Cestus
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The cestus is a glove of leather or thick cloth that covers the wielder from mid-finger to mid-forearm. The close combat weapon is reinforced with metal plates over the fingers and often lined with wicked spikes along the backs of the hands and wrists.

Benefit: While wearing a cestus, you are considered armed and your unarmed attacks deal normal damage. If you are proficient with a cestus, your unarmed strikes may deal bludgeoning or piercing damage. Monks are proficient with the cestus.

Drawback: When using a cestus, your fingers are mostly exposed, allowing you to wield or carry items in that hand, but the constriction of the weapon at your knuckles gives you a –2 penalty on all precision-based tasks involving that hand (such as opening locks).

Note: The prices and stats listed for the Cestus are for just one, not a pair.

Weapon Feature(s): Monk

Enhancements

Material Enhancements
Material Average Masterwork 1 Hardness Hit Points Special
Steel 5 gp 305 gp 5 1
Adamantine 3,005 gp 5 1 Bypass hardness less than 20
Iron, Cold 10 gp 310 gp 5 1 Magical enchantments cost an additional 2,000 gp
Mithral 505 gp 5 1 1/2 weight
Silver, Alchemical 25 gp 325 gp 8 1 −1 damage
1Masterwork weapons have a +1 enhancement bonus on attack rolls.
Weapon Enhancements
Bonus Value Additional Cost 1 Hardness Increase 2 Additional HP 2
+1 +2,000 gp +2 +10
+2 +8,000 gp +4 +20
+3 +18,000 gp +6 +30
+4 +32,000 gp +8 +40
+5 +50,000 gp +10 +50
+6* +72,000 gp 3 +12 +60
+7* +98,000 gp 3 +14 +70
+8* +128,000 gp 3 +16 +80
+9* +162,000 gp 3 +18 +90
+10* +200,000 gp 3 +20 +100
1 Increase total cost for magical enhancement by 2,000 gp for cold iron weapons.
2 Unlike the additional cost, the increase the weapon's hardness and hit points are only gained from its enhancement bonus, not its special abilities
3 If the weapon has a magical bonus greater than +5 or a special ability worth more than +5, the weapon is epic. Multiply magic cost by 10.
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