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MAGIC ITEMS II (ARMOR & WEAPONS)

ARMOR
In general, magic armor protects the wearer to a greater extent than nonmagical armor. Magic armor bonuses are enhancement bonuses, never rise above +5, and stack with regular armor bonuses (and with shield and magic shield enhancement bonuses). All magic armor is also masterwork armor, reducing armor check penalties by 1.
In addition to an enhancement bonus, armor may have special abilities. Special abilities usually count as additional bonuses for determining the market value of an item, but do not improve AC. A suit of armor cannot have an effective bonus (enhancement plus special ability bonus equivalents) higher than +10. A suit of armor with a special ability must have at least a +1 enhancement bonus.
A suit of armor or a shield may be made of an unusual material. Roll d%: 01–95 indicates that the item is of a standard sort, and 96–100 indicates that it is made of a special material.
Armor is always created so that even if the type of armor comes with boots or gauntlets, these pieces can be switched for other magic boots or gauntlets.

Table: Armor and Shields

Minor
Medium
Major
Item

Base Price

01–60
01–05

+1 shield
1,000 gp
61–80
06–10
-
+1 armor
1,000 gp
81–85
11–20

+2 shield
4,000 gp
86–87
21–30

+2 armor
4,000 gp

31–40
01–08
+3 shield
9,000 gp

41–50
09–16
+3 armor
9,000 gp

51–55
17–27
+4 shield
16,000 gp

56–57
28–38
+4 armor
16,000 gp


39–49
+5 shield
25,000 gp


50–57
+5 armor
25,000 gp



+6 armor/shield1
36,000 gp



+7 armor/shield1
49,000 gp



+8 armor/shield1
64,000 gp



+9 armor/shield1
81,000 gp



+10 armor/shield1
100,000 gp
88–89
58–60
58–60
Specific armor2

90–91
61–63
61–63
Specific shield3

92–100
64–100
64–100
Special ability and roll again4

1 Armor and shields can’t actually have bonuses this high. Use these lines to determine price when special abilities are added in.
2 Roll on Table: Specific Armors.
3 Roll on Table: Specific Shields.
4 Roll on Table: Armor Special Abilities or Table: Shield Special Abilities.

Table: Random Armor Type
d%
Armor
Armor Cost1
01
Padded
+155 gp
02
Leather
+160 gp
03–17
Studded leather
+175 gp
18–32
Chain shirt
+250 gp
33–42
Hide
+165 gp
43
Scale mail
+200 gp
44
Chainmail
+300 gp
45–57
Breastplate
+350 gp
58
Splint mail
+350 gp
59
Banded mail
+400 gp
60
Half-plate
+750 gp
61–100
Full plate
+1,650 gp
1 Add to enhancement bonus on Table: Armor and Shields to determine total market price.
All magic armor is masterwork armor (with an armor check penalty 1 less than normal).

Table: Random Shield Type
d%
Shield
Shield Cost1
01–10
Buckler
+165 gp
11–15
Shield, light, wooden
+153 gp
16–20
Shield, light, steel
+159 gp
21–30
Shield, heavy, wooden
+157 gp
31–95
Shield, heavy, steel
+170 gp
96–100
Shield, tower
+180 gp
1 Add to enhancement bonus on Table: Armor and Shields to determine total market price.
All magic shields are masterwork shields (with an armor check penalty 1 less than normal).

Caster Level for Armor and Shields: The caster level of a magic shield or magic armor with a special ability is given in the item description. For an item with only an enhancement bonus, the caster level is three times the enhancement bonus. If an item has both an enhancement bonus and a special ability, the higher of the two caster level requirements must be met.
Shields: Shield enhancement bonuses stack with armor enhancement bonuses. Shield enhancement bonuses do not act as attack or damage bonuses when the shield is used in a bash. The bashing special ability, however, does grant a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls (see the special ability description).
A shield could be built that also acted as a magic weapon, but the cost of the enhancement bonus on attack rolls would need to be added into the cost of the shield and its enhancement bonus to AC.
As with armor, special abilities built into the shield add to the market value in the form of additions to the bonus of the shield, although they do not improve AC. A shield cannot have an effective bonus (enhancement plus special ability bonus equivalents) higher than +10. A shield with a special ability must have at least a +1 enhancement bonus.
Shield Hardness and Hit Points: Each +1 of enhancement bonus adds 2 to a shield’s hardness and +10 to its hit points.
Activation: Usually a character benefits from magic armor and shields in exactly the way a character benefits from nonmagical armor and shields—by wearing them. If armor or a shield has a special ability that the user needs to activate then the user usually needs to utter the command word (a standard action).
Armor for Unusual Creatures: The cost of armor for nonhumanoid creatures, as well as for creatures who are neither Small nor Medium, varies. The cost of the masterwork quality and any magical enhancement remains the same.

Magic Armor and Shield Special Ability Descriptions
Most magic armor and shields only have enhancement bonuses. Such items can also have one or more of the special abilities detailed below. Armor or a shield with a special ability must have at least a +1 enhancement bonus.

Table: Armor Special Abilities

Minor
Medium
Major
Special Ability

Base Price Modifier

01–25
01–05
01–03
Glamered
+2,700 gp
26–32
06–08
04
Fortification, light
+1 bonus1
33–52
09–11

Slick
+3,750 gp
53–72
12–14

Shadow
+3,750 gp
73–92
15–17

Silent moves
+3,750 gp
93–96
18–19

Spell resistance (13)
+2 bonus1
97
20–29
05–07
Slick, improved
+15,000 gp
98
30–39
08–10
Shadow, improved
+15,000 gp
99
40–49
11–13
Silent moves, improved
+15,000 gp

50–54
14–16
Acid resistance
+18,000 gp

55–59
17–19
Cold resistance
+18,000 gp

60–64
20–22
Electricity resistance
+18,000 gp

65–69
23–25
Fire resistance
+18,000 gp

70–74
26–28
Sonic resistance
+18,000 gp

75–79
29–33
Ghost touch
+3 bonus1

80–84
34–35
Invulnerability
+3 bonus1

85–89
36–40
Fortification, moderate
+3 bonus1

90–94
41–42
Spell resistance (15)
+3 bonus1

95–99
43
Wild
+3 bonus1


44–48
Slick, greater
+33,750 gp


49–53
Shadow, greater
+33,750 gp


54–58
Silent moves, greater
+33,750 gp


59–63
Acid resistance, improved
+42,000 gp


64–68
Cold resistance, improved
+42,000 gp


69–73
Electricity resistance, improved
+42,000 gp


74–78
Fire resistance, improved
+42,000 gp


79–83
Sonic resistance, improved
+42,000 gp


84–88
Spell resistance (17)
+4 bonus1


89
Etherealness
+49,000 gp


90
Undead controlling
+49,000 gp


91–92
Fortification, heavy
+5 bonus1


93–94
Spell resistance (19)
+5 bonus1


95
Acid resistance, greater
+66,000 gp


96
Cold resistance, greater
+66,000 gp


97
Electricity resistance, greater
+66,000 gp


98
Fire resistance, greater
+66,000 gp


99
Sonic resistance, greater
+66,000 gp
100
100
100
Roll twice again2

1 Add to enhancement bonus on Table: Armor and Shields to determine total market price.
2 If you roll a special ability twice, only one counts. If you roll two versions of the same special ability, use the better.

Table: Shield Special Abilities

Minor
Medium
Major
Special Ability

Base Price Modifier

01–20
01–10
01–05
Arrow catching
+1 bonus1
21–40
11–20
06–08
Bashing
+1 bonus1
41–50
21–25
09–10
Blinding
+1 bonus1
51–75
26–40
11–15
Fortification, light
+1 bonus1
76–92
41–50
16–20
Arrow deflection
+2 bonus1
93–97
51–57
21–25
Animated
+2 bonus1
98–99
58–59

Spell resistance (13)
+2 bonus1

60–63
26–28
Acid resistance
+18,000 gp

64–67
29–31
Cold resistance
+18,000 gp

68–71
32–34
Electricity resistance
+18,000 gp

72–75
35–37
Fire resistance
+18,000 gp

76–79
38–40
Sonic resistance
+18,000 gp

80–85
41–46
Ghost touch
+3 bonus1

86–95
47–56
Fortification, moderate
+3 bonus1

96–98
57–58
Spell resistance (15)
+3 bonus1

99
59
Wild
+3 bonus1


60–64
Acid resistance, improved
+42,000 gp


65–69
Cold resistance, improved
+42,000 gp


70–74
Electricity resistance, improved
+42,000 gp


75–79
Fire resistance, improved
+42,000 gp


80–84
Sonic resistance, improved
+42,000 gp


85–86
Spell resistance (17)
+4 bonus1


87
Undead controlling
+49,000 gp


88–91
Fortification, heavy
+5 bonus1


92–93
Reflecting
+5 bonus1


94
Spell resistance (19)
+5 bonus1


95
Acid resistance, greater
+66,000 gp


96
Cold resistance, greater
+66,000 gp


97
Electricity resistance, greater
+66,000 gp


98
Fire resistance, greater
+66,000 gp


99
Sonic resistance, greater
+66,000 gp
100
100
100
Roll twice again2

1 Add to enhancement bonus on Table: Armor and Shields to determine total market price.
2 If you roll a special ability twice, only one counts. If you roll two versions of the same special ability, use the better.

