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Crystal Shards Item 4+

Alchemical Bomb Consumable Earth Splash

Usage held in 1 hand; Bulk L

Activate [one-action] Strike

This flask holds a pressurized red-brown gas flecked with bits of sublimated crystal. You gain the listed item bonus to attack rolls. When the bomb explodes, it deals the listed piercing damage and piercing splash damage as the mixture suddenly turns into solid crystals flying at high speeds.

Surfaces in the splash area grow brittle, gleaming red crystals that crumble to dust after 1 minute. The crystals on level surfaces are caltrops. The crystals on vertical surfaces can be used briefly as handholds, granting the listed item bonus to the next Athletics check to Climb each space. The crystals in each space crumble after the creature leaves, whether Climbing or moving through the caltrops.

Type moderate; Level 4; Price 16 gp

The item bonus is +1. The bomb deals 2d4 piercing damage and 4 piercing splash damage.

Type greater; Level 12; Price 350 gp

The item bonus is +2. The bomb deals 3d4 piercing damage and 5 piercing splash damage.

Type major; Level 18; Price 4,000 gp

The item bonus is +3. The bomb deals 4d4 piercing damage and 6 piercing splash damage.

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