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Just weapons? They're an extension of ourselves! They're a part of us! Oh, they're so cool.
—Ruby Rose
Ep8 00055

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.

Design

Transformations

Transforming Weapons
  • Crescent Rose
  • Gambol Shroud
  • Ember Celica
  • Crocea Mors
  • Magnhild
  • Miló
  • StormFlowerGo to StormFlower
  • Coco's Handbag
  • Ruyi Bang and Jingu Bang
  • Neptune's Gun
  • Bolin's StaffGo to Bolin's Staff
  • Reese's HoverboardGo to Reese's Hoverboard
  • Nadir's GunGo to Nadir's Gun
  • May's RifleGo to May's Rifle
  • Nebula's CrossbowGo to Nebula's Crossbow
  • Raven's SwordGo to Raven's Sword
  • HarbingerGo to Harbinger
  • Cinder's WeaponGo to Cinder's Weapon
  • Emerald's Pistols
  • Penny's Swords
  • Oobleck's Thermos
  • Junior's Bazooka
  • 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.

Dust

Myrt1

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 brute force with effects like object enchantment and elemental attacks such as weather and nature manipulation.

All 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.

Personalization

These weapons, while all but 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.

List of Weapons

Name Owner Type Weapon Derivation
CRMugNew2
Crescent Rose Ruby Rose Melee, Ranged, Dust Scythe, Sniper-Rifle
MyrtenasterMugNew
Myrtenaster Weiss Schnee Melee, Ranged, Dust Rapier, Revolver
GambolGun
Gambol Shroud Blake Belladonna Melee, Ranged Katana, Cleaver, Pistol, Kusarigama
EmberActive
Ember Celica Yang Xiao Long Melee, Ranged Gauntlets, Shotgun
CroceaMug
Crocea Mors Jaune Arc Melee, Defensive Longsword, Shield, Sheath
MagnhildV5
Magnhild Nora Valkyrie Melee, Ranged War Hammer, Grenade Launcher
MiloAkuoMug
Miló and Akoúo̱ Pyrrha Nikos Melee, Ranged, Defensive Javelin, Xiphos, Rifle, Shield
StormFlowerV5
StormFlower Lie Ren Melee, Ranged Dual SMGs, Wind and Fire Blades
CocoGunNew
Coco's Handbag Coco Adel Melee, Ranged Handbag, Minigun
FoxWeaponImage
Fox's Weapons Fox Alistair Melee Tonfa
VelvetWeapMug2
Velvet's Weapon Velvet Scarlatina Melee, Ranged Box, Camera, Copy
YatsuhashiWeapMug
Yatsuhashi's Sword Yatsuhashi Daichi Melee Sword
CardinMaceNew
Cardin's Mace Cardin Winchester Melee, Dust Mace
RusselDaggerNew
Russel's Daggers Russel Thrush Melee, Dust Daggers
DoveSwordNew2
Dove's Sword Dove Bronzewing Melee, Ranged Sword, Revolver
SkyHalberdNew
Sky's Halberd Sky Lark Melee Halberd
RBJBGun
Ruyi Bang and Jingu Bang Sun Wukong Melee, Ranged Staff, Nunchaku, Lever Action Shotgun
WeapMugScarlet
Scarlet's Weapons Scarlet David Melee, Ranged Flintlock Pistol, Cutlass, Grappling Hook
SageWeapMug2
Sage's Weapon Sage Ayana Melee Sword
NeptuneGunMugNew
Neptune's Gun 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 Weapon 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
PennySwordNew2
Penny's Swords Penny Polendina Melee, Ranged Swords, Guns, Puppet Strings
FlyntTrumpetMug
Flynt's Trumpet Flynt Coal Ranged Trumpet
NeonNunchuckMug2
Neon's Nunchaku Neon Katt Melee, Dust Nunchaku
CaneMugNew1
Ozpin's Cane Ozpin Melee Walking Stick
CropMugNew
Glynda's Crop Glynda Goodwitch Dust Riding Crop
WeapMugPortBlunderbuss2
Port's Blunderbuss Peter Port Melee, Ranged Axe, Blunderbuss
ThermosActive
Oobleck's Thermos Bartholomew Oobleck Melee, Ranged Thermos, Club, Flamethrower
Ironwood's Gun
Ironwood's Revolver James Ironwood Ranged Revolver
Winter weapon1
Winter's Weapon Winter Schnee Melee Sword
RavenSwordMug
Raven's Sword Raven Branwen Melee, Dust Ōdachi
QrowSwordNew
Harbinger Qrow Branwen Melee, Ranged Sword, Shotgun, Scythe
LeoWeaponActive
Leonardo's Weapon Leonardo Lionheart Defensive, Ranged, Dust Shield
AmberStaff6
Amber's Staff Amber Melee, Ranged, Dust Staff
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
CinderNewSword
Cinder's Weapon Cinder Fall Melee, Ranged, Dust Blades, Bow
RomanCane
Melodic Cudgel Roman Torchwick Ranged, Melee Cane, Flare Gun, Grappling Hook
EmeraldGunsV5
Emerald's Weapons Emerald Sustrai Melee, Ranged Dual Revolvers, Sickles, Kusarigama
MercuryBootsV5
Mercury's Boots Mercury Black Melee, Ranged Boots, Guns
Neo umbrella
Neopolitan's Umbrella Neopolitan Melee, Defensive Umbrella, Estoc, Shield
Tyrian blades active mode1
Tyrian's Wrist Blades Tyrian Callows Melee, Ranged Wrist Blades, Guns
WaBSheath
Wilt and Blush Adam Taurus Melee, Ranged Rifle, Chokutō
LieutenantChainsaw Thumb
Lieutenant's Chainsaw White Fang Lieutenant Melee Chainsaw
IliaWeapMug
Ilia's Weapon Ilia Amitola Melee, Ranged, Dust Blade, Whip, Gun
DaggerA
Corsac and Fennec's Daggers Corsac Albain, Fennec Albain Melee, Ranged, Dust Dagger

