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Abyss Warden's Axeblade - Weapon Made of Aberration Flesh

Updated: Jan 4, 2023

Hello everyone!

I'm happy to unveil one of the first items coming to Steinhardt's Guide to the Eldritch Hunt. This is a massive setting book, inspired by Bloodborne, that I've been working on for the past 6 months. It gives you all the tools necessary to hunt down Eldritch Horrors, and fight off the Nightmare.

It contains:

  • Nightmarish Subclasses and Races,

  • A new school of magic "Osteomancy",

  • New Madness system,

  • New Eldritch Monstrosities,

  • Evolving Weapons,

  • Moon Phases that alter the world,

  • and so much more!

I'll be revealing more and more in the coming weeks, until the project launches on Kickstarter. Sign up to the Hunt Today to stay informed, and secure a free moon-themed D20 with any physical order. (Just a heads up, this offer will expire after the KS goes live). In addition you'll also receive the Oath of the Eldritch Hunt Paladin.

Take Care!


Abyss Warden's Axeblade

evolving weapon (longsword, battleaxe), uncommon

Infused with otherworldly ichor, this dark blade is given to all Abyss Wardens, forged from the remains of the monsters they've slain. The elegant and virtuous design of the weapon hides its macabre origins, mirroring the Radiant Order it came from.

You can use a bonus action to transform this longsword into a battleaxe, and back into a longsword, sliding the pommel up and down on the blade. As part of this bonus action, you can slam the weapon down, emitting a wave of radiance centered on you. All creatures within 5 feet of you must succeed on a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or take 1d6 radiant damage.

Both forms of the weapon deal an extra 1d6 radiant damage on a hit. In addition, the longsword deals another 1d6 of radiant damage on a hit against aberrations of size Medium or smaller, and the battleaxe another 1d6 radiant damage against aberrations of size Large or bigger.

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