Talk:Killling Edge (5e Equipment)
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Why is it considered a rapier when it has almost nothing in common with a rapier? Also, wouldn't it make more sense as a magical weapon given it's extra damage ability? PunnyDM12 (talk) 20:57, 21 November 2018 (MST)
I must admit, both of these are fair points. And to answer, I didn't consider making it a magic weapon because the extra damage is because of its design, not an enchantment. And, might I ask, what weapon would you consider it? Longsword? --Paladin Of Deneir (talk) 21:54, 21 November 2018 (MST)
I was thinking more akin to a scimitar given the one-handed slicing motion likely used with it. And it would prevent rogues from getting yet another potential damage die for sneak attack unless they multiclassed or used a feat. PunnyDM12 (talk) 23:19, 21 November 2018 (MST)
This is not quite balanced.
In the hands of a PC with a crit range of 19-20, this deals on average an extra 0.45 damage per hit compared to the similar rapier.
It's also unlikely that a 6-lb weapon would be finesse (it is twice the weight of a longsword).
The proficiency special is also a problem: since a monk is proficient with scimitars, they would also be proficient with a killing edge, so now they are getting extra critical damage on top of their martial arts strikes.
I have removed the finesse property and the proficiency special. My feeling is there are still consequences of the extra critical damage (its the sort of thing you would have on a magic weapon) Marasmusine (talk) 06:33, 7 March 2020 (MST)