Western Weapons

Rembrandt (1606-1669) Title The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch, known as the Night Watch.
Rembrandt (1606-1669) Title The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch, known as the Night Watch.

Without a doubt, weapons number among adventurers’ most coveted possessions. Whether weapons are used as tools to lay foul monsters low, as the medium for magical enhancements, or as outlets for a host of fundamental class abilities, few heroes head into the field without their favorite—or perhaps even a whole arsenal of their favorites. This section presents all manner of nonmagical weapons for PCs to purchase and put to use, whatever their adventures might entail. The weapons presented here should be relatively easy to find and purchase in most towns and cities, although GMs might wish to restrict the availability of some of the more expensive and exotic items.

From the common longsword to the exotic dwarven urgrosh, weapons come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

All weapons deal hit point damage. This damage is subtracted from the current hit points of any creature struck by the weapon. When the result of the die roll to make an attack is a natural 20 (that is, the die actually shows a 20), this is known as a critical threat (although some weapons can score a critical threat on a roll of less than 20). If a critical threat is scored, another attack roll is made, using the same modifiers as the original attack roll. If this second attack roll exceeds the target’s AC, the hit becomes a critical hit, dealing additional damage.

Weapons are grouped into several interlocking sets of categories. These categories pertain to what training is needed to become proficient in a weapon’s use (simple, martial, orexotic), the weapon’s usefulness either in close combat (melee) or at a distance (ranged, which includes both thrown and projectile weapons), its relative encumbrance (light, one-handed, or two-handed), and its size (Small, Medium, or Large).

Simple, Martial, and Exotic Weapons

Most character classes are proficient with all simple weapons. Combat-oriented classes such as barbarians, cavaliers, and fighters are proficient with all simple and all martial weapons. Characters of other classes are proficient with an assortment of simple weapons and possibly some martial or even exotic weapons. All characters are proficient with unarmed strikes and any natural weapons they gain from their race. A character who uses a weapon with which he is not proficient takes a –4 penalty on attack rolls with that weapon.

Masterwork Weapons

Simple Weapons
Unarmed Attacks (Simple)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Gauntlet2 gp1d21d3×21 lbBludgeoning—
Iron Nails25 gp1d41d618-20/x21 lbSlashing
or Piercing
—
Iron
Teeth
(bite)
25 gp1d31d4x21 lb.Piercing—
Unarmed
strike
1d3 ×2—Bludgeoningnonlethal
Light
Melee Weapons (Simple)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Battle
Aspergillum
5 gp1d41d6x24 lb.Bludgeoningsee text
Brass
Knife
2
gp
1d31d419-20/x210
ft.
1
lb.
Piercing
or Slashing
fragile
Brass
Knuckles
1 gp1d21d3x21 lb.Bludgeoningmonk,
see text
Cestus5 gp1d31d419-20×21lb.Piercing
or slashing
monk
Dagger2 gp1d31d419-20/×210 ft.1 lbPiercing
or slashing
—
Dagger,
punching
2 gp1d31d4×31 lbPiercing—

