Heavy Blades

Two-handed swords of incredible weight and power.

Category:
weapon (melee)
Description:

These eight blades were created for the personal guards of “The Boss”, the ruler of Valjevo Castle in the ruins of Old Phlan. These highly-disciplined guards were tasked with guarding the Pool of Radiance and with the personal safety of “The Boss” when he was present there. The swords are massive pieces, their blades a full five feet in length, with two-handed grips and wide quillions. The most remarkable feature of the weapons though, is their weight. Each blade weighs nearly a hundred pounds, far more than their dimensions would imply, making them practically impossible for any normal human to wield.

A heavy blade can only be wielded by a creature with a Strength score of 20 or greater, any being of lesser strength cannot accomplish even the most simple swing of a heavy blade. When wielded by someone of appropriate strength, a heavy blade is treated as a Greatsword, but deals a base damage of 3d8 (rather than 2d6). The swords count as magical weapons for the purpose of determining what creatures can be harmed by them.

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Heavy Blades

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