Acid Resistance: A suit of armor or a shield with this property normally has a dull gray appearance. The armor absorbs the first 10 points of acid damage per attack that the wearer would normally take (similar to the resist energy spell).
Faint abjuration; CL 3rd; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +18,000 gp.
Acid Resistance, Improved: As acid resistance, except it absorbs the first 20 points of acid damage per attack.
Moderate abjuration; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +42,000 gp.
Acid Resistance, Greater: As acid resistance, except it absorbs the first 30 points of acid damage per attack.
Moderate abjuration; CL 11th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +66,000 gp.
Animated: Upon command, an animated shield floats within 2 feet of the wielder, protecting her as if she were using it herself but freeing up both her hands. Only one shield can protect a character at a time. A character with an animated shield still takes any penalties associated with shield use, such as armor check penalty, arcane spell failure chance, and nonproficiency.
Strong transmutation; CL 12th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, animate objects; Price +2 bonus.
Arrow Catching: A shield with this ability attracts ranged weapons to it. It has a deflection bonus of +1 against ranged weapons because projectiles and thrown weapons veer toward it. Additionally, any projectile or thrown weapon aimed at a target within 5 feet of the shield’s wearer diverts from its original target and targets the shield’s bearer instead. (If the wielder has total cover relative to the attacker, the projectile or thrown weapon is not diverted.) Additionally, those attacking the wearer with ranged weapons ignore any miss chances that would normally apply. Projectiles and thrown weapons that have an enhancement bonus higher than the shield’s base AC bonus are not diverted to the wearer (but the shield’s increased AC bonus still applies against these weapons). The wielder can activate or deactivate this ability with a command word.
Moderate abjuration; CL 8th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, entropic shield; Price +1 bonus.
Arrow Deflection: This shield protects the wielder as if he had the Deflect Arrows feat. Once per round when he would normally be struck by a ranged weapon, he can make a DC 20 Reflex save. If the ranged weapon has an enhancement bonus, the DC increases by that amount. If he succeeds, the shield deflects the weapon. He must be aware of the attack and not flat-footed. Attempting to deflect a ranged weapon doesn’t count as an action. Exceptional ranged weapons, such as boulders hurled by giants or acid arrows, can’t be deflected.
Faint abjuration; CL 5th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, shield; Price +2 bonus.
Bashing: A shield with this special ability is designed to perform a shield bash. A bashing shield deals damage as if it were a weapon of two size categories larger (a Medium light shield thus deals 1d6 points of damage and a Medium heavy shield deals 1d8 points of damage). The shield acts as a +1 weapon when used to bash. (Only light and heavy shields can have this ability.)
Moderate transmutation; CL 8th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, bull’s strength; Price +1 bonus.
Blinding: A shield with this ability flashes with a brilliant light up to twice per day upon command of the wielder. Anyone within 20 feet except the wielder must make a DC 14 Reflex save or be blinded for 1d4 rounds.
Moderate evocation; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, searing light; Price +1 bonus.
Cold Resistance: A suit of armor or a shield with this property normally has a bluish, icy hue or is adorned with furs and shaggy pelts. The armor absorbs the first 10 points of cold damage per attack that the wearer would normally take (similar to the resist energy spell).
Faint abjuration; CL 3rd; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +18,000 gp.
Cold Resistance, Improved: As cold resistance, except it absorbs the first 20 points of cold damage per attack.
Moderate abjuration; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +42,000 gp.
Cold Resistance, Greater: As cold resistance, except it absorbs the first 30 points of cold damage per attack.
Moderate abjuration; CL 11th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +66,000 gp.
Electricity Resistance: A suit of armor or a shield with this property normally has a bluish hue and often bears a storm or lightning motif. The armor absorbs the first 10 points of electricity damage per attack that the wearer would normally take (similar to the resist energy spell).
Faint abjuration; CL 3rd; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +18,000 gp.
Electricity Resistance, Improved: As electricity resistance, except it absorbs the first 20 points of electricity damage per attack.
Moderate abjuration; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +42,000 gp.
Electricity Resistance, Greater: As electricity resistance, except it absorbs the first 30 points of electricity damage per attack.
Moderate abjuration; CL 11th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +66,000 gp.
Etherealness: On command, this ability allows the wearer of the armor to become ethereal (as the ethereal jaunt spell) once per day. The character can remain ethereal for as long as desired, but once he returns to normal, he cannot become ethereal again that day.
Strong transmutation; CL 13th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, ethereal jaunt; Price +49,000 gp.
Fire Resistance: A suit of armor with this ability normally has a reddish hue and often is decorated with a draconic motif. The armor absorbs the first 10 points of fire damage per attack that the wearer would normally take (similar to the resist energy spell).
Faint abjuration; CL 3rd; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +18,000 gp.
Fire Resistance, Improved: As fire resistance, except it absorbs the first 20 points of fire damage per attack.
Moderate abjuration; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +42,000 gp.
Fire Resistance, Greater: As fire resistance, except it absorbs the first 30 points of fire damage per attack.
Moderate abjuration; CL 11th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +66,000 gp.
Fortification: This suit of armor or shield produces a magical force that protects vital areas of the wearer more effectively. When a critical hit or sneak attack is scored on the wearer, there is a chance that the critical hit or sneak attack is negated and damage is instead rolled normally.
Fortification Type

Chance for Normal Damage

Base Price Modifier

Light
25%
+1 bonus
Moderate
75%
+3 bonus
Heavy
100%
+5 bonus
Strong abjuration; CL 13th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, limited wish or miracle; Price varies (see above).
Ghost Touch: This armor or shield seems almost translucent. Both its enhancement bonus and its armor bonus count against the attacks of incorporeal creatures. It can be picked up, moved, and worn by incorporeal creatures at any time. Incorporeal creatures gain the armor or shield’s enhancement bonus against both corporeal and incorporeal attacks, and they can still pass freely through solid objects.
Strong transmutation; CL 15th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, etherealness; Price +3 bonus.
Glamered: A suit of armor with this ability appears normal. Upon command, the armor changes shape and form to assume the appearance of a normal set of clothing. The armor retains all its properties (including weight) when glamered. Only a true seeing spell or similar magic reveals the true nature of the armor when disguised.
Moderate illusion; CL 10th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, disguise self; Price +2,700 gp.
Invulnerability: This suit of armor grants the wearer damage reduction of 5/magic.
Strong abjuration and perhaps evocation (if miracle is used); CL 18th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, stoneskin, wish or miracle; Price +3 bonus.
Reflecting: This shield seems like a mirror. Its surface is completely reflective. Once per day, it can be called on to reflect a spell back at its caster exactly like the spell turning spell.
Strong abjuration; CL 14th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, spell turning; Price +5 bonus.
Shadow: This armor is jet black and blurs the wearer whenever she tries to hide, granting a +5 competence bonus on Hide checks. (The armor’s armor check penalty still applies normally.)
Faint illusion; CL 5th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, invisibility; Price +3,750 gp.
Shadow, Improved: As shadow, except it grants a +10 competence bonus on Hide checks.
Moderate illusion; CL 10th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, invisibility; Price +15,000 gp.
Shadow, Greater: As shadow, except it grants a +15 competence bonus on Hide checks.
Moderate illusion; CL 15th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, invisibility; Price +33,750 gp.
Silent Moves: This armor is well oiled and magically constructed so that it not only makes little sound, but it dampens sound around it. It provides a +5 competence bonus on its wearer’s Move Silently checks. (The armor’s armor check penalty still applies normally.)
Faint illusion; CL 5th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, silence; Price +3,750 gp.
Silent Moves, Improved: As silent moves, except it grants a +10 competence bonus on Move Silently checks.
Moderate illusion; CL 10th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, silence; Price +15,000 gp.
Silent Moves, Greater: As silent moves, except it grants a +15 competence bonus on Move Silently checks.
Moderate illusion; CL 15th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, silence; Price +33,750 gp.
Slick: Slick armor seems coated at all times with a slightly greasy oil. It provides a +5 competence bonus on its wearer’s Escape Artist checks. (The armor’s armor check penalty still applies normally.)
Faint conjuration; CL 4th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, grease; Price +3,750 gp.
Slick, Improved: As slick, except it grants a +10 competence bonus on Escape Artist checks.
Moderate conjuration; CL 10th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, grease; Price +15,000 gp.
Slick, Greater: As slick, except it grants a +15 competence bonus on Escape Artist checks.
Moderate conjuration; CL 15th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, grease; Price +33,750 gp.
Sonic Resistance: A suit of armor or a shield with this property normally has a glistening appearance. The armor absorbs the first 10 points of sonic damage per attack that the wearer would normally take (similar to the resist energy spell).
Faint abjuration; CL 3rd; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +18,000 gp.
Sonic Resistance, Improved: As sonic resistance, except it absorbs the first 20 points of sonic damage per attack.
Moderate abjuration; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +42,000 gp.
Sonic Resistance, Greater: As sonic resistance, except it absorbs the first 30 points of sonic damage per attack.
Moderate abjuration; CL 11th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy; Price +66,000 gp.
Spell Resistance: This property grants the armor’s wearer spell resistance while the armor is worn. The spell resistance can be 13, 15, 17, or 19, depending on the armor.
Strong abjuration; CL 15th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, spell resistance; Price +2 bonus (SR 13), +3 bonus (SR 15), +4 bonus (SR 17), or +5 bonus (SR 19).
Undead Controlling: The wearer of a suit of armor or a shield with this property may control up to 26 HD of undead per day, as the control undead spell. At dawn each day, the wearer loses control of any undead still under his sway. Armor or a shield with this ability appears to be made of bone; this feature is entirely decorative and has no other effect on the armor.
Strong necromancy; CL 13th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, control undead; Price +49,000 gp.
Wild: The wearer of a suit of armor or a shield with this ability preserves his armor bonus (and any enhancement bonus) while in a wild shape. Armor and shields with this ability usually appear to be made covered in leaf patterns. While the wearer is in a wild shape, the armor cannot be seen.
Moderate transmutation; CL 9th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, baleful polymorph; Price +3 bonus.

