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Harpoon

Cost 5 gp Weight 16 lbs.
Damage 1d6 (small), 1d8 (medium) Critical x3 Type piercing
Range Increment 10 ft. (thrown)
Category two-handed Proficiency exotic
Weapon Groups spears, thrown
Special grapple

A harpoon is a barbed spear with an attached rope 50 feet or less in length. Most harpoons have metal points, but some use ivory or are made entirely of wood.

If you are proficient in the harpoon, it is a grappling weapon. A harpoon’s weight includes 10 pounds for the weight of 50 feet of hemp rope. The weight can be reduced by using shorter or lighter rope.

If you are not proficient with a harpoon, treat it like a spear.

Editor’s Note

There are two published versions of the harpoon. One is a bronze age weapon with the fragile quality, and the other is a more modern version. The more modern form uses the same stats as its bronze age counterpart, but is made out of steel and does not have the fragile weapon quality.

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