Unarmed combat

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Unarmed combat occurs when a player or creature has no weapon equipped in one or more of their weapon hands.

Unarmed combat is a form of melee combat, but it uses natural body equipment, such as the player's \natural fist. Unarmed attacks also have no effective strength cap to penetration, meaning that creatures with very high strength can gain very high penetration and do significantly more damage than they could with most melee weapons. The Fist of the ape god.pngFist of the Ape God is one of the only non-unarmed cudgel weapons with similarly uncapped penetration potential.

Unarmed combat can be enhanced through a variety of means:

  • Learning the Cudgel skill and subskills. All unarmed attacks are considered cudgel attacks.
  • Starting with or obtaining the Carbide hand bones.pngcarbide hand bones cybernetic. This increases unarmed damage to ♥2d32-6 (Avg: 4).
  • Obtaining Fullerite hand bones.pngfullerite hand bones. This increases unarmed damage to ♥2d4+13-9 (Avg: 6).
  • Obtaining Crysteel hand bones.pngcrysteel hand bones. This increases unarmed damage to ♥3d43-12 (Avg: 7.5).
  • Gaining a fungal infection on the hands. Waxflab.pngwaxflab is the best for this purpose, as it increases unarmed damage to ♥2d32-6 (Avg: 4).
  • Wearing any spiked gauntlets. This adds additional bleeding damage to unarmed attacks.