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Rembrandt (1606-1669) Title The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch, known as the Night Watch.
Rembrandt (1606-1669) Title The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch, known as the Night Watch.

Without a doubt, weapons number among adventurers’ most coveted possessions. Whether weapons are used as tools to lay foul monsters low, as the medium for magical enhancements, or as outlets for a host of fundamental class abilities, few heroes head into the field without their favorite—or perhaps even a whole arsenal of their favorites. This section presents all manner of nonmagical weapons for PCs to purchase and put to use, whatever their adventures might entail. The weapons presented here should be relatively easy to find and purchase in most towns and cities, although GMs might wish to restrict the availability of some of the more expensive and exotic items.

From the common longsword to the exotic dwarven urgrosh, weapons come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

All weapons deal hit point damage. This damage is subtracted from the current hit points of any creature struck by the weapon. When the result of the die roll to make an attack is a natural 20 (that is, the die actually shows a 20), this is known as a critical threat (although some weapons can score a critical threat on a roll of less than 20). If a critical threat is scored, another attack roll is made, using the same modifiers as the original attack roll. If this second attack roll exceeds the target’s AC, the hit becomes a critical hit, dealing additional damage.

Weapons are grouped into several interlocking sets of categories. These categories pertain to what training is needed to become proficient in a weapon’s use (simple, martial, orexotic), the weapon’s usefulness either in close combat (melee) or at a distance (ranged, which includes both thrown and projectile weapons), its relative encumbrance (light, one-handed, or two-handed), and its size (Small, Medium, or Large).

Simple, Martial, and Exotic Weapons

Most character classes are proficient with all simple weapons. Combat-oriented classes such as barbarians, cavaliers, and fighters are proficient with all simple and all martial weapons. Characters of other classes are proficient with an assortment of simple weapons and possibly some martial or even exotic weapons. All characters are proficient with unarmed strikes and any natural weapons they gain from their race. A character who uses a weapon with which he is not proficient takes a –4 penalty on attack rolls with that weapon.

Masterwork Weapons

Simple Weapons

Simple Weapons
Unarmed Attacks (Simple)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Gauntlet2 gp1d21d3×21 lbBludgeoning
Iron Nails25 gp1d41d618-20/x21 lbSlashing
or Piercing
Iron Teeth (bite)25 gp1d31d4x21 lb.Piercing
Unarmed strike1d3 ×2Bludgeoningnonlethal
Light Melee Weapons (Simple)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Battle Aspergillum5 gp1d41d6x24 lb.Bludgeoningsee text
Brass Knife2 gp1d31d419- 0/x210
1 lb.Piercing
or Slashing
Brass Knuckles1 gp1d21d3x21 lb.Bludgeoningmonk, see text
Cestus5 gp1d31d419-20×21lb.Piercing
or slashing
Dagger2 gp1d31d419-20/×210 ft.1 lbPiercing
or slashing
Dagger, punching2 gp1d31d4×31 lbPiercing
Gauntlet Spiked5 gp1d31d4×21 lbPiercing
Hook Hand10 gp1d31d4x21 lb.Slashingdisarm
Mace, Light5 gp1d41d6×24 lb.Bludgeoning
Sickle6 gp1d41d6×22 lb.Slashingtrip
Stake, Wooden1d31d4x210 ft.1 lb.Piercing
Stiletto4 gp1d31d418-20/×21 lb.Piercing
Melee Weapons (Simple)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeight 1Type 2Special
Club1d41d6×210 ft.3 lbBludgeoning
Club Mere2 gp1d31d4x22 lbs.Bludgeoning or piercingfragile
Mace, Heavy12
Morningstar8 gp1d61d8×26 lbs.Bludgeoning
and piercing
Shortspear1 gp1d41d6×220 ft.3 lb.Piercing
Melee Weapons (Simple)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Bayonet5 gp1d41d6x21 lb.Piercing
Longspear5 gp1d61d8×39 lbPiercingbrace, reach
Pike, boarding8 gp1d61d8x39 lbs.Piercingbrace, reach
Quarterstaff1d4/1d41d6/1d6×24 lbBludgeoningdouble, monk
Spear2 gp1d61d8×320 ft.6 lbPiercingbrace
Spear,Boar5 gp1d61d8x28 lb.Piercingbrace,
see text
Ranged Weapons (Simple)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Blowgun2 gp11d2x220 ft.1 lb.Piercing
Crossbow Heavy50 gp 1d1019-20/×2120 ft.8 lbPiercing
Crossbow Light35 gp 1d819-20/×280 ft.4 lbPiercing
Dart5 sp1d31d4×220 ft.½ lbPiercing
Javelin1 gp1d41d6×230 ft.2 lbPiercing
Needlestorm300 gp11x210 ft2 lb.Piercing
Sling1d31d4×250 ft.0 lbBludgeoning
Ammunition (Simple)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Bolts Crossbow (10)1 gp 1 lb
Bolt(s), acid (1)40 gp0.1 lb.see text
Bolt(s), Drow poison (1)100 gp0.1 lb.see text
Bolt(s), fire (1)50 gp0.1 lb.see text
Bullet(s), groaning (10)2 gp5 lbs.see text
Bullets Sling (10)1 sp 5 lbs.
Bullet(s), smoke (10)100 gp5 lbs.see text
Dart(s), blowgun (10)5 sp1 lb.

