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Eastern Weapons

By ALBERT RACINET, Paris -, Public Domain,, Eastern Weapons
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Eastern Weapons- From wushu’s whirling chains and multi-bladed polearms to the awe-evoking mystique of the samurai’s gleaming blades, the martial arts of the East evoke images of fantastic weaponry.

Exotic even within their own cultures, a number of these weapons require specialized training, and the secrets of their mastery are well protected in remote temples and secret dojos. In most Eastern cultures, the weapon is more than just a means of defense; possibly representing a cultural tradition or philosophy. It may display social status or even tell the history of a clan or house.

This section contains all the Eastern weapons needed to run an Eastern-inspired fantasy campaign. They were chosen from a variety of Asian cultures, including those of China, Japan, Korea, India, the Philippines, and more.

(Simple – Eastern Weapons)
Light Melee Weapons
CostDmg (S)Dmg (M)CriticalRangeWeight1Type2Special
Hanbo1 gp1d41d6x22 lbs.Bmonk, trip
Two-Handed Melee Weapons
CostDmg (S)Dmg (M)CriticalRangeWeight1Type2Special
Kumade5 gp1d41d6x34 lbs.Pgrapple
Kumade, collapsible10 gp1d41d6x34 lbs.Pgrapple

Martial Weapons (Eastern Weapons)

