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A long pry bar, useful for getting into crates that are nailed down. It's also good for dealing with dangerous aliens. Quick swing time with moderate damage.
–In-game description
Crowbar
Crowbar
Overview
Rank Prerequisites Rank 0
Melee Type One Hand Blunt
Blade Range 2.8 Studs
Headshot Multiplier 1.2x
Torso Multiplier 1.15x
Front Stab Damage 60
Backstab Damage 110
Main Attack Time 0.5 Seconds
Main Attack Delay 0.18 Seconds
Alternate Attack Time 0.5 Seconds
Alternate Attack Delay 0.2 Seconds
Quick Attack Time 1.3 Seconds
Quick Attack Delay 0 Seconds
Melee Walkspeed 16


The Crowbar is a One Hand Blunt Melee Weapon in Phantom Forces. It is unlocked by default.

History

A crowbar is a metal bar, usually steel, with a single curved end and flattened points. It often has a small split end on one or both ends, much like the split on a claw hammer, for removing nails or prying apart two objects. These tools are commonly used as a lever. Crowbars are often used to remove nails (for example, opening wooden crates that have been nailed shut) or for prying apart objects.

In-Game

General Information

The crowbar is the one of two melee weapons unlocked by default, the other being the Knife. While its low front stab damage requires two hits to kill from the front, it trades damage for a quick slash speed and a range of 2.8 studs.

Usage & Tactics

Due to its low front stab damage and the inability to 1SK to the head when stabbing from the front, it is generally recommended to approach enemies from the back. In some circumstances, it is more viable to use the weapon's above average quick attack rather than fully equipping it.

Conclusion

The crowbar is a weapon that focuses on backstabbing, and its range and low rank unlock make it a viable alternative to the knife. However, it has few advantages over other melee weapons that are more difficult to unlock, as it has poor damage.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Quick walkspeed.
  • Decent range for its type.
  • Quick slash speed.

Cons:

  • Second lowest front-stab damage of all one-hand blunt weapons - only slightly higher than Stick Grenade.

Trivia

  • The Crowbar most notably appeared in the video game Half-Life as one of the first weapons a player has access to. The crowbar is thus commonly associated with Gordon Freeman, the primary character of the game.
    • Due to this, many users pair up the Crowbar with the SPAS-12 and G17 to create a Half-Life loadout.
    • The description of the Crowbar references its use in Half-Life.
  • The Crowbar was made by BiddinUp, a Stylis Discord moderator.
    • BiddinUp was also the creator of the Ice Pick.
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Blades Single Handed

Knife - Machete - Ice Pick - Tomahawk - Jason - Cleaver - Hunting Knife - Karambit
Mek'leth - Tactical Spatula - JKey

Double Handed

Chosen One - Hattori - Longsword - Nordic War Axe - Reaper

Blunts

Single Handed

Crowbar - Trench Mace - Nightstick - Brass Knuckle - Cricket Bat - Frying Pan
ASP Baton - Stick Grenade

Double Handed

Baseball Bat - Sledge Hammer - Crane

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