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Tuesday Magic Item – Charge Breaker Javelin

20 March, 2018

Charge!Gollaon looked down on the cavalry start to dress its lines in preparation for a charge.  “Oh this is going to be ugly.  I am not sure if I can watch.”

“Why?” asked Voddick recocking his crossbow.

“The skirmishers have javelins that will magically pin the horses’ hooves to the ground.”

“If they were not on the other side I would warn them.”

“Well, send a warning shot their way, it will not dissuade them but at least we will have tried.  I hate the thought of those horses suffering.”

“Agreed,” said Voddick taking aim.

Charge Breaker Javelin

These heavy javelins are often marked with simple images of people stumbling or legs breaking, which demonstrate their intent.

A charge breaker javelin is +1 javelin if its target has just moved at it full move or faster on its last round, it gains an additional +2 enhancement bonus to damage (stacking with its base enhancement bonus) and the target must make a Will save (DC 15) or be slowed for 1d4+1 rounds, additionally, if the save is failed, they must make a Reflex save (DC 15) or fall prone.

Each javelin is good for only one use.

Aura moderate transmutation; CL 7th
Slot none; Price 750; Weight 2 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, haste, slow; Cost 375

For D&D 5E:

Weapon (javelin), uncommon

First paragraph as above.

You have a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this magic weapon and if its target has just moved at it full move or faster on its last round, it gains an additional +2  bonus to damage (stacking with its base damage bonus) and the target must make a Wisdom save (DC 13) or be slowed for 1d4+1 rounds, additionally, if the save is failed, they must make a Dexterity save (DC 13) or fall prone.

Each javelin is good for only one use.

Notes: This thought just came to me, not that formation fighting is much of a thing in most RPGs.

Art “Cavalry Charge” by attributed to Francesco Allegrini (Italian, Cantiano (?) 1615/20–after 1679 Gubbio (?)) via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0

One comment

  1. that’s a fun one. Not enough magic javelins out there in my opinion.



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