Archives of Nethys

Pathfinder | Starfinder

Weapons | Armor | Special Materials | Miscellaneous

Simple | Martial | Exotic | Ammunition | Firearms | Mods


Source Ranged Tactics Toolbox pg. 0 (Amazon), Adventurer's Armory pg. 4 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 1 (Amazon), Ultimate Equipment pg. 19 (Amazon)


Cost 5 gp Weight 4 lbs.
Damage 1d6 (small), 1d8 (medium); Critical x2; Range 20 ft.; Type P; Special see text
Category Ranged; Proficiency Martial
Weapon Groups Spears; Thrown


The tip of this heavy javelin is designed to break off and embed itself into a shield once it hits. Like ammunition, a thrown pilum that hits its target is destroyed. If you hit a shieldbearing opponent with a pilum, he loses the AC bonuses from that shield until he takes a standard action to pry the remnants of the pilum from his shield.