A Starter Weapon, also called a newbie weapon, is a type of weapon that always remains on a player after being bought, and cannot be looted, stolen or given away to other players. Players can freely swap Starter Weapons between slots for a fee of 20 gold at most NPCs. In addition, you cannot gain any weapon skill from using Starter Weapons.
There are three Starter Weapon slots. The first one comes with each player, the second one costs 100 gold, and the third one costs 1,000 gold. The two purchasable slots include a free Starter Weapon when bought and can afterward each be replaced with another Starter Weapon for the typical 20 gold fee.