Gauntlet
Spiked

5 gp1d31d4×21
lb
Piercing
Hook
Hand
10 gp1d31d4x21 lb.Slashingdisarm
Mace,
Light
5 gp1d41d6×24 lb.Bludgeoning
Sickle6 gp1d41d6×22 lb.Slashingtrip
Stake,
Wooden
—1d31d4x210 ft.1 lb.Piercing
Stiletto4 gp1d31d418-20/×21 lb.Piercing
One-Handed
Melee Weapons (Simple)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeight 1Type 2Special
Club1d41d6×210 ft.3 lbBludgeoning
Club
Mere
2 gp1d31d4x22 lbs.Bludgeoning or piercingfragile
Mace,
Heavy
12
gp
1d61d8×28
lb
Bludgeoning
Morningstar8 gp1d61d8×26 lbs.Bludgeoning
and piercing
shortspear1 gp1d41d6×220 ft.3 lb.Piercing
Two-Handed
Melee Weapons (Simple)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Bayonet5 gp1d41d6x21 lb.Piercing—
Longspear5 gp1d61d8×39 lbPiercingbrace,
reach
Pike,
boarding
8 gp1d61d8x39 lbs.Piercingbrace,
reach
Quarterstaff—1d4/1d41d6/1d6×24 lbBludgeoningdouble, monk
Spear2 gp1d61d8×320 ft.6 lbPiercingbrace
Spear,
Boar
5 gp1d61d8x28 lb.Piercingbrace,
see text
Ranged
Weapons (Simple)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Blowgun2 gp11d2x220 ft.1 lb.Piercing
Crossbow
Heavy
50 gp 1d1019-20/×2120 ft.8 lbPiercing
Crossbow
Light
35 gp 1d819-20/×280 ft.4 lbPiercing
Dart5 sp1d31d4×220 ft.½
lb
Piercing
Javelin1 gp1d41d6×230 ft.2 lbPiercing
Needlestorm300 gp11x210 ft2 lb.Piercing
Sling—1d31d4×250 ft.0 lbBludgeoning
Ammunition
(Simple)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Bolts
Crossbow
(10)
1 gp— —1 lb——
Bolt(s),
acid
(1)
40 gp———0.1 lb.—see
text
Bolt(s),
Drow poison (1)
100 gp———0.1 lb.—see
text
Bolt(s),
fire
(1)
50 gp———0.1 lb.—see
text
Bullet(s),
groaning
(10)
2 gp———5 lbs.—see
text
Bullets
Sling
(10)
1 sp ——5 lbs.——
Bullet(s),
smoke
(10)
100 gp———5 lbs.—see
text
Dart(s),
blowgun
(10)
5 sp———1 lb.——
Martial Weapons
Light Melee Weapons (Martial)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Axe,
boarding
6 gp1d41d6x3—3 lbs.Piercing
or Slashing
Axe throwing 8 gp1d6 ×210 ft.2 lbSlashing
Blade
Boot
25 gp1d31d4x2—2 lbs.Piercingsee text
Spiked
Gauntlet
5 gp1d31d4x21 lb.Piercing
Gladius
15 gp1d41d619-20/x23 lbs.Piercing
or Slashing
performance
Hammer,
Light
1 gp1d31d4×220 ft.2 lbBludgeoning
Handaxe6 gp1d6 ×33 lbSlashing 
Knife,
Switchblade
5 gp1d31d419-20/x210 ft.1 lb.Piercing
Kukri8 gp1d4 18-20/×22 lbSlashing 
Pick,
Light
4 gp1d31d4×43 lbPiercing
Rondel8 gp1d31d418-20/×21 lbPiercing
Sap1 gp1d41d6×22 lbBludgeoningnonlethal
Shield
light
special1d21d3×2specialBludgeoning
Spiked
armor
special1d41d6×2specialPiercing 
Spiked
shield light
special1d31d4×2specialPiercing
Starknife24 gp1d31d4x320 ft.3 lbs.Piercing—
Shortsword10 gp1d41d619-20/×22 lbPiercing—
War
Razor
8 gp1d31d419-20/x21 lb.Slashing—
Whip,
Cat-o’-nine-tails
1
gp
1d31d4×21
lb.
Slashingdisarm,
nonlethal
One-Handed
Melee Weapons (Martial)
Martial
Weapons
CostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Battleaxe10 gp1d61d8×3—6 lbSlashing 
Cutlass15 gp1d41d618-20/×2—4 lbs.Slashing—
Flail8 gp1d61d8×2—5 lbBludgeoningdisarm,
trip
Flail,
sprinkling
12 gp1d61d8x2—5 lbs.Bludgeoningdisarm,
trip
Longflail25 gp1d61d8×2—10 lbBludgeoningreach
Longsword15 gp1d61d819-20/×2—4 lbSlashing 
Pick,
Heavy
8 gp1d41d6×4—6 lbPiercing 
Rapier20 gp1d41d618-20/×2—2 lbPiercing—
Scimitar15 gp1d41d618-20/×2—4 lbSlashing—
Scizore20 gp1d81d10x2—3 lbs.Piercing—
Shield
heavy
special1d31d4×2—specialBludgeoning—
Side-sword13
gp
1d41d619-20/×2—3
lbs.
Piercing
or slashing
—
Spatha10 gp1d62d418-20/×2—12 lb.Slashing
Spear, Dory10 gp1d61d8×310 lbsPiercingbrace
Spiked shield heavyspecial 1d6×2specialPiercing
Sword cane45 gp1d41d6x24 lbs.Piercingsee text
Terbutje (Macuahuitl)5 gp1d61d8

