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A spatha type sword


Exotic One-Handed Melee

Cost: 10 gp
Damage (Small): 1d6
Damage (Medium)1: 2d4
Critical: 18-20/×2
Range Increment:
Weight2: 12 lbs
Type3: Slashing
HP4: 10
Hardness: 10

1. See Damage Increases by Size to calculate the damage for a weapon larger than Medium or smaller than Small.
2. Weight figures are for Medium weapons. A Small weapon weighs half as much, and a Large weapon weighs twice as much.
3. When two types are given, the weapon is both types if the entry specifies "and", either type (player's choice at time of attack) if the entry specifies "or", or each end of the double weapon is a different type if the entry specifies "/".
4. The hp value given is for Medium armor, weapons, and shields. Divide by 2 for each size category of the item smaller than Medium, or multiply it by 2 for each size category larger than Medium.

A spatha is a heavy broadsword type weapon, being typically between 30 and 40 inches long and having a particularly broad and strong lemmet. A spatha is therefore more durable than an ordinary sword. Due to its weight and its robust application in warfare, it more easily draws more crippling wounds. The swords equipped by prestigious Viking warriors are examples of this type of sword.

Special: A character wielding a spatha gets a +2 circumstance bonus on any attack rolls associated with Sunder attempts and with defending against Sunder attempts even if he or she wields it with one hand.

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