For a boffer sport like WoTS, several items are needed for the full enjoyment of the game. To be considered anything above initiate level, it is customary to have one or more of the following things:
- Weapons - Most older members have their own weapons made by a foamsmith or create their own. Either way, this weapon is tailor made to their fighting style, and is a step above generic clan weapons in terms of construction.
- Garb - WoTS members are requested to wear clothing that suits the period and culture of the group they are affiliated with. It is required to fight in most tournaments. Some events that require payment offer a discount for those who wear these.
- Armor - Like realistic armor, it blocks attacks. Most armor is ranked as 1,2, or 3, refering to the # of attacks it can take before breaking .