Damascus Steel, Modified (3.5e Equipment)

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Damascus Steel[edit]

Damascus steel is a very unique type of steel, that is created as a result of layering different types of steel together, and folding it over upon itself. It is far more durable than normal steel, and is a very rare form of craftsmanship. Armor made of Damascus Steel grants a +1 deflection bonus to AC, and a +3 deflection bonus specifically against any form of ammunition. Damascus is twice as effective as normal steel when it comes to stopping projectiles. Weapons made of Damascus Steel deal double damage on a successful Sunder attack, and ignore damage reduction on a critical hit. In addition, they give an additional +1 to damage rolls against other targets, but this bonus is replaced by (and does not stack with) magical enhancement. The cost of the masterwork property is included in the prices given below. Thus, Damascus Steel weapons and ammunition have a +1 enhancement bonus on attack rolls, and the armor check penalty of Damascus Steel armor is lessened by 1 compared to ordinary armor of its type. Damascus is an incredibly rare form of steel, and is the means of which to make it are very uncommonly known. It is up to the DM to come up with a place, if any such place exists, that will be able to sell Damascus items. Being able to craft items out of Damascus Steel will require substantial knowledge on the subject, as well as high Wisdom and Intelligence to be able to figure out how to make it.

Only weapons, armor, and shields normally made of metal can be fashioned from Damascus Steel. Weapons, armor, and shields normally made of steel that's made of Damascus Steel have one-third more hit points than normal. Damascus Steel has 30 hit points per inch of thickness and hardness 20.

Type of Damascus Steel Item Item Cost Modifier
Ammunition +60 gp
Light armor +400 gp
Medium armor +1,000 gp
Heavy armor +2,000 gp
Shield +500 gp
Weapon +650 gp

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