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Bone cestus, austere

Starfinder Alien Archive p.31

Level: 2
Price: 600
Damage: 1d6 P
Critical: Bleed 1d4
Bulk: L
Special: Analog

Centuries ago, some kasathas crafted simple weapons out of crest-eaters’ bony protrusions; these formidable gauntlets were badges of honor for the mightiest kasathan warriors, and modern artisans have recreated that aesthetic in the form of bone cestuses, though now they are usually formed of state-of-the-art resin instead of crest-eater bone. Due to the flecks of minerals embedded within, bone cestuses are often warm to the touch, especially after they have been exposed to natural sunlight. These basic one-handed melee weapons are capable of punching through a foe’s defenses, sometimes puncturing vital organs in the process.

One-handed WeaponsTypeLevelPriceDamageCriticalBulkSpecialSource
Bone cestus, austereBasic26001d6 PBleed 1d4LAnalogAA1 p.31
Bone cestus, measuredBasic755002d6 PBleed 1d6LAnalogAA1 p.31
Bone cestus, imposingBasic12320003d6 PBleed 2d6LAnalogAA1 p.31
Bone cestus, severeBasic172300008d6 PBleed 5d6LAnalogAA1 p.31


The target gains the bleeding condition.


You take the listed amount of damage at the beginning of your turn each round until this condition ends. Your bleeding can be stopped with a successful DC 15 Medicine check as a standard action, or through the application of any ability that restores Hit Points. If you take two or more bleed effects, you take only the damage from the worst effect.


This weapon does not use any advanced electronics, computer systems, or electrical power sources. It is immune to abilities that target technology. While this use of the word “analog” is not technically correct when referring to technology, use of the term in this way has become common throughout the Pact Worlds.

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