Martial Weapons

Martial Weapons
Light Melee Weapons (Martial)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Axe-boarding6 gp1d41d6x33 lbs.Piercing
or Slashing
Axe throwing8 gp1d6 ×210 ft.2 lbSlashing
Blade Boot25 gp1d31d4x22 lbs.Piercingsee text
Spiked Gauntlet5 gp1d31d4x21 lb.Piercing
Gladius15 gp1d41d619-20/x23 lbs.Piercing or Slashingperformance
Hammer, Light1 gp1d31d4×220 ft.2 lbBludgeoning
Handaxe6 gp1d6 ×33 lbSlashing 
Knife, Switchblade5 gp1d31d419-20/x210 ft.1 lb.Piercing
Kukri8 gp1d4 18-20 ×22 lbSlashing 
Pick, Light4 gp1d31d4×43 lbPiercing
Rondel8 gp1d31d418-20/×21 lbPiercing
Sap1 gp1d41d6×22 lbBludgeoningnonlethal
Shield lightspecial1d21d3×2specialBludgeoning
Spiked armorspecial1d41d6×2specialPiercing 
Spiked shield lightspecial1d31d4×2specialPiercing
Starknife24 gp1d31d4x320 ft.3 lbs.Piercing
Shortsword10 gp1d41d619-20/×22 lbPiercing
War Razor8 gp1d31d419-20/x21 lb.Slashing
One-Handed Melee Weapons (Martial)
Martial WeaponsCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Battleaxe10 gp1d61d8×36 lbSlashing 
Cutlass15 gp1d41d618-20/×24 lbs.Slashing
Flail8 gp1d61d8×25 lbBludgeoningdisarm, trip
Flail, sprinkling12 gp1d61d8x25 lbs.Bludgeoningdisarm, trip
Longflail25 gp1d61d8×210 lbBludgeoningreach
Longsword15 gp1d61d819-20/×24 lbSlashing 
Pick,Heavy8 gp1d41d6×46 lbPiercing 
Rapier20 gp1d41d618-20/×22 lbPiercing
Scimitar15 gp1d41d618-20/×24 lbSlashing
Scizore20 gp1d81d10x23 lbs.Piercing
Shield heavyspecial1d31d4×2specialBludgeoning
1d41d619-20/×23 lbs.Piercing or slashing
Spatha10 gp1d62d418-20/×212 lb.Slashing
Spiked shield heavyspecial 1d6×2specialPiercing
Sword, broad
Sword cane45 gp1d41d6x24 lbs.Piercingsee text
Terbutje (Macuahuitl)5 gp1d61d819-20/x22 lbs.Slashingfragile
Terbutje, steel20 gp1d61d819-20×24 lbs.Slashing
Trident15 gp1d61d8×210 ft.4 lbPiercingbrace
Warhammer12 gp1d61d8×35 lb.Bludgeoning
Two-Handed Melee Weapons (Martial)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Bardiche13 gp1d81d1019-20/x214 lbs.Slashingbrace, reach, see text
de Corbin
15 gp1d81d10x312 lbs.Bludgeoning
or Piercing
brace, reach, see text
Bill11 gp1d61d8x311 lbs.Slashingbrace, disarm, reach, see text
Falchion75 gp1d62d418-20/×28 lb.Slashing
15 gp1d81d1019-20/×210 lb.Bludgeoningdisarm, trip
Glaive8 gp1d81d10×310 lb.Slashingreach
Glaive-Guisarme12 gp1d81d10x310 lbs.Slashingbrace,
reach, see text
Greataxe20 gp1d101d12×312 lb.Slashing 
Greatclub5 gp1d81d10×28 lb.Bludgeoning
Greatsword50 gp1d102d619-20/×28 lb.Slashing 
Guisarme9 gp1d62d4x312 lbs.Slashingreach,
Halberd10 gp1d81d10×312 lb.Piercing
or slashing
Hammer, Lucerne15 gp1d101d12x212 lbs.Bludgeoning or Piercingbrace,
reach, see text
Lance10 gp1d61d8×310 lb.Piercingreach
Lance, blunt8 gp1d61d8x310 lb.Piercingreach
Lance, barbed14 gp1d61d819-20/x310 lb.Piercingreach
Maul45 gp1d102d6x310 lbs.Bludgeoning
Military Fork15 gp1d81d10x310 lbs.Piercing
Pickaxe14 gp1d61d8x412 lbs.Piercing
Ranseur10 gp1d62d4×312 lb.Piercingdisarm,
Sarissa12 gp1d61d8x312 lbs.Piercingbrace,
reach, see text
Scythe18 gp1d62d4×410 lb.Piercing
or slashing
Spear, syringe100 gp1d61d8x320 ft.6 lbs.Piercing, see
Weapons (Martial)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Arbalest100 gp1d102d619-20/×2120 ft.10 lbsPiercing
Amentum1d41d6x250 ft.1 lb.Piercingperformance
Chakram1 gp1d61d8x230 ft.1 lb.Slashing
Hunga munga4 gp1d41d6x215 ft.3 lbs.Piercing
Longbow75 gp1d61d8×3100 ft.3 lb.Piercing 
Longbow, Composite100 gp1d61d8×3110 ft.3 lb.Piercing 
Pilum5 gp1d61d8x220 ft.4 lbs.Piercingsee text
Shortbow30 gp1d41d6×360 ft.2 lb.Piercing
Shortbow composite75 gp1d41d6×370 ft.2 lb.Piercing
Arrows (20)1 gp 3 lb. 
Arrow(s), Blunt (20)2 gp3 lbs.Bludgeoningsee text
Arrow, Durable (1)1 gpsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee text
Arrow, Dye (1)1 gpsee textsee textsee textsee text4 lbs.see text
Arrow, Flight (20)2 gpsee text3 lbs.Piercingsee text
Arrow, Lodestone (1)10 gpsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee text
Arrows Merciless (10)50 gpsee textsee textsee textsee text4 lb.see textsee text
Arrow, Pheromone (1)15 gpsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee text
Arrow, Raining (1)30 gpsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee text
Arrow, Slow Burn (1)150 gpsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee text
Arrow, Smoke(1)10 gpPiercingsee text
Arrow, Splintercloud (1)25 gpsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee text
Arrow, Tangleshot (1)20 gpsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee textsee text
Arrow(s), Whistling (20)2 gp3 lbs.

