Equipment Guide II
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A bladechain is a string
of flat, edged metal links. It looks like a normal chain, except its edges are
square, sheet-thin and sharpened to a razor edge. Both ends of the chain feature
cylindrical handles. Most bladechains come in a length of 40 feet, but greater
length models can be commissioned at a proportionately greater price. For example,
a 50-foot bladechain is 25% longer, so it should cost 25% more, for a total
of 50 gold pieces.
A bladechain has reach,
so it can strike both at adjacent opponents and opponents within ten feet. It
allows the user to make trip attacks; if the wielder is tripped during his own
trip attempt, he can drop the bladechain to avoid being tripped. A bladechain
gives a +2 circumstance bonus on all disarm attempts but not to checks to avoid
being disarmed. A character wielding a bladechain sized for him receives the
benefits of the Weapon Finesse feat,
if he has it, when wielding the bladechain, even if it does not count as a light
weapon for that character.
The sharp links along the
length of the bladechain allow a competent warrior to damage opponents at every
opportunity; every time the wielder of a bladechain succeeds at a trip or disarm
attempt using the bladechain, he receives a special attack of opportunity against
the opponent that suffered the trip or disarm. This attack of opportunity must
also be made with the bladechain. Such an attack of opportunity does not count
towards the wielders limit of attacks of opportunity for a round, though
it is still limited to one attack of opportunity per trip or disarm attempt.
Whenever a character rolls
a natural 1 while attacking with a bladechain or while the target of a disarm
attempt while wielding a bladechain, he is automatically hit by the chains
sharp links, suffering the corresponding damage.
Exotic Weapon; 40 gp; Dmg 1d4(S)/1d6(M); Critical 1920/x2; Range
(10 ft. reach); 5 lb.; Slashing
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