OGC:Fire Lance (5e Equipment)
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Martial Ranged Weapons
|Fire Lance||50 gp||special||5 lbs.||Ammunition (range 5/15), heavy, loud, match loading, misfire, shot (2d4 fire, area), two-handed|
This early firearm is essentially a pistol strapped to the end of a lance, polearm, or spear. The shooter ignites a slow match and aims the weapon at the target, firing streams of flame (projectiles were added later) at the target. Early fire lances were made of bamboo but were later made of metal. As the fire lance grew in popularity, soldiers began carrying the tubes without the melee weapon attached, becoming the first hand cannons.
Fire lances belch a line of fire which also lights flammable objects. Every creature in range must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw; on a failure the creature takes half damage. If a fire lance is loaded with a ball, then in addition to the fire damage it also does 1d6 damage to a single target in a (10/30) range on a successful hit. This attack is subject to misfire, which also keeps the fire lance from using its fire attack until cleaned.
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