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The 5 best heavy weapons in Kenshi, and how to get them

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Honing your weapon skills in Kenshi is a long and arduous process, making the initial choice to focus on one an important one. There are several weapon classes to choose from, one of which is the ‘Heavy Weapon’ class. These weapons are heavy and slow to swing, but can deal a large amount of damage when connected. Most of them have a long range, making it easy to hit multiple opponents in one hit. Players should note that a good balance of Strength and Dexterity is needed to master these weapons. In this list, we will be counting down the top five Kenshi heavy weapons.

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The best heavy weapons in Kenshi

bull horn ax

Cut Damage: 0.17
bashing damage: 0.72
Loss of blood: 1.00x
Inside Bonus: -4
Required force: 29

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Although it is a unique item, this heavy weapon has no special properties compared to other fragment axes. In fact, it is much weaker than most of the higher quality ones that can be purchased from fabricators or even crafted through blacksmithing. However, it’s not too hard to get and can be a good starting point for heavy weapon users. It can be obtained from Flying Bull who is the leader of Kral’s Chosen.

Meitou Plank

Cut Damage: 1.76
bashing damage: 2.40
Loss of blood: 1.00x
Inside Bonus: -6
Required force: 96

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The basic plank is among the first heavy weapons players will have access to. It’s extremely slow and heavy, but it gets the job done. But throughout the game, better and better versions of Planks can be found or created, and the pinnacle of them is the Meitou Plank, which can be purchased mostly from Shek Kingdom shops.

Meitou Exile Board

Cut Damage: 1.76
bashing damage: 2.40
Loss of blood: 1.00x
Inside Bonus: -6
Required force: 96

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The Exile Plank is a special version of the ubiquitous Plank heavy weapon. Most of these weapons are wielded by Gorillo’s bandits or are rarely found in some ruins, and only have a few variations. But to get the best version, the Meitou, you need to loot Gorillo himself, the leader of the bandits, who is in the Old Prison. Prestige aside (and a better asking price), however, this plank is statistically very similar to the regular Meitou plank.

Meitou Fragment Ax

Cut Damage: 0.66
bashing damage: 3.60
Loss of blood: 1.00x
Inside Bonus: -6
Required force: 144

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Cool looking Shard Axes are another common take on heavy weapons in Kenshi. You’ll be able to handle one early in the game, and there are better versions to buy, loot, or upgrade. What they lack in cutting power, they more than make up for in crushing force. They will pulverize anything they hit. And the best version is the Meitou variant, which is made by Cross and can sometimes be found in Shek Kingdom stores.

Meitou falling sun

Cut Damage: 2.64
bashing damage: 2.00
Loss of blood: 1.00x
Inside Bonus: -6
Required force: 80
Damage Bonus: +50% vs. Pico, Gorillo, Leviathan

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Falling Sun is a specific weapon for its category, as it has a higher cutting power and is much lighter and faster than its counterpart. This makes it an extremely dangerous weapon in the hands of a character with a good balance between Strength and Dexterity, as you are mixing single shot potential with high speed, making up for the main weakness of heavy weapons. Lower grade versions can be found in shops, while higher quality versions can be looted in the Scraphouse. But the best one, the Meitou variant, can only be looted by Mad Cat-Lon, a boss of the Second Empire Exile faction and one of the toughest bosses in the game.

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