The épée is a thrusting weapon, you can only hit with the tip of the weapon, it is also the heaviest of the three. Épée fencing has the simplest rules, all of the body is valid target area and you can make a valid attack at any moment. It is also possible for a double hit to occur in which both fencers are awarded a point. The fencers have more target area to defend, and in general, it is the slowest form.