A weapon with a "Barbed" name prefix is equipped with a weapon upgrade of the same name:
There are no Barbed Staves, or Hammers available.
For more details, see: weapon upgrade.
A barbed weapon upgrade lengthens the applied bleeding duration on a foe by 33%.
- When equiping a barbed weapon, bleeding caused by any skill will increase the duration (for example the popular Signet of Agony + Plague Sending combo, results in 77% longer bleeding duration).