Aura strong abjuration; CL 18th; Slot none; Weight 5 lbs.
Once the weapon of a mighty defender of the meek, Hammerfoe was enshrined after its owner’s death and quickly became a pilgrimage destination. Over the centuries, the respect and reverence paid to Hammerfoe and the values it symbolized transformed the adamantine warhammer into something greater.
Hammerfoe is an adamantine warhammer. As such it has a +1 bonus on all attack rolls and ignores hardness of less than 20. In addition to the bonuses granted due to the warhammer’s construction, Hammerfoe also grants the wielder a +4 bonus to attack and damage when fighting in defense of others (the +4 attack bonus supersedes the normal +1 attack bonus; it does not stack with it) and a +4 deflection bonus to armor class whenever it is in the wielder’s bare hands. Finally, whenever the hammer is in the wielder’s bare hands, the wielder benefits from the Endurance feat.
Whenever Hammerfoe is held in the wielder’s bare hands, the wielder feels a compulsion to protect the innocent, the sick, the weak, and anyone incapable of defending themselves. While the compulsion does not lead the wielder to throw his own life away recklessly, the wielder will fight to the death in defense of others if he is reasonably sure that doing so will allow others to prevail.
The Book of Divine Magic. Copyright 2009, 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming; Authors Connie J. Thomson and Robert W. Thomson, with Katheryn Bauer and Sean O’Connor.