Archives of Nethys

Pathfinder | Starfinder

Weapons | Armor | Special Materials | Miscellaneous

Simple | Martial | Exotic | Ammunition | Firearms | Mods


Source Ultimate Equipment pg. 20 (Amazon), Ultimate Combat pg. 1 (Amazon), Adventurer's Armory pg. 5 (Amazon)


Cost 30 gp Weight 3 lbs.
Damage 1d6 (small), 1d8 (medium); Critical x3; Range —; Type P; Special performance
Category One-Handed; Proficiency Exotic
Weapon Groups Blades, Heavy


The shotel is a downward-curving sword designed to reach over or around an opponent’s shield. You gain a +1 bonus on attack rolls with a shotel against opponents using bucklers, light shields, or heavy shields. The curve of a shotel’s blade varies from sword to sword, and some models are double-edged, while others are single-edged, with the back edge able to be braced against a shield for additional power. Shotels are particularly useful for hooking mounted combatants and ripping them from their steeds.