Battle Helmet of the Battle-Ox King, Variant (5e Equipment)

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Wondrous Item, artifact (requires attunement)

This large, fur-lined helmet sports two curved adamantine horns, each a foot and a half long. It once belonged to a powerful warlord, rumored to once be human, who had the physiology of an ox. The rumor got out that his vast strength and prowess came from his helmet, and a large army was conscripted to take him out and retrieve his legendary helmet. This battle, which lasted several days, was immortalized as the Battle for the Battle Helmet of the Battle Ox King.
When attuned to this helmet, if you've been wearing it for at least a day, your size becomes Large. You may not wield Large sized weapons, but you may wield oversized weapons. This size is lost after one day without the helmet. In addition, you gain a +2 bonus to your Strength and Constitution scores, but these bonuses cannot increase your stats beyond 30. After wearing it for a week, the wearer also takes on an ox-like physiology, with cloven hooves and floppy ears. The longer you wear it past this point, the more you eventually will resemble a humanoid ox. These changes reverse themselves over time only when the user is not wearing the helmet.
Charging Strike. If you move at least 20 feet in a straight line towards a target, you may use your reaction to deliver a Charging Strike. Make a +3 to hit weapon attack with the helmet, and on a success, deal 1d6 + Strength damage and knock them back 15 feet. This affects creatures regardless of size.
Command. As a bonus action once per round, you can compel a willing target to immediately make a single weapon attack, or move up to their speed.
Grandiose Temperament. The helmet compels the wearer to speak loudly at all times, and crave the attention and respect of others. Wearers of the helmet tend to act over-dramatically and exaggerate everything. (Note for GMs: You may want to ignore this feature of the weapon if you don't think it will lead to interesting role playing moments for your party)
Random Properties. The Battle Helmet of the Battle Ox King has the following random properties:

  • 2 minor beneficial properties
  • 1 major beneficial property
  • 1 minor detrimental property

Destroying the Battle Helmet of the Battle Ox King. To destroy the helmet, it must be worn by someone purely innocent who would never dream of harming another living creature.

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