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The weapons of Team RWBY in use.

The weapons of various characters in RWBY are used to fight enemies and monsters throughout Remnant.

Most often, they are based on real-life weapons, but they can be combined with other weapons or given additional features to increase their versatility and effectiveness in combat.

DesignEdit

TransformationsEdit

Transforming Weapons
  • Crescent Rose
  • Gambol Shroud
  • Ember Celica
  • Crocea Mors
  • Magnhild
  • Miló
  • StormFlowerGo to StormFlower
  • Gianduja
  • Ruyi Bang and Jingu Bang
  • Tri-Hard
  • OmenGo to Omen
  • HarbingerGo to Harbinger
  • MidnightGo to Midnight
  • Thief's Respite
  • Floating Array
  • Antiquity's Roast
  • Wilt and BlushGo to Wilt and Blush

Though standard weapons exist, the majority of weapons shown in RWBY are usually designed to be transformable, using a foldable frame - a framework capable of shifting various sections to change the weapon from one form into another in mere seconds. Weapons with a foldable frame possess two or more selected forms, and the wielder is capable of freely swapping between each weapon state depending on their needs.

Typically, such weapons would have both a melee state and a ranged combat state, but are not necessarily limited to those specific types of attacks while in each state. Weapons can also have an inactive state known as a "sheathed" form, locking and securing the weapon while outside of combat, similar to the safety catch of a firearm. For example, Crescent Rose and Ember Celica shrink down to be holstered and carried easily, while Crocea Mors and Gambol Shroud both have separate sheaths to make them easy to carry.

DustEdit

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Myrtenaster and some Dust

Some weapons are shown to be fueled by Dust for a more "magical" style of combat. By doing so, Huntsmen combine the brute force of the weapons themselves with effects like object enchantment and elemental attacks such as weather and nature manipulation.

Most of the known weapons incorporate Dust into their designs, either by utilizing Dust into an attack, as seen with Myrtenaster, or using Dust in the form of bullets or ammunition.[1] It is implied that all "firearms" in Remnant use Dust ammunition.

PersonalizationEdit

These weapons, while nearly impossible to create in reality, seem to be moderately easy to construct for the citizens of Remnant. Ruby had to design and build her weapon during her time at Signal Academy, and she expressed surprise at Jaune Arc for not making his own, indicating this is a common practice among future Huntsmen in Remnant.

StorageEdit

When not in use, some people carry their weapons attached to magnetic clamps on their body. Ruby has one on her belt, Ren has two hanging from his hips and Nora, Blake and Neptune have one on their backs.

Beacon Academy students store their weapons in rocket propelled Lockers that can be called when needed.

List of WeaponsEdit

Name Owner Type Weapon Derivation
CRMugNew2
Crescent Rose Ruby Rose Melee, Ranged, Dust Scythe, Sniper-Rifle
Myrtenastermug
Myrtenaster Weiss Schnee Melee, Ranged, Dust Rapier, Revolver
GambolGun
Gambol Shroud Blake Belladonna Melee, Ranged, Dust Katana, Cleaver, Pistol, Kusarigama
EmberActive
Ember Celica Yang Xiao Long Melee, Ranged Gauntlet, Shotgun
Embercelicaandarm
Yang's Prosthetic Arm Yang Xiao Long Melee, Ranged Prosthetic Arm, Gauntlet, Shotgun
CroceaMug
Crocea Mors Jaune Arc Melee, Defensive, Dust Longsword, Shield, Sheath
Magnhildmug
Magnhild Nora Valkyrie Melee, Ranged War Hammer, Grenade Launcher
MiloAkuoMug
Miló and Akoúo̱ Pyrrha Nikos Melee, Ranged, Defensive Javelin, Xiphos, Rifle, Shield
Stormflowermug
StormFlower Lie Ren Melee, Ranged Dual SMGs, Wind and Fire Blades
Rendaggermug
Ren's Dagger Lie Ren Melee Dagger
CocoGunNew
Gianduja Coco Adel Melee, Ranged, Dust Handbag, Minigun
FoxWeaponImage
Sharp Retribution Fox Alistair Melee, Ranged Tonfa
VelvetWeapMug2
Anesidora Velvet Scarlatina Melee, Ranged, Dust Box, Camera, Copy
YatsuhashiWeapMug
Fulcrum Yatsuhashi Daichi Melee Sword
CardinMaceNew
The Executioner Cardin Winchester Melee, Dust Mace
RusselDaggerNew
Shortwings Russel Thrush Melee, Dust Daggers
DoveSwordNew2
Hallshott Dove Bronzewing Melee, Ranged Sword, Revolver
SkyHalberdNew
Feather's Edge Sky Lark Melee, Ranged Halberd
RBJBGun
Ruyi Bang and Jingu Bang Sun Wukong Melee, Ranged, Dust Staff, Nunchaku, Lever Action Shotgun
WeapMugScarlet
Hook and Darling Scarlet David Melee, Ranged Flintlock Pistol, Cutlass, Grappling Hook
SageWeapMug2
Pilgrim Sage Ayana Melee Sword
NeptuneGunMugNew
Tri-Hard Neptune Vasilias Ranged, Melee Guandao, Trident, Rifle
ArslanDagger
Arslan's Weapon Arslan Altan Melee Rope Dart, Dagger
BolinStaffMug3
Bolin's Staff Bolin Hori Melee Staff, Blades
Reese weapon hoverboard
Reese's Hoverboard Reese Chloris Melee, Ranged Hoverboard, Dual Revolvers
NadirGunNew
Nadir's Gun Nadir Shiko Ranged, Melee Assault Rifle, Sword
BrawnzClaws
Brawnz's Claws Brawnz Ni Melee Claws
SawsMug
Roy's Saws Roy Stallion Melee, Ranged Circular Saws
NolanProdNew
Nolan's Cattle Prod Nolan Porfirio Melee Cattle Prod
WeapMugMayRifle
May's Rifle May Zedong Ranged, Melee Sniper Rifle, Axe
NebulaCrossbowMug
Nebula's Crossbow Nebula Violette Ranged, Melee Crossbow, Sword
WeapMugDewSpear2
Dew's Spear Dew Gayl Melee, Dust Spear
GwenKivesMug
Gwen's Knives Gwen Darcy Ranged, Melee Knives
WeapMugOctavia
Octavia's Dagger Octavia Ember Melee, Ranged, Dust Kris
FlyntTrumpetMug
Flynt's Trumpet Flynt Coal Ranged, Dust Trumpet
NeonNunchuckMug2
Neon's Nunchaku Neon Katt Melee, Dust Nunchaku
Ivoriwhipmug
Ivori's Whip Ivori Melee Whip
CaneMugNew1
The Long Memory Oscar Pine Melee, Magic Walking Stick
CropMugNew
The Disciplinarian Glynda Goodwitch Dust Riding Crop
WeapMugPortBlunderbuss2
Blowhard Peter Port Melee, Ranged Axe, Blunderbuss
ThermosActive
Antiquity's Roast Bartholomew Oobleck Melee, Ranged Thermos, Club, Flamethrower