Table: Specific Armors
Minor
Medium
Major
Specific Armor

Market Price

01–50
01–25

Mithral shirt
1,100 gp
51–80
26–45

Dragonhide plate
3,300 gp
81–100
46–57

Elven chain
4,150 gp

58–67

Rhino hide
5,165 gp

68–82
01–10
Adamantine breastplate
10,200 gp

83–97
11–20
Dwarven plate
16,500 gp

98–100
21–32
Banded mail of luck
18,900 gp


33–50
Celestial armor
22,400 gp


51–60
Plate armor of the deep
24,650 gp


61–75
Breastplate of command
25,400 gp


76–90
Mithral full plate of speed
26,500 gp


91–100
Demon armor
52,260 gp

Specific Armors
The following specific suits of armor usually are preconstructed with exactly the qualities described here.
Adamantine Breastplate: This nonmagical breastplate is made of adamantine, giving its wearer damage reduction of 2/–.
No aura (nonmagical); Price 10,200 gp.
Banded Mail of Luck: Ten 100-gp gems adorn this +3 banded mail. Once per week, the armor allows its wearer to require that an attack roll made against him be rerolled. He must take whatever consequences come from the second roll. The wearer’s player must decide whether to have the attack roll rerolled before damage is rolled.
Strong enchantment; CL 12th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, bless; Price 18,900 gp; Cost 10,150 gp + 700 XP.
Breastplate of Command: This finely crafted +2 breastplate radiates a powerful aura of magic. When worn, the armor bestows a dignified and commanding aura upon its owner. The wearer gains a +2 competence bonus on all Charisma checks, including turning checks and Charisma-based skill checks. The wearer also gains a +2 competence bonus to his Leadership score. Friendly troops within 360 feet of the user become braver than normal. Since the effect arises in great part from the distinctiveness of the armor, the wearer cannot hide or conceal herself in any way and still have the effect function.
Strong enchantment; CL 15th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, mass charm monster; Price 25,400 gp; Cost 10,975 gp + 850 XP.
Celestial Armor: This bright silver or gold +3 chainmail is so fine and light that it can be worn under normal clothing without betraying its presence. It has a maximum Dexterity bonus of +8, an armor check penalty of –2, and an arcane spell failure chance of 15%. It is considered light armor, weighs 20 pounds, and it allows the wearer to use fly on command (as the spell) once per day.
Faint transmutation [good]; CL 5th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, creator must be good, fly; Price 22,400 gp; Cost 12,550 gp + 1,004 XP.
Demon Armor: This plate armor is fashioned to make the wearer appear to be a demon. The helmet is shaped to look like a horned demon head, and its wearer looks out of the open, tooth-filled mouth. This +4 full plate allows the wearer to make claw attacks that deal 1d10 points of damage, strike as +1 weapons, and afflict the target as if she had been struck by a contagion spell (Fortitude DC 14 negates). Use of contagion requires a normal melee attack with the claws. The “claws” are built into the armor’s vambraces and gauntlets.
The armor bestows one negative level on any nonevil creature wearing it. This negative level persists as long as the armor is worn and disappears when the armor is removed. The negative level never results in actual level loss, but it cannot be overcome in any way (including restoration spells) while the armor is worn.
Strong necromancy [evil]; CL 13th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, contagion; Price 52,260 gp; Cost 26,130 gp + 2,090 XP.
Dragonhide Plate: This suit of full plate is made of dragonhide, rather than metal, so druids can wear it. It is otherwise identical to masterwork full plate.
No aura (nonmagical); Price 3,300 gp.
Dwarven Plate: This full plate is made of adamantine, giving its wearer damage reduction of 3/–.
No aura (nonmagical); Price 16,500 gp.
Elven Chain: This extremely light chainmail is made of very fine mithral links. Speed while wearing elven chain is 30 feet for Medium creatures, or 20 feet for Small. The armor has an arcane spell failure chance of 20%, a maximum Dexterity bonus of +4, and an armor check penalty of –2. It is considered light armor and weighs 20 pounds.
No aura (nonmagical); Price 4,150 gp.
Mithral Full Plate of Speed: As a free action, the wearer of this fine set of +1 mithral full plate can activate it, enabling her to act as though affected by a haste spell for up to 10 rounds each day. The duration of the haste effect need not be consecutive rounds.
Speed while wearing a suit of mithral full plate is 20 feet for Medium creatures, or 15 feet for Small. The armor has an arcane spell failure chance of 25%, a maximum Dexterity bonus of +3, and an armor check penalty of –3. It is considered medium armor and weighs 25 pounds.
Faint transmutation; CL 5th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, haste; Price 26,500 gp.
Mithral Shirt: This extremely light chain shirt is made of very fine mithral links. Speed while wearing a mithral shirt is 30 feet for Medium creatures, or 20 feet for Small. The armor has an arcane spell failure chance of 10%, a maximum Dexterity bonus of +6, and no armor check penalty. It is considered light armor and weighs 10 pounds.
No aura (nonmagical); Price 1,100 gp.
Plate Armor of the Deep: This +1 full plate is decorated with a wave and fish motif. The wearer of plate armor of the deep is treated as unarmored for purposes of Swim checks. The wearer can breathe underwater and can converse with any creature with a language that breathes water.
Moderate abjuration; CL 11th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, freedom of movement, water breathing, tongues; Price 24,650 gp; Cost 17,150 gp + 600 XP.
Rhino Hide: This +2 hide armor is made from rhinoceros hide. In addition to granting a +2 enhancement bonus to AC, it has a –1 armor check penalty and deals an additional 2d6 points of damage on any successful charge attack made by the wearer, including a mounted charge.
Moderate transmutation; CL 9th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, bull’s strength; Price 5,165 gp; Cost 2,665 gp + 200 XP.

Table: Specific Shields
Minor
Medium
Major
Specific Shield

Market Price

01–30
01–20

Darkwood buckler
205 gp
31–80
21–45

Darkwood shield
257 gp
81–95
46–70

Mithral heavy shield
1,020 gp
96–100
71–85
01–20
Caster’s shield
3,153 gp

86–90
21–40
Spined shield
5,580 gp

91–95
41–60
Lion’s shield
9,170 gp

96–100
61–90
Winged shield
17,257 gp


91–100
Absorbing shield
50,170 gp

Specific Shields
The following specific shields usually are preconstructed with exactly the qualities described here.
Absorbing Shield: This +1 heavy steel shield is flat black and seems to absorb light. Once every two days, on command, it can disintegrate an object that it touches, as the spell but requiring a melee touch attack.
Strong transmutation; CL 17th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, disintegrate; Price 50,170 gp; Cost 25,170 gp + 2,000 XP.
Caster’s Shield: This +1 light wooden shield has a small leather strip on the back on which a spellcaster can scribe a single spell as on a scroll. A spell so scribed has only half the base raw material cost. Experience point and component costs remain the same. The strip cannot accommodate spells of higher than 3rd level. The strip is reusable.
A random caster ’s shield has a 50% chance of having a single medium scroll spell on it. The spell is divine (01–80 on d%) or arcane (81–100).
A caster’s shield has a 5% arcane spell failure chance.
Moderate abjuration; CL 6th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, Scribe Scroll, creator must be at least 6th level; Price 3,153 gp (plus the value of the scroll spell if one is currently scribed); Cost 1,653 gp + 120 XP.
Darkwood Buckler: This nonmagical light wooden shield is made out of darkwood. It has no enhancement bonus, but its construction material makes it lighter than a normal wooden shield. It weighs 2-1/2 pounds and has no armor check penalty.
No aura (nonmagical); Price 205 gp.
Darkwood Shield: This nonmagical heavy wooden shield is made out of darkwood. It has no enhancement bonus, but its construction material makes it lighter than a normal wooden shield.
It weighs 5 pounds and has no armor check penalty.
No aura (nonmagical); Price 257 gp.
Lion’s Shield: This +2 heavy steel shield is fashioned to appear to be a roaring lion’s head. Three times per day as a free action, the lion’s head can be commanded to attack (independently of the shield wearer), biting with the wielder’s base attack bonus (including multiple attacks, if the wielder has them) and dealing 2d6 points of damage. This attack is in addition to any actions performed by the wielder.
Moderate conjuration; CL 10th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, summon nature’s ally IV; Price 9,170 gp; Cost 4,670 gp + 360 XP.
Mithral Heavy Shield: This heavy shield is made of mithral and thus is much lighter than a standard steel shield. It has a 5% arcane spell failure chance and no armor check penalty. It weighs 5 pounds.
No aura (nonmagical); Price 1,020 gp.
Spined Shield: This +1 heavy steel shield is covered in spines. It acts as a normal spiked shield. On command up to three times per day, the shield’s wearer can fire one of the shield’s spines. A fired spine has a +1 enhancement bonus, a range increment of 120 feet, and deals 1d10 points of damage (19–20/x2). Fired spines regenerate each day.
Moderate evocation; CL 6th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, magic missile; Price 5,580 gp; Cost 2,740 gp + 223 XP.
Winged Shield: This round heavy wooden shield has a +3 enhancement bonus. Small, feathered wings encircle the shield.
Once per day it can be commanded to fly (as the spell), carrying the wielder. The shield can carry up to 133 pounds and move at 60 feet per round, or up to 266 pounds and move at 40 feet per round.
Faint transmutation; CL 5th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, fly; Price 17,257 gp; Cost 8,628 gp and 5 sp + 690 XP.

