What Weapon to Start With? Sabre – Fast & Decisive Tactician Sabre rewards fast, athletic, aggressive, and tactical fencing. Sabre fencers are often full of emotion and showmanship, which makes sabre great fun to watch and do. Epee – Patient Strategist Epee rewards precision and cunning. Epee has the simplest rules, yet requires the greatest tactical knowledge, emotional control, and hand-eye coordination. Epee fencers are after plotting their opponent’s demise. Foil – Fast & Accurate Tactician Foil rewards speed, accuracy and places an emphasis on lightening quick tactical decisions.