|Fist fighter. Roman mosaic (glass paste) from Pompeii. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples|
Source: Pathfinder d20pfsrd.com
[This content was created for the Pathfinder rules by Paizo Publishing LLC and is part of the Pathfinder RPG product line.]
The cestus is a glove of leather or thick cloth that covers the wielder from mid-finger to mid-forearm. The close combat weapon is reinforced with metal plates over the fingers and often lined with wicked spikes along the backs of the hands and wrists. The style is common in Pit Fighting arenas.
Benefit: While wearing a cestus, you are considered armed and your attacks deal normal damage. If you are proficient with a cestus, your unarmed strikes may deal bludgeoning or piercing damage. Monks are proficient with the cestus.
Drawback: When using a cestus, your fingers are mostly exposed, allowing you to wield or carry items in that hand, but the constriction of the weapon at your knuckles gives you a 2 penalty on all precision-based tasks involving that hand (such as opening locks).
Weapon Feature(s): monk
|Light Melee Weapons (Simple)|
|Weapon||Cost||Damage (S)||Damage (M)||Critical||Range Increment||Weight||Type||Special|
|Cestus||5 gp||1d3||1d4||19-20x2||||1lb.||Piercing or slashing||monk|
Section 15: Copyright Notice - Advanced Player's Guide
Advanced Player's Guide. Copyright 2010, Paizo Publishing,
LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn.
Pathfinder Companion: Adventurers Armory. Copyright 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Jonathan Keith, Hal Maclean, Jeff Quick, Christopher Self, JD Wiker, and Keri Wiker.
The Worlds of Mankind is owned and created by Mark John Goodwin
The text on this page is Open Game Content, and is licensed for public use under the terms of the Open Game License v1.0a.
System and the d20 System logo are trademarks of Wizards of
the Coast, Inc.
and are used according to the terms of the d20 System License version 6.0.
A copy of this License can be found at www.wizards.com/d20.