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Questions tagged [melee]

For questions about melee combat.

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Best Way to Weaponize Malleable Golems

There is a race of golems that can Change their shape at will (although not their color) Manipulate objects within their body Change their hardness between modeling clay soft and rock hard The ...
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Melee combat in futuristic setting? [closed]

How do I make melee combats with swords and shield more viable in a futuristic setting, where laser/plasma weapons exist? (Assuming the combatants are durable enough to take a few shots before being ...
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What melee weapon should winged humans use? [duplicate]

So currently in my fantasy universe 2 races are at war, the Anglar and the Darus. Info: Anglar: winged humans (basically Angels without holy powers). Darus: lizard people, they used to have wings ...
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What materials would we need to have melee weapons and body armor become the norm?

In a hypothetical scenario humans have discovered a new material that is decently expensive (not antimatter levels). Let's say it's slightly cheaper than gold. What properties would it need to have to ...
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Could a non-newtonian armor coupled with a dampening fabric stop bullets but not melee weapons and arrows/bolts? [duplicate]

In a futuristic setting, nations have invented a way to create armor just a bit heavier than cloth. This would be worn like chainmail and would be available widely. I am looking for a way to make this ...
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The need for melee troops

In a civilization I'm making, there are two separate groups of people - namely one with the ability to use technology (tech that runs on a chemical in the user's blood) and those without (a small ...
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Ninja versus the Alien Invasion! [closed]

What would make ninja valuable in defending humanity from an alien invasion? Imagine a scenario like that of XCOM (old or new), Xenonauts, Phoenix Point, or other various Alien Invasion stories: the ...
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Martial arts fighting style for my spellswords? [closed]

There is a kingdom in my world. Scholars of said kingdom discover Skycite: a crystal-like metal. Swords made with this material are indestructible and, with some training in magic, users can ...
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Modern soldiers carry axes instead of combat knives. Why?

In my alternative history story, taking place at the end of the 20th century, one country has an army with platoons of airborne scouts. But unlike modern special forces they don't use combat knives as ...