Other Weapons

Other Weapons
  • A handgun used by Henchmen
  • The tommy gun wielded by the DJ henchman
  • Some White Fang members with a rifle and a sword
  • Atlesian soldier with a rifle slung across his back
  • Atlesian soldiers wielding swords (left) and a handgun (right)
  • Atlesian Knight-200s equipped with rifles
  • The red-bladed sword used by Henchmen
  • The red-bladed axe used by Henchmen
  • Spear used by a contestant in the Vytal Festival tournament
  • Flail 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
  • Kitten Killer 9000
  • Death Ray
  • Kunai wielded by the purple mercenary
  • Handgun - Handguns used by the Henchmen, Vale Police Department detectives, White Fang Goons, Atlesian soldiers and the representation of the Atlas in the World of Remnant episode "Vytal Festival Tournament".
  • Tommy Gun - The standard firearm wielded by the DJ in Junior's Club.
  • Revolver Knife - Shay D. Mann uses a revolver with a knife strapped on it in "Lighting the Fire".
  • Red-gray rifle - Briefly used by a Henchman in "Ruby Rose" and also used by White Fang Goons.
  • Rifle - Standard issue for the Atlesian military. Used by the Atlesian Knight-200 series in "Breach". Also seen slung over the backs of Atlesian soldiers.
  • Swords - Used by White Fang Goons, Atlesian soldiers, the representation of Vale in the "Vytal Festival Tournament", a yellow and four gray figures representing huntsman in "Huntsmen".
  • Fire Sword - Mentioned by Ruby in "The Shining Beacon" as being wielded by an unseen Beacon Academy student.
  • Sickle sword - Used by White Fang member in "Battle of Beacon".
  • Axes and red swords - The various weapons wielded by the Henchmen.
  • A large two-handed double-bladed axe wielded by a neutral huntsman in "Huntsman"
  • Staves - Used by Vytal Festival Tournament contestants in "Vytal Festival Tournament".
  • Collapsible Staff - Mentioned by Ruby in "The Shining Beacon" as being wielded by an unseen Beacon Academy student.
  • Spears - Used by Vytal Festival Tournament contestants and the representation of Vacuo in "Vytal Festival Tournament".
  • Flail - Used by a Vytal Festival Tournament contestant from Atlas in "Vytal Festival Tournament".
  • Kitten Killer 9000 - Used by Cinder's Faction in RWBY Chibi.
  • Death Ray - Used by Neo and Roman Torchwick in "Roman's Revenge", the 20th episode of RWBY Chibi.
  • Kunai - Used by a mercenary in Mistral (WoR episode).

Trivia

  • 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 read through Issue 228 at From Dust Till Dawn.

References

  1. RWBY Volume 1 Director's Commentary
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