Slow Burst

Price: +2 Bonus
Property: Any Weapon
Caster Level: 5th
Aura: Faint; (DC 17) transmutation
Activation: Critical

This weapon has an image of a snail worked into its hilt or grip, and it feels cold to the touch.

A chill aura numbs this weapon’s victim when you strike true.

Whenever you score a critical hit with this weapon, the target is slowed (as the slow spell) for 3 rounds (Will DC 14 negates).
An affected creature moves and attacks at a drastically slowed rate. A slowed creature can take only a single move action or standard action each turn, but not both (nor may it take full-round actions). Additionally, it takes a -1 penalty on attack rolls, AC, and Reflex saves. A slowed creature moves at half its normal speed (round down to the next 5-foot increment), which affects the creature’s jumping distance as normal for decreased speed.
This effect activates even if the creature struck is not normally subject to extra damage from critical hits.

Synergy Prerequisite


Creation Prerequisites

Craft Magic Arms and Armor, Slow.

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