Dragon-Blooded Melee Charms by Quendalon
Entwined Dragons Weapon
Cost: 5 motes, 1 Willpower Duration: One scene Type: Simple Minimum Melee: 5 Minimum Essence: 3 Prerequisite Charms: Refining the Inner Blade
With this Charm, the Dragon-Blooded warrior may draw forth an enchanted weapon from the smallest wisp of elemental matter, such as a candle flame, a pebble or a handful of snow. The weapon thus created takes on the nature of two elements: that of the substance from which it was made, and the Exalt's own elemental affinity. This weapon thus created functions as one created by the Refining the Inner Blade Charm, except that it holds two elemental qualities instead of one. Drawing forth a weapon of one's own element provides no special benefit.
Elder Dragon's Fang
Cost: 10 motes, 1 Willpower Duration: One scene Type: Simple Minimum Melee: 5 Minimum Essence: 4 Prerequisite Charms: Entwined Dragons Weapon
This Charm draws deeply upon the Dragon-Blooded warrior's elemental Essence, allowing the crafting of a most potent weapon. The character lays her hand upon some manifestation of her element - air, stone, fire, water or wood - and crafts it into a weapon that blazes with elemental force. The weapon takes on any form that the wielder desires. It has the same statistics as a normal weapon of that type, with the following exceptions: the wielder adds her Melee score to its base speed, and she divides up a number of points equal to her permanent Essence between its Damage, Accuracy, Rate and Defense. The weapon also has the same special elemental benefit as a weapon created with Refining the Inner Blade.
I'd say it should cost maybe 4 motes if you include the Willpower cost. Sans willpower, 5 motes. It isn't ALL that. - Telgar
I agree with Telgar in principle, though Refining the Inner Blade costs 3 motes & 1 willpower, and this shouldn't be cheaper in either respect. 4 or 5 motes and a willpower is probably more reasonable.
What happens if an Exalt draws a weapon forth of their own element? Do the relevant attributes double, or is the extra power just wasted? - DariusSolluman
I'd like it to have no added benefit, and then there be another Charm that gives you upgraded Aspect weapons. - FourWillowsWeeping
Thanks for all the comments! I've tweaked the Charm writeup accordingly. - Quendalon
I've added Elder Dragon's Fang. Unfortunately one of my players has borrowed by DB book, so I've no idea how it stacks up against other DB charms. Damn those players! :) - Quendalon
Idea: A melee/Presence Charm that gives your whole troop elemental blades. - willows
- Given the example of the Melee charm that adds to the Melee of your troop, it seems safe to say that this doesn't need the Presence crossover. Also, good idea :) DS
- Good idea! I'll play around with mass-benefit elemental weapon charms soon. - Quendalon