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Cerebrum Drill


Type: WeaponPrice: 82000 gpWeight: 8 lbs.Slot: Slotless

Weapon properties

Proficiency group: SimpleType: RangedDamage: 1d10Critical: 19-20/x2Enhancement bonus: +3Range: 120 ft.Damage type: P

Magical properties

Caster level: 15Aura: strong abjuration, strong conjuration


This +3 aberration-bane conserving heavy crossbow is crafted with a darkwood body and embedded with brass, gold, and silver inlays. A creature struck by a bolt from this crossbow is affected by calm emotions (Will DC 16). On a confirmed critical hit, the save DC for this effect increases by 4.

Up to three times per day as a swift action, the wielder can modify a loaded bolt into a brain-boring shot. These shots are not replenished by the conserving property of the weapon and are destroyed on impact or miss.

Brain-Boring Shot: The bolt is magically capped with a reinforced metal head. When the bolt hits, it automatically strikes somewhere near the target's brain (this attack has no effect against a target without a brain). The bolt head detaches and bores into the target's flesh, dealing an additional 6d6 points of damage before dissolving. This damage is not multiplied on a critical hit. If the target is affected by an ongoing mind-affecting effect, it can immediately attempt a new Will save to remove the effect. If the brain-boring shot was a confirmed critical hit, the target gains a +4 circumstance bonus on its Will save.

Crafting requirements

Crafting cost: 41175 gp

Craft Magic Arms and Armor, break enchantment, calm emotions, mind fog

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