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The fact that it deals much more damage than the spear, or the literally named "forked polearm" ([[spetum]]), is rather curious, historically speaking. A trident's three tines may have inspired the DevTeam to give them 3d4 damage, as though striking with three daggers ot once; this is largely incorrect. The fact that it does not use the [[polearm]] skill, and moreover, that the description "forked polearm" doesn't belong to it, as it would far more accurately describe a military fork, is similarly quite curious.
 
The fact that it deals much more damage than the spear, or the literally named "forked polearm" ([[spetum]]), is rather curious, historically speaking. A trident's three tines may have inspired the DevTeam to give them 3d4 damage, as though striking with three daggers ot once; this is largely incorrect. The fact that it does not use the [[polearm]] skill, and moreover, that the description "forked polearm" doesn't belong to it, as it would far more accurately describe a military fork, is similarly quite curious.
   
[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Trident Tridents] exist in canonical [[D&D]], where they dealt 1d8 base damage versus opponents, but have a lower critical hit multiplier, meaning it was, in fact, worse than the similar 1d8 [http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Spear long spear], insofar as raw damage. As in NetHack, ''however'', they were a one-handed weapon; this meant that a trident user could still have the added benefit of a shield, or the versatility of an off-hand weapon. The trident's 1d8, for a one-handed weapon, was still better than the 1d6 of the one-handed [http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Shortspear short spear].
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[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Trident Tridents] exist in canonical [[D&D]], where they dealt 1d8 base damage versus opponents, but have a lower critical hit multiplier, meaning it was, in fact, worse than the similar 1d8 [http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Spear long spear], insofar as raw damage. As in NetHack, ''however'', they were a one-handed weapon; this meant that a trident user could still have the added benefit of a shield, or the versatility of an off-hand weapon. The trident's 1d8, for a one-handed weapon, was still better than the 1d6 of one-handed the [http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Shortspear short spear].
   
 
== Trident skill ==
 
== Trident skill ==
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