Lloth's Glaive (5e Equipment)

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Design Note: Lolth or Lloth in the drow dialect is the drow goddess of spiders. She is chaotic evil and is part of the trickery divine domain. Her symbol is that of a spider and the goddess herself resides in the Abyss. She is also known as the Spider Queen and the Queen of the Demonweb Pits. As the only elven god that didn't abandon the benevolent elves that eventually became the drow she is the figure around which the dark elves have built their subterranean civilization. Whatever she demands, the drow do. Read links, Drow, Driders and page 127 of the Monster Manual for full details.


Weapon (dual-bladed glaive), legendary (requires attunement by a follower of lloth)

Lloth's Glaive was a blessed magic weapon given to a forgotten drow warrior by Lloth for the accomplishment of a great deed and an unwavering faith. Over the years the blade has changed hands only by the spilling of the blood of the previous owner and the victor taking ownership of the weapon.

Lloth's Glaive has several similarities to the traditional magical weaponry made by the drow such as being made from the supernaturally hard adamantine, a dark metal that in the case of Lloth's Glaive is as black as the abyss itself. Its form is decorated with cut obsidian and is adorned with web-like engravings making its drow origins ever present. This weapon is considered sacred to those of Lloth's faith and may grant the wielder a degree of status within a temple or religious area. However, due to the nature of the drow, they are an easy target of enmity to drow who may seek to take the glaives power for themselves.

Lloth's Glaive has the same properties as a normal glaive, however, it also has the Finesse property. You gain a +3 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this magic weapon and deal an additional 1d10 necrotic damage on each successful strike. If you make a successful attack you can as a bonus action attack again with the other end of the glaive. It has the following additional properties.

Heart Sense. You can hear the heartbeat of living creatures within 60 feet of you. This allows you to accurately pinpoint the location of creatures within range even if you cannot see them and grants you advantage on Wisdom(insight) checks to discern if a creature within range is lying or not. This property doesn't work against undead or constructs.

Blood Sacrifice. Whenever you use it to reduce a creature to 0 hit points, the glaive slays the creature draining it of all blood which is channelled into the blade and causing the body to shrivel up. When you do this, Lloth grants you tempory hit points equal to the slain creature's hit point maximum. These hit points fade after 24 hours. This has no effect on constructs or undead. If you are killed you fall under the same effect and are sacrificed to Lloth granting the creature that killed you tempory hit points equal to your hit point maximum and that creature can then instantly attune to the glaive.

Blood Pact. You can, as a reaction, trade your hit points for the following additional effects:

  • 15: You can make another Attack against an opponent within range.
  • 10/20: You gain advantage on a saving throw, ability check or attack roll. This can be used before or after you make a roll, however, if used afterwards the amount is doubled.
  • 5: If you hit two attacks consecutively against a single target you can force a target to make a DC17 Wisdom saving throw or become paralyzed in fear for 1 minute or until they next take damage. They can repeat this save at the beginning of each of their turns.

You can take one or multiple effects when you spend your reaction. For example, you could spend 25 hit points to make an additional attack that is advantaged or spend 60 hit points to make 4 additional attacks.

Sentience. Lloth's Glaive is a sentient chaotic evil weapon with an Intelligence of 17, a Wisdom of 10, and a Charisma of 19. It has hearing and darkvision out to 120 feet. The weapon can read and understand Common, Elvish, Undercommon, Abyssal and can communicate by transmitting emotion to the creature carrying or wielding it by sending various sensation through their hand. When the user sleeps or trances its voice can be heard as a soft, silky smooth whispers that echo through their mind. While you are attuned to it, Lloth's Glaive also understands every language you know.

Personality. If Lloth's Glaivebelieves its user to be weak it communicates with its user by sending shivers and setting off goosebumps up and down its body else it sends pangs of emotion through their hand. In the wielders dreams, it talks with a creeping knowingness down at its user in a blatantly sadistic manner. When angered this becomes a harsh and spiteful assault of elvish that causes its user to wake up in a cold sweat, sensations running through their body until she has calmed. Its purpose is that of a destroyer, craving the destruction of surface-dwelling life, good-aligned creatures and goads its user to fight arbitrarily to assert its dominance over its wielder and those that would be normally stronger than its wielder. Lloth like the glaive hungers for sacrifice and must be regularly fed. If the glaive goes three days or more without consuming blood, a conflict between it and its wielder occurs at the next sunset.

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Lloth's Glaive [1]

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