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Tuesday Magic Item – Heart of Battle

28 March, 2017

Victory!“Our new officer is quite the tactician,” said Voddick, carefully slotting new quarrels into his box of such.

“Agreed.  But it may not all be natural talent,” said Gollaon waxing a bow string.

“Ah, you noticed the amulet too,” grinned Voddick.

‘”Ha!  That’s right, your people use the same technique do they not?”

“Truth.  Once you have seen a shard of a crystallized heart, it sticks with you.”

Heart of Battle

These amulets are made from the fragment of a hero’s heart that has been magically turned to crystal after their death, some are just the shard on a chain, others set the crystal in precious metal decorated with other gems.  The crystal faintly glows and once it has been worn for a day and a night, it flickers in tune to the wearer’s heartbeat.

The wearer gains an intuitive grasp of a battlefield, gaining a +4 enhancement bonus to Initiative checks and in combat, each of the wearer’s steps counts as they move to just the right place (they gain a 5′ competence bonus to ground movement during combat).  During battle, the wearer is hard to distract or confuse, gaining a +4 morale bonus to Will saves.

Once a day, after a successful critical hit, the wearer may force the subject of the critical hit to make a Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 level + Charisma bonus) or be confused for 1d4+1 rounds.

Aura moderate transmutation; CL 9th
Slot neck; Price 18,000; Weight
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, cat’s grace, heroism; Cost 9,000

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

The wearer gains an intuitive grasp of a battlefield, gaining advantage on Initiative and in combat, each of the wearer’s steps counts as they move to just the right place (they gain a 5′ competence bonus to ground movement during combat).  During battle, the wearer is hard to distract or confuse, gaining a advantage on Wisdom and Intelligence saves.

Once a day, after a successful critical hit, the wearer may force the subject of the critical hit to make a Wisdom save (DC 8 + proficiency bonus + Charisma modifier) or be confused for 1d4+1 rounds.

Notes: Rounding out the martial items for March

Photo “medieval battle, Shropshire,Eng” by Micolo J is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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One comment

  1. I like that a battle item that is about brains instead of brawn.



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