19-20/x2

2 lbs.Slashingfragile
Terbutje, steel20 gp1d61d819-20×24 lbs.Slashing
Trident15 gp1d61d8×210 ft.4 lbPiercingbrace
Warhammer12 gp1d61d8×35 lb.Bludgeoning
Two-Handed Melee Weapons (Martial)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Bardiche13 gp1d81d1019-20/x214 lbs.Slashingbrace,
reach, see text
Bec
de Corbin
15 gp1d81d10x312 lbs.Bludgeoning
or Piercing
brace,
reach, see text
Bill11 gp1d61d8x3—11 lbs.Slashingbrace,
disarm, reach, see text
Falchion75 gp1d62d418-20/×2—8 lb.Slashing—
Flail
Heavy
15 gp1d81d1019-20/×2—10 lb.Bludgeoningdisarm,
trip
Glaive8 gp1d81d10×3—10 lb.Slashingreach
Glaive-Guisarme12 gp1d81d10x3—10 lbs.Slashingbrace,
reach, see text
Greataxe20 gp1d101d12×312 lb.Slashing 
Greatclub5 gp1d81d10×28 lb.Bludgeoning
Greatsword50 gp1d102d619-20/×28 lb.Slashing 
Guisarme9 gp1d62d4x312 lbs.Slashingreach,
trip
Halberd10 gp1d81d10×312 lb.Piercing
or slashing
brace,
trip
Hammer,
Lucerne
15 gp1d101d12x212 lbs.Bludgeoning or Piercingbrace,
reach, see text

