Spartan Weaponry

Spartan Weaponry is a mod which is designed to be a spritiual successor of sorts to old school mods such as Balkon's Weapons Mod. It adds a variety of swords, polearms, blunt and ranged weapons to the game.



Most of these weapons can be made from the five vanilla tool materials, and each type of weapon has different properties that help with combat in certain situations, such as extended reach, damage bonuses, etc.


There is now compatibility with these modded materials (as of beta-1.1):

Copper, Tin, Bronze, Steel, Silver, Invar, Platinum, Electrum, Nickel & Lead


What it has so far:

Basic Materials

To craft any weapon in the mod, you will need to make either a Handle or a Pole.

Recipes in spoiler tag below.

Handles can be crafted individually with a piece of string or 4 at a time using either leather or wool


The Leather in the above recipe can be substituted for Wool of any colour.

Poles can be crafted in a similar way.


And of course, the Wool in the Pole recipe can be substituted for Leather.


Bladed Weapons:


Fast attack speed, but low damage. Can be thrown at foes in a pinch.

Properties: Throwable



Stronger damage, but slightly slower attack speed.

Properties: Two-Handed I



High damage, extended reach and deals full damage to multiple foes. Unwieldy and slightly slow attack speed.

Properties: Reach I, Wide Attack & Two-Handed II



Faster attack speed, but deals fairly low damage. Does more damage to foes without chest armour.

Properties: Damage Bonus, Two-Handed I



Slightly faster attack speed, but deals slightly low damage. Does more damage to foes without chest armour.

Properties: Damage Bonus, Damage Absorption



Significantly faster attack speed, but deals quite low damage. Does significantly more damage to foes without any armour.

Properties: Damage Bonus, Damage Absorbption



Blunt Weapons:


Low damage but very cheap to craft.

Properties: None



Average damage for wood, though slightly slow. Can be crafted without the need of a crafting table. Can be upgraded to a Studded Club, for better damage.

Properties: Nauseous Blow




High Damage, but very slow to use. Can knock foes back further away.

Properties: Enhanced Knockback, Nauseous Blow



Average damage, but quite slow attack speed. Has 50% armour piercing damage.

Properties: Armour Piercing, Two-Handed I


Caestus (Greek-Roman leather knuckles)

Very fast attack speed, but also very low attack damage. Can be upgraded to the Studded Caestus for increased damage.

Properties: None



Polearm Weapons:


Slightly slow attack speed and slightly low damage, but the attack can hit foes from further away.

Properties: Reach I



High Damage, but quite slow attack speed. Has extended reach and can breach the foe's shield.

Properties: Shield Breach, Reach I, Two-Handed II



Slightly low attack damage and slightly slow attack speed. Has a longer reach than other polearms, such as the Spear.

Properties: Reach II, Two-Handed I



Average damage, but quite slow attack speed. Does extra damage when the user is riding a mob or entity like a Horse.

Properties: Reach I, Damage Bonus


Ranged Weapons:


An upgraded version of the vanilla Minecraft Bow. Has extra range and damage, but takes a bit longer to draw fully.



A ranged weapon with does significant damage, and has a better range than a Longbow. Needs to be loaded before every shot.

Uses Bolts as ammo. Bolts can also be tipped like Arrows can, as well as having Glowstone applied to them to make Spectral Bolts.



Throwing Knife

Throwing weapon which has average range and damage. Not recommended to use for melee fights.

Properties: Throwable, Damage Bonus (thrown)


Throwing Axe

Throwing weapon which has lower range but higher damage. Not recommended to use for melee fights.

Properties: Throwable, Damage Bonus (thrown)



Throwing weapon which has a long range and decent damage. Not recommended to use for melee fights.

Properties: Throwable, Damage Bonus (thrown)



Weapon Properties:

Each of the weapons (with the exceptions of the Quarterstaff, Caestus, Longbow and Crossbow) have various weapon properties to give you different strategic options during combat.



Weapons with this property can be thrown at foes, dealing the weapon's damage to the foe it hits. Applies to the Dagger, Throwing Knife, Throwing Axe and the Javelin.


Weapons with this property are rather cumbersome to carry around and are optimally used with both hands. Attempting to use any item in your offhand will result in a Mining Fatigue effect being inflicted to the player.

Two-Handed I will inflict Mining Fatigue II, while Two-Handed II will inflict Mining Fatigue III.

Applies to the Longsword (I), Katana (I), Greatsword (II), Warhammer (I), Halberd (II) and the Pike (I)

Damage Bonus

Inflicts bonus damage to foes, depending if they have certain armour equipped or not.

Applies to the Katana (2x to foes without Chestplate), Saber (Same as Katana),  Rapier (3x to foes without any armour) and the Lance (2x to foes while the user is riding something like a horse)

Damage Absorption

Absorbs 25% of weapon damage inflicted to the user as durability damage to the weapon.

Applies to the Saber and Rapier


Weapons with this property, due to their length, are able to hit foes from further away.

Reach II increases the hit distance even further.

Applies to the Greatsword (I), Spear (I), Halberd (I), Pike (II) and the Lance (I)

Wide Attack

Weapons with this property will inflict full attack damage to all targets that get hit by the sweep attack.

Applies to the Greatsword

Enhanced Knockback

Weapons with this property will knock foes further away.

Applies to the Hammer

Nauseous Blow

Inflicts the Nausea II effect on a foes the weapon hits for 5 seconds.

Applies to the Club and the Hammer

Armour Piercing

50% of the damage from a the weapon ignores the foe's armour.

Applies to the Warhammer

Shield Breach

Has a chance to make a foes shield unusable for a period of time, just like using an axe does.

Also works on Shields from other mods, like my own Spartan Shields.

Applies to the Halberd


Requires Java 8!


This mod is currently in Beta, as there will likely need to be more weapon balancing and fixes to be done before a full release.

If there are any issues you want me to know about, go here:


Modpack permissions:
Permission granted! No need to ask. If you have a interesting modpack including this in it, let me know! I would love to see it.


If you haven't already, check out my other mod, Spartan Shields!


Special thanks to xwerffx for most of the weapon art and ideas for the mod!



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    Sep 16, 2017
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