So, as I'm sure you're all aware, I was planning on making my topic brain surgery. Of course, that's something meant for people about ten years older than me, and what little I could understand bored me out of my mind, so I've decided to change to something much easier, much simpler and much more entertaining: weapons and techniques used in the middle ages. My source:
http://www.medievalwarfare.info/weapons.htm First up, we have the war hammer. This is one of the more famous medieval weapons, and for good reason. These things were capable of laying waste to any and all kinds of armor, from mail to plate to kevlar. While most movies and games depict these as a long pole with a hammer at the end, the handle was actually way shorter, which was more practical. On the front of the business end was the actual hammer. That was certain to demolish any threats with lighter armor, but the thing that makes it terrifying is the spike. That's about all the description that needs, because it doesn't focus on aesthetics. Instead, it's one hundred percent practicality and effectiveness. That monstrosity would split its way straight through any helm, and it doesn't need to do anything else, because if a spike goes through your helmet you aren't exactly about to pull out some secret forbidden technique you learned offscreen, and you won't be chugging any health potions either. End of story.