Profane Burst

Price: +1 Bonus
Property: Any Weapon
Caster Level: 12th
Aura: Strong; (DC 21) necromancy
Activation: Critical

This black weapon is decorated with dozens of silver skulls. Runic phrases describing vile acts run along its blade or haft and glow when it is wielded.

The weapon explodes with negative energy on a successful critical hit, dealing extra negative energy damage.

This effect activates even if the target is not normally subject to extra damage from critical hits.
A profane burst weapon deals even more damage to good outsiders on a successful critical hit. This burst does not harm you or any creature other than the target if you are undead; otherwise, you take 1d4 points of Constitution damage. This is a continuous effect and requires no activation.
Even if the weapon has not been activated to deal extra damage because of the profane property, the weapon still deals its extra negative energy damage on a successful critical hit.

Critical Multiplier Extra Damage Good Outsider Extra Damage
×2 1d10 2d10
×3 2d10 4d10
×4 3d10 6d10

Projectile weapons bestow this property upon their ammunition.

Synergy Prerequisite


Creation Prerequisites

Craft Magic Arms and Armor, Inflict Critical Wounds.

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