Overhead Weapons are designed to swing overhead and strike other robots with a flat, spiked or bladed point. They have been prominently used since the beginning of Robot Wars, powered by various electric and pneumatic mechanisms and often capable of inflicting substantial damage to opponents through their strikes.
Some overhead weapons are combined with lifting and flipping weapons. These offer robots equipped with these weapons (e.g. Mortis, Hydra) an additional weapons synergy or a self-righting mechanism if the overhead weapon is not powerful enough to re-right the robot.