Superior two-handed melee weapon
Cost: 30 gp
Damage: 2d6
Proficient: +2
Weight: 12 lb.

This spadelike weapon has a long haft with a handle on the end. The head is a wide, double-edged blade with a stabbing point at the top. Some gouges are fitted with a strap or a harness, making the weapon easier to carry.

Brutal 1 (A brutal weapon’s minimum damage is higher than that of a normal weapon. When rolling the weapon’s damage, reroll any die that displays a value equal to or lower than the brutal value given for the weapon. Reroll the die until the value shown exceeds the weapon’s brutal value, and then use the new value.).

Axe (Axes are weapons that have bladed, heavy heads and deal vicious cuts. An axe’s weight makes it fine for delivering crushing blows.).
Spear (Consisting of a stabbing head on the end of a long shaft, a spear is great for lunging attacks.).

Published in Dark Sun Campaign Setting, page(s) 121.