Black-Barbed Shield

Armor (shield), very rare (requires attunement by a fighter)

This +2 shield is painted with red death runes and studded with vicious black flesh-tearing barbs.

Radiates: Abjuration and transmutation magic.

Power: You may use this shield as a martial weapon to deal 1d4 bludgeoning damage; its barbs deal an extra 1d6 slashing damage.

Power: You gain grappling impale. Whenever you perform an Action Surge and a creature is within 5 feet of you, you can make an attempt to grapple that creature with the shield’s barbs. Make a contested Strength (Athletics) check with advantage. If you succeed, the target is grappled and takes 1d4 bludgeoning damage and 1d6 piercing damage.

At the beginning of the grappled creature’s turn, it take an additional 1d6 piercing damage, and can repeat the contested check on each of its turns until it succeeds, which ends the grapple. Unlike a normal grapple, you and the impaled creature can attempt to shove each other up to 10 feet as an action. This requires a contested shove. If the shove succeeds, you both move together in the desired direction.

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