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Tuesday Magic Item – Deatheater Blade

26 May, 2015

Swords of FaithThe old knight stopped at the top of the stairway leading down into the catacombs.  “You two, take warning back to the town, I will buy your what time my old frame can.”

Voddick paused to send a crossbow bolt into the undead thing that was trying to mount the base of the stairs, causing it to stumble but not fall.  “There are scores if not hundreds of them, you will be killed.”

The knight’s sword started burning with an eerie blue-white flame.  “They will not find me easy prey.  Now go.”

Gollaon tossed a three freshly lit torches down the stairs.  “That might slow them a bit.  May your faith be strong and your sword sharp, Sir Venryll.”

“May the Ancestors guide you safe and quick,” he replied with a quick salute.  The two nodded and then ran for the town with all possible speed.

Deatheater Blade

These swords are forged of steel alloyed with a dusting of silver and quenched in a mixture of holy water and rare oils.  The hilt or shaft can be plain or elaborate depending upon whom it was originally made for, but usually religious symbolism is worked in somewhere.

These bladed weapons, usually swords but occasionally pole arms, are +1 keen weapons.

As a free action, for up to five minutes a day, they can be wreathed in heatless pale blue-white flames while the flames are burning the weapon gains the undead bane quality and only against undead both the flaming burst and ghost touch qualities, the wielder also gains a +2 deflection bonus to AC  against attacks by undead and a +2 resistance bonus on saves against the powers and abilities of undead, and whenever they end the existence of an undead they gain temporary hit points equal to the hit dice of the destroyed undead (doubled for self-aware undead).  The temporary hit points go away when the flames are extinguished.

However, the wielder of a deatheater blade will be preferentially attacked by mindless undead and are instantly perceived as a threat by self-aware undead.

Aura strong abjuration and necrourgy; CL 15th
Slot none; Price 37,500 + cost of the weapon; Weight by weapon
Construction Requirements
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, false life, planeshift, protection from evil, undeath to death, wall of fire; Cost 18,750 + cost of the weapon

Notes: The idea for this just came to me.  And I have not done much with anti-undead weapons.

Photo by Jules & Jenny and used a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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One comment

  1. A good weapon for a paladin crusading against undead.



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