Ironwood's Gun
Due Process James Ironwood Ranged, Dust Revolvers
Winter weapon1
Winter's Swords Winter Schnee Melee, Dust Sword
PennySwordNew2
Floating Array Penny Polendina Melee, Ranged Swords, Guns, Puppet Strings
Cloverpolemug
Kingfisher Clover Ebi Melee, Utility Fishing Pole
Harefistsmug
Fast Knuckles Harriet Bree Melee, Utility Gauntlets
Marrowriflemug
Fetch Marrow Amin Melee, Ranged Boomerang, Rifle
Elmhammermug
Timber Elm Ederne Melee, Ranged Hammer, Launcher
Thorn Inactive Infobox Pic
Thorn Vine Zeki Melee
Robyncrossbowmug
Robyn's Crossbow Robyn Hill Melee, Ranged, Dust Crossbow, Shield
Happyhuntressmug1
Happy Huntresses' Weapons Happy Huntresses Melee, Ranged Crossbow, Staff
RavenSwordMug
Omen Raven Branwen Melee, Dust Ōdachi
QrowSwordNew
Harbinger Qrow Branwen Melee, Ranged Sword, Shotgun, Scythe
LeoWeaponActive
Stalwart Leonardo Lionheart Defensive, Ranged, Dust Shield
AmberStaff6
Amber's Staff Amber Melee, Ranged, Dust Staff
Ozma's Staff Mug
Ozma's Staff Ozma Ranged, Magic Staff
Life and Death Mug
Life and Death Maria Calavera Melee, Ranged Scythe, Kamas, Pistols
VernalWeaponNew2
Vernal's Weapons Vernal Melee, Ranged, Dust Wind and Fire Blades, Gun
BatzookaMug
Junior's Bazooka Junior Xiong Melee, Ranged Rocket Launcher, Club
MelanieHeelsMug
Melanie's Heels Melanie Malachite Melee High-heeled Boots
DEMCLAWS
Miltia's Claws Miltia Malachite Melee Claws
Tock's Swords Mug
Tock's Swords Tock Melee Swords
CinderGlassSwords
Midnight (Formerly) Cinder Fall Melee, Ranged, Dust Blades, Bow
Cindermagicsword
Cinder's Weapons Cinder Fall Melee, Ranged, Magic Swords, Spear, Daggers
RomanCane
Melodic Cudgel Roman Torchwick Ranged, Melee Cane, Flare Gun, Grappling Hook
EmeraldGunsV5
Thief's Respite Emerald Sustrai Melee, Ranged Dual Revolvers, Sickles, Kusarigama
MercuryBootsV5
Talaria Mercury Black Melee, Ranged Boots, Guns
Neo umbrella
Hush Neopolitan Melee, Defensive Umbrella, Estoc, Shield
Tyrian blades active mode1
The Queen's Servants Tyrian Callows Melee, Ranged Wrist Blades, Guns
Watts revolver mug
Watts' Revolver Arthur Watts Ranged, Dust Revolver
Wattsringsmug
Watts' Rings Arthur Watts Utility, Defensive, Dust Rings, Hacking, Shield
WaBSheath
Wilt and Blush Adam Taurus Melee, Ranged Rifle, Chokutō
LieutenantChainsaw Thumb
Lieutenant's Chainsaw White Fang Lieutenant Melee Chainsaw
IliaWeapMug
Lightning Lash Ilia Amitola Melee, Ranged, Dust Blade, Whip, Gun
DaggerA
Cyclone and Inferno Corsac Albain, Fennec Albain Melee, Ranged, Dust Dagger, Wand
SiennaWeapMug
Cerberus Whip Sienna Khan Melee, Ranged, Dust Blade, Whip
CarmineWeaponMug
Carmine's Weapons Carmine Esclados Melee, Ranged Sai, Double-sided trident
Rasen-infoicon
Rasen Pyke Rite Melee, Ranged, Dust Drill cannon
Windlass
Windlass Arrastra Skye Melee, Ranged, Dust Pickaxe, Crossbow
Ffang-infoicon
Fortune's Fangs Asher Mora Melee, Dust, Utility Swordbreakers, Glaive, Grappling Hook
Paegis-infoicon
Pandora's Aegis Fenix Nemean Melee, Defensive Brass claws, Arm shields