Exotic Weapons

Exotic Weapons
Light Melee Weapons (Exotic)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Aklys5 gp1d61d8x220 ft.2 lbs.Bludgeoningperformance, trip
Axe, knuckle9 gp1d41d6x32 lbs.Slashingmonk, performance
Battle poi5 gp1d3 fire1d4 firex22
Chaindisc25 gp1d31d4x33 lbSlashingreach
Kama2 gp 1d6×22 lbSlashing 
Dagger, swordbreaker10 gp1d31d4x23 lbs.Slashingdisarm, sunder
Dirk10 gp1d41d619-20/×210 ft.2 lbPiercing or slashingsee text
Flying Talon 15 gp1d31d4x210 ft.5 lbs.Piercingdisarm, trip
Knife, butterfly5 gp1d31d419-20/x21 lb.Piercing
or Slashing
Katar, tri-bladed 6 gp1d31d4x42 lbs.Piercing
Quadrens8 gp1d41d619-20/x22 lbs.Piercingperformance
Nunchaku2 gp 1d6×22 lbBludgeoning 
Sai1 gp 1d4×210 ft.1 lbBludgeoning 
Siangham3 gp1d41d6×21 lbPiercingmonk
Sica10 gp1d41d6x22 lbs.Slashingperformance
Melee Weapons (Exotic)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Axe, hooked 20 gp1d61d8x37 lbs.Slashingdisarm, performance, trip
Bladechain40 gp1d41d619-20/x25 lbSlashingdisarm, reach, trip
Falcata18 gp1d61d819-20/x34 lbs.Slashing
Khopesh20 gp1d61d819-20/x28 lbs.Slashingtrip
Kopis 65 gp1d61d818-20/x25 lb.Slashingperformance
Saw Flail50 gp1d81d10x33 lbSlashingsee text
Shotel30 gp1d61d8x33 lbs.Piercingperformance
Sword, Dueling
Sword bastard35 gp1d81d1019-20/×26 lbSlashing
Waraxe dwarven30 gp1d81d10×38 lbSlashing
Waraxe, dwarven double60 gp1d81d10×312 lbs.Slashingsee text
Whip1 gp1d21d3×22 lbSlashingdisarm, nonlethal, reach, trip
Melee Weapons (Exotic)
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Axe, Orc Double60 gp1d6/1d61d8/1d8x315 lbs.Sdouble
Battle Ladder20 gp1d4/1d41d6/1d6×28 lbs.Btrip
Boarding gaff8 gp1d4/1d41d6/1d6×28 lbs.Slashingdouble, reach, trip
25 gp 2d4×210 lb.Piercingdisarm, trip
Claymore75 gp2d62d819-20/×212 lb.Slashing 
Crook1 gp1d41d6×25 lbs.Breach, trip
Curve blade, elven80 gp1d81d1018–20/×27 lbs.S
Dorn Dergar, dwarven50 gp1d81d10×215 lbs.Breach
Elven branched spear20 gp1d61d8×310 lbs.Pbrace, reach
Fauchard14 gp1d81d1018-20/x210 lbs.Slashingreach, trip
Flail Dire90 gp 1d8/1d8×210 lb.Bludgeoning 
Flailpole15 gp1d61d8×210 lbs.Sreach, trip
Flambard50 gp1d81d1019-20/x26 lbs.Slashingsunder
Flying blade40 gp1d101d12x312 lbs.Sperformance, reach
Garrote3 gp1d41d6x21 lb.Slashinggrapple, see text
Hammer Gnome Hooked20 gp1d6/1d41d8/1d6×3/×46 lbs.Bludgeoning
and piercing
Harpoon5 gp1d61d8x310 ft.16 lbs.Pgrapple
