Weapon size relates to the size of the weapon in comparison to that of the creature wielding it. The size of the weapon seems to have no effect its reach---the distance required to engage in melee combat; that is, a character wielding a spear and a character armed with a kukri must both be essentially the same distance from the target to attack.
Size Restrictions Edit
- A weapon three sizes larger than the character cannot be wielded.
- A weapon two sizes larger than the character can be wielded two-handed only with the monkey grip feat.
- A weapon one size larger than the character can be wielded two-handed normally or one-handed with the monkey grip feat.
- A weapon the same size as the character can either be wielded one-handed (with a shield or dual-wielding) or two-handed (nothing in the off-hand).
- A weapon at least one size smaller than the wielder must be wielded with one hand. It is also considered a light weapon, as are Unarmed strikes.
Ranged Weapon Restrictions Edit
- Bows must be wielded two-handed, regardless of their size.
- Thrown weapons may not be dual-wielded, regardless of their size.
Weapon List by Size Edit
- Obsidian has stated that the DnD 3.5 weapon size rules are not used in NWN2. "There are no 'small' longswords, for example. A gnome or halfling using a longsword must use it two-handed."