The mancatcher is used by city guards and others who prefer to capture their opponents unharmed.
A wielder who hits a Small or Medium-size opponent with a man-catcher can immediately initiate a grapple (as a free action) without provoking an attack of opportunity. In addition to the normal options available to a grappler, the wielder of a mancatcher can attempt to pull his target to the ground (the equivalent of a trip attack, though no attack roll is necessary).
The mancatcher has reach and cannot be used against adjacent opponents. It is rumored that the strange subterranean race known as the kuo-toa have a larger, more dangerous version of this weapon called a pincer staff.
|Exotic Weapon - Melee|
|Weapon does nonlethal damage rather than lethal damage.|
Preferred weapon of: No known deity.