Weapons of Westeros: Widow’s Wail
By WiC Staff on in WIC Live.


“Winter is Coming Live” chat “Maester” Bryan Forrest is what you could call a Westeros weapons expert and he’s a guy you want on your side as you try to take the Iron Throne. Each week Bryan will be discussing the different weaponry used in HBO’s original series Game of Thrones and this week he digs into the history and the meaning of Widow’s Wail.

If you already know all about Widow’s Wail, you can also check out the other great episodes of WOW, in which Bryan talks about the Stark ancestral sword, Ice as well as the mystical Wildfire.

See all segments are after the jump!

Weapons Of Westeros: Widow’s Wail by Winter Is Coming

Weapons of Westros: Wildfires by Winter Is Coming

Weapons of Westeros: ICE by Winter Is Coming


  1. Lord Mord
    Posted April 29, 2014 at 8:08 pm | Permalink


  2. Interior Bannisters
    Posted April 29, 2014 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Pink Mast

  3. Diana
    Posted April 29, 2014 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Is Widow’s Wail the smaller of the two swords? Is its size considered acceptable?

  4. Baramos
    Posted April 29, 2014 at 10:41 pm | Permalink


    I’m not sure what you mean by “acceptable”. In the book its shorter/smaller than Oathkeeper.

    If you mean “is it useful as a weapon”, it’s still long enough to be used effectively, even though it’s shorter than Oathkeeper. It’s not into short sword length or anything like that. As it was made to be presented to Joffrey it was important that it be small enough for him to wield effectively, as he is smaller than Jaime.

    Presumably it is a one-handed sword, whereas Oathekeeper is long enough to be a “bastard sword” and be wielded one-handed or two-handed as needed. Whereas Ice as a humongous greatsword could only ever be wielded as a two-handed sword.

  5. Diana
    Posted April 29, 2014 at 10:46 pm | Permalink


    That answers my question. Thank you.

  6. Rickard Greyjoy
    Posted April 29, 2014 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Can’t believe you people don’t know who I am! I was a fucking legend on Gin Alley.

  7. Rickard Greyjoy
    Posted April 29, 2014 at 11:15 pm | Permalink


    joff’s is smaller, he’s a bitch

  8. WompWomp
    Posted April 29, 2014 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Bryan looks sooooooo evil in that thumbnail. Like, shooting-icicles-at-you-with-his-eyes evil.

  9. jentario
    Posted April 30, 2014 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    Rickard Greyjoy,

    And you’ll be dead next week :)

  10. jentario
    Posted April 30, 2014 at 4:07 am | Permalink
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    Posted April 30, 2014 at 5:55 am | Permalink

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  12. Johanna Schau
    Posted April 30, 2014 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    Andy Smith,

    Try some Ad-Blocking Browser App? I hardly get any ads anywhere with that.

  13. BlackTalon
    Posted April 30, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Thanks WICnet for posting a pic of the Meereen throne room under the article, I really wanted to be surprised when I saw it in the next episodes …

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