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The Pike Pole
by Sean H. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 06/21/2020 15:09:51

The Pike Pole, a nautical themed weapon, presents just that. it gives a brief history of this sort of weapon and how they have been used along with ideas for a how a character could have learned to use one.

Several variations on the pike pole, both mundane and magical, are included each with its own illustration.  As are rules for trip and disarm attacks using the weapon.  All well and good except it is a tool turned into a weapon that is just better on all levels than weapons made as weapons.

As listed, it does not have the heavy or two-handed properties yet has reach and does a 1d10 damage for 5 lbs of weight and 1 gold (or 5 gold if you want the improved one that gives you a small bonuses with the maneuvers).  It is a spear with a hook, it should do spear damage (1d8) and have both the heavy and two-handed properties to bring it in line with other pole arms (and the trip and disarm should be added to other weapons as well, if you are giving out those maneuvers).

A good idea and excellent presentation of the weapon, but it just too good mechanically.  However, that is easily fixed.

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The Pike Pole
by Patrick M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/20/2020 21:13:29

This supplement gives an interesting spin on a weapon most people would not think of for their games. With the options available for how to attack and the variety of options provided, this allows for new playstyles and opportunities, opening up a new thought process for playing. Having seen it in action during testing, I can say the items are well balanced and make battles far more interesting. I would recommend this to anyone interesting in adding something new to their game that does not add a ton of additional elements.

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The Pike Pole
by Cameron D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/12/2020 18:06:40

This is an excellent little book that anyone who wants to do more polearm fighting should pick up. Polearms really don't have a lot of love in 5e, with their feat even not offering much in the way of mechanical excitement. But here in this book - which I hope is expanded on - you get the taste of being a polearm wielding badass. Definitely worth the purchase, and I think that any fighter who cares about versatility should snag it! Comics, Clerics, & Controllers d20 Roll: 18

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