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Pilum

Cost 5 gp Weight 4 lbs.
Damage 1d6 (small), 1d8 (medium) Critical x2 Type piercing
Range Increment 20 ft. (thrown)
Category ranged Proficiency martial
Weapon Groups spears, thrown

The tip of this heavy javelin is designed to break off and embed itself into a shield once it hits.

Like ammunition, a thrown pilum that hits its target is destroyed. If you hit a shieldbearing opponent with a pilum, he loses the AC bonuses from that shield until he takes a standard action to pry the remnants of the pilum from his shield.

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