Crude Tattoo, Impaling Vines

Aura faint transmutation; CL 3rd; Slot —; Price 1,620 gp; Weight


This crude tattoo is a tangled mass of roots emblazoned in a dark green ink.


When activated as a swift action, these roots shift and move along the skin, traversing from their current position down to the extremities of the bearer. While activated, whenever the bearer strikes using an unarmed or natural attack, a portion of the tattoo pierces the opponent’s body and is left behind, impaling them. As these impaling ink fragments accrue, they penalize the target: 2 fragments prevent the target from making 5-foot steps, while 4 fragments or more will additionally reduce their movement speed by 5 feet. The tattoo fragments can be removed by the afflicted through the usage of a move action, although they suffer nonlethal damage equal to the number of fragments during the process – the fragments will automatically dissipate after a minute.

An impaling vines crude tattoo can be activated twice per day and remain active for one minute each time.


Feats Craft Wondrous Item; Spells entangle; Special Profession (calligraphy artist, painter, or tattoo artist) 3 ranks; Cost 810 gp

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Affordable Arcana: Magic Tattoos © 2017, Publishing; Author: Andrew Ready

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