(Martial – Eastern)
Light Melee Weapons
CostDmg (S)Dmg (M)CriticalRangeWeight1Type2Special
Sword, Butterfly20 gp1d31d419–20/×21 lb.Smonk
Iron Brush2 gp1d21d3×210 ft.P
Jutte8 gp1d41d6×21 lb.Bdisarm, monk
Kerambit2 gp1d21d3×3S
Kukri8 gp1d31d418–20/x22 lbs.S
Lungchuan tamo5 gp1d31d4×210 ft.1 lb.P or Smonk
Shang gou6 gp1d31d4×21 lb.Sdisarm or trip (see text), monk
Tonfa1 gp1d41d6×21 lb.Bblocking, monk
Wushu dart (5)1 gp1d21d3×210 ft.Pmonk
(Martial – Eastern Weapons)
One-Handed Melee Weapons
CostDmg (S)Dmg (M)CriticalRangeWeight1Type2Special
Broadsword, Nine-Ring15 gp1d61d8×34 lbs.Smonk
Double Chicken Saber12 gp1d41d619–20/×23 lbs.Sdisarm, monk
Gandasa15 gp 1d62d4x34 lbs.S
Sibat2 gp1d41d6×310 ft.2 lbs.P or Ssee text
(Martial – Eastern Weapons)
Two-Handed Melee Weapons
CostDmg (S)Dmg (M)CriticalRangeWeight1Type2Special
Hooked lance3 gp1d61d8×410 lbs.Preach, trip
Monk’s spade20 gp1d4/1d41d6/1d6×212 lbs.B or P or Sdouble, monk
Naginata35 gp1d61d8×49 lbs.Sreach
Nodachi60 gp1d81d1018–20/×28 lbs.S or Pbrace
Sansetsukon8 gp1d81d1019–20/×23 lbs.Bblocking, disarm, monk
Sword, Tri-Point Double-Edged 12 gp1d81d10×314 lbs.Preach
Tiger Fork 5 gp1d61d8×28 lbs.Pbrace, monk
(Martial – Eastern Weapons)
Ranged Weapons
CostDmg (S)Dmg (M)CriticalRangeWeight1Type2Special
Tube arrow shooter3 gp1d31d4×240 ft.1/2 lb.P
Arrow, Bamboo shaft (10)1 gp1/2 lb.
Arrow, iron-tipped distance (20)1 gp4 lbs.
Arrow(s), whistling (20)2 gp3 lbs.
Poisoned sand tube1 gpspecialspecial1 lb.
(Exotic – Eastern Weapons)
Light Melee Weapons
CostDmg (S)Dmg (M)CriticalRangeWeight1Type2Special
Bich’hwa5 gp1d31d419-20/x22 lbs.P or Smonk
Dan bong1 sp1d21d319–20/×210 ft.Bblocking, monk
Emei piercer3 gp1d21d319–20/×2Pmonk, see text
Fighting Fan 5 gp1d31d4×3S or Pdistracting, monk
Kama2 gp1d41d6x22 lbs.Smonk, trip
Madu (leather)40 gp1d31d4x25 lbs.Pperformance
Madu (steel)40 gp1d31d4x26 lbs.Pperformance
Nunchaku2 gp1d41d6x22 lbs.Bdisarm, monk
Pata14 gp1d41d6x33 lbs.Pperformance
Sai1 gp1d31d4x21 lb.Bdisarm, monk
Siangham3 gp1d41d6x21 lb.Pmonk
Tekko-kagi (iron claw)2 gp1d21d3×2Pdisarm, see text
Wakizashi35 gp1d41d618–20/×22 lbs.P or Sdeadly
(Exotic – Eastern Weapons)
One-Handed Melee Weapons
CostDmg (S)Dmg (M)CriticalRangeWeight1Type2Special
Katana 50 gp1d61d818–20/×26 lbs.Sdeadly
Nine-section whip8 gp1d61d819–20/×23 lbs.Bblocking, distracting, monk, trip
Sword, temple30 gp1d61d819-20/x23 lbs.Smonk, trip
Urumi30 gp1d61d818-20/x26 lbs.S
(Exotic – Eastern Weapons)
Two-Handed Melee Weapons
CostDmg (S)Dmg (M)CriticalRangeWeight1Type2Special
Bo staff1 gp1d4/1d41d6/1d6×23 lbs.Bblocking, double, monk
Chain spear15 gp1d4/1d41d6/1d6×213 lbs.P and Sdouble, trip
Chain, spiked25 gp1d62d4x210 lbs.Pdisarm, trip
Kama, double-chained8 gp1d4/1d41d6/1d6×24 lbs.Sdouble, monk, reach, trip
Katana, double walking stick50 gp1d41d619-20/×26 lbs.S
Kusarigama (sickle and chain)12 gp1d2/1d41d3/1d6×23 lbs.S or Bdouble, monk, reach, trip, grapple
Kyoketsu shoge6 gp1d31d4×220 ft.1 lb.S or Pdisarm, grapple, monk, reach
Meteor hammer10 gp1d61d8×210 lbs.Breach, trip
Sword, Seven-Branched50 gp1d81d10×37 lbs.Sdisarm, monk
Tetsubo20 gp1d81d10×410 lbs.B
(Exotic – Eastern Weapons)
Ranged Weapons
CostDmg (S)Dmg (M)CriticalRangeWeight1Type2Special
Chakram, crystal20 gp1d41d618-20/x22 lbs.S
Rope dart1 gp1d31d4×220 ft.Pblocking, distracting, monk
(Exotic – Eastern Weapons)
CostDmg (S)Dmg (M)CriticalRangeWeight1Type2Special
Shuriken (5)1 gp11d2x210 ft.1/2 lb.Pmonk

1 Weight figures are for Medium weapons. A Small weapon weighs half as much, and a Large weapon weighs twice as much.
2 A weapon with two types is both types if the entry specifies “and,” or either type (wielder’s choice) if the entry specifies “or.”

Meteor hammer

A meteor hammer

This weapon consists of one or two spherical weights attached by a 10-foot chain. You whirl the weights and wrap them around an opponent’s body.

Benefit: If you succeed at a trip attempt with a meteor hammer, you can drag your opponent 5 feet closer to you rather than knocking her prone.

You may use this weapon in two different ways:

Meteor: In meteor mode you use it as a double weapon.

Fortress: In fortress mode you cannot use it as a double weapon but gain reach
and a +1 shield bonus to AC.

Switching between these two modes is a free action decided at the start of your

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