The whip is an extremely fast weapon and disarms extremely often. Most of the time a brute wielding the whip will not even let the opponent close in with him/her.
It's a good weapon although it most of the time gets thrown after only a few hits, so you should have a back-up weapon.
- An argument could be made that this is the best weapon in the game. It has the length to counter other countering weapons like spears or batons, and while the damage isn't that great it can prevent so many blows against you and strike so often that you wipe out your opponent in a hurry. Combined with high strength, this weapon has the possibility to knock out an opponent in the first few seconds of a match. Probably not as good as a flail at high levels when people have a lot of endurance, but at low levels it matches up favorably to pretty much everything else.