Backbiter’s Focus

Price 7,800 gp; Slot none; CL 7th; Weight 1 lb.; Aura moderate evocation


This small darkwood rod is adorned with a carving of a figure whose own weapon is curled backward as if to strike the figure.

Three times per day, the user can speak the rod’s command word to curse a single manufactured weapon within 30 feet.

If the weapon is magical, it can attempt a DC 16 Will save to avoid the curse. Whenever the cursed weapon damages a creature, it deals half as much damage to its wielder as well; only the weapon’s base damage and the wielder’s Strength bonus are factored into this damage—bonus damage from a magic weapon’s special abilities, from its wielder’s class features and feats, or from other effects are not factored into the damage dealt to the wielder. This is a curse effect that lasts for 7 rounds.


Cost 4,900 gp; Feats Craft Rod, bestow curse

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Player Companion: The Harrow Handbook © 2014, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Crystal Frasier, Will McCardell, and David Schwartz.

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