WEAPONS
Magic weapons have enhancement bonuses ranging from +1 to +5. They apply these bonuses to both attack and damage rolls when used in combat. All magic weapons are also masterwork weapons, but their masterwork bonus on attack rolls does not stack with their enhancement bonus on attack rolls.
Weapons come in two basic categories: melee and ranged. Some of the weapons listed as melee weapons can also be used as ranged weapons. In this case, their enhancement bonus applies to either type of attack.
In addition to an enhancement bonus, weapons may have special abilities. Special abilities count as additional bonuses for determining the market value of the item, but do not modify attack or damage bonuses (except where specifically noted). A single weapon cannot have a modified bonus (enhancement bonus plus special ability bonus equivalents) higher than +10. A weapon with a special ability must have at least a +1 enhancement bonus.
A weapon or a kind of ammunition may be made of an unusual material. Roll d%: 01–95 indicates that the item is of a standard sort, and 96–100 indicates that it is made of a special material.
Caster Level for Weapons: The caster level of a weapon with a special ability is given in the item description. For an item with only an enhancement bonus and no other abilities, the caster level is three times the enhancement bonus. If an item has both an enhancement bonus and a special ability, the higher of the two caster level requirements must be met.
Additional Damage Dice: Some magic weapons deal additional dice of damage. Unlike other modifiers to damage, additional dice of damage are not multiplied when the attacker scores a critical hit.
Ranged Weapons and Ammunition: The enhancement bonus from a ranged weapon does not stack with the enhancement bonus from ammunition. Only the higher of the two enhancement bonuses applies.
Ammunition fired from a projectile weapon with an enhancement bonus of +1 or higher is treated as a magic weapon for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction. Similarly, ammunition fired from a projectile weapon with an alignment gains the alignment of that projectile weapon (in addition to any alignment it may already have).
Magic Ammunition and Breakage: When a magic arrow, crossbow bolt, or sling bullet misses its target, there is a 50% chance it breaks or otherwise is rendered useless. A magic arrow, bolt, or bullet that hits is destroyed.
Light Generation: Fully 30% of magic weapons shed light equivalent to a light spell (bright light in a 20-foot radius, shadowy light in a 40-foot radius). These glowing weapons are quite obviously magical. Such a weapon can’t be concealed when drawn, nor can its light be shut off. Some of the specific weapons detailed below always or never glow, as defined in their descriptions.
Hardness and Hit Points: An attacker cannot damage a magic weapon that has an enhancement bonus unless his own weapon has at least as high an enhancement bonus as the weapon or shield struck. Each +1 of enhancement bonus also adds 1 to the weapon’s or shield’s hardness and hit points.
Activation: Usually a character benefits from a magic weapon in the same way a character benefits from a mundane weapon—by attacking with it. If a weapon has a special ability that the user needs to activate then the user usually needs to utter a command word (a standard action).
Magic Weapons and Critical Hits: Some weapon qualities and some specific weapons have an extra effect on a critical hit. This special effect functions against creatures not subject to critical hits, such as undead, elementals, and constructs. When fighting against such creatures, roll for critical hits as you would against humanoids or any other creature subject to critical hits. On a successful critical roll, apply the special effect, but do not multiply the weapon’s regular damage.

Table: Weapons
Minor
Medium
Major
Weapon Bonus
Base Price1
01–70
01–10

+1
2,000 gp
71–85
11–29

+2
8,000 gp

30–58
01–20
+3
18,000 gp

59–62
21–38
+4
32,000 gp


39–49
+5
50,000 gp



+62
72,000 gp



+72
98,000 gp



+82
128,000 gp



+92
162,000 gp



+102
200,000 gp
86–90
63–68
50–63
Specific weapon3

91–100
69–100
64–100
Special ability and roll again4

1 This price is for 50 arrows, crossbow bolts, or sling bullets.
2 A weapon can’t actually have a bonus higher than +5. Use these lines to determine price when special abilities are added in.
3 See Table: Specific Weapons.
4 See Table: Melee Weapon Special Abilities for melee weapons or Table: Ranged Weapon Special Abilities for ranged weapons.

Table: Weapon Type Determination
d%
Weapon Type
01–70
Common melee weapon
71–80
Uncommon weapon
81–100
Common ranged weapon

Table: Common Melee Weapons
d%
Weapon
Weapon Cost1
01–04
Dagger
+302 gp
05–14
Greataxe
+320 gp
15–24
Greatsword
+350 gp
25–28
Kama
+302 gp
29–41
Longsword
+315 gp
42–45
Mace, light
+305 gp
46–50
Mace, heavy
+312 gp
51–54
Nunchaku
+302 gp
55–57
Quarterstaff2
+600 gp
58–61
Rapier
+320 gp
62–66
Scimitar
+315 gp
67–70
Shortspear
+302 gp
71–74
Siangham
+303 gp
75–84
Sword, bastard
+335 gp
85–89
Sword, short
+310 gp
90–100
Waraxe, dwarven
+330 gp
1 Add to enhancement bonus on Table: Weapons to determine total market price.
2 Masterwork double weapons incur double the masterwork cost to account for each head (+300 gp masterwork cost per head for a total of +600 gp). Double weapons have separate magical bonuses for their different heads. If randomly determined, the second head of a double weapon has the same enhancement bonus as the main head (01–50 on d%), doubling the cost of the bonus, or its enhancement bonus is one less (51–100 on d%) and it has no special abilities. All magic weapons are masterwork weapons.

Table: Uncommon Weapons
d%
Weapon
Weapon Cost1
01–03
Axe, orc double2
+660 gp
04–07
Battleaxe
+310 gp
08–10
Chain, spiked
+325 gp
11–12
Club
+300 gp
13–16
Crossbow, hand
+400 gp
17–19
Crossbow, repeating
+550 gp
20–21
Dagger, punching
+302 gp
22–23
Falchion
+375 gp
24–26
Flail, dire2
+690 gp
27–31
Flail, heavy
+315 gp
32–35
Flail, light
+308 gp
36–37
Gauntlet
+302 gp
38–39
Gauntlet, spiked
+305 gp
40–41
Glaive
+308 gp
42–43
Greatclub
+305 gp
44–45
Guisarme
+309 gp
46–48
Halberd
+310 gp
49–51
Halfspear
+301 gp
52–54
Hammer, gnome hooked2
+620 gp
55–56
Hammer, light
+301 gp
57–58
Handaxe
+306 gp
59–61
Kukri
+308 gp
62–64
Lance
+310 gp
65–67
Longspear
+305 gp
68–70
Morningstar
+308 gp
71–72
Net
+320 gp
73–74
Pick, heavy
+308 gp
75–76
Pick, light
+304 gp
77–78
Ranseur
+310 gp
79–80
Sap
+301 gp
81–82
Scythe
+318 gp
83–84
Shuriken
+301 gp
85–86
Sickle
+306 gp
87–89
Sword, two-bladed2
+700 gp
90–91
Trident
+315 gp
92–94
Urgrosh, dwarven2
+650 gp
95–97
Warhammer
+312 gp
98–100
Whip
+301 gp
1 Add to enhancement bonus on Table: Weapons to determine total market price.
2 Masterwork double weapons incur double the masterwork cost to account for each head (+300 gp masterwork cost per head for a total of +600 gp). Double weapons have separate magical bonuses for their different heads. If randomly determined, the second head of a double weapon has the same enhancement bonus as the main head (01–50 on d%), doubling the cost of the bonus, or its enhancement bonus is one less (51–100) and it has no special abilities. All magic weapons are masterwork weapons.

Table: Common Ranged Weapons
d%
Weapon
Weapon Cost1
01–10
Ammunition (roll again):


01–50
Arrows (50)
+350 gp

51–80
Bolts, crossbow (50)
+350 gp

81–100
Bullets, sling (50)
+350 gp
11–15
Axe, throwing
+308 gp
16–25
Crossbow, heavy
+350 gp
26–35
Crossbow, light
+335 gp
36–39
Dart
+300 gp 5 sp
40–41
Javelin
+301 gp
42–46
Shortbow
+330 gp
47–51
Shortbow, composite (+0 Str bonus)
+375 gp
52–56
Shortbow, composite (+1 Str bonus)
+450 gp
57–61
Shortbow, composite (+2 Str bonus)
+525 gp
62–65
Sling
+300 gp
66–75
Longbow
+375 gp
76–80
Longbow, composite
+400 gp
81–85
Longbow, composite (+1 Str bonus)
+500 gp
86–90
Longbow, composite (+2 Str bonus)
+600 gp
91–95
Longbow, composite (+3 Str bonus)
+700 gp
96–100
Longbow, composite (+4 Str bonus)
+800 gp
1 Add to enhancement bonus on Table: Weapons to determine total market price.
All magic weapons are masterwork weapons.

