Weapons can be found by defeating enemies, and you'll receive a simple weapon upon registration. To equip a weapon, check its name or slot number in your inventory, and then use !equip [number or weapon name]. Weapons increase your melee damage. Some have a large range of damage meaning your actual damage output is largely based on luck, while others have a small and specific range, giving you more reliable damage output numbers. Your critical hit chance is reduced by weapons with large range. So if you're planning to build a character that critically hits often, don't use weapons like battleaxes and war axes. Weapons of a single material (e.g. Iron) tend to have the same average damage, effectively being equal to all others in that tier of weapons. However, some may prefer having a chance to hit for alot of damage, while others want reliable damage output. Damage done by weapons is increased by your strength, as well.