Fungal Greataxe – new DnD magic weapon

Fungal Greataxe

This biological weapon for Dungeons & Dragons carries a deadly fungal infection. Myconids and followers of Zuggtmoy, the Demon Queen of Fungi, are the most likely to use a fungal greataxe.

The head of the axe is made from a razor-edged shelf fungus that grows deep in the Underdark. It is bound to a handle and enchanted by dark magic that give the greataxe its magic properties and allow the user to release its spores.

Fungal Greataxe

Weapon (greataxe), very rare

You gain a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this magic weapon.

Poison Spores. You can use a bonus action to make the greataxe release fungal spores that coat the blade. The spores remain for 1 minute or until an attack using this weapon hits a creature. That creature must succeed on a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or take an additional 1d10 poison damage and become poisoned by a fungal infection until cured by a Lesser Restoration spell (Basic Rules, pg. 255) or other spell or effect that ends disease. The greataxe can’t be used this way again until the next midnight.

If a creature dies while infected, its body sprouts the head of a new Fungal Greataxe in 2d4 days.

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

Fungal Greataxe card 1
Fungal Greataxe card 1
Fungal Greataxe card 2
Fungal Greataxe card 2

The poison spores can add an element of body horror to your D&D game, especially if player characters are infected. Make the search for a cure a race against time as fungi start to sprout from their skin.

Or just give it to the Myconid Barbarian PC and see what happens. It’s all good!

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