Other WeaponsEdit

Li Ren's BowEdit

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Li Ren holding his bow

Li Ren was the father of Lie Ren and a resident of Kuroyuri. He and his bow appeared in the episode "Kuroyuri". He was a hunter that gathered food for the city and used a bow. He used the bow when the Nuckelavee and other Grimm attacked the city. He faced the Nuckelavee, but it was ineffective and he was killed. Years later one of his arrows was found by Ren and Nora in the Nuckelavee's cave.

The bow is green, brown and gold and shares the aesthetic that Li, An and Ren all have. The arrow resembles a fleur-de-lis.

Shay's PistolEdit

Shay D. Mann is a member of the Branwen bandit tribe and uses a crude pistol cobbled together from different parts.

The revolver appears to have been damaged multiple times as it has scratches all over and is partially held together by bits of wire. The handle is a brass knuckle and the bottom features a blade for melee combat. The entire handle section is held together with string and wire.

The pistol has a tendency to jam, which happened when he attacked Yang Xiao Long with some other bandits.

Shay D. Mann uses a revolver in "Lighting the Fire" and "Rest and Resolutions".

Image GalleryEdit

Dee's ClubEdit

Dee was a Huntsman seen in "Argus Limited" that worked on the Argus Limited train. He used a large club that was able to expand, spin and generate electricity. The weapon was ineffective against the fast, flying Manticores which lead to his death at their claws.

The club resembles the Japanese Kanabō club.

Image GalleryEdit

Dudley's RifleEdit

Dudley is a Huntsman seen in "Argus Limited" that works on the Argus Limited train. His weapon of choice is a rifle, and he uses it to defend the train against the Manticores.

Image GalleryEdit

Minor WeaponsEdit

Firearms
  • A handgun used by Henchmen
  • The tommy gun wielded by the DJ henchman
  • White Fang member with a rifle
  • Atlesian soldier with a rifle
  • Atlesian soldiers wielding swords (left) and a handgun (right)
  • Atlesian Knight-200s equipped with rifle
  • Rifles used by Tock's associates
  • Branwen Tribe with rifles and swords
  • Guards in the Adam Character Short
  • Mistral pistol
  • Ilia's associate and his pistol
  • Ilia's associate and his pistol
  • Adam Character Short pistol
  • Glynda holding the gun
  • Glynda shooting her gun
  • Atlas rifles

FirearmsEdit

Bladed Weapons
  • White Fang members with a rifle and a sword
  • White Fang member with sword
  • Atlesian soldiers wielding swords (left) and a handgun (right)
  • The red-bladed sword used by Henchmen
  • The red-bladed axe used by Henchmen
  • Swords and axes in Kuroyuri
  • The king of the past holding a sword
  • Bows, axes and swords used by the people in the past
  • Branwen Tribe with rifles and swords
  • Trifa holding her knife
  • Switchblades being sold in Menagerie
  • Ilia's associate holding a switchblade

Swords, Knives and AxesEdit

  • Swords - Used by White Fang Goons
  • Foldable sword - Atlesian soldiers.
  • Fire Sword - Mentioned by Ruby in "The Shining Beacon" as being wielded by an unseen Beacon Academy student.
  • Shotel - Used by White Fang member in "Battle of Beacon".
  • Swords and axes - Used by people in the ancient past.
  • Axes and red swords - The various weapons wielded by the Henchmen.
  • Sword - Used by the Branwen Tribe.
  • Knife - Trifa's weapon of choice.
  • Switchblade - Sold in Menagerie.
Polearms
  • The representatives of the four kingdoms using various weapons
  • Menagerie Guard Spear
  • White Fang Royal Guard spear
  • Faunus of Menagerie carrying clubs
  • Faunus of Menagerie carrying different clubs

PolearmsEdit

  • Collapsible Staff - Mentioned by Ruby in "The Shining Beacon" as being wielded by an unseen Beacon student.
  • Spear - Used by the Menagerie Guard.
  • Spear - Used by the White Fang Royal Guard.
  • Club - used by the Faunus of Menagerie.
Heavy Weapons
  • Atlesian Dropship chaingun
  • The Ship's heavy cannon
  • The Ship's port cannons
  • Turrets on the Argus Limited
  • Argus Limited turret
  • Concept art of Argus Limited' defense
  • Atlesian Beam Turret
  • Atlesian Burrow Gun
  • The Colossus' giant arm Dust cannon
  • The Colossus' missle launcher
  • The Colossus' missle launcher
  • RWBY: World of Remnant - Between Kingdoms

