Talk:Greatscythe (5e Equipment)

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By having the versatile trait, you're implying the weapon can be swung with one hand despite it being 8lbs. A greatsword weighs 6lbs. and a normal scythe (under the simple melee weapons) is two-handed by default. PunnyDM12 (talk) 20:38, 21 November 2018 (MST)

As it is currently written, this greatscythe seems overpowered compared to SRD Weapons for more reasons than just its seemingly unrealistic weight.
  • 1d8 is the strongest one-handed melee weapon in the SRD, but unlike that weapon the greatscythe in one hand is 2d4 (average damage of 0.5 higher) plus it has reach.
  • 2d6 heavy is the strongest two-handed weapon in the SRD (greatsword), but unlike that weapon this greatscythe has versatility plus reach.
  • This greatscythe has more damage dice than any SRD weapon that has reach (compare it to the one-handed whip or the two-handed halberd), plus unlike any SRD reach weapons it's versatile.
It isn't game-breakingly powerful by any measure, but it definitively outclasses several disparate weapons.
- Guy 18:27, 22 June 2019 (MDT)
I agree that this is too strong. I'd rather see it brought down to maybe 1d6/1d10? That breaks convention regarding versatile weapons, but would bring the two-handed damage in line with other reach weapons while making the one-handed damage competitive with other one-handed martial weapons. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 18:54, 22 June 2019 (MDT)
It would remain definitively better than SRD reach weapons by still being versatile, but I agree that would be better. - Guy 18:57, 22 June 2019 (MDT)
Yeah this does need more work. —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 00:38, 28 June 2019 (MDT)
I changed the damage to 1d6/1d8, which should address any balance issues. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 13:54, 25 July 2020 (MDT)
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