Chain Longhook (3.5e Equipment)
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Exotic One-Handed Thrown Melee
1. See Damage Increases by Size to calculate the damage for a weapon larger than Medium or smaller than Small.
2. Weight figures are for Medium weapons. A Small weapon weighs half as much, and a Large weapon weighs twice as much.
3. When two types are given, the weapon is both types if the entry specifies "and", either type (player's choice at time of attack) if the entry specifies "or", or each end of the double weapon is a different type if the entry specifies "/".
4. The hp value given is for Medium armor, weapons, and shields. Divide by 2 for each size category of the item smaller than Medium, or multiply it by 2 for each size category larger than Medium.
This difficult weapon is usually used as support with another melee or short ranged projectile weapon. It is an oversized fish hook on a long chain, and a arm mounted auto-loading device that winches the chain back into firing position regardless if you hit or miss. It's damage is unremarkable, but a successful hit grants the user a grapple check. If the grapple is successful they may immediately drag the target up to the full 80 ft to their position. This ends the grapple, and if the user has additional attacks in a round they can proceed to full attack with their remaining attacks.
Regardless if you hit or miss, the chain greathook takes 1 round to automatically reload itself into launching position, so it can be used every other round. The weapon has single range increment of 80 ft (the length of the chain). In a pinch, it can be used as a melee weapon as well, or as a grappling hook with 80 ft chain.