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Exotic Dungeons and Dragons Weapons To Spice Up Your Game

Sometimes when you’re DMing D&D you just want a weapon that either your players can search for, to give as a reward, or to give your big bad. Here is a short list of the best exotic weapons you have never heard of.

The world of Dungeons and Dragons has a lot of powerful weapons. Swords that can melt the minds and hearts of those foolish enough to wield them and magical staves that are able to make powerful sorcerers out of farmers. But everyone knows about these weapons, and the chances are that your DM won’t let you have any of those so easily. So why don’t you pick an exotic weapon? Most of these weapons were introduced in the 3.5 edition of the game and are as deadly as they are weird, let’s check them out!

Mercurial sword

Why fight using a simple and balanced sword when you can cut your enemies with a cooler but deliberately unbalanced one? This exotic weapon is filled with mercury on the inside which is moved outwards when swung, making it heavier at the moment of the attack. Due to being unbalanced the wielder receives a -2 penalty on attack rolls but increases its Critical Multiplier by +2. Make sure to roll only your lucky dice (perhaps a beautiful set of metal dice?) whenever you fight with this weapon equipped.


“Necessity is the mother of invention” that is probably what the guy that invented the Sugliin told himself. This bizarre weapon is fashioned like a scythe, but it has antlers instead of a single blade. This curious weapon has a high base attack bonus that will wipe the smile out of anyone that doesn’t take it seriously.
Scorpion Claws. You don’t need a lot of imagination to picture this weapon in your mind. These weapons have the look of scorpion pincers and use an internal mechanism that makes them capable of opening and closing. When they are open they deal slashing damage and when they are closed they deal piercing damage. They also enhance your grappling attacks, but don’t let your DM know about this.

Spiked Chain

While this weapon might sound painful to use, it is the most useful one. The spiked chain can be used to attack your enemies from afar, make trip attacks and it can also be used to disarm others. You’ll be an annoyance to any opponent that relies on weapons and melee combat, and your friends will love you for this.

While there are more exotic weapons these are the most interesting of the lot. Let your friends know about these weapons, maybe they’ll want to try them too! Be sure to share with us on Facebook and Twitter your favourite exotic weapons!