Lance

10 gp1d61d8×310 lb.Piercingreach
Lance,
blunt
8 gp1d61d8x310 lb.Piercingreach
Lance,
barbed
14 gp1d61d819-20/x310 lb.Piercingreach
Maul45 gp1d102d6x310 lbs.Bludgeoning
Military Fork15 gp1d81d10x310 lbs.Piercing
Pickaxe14 gp1d61d8x4—12 lbs.Piercing
Ranseur10 gp1d62d4×3—12 lb.Piercingdisarm,
reach
Sarissa12 gp1d61d8x3—12 lbs.Piercingbrace,
reach, see text
Scythe18 gp1d62d4×4—10 lb.Piercing
or slashing
trip
Spear,
syringe
100 gp1d61d8x320 ft.6 lbs.Piercing, see
text
Ranged
Weapons (Martial)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Arbalest100 gp1d102d619-20/×2120
ft.
10
lbs
Piercing—
Amentum—1d41d6x250
ft.
1 lb.Piercingperformance
Chakram1 gp1d61d8x230 ft.1 lb.Slashing—
Hunga
munga
4 gp1d41d6x215 ft.3
lbs.
Piercing—
Longbow75 gp1d61d8×3100 ft.3 lb.Piercing 
Longbow,
Composite
100 gp1d61d8×3110 ft.3 lb.Piercing 
Pilum5 gp1d61d8x220 ft.4 lbs.Piercingsee text
Shortbow30 gp1d41d6×360 ft.2 lb.Piercing—
Shortbow
composite
75 gp1d41d6×370 ft.2 lb.Piercing—
Arrows (20)1 gp ———3 lb.— 
Arrow(s), Blunt (20)2 gp————3 lbs.Bludgeoningsee text
Arrow, Durable (1)1 gpsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee text
Arrow,
Dye
(1)
1 gpsee textsee textsee textsee text4 lbs.—see text
Arrow,
Flight
(20)
2 gp———see text3 lbs.Piercingsee text
Arrow,
Lodestone
(1)
10 gpsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee text
Arrows
Merciless
(10)
50 gpsee textsee textsee textsee text4 lb.see textsee text
Arrow,
Pheromone
(1)
15 gpsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee text
Arrow,
Raining
(1)
30 gpsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee text
Arrow,
Slow Burn
(1)
150 gpsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee text
Arrow,
Smoke
(1)
10 gp—————Piercingsee text
Arrow,
Splintercloud
(1)
25 gpsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee text
Arrow,
Tangleshot
(1)
20 gpsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee text
Arrow(s),
Whistling
(20)
2 gp————3 lbs.——
Exotic
Weapons
Light
Melee Weapons (Exotic)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Aklys5 gp1d61d8x220 ft.2 lbs.Bludgeoningperformance,
trip
Axe,
knuckle
9 gp1d41d6x3—2 lbs.Slashingmonk,
performance
Battle
poi
5 gp1d3 fire1d4 firex2—2 lbs.fire—
Chaindisc25 gp1d31d4x3—3 lbSlashingreach
Combat
Cloth
5 gp1d31d4x25 ft1
lb
Slashing
or Piercing
—
Kama2 gp 1d6×2—2 lbSlashing 
Dagger,
swordbreaker
10 gp1d31d4x2—3 lbs.Sdisarm,
sunder
Dirk10 gp1d41d619-20/×210 ft.2 lbPiercing
or slashing
see text
Flying
Talon
15 gp1d31d4x210 ft.5 lbs.Piercingdisarm,
trip
Knife,
butterfly
5 gp1d31d419-20/x2—1 lb.Piercing
or Slashing
—
Katar,
tri-bladed
6 gp1d31d4x4—2 lbs.Piercing—
Quadrens8 gp1d41d619-20/x2—2 lbs.Piercingperformance
Nunchaku2 gp 1d6×2—2 lbBludgeoning 
Sai1 gp 1d4×210 ft.1 lbBludgeoning 
Siangham3 gp1d41d6×2—1 lbPiercingmonk
Sica10 gp1d41d6x2—2 lbs.Slashingperformance
One-Handed
Melee Weapons (Exotic)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Axe,
hooked
20 gp1d61d8x3—7 lbs.Slashingdisarm,
performance, trip
Bladechain40
gp
1d41d619–20/x2—5
lb
Slashingdisarm,
reach, trip
Falcata18 gp1d61d819-20/x3—4 lbs.Slashing—
Khopesh20
gp
1d61d819-20/x2—8 lbs.Slashingtrip
Kopis 65
gp
1d61d818-20/x2—5
lb.
Slashingperformance
Magnet
Chain
200
gp
1d31d4x2—2
lb
Bludgeoningreach
Saw
Flail
50
gp
1d81d10x3—3 lbSlashingsee
text
Shotel30 gp1d61d8x3—3 lbs.Piercingperformance
Sword
bastard
35 gp1d81d1019-20/×2—6 lbSlashing—
Waraxe
dwarven
30 gp1d81d10×3—8 lbSlashing—
Waraxe,
dwarven double
60 gp1d81d10×3—12 lbs.Slashingsee text
Whip1 gp1d21d3×2—2 lbSlashingdisarm,
nonlethal, reach, trip
Two-Handed
Melee Weapons (Exotic)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Axe, Orc Double60 gp1d6/1d61d8/1d8x315 lbs.Sdouble
Battle Ladder20 gp1d4/1d41d6/1d6×28 lbs.Btrip
Boarding
gaff
8 gp1d4/1d41d6/1d6×2—8 lbs.Slashingdouble,
reach, trip
Chain
Spiked
25 gp 2d4×2—10 lb.Piercingdisarm, trip
Claymore75 gp2d62d819-20/×2—12 lb.Slashing 
Crook1 gp1d41d6×25 lbs.Breach, trip
Curve blade, elven80 gp1d81d1018–20/×27 lbs.S
Dorn Dergar, dwarven50 gp1d81d10×215 lbs.Breach
Elven branched spear20 gp1d61d8×310 lbs.Pbrace, reach
Fauchard14 gp1d81d1018-20/x2—10 lbs.Slashingreach,
trip
Flail
Dire
90 gp 1d8/1d8×2—10 lb.Bludgeoning 
Flailpole15 gp1d61d8×210 lbs.Sreach, trip
Flambard50 gp1d81d1019-20/x2—6 lbs.Slashingsunder
Flying blade40 gp1d101d12x312 lbs.Sperformance, reach
Garrote3 gp1d41d6x2—1 lb.Slashinggrapple,
see text
Hammer
Gnome Hooked
20 gp1d6/1d41d8/1d6×3/×4—6 lbs.Bludgeoning
and piercing
 
