I do appreciate the tuning tips, but on this ship, I'm not looking to be a maxed out tank (hence the nullifiers), nor a glass cannon. :p. You're right. It's just something I purely overlooked, switching that now. The Persian word shamshēr which literally means “paw claw,” due to its long, curved design. Been hitting ~62-64k rather consistently in ISA pugs since picking up EWC, and I'll probably have Improved Pedal to the Metal by next week. The Greek word may have been borrowed from a Semitic language, as both saif and xiphos go back to an old (Bronze Age) wanderwort of the eastern Mediterranean, of unknown ultimate origin. The weapon power doesn't seem to matter as much; some of the pug 60+k runs were done with weapon power accidentally set to 30, which had me laughing. The scimitar was used by Calormen on C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia such as The Horse and his Boy and The Last Battle. I do have the KCB in the right rear slot. I could reasonably afford a Tulwar+upgrade atm, and have various other T6 ships, but that also means I could go the other way; such as Greedy Emitters+Improved Tachyon Beam; drop sheath and stick with Scimitar or Jaeih, for instance. The Arabic word cognates with the ancient Greek xiphos. From this context, the sword and scimitar have found their way into the coat of arms of Finland, which depicts a lion brandishing a sword and trampling a scimitar. Adapted from the Italian word scimitarra in the mid 16th century from an unknown source, the word became used for all 'Oriental' blades which were curved, compared to the more commonly straight and double edged European swords of the time. A typical 19th-century Afghan scimitar (pulwar). There is a single surviving Seljuk saber from approximately the year 1200, which may indicate that under that empire curved blades saw some popularity. Updated the link in the OP, and updated it based on the other advice. I am worried that Iconian gear won't be up to the task, since I still hit 50-60% total incoming fire in an average pug. The kilij is a unique kind of scimitar that has a slight taper down the straight of the blade until the last third of the sword, when it angles sharply and becomes deeper. The word "tulwar" literally means "sword" in Urdu/Hindi. Cookies help us deliver our Services. On a sidenote, I actually -love- hardcore tanking (in this and other MMOs), but the burden to do it in a Scimitar feels too high for me personally. I actually made a mistake on that one thing filling it out. The talwar was produced in many varieties, with different types of blades. They originated in the Middle East. Many Islamic traditions adopted scimitars, as attested by their symbolic occurrence, e.g., on the Coat of arms of Saudi Arabia. The scimitar appears as a symbol of the Russian enemy in the Finnish coat of arms of the Province of Karelia, which depicts two armored arms fighting with swords. - David Alexander, Swords and Sabers During the Early Islamic Period (2001), Though the famous double edged sword, Zulfiqar wielded by Ali was of a curved design, the curved design was probably introduced into central Islamic lands by Turkic warriors from central Asia who were employed as royal body-guards in the 9th century and an Abbasid era blade has been discovered from Khurasan. Emblem of the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian), The scimitar is used in the popular game Old School RuneScape and is often associated with the game in popular and meme culture. In practice, for all attacks (not pets), I hover around 41-42% crit over the course of a run. And the question is moreso about whether a Tulwar equipped and boffed the same could meaningfully do more sustained damage output. Example of a modern jihadist flag showing two crossed swords. EptW is a Cat 2 buff, which is nice, but the difference in my personal testing on ISA between EptW 1, 2, and 3 is...extremely minor, at best. In the Early Middle Ages, the Turkic people of Central Asia came into contact with Middle Eastern civilizations through their shared Islamic faith. I never had a training manual, nor trusted anyone to train my SROs. So I'm mostly caring about survivable DPS. The Iranian shamshir was created during the Turkic Seljuk Empire period of Iran. TL;DR: I have a weird A2B Scimitar tac setup and am strapped on EC, don't have 51 dil farmers. The ultimate source of these terms is unknown. So I can't guarantee you will do more damage but you will probably at least even out. The curved sword or "scimitar" was widespread throughout the Middle East from at least the Ottoman period until the age of smokeless powder firearms relegated swords to dress and ceremonial function. So, you can decide which one you want by this review. Like I said, I don't actually have limitless amounts to spend on stuff, so something like the Delta Operations pack ($150) would be well out of range.