Cruel Sting

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Cruel Sting is a rare +1 Longsword that deals extra Poison damage against Restrained targets if the wielder is a drow elf. It also grants the Ensnaring Strands spell.

Description Icon.png
The trauma of becoming a drider is quickly set aside with a cold arachnid dispassion. This sword follows that disturbing trend - a replenishing poison gland is built within, deployed only against trapped opponents.


One-handed damage
D8 Slashing.png 1d8 + 1 (2~9) + Strength modifier Damage TypesSlashing damage
Two-handed damage
D10 Slashing.png 1d10 + 1 (2~11) + Strength modifier Damage TypesSlashing damage
Longswords Longswords
Rarity: Rare
Enchantment: + 1
Dippable Dippable
 Melee: 1.5 m / 5  ft
 Weight: 1.35 kg / 2.7 lb
Price: 250 gp
UID MAG_Drowelf_SpiderSnare_Longsword
UUID 67ae6ce9-08fd-4ee7-9343-9a408f8ad9fa


The holder of this item gains:

Weapon actions

Proficiency Icon.png If you have proficiency, equip in main hand to gain:

  • Pommel Strike Pommel Strike ()
    Make a non-lethal attack against an enemy and possibly Dazed Daze them.
  • Lacerate Lacerate ()
    Slash at your target's vital points to make it Bleeding Bleed.
  • Rush Attack Rush Attack ()
    Charge forward and attack the first enemy in your way, possibly pushing them Off Balance Off Balance.

Where to find


  • Shapeshifting or disguising as a drow is sufficient to trigger Sting the Helpless


  • When this sword is first looted from Kar'niss it is listed as dealing an additional 1d6 Damage TypesPsychic damage, however this is due to a bug that causes the weapon to retain the Spindleweb Fanaticism (Granting 1d6 Damage TypesPsychic damage to him and his allies) effect from Kar'niss. This extra damage is removed if the player completes a Long Rest or applies Elemental Weapon to the weapon.

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