Sword of Volsung

Sword of Volsung

Weapon (longsword or greatsword), very rare (requires attunement by a fighter or paladin)

You gain a +2 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this magic weapon. When you hit a dragon with it, that target takes an extra 1d4 slashing damage. Legends tell of a dragon whose hide was impenetrable and so robust that only a blow to the heart would kill it. An unnamed hero finally defeated it and tore its heart into two. The dragon’s name was lost, but its legacy remains. This sword is one of two items that were crafted to hold its heart. The sword of volsung’s black blade is adorned with glittering silver runes, and its guard has a shallow opening at the center with grooves connecting it to the first rune. The sword’s pommel is a large, clear crystal held fast by silver scales.

While attuned to this weapon, you gain the following effects:

Runes of Courage: You cannot be frightened.

Dragon Heart Ritual: If you are also attuned to the locket of dragon vitality, you may drain 3 charges from the locket into the sword, rendering the locket broken and irreparable, but passively gain its effects while attuned to the sword. Doing this requires a long rest where you attune with the new sword of volsung. Upon completing the Dragon Heart Ritual, the sword of volsung contains all remaining charges from the locket of dragon vitality. On your turn, you may consume 2 charges to activate Fragment of Gram Awakened. The sword regains all expended charges after you slay any dragon.

Fragment of Gram Awakened: For 1d2 days, your sword of volsung becomes a Fragment of Gram. You gain a +3 to attack and damage rolls with the magical sword and deal an extra 1d6 slashing damage to dragons. Upon reaching 0 hit points and not dying outright, you gain temporary hit points equal to 1d4 + your level + your Constitution modifier. Once used, this effect can’t be used again until you complete a long rest.

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