Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Estoc

The Estoc, also dubbed the Tuck or Panzerstecher, is a two-handed thrusting sword, from the 14th-17th centuries. To this day the Estoc is often mistaken for a long sword or rapier. This was a weapon made to defeat opponents wearing heavy armor. The blade normally had no edge and was designed to deliver terrible stabbing wounds. The rigidity and durability of its triangular point pierced mail after finding entry through seams or joints.

As a sidearm that specialized in defeating armor-clad opponents, it was not terribly common. Although it was a weapon of war, the Estoc was occasionally used in some tournaments. The combatants sparred with the dull blade without fear of seriously injuring each other. This approach translated to the battlefield as a makeshift club to beat on an opponent in a real confrontation.

The Estoc also found use by some cavalry as a light lance. That said, it was not a replacement for a slashing sword or similar weapon. Instead they were a complement to a warrior’s tool belt of arms and equipment.

I decided to make a 5E D&D version to add to my campaign world. After all, adventurers encounter heavily armored opponents! After a few variations I believe it's unique enough to deserve a spot on the weapons chart:

Estoc & Rapier
Estoc

Damage: 1d8

Damage Type: Piercing*

Item Type: Martial Melee

Properties: Armor Piercing (Advantage against opponents using Heavy Armor).

*Special: The Estoc can be used as a club for 1d6 bludgeoning damage. It does not benefit from its Armor Piercing property when doing so.

Cost: 200 GP (They are hard to find).

Weight: 4


6 comments:

  1. Hi there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it’s really informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!Shaadi Mubarak Episode Online

    ReplyDelete
  2. I’ve been browsing online greater than three hours lately, but I by no means found any attention-grabbing article like yours. It's beautiful price enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you probably did, the internet can be a lot more useful than ever before.

    Tujhse Hai Raabta Latest Episode

    ReplyDelete
  3. I hope it will be helpful for almost all peoples that are searching for this type of topic. I Think this website is best for such topic. good work and quality of articles ThanksWatch Mere Sai Online

    ReplyDelete
  4. While residing in North Richland Hills, we came across this serious problem that was costing the local resident a lot is the presence of wood destroying insects i.e. termites behind the beautiful woodwork of our houses and beneath the floor in the soil. It can differ depending upon the type of termites that are present in the house. Texinspec claims to be the best Home inspection services in North Richland Hills as they have the necessary skills and equipment to inspect a house thoroughly. They offer Termite Inspection Services in North Richland Hills Tx to give customers a thorough report about the condition of their house and how the infestation should be treated if present. The presence of wood destroying insects can get really so tricky so it is better to let an expert take care of this problem for you and give you a long lasting solution regarding this problem.




    ReplyDelete
  5. While residing in North Richland Hills, we came across this serious problem that was costing the local resident a lot is the presence of wood destroying insects i.e. termites behind the beautiful woodwork of our houses and beneath the floor in the soil. It can differ depending upon the type of termites that are present in the house. Texinspec claims to be the best Home inspection services in North Richland Hills as they have the necessary skills and equipment to inspect a house thoroughly. They offer Termite Inspection Services in North Richland Hills Tx to give customers a thorough report about the condition of their house and how the infestation should be treated if present. The presence of wood destroying insects can get really so tricky so it is better to let an expert take care of this problem for you and give you a long lasting solution regarding this problem.




    ReplyDelete
  6. While residing in North Richland Hills, we came across this serious problem that was costing the local resident a lot is the presence of wood destroying insects i.e. termites behind the beautiful woodwork of our houses and beneath the floor in the soil. It can differ depending upon the type of termites that are present in the house. Texinspec claims to be the best Home inspection services in North Richland Hills as they have the necessary skills and equipment to inspect a house thoroughly. They offer Termite Inspection Services in North Richland Hills Tx to give customers a thorough report about the condition of their house and how the infestation should be treated if present. The presence of wood destroying insects can get really so tricky so it is better to let an expert take care of this problem for you and give you a long lasting solution regarding this problem.




    ReplyDelete