Mantis Embrace

Price 50,000 gp; Slot hands; CL 13th; Weight 1 lb.; Aura strong evocation and necromancy


These stylized red gloves are often employed for stealthy assassinations. If the wearer successfully pins an opponent with a grapple combat maneuver, she can perform a special coup de grace attack the next round with the gloves, treating them as if they were sawtooth sabres (1d8 points of slashing damage, critical threat range of 19-20) for the purpose of this attack. Should the wearer of these gloves slay her opponent with this attack, the target’s head erupts in a geyser of blood, preventing life-restoring spells that require an intact body. A creature that survives this coup de grace attack is immune to subsequent attempts from any mantis embrace for 24 hours.


Cost 25,000 gp; Feats Craft Wondrous Item; Spells explode head, suffocation

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