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In season 8 episode 1, Arya asks Gendry to forge her a dragonglass weapon (which we can see drawn).

What is the purpose of this weapon?

rough sketch of dragonglass weapon

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    ...to kill someone...(:/) – RC0993 Apr 16 at 5:25
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    Cersei The Hound Mountain – Nog Shine Apr 16 at 7:39
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    We don't know what purpose Arya will use this weapon for. The event hasn't happened yet. We can only guess that it is for killing, maybe Night King, maybe Cersie, maybe Mountain. So restrict this question to what the weapon looks like I feel – KharoBangdo Apr 16 at 7:39
  • I guess we'll have to wait until the story develops... – Luciano Apr 16 at 8:19
  • Pure speculation, so just a comment - but my first thought, based on the two parts of the drawing with one part looking like a projectile that fits into the other part, was a blowpipe, with darts that have dragonglass tips. A blowpipe could be an assassin-like weapon which would be in character for Arya. But, actually blowing a lump of dragonglass with enough force to matter...? It seems unlikely, and she would be better off throwing a dragonglass knife if that were her intent. – BittermanAndy Apr 16 at 10:02
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Tommy Dunne, the weapons master for Game of Thrones, has the following to say on what is almost certainly the weapon Arya asks Gendry to make:

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair’s “Still Watching” podcast, Thrones weapons master Tommy Dunne teased what is very likely this new blade: “There is one creation in Season 8 that is absolutely phenomenal. It’ll be a showstopper. That was great to finish. It was great to make, great to design in that it was able to be reverse-engineered and made into two different items.”

Vanity Fair, Game of Thrones: Gendry Is Making Arya a “Showstopper” Weapon

As of now we don't know what it actually is, and all we have to go off is the schematic and Dunne's comments.

That said the schematic shows two pieces that fit together and can come apart with one end being tipped in dragonglass so it is likely a long weapon that can be split into two dagger like weapons.

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Some info (mostly speculation) is available in this article:

From Dunne’s comments and those schematics, this looks to be a spear-like weapon that can unscrew into being two short-range stabbing weapons as well. Essentially, a double-ended spear that can also act as two daggers. One tip is definitely dragonglass—we can tell that from Arya’s schematics. Is the other end using her Valyrian steel dagger blade? Is that flame? Just an ornate handle? Unlikely just a handle—that doesn’t seem like Arya’s style. We’ve actually probably already seen Arya using this weapon in a few brief shots from the Season 8 trailer.

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While i cannot be certain, it appears it may be an Atl-atl or a Spear Thrower

The user holders on end using a lever or rope to then propel the spear faster and further. the spear itself is shorter and expendable so perhaps that is what she wants. the design doesn't look quite right for one but it looks similar at least

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I'll be honest its a bit of a stretch but it was what first came to my mind when i saw it

  • I hope so.....! – josh Apr 16 at 8:54
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    Something like that could theoretically be rather useful for taking down an undead dragon. – T.E.D. Apr 16 at 13:38
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I'm pretty sure it's a rope dart with a handle and she just didn't include the rope part as she'll add that herselfRope Dart

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