Expanded Weapon Size Chart


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Is there a chart that expands on the weapon damage past Large (or smaller than tiny) towards Huge, Massive, and Colossal?

Specifically (on Table 6-5 p145 of the core rulebook) a medium weapon that does 2d6 (Greatsword) would do 3d6 if it was large. What is the progression to huge if (god forbid) a wizard enlarged an Ogre holding the sword (or a medium barbarian holding a large greatsword was Enlarged)


Damage Dice changes
Damage dice increase as follows: 1d2, 1d3, 1d4, 1d6, 1d8, 2d6, 3d6, 4d6, 6d6, 8d6, 12d6.

A weapon or attack that deals 1d10 points of damage increases as follows: 1d10, 2d8, 3d8, 4d8, 6d8, 8d8, 12d8.

So 4d6


How would you get a medium barbarian to hold a large greatsword?

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you just do, from what i remember reading, monkey grip is just built into the system, so take the minus two and make yourself a new sword, sir


You can not wield a large 2h weapon with a medium character. That rule is for wielding a weapon thats improperly sized. For instance a 1 handed large weapon in a medium creatures hands is wielded with -2 penalty and has to be wielded in 2 hands. You can however be enlarged by several spells/effects. Enlarge person is only 1st level. 2D6 > 3D6 in that case.

Or I've been told you can weild a large bastard sword with proficiency in it, but with a -2 for being improperly sized. 2D8 > 3D8. I don't exactly understand that one myself though.


Mechanical Pear wrote:
How would you get a medium barbarian to hold a large greatsword?

Titan Mauler Barbarian Archetype


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Scythia wrote:
Mechanical Pear wrote:
How would you get a medium barbarian to hold a large greatsword?
Titan Mauler Barbarian Archetype

Titan Mauler lets you wield a two handed melee weapon in one hand, and reduce the penalties. It does not wield a weapon larger than you can normally wield. Your free to houserule otherwise of course. I've been told that the intention was to wield giant weapons, but the writing doesn't allow that.


MrSin wrote:
Scythia wrote:
Mechanical Pear wrote:
How would you get a medium barbarian to hold a large greatsword?
Titan Mauler Barbarian Archetype
Titan Mauler lets you wield a two handed melee weapon in one hand, and reduce the penalties. It does not wield a weapon larger than you can normally wield. Your free to houserule otherwise of course. I've been told that the intention was to wield giant weapons, but the writing doesn't allow that.

Yeah, my mistake. I use the author's description in my games.

As to the Bastard Sword bit, it's useable as one handed with (exotic) proficiency, so scaled to large size, a medium character can use it as a two handed, 2d8 weapon (-2 for size) if you have the proficiency. That's what the iconic Barbarian, Amiri uses.

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As far as I remember the largest effective weapon size a PC can use is a Gargantuan greatsword (6d6) or a Colossal Bastard Sword (6d8) (although the puns when you use your Colossal Bastard Sword would probably not be worth the small damage increase) This requires you to be level 16 though so its quite late game


Dunno but the table (half-way down this page if link goes to top of page) for natural attacks might be a good guide.

Sczarni

So are there any other d10 or better weapons that could be wielded one handed with a feat (like the bastard sword)?


I have such a dirty mind....


How do huge dice things scale?

I have a cave druid who goes into carnivourous ooze form, and gains a 7d8 slam attack.

Improved natural attack takes that to what? I guess at 14d6, but I am not sure. It seems reasonable, since 7d8 is 38.5 average, and 14d6 is 49 average.

After that, I have no idea! When my druid casts strong jaw, where does it go? Do the dice keep doubling? Is it only +2 dice per step increase?

Help, math is hard


BandanaBandit15 wrote:
So are there any other d10 or better weapons that could be wielded one handed with a feat (like the bastard sword)?

Dwarven axe, of course, and if you're a dwarf, you don't even need to burn a feat on it - a Large Dwarven Axe can be wielded in two hands by a dwarf at a -2 penalty with no feat expenditure (assuming all martial weapons).

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