Two-handed Swords are large swords which need 14 Strength to wield them and require two hands. This weapon has a range of 2 feet, which means that a "safe" distance can be put between the wielder and the target. This type of weapon is in the great swords proficiency. This two handed sword deals 1d10 points of damage, has a speed factor of 10 and it weighs 15 lbs. This weapon appears in Icewind Dale and Icewind Dale II.
The two-handed sword is a derivative of the long sword. Weaponsmiths have always looked for ways to improve existing weapons. In an effort to improve the long sword, the blade was lengthened. Eventually, the handle had to be extended and two hands became necessary to properly swing the sword. The primary function of two-handed swords is cleaving mounted knights and breaking up pike formations.