Clockwork Apocrypha (3.5e Equipment)
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|Small||500 gp||1d8||77.5 lb||—|
|Medium||500 gp||1d10||155 lb|
|Large||1000 gp||2d8||310 lb||—|
This is a unique weapon forged by the hands of dwarves and gnomes equally, making it a very unique and durable weapon. The weapon itself looks like a two inch thick tower shield, with rounded edges, with a punching dagger welded and bound to the bottom. At the top, causing the weapon to appear similar to a flattened cello, is a counter-balance to help offset the extreme weight. On the inside there are various gears and mechanisms attached to the grip, as well as rails that run up the length of the shield.
The tower shield component also gives the following bonuses/penalties: AC/Shield Bonus: +4 Max Dex Bonus: +2 AC Penalty: -10 Arcane Spell Failure: 50% (If you do not have one hand free.)
This exotic weapon requires: Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Clockwork Apocrypha), a strength score of at least 16, and proficiency with tower shields.
This weapon does not normally have reach.This weapon can be used to attack and swing normally, but in addition to that, every 1d4 rounds as a standard action instead of your normal attack, you may activate the mechanism in the grip to make a 2d6 medium (Greatsword damage range based on size) pierce attack with a 10 foot reach. You are allowed to activate this ability again within the 1d4 'cooldown' period, but you do so with an 80% failure risk. If failed, the gears jam and you miss your attack. Failing also causes the weapon ability to become completely unavailable for 3d4 rounds.
Because of the way this weapon functions, it's strapped to the forearm and cannot be dropped unless removed and because of the unusual shape and balance, you would not be able to use another weapon in your free hand.
When used to attack, you lose this weapon's Shield bonus to AC. When Fighting Defensively or using a Full Defense action, however, the user gains the full Shield bonus to AC.
The blade and the shield components can be crafted out of separate materials and enchanted as if they were two separate entities. The cost of making this weapon out of anything other than steel is priced for both a weapon and a shield. (The same goes for masterwork cost.) This weapon contains no/very few wooden components, and thus is not/wouldn't be noticeably affected by special materials that take place of wood.