Table: Melee Weapon Special Abilities
Minor
Medium
Major
Special Ability
Base Price Modifier1
01–10
01–06
01–03
Bane
+1 bonus
11–17
07–12

Defending
+1 bonus
18–27
13–19
04–06
Flaming
+1 bonus
28–37
20–26
07–09
Frost
+1 bonus
38–47
27–33
10–12
Shock
+1 bonus
48–56
34–38
13–15
Ghost touch
+1 bonus
57–67
39–44

Keen2
+1 bonus
68–71
45–48
16–19
Ki Focus
+1 bonus
72–75
49–50

Merciful
+1 bonus
76–82
51–54
20–21
Mighty cleaving
+1 bonus
83–87
55–59
22–24
Spell storing
+1 bonus
88–91
60–63
25–28
Throwing
+1 bonus
92–95
64–65
29–32
Thundering
+1 bonus
96–99
66–69
33–36
Vicious
+1 bonus

70–72
37–41
Anarchic
+2 bonus

73–75
42–46
Axiomatic
+2 bonus

76–78
47–49
Disruption3
+2 bonus

79–81
50–54
Flaming burst
+2 bonus

82–84
55–59
Icy burst
+2 bonus

85–87
60–64
Holy
+2 bonus

88–90
65–69
Shocking burst
+2 bonus

91–93
70–74
Unholy
+2 bonus

94–95
75–78
Wounding
+2 bonus


79–83
Speed
+3 bonus


84–86
Brilliant energy
+4 bonus


87–88
Dancing
+4 bonus


89–90
Vorpal2
+5 bonus
100
96–100
91–100
Roll again twice4

1 Add to enhancement bonus on Table: Weapons to determine total market price.
2 Piercing or slashing weapons only. Reroll if randomly generated for a bludgeoning weapon.
3 Bludgeoning weapons only. Reroll if randomly generated for a piercing or slashing weapon.
4 Reroll if you get a duplicate special ability, an ability incompatible with an ability that you’ve already rolled, or if the extra ability puts you over the +10 limit. A weapon’s enhancement bonus and special ability bonus equivalents can’t total more than +10.

Table: Ranged Weapon Special Abilities
Minor
Medium
Major
Special Ability
Base Price Modifier1
01–12
01–08
01–04
Bane
+1 bonus
13–25
09–16
05–08
Distance
+1 bonus
26–40
17–28
09–12
Flaming
+1 bonus
41–55
29–40
13–16
Frost
+1 bonus
56–60
41–42

Merciful
+1 bonus
61–68
43–47
17–21
Returning
+1 bonus
69–83
48–59
22–25
Shock
+1 bonus
84–93
60–64
26–27
Seeking
+1 bonus
94–99
65–68
28–29
Thundering
+1 bonus

69–71
30–34
Anarchic
+2 bonus

72–74
35–39
Axiomatic
+2 bonus

75–79
40–49
Flaming burst
+2 bonus

80–82
50–54
Holy
+2 bonus

83–87
55–64
Icy burst
+2 bonus

88–92
65–74
Shocking burst
+2 bonus

93–95
75–79
Unholy
+2 bonus


80–84
Speed
+3 bonus


85–90
Brilliant energy
+4 bonus
100
96–100
91–100
Roll again twice2

1 Add to enhancement bonus on Table: Weapons to determine total market price.
2 Reroll if you get a duplicate special ability, an ability incompatible with an ability that you’ve already rolled, or if the extra ability puts you over the +10 limit. A weapon’s enhancement bonus and special ability bonus equivalents can’t total more than +10.

Weapons for Unusually Sized Creatures: The cost of weapons for creatures who are neither Small nor Medium varies. The cost of the masterwork quality and any magical enhancement remains the same.
Special Qualities: Roll d%. If the item is a melee weapon, a 01–30 result indicates that the item sheds light, 31–45 indicates that something (a design, inscription, or the like) provides a clue to the weapon’s function, and 46–100 indicates no special qualities.
If the item is a ranged weapon, a 01–15 result indicates that something (a design, inscription, or the like) provides a clue to the weapon’s function, and 16–100 indicates no special qualities.

