Battle Scythe (3.5e Equipment)
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The Battle Scythe is, to the more common Scythe, like the Greatsword compared to the simple Longsword. Indeed, another name for the Battle Scythe is Greatscythe. As the Battle Scythe requires lots of training and practice to be used efficiently in combat, it is usually custom-made for the intended wielder which means each is at least of masterwork quality and leads to multiple variations in design between different examples. The trade off for larger size and increased damage is a reduction in potential critical damage from 4x to 2x. The Battle Scythe may or may not include handles or have a curved or straight shaft.
This weapon can be used to trip opponents. If you are tripped during your own trip attempt then you may drop the Battle Scythe to avoid being tripped.