Orc Dreadaxe (3.5e Equipment)
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|Small||50 gp||2d6||15 lb||5|
|Medium||50 gp||3d6||20 lb||10|
|Large||100 gp||2d12||30 lb||20|
Orc dreadaxes are two-handed axes with a blade even larger than a greataxe.
Orcs may treat the orc dreadaxe as a martial weapon.
- Slow Recovery
The dreadaxe's balance is so forward-heavy that it is difficult to ready after a swing, and impossible to parry with. The wielder of a dreadaxe suffers a -1 penalty to AC. Due to the size and weight the weapon is slower to swing and therefore easier to dodge. The wielder suffers -1 penalty to attack.
Orcish steel is a low carbon alloy, barely better than iron. The dreadaxe has a -1 penalty on damage rolls.
A masterwork dreadaxe is usually adorned with terrifying motifs and spikes that enhance its already brutish design. This grants a +2 bonus to intimidate checks