Contents of Help Forms
Forms are specific methods of attack with weapons. There are distinct forms for six different weapons: swords, staves, spears, axes, daggers, Ashandarei and other weapons will use the basic forms. Each form has a speed rating a damage rating, a defensive rating, and an attack type like thrusting or slashing. Certain forms may also have other special attributes associated with them.
Forms have a rating that ranges from 1 to 1000 that indicates how well the form is known. The maximum of level of a form is also dependent on the form training level of a char (see help formlevels). Form ratings have a chance to increase each time a character uses a form or a form that they know is used against them. Forms can also be learned if they are used against a player by another player.
The commands forms, sword, staff, spear, axe, dagger and ashandarei will show the forms you have learned with all weapons or the appropriate weapon.