Umbral Chopper

Weapon (any axe), rare (requires attunement)

This simple axe looks no different from a standard forester’s tool. A single-edged head is set into a slot in the haft and bound with strong cord. The axe was found by a timber-hauling crew who disappeared into the shadows of a cave deep in an old forest. Retrieved in the dark of the cave, the axe was found to possess disturbing magical properties. You gain a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this weapon, which deals necrotic damage instead of slashing damage. When you hit a plant creature with an attack using this weapon, the target must make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw. On a failure, the creature takes 4d6 necrotic damage and its speed is halved until the end of its next turn. On a success, the creature takes half the damage and its speed isn’t reduced.

Darkness. While carrying this axe, you can use an action to cast the darkness spell from it. Once used, this property can’t be used again until the next sunset.

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