A thin spear, over a foot of its length is metal. A pilum can be used to attack an enemy's shield (and only a shield) as a sunder attempt. This attempt can be made at range. If attempted in melee combat, this draws an attack of opportunity unless you have the Improved Sunder. feat If the pilum deals more damage than the shield's hardness, the spear is stuck in the shield. This deals only 1 point of damage to the shield regardless of how much damage was actually done over the hardness. Removing a pilum takes 2d4 rounds. While the pilum is attached to a shield, the target must drop the shield or suffer a -2 circumstance penalty to Armor Class and on attack rolls and Reflex saves due to the added weight and awkwardness. Obviously, you lose use of the pilum while it is attached in this way.
|Martial Weapon - Melee|
|Range Inc||20 ft.|
|Two-handed weapon. This weapon has reach; you can use it to strike foes 10 feet away, but not adjacent foes.|
Preferred weapon of: No known deity.