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All weapons, without exception, must be checked by trained weapons check staff at We Are Legends. Please ask any NPC or Ref if you need your weapon checked and they will direct you to a suitable person.


Bows and Crossbows must meet the following guidelines: 

  • All bows must be checked on an individual basis by a weapons checker, and the user will need to undergo a Bow Competency Test to be able to use one in-game.

  • Bows should not exceed 30lbs at a 28" draw. Lower poundage is permitted, but higher is not.

  • You must check the head, shaft, flight and knock of any arrow or bolt you are given or recover yourself before firing. Failure to do so may see you removed from the battle or linear you are on.

  • The shaft must be made of fibreglass or wood. Carbon fibre, aluminium and dowel are not allowed.

  • The shaft must not be cracked or damaged.

  • Flights must be adequate to keep the arrow stable in flight and must be properly attached to the shaft.

  • The shaft must have a proper nock which is securely attached.

  • Arrows must have a maximum draw position of 28” (clearly marked if the possible draw length is greater than 28”.)

  • The arrow must have some kind of blocker between the shaft and the foam of the arrowhead to stop the shaft pushing through.

  • The head must be securely attached and not move on the shaft.

  • The arrowhead must be at least 50mm across and have a circular cross-section.

  • Dome headed arrows are allowed as long as the width of the widest part of the soft foam dome, and the foam behind it are of the appropriate diameter.

  • The soft foam portion of the head must be designed in such a way as to allow it to collapse fully (so there must be no latex within 5-10 mm of the face).

  • Rubber-headed or “golf-ball” headed arrows are not permitted within We Are Legends.

In the case of a dispute, the Head Ref has the final say over the safety of any arrow, bolt, bow or crossbow


Melee weapons must meet the following guidelines:

  • Foam must be rigid enough to protect the core, and should not have degraded to a point where it’s too soft.

  • High-density foam should be use for the main body of a weapon, with low-density foam for collapsible tips and large hammerheads.

  • The core should be secure throughout the length of the weapon.

  • Weapon cores should be made of fibreglass or carbon fibre.

  • There should be no protruding hard or sharp elements to any weapon.

  • Tips, guards, pommels and hafts should be sufficiently padded.

In the case of a dispute, the Head Ref has the final say over the safety of any melee weapon.

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