Tuesday Magic Item – Unicorn Horn Lance

26 August, 2014

Like this“You cannot escape, defiler,” shouted Dame Crystalthorn thrusting her spiral horn tipped lance.

The Agent of the Black Tree rocked back, avoiding the spear point and pushing one of his ash minions into the way.  He ducked away, triggering his escape amulet.  As the outer rampart faded, he breathed a sigh of relief.

The Agent gasped as the spiral horn punched through his chest.  “But . . .”

“I told you that you could not escape,” the elf said tearing the lance free.

Unicorn Horn Lance

While the original few of these weapons were made from actual unicorn horns, later ones are made from mithril or silver-steel alloy quenched in unicorn blood (freely given).  The lance shaft is made of wood from a lightning struck tree, usually an oak, that has been ritually cleaned and blessed.

The lance is a +2 keen lance that can also be used as a +2 keen long spear when the wielder is not mounted, that ignores five points of Damage Reduction.  Once a day, the wielder can mark an enemy, against that enemy the lance has a x4 critical multiplier and if the marked enemy magically or physically flees, the wielder can follow within five minutes as if by use of a greater teleport spell.

Aura strong conjuration; CL 13th
Slot none; Price 31,310; Weight 8 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, bestow curse, keen edge, scrying, greater teleport; Cost 15,500 + 310 for the lance

Notes: Just an interesting idea linking into the ability of the D&D/Pathfinder unicorn to be able to teleport.

Photo by Neil McIntosh and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.


  1. That’s badass. Very much like the teleport connection.

    • Unicorns in D&D/Pathfinder have such an odd grab bag of powers, thought it would be fun to try and tie a bunch of them into an item.

Please share your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: