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Game of Thrones' weapon master says Arya Stark is getting a “showstopper” weapon from Gendry this season

Arya Stark finally reunited with her old buddy Gendry in the premiere episode of Game of Thrones Season 8. While the heartwarming reunion did show us the ‘friendly’ and ‘flirty’ part of the faceless assassin, it also revealed that she is undergoing a major weapon upgrade in the coming episode. Let’s dive in.

Well, you might be familiar with the weapons (Needle and Valyrian Steel dagger) that Arya Stark carries with her and especially the last the season showed us what she is capable of doing with them. But, the premiere episode has confirmed that she is getting a brand new weapon from her pal Gendry. The scene began with Sandor Clegane coming to ask Gendry for the new weapon he had forged for him. After Gendry got the Hound his new Dragonglass axe, Arya checked in and we saw their much-expected reunion.

We only got to see some small talks between Arya and Sandor and memorable remarks like “First, I robbed you“, Gendry and Arya had a much longer conversation that was centred on the weapon blueprint she had brought with her. Upon taking a closer look, you can infer that the new weapon looks like a spear with two pointy ends. While one extreme end of the weapon will clearly have a dragonglass tip,  as the blueprint showed us, I have no clues on what purpose the other end will serve.

Yet, Vanity Fair did manage to get some insights of the same in their latest conversation with Tommy Dunne – the weapons master for Game of Thrones. Dunne in VF’s podcast “Still Watching” revealed that;

“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.”

The description that Dunne gives here exactly matches the design we see on the blueprint, thus confirming that Arya’s new weapon will not only be splendid but that she will do some hardcore action on the wights during the Battle of Winterfell. Yet, we don’t have any clue on what the other end of the weapon will be composed of? Perhaps it can be Arya’ dagger or a torch that can be ignited to kill wights.

What were your thoughts on Arya Stark’s reunion with Gendry and how effective will be her new weapon against the White Walkers? Tell us in the comments.