Heavy Weapons, Emplacements, and Vehicle WeaponsEdit

  • Chaingun - The Atlesian Dropship is equipped with chin-mounted Gatling cannons.
  • Cannons - The Ship has port cannons and a heavy cannon for dealing with Grimm out at sea.
  • Turrets - Used by the Argus Limited as a defense against Grimm.
  • Atlesian Beam Turret - Developed by Atlas after the Fall of Beacon.
  • Atlesian Burrow Gun - Developed by Atlas after the Fall of Beacon
  • Dust Cannon - The right arm of the Colossus.
  • Missile Laucher - On the Colossus' right arm.
  • Minigun - RWBY: World of Remnant - Between Kingdoms.
Other Weapons
  • Bomb in No Brakes
  • Bomb in The More the Merrier
  • Hammer used by Tock's associate
  • Bows, axes and swords used by the people in the past
  • Gauntlet weapon
  • Atlesian Arachna Mine
  • Atlesian Arachna Mine
  • Atlesian Arachna Mine

OtherEdit

  • Bombs - White Fang used bombs in their attack on Vale and on Haven.
  • Bomb - Doctor Merlot uses a large scale bomb to destroy his island after Team RWBY defeats him.
  • Hammer - Used by Tock's associate
  • Bow - Used by people in the past.
  • Gauntlet - One of Lil' Miss Malachite's men uses a gauntlet in RWBY: Combat Ready.
  • Atlesian Arachna Mines - the Atlesian military used Ada technology for target acquisition and threat detection to create the Atlesian Arachna Mines, bombs that could scuttle towards enemies.
World of Remnant
  • Spear used by a contestant in the Vytal Festival tournament
  • The representatives of the four kingdoms using various weapons
  • A huntsman and huntress, using a broadsword and axe respectively
  • Spear used by a contestant in the Vytal Festival tournament
  • Flail used by a contestant in the Vytal Festival tournamen
  • Kunai wielded by the purple mercenary
  • People with weapons

World of RemnantEdit

  • Handgun - the representation of the Atlas in the World of Remnant episode "Vytal Festival Tournament".
  • Bladed weapons - the representation of Vale in the "Vytal Festival Tournament", a yellow and four gray figures representing huntsman in "Huntsmen".
  • Staves - Used by Vytal Festival Tournament contestants in "Vytal Festival Tournament".
  • Spears - Used by Vytal Festival Tournament contestants and the representation of Vacuo in "Vytal Festival Tournament".
  • Flail - A "ball-and-chain" was used by a Vytal Festival Tournament contestant from Atlas in "Vytal Festival Tournament".
  • A large two-handed double-bladed axe wielded by a neutral huntsman in "Huntsman"
  • Kunai - Used by a mercenary in Mistral (WoR episode).
RWBY Chibi
  • Kitten Killer 9000
  • Death Ray

RWBY ChibiEdit

TriviaEdit

  • When asked by a fan at the RTX 2013 RWBY Panel if there were going to be any weapons that would not double as a gun, Kerry Shawcross asked why they would want that, and then the panel continued on to state that they should actually create a "Gun-Gun".
  • There is an entire weapons magazine that seems to be dedicated on articles regarding weapons, of which Ruby is apparently a fan, as she reads through Issue 228 at From Dust Till Dawn.
  • In the original version of chapter 5, as the students are participating in the race, Glynda can be seen wielding a revolver almost identical to an original weapon made by Chriss Lee. This was later redrawn to have her holding her crop.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. RWBY Volume 1 Director's Commentary
  2. Reddit
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