A weighted short chain weapon that is closely-related to the kusari-gama in application.
It is a close range weapon, ranging between approximately eighteen and thirty
inches (45 to 76 Centimetres) in length. It is generally constructed of a non-reflective
etched steel chain or thick rope for training purposes. This flexible weapon
can be used to strike, snare, or entangle an assailant or their weapon.
It is rumored that the
kusari-fundo was invented to disarm, disable or kill attackers of the imperial
castle without bloodshed, as it was considered hallowed ground.
As with the kusari-gama
and kyoketsu-shoge, striking attacks with the kusari-fundo utilize the very
end of the weight in motion in order to generate the most leverage and impact.
Striking trajectories include:
* Tenchi furi: Rising
or falling vertical strikes;
* Yoko furi: Inward or outward horizontal strikes;
* Happo furi: Inward or outward diagonal strikes; and
* Naka furi: Forward shooting strikes.
Kusari-fundo (DnD Equipment)
Created By Eroneko
Date Created: 11/21/2007
Exotic Two-Handed Melee Critical: x2
Range Increment: 10 ft
|Small||25 gp||1d4||5 lb.||—|
|Medium||25 gp||1d6||10 lb.|
|Large||50 gp||1d8||20 lb.||—|
1. The SRD only gives a means to determine costs and weights of weapons for Large
and Small versions based on the Medium weapons. Any supplied values are the
author’s best determination.
A Kusari-fundo has reach,
so you can strike opponents 10 feet away with it. In addition, unlike most other
weapons with reach, it can be used against an adjacent foe.
You can make trip attacks
with the Kusari-fundo. If you are tripped during your own trip attempt, you
can drop the chain to avoid being tripped.
When using a Kusari-fundo,
you get a +2 bonus on opposed attack rolls made to disarm an opponent (including
the roll to avoid being disarmed if such an attempt fails).