Mind Mirror

Armor (shield), rare (requires attunement)

Black walnut woodwork frames the dull metal surface of this +1 shield. By speaking a command word as an action, you convert the unpolished shield’s exterior to a perfect mirror that exhibits a twisted reflection of those staring into it.

When you activate the mind mirror, you choose one creature within 30 feet as the target of the shield’s powers for the duration of the current activation. The shield pries the mind of the selected opponent, rummaging for shameful fears and thoughts unless they make a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw. If the target makes the saving throw, she is immune to the mind probe for 1 minute; if she fails, the mind mirror depicts her reflection as a loathsome perversion of herself. This vision is clearly visible to all but causes the target to become poisoned by the disturbing sight (DC 15 Constitution negates. Unless surprised, a creature can avert her eyes to avoid the saving throw at the start of her turn. If the creature does so, she can’t see you until the start of its next turn, when she can avert her eyes again. The effect lasts as long as the creature remains within 30 feet with line of sight to the mind mirror.

Additionally, if you have an epic boon, divine blessing, or similar ability (GM’s discretion), you can activate the mind mirror once per day as a reaction to turn a gaze attack against the attacker for 1 round. You are still vulnerable to the target’s gaze attack.

The mind mirror can be activated three times per day, and you may end the shield’s effects at will.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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