Sword String Violin

Weapon (club), rare (requires attunement by a bard)

This beautifully sharp violin is lined with sharp metal strings that seem to sing when played.

Despite being a violin, it is also treated as a +1 club which deals either bludgeoning or slashing damage with the light weapon property and scores a critical hit on a roll of 19 or 20. The sword string violin provides advantage on Charisma (Performance) checks made to play it as an instrument. As a bonus action, if you are also wielding a light slashing weapon in addition to the violin, you may use it to play the violin as a bow, turning it into a +1 weapon for 1 minute. Once you use this ability, you may not use it again until you complete a short or long rest. Additionally, if you attack with both the sword string violin and a one-handed slashing weapon you turned into a +1 weapon in a round, you can use a bonus action to play the violin to give Bardic Inspiration, treating your bard level as 5 higher when determining the size of the Bardic Inspiration die. Once you have used this ability, you may not use it again until you complete a long rest.

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