Tuesday Magic Item – Gymir’s Tooth

14 July, 2015

Wisdom-Tooth-Photo-by-Pejman-Akbarzadeh“What an odd war-hammer,” said Voddick, looking at it.  “Look it has a massive tooth as its head!”

“Hide that, you fool,” hissed Gollaon looking around to make sure none of the other looters picking over the dead had heard.  “It is made from a giant’s tooth, I have heard of such,” he said in a whisper.

Voddick slipped it under his tooth.  “Valuable?”

“Worth your life if a dragon catches its scent.”

Gymir’s Tooth

The first of these was made by the dwarven smith-venturer Elsain Emeraldsign using a tooth taken from the giant Gymir’s body from the Yotenschlachfeld shortly after that battle.  The weapon made from that tooth retained Gymir’s hatred of the dragon that slew him.  The shaft is made of dark oak reinforced with blackened steel and the tooth is mounted in a steel harness ending in a vicious back spike.

Gymir’s Tooth is a +2 dragon-bane warhammer that gains an additional +1 to attack against targets with +5 or more natural armor.

While not intelligent, it does retain Gymir’s hatred of dragons, when facing a true dragon, the wielder gains a +6 morale bonus against fear-effects generated by dragons and act as if under the effects of a rage spell and gains 2d6 temporary hit points.  However, the wielder cannot back down or flee from combat with a true dragon (unless they make a DC 24 Will save, which may be attempted once a round) and they take one hit point of damage per round of combat, but this damage is not accessed until the wielder leaves combat.

Aura moderate enchantment; CL 8th
Slot none; Price 22,312; Weight 5 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, bull’s strength, rage, creator must have a giant’s tooth to built into the weapon; Cost 11,000 + 312 for the warhammer

Notes: A contribution to this month’s blog festival: weapons of legend hosted by Of Dice and Dragons.  The ideas for the weapon just struck me and it is such a good visual.

Photo by Pejman Akbarzadeh and found in Wikimedia Commons, used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


  1. Lovely. An epic weapon is a nice change of pace from your usual flim-flammery and gewgaws. 😉

  2. […] Gymir’s Tooth – Another non-sword entry, one of very few. There’s an interest back story to this dwarven made warhammer, and it’ll make your hero a bane of dragonkind. […]

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