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Pruning Sickle, Greater

Weapon (sickle), rare

This simple farmer’s implement has a wooden handle and a curved steel blade. It is a magical weapon, granting the wielder a +2 bonus on attack and damage rolls when used to attack plants but not against any other creature type.

When you hit a plant creature, as a bonus action you can chop off a piece of its body if it fails a DC 14 Strength saving throw; the target has disadvantage on the saving throw if you score a critical hit. On a failed save, you can choose one of the following effects (the effects of multiple failed saves stack): Bark: The plant’s AC is reduced by 1 for 1 minute.

Limb: The plant has disadvantage on melee weapon attack rolls for 1 round. Damage from the plant’s melee weapon attacks is also reduced by 2 for 1 round.

Trunk: The plant’s speed is reduced by 5 feet for 1 minute.

A greater pruning sickle helps the wielder move through dense undergrowth, including that created by plant growth and similar spells, reducing the number of feet of movement they must spend to move 1 foot (to a minimum of 1 foot spent per foot of movement). The wielder also gains advantage on Strength or Dexterity checks or saving throws to avoid being restrained or taking damage from spells that create or manipulate plants like entangle and wall of thorns.

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