Maul of the Skull King (3.5e Equipment)
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Maul of the Skull King
|Aura:||Moderate Necromancy, Faint Evocation and Universal|
|Activation:||Use-activated, Swift, and -- (see text)|
At the end of the dark steel staff, the petrified hand of a giant holds a human skull. Flickering in its eyes are twin pricks of blue flames.
This +1 Knockback Maul is topped by a skull. As a swift action usable every 1d4+1 rounds, the wielder can alight the skull in ghostly flames, giving the Maul the Ghost Touch enhancement and the effect of the chill touch spell on the next attack. After striking with ghostly flames, the skull vanishes. Every successful hit with the Maul reduces the cooldown by 1 round, and when the cooldown ends the skull reappears.
When the Maul kills a creature with at least Int 5, allows the Maul to glow as a Ghostlight for an hour. Finally, when the Maul is glowing and the skull is present, anyone hit by the Maul is made shaken for 1 round on hit, 3 rounds on a critical threat, or frightened for 1 round and shaken for 3 rounds on a confirmed critical hit. Fear from the Maul overlaps and does not stack.