fighter. Roman mosaic (glass paste) from Pompeii. Museo Archeologico Nazionale,
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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
Weapon Feature(s): monk
Melee Weapons (Simple)
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