naginata is over there crying in the corner because he didn't even get included.

Like always, his cooler younger brother gets all the attention even without being included! :p
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
@lowkey13 - where is the Katana's big brother to beat the rest of these guys up? Naginata is over there crying in the corner because he didn't even get included.

Like always, his cooler younger brother gets all the attention even without being included! :p
:)

I always try to use an independent source for the list; in this case, it was Appendix T of UA.

Besides, including Naginata wouldn't be fair to the other polearms. ;)
 

Zio_the_dark

The dark one :)
Awl Pike 20
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 24 - I like it too
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 21
Glaive 22
Guisarme 20
Halberd 20
Lance 16 - Too classical
Lochaber Axe 21
Lucern Hammer 22
Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 18
Pole Axe 18
Pole Cleaver 16
Ranseur 20
Spear 16
Spetum 16
Voulge 20
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Awl Pike 20
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 24
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 21
Glaive 22
Guisarme 20
Halberd 18 had to downvote something, and it wasn’t gonna be one of the weapons with a dumb name!
Lance 16
Lochaber Axe 21
Lucern Hammer 22
Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 18
Pole Axe 18
Pole Cleaver 16
Ranseur 20
Spear 17 - ya gotta be fricken kiddin me. People downvoted the damn spear!?
Spetum 16
Voulge 20
 

Yardiff

Explorer
Awl Pike 20
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 24
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 21
Glaive 22
Guisarme 20
Halberd 18
Lance 16
Lochaber Axe 21
Lucern Hammer 22
Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 18
Pole Axe 18
Pole Cleaver 16
Ranseur 20+1=21
Spear 17-2=15
Spetum 16
Voulge 20
 

Tallifer

Adventurer
Awl Pike 18
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 25
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 21
Glaive 22
Guisarme 20
Halberd 18
Lance 16
Lochaber Axe 21
Lucern Hammer 22
Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 18
Pole Axe 18
Pole Cleaver 16
Ranseur 21
Spear 5

Spetum 16
Voulge 20
 

Gradine

Archivist
Awl Pike 18
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 25
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 21
Glaive 22
Guisarme 20
Halberd 18
Lance 16
Lochaber Axe 21
Lucern Hammer 22
Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 16 - It doesn't even have an Awl!
Pole Axe 18
Pole Cleaver 16
Ranseur 22
Spear 5
Spetum 16
Voulge 20
 

akr71

Explorer
Awl Pike 18
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 25
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 21
Glaive 22
Guisarme 20
Halberd 18
Lance 16
Lochaber Axe 22
Lucern Hammer 22
Military Fork 20
Partisan 20
Pike 16
Pole Axe 18
Pole Cleaver 16
Ranseur 22
Spear 3
Spetum 16
Voulge 20
 

Tonguez

Adventurer
Awl Pike 18
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 25
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 21
Glaive 22
Guisarme 20
Halberd 18
Lance 16
Lochaber Axe 22
Lucern Hammer 22
Military Fork 18 thats a fork?
Partisan 20
Pike 16
Pole Axe 18
Pole Cleaver 16
Ranseur 22
Spear 15 Lets not cheat the Spear!
’Spetum 16
Voulge 20
 

chrisrtld

Explorer
Awl Pike 18
Bardiche 20
Bec de Corbin 25
Bill Hook 20
Fauchard 21
Glaive 22
Guisarme 21
Halberd 18
Lance 14
Lochaber Axe 22
Lucern Hammer 22
Military Fork 18
Partisan 20
Pike 16
Pole Axe 18
Pole Cleaver 16
Ranseur 22
Spear 15
’Spetum 16
Voulge 20
 

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