|Type: type||Weight: wt|
|Dmg Type: slashing and piercing||Size: Large|
|Critical: 20/x4||Damage: 2d4|
The scythe is a farming implement used for the harvesting of crops, but its wicked, curved blade and sharp point make it useful on the battlefield.
The scythe is notable for having the highest critical multiplier of all base weapons. This makes it a popular choice for high damage builds along with the Weapon Master feats Ki Critical and Increased Multiplier, which mean that the total damage on a critical hit will be:
(2d4+ (Strength Modifier x 1.5) + Weapon Specializations + Enhancement Bonus + Power Attacks) x5
There is some debate between whether the Scythe has the highest DPS. Examining only "crit efficacy", the falchion and scythe are tied for the highest. If the character has a low AB compared to armor, then high crit-range weapons lose power, where low crit-range weapons would not.