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Boots of the Raptor

Aura moderate transmutation; CL 9th; Slot feet; Price 19,000 gp; Weight 1 lb.

DESCRIPTION

These high boots are finely crafted out of dinosaur hide. When they are worn they merge with the wearer’s feet and transform into a pair of clawed velociraptor feet.

If the wearer of these boots is wearing light or no armor, their base (land) speed is increased by 30 ft., or by 20 ft. if wearing medium or heavy armor. If the wearer’s base land speed is greater than 60 ft. his speed is unchanged.

The primary function of the boots, however, is their offensive capacity. As a free action, the wearer can extend a long curved claw from the foot of each boot that they can use as natural attacks that deal 1d8 damage per claw in three different ways.

The first way is to allow the character to make a rake attack consisting of two free claw attack that the wearer can use only against a grappled foe. The attacks are made using the wearer’s full base attack bonus and add the wearer’s full Strength bonus on damage rolls. The wearer of the boots must begin its turn already grappling to use the rake attack—it can’t begin a grapple and rake in the same turn.

The second way is to allow a character wearing the boots of the raptor to make a single rake attack each round by leaping upon a target and slashing away with each boot. This attack requires a full-round action, and treats the claws as primary attacks. Primary attacks are made using the wearer’s full base attack bonus and add the wearer’s full Strength bonus on damage rolls. If the wearer has at least 10 ranks in Acrobatics he can make this rake attack as a standard action.

The third way is if the wearer of the boots of the raptor has at least 10 ranks in Acrobatics he may make the rake attack as a part of a full attack as a primary attack, although in this case all of his non-rake attacks are treated as secondary attacks. Secondary attacks are made using the wearer’s base attack bonus –5 and add only 1/2 the wearer’s Strength bonus on damage rolls.

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Feats Craft Wondrous Item, expeditious retreat, greater magic fang; Cost 9,500 gp.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Villains: Rebirth. Copyright 2003, Bastion Press, Inc. Author: James Jacobs.