This new magic item for Dungeons & Dragons is a spear with a head that detaches to seek the heart of your enemy.
Weapon (spear), rare
Damage: 1d6+1 slashing
Weight: 3 lbs.
Properties: Thrown (range 20/60), Versatile (1d8+1)
The head of this magic spear hovers above the shaft. You have a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this magic weapon.
Heartseeker. If an attack roll is 5 or more above a target creature’s AC, the target takes an additional 1d10 piercing damage and the spearhead detaches. It moves through the target’s body towards its heart for 3 rounds or until the creature is dead. At the start of each of its turns, the creature must make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw, taking 2d6 piercing damage on a failed save or half as much damage on a successful one.
As an action, you can remove the spearhead with a successful DC 15 Wisdom (Medicine) check. This check is rolled at disadvantage if you are trying to remove the spearhead from yourself. Creatures without hearts such as plants or constructs are immune to the Heartseeker attack.
After 3 rounds, the spearhead teleports back to the end of the spear. While the heartseeker spearhead is detached, the spear can be used as a Quarterstaff +1.
Proficiency with a spear allows you to add your proficiency bonus to the attack roll for any attack you make with it.
Heart of the Dragon
A short Dungeons & Dragons adventure for Levels 7-11
Deep in the dismal swamp, the crumbling ruins of Caerathea stand above brackish water. A Young Black Dragon called Obrithrax the Obsidian Overlord has made its lair in the ruins, threatening nearby communities and demanding tribute of livestock and gold.
Townsfolk tell you that the dragon has magically coated its scales in black crystal, giving it Resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical attacks. Its flying speed is reduced to 60 ft, but Obrithrax suffers no other drawbacks from its obsidian coating.
To defeat the black dragon, you must first find the magic Heartseeker Spear. You learn that the spear is currently embedded in a Shambling Mound that wanders the swamp around the ruins of Caerathea.
If you defeat the shambling mound, you find the Heartseeker Spear and a Longsword +1 inside the mound. These weapons will help fight Obrithrax the Obsidian Overlord and recover the treasure hoarded in its lair.
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