Combat Umbrella (3.5e Equipment)
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|Type2||Bludgeoning or Piercing|
| 1 = Weight figures are for Medium weapons. A Small weapon weighs |
half as much, and a Large weapon weighs twice as much.
2 = When two types are given, the weapon is both types if the entry specifies “and,”
or either type (player’s choice at time of attack) if the entry specifies “or.”
There are generally two types of umbrellas: oil umbrellas and metal umbrellas. Oil umbrellas are made from paper soaked in oil to make it waterproof while metal umbrellas have a type of canvas with a metal frame. Oil umbrellas are used for bludgeoning while metal umbrellas are used for piercing.
A combat umbrella that has been used for a bludgeoning/piercing attack can do extra damage by opening up, causing 1d4 (1d6 for large, 1d2 for small) extra damage of bludgeoning/piercing once. This does not provoke an attack of opportunity. This is a move action, but can be changed to a free action by the Quick Draw feat. It is a move action to close the umbrella, provoking an attack of opportunity. The Quick Draw feat changes this to a free action. A still-open combat umbrella is unable to be used to attack.
A person wielding a combat umbrella can use it while dancing, gaining a +2 to Perform (dance) checks.