The Claw (3.5e Equipment)

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The Claw
Exotic Light Melee
Critical: 17-20 x3
Range Increment: self, 30 ft.
Type: slashing
Size Cost1 Damage Weight1 hp
Fine 10 1d3 0.5 lbs 1
Diminutive 20 1d4 1 lbs 3
Tiny 30 1d6 1.5 lbs 6
Small 1d8 2 lbs 12
Medium 2d6 5 lbs 25
Large 100 3d6 10 lbs 50
Huge 200 4d6 15 lbs 100
Gargantuan 300 6d6 20 lbs 200
Colossal 400 8d6 25 lbs 400
  1. The SRD only gives a means to determine costs and weights of weapons for Large and Small versions based on the Medium weapons. Any other supplied values are the author's best determination.

"The Claw" is one of the many tools designed by Thieves and Assassins Guilds primarily used as a "grapple" gadget to scale the sides of tall structures. The Claw was designed for stealth, granting a +5 bonus to Hide and Move Silently checks, remaining perfectly silent in water as well. The Claws were crafted with Riverine, making the gauntlets immune to all damage save for spells that destroy/dispell, while granting a +5 AC Deflection Bonus. The Spell disintegrate immediately destroys an item made of riverine, as does a rod of cancellation, a sphere of annihilation, or a Mordenkainen's disjunction spell, causing the water to spill out in a sudden rush. Armor and shields made of riverine do not form a complete enclosure, so breath weapons and spells do still affect the wearer. The Claw is appears similar to mercenary gauntlets, being able to lock in place with the additional ability of activating a switch on the forearm, which extends a specially made blade similar to a Katar by about five inches, and can be made to retract via switch the same way. The Claw's blade is silent upon extension, and can be made magically enhanced separately from the gauntlets itself without worry of losing freedom of movement or maneuverability with hands. This makes The Claw extremely versatile, and is therefore handed out exclusively to members of Thieves and Assassin Guilds who've earned their place notably amongst the ranks.

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