Halberds (colloquially hallys) are long two-handed slashing weapons with blades similar to axes and handles made up of long poles. While halberds are among the slowest weapons, halberds can hit opponents two squares away, as opposed to the one square away most melee weapons can hit. Area of effect abilities, Hurricane, Quake and Meteor Strike gains additional range when using halberds.
Halberds can be used in "safe spots", or locations where a player can hit a monster and not get hit back, for example across a gate or fence. This is common strategy used for cost effective melee training, because if done correctly it requires no food for healing.