A goad is a long, thin wooden pole mounted with a heavy stone or metal weight and a large spike at one end. Primarily intended as a tool to direct the movement of large animals, a goad makes a solid weapon in a pinch. When you attack with a goad, you must decide if you are attacking with the spike to deal piercing damage or the weight to deal bludgeoning damage. The flexibility of the goad's shaft absorbs much of the force behind blows made with the bludgeoning head, and all bludgeoning damage dealt by a goad is nonlethal as a result. Piercing damage remains lethal.
If you are proficient with its use, the goad grants a +2 circumstance bonus on all Handle Animal checks made against animals of size Huge or larger (such as elephants).
|Exotic Weapon - Melee|
|Type||Bludgeoning or piercing|
Preferred weapon of: No known deity.