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Brass knuckles

Source Ultimate Equipment pg. 17 (Amazon), Adventurer's Armory pg. 2 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)


Cost 1 gp Weight 1 lb.
Damage 1d2 (small), 1d3 (medium); Critical x2; Range —; Type B; Special monk, see text
Category Light; Proficiency Simple
Weapon Groups Close; Monk


These weapons fit snugly around the knuckles and allow you to deal lethal damage with an unarmed strike. You may hold, but not wield, a weapon or other object in a hand wearing brass knuckles. You may cast a spell with a somatic component while wearing brass knuckles if you make a successful concentration check (DC 10 + the level of the spell you’re casting). Monks are proficient with brass knuckles. Brass knuckles can’t be disarmed.