Flail of Dread Skulls

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Flail of Dread Skulls is a rare, lightly enchanted (+1) variant of the Flails family of weapons. It is a martial melee weapon wielded in one hand.

Description Icon.png

Target must succeed a Wisdom Saving Throw. On failure, they are struck by Yeenoghu's curse. Depending on a dice roll, they will receive one of the following: Madness, 2d6 Psychic damage, or become Paralysed.


D8 Slashing.png 1d8 + 1 (2~9) + Strength modifier Damage TypesSlashing damage
Flails Flails
Rarity: Rare
Enchantment: + 1
Dippable Dippable
 Melee: 1.5 m / 5  ft
 Weight: 0.9 kg / 1.8 lb
Price: 310 gp
UID QUEST_WPN_Flail_DreadedSkulls
UUID b551469c-5a53-4df3-a2c9-91516ef55695

Weapon actions

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

Concussive Smash Concussive Smash ()

Hit an enemy with all your might to deal damage and possibly Daze Daze them.

Weakening Strike Weakening Strike ()

Target an enemy's hands with a non-lethal attack and possibly inflict Weak Grip Weak Grip.

Tenacity Tenacity ()

When you miss an attack, deal Damage TypesBludgeoning damage equal to your Strength modifier anyway (minimum of 1).

Condition: Madness

Madness Madness

Duration: 1 turn

DC 13  Wisdom saving throw

  • Hostile to everyone in the vicinity.

Where to find

  • Not accessible through normal gameplay, but can still be accessed via third party tools.


  • This weapon looks to be an earlier version of the Shattered Flail
  • This weapon also looks to be unfinished.
    • The in-game quote is more like a description which is higly unusual.
    • The quote says it may deal Psychic damage or Paralyse. This is false it can only apply madness.
    • The Psychic damage is also not shown in the tooltip outside of the quote.
  • The calculation show for the saving throw shown in the tooltip may be wrong, but will always result in 13.
    • It may for example say 8 + 3 + 3 = 13 and state modifiers for other abilities than wisdom.