Barbazu Beard

Exotic Light Melee



A barbazu beard is an intimidating helm with a full facemask wrought to look like a snarling barbazu's head. Extending from the chin area of the face guard is a razor-sharp blade much like an actual barbazu's beard, usually 8 inches long but sometimes longer.

Cost: 25 gp


  • Small: 1d3
  • Medium: 1d4
  • Large: 1d6

Critical: x2

Range: Melee

Weight: 5 lb

Damage Type: Bludgeoning Piercing Slashing


Benefit — A barbazu beard can be used as an off-hand weapon that requires no hands to use; thus, a warrior could combine use of a barbazu beared with a two-handed weapon.

Drawback — Attacking with a barbazu beard provokes an attack of opportunity. Because it is so close to the wearer's face, using a barbazu beard against creatures harmful to touch (such as fire elementals and acidic oozes) has the same risks as using a natural weapon or unarmed strike against these creatures.

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