Precariously Placed Bucket (3.5e Equipment)
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Precariously Placed Bucket
CR 1; mechanical; Touch Trigger ; manual reset; Atk +10 melee (Alchemical Item Effect, bucket); Search DC 5; Disable Device DC -. Market Price: 10 gp.
This is one of the oldest tricks in the book, but one that can work so well. Anyone can have a bucket, and it shouldn't be hard to find something grotty to put inside. Poisons, vermin, oil (ready to be lit), slippy slime, gluey substances, blinding powder, tar, or even water. In a cold-weather campaign being soaked can be lethal. A freezing body might experience shock, and water acts like superglue as boots, eyelids, and fingers are frozen to whatever they touch. Just put the bucket anywhere that it's likely to fall on someone. A slightly cracked door is typical, but anything else someone is likely to bump into would be fine.