Jian (3.5e Equipment)
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Martial One-Handed Melee
|Type3:||Slashing or Piercing|
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.
The Jian is a double-edged straight sword used during the last 2,500 years in China. It has a hilt to protect from opposing blades, and is often equipped with a tassel at the end. The Green Destiny sword from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is an example of one of these blades.
They are very light and fairly flexible. The Weapon Finesse feat can apply to this weapon as such, even though it is not a light weapon. Like the rapier, you can’t wield a jian in two hands in order to apply 1½ times your Strength bonus to damage.
This is a special monk weapon, and monks should be considered proficient in the jian.