Lance, Dire20 gp 2d6x315 lb.Piercingreach
Longaxe, dwarven50 gp1d101d12×314 lbs.Sreach
Longhammer, dwarven70 gp1d102d6×320 lbs.Breach
Mancatcher15 gp11d2x210 lbs.Piercinggrapple, reach, see text
Net, snag30 gpsee textsee text10 ft.10 lbs.Ptrip, see text
Orc skull ram15 gp1d81d10×320 lbs.Breach
Piston maul70 gp1d81d10×215 lbs.Bsee text
Ripsaw glaive30 gp1d81d10x312 lbs.Slashingreach, see text
Scarf, bladed12 gp1d41d6×22 lbs.Sdisarm, trip
Scimitar Two-Bladed 100 gp1d4/1d41d6/1d618-20/x29 lbs.Slashingdouble
Scythe Two-Bladed120 gp1d6/1d62d4/2d4x422 lbs.Slashingdouble
Slashingsee text
Spear, totem25 gp1d81d10x310 ft.6 lbs.P or Ssee text
100 gp1d6/1d61d8/1d819-20/×210 lbs.Slashingdouble
or piercing
Ranged Weapons Exotic
WeaponCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Bolas5 gp 1d4×210 ft.2 lbBludgeoning 
Bola, Brutal15 gp1d31d4×210 ft.2 lbs.B and Ptrip
Boomerang3 gp1d41d6x230 ft.3 lbs.Bludgeoning
Bow, thorn50 gp1d41d6x340 ft.2 lbs.Piercing
Crossbow, crank (heavy)400 gp1d81d1019–20/×2120 ft.12 lbs.Piercing
Crossbow, crank (light)250 gp1d61d819–20/×280 ft.6 lbs.Piercing
Crossbow, double300 gp1d61d819-20/x280 ft.18 lbs.Piercing
Crossbow Hand100 gp1d31d419-20/×230 ft.2 lbPiercing 
Bolts Crossbow(10)1 gp 1 lb 
Crossbow Repeating heavy400 gp 1d1019-20/×2120 ft.12 lbPiercing 
Bolts Crossbow (5)1 gp 1 lb 
Crossbow, launching75 gp30 ft.8 lbs.see text
Crossbow Repeating light250 gp 1d819-20/×280 ft.6 lbPiercing 
Bolts Crossbow (5)1 gp 1 lb 
Flask Thrower25 gp20 ft.4 lbs.see text
Grappling hook6 gp1d41d6×210 ft.14 lbs.Piercinggrapple
Harpbow500 gp1d61d8x3110 ft2 lbPiercingsee text
Lasso1 sp5 lbs.see text
Luna Blade300 gp1d41d618-20/x2;10ft.;3 lbSlashingsee text
Net20 gp 10 ft.6 lb. 
Net Bolas70 gp1d21d3x210 ft.4 lb.Bludgeoningsee text
Shield, throwing+50 gp1d41d6×220 ft.Bperformance, trip
Shrillshaft javelin35 gp1d41d6×230 ft.3 lbs.Piercingsee text
Shuriken (5)1 gp11d2×210 ft.½ lb.Piercingmonk
Sling, double10 gp1d31d4×250 ft.1 lb.Bdouble, see text
Sling glove5 gp1d31d4x250 ft.2 lbs.Bludgeoning
Sling staff, halfling20 gp1d61d8x380 ft.3 lbs.B
Sling, stitched1d41d6×21 lb.Bdisarm, trip
(Exotic) AmmunitionCostDamage (S)Damage (M)CriticalRange IncrementWeightTypeSpecial
Little starstones (10)5 cp112 lbs.Bludgeoningnonlethal
Sharpstones (10)1 gp1d31d45 lbs.Piercing or Slashing
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