A' 'duel is a battle between two partys, but there are two types: a combat duel, between two individual people who stand a certain distance from each other & injure or kill each other with no physical bodily contact, but by the means of a weapon. This type of duel should not be confused with a melee duel, a one-on-one fight involving melee injurys by bodily contact.
- Main article: Combat duel
- Main article: Melee duel
- Combat duels involve weapons without physical contact, a melee duel can involve weapons, but mostly revolves around the use of hands & feet
- Combat duels are public with two "teams", involving a second to assure that the others don't cheat, but in melee duels, they can be public or private & do not involve the standard formalitys of a combat duel so long as it involves the use of melee attacks
- Melee duels can erupt into brawls, which is a larger scale of this type of duel involving two groups battling with melee attacks (fist fight).