Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dwarven Urgrosh

One of my players recently asked if his dwarf fighter could have a Dwarven Urgrosh. Of course, the weapon wasn't made a part of 5e. At least, not yet.

In case you don't know what the Dwarven Urgrosh looks like:

This is what I've ended up homebrewing:

Dwarven Urgrosh  50 gp  1d10 slashing/ 1d6 piercing  9 lbs  Heavy, two-handed

One of the appeals of this weapon is that it is a double weapon. I thought about some different ways to handle it, taking a look at the notoriously unbalanced DnD wiki, and finally decided that the Dwarven Urgrosh can be used with the Polearm Master feat. Instead of the secondary attack doing 1d4 bludgeoning damage, it instead does 1d6 piercing damage. To balance the higher secondary damage, I decided that while this weapon was a polearm, it didn't have the reach property.

We'll see how well this all works out when the new game starts Sunday.