Talk:Blinding Powder (5e Equipment)

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Against a typical creature in a typical combat, this is "Succeed on a Dexterity 15 saving throw or all further attack rolls against you have advantage, and all attack rolls you make have disadvantage, until you die or run away." This costs a mere 1 gp to do, can affect several creatures at once, and since it's a light weapon it can be done twice per turn by literally anyone. Needless to say that's a bit much for 1 gp, isn't it? It might be balanced if it took an entire action to use, and a hit creature could just wipe the sand away with an action, but then it would be adventuring gear instead of a weapon... (although it's already more akin to gear than a weapon, anyway). - Guy (talk) 15:47, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Compare this with the 2nd level spell blindness/deafness. An important distinction is that a creature afflicted by that spell gets a free saving throw at the end of each of its turns to end the effect early. And, needless to say, casting the near-equivalent of a 2nd level spell twice per turn shouldn't be cheap. - Guy (talk) 18:10, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
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