Bonecleaver – new DnD magic weapon

Bonecleaver Greataxe

This new magic item for Dungeons & Dragons is a greataxe that is similar to a Sword of Sharpness but deals more damage.


Weapon (greataxe), very rare (requires attunement)

Bonecleaver’s axe head was sculpted from ironstone and inscribed with Dwarvish runes. The mighty weapon was wielded by Thane Ruginor many centuries ago, and some say it still contains the crusty old dwarf’s spirit.

You gain a +2 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this magic axe.

When you attack a creature with this weapon and roll a 20 on the attack roll, that target takes an extra 2d8 slashing damage. Then roll another d20. If you roll a 20, you lop off one of the target’s limbs, with the effect of such loss determined by the DM. If the creature has no limb to sever, you lop off a portion of its body instead.

Proficiency with a greataxe allows you to add your proficiency bonus to the attack roll for any attack you make with it.

Bonecleaver magic greataxe card 1
Bonecleaver magic greataxe card 2

The mountain dwarf Thane Ruginor of Mondsor crafted the head of this greataxe from a large piece of ironstone, mined in the depths of the black chasm. Bonecleaver was then enchanted with the power to cut through armor and bone.

Ruginor battled many enemies of his kingdom with the powerful axe. After his death in the battle of Deephold, he was buried with Bonecleaver. Centuries later, Ruginor’s tomb was looted by human mercenaries.

Every warrior who has wielded the axe says that they hear the voice of an old dwarf who constantly complains about their fighting techniques and tries to give them gruff advice on how to properly use Bonecleaver.

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