Equipment Guide II
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Luna blades are crescent-shaped
throwing knives, with a leather handle fitted in the weapons midsection.
Luna blades are always made of razor-sharp silver, hence their high price. A
luna blade is primarily a thrown weapon, but it can be used in melee by a proficient
character without penalty. The most important feature of luna blades, though,
is their ability to return to the wielders hand when thrown.
A thrown luna blade usually
returns to the hand of the thrower, unless it scores a critical hit. If a luna
blade misses its mark or scores a normal (not critical) hit, it is considered
a returning luna blade as it flies back to the wielders hand.
If the wielder of a returning luna blade is not proficient with the weapon,
he must make a Reflex save (DC 10) or be hit by the weapon as it returns, suffering
the appropriate amount of damage. If the save succeeds, the luna blade falls
to the ground and a move action must be spent to pick it up. A character with
the Deflect Arrows feat does not need
to make a Reflex save to avoid a returning luna blade but the blade still falls
to the ground. A character with the Snatch
Arrows feat automatically catches a returning luna blade, even if he is
not proficient with the weapon. A luna blade that scores a critical hit remains
lodged in the targets body, even if the critical hit was achieved in melee.
Pulling a luna blade out of a creatures body requires a move action.
A character cannot throw
a single luna blade more than once in a single round, regardless of his number
of attacks per round; however, he may throw two separate luna blades if his
base attack bonus or feats allow it. A character may freely make all of his
allowed attacks per round when wielding a luna blade in melee. If a character
throws two luna blades on the same round, he must deal with both returning luna
blades separately and needs a free hand for each.
Luna Blade: One-handed
Exotic Weapon; 300 gp; Dmg 1d4(S)/1d6(M); Critical 1820/x2; Range 10 ft.;
3 lb.; Slashing
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