Barbarians, fighters, paladins, and rangers are proficient with all martial weapons. In NWN a character cannot wield a weapon they do not have the proficiency for.

Some martial weapons are: Longsword, Scimitar, Rapier, Warhammer, Halberd, Falchion. For a full list, see here.

D&D comparison[edit | edit source]

In DnD 3.5 a character takes a -4 penalty to attack rolls when using a weapon she/he is not proficient with.

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