That’s it. I’m sick of all this “Atlantean Star Metal Sword” BS that’s going on in CE right now. 2h spears deserve much better than that. Much, much better than that.
I should know what I’m talking about. I myself commissioned a genuine 2h spear in Japan for 2,400,000 Yen (that’s about $20,000) and have been practicing with it for almost 2 years now. I can even cut slabs of solid steel with my 2h spear.
Japanese smiths spend years working on a single 2h spear and fold it up to a million times to produce the finest blades known to mankind.
2h spears are thrice as sharp as Zingarin swords and thrice as hard for that matter too. Anything a longsword can cut through, a 2h spear can cut through better. I’m pretty sure a 2h spear could easily bisect a knight wearing full plate with a simple vertical slash.
Ever wonder why medieval Europe never bothered conquering Japan? That’s right, they were too scared to fight the disciplined Samurai and their 2h spears of destruction. Even in World War II, American soldiers targeted the men with the 2h spears first because their killing power was feared and respected.
So what am I saying? 2h spears are simply the best spear that the world has ever seen, and thus, require better stats in the CE system. Here is the stat block I propose for 2h spears:
Made from stone.
Female thralls instantly convert to following a character wielding it, no k.o. and wheel of pain needed.
Now that seems a lot more representative of the cutting power of 2h spears in real life, don’t you think?
tl;dr = 2h spears need to do more damage in CE, see my new stat block.
(I just wanted to make a top tier wambulance post, using the best template for the job known to pen and paper roleplayers ever.)