Sword of Assassination
Unique magic sword
The sword of assassination, also known as the ruby sword, is a potent weapon in the hands of an assassin. If handled by any other type of character, the sword appears to be (and can be used as) a regular blade.
When used by an assassin character, the true nature of the sword of assassination is revealed. It appears as a short sword made of ruby, with a dull red glow to it, enough to shed dim light.
The sword of assassination has the following special abilities in the hands of an assassin:
- When in disguise, the true appearance of the ruby sword can be concealed as any other normal weapon, as small as a dagger or as large as a pike or lance. No matter what weapon it appears as, you have proficiency in it.
- You can use your Assassinate ability against any creature in the first round of combat, even if the target has already acted in that round.
- When you use your Death Strike ability, the strike does triple damage on a failed save.