Giant Blade (3.5e Equipment)
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Exotic Two-Handed Melee
|Type3:||Bludgeoning and Slashing|
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 is essentially a modernized variant of the gigas sword to put it more in line with other Gigas Weapons.
It is said the first Giant Blade was made by an adventurer who refitted a arming sword belonging to a giant or a titan with a grip made for an humanoid creature. This massive blade can only be used by those of superhuman strength and even then with difficulty, you cannot make attacks of opportunity with a giant blade. Due to it massive weight and complex construction a giant blade is always masterwork (included in the price above).
The giant blade grants reach. Unlike most other weapons with reach, it can be used against an adjacent foe.
Because the giant blade is so huge, the wielder takes a -4 penalty to Hide checks when equipped, and has a Max Dex +2 as if they were using a tower shield. The Max Dex bonus increase by 1 for each 2 points of Strength you have above 19. If you possess tower shield proficiency you take cover behind your giant blade as if it was a tower shield.
The giant blade requires Str 19 to wield in the first place, with a -2 penalty on attack rolls. At Str 21, the penalty to attack rolls vanishes. Those proficient with the giant blade can make the following special attacks:
Overhead Slash: You raise your blade in the air and make a single vertical slash, crashing the weapon into an opponent. As a standard action you make a melee attack with a giant blade you make an attack against all creatures (even allies) in a (up to your reach + 5) ft. line starting from you, you use the same attack and damage roll against all creatures within the area. This ability can be used in as a part of another standard action (such as a maneuver) attack but not as a full attack.
Sweeping Assault: You make wide swings that strike multiple targets, as a standard action you make a melee attack with a giant blade you make an attack against all creatures in a (your reach + 5) foot cone starting from you, you use the same attack and damage roll against all creatures (even allies) within the area. This ability can be used in as a part of another standard action (such as a maneuver) attack but not as a full attack.
Wild Cleave: As a full attack action, you can spin around wildly attacking everything in sight. You gain the effect of whirlwind attack, though you can move up to half you speed during the attack. You can make a free bull rush attempt against those you attack (roll only once against all targets), and you do not need to follow them with your bull rush. Those who have been successfully bull rushed also get a Fortitude save (DC 10 + 1/2 BAB + Strength) or fall prone. You may only use this ability once every 5 rounds.
|Author||Leziad + and Eiji-kun +|
|Cost||500 gp +|
|Damage Type||Bludgeoning + and Slashing +|
|Hit Points||50 +|
|Identifier||3.5e Equipment +|
|Title||Giant Blade +|