Magic Weapon Special Ability Descriptions
In addition to enhancement bonuses, weapons can have one or more of the special abilities detailed below. A weapon with a special ability must have at least a +1 enhancement bonus.
Anarchic: An anarchic weapon is chaotically aligned and infused with the power of chaos. It makes the weapon chaos-aligned and thus bypasses the corresponding damage reduction. It deals an extra 2d6 points of damage against all of lawful alignment. It bestows one negative level on any lawful creature attempting to wield it. The negative level remains as long as the weapon is in hand and disappears when the weapon is no longer wielded. This negative level never results in actual level loss, but it cannot be overcome in any way (including restoration spells) while the weapon is wielded. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the chaotic power upon their ammunition.
Moderate evocation [chaotic]; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, chaos hammer, creator must be chaotic; Price +2 bonus.
Axiomatic: An axiomatic weapon is lawfully aligned and infused with the power of law. It makes the weapon law-aligned and thus bypasses the corresponding damage reduction. It deals an extra 2d6 points of damage against all of chaotic alignment. It bestows one negative level on any chaotic creature attempting to wield it. The negative level remains as long as the weapon is in hand and disappears when the weapon is no longer wielded. This negative level never results in actual level loss, but it cannot be overcome in any way (including restoration spells) while the weapon is wielded. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the lawful power upon their ammunition.
Moderate evocation [lawful]; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, order’s wrath, creator must be lawful; Price +2 bonus.
Bane: A bane weapon excels at attacking one type or subtype of creature. Against its designated foe, its effective enhancement bonus is +2 better than its normal enhancement bonus. It deals an extra 2d6 points of damage against the foe. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the bane quality upon their ammunition. To randomly determine a weapon’s designated foe, roll on the following table.
d%
Designated Foe
01–05
Aberrations
06–09
Animals
10–16
Constructs
17–22
Dragons
23–27
Elementals
28–32
Fey
33–39
Giants
40
Humanoids, aquatic
41–42
Humanoids, dwarf
43–44
Humanoids, elf
45
Humanoids, gnoll
46
Humanoids, gnome
47–49
Humanoids, goblinoid
50
Humanoids, halfling
51–54
Humanoids, human
55–57
Humanoids, reptilian
58–60
Humanoids, orc
61–65
Magical beasts
66–70
Monstrous humanoids
71–72
Oozes
73
Outsiders, air
74–76
Outsiders, chaotic
77
Outsiders, earth
78–80
Outsiders, evil
81
Outsiders, fire
82–84
Outsiders, good
85–87
Outsiders, lawful
88
Outsiders, water
89–90
Plants
91–98
Undead
99–100
Vermin
Moderate conjuration; CL 8th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, summon monster I; Price +1 bonus.
Brilliant Energy: A brilliant energy weapon has its significant portion transformed into light, although this does not modify the item’s weight. It always gives off light as a torch (20-foot radius). A brilliant energy weapon ignores nonliving matter. Armor bonuses to AC (including any enhancement bonuses to that armor) do not count against it because the weapon passes through armor. (Dexterity, deflection, dodge, natural armor, and other such bonuses still apply.) A brilliant energy weapon cannot harm undead, constructs, and objects. This property can only be applied to melee weapons, thrown weapons, and ammunition.
Strong transmutation; CL 16th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, gaseous form, continual flame; Price +4 bonus.
Dancing: As a standard action, a dancing weapon can be loosed to attack on its own. It fights for 4 rounds using the base attack bonus of the one who loosed it and then drops. While dancing, it cannot make attacks of opportunity, and the person who activated it is not considered armed with the weapon. In all other respects, it is considered wielded or attended by the creature for all maneuvers and effects that target items. While dancing, it takes up the same space as the activating character and can attack adjacent foes (weapons with reach can attack opponents up to 10 feet away). The dancing weapon accompanies the person who activated it everywhere, whether she moves by physical or magical means. If the wielder who loosed it has an unoccupied hand, she can grasp it while it is attacking on its own as a free action; when so retrieved the weapon can’t dance (attack on its own) again for 4 rounds.
Strong transmutation; CL 15th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, animate objects; Price +4 bonus.
Defending: A defending weapon allows the wielder to transfer some or all of the sword’s enhancement bonus to his AC as a bonus that stacks with all others. As a free action, the wielder chooses how to allocate the weapon’s enhancement bonus at the start of his turn before using the weapon, and the effect to AC lasts until his next turn.
Moderate abjuration; CL 8th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, shield or shield of faith; Price +1 bonus.
Disruption: A weapon of disruption is the bane of all undead. Any undead creature struck in combat must succeed on a DC 14 Will save or be destroyed. A weapon of disruption must be a bludgeoning weapon. (If you roll this property randomly for a piercing or slashing weapon, reroll.)
Strong conjuration; CL 14th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, heal; Price +2 bonus.
Distance: This property can only be placed on a ranged weapon. A weapon of distance has double the range increment of other weapons of its kind.
Moderate divination; CL 6th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, clairaudience/clairvoyance; Price +1 bonus.
Flaming: Upon command, a flaming weapon is sheathed in fire. The fire does not harm the wielder. The effect remains until another command is given. A flaming weapon deals an extra 1d6 points of fire damage on a successful hit. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the fire energy upon their ammunition.
Moderate evocation; CL 10th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor and flame blade, flame strike, or fireball; Price +1 bonus.
Flaming Burst: A flaming burst weapon functions as a flaming weapon that also explodes with flame upon striking a successful critical hit. The fire does not harm the wielder. In addition to the extra fire damage from the flaming ability (see above), a flaming burst weapon deals an extra 1d10 points of fire damage on a successful critical hit. If the weapon’s critical multiplier is x3, add an extra 2d10 points of fire damage instead, and if the multiplier is x4, add an extra 3d10 points of fire damage. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the fire energy upon their ammunition.
Even if the flaming ability is not active, the weapon still deals its extra fire damage on a successful critical hit.
Strong evocation; CL 12th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor and flame blade, flame strike, or fireball; Price +2 bonus.
Frost: Upon command, a frost weapon is sheathed in icy cold. The cold does not harm the wielder. The effect remains until another command is given. A frost weapon deals an extra 1d6 points of cold damage on a successful hit. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the cold energy upon their ammunition.
Moderate evocation; CL 8th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, chill metal or ice storm; Price +1 bonus.
Ghost Touch: A ghost touch weapon deals damage normally against incorporeal creatures, regardless of its bonus. (An incorporeal creature’s 50% chance to avoid damage does not apply to attacks with ghost touch weapons.) The weapon can be picked up and moved by an incorporeal creature at any time. A manifesting ghost can wield the weapon against corporeal foes. Essentially, a ghost touch weapon counts as either corporeal or incorporeal at any given time, whichever is more beneficial to the wielder.
Moderate conjuration; CL 9th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, plane shift; Price +1 bonus.
Holy: A holy weapon is imbued with holy power. This power makes the weapon good-aligned and thus bypasses the corresponding damage reduction. It deals an extra 2d6 points of damage against all of evil alignment. It bestows one negative level on any evil creature attempting to wield it. The negative level remains as long as the weapon is in hand and disappears when the weapon is no longer wielded. This negative level never results in actual level loss, but it cannot be overcome in any way (including restoration spells) while the weapon is wielded. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the holy power upon their ammunition.
Moderate evocation [good]; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, holy smite, creator must be good; Price +2 bonus.
Icy Burst: An icy burst weapon functions as a frost weapon that also explodes with frost upon striking a successful critical hit. The frost does not harm the wielder. In addition to the extra damage from the frost ability, an icy burst weapon deals an extra 1d10 points of cold damage on a successful critical hit. If the weapon’s critical multiplier is x3, add an extra 2d10 points of cold damage instead, and if the multiplier is x4, add an extra 3d10 points. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the cold energy upon their ammunition.
Even if the frost ability is not active, the weapon still deals its extra cold damage on a successful critical hit.
Moderate evocation; CL 10th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, chill metal or ice storm; Price +2 bonus.
Keen: This ability doubles the threat range of a weapon. Only piercing or slashing weapons can be keen. (If you roll this property randomly for an inappropriate weapon, reroll.) This benefit doesn’t stack with any other effect that expands the threat range of a weapon (such as the keen edge spell or the Improved Critical feat).
Moderate transmutation; CL 10th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, keen edge; Price +1 bonus.
Ki Focus: The magic weapon serves as a channel for the wielder’s ki, allowing her to use her special ki attacks through the weapon as if they were unarmed attacks. These attacks include the monk’s stunning attack, ki strike, and quivering palm, as well as the Stunning Fist feat. Only melee weapons can have the ki focus ability.
Moderate transmutation; CL 8th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, creator must be a monk; Price +1 bonus.
Merciful: The weapon deals an extra 1d6 points of damage, and all damage it deals is nonlethal damage. On command, the weapon suppresses this ability until commanded to resume it. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the merciful effect upon their ammunition.
Faint conjuration; CL 5th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, cure light wounds; Price +1 bonus.
Mighty Cleaving: A mighty cleaving weapon allows a wielder with the Cleave feat to make one additional cleave attempt in a round.
Moderate evocation; CL 8th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, divine power; Price +1 bonus.
Returning: This special ability can only be placed on a weapon that can be thrown. A returning weapon flies through the air back to the creature that threw it. It returns to the thrower just before the creature’s next turn (and is therefore ready to use again in that turn).
Catching a returning weapon when it comes back is a free action. If the character can’t catch it, or if the character has moved since throwing it, the weapon drops to the ground in the square from which it was thrown.
Moderate transmutation; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, telekinesis; Price +1 bonus.
Seeking: Only ranged weapons can have the seeking ability. The weapon veers toward its target, negating any miss chances that would otherwise apply, such as from concealment. (The wielder still has to aim the weapon at the right square. Arrows mistakenly shot into an empty space, for example, do not veer and hit invisible enemies, even if they are nearby.)
Strong divination; CL 12th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, true seeing; Price +1 bonus.
Shock: Upon command, a shock weapon is sheathed in crackling electricity. The electricity does not harm the wielder. The effect remains until another command is given. A shock weapon deals an extra 1d6 points of electricity damage on a successful hit. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the electricity energy upon their ammunition.
Moderate evocation; CL 8th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, call lightning or lightning bolt; Price +1 bonus.
Shocking Burst: A shocking burst weapon functions as a shock weapon that also explodes with electricity upon striking a successful critical hit. The electricity does not harm the wielder. In addition to the extra electricity damage from the shock ability, a shocking burst weapon deals an extra 1d10 points of electricity damage on a successful critical hit. If the weapon’s critical multiplier is x3, add an extra 2d10 points of electricity damage instead, and if the multiplier is x4, add an extra 3d10 points. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the electricity energy upon their ammunition.
Even if the shock ability is not active, the weapon still deals its extra electricity damage on a successful critical hit.
Moderate evocation; CL 10th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, call lightning or lightning bolt; Price +2 bonus.
Speed: When making a full attack action, the wielder of a speed weapon may make one extra attack with it. The attack uses the wielder’s full base attack bonus, plus any modifiers appropriate to the situation. (This benefit is not cumulative with similar effects, such as a haste spell.)
Moderate transmutation; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, haste; Price +3 bonus.
Spell Storing: A spell storing weapon allows a spellcaster to store a single targeted spell of up to 3rd level in the weapon. (The spell must have a casting time of 1 standard action.) Any time the weapon strikes a creature and the creature takes damage from it, the weapon can immediately cast the spell on that creature as a free action if the wielder desires. (This special ability is an exception to the general rule that casting a spell from an item takes at least as long as casting that spell normally.) Once the spell has been cast from the weapon, a spellcaster can cast any other targeted spell of up to 3rd level into it. The weapon magically imparts to the wielder the name of the spell currently stored within it. A randomly rolled spell storing weapon has a 50% chance to have a spell stored in it already.
Strong evocation (plus aura of stored spell); CL 12th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, creator must be a caster of at least 12th level; Price +1 bonus.
Thundering: A thundering weapon creates a cacophonous roar like thunder upon striking a successful critical hit. The sonic energy does not harm the wielder. A thundering weapon deals an extra 1d8 points of sonic damage on a successful critical hit. If the weapon’s critical multiplier is x3, add an extra 2d8 points of sonic damage instead, and if the multiplier is x4, add an extra 3d8 points of sonic damage. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the sonic energy upon their ammunition. Subjects dealt a critical hit by a thundering weapon must make a DC 14 Fortitude save or be deafened permanently.
Faint necromancy; CL 5th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, blindness/deafness; Price +1 bonus.
Throwing: This ability can only be placed on a melee weapon. A melee weapon crafted with this ability gains a range increment of 10 feet and can be thrown by a wielder proficient in its normal use.
Faint transmutation; CL 5th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, magic stone; Price +1 bonus.
Unholy: An unholy weapon is imbued with unholy power. This power makes the weapon evil-aligned and thus bypasses the corresponding damage reduction. It deals an extra 2d6 points of damage against all of good alignment. It bestows one negative level on any good creature attempting to wield it. The negative level remains as long as the weapon is in hand and disappears when the weapon is no longer wielded. This negative level never results in actual level loss, but it cannot be overcome in any way (including restoration spells) while the weapon is wielded. Bows, crossbows, and slings so crafted bestow the unholy power upon their ammunition.
Moderate evocation [evil]; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, unholy blight, creator must be evil; Price +2 bonus.
Vicious: When a vicious weapon strikes an opponent, it creates a flash of disruptive energy that resonates between the opponent and the wielder. This energy deals an extra 2d6 points of damage to the opponent and 1d6 points of damage to the wielder. Only melee weapons can be vicious.
Moderate necromancy; CL 9th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, enervation; Price +1 bonus.
Vorpal: This potent and feared ability allows the weapon to sever the heads of those it strikes. Upon a roll of natural 20 (followed by a successful roll to confirm the critical hit), the weapon severs the opponent’s head (if it has one) from its body. Some creatures, such as many aberrations and all oozes, have no heads. Others, such as golems and undead creatures other than vampires, are not affected by the loss of their heads. Most other creatures, however, die when their heads are cut off. A vorpal weapon must be a slashing weapon. (If you roll this property randomly for an inappropriate weapon, reroll.)
Strong necromancy and transmutation; CL 18th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, circle of death, keen edge; Price +5 bonus.
Wounding: A wounding weapon deals 1 point of Constitution damage from blood loss when it hits a creature. A critical hit does not multiply the Constitution damage. Creatures immune to critical hits (such as plants and constructs) are immune to the Constitution damage dealt by this weapon.
Moderate evocation; CL 10th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, mage’s sword; Price +2 bonus.

