View Full Version : D&D 5e/Next 3.5 Sun Blade Reforged as a 5E Sentient Runeblade

Karma Dragon
2015-11-28, 04:23 AM
Weapon (longsword), legendary (requires attunement by a creature of lawful good alignment)

Amun-Zhuul was created when the ancient celestial gold dragon Endymion imprisoned the soul of the fallen astral deva Zhuul inside this empyreal platinum blade of exquisite celestial craftsmanship. As repentance for doubting the will of Bahamut, Zhuul is undergoing a thousand year meditation inside the void of the blade.

Amun-Zhuul is a sentient longsword (Alignment LG; Int 17, Wis 20, Cha 20) that has the finesse property. Those proficient with shortswords or longswords are proficient with this weapon. This blade is a leveling weapon, providing a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this weapon for characters 14th level and below, a +2 bonus to attack and damage rolls for characters from 15th to 19th level, and a +3 bonus to attack and damage rolls for 20th level characters.

Amun-Zhuul communicates through empathy and possibly telepathy to any character that wields it. The wielder immediately knows they are dealing with a sentient blade of holy power, as haunting and terrifying emotions come pouring through the hilt. Amun-Zhuul has no senses of its own. When a cleric or paladin casts Detect Evil and Good or a paladin uses their Divine Sense ability, Amun-Zhuul is able to sense any unholy creatures through the telepathic connection the blade provides.

Amun-Zhuul’s special purpose is to destroy the unholy, for which it is constantly hungering. Fiends and undead struck by the weapon receive an additional 1d8 radiant damage for each +1 bonus the blade provides (1d8 to 14th level, 2d8 15th to 19th level, 3d8 20th level). Any fiend or undead that attempt to wield the longsword receive 3d8 radiant damage (no save) per round. Amun-Zhuul acts as a holy symbol and divine spellcasting focus for those clerics or paladins deemed worthy to wield it.

The runes of the blade glow with a pale blue light, emitting dim light in a 20-foot radius. When the weapon is used against the unholy the blade hums with divine energy as the runes emit a bright light in a 20-foot radius and dim light for additional 20 feet.

Beware! Other paladins may covet or even attempt to steal the Runeblade of Amun-Zhuul!