Keen Blade


“The One Power comes from the True Source, the driving force of creation, the force the Creator made to turn the Wheel of Time. Saidin, the male half of the True Source, and saidar, the female half, work against each other, and at the same time together to provide that force. Saidin is fouled by the touch of the Dark One, like water with a thin slick of rancid oil floating on top. The water is still pure, but it cannot be touched without touching the foulness. Only saidar is still safe to be used…
The True Source cannot be used up, any more than the river can be used up by the wheel of the mill. The Source is the river; the Aes Sedai, the waterwheel.”

Wheel of time

Keen Blade
Air, Earth (Lost)
Level: 2-5
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Touch
Target: Wielded blade weapon
Duration: Concentration

This weave is favoured by channelers who enter melee combat themselves, and wish to keep their channeler capabilities concealed. As such its effects are subtle.
This weave positions in sync with a blade’s edge a thread of hardened Air as thin as can be imagined, held precisely on the blade’s edge by threads of Earth. Sharper than any razor, the damage that blade can do is increased, and weaving at higher levels allows finer control of the edge created and even greater damage.
This is a dynamic effect, controlled by the channeler’s will, and as such requires the weave to be held on a blade on the channeler’s person. Tying off the weave effectively neutralises any bonus gained, as does passing the blade to another. While being held, the Channeler must make a Concentration check (DC 10 + level) each round if attempting to also perform other actions (such as attacking). This check gains the bonus from Combat Casting, if the channeler has the feat.

Level Bonus Other
2 1
3 2
4 3 Crit. Range + 1
5 4 Crit. Range + 2


Keen Blade

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