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Master's Woe Stiletto

Source Undead Slayer's Handbook pg. 29
Aura faint necromancy CL 3rd
Slot none; Price 10,002 gp; Weight 1 lb.


The black-lacquered handle of this slender blade is inlaid with the image of a broken skull. A master’s woe stiletto is a +1 living steelUE dagger that allows its wielder to weaken a would-be necromancer’s control over the undead. Three times per day when the wielder successfully strikes a target with the stiletto, the wielder can activate the stiletto as a free action to force the target to attempt a DC 13 Will save. On a failure, the number of undead creatures the target can control through spells like animate dead or feats like Command Undead is reduced by 6 Hit Dice (to a minimum of 1 HD). Any excess undead become uncontrolled, but their former controller may choose which creatures are released.

This effect lasts for 3 hours and cannot be dispelled, though it can be removed by remove curse, break enchantment, or similar effects. Any uncontrolled undead remain uncontrolled when the effect ends.


Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, necromantic burden (see page 27); Price 5,402 gp