The Sabre is a slashing melee weapon. The sabre isn't too much different from the sword, except that the blade on the sabre is more curved than the sword. The sabre also has a different, smoother handle. Press X to go in a marching stance, without being able to attack; press X again to leave marching stance. The sabre and sword will kill a healthy player in three strikes.
This weapon is only used by hussars, lancers, dragoons, all French, Polish, and Brunswick infantry, and partisan units as their gear are randomized. To increase damage, choose a cavalry regiment and get on your horse, then try to reach a high momentum with your horse, then just slash the enemy. It will lower their health to red (unless they were already damaged in which they die) if your horse was galloping at full speed.
You can prepare to swing by holding LMB (left mouse button). You can decide on which direction your character will swing by turning at a certain direction then slashing.
The sabre has four attack directions: right, left, across the chest (like blocking), up and down (stab).
To switch an attack direction, simply click on the respective portion of the screen (More info in the Attack Direction hyperlink above).
Pros & Cons
- Average damage (40% damage per strike)
- Can block with exceptional speed
- Low range, can be beaten by a stabbing weapon with longer range (bayonet, lance and pike) if the opponent can stay out of the sword's swing distance.
Known Bugs & Glitches
- If you quickly switch from being on a horse to being on the ground or vice versa, the sabre can get stuck in attack mode while hitting. Solve by switching to another item (if possible) or by getting on/off a horse again and slashing.
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|Ranged Weapons||Musket (Line Infantry) • Musket (Light Infantry) • Pistol • Musketoon • Rifle|
|Standard Melee Weapons||Sabre • Sword • Sapper's Axe • Lance|
|Militia Melee Weapons||Hand Axe • Knife • Pike • Sledgehammer • War Scythe • Branch|