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Tuesday Magic Item – Stone Smashing Gloves

26 March, 2019

Strong knuckles

“Of the many ways to besiege a castle,” said Voddick, holding his shield above his head, “I did not expect to be part of a unit punching their way inside.”

Gollaon nodded, waiting for the smashing sounds to subside.  “It is unexpected but so far efficient.”  He raised his shield to deflect a stone thrown from above.

“How much longer?  The defenders are getting organized.”

“A minute?  They were sure this is the thinnest point of the wall.”

Voddick raised his crossbow and took a shot around his shield.  “Going to be a long minute.”

Stone Smashing Gloves

These gloves range from heavily reinforced leather to fully articulated steel gauntlets, but in all cases the striking surface is made of metal and strongly built.  Runes and magical sigil are inscribed one and around the striking surface and never seems to become illegible no matter how worn the gloves as a whole become.  Supposedly developed for mining, their use quickly shifted to the military field.

They are magical and provide the wearer with a +2 attack bonus and do at least 1d6 points of bludgeoning damage on a strike (the wearer may do more if a monk or has other abilities) and it inflicts an additional 1d6 points of sonic damage.  Against a rigid, non-living target, the sonic damage is increased by 1d6 and it ignores hardness and against stone the sonic damage is further increased to a total of 3d6.

While attacking with the gloves, the wearer has Resistance to Sonic damage of 5 + their Constitution modifier (minimum 0).

Aura moderate evocation; CL 9th
Slot none; Price 31,302; Weight 2 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, bull’s strength, shatter; Cost 15,500 + 302 for the gauntlets

For D&D 5E:

Weapon (glove), rare (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

They are magical and provide the wearer with a +2 bonus to attack roll and inflicts at least 1d6 points of bludgeoning damage on a strike (the wearer may do more if a monk or has other abilities) and it inflicts an additional 1d6 points of thunder damage.  Against a rigid, non-living target, the thunder damage is increased by 1d6 and it ignores resistance and against stone the sonic damage is further increased to a total of 3d6.

While attacking with the gloves, the wearer has Resistance to Thunder damage.

Notes: In meta-commentary, this is the companion piece to the Kidney Sling Stone, as I went in for Lithotripsy (which is Latin for stone crushing) on my kidney stone today.  Which seems to have gone well.  Also, I like the image of a dwarf punching through walls.

Gauntlet from the Victoria and Albert Museum and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

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