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Tuesday Magic Item – Deflecting Dagger

27 August, 2019

Guardian BladeGollaon tightened the bandage around his right forearm.  “Ready?”

“I think we have him cornered,” said Voddick, weapons drawn.

“He has escaped before,” Gollaon prepared to place his hand on the doorknob

“We can but try.”

Gollaon nodded.  “Count of three?”

The door swung open.  “Come in,” said a weary voice from inside, “and let us end this.”

Deflecting Dagger

These parrying daggers are made of only the best materials, finely made and finely decorated, the blade is often etched with a motto of some sort.

These are +1 parrying daggers that once a day, guide the wielder in their defense for five minutes, providing a +2 shield bonus to armor class that also applies against touch attacks and deflects seven points of damage per attack from magic missiles.

Additionally, if the wielder has made a statement such as “you will never take me alive” during the time when its defensive ability is active, the dagger will stab them through the heart, killing them instantly, if they are dropped to negative hit points or fail a save against an incapacitating effect.

Aura Moderate Necrourgy; CL 7th
Slot none; Price 7,801; Weight 1 lb
Construction Requirements
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, bestow curse, shield; Cost 3,750 + 301 for the dagger

For D&D 5E:

Magic weapon (dagger), rare (requires attunment)

First paragraph as above.

This is magic dagger that provide the wielder with a +1 to attack and damage roll that can guide the wielder in their defense for five minutes, providing a +2 bonus to armor class and resistance to damage from magic missiles.  The defensive bonus can be activated again after the wielder has a long rest.

Additionally, if the wielder has made a statement such as “you will never take me alive” during the time when its defensive ability is active, the dagger will stab them through the heart, killing them instantly, if they are dropped to negative hit points or fail a save against an incapacitating effect.

Notes: A good weapon/defense for a villain as they will probably only have one battle to fight not as useful, but still good, for a player character as it is a magic weapon that they can use to boost their defense in an emergency.

Photo Main gauche and sheath, the hilt and mounts chiselled and blued against a gilt ground, by Emanuel or Daniel Sadeler, Bavaria (Munich), early 17th century. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.  Used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license via Europeana.

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