Harpoon5 gp1d61d8x310 ft.16 lbs.Pgrapple
Lance, Dire20 gp 2d6x315 lb.Piercingreach
Longaxe, dwarven50 gp1d101d12×314 lbs.Sreach
Longhammer, dwarven70 gp1d102d6×320 lbs.Breach
Mancatcher15 gp11d2x210 lbs.Piercinggrapple, reach, see text
Net, snag30 gpsee textsee text10 ft.10 lbs.Ptrip, see text
Orc skull ram15 gp1d81d10×320 lbs.Breach
Piston maul70 gp1d81d10×215 lbs.Bsee text
Ripsaw glaive30 gp1d81d10x312 lbs.Slashingreach, see text
Scarf, bladed12 gp1d41d6×22 lbs.Sdisarm, trip
Scimitar Two-Bladed 100 gp1d4/1d41d6/1d618-20/x29 lbs.Slashingdouble
Scythe Two-Bladed120 gp1d6/1d62d4/2d4x422 lbs.Slashingdouble
Shield
Halberd
150
gp
1d102d8x4—22
lbs.
Slashingsee text
Spear, totem25 gp1d81d10x310 ft.6 lbs.P or Ssee text
Sword,
two-bladed
100 gp1d6/1d61d8/1d819-20/×2—10 lbs.Slashingdouble
Urgrosh,
dwarven
50
gp
1d6/1d41d8/1d6×3—12
lbs.
Slashing
or piercing
brace,
double
Ranged Weapons Exotic
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Bolas5 gp 1d4×210 ft.2 lbBludgeoning 
Bola, Brutal15 gp1d31d4×210 ft.2 lbs.B and Ptrip
Boomerang3 gp1d41d6x230 ft.3 lbs.Bludgeoning
Bow, thorn50 gp1d41d6x340 ft.2 lbs.P
Crossbow, crank (heavy)400 gp1d81d1019–20/×2120 ft.12 lbs.P
Crossbow, crank (light)250 gp1d61d819–20/×280 ft.6 lbs.P
Crossbow, double300 gp1d61d819-20/x280 ft.18 lbs.Piercing
Crossbow Hand100 gp1d31d419-20/×230 ft.2 lbPiercing 
Bolts Crossbow(10)1 gp 1 lb 
Crossbow Repeating heavy400 gp 1d1019-20/×2120 ft.12 lbPiercing 
Bolts Crossbow (5)1 gp 1 lb 
Crossbow, launching75 gp30 ft.8 lbs.see text
Crossbow Repeating light250 gp 1d819-20/×280 ft.6 lbPiercing 
Bolts Crossbow (5)1 gp 1 lb 
Flask Thrower25 gp20 ft.4 lbs.see text
Grappling hook6 gp1d41d6×210 ft.14 lbs.Pgrapple
Harpbow500 gp1d61d8x3110 ft2 lbPiercingsee text
Lasso1 sp5 lbs.see text
Luna Blade300 gp1d41d618-20/x2;10ft.;3 lbSlashingsee text
Net20 gp 10 ft.6 lb. 
Net Bolas70 gp1d21d3x210 ft.4 lb.Bludgeoningsee text
Shield, throwing+50 gp1d41d6×220 ft.Bperformance, trip
Shrillshaft javelin35 gp1d41d6×230 ft.3 lbs.Psee text
Shuriken (5)1 gp11d2×210 ft.½ lb.Piercingmonk
Sling, double10 gp1d31d4×250 ft.1 lb.Bdouble, see text
Sling glove5 gp1d31d4x250 ft.2 lbs.Bludgeoning
Sling staff, halfling20 gp1d61d8x380 ft.3 lbs.B
Sling, stitched1d41d6×21 lb.Bdisarmtrip
(Exotic) AmmunitionCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Little starstones (10)5 cp112 lbs.Bludgeoningnonlethal
Sharpstones (10)1 gp1d31d45 lbs.Piercing or Slashing
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