Molotov Cocktail (5e Equipment)

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Molotov Cocktail

Simple Ranged Weapons
Weapon Cost Damage Weight Properties
Molotov Cocktail Common Special 1 lb. Light, thrown (30/60 ft.), special

Originally coined as "a drink to go with Molotov's bread baskets" by the troops of Finland during the Winter War, a Molotov cocktail is a form of easily-breakable bottle, most often glass, filled with a flammable substance ranging from gasoline to alcohol to even napalm-like substances mixed with a small amount of motor oil, all capped off with an alcohol- or kerosene-soaked cloth.

As an action, you can throw a Molotov cocktail at a point up to 60 feet away. Each creature within 20 feet of an exploding Molotov Cocktail must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw or take 1d10 fire damage and begins burning for 1d4 rounds. On a successful save, a creature takes half damage and doesn't begins burning.

After the Molotov cocktail is thrown, its flames spread to cover a 10-foot radius of the target for 1d4 rounds, lighting any flammable objects within this area aflame. Creatures that begin their turns within this area must make a DC 12 Constitution saving throw or take 1d8 fire damage.

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A Finn outfitted with a Molotov cocktail for anti-tank purposes during the Winter War, source
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