Combat Shovel (3.5e Equipment)

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Two-handed, Martial, Melee Weapon
Cost: 15 gp
DMG (S): 1d6
DMG (M): 1d8
DMG (L): 2d6
Critical: x3
Range Increment:
Weight1 6 lbs.
Type2 Slashing or Bludgeoning
1 = Weight figures are for Medium weapons. A Small weapon weighs half as much, and a Large weapon weighs twice as much.
2 = When two types are given, the weapon is both types if the entry specifies “and,” or either type (player’s choice at time of attack) if the entry specifies “or.”


This dual purpose item was originally a dwarven innovation. Used by miners in unfriendly territory to both fight and dig, these shovels have saved many dwarven lives. This weapon causes slashing damage when the edge of the shovel is used and bludgeoning damage when the flat of the shovel is used. Other races have been quick to adopt the combat shovel as a digging tool in hostile areas and occasionally as equipment issued to specialized troops. Adamantine versions with darkwood hafts are popular with dwarven diggers.

Note: All dwarves are proficient with the combat shovel.

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