Spatha (3.5e Equipment)

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A spatha type sword
Spatha
Exotic One-Handed Melee
Critical: 18-20/×2
Range Increment:
Type: Slashing
Hardness: 10
Size Cost1 Damage Weight1 hp
Fine * * 1
Diminutive * 1d3 * 1
Tiny * 1d4 * 2
Small 10 gp 1d6 6 lb. 5
Medium 10 gp 2d4 12 lb. 10
Large 20 gp 2d6 24 lb. 20
Huge * 3d6 * 40
Gargantuan * 4d6 * 80
Colossal * 6d6 * 160
  1. The SRD only gives a means to determine costs and weights of weapons for Large and Small versions based on the Medium weapons. Any other supplied values are the author's best determination.

A spatha is a heavy broadsword type weapon, being typically between 30 and 40 inches long and having a particularly broad and strong lemmet. A spatha is therefore more durable than an ordinary sword. Due to its weight and its robust application in warfare, it more easily draws more crippling wounds. The swords equipped by prestigious Viking warriors are examples of this type of sword.

Special: A character wielding a spatha gets a +2 circumstance bonus on any attack rolls associated with Sunder attempts and with defending against Sunder attempts even if he or she wields it with one hand.



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