Table: Specific Weapons

Minor
Medium
Major
Specific Weapon

Market Price

01–15


Sleep arrow
132 gp
16–25


Screaming bolt
267 gp
26–45


Silver dagger, masterwork
322 gp
46–65


Cold iron longsword, masterwork
330 gp
66–75
01–09

Javelin of lightning
1,500 gp
76–80
10–15

Slaying arrow
2,282 gp
81–90
16–24

Adamantine dagger
3,002 gp
91–100
25–33

Adamantine battleaxe
3,010 gp

34–37

Slaying arrow (greater)
4,057 gp

38–40

Shatterspike
4,315 gp

41–46

Dagger of venom
8,302 gp

47–51

Trident of warning
10,115 gp

52–57
01–04
Assassin’s dagger
10,302 gp

58–62
05–07
Shifter’s sorrow
12,780 gp

63–66
08–09
Trident of fish command
18,650 gp

67–74
10–13
Flame tongue
20,715 gp

75–79
14–17
Luck blade (0 wishes)
22,060 gp

80–86
18–24
Sword of subtlety
22,310 gp

87–91
25–31
Sword of the planes
22,315 gp

92–95
32–37
Nine lives stealer
23,057 gp

96–98
38–42
Sword of life stealing
25,715 gp

99–100
43–46
Oathbow
25,600 gp


47–51
Mace of terror
38,552 gp


52–57
Life-drinker
40,320 gp


58–62
Sylvan scimitar
47,315 gp


63–67
Rapier of puncturing
50,320 gp


68–73
Sun blade
50,335 gp


74–79
Frost brand
54,475 gp


80–84
Dwarven thrower
60,312 gp


85–91
Luck blade (1 wish)
62,360 gp


92–95
Mace of smiting
75,312 gp


96–97
Luck blade (2 wishes)
102,660 gp


98–99
Holy avenger
120,630 gp


100
Luck blade (3 wishes)
142,960 gp

Specific Weapons
The following specific weapons usually are preconstructed with exactly the qualities described here.
Adamantine Battleaxe: This nonmagical axe is made out of adamantine. As a masterwork weapon, it has a +1 enhancement bonus on attack rolls.
No aura (nonmagical); Price 3,010 gp.
Adamantine Dagger: This nonmagical dagger is made out of adamantine. As a masterwork weapon, it has a +1 enhancement bonus on attack rolls.
No aura (nonmagical); Price 3,002 gp.
Assassin’s Dagger: This wicked-looking, curved +2 dagger provides a +1 bonus to the DC of a Fortitude save forced by the death attack of an assassin.
Moderate necromancy; CL 9th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, slay living; Price 18,302 gp; Cost 9,302 gp + 720 XP.
Dagger of Venom: This black +1 dagger has a serrated edge. It allows the wielder to use a poison effect (as the spell, save DC 14) upon a creature struck by the blade once per day. The wielder can decide to use the power after he has struck. Doing so is a free action, but the poison effect must be invoked in the same round that the dagger strikes.
Faint necromancy; CL 5th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, poison; Price 8,302 gp; Cost 4,302 gp + 320 XP.
Dwarven Thrower: This weapon commonly functions as a +2 warhammer. In the hands of a dwarf, the warhammer gains an additional +1 enhancement bonus (for a total enhancement bonus of +3) and gains the returning special ability. It can be hurled with a 30-foot range increment. When hurled, it deals an extra 2d8 points of damage against giants or an extra 1d8 points of damage against any other target.
Moderate evocation; CL 10th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, creator must be a dwarf of at least 10th level; Price 60,312 gp; Cost 30,312 gp + 2,400 XP.
Flame Tongue: This is a +1 flaming burst longsword. Once per day, the sword can blast forth a fiery ray at any target within 30 feet as a ranged touch attack. The ray deals 4d6 points of fire damage on a successful hit.
Moderate evocation; CL 12th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, scorching ray, and flame blade, flame strike, or fireball; Price 20,715 gp; Cost 10,515 gp + 816 XP.
Frost Brand: This +3 frost greatsword sheds light as a torch when the temperature drops below 0°F. At such times it cannot be concealed when drawn, nor can its light be shut off. Its wielder is protected from fire; the sword absorbs the first 10 points of fire damage each round that the wielder would otherwise take.
A frost brand extinguishes all nonmagical fires in its area. As a standard action, it can also dispel lasting fire spells, but not instantaneous effects, though you must succeed on a dispel check (1d20 +14) against each spell to dispel it. The DC to dispel such spells is 11 + the caster level of the fire spell.
Strong evocation; CL 14th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, ice storm, dispel magic, protection from energy; Price 54,475 gp; Cost 27,375 gp and 5 sp + 2179 XP.
Holy Avenger: This +2 cold iron longsword becomes a +5 holy cold iron longsword in the hands of a paladin.
It provides spell resistance of 5 + the paladin’s level to the wielder and anyone adjacent to her. It also enables the wielder to use greater dispel magic (once per round as a standard action) at the class level of the paladin. (Only the area dispel is possible, not the targeted dispel or counterspell versions of greater dispel magic.)
Strong abjuration; CL 18th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, holy aura, creator must be good; Price 120,630 gp; Cost 60,630 gp + 4,800 XP.
Javelin of Lightning: This javelin becomes a 5d6 lightning bolt when thrown (Reflex DC 14 half ). It is consumed in the attack.
Faint evocation; CL 5th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, lightning bolt; Price 1,500 gp; Cost 750 gp + 30 XP.
Life-Drinker: This +1 greataxe is favored by undead and constructs, who do not suffer its drawback. A life-drinker bestows two negative levels on its target whenever it deals damage, just as if its target had been struck by an undead creature. One day after being struck, subjects must make a DC 16 Fortitude save for each negative level or lose a character level.
Each time a life-drinker deals damage to a foe, it also bestows one negative level on the wielder. Any negative level gained by the wielder in this fashion lasts for 1 hour.
Strong necromancy; CL 13th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, enervation; Price 40,320 gp; Cost 20,320 gp + 1,600 XP.
Luck Blade: This +2 short sword gives its possessor a +1 luck bonus on all saving throws. Its possessor also gains the power of good fortune, usable once per day. This extraordinary ability allows its possessor to reroll one roll that she just made. She must take the result of the reroll, even if it’s worse than the original roll. In addition, a luck blade may contain up to three wishes (when randomly rolled, a luck blade holds 1d4–1 wishes, minimum 0). When the last wish is used, the sword remains a +2 short sword, still grants the +1 luck bonus, and still grants its reroll power.
Strong evocation; CL 17th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, wish or miracle; Price 22,060 gp (0 wishes), 62,360 gp (1 wish), 102,660 gp (2 wishes), 142,960 gp (3 wishes); Cost 11,030 gp + 882 XP (0 wishes), 31,180 gp + 2,494 XP (1 wish); 51,330 gp + 4,106 XP (2 wishes), 71,480 gp + 5,718 XP (3 wishes).
Mace of Smiting: This +3 adamantine heavy mace has a +5 enhancement bonus against constructs, and any critical hit dealt to a construct completely destroys it (no saving throw). A critical hit dealt to an outsider deals x4 damage rather than x2.
Moderate transmutation; CL 11th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, disintegrate; Price 75,312 gp; Cost 39,312 gp + 2,880 XP.
Mace of Terror: On command, this +2 heavy mace causes the wielder’s clothes and appearance to transform into an illusion of darkest horror such that living creatures in a 30-foot cone become panicked as if by a fear spell (Will DC 16 partial). They take a –2 morale penalty on saving throws, and they flee from the wielder. The wielder may use this ability up to three times per day.
Strong necromancy; CL 13th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, fear; Price 38,552 gp; Cost 19,276 gp + 1,542 XP.
Masterwork Cold Iron Longsword: This nonmagical longsword is crafted out of cold iron. As a masterwork weapon, it has a +1 enhancement bonus on attack rolls.
No aura (nonmagical); Price 330 gp.
Nine Lives Stealer: This longsword always performs as a +2 longsword, but it also has the power to draw the life force from an opponent. It can do this nine times before the ability is lost. At that point, the sword becomes a simple +2 longsword (with a hint of evil about it). A critical hit must be dealt for the sword’s death-dealing ability to function, and this weapon has no effect on creatures not subject to critical hits. The victim is entitled to a DC 20 Fortitude save to avoid death. If the save is successful, the sword’s death-dealing ability does not function, no use of the ability is expended, and normal critical damage is determined. This sword is evil, and any good character attempting to wield it gains two negative levels. These negative levels remain as long as the sword is in hand and disappear when the sword is no longer wielded. These negative levels never result in actual level loss, but they cannot be overcome in any way (including restoration spells) while the sword is wielded.
Strong necromancy [evil]; CL 13th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, finger of death; Price 23,057 gp; Cost 11,528 gp 5 sp + 922 XP.
Oathbow: Of elven make, this white +2 composite longbow (+2 Str bonus) whispers “Swift defeat to my enemies” in Elven when nocked and pulled. Once per day, if the firer swears aloud to slay her target (a free action), the bow’s whisper becomes the low shout “Swift death to those who have wronged me.” Against such a sworn enemy, the bow has a +5 enhancement bonus, and arrows launched from it deal an additional 2d6 points of damage (and x4 on a critical hit instead of the normal x3). However, the bow is treated as only a masterwork weapon against all foes other than the sworn enemy, and the wielder takes a –1 penalty on attack rolls with any weapon other than the oathbow. These bonuses and penalties last for seven days or until the sworn enemy is slain or destroyed by the wielder of the oathbow, whichever comes first.
