Gigas Sword (3.5e Equipment)

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Gigas Blade

Exotic Two-Handed Melee

Cost: 150 gp
Damage (Small): 2d6
Damage (Medium)1: 3d6
Critical: 19-20/x2
Weight2: 50 lbs
Type3: Bludgeoning and Slashing
HP4: 50
Hardness: 10

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.

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Everyone loves greatswords, and heroes always seemed to be getting bigger and bigger swords to the point of improbability. On the far end of that scale is the Gigas Blade, a massive slab of steel with a sharpened edge on the side and flat blunt tip. It's sheer weight adds bludgeoning during the slashing.

The gigas blade grants reach. Unlike most other weapons with reach, it can be used against an adjacent foe.

As an attack action, the gigas sword can be swung in a wide arc to strike multiple creatures. All creatures in a (your reach + 5) foot cone must make a Reflex save DC 10 + 1/2 BAB + ability modifier for attack rolls or take damage as if struck by your weapon, save negates. Feats and ability which alter a weapon's attack modifier cannot be applied to this attack option.

The gigas blade requires Str 15 to wield in the first place, with a -2 penalty on attack rolls. At Str 19, the penalty to attack rolls vanishes. The gigas sword is so awkward that it cannot be wielded to make attacks of opportunity.

Because the gigas 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.

If you have tower shield proficiency, you may take cover behind it as if it were an actual tower shield. In addition when taking a total defense action you gain a +4 shield bonus to AC from the bulk of the blade protecting you.

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Eiji-kun's Homebrew (4874 Articles)
AuthorEiji-kun +
ClassMelee +
Cost150 gp +
Critical19-20/x2 +
Damage3d6 +
Damage TypeBludgeoning + and Slashing +
Hardness10 +
Hit Points50 +
Identifier3.5e Equipment +
ProficiencyExotic +
Rated ByBackHandOfFate +, Ghostwheel +, Leziad + and Foxwarrior +
RatingRated 3 / 4 +
SizeTwo-Handed +
TitleGigas Sword +
Weight50 +