Titan Mauler

General Discussion

Ok, so I was wondering...

Titan Mauler lets a Small or Medium character wield a Large weapon, which doubles the conditional
damage you get from rage, at the cost of being 'Sluggish 1'.

At level 6 you can grab the GIANT'S STATURE Feat which says:


Prerequisites giant totem

Requirements You are Medium or smaller.
You grow to incredible size. You become Large
and increase your reach by 5 feet until you stop
raging. You have the sluggish 1 condition (see
page 324) while your size is increased.

Your equipment grows with you. If you’re using the titan
mauler ability, your weapon’s even larger size causes it to have
the same effects as normal for that ability.

Now, I was just wondering. The 'Sluggish 1' doesn't stack, right? They're just two seperate 'Sluggish' conditions that you have to keep track off, I guess?

Also, it says "...your weapon’s even larger size causes it to have the same effects as normal for that ability." Does this mean you double the already doubled conditional damage you get from using the Titan Mauler ability and wielding a Large weapon, from Rage? Or am I misunderstanding something? Perhaps you just double the BASE conditional damage you receive from Rage again and add it to the conditional damage you already have?

Also, are you able to wield a Two-handed weapon(sized for your size) in one hand as a Giant Totem Barbarian? Or is that a No-no now?

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As best I can tell, at this moment, this is how it works:

1> Wielding a Large Weapon gives you Sluggish 1 and doubles your conditional bonus.

2> Giant's Stature makes you Large and grants you Reach +5' and Sluggish 1.

3> IF you are Wielding a Large Weapon AND using Giant's Stature, your weapon becomes Huge, BUT THIS HAS NO ADDITIONAL EFFECT, instead acting just like wielding a large weapon while medium.

3.a> So, the Summation is You are Large, Wielding a Huge Weapon, with Reach +5', Double your conditional rage damage bonus (Normally 3 at lvl 6, so doubled to +6 dmg, going up to +8 at 7th). You also suffer Sluggish 1 from two sources, but they DON'T stack. So, effectively, you suffer Sluggish 1, with no additional penalty for using BOTH at once.

So, while wielding an oversize weapon prior to level 6 is questionable (is it worth +2 damage to have -1 AC, -1 to Attack, -1 to Dex checks, and -1 to Reflex saves?), if you're going for a Giant Totem Reach Build, once you have Giant's Stature there is no reason NOT to use an oversized weapon.

I personally feel like the Large Weapon should have increased die size. Also the d12+2 that you get from upgrading a d12 weapon, that +2 SHOULD get multiplied by anything that multiplies the die.

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