The oathbow may only have one sworn enemy at a time. Once the wielder swears to slay a target, he cannot make a new oath until he has slain that target or seven days have passed. Even if the wielder slays the sworn enemy on the same day that he makes the oath, he cannot activate the oathbow’s special power again until 24 hours have passed from the time he made the oath.
Strong evocation; CL 15th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, creator must be an elf; Price 25,600 gp; Cost 13,100 gp + 1,000 XP.
Rapier of Puncturing: Three times per day, this +2 wounding rapier allows the wielder to make a touch attack with the weapon that deals 1d6 points of Constitution damage by draining blood. Creatures immune to critical hits are immune to the Constitution damage dealt by this weapon.
Strong necromancy; CL 13th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, harm; Price 50,320 gp; Cost 25,320 gp + 2,000 XP.
Screaming Bolt: One of these +2 bolts screams when fired, forcing all enemies of the wielder within 20 feet of the path of the bolt to succeed on a DC 14 Will save or become shaken. This is a mind-affecting fear effect.
Faint enchantment; CL 5th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, doom; Price 267gp; Cost 128 gp and 5 sp + 10 XP.
Shatterspike: Wielders without the Improved Sunder feat use Shatterspike as a +1 longsword only; wielders with the Improved Sunder feat add a +4 bonus (including the sword’s +1 enhancement bonus) to the opposed roll when attempting to strike a foe’s weapon. If successful, Shatterspike deals 1d8+4 points of damage plus the wielder’s Strength modifier to the target weapon (the target weapon’s hardness must still be overcome with each hit). Shatterspike can damage weapons with an enhancement bonus of +4 or lower.
Strong evocation; CL 13th; Str 13, Craft Arms and Armor, Power Attack, Improved Sunder, shatter; Price 4,315 gp; Cost 2,315 gp + 160 XP; Weight 4 lb.
Shifter’s Sorrow: This +1/+1 two-bladed sword has blades of alchemical silver. The weapon deals an extra 2d6 points of damage against any creature with the shapechanger subtype. When a shapechanger or a creature in an alternate form (such as a druid using wild shape) is struck by the weapon, it must make a DC 15 Will save or return to its natural form.
Strong transmutation; CL 15th; Craft Arms and Armor, baleful polymorph; Price 12,780 gp; Cost 6,780 gp + 480 XP; Weight 10 lb.
Silver Dagger, Masterwork: This masterwork alchemical silver dagger is nonmagical. As a masterwork weapon, it has a +1 enhancement bonus on attack rolls.
No aura (nonmagical); Price 322 gp.
Slaying Arrow: This +1 arrow is keyed to a particular type or subtype of creature. If it strikes such a creature, the target must make a DC 20 Fortitude save or die (or, in the case of unliving targets, be destroyed) instantly. Note that even creatures normally exempt from Fortitude saves (undead and constructs) are subject to this attack. When keyed to a living creature, this is a death effect (and thus death ward protects a target). To determine the type or subtype of creature the arrow is keyed to, roll on the table below.
A greater slaying arrow functions just like a normal slaying arrow, but the DC to avoid the death effect is 23.
Strong necromancy; CL 13th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, finger of death (slaying arrow) or heightened finger of death (greater slaying arrow); Price 2,282 gp (slaying arrow) or 4,057 gp (greater slaying arrow); Cost 1,144 gp 5 sp + 91 XP (slaying arrow) or 2,032 gp + 162 XP (greater slaying arrow).
d%
Designated Type or Subtype
01–05
Aberrations
06–09
Animals
10–16
Constructs
17–22
Dragons
23–27
Elementals
28–32
Fey
33–39
Giants
40
Humanoids, aquatic
41–42
Humanoids, dwarf
43–44
Humanoids, elf
45
Humanoids, gnoll
46
Humanoids, gnome
47–49
Humanoids, goblinoid
50
Humanoids, halfling
51–54
Humanoids, human
55–57
Humanoids, reptilian
58–60
Humanoids, orc
61–65
Magical beasts
66–70
Monstrous humanoids
71–72
Oozes
73
Outsiders, air
74–76
Outsiders, chaotic
77
Outsiders, earth
78–80
Outsiders, evil
81
Outsiders, fire
82–84
Outsiders, good
85–87
Outsiders, lawful
88
Outsiders, water
89–90
Plants
91–98
Undead
99–100
Vermin
Sleep Arrow: This +1 arrow is painted white and has white fletching. If it strikes a foe so that it would normally deal damage, it instead bursts into magical energy that deals nonlethal damage (in the same amount as would be lethal damage) and forces the target to make a DC 11 Will save or fall asleep.
Faint enchantment; CL 5th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, sleep; Price 132 gp; Cost 69 gp 5 sp + 5 XP.
Sun Blade: This sword is the size of a bastard sword. However, a sun blade is wielded as if it were a short sword with respect to weight and ease of use. (In other words, the weapon appears to all viewers to be a bastard sword, and deals bastard sword damage, but the wielder feels and reacts as if the weapon were a short sword.) Any individual able to use either a bastard sword or a short sword with proficiency is proficient in the use of a sun blade. Likewise, Weapon Focus and Weapon Specialization in short sword and bastard sword apply equally, but the benefits of those feats do not stack.
In normal combat, the glowing golden blade of the weapon is equal to a +2 bastard sword. Against evil creatures, its enhancement bonus is +4. Against Negative Energy Plane creatures or undead creatures, the sword deals double damage (and x3 on a critical hit instead of the usual x2).
The blade also has a special sunlight power. Once per day, the wielder can swing the blade vigorously above her head while speaking a command word. The sunblade then sheds a bright yellow radiance that is like full daylight. The radiance begins shining in a 10-foot radius around the sword wielder and extends outward at 5 feet per round for 10 rounds thereafter, to create a globe of light with a 60-foot radius. When the wielder stops swinging, the radiance fades to a dim glow that persists for another minute before disappearing entirely. All sun blades are of good alignment, and any evil creature attempting to wield one gains one negative level. The negative level remains as long as the sword is in hand and disappears when the sword is no longer wielded. This negative level never results in actual level loss, but it cannot be overcome in any way (including restoration spells) while the sword is wielded.
Moderate evocation; CL 10th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, daylight, creator must be good; Price 50,335 gp; Cost 25,335 gp + 2,000 XP.
Sword of Life Stealing: This black iron +2 longsword bestows a negative level when it deals a critical hit. The sword wielder gains 1d6 temporary hit points each time a negative level is bestowed on another. These temporary hit points last for 24 hours. One day after being struck, subjects must make a DC 16 Fortitude save for each negative level or lose a character level.
Strong necromancy; CL 17th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, enervation; Price 25,715 gp; Cost 12,857 gp and 5 sp + 1,029 XP.
Sword of the Planes: This longsword has an enhancement bonus of +1 on the Material Plane, but on any Elemental Plane its enhancement bonus increases to +2. (The +2 enhancement bonus also applies on the Material Plane when the weapon is used against elementals.) It operates as a +3 longsword on the Astral Plane or the Ethereal Plane or when used against opponents native to either of those planes. On any other plane, or against any outsider, it functions as a +4 longsword.
Strong evocation; CL 15th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, plane shift; Price 22,315 gp; Cost 11,157 gp and 5 sp + 893 XP.
Sword of Subtlety: A +1 short sword with a thin, dull gray blade, this weapon provides a +4 bonus on its wielder’s attack and damage rolls when he is making a sneak attack with it.
Moderate illusion; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, blur; Price 22,310 gp; Cost 11,155 gp + 892 XP.
Sylvan Scimitar: This +3 scimitar, when used outdoors in a temperate climate, grants its wielder the use of the Cleave feat and deals an extra 1d6 points of damage.
Moderate evocation; CL 11th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, divine power or creator must be a 7th-level druid; Price 47,315gp; Cost 23,657 gp and 5 sp + 1,893 XP.
Trident of Fish Command: The magical properties of this +1 trident with a 6-foot-long haft enable its wielder to charm up to 14 HD of aquatic animals (Will DC 16 negates, animals get a +5 bonus if currently under attack by the wielder or his allies), no two of which can be more than 30 feet apart. The wielder can use this effect up to three times per day. The wielder can communicate with the animals as if using a speak with animals spell. Animals making their saving throw are free of control, but they will not approach within 10 feet of the trident. The trident can be used up to three times per day.
Moderate enchantment; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, speak with animals; Price 18,650 gp; Cost 9,325 gp + 746 XP.
Trident of Warning: A weapon of this type enables its wielder to determine the location, depth, kind, and number of aquatic predators within 680 feet. A trident of warning must be grasped and pointed in order for the character using it to gain such information, and it requires 1 round to scan a hemisphere with a radius of 680 feet. The weapon is otherwise a +2 trident.
Moderate divination; CL 7th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, locate creature; Price 10,115 gp; Cost 5,057 gp and 5 sp + 405 XP.