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Bear Trap

Source Adventurer's Armory 2 pg. 16
Price 3 gp Bear trap (offset), 1,800 gp Bear trap (sawtooth); Weight 10 lbs. Bear trap (offset), 20 lbs. Bear trap (sawtooth)

Description

An offset bear trap is a specialized variety of a bear trapUE constructed with offset jaws coated in resin. It inflicts less damage on captured creatures but holds them more securely, and is therefore primarily used by trappers or bounty hunters who do not want to risk killing their prey. Offset bear traps are almost always secured to the ground by a heavy spike and chain so the captured creature can’t wander far.

A sawtooth bear trap has vicious jaws and tighter springs. Used primarily against humanoids or monsters rather than animals, sawtooth bear traps are often painted in camouflaged colors to blend in with the trap site. Most include locking plates over the spring mechanisms to prevent tampering by intelligent victims.

Offset Bear Trap - CR 1/2

type mechanical; Perception DC 15; Disable Device DC 20

Effects

Trigger location; Reset manual
Effect Atk +10 melee (1d6+2); jaws spring shut around the creature’s ankle and hold the creature immobile; the creature can escape with a DC 20 Disable Device check, DC 24 Escape Artist check, or DC 28 Strength check.

Sawtooth Bear Trap - CR 5

type mechanical; Perception DC 25; Disable Device DC 25

Effects

Trigger location; Reset manual
Effect Atk +15 melee (3d6+9); serrated jaws spring shut around the creature’s ankle and halve the creature’s base speed (or hold the creature immobile if the trap is attached to a solid object); the creature can escape with a DC 25 Disable Device check, DC 28 Escape Artist check, or DC 32 Strength check.