Talk:Katana (3.5e Equipment)
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I just read in close detail. 18-20/x3 for one feat? O.O Do you smell limburger? Because OW.... there's a reason why high crit ranges and high crit amounts should never mix. -- Eiji 22:48, 3 July 2008 (MDT)
- Oh, it appears I missed the 18-20 crit range with the proper feat. I now second Eiji's previous post. -- Flession 21:32, 5 July 2008 (MDT)
Umm...to be perfectly blunt, why am I going to get this item when I can just grab a Masterwork Bastard Sword (which, according to the DMG, is basically what it is) and have the same crit range and a higher damage output at a lower cost? -- Flession 23:45, 3 July 2008 (MDT)
WEEABOOO... I mean overpowered
This is very overpowered, 1 feat high crit range and high crit damages. Also it easy of making it even stronger with but a feat (improved critical) and level dips in a PrC. Should be toned down. --Lord Dhazriel 19:44, 14 February 2009 (MST)
- Also not to offend anyone the title was a joke btw.--Lord Dhazriel 19:50, 14 February 2009 (MST)
You know, historically speaking a katana is a thin-bladed sword designed for either one or two-handed use, a cutting edge and a gentle curve.
If anything, that's just a different flavor of bastard sword. The only reason people make it masterwork is because in real world history the katana was usually made with more care and detail to the blade's ability to cut (of course when you live in a country that only has so much of such poor quality metals you HAD to do that, or else it'd totally useless), and social bias formed by interpretations in anime and manga being taken literally.
If any of my players came up to me with this abomination they'd have another thing coming.
This entry comes up in a google search for SRD: Katana. It really should be labeled as homebrew more explicitly or you are going to have a slew of players claiming that this overpowered weapon is part of the SRD when it's not. Having a 1d10, finessable, 18-20/x3 weapon that could be wielded by a 4th level Rogue or something?? Crazy!