Crafted from the boiled, leathery bark of exotic trees, strike balls are used primarily as athletic equipment in sporting events, but can be weaponized when used properly.
Weapon Groups: Thrown.
Type: Exotic, one-handed bludgeoning, piercing or slashing.
Damage/Crit: See table.
Range: 30 ft.
Weight: See table.
Special: A strike ball that hits a target’s touch AC returns to its wielder as if it had the returning weapon property, even if the attack otherwise misses.
Specific Strike Balls
A sharkfin strike ball has razors sewn into the stitching, allowing the ball to be gripped, but slicing a creature it strikes.
Spiked strike balls are not actually covered in spikes. Instead, the ball is wrapped over a sharpened crossbar, then inflated and fitted with rounded plates to maintain balance. Given their delicate construction, spiked strike balls are always masterwork quality.
The Book of many Things Volume 2: Shattered Worlds. © 2018, Samurai Sheepdog; Authors: Kevin Glusing and Aaron Hollingsworth.