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Tassadar weilding a blade-possibly a shikma or some variant

Shikmas are ancient protoss weapons used in the Aeon of Strife. It appears that they are bladed weapons, capable of both slicing and stabbing an enemy in a manner similar to a terran katana.[1]

Protoss continue to use bladed weapons, though psionic blades are more advanced than their predecessors. Bladed weapons have been seen, but as of yet, not in a functional purpose.[2]


  1. Golden, Christie (May 22, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #1: Firstborn. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7125-3.
  2. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.

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