Rust Bomb

Component Cost: See below.
Market Price: 200 gp
Key Skill: Arcana or Nature (no check)
Level: 5
Category: Volatile
Time: 1 hour

The liquid distilled from the rust monster’s rust sac spreads from the shattered glass vial across the armor of a foe, leaving gaps in its defenses.

Rust Bomb
Level 5 Uncommon

On impact, this glass vial breaks, releasing a rusting agent that begins to deteriorate metal armor.

Price: 50 gp
Alchemical Item

Power (Consumable): Standard Action. Make an attack: Ranged 5/10; +8 vs. Reflex; on a hit, a target wearing metal armor or that has a metallic body takes a –1 penalty to AC until the end of the encounter.

Rust Bomb
Level 10 Uncommon

On impact, this glass vial breaks, releasing a rusting agent that begins to deteriorate metal armor.

Price: 200 gp
Alchemical Item

Power (Consumable): Standard Action. Make an attack: Ranged 5/10; +13 vs. Reflex; on a hit, a target wearing metal armor or that has a metallic body takes a –1 penalty to AC until the end of the encounter.

Rust Bomb
Level 15 Uncommon

On impact, this glass vial breaks, releasing a rusting agent that begins to deteriorate metal armor.

Price: 1,000 gp
Alchemical Item

Power (Consumable): Standard Action. Make an attack: Ranged 5/10; +18 vs. Reflex; on a hit, a target wearing metal armor or that has a metallic body takes a –1 penalty to AC until the end of the encounter.

Rust Bomb
Level 20 Uncommon

On impact, this glass vial breaks, releasing a rusting agent that begins to deteriorate metal armor.

Price: 5,000 gp
Alchemical Item

Power (Consumable): Standard Action. Make an attack: Ranged 5/10; +23 vs. Reflex; on a hit, a target wearing metal armor or that has a metallic body takes a –1 penalty to AC until the end of the encounter.

Rust Bomb
Level 25 Uncommon

On impact, this glass vial breaks, releasing a rusting agent that begins to deteriorate metal armor.

Price: 25,000 gp
Alchemical Item

Power (Consumable): Standard Action. Make an attack: Ranged 5/10; +28 vs. Reflex; on a hit, a target wearing metal armor or that has a metallic body takes a –1 penalty to AC until the end of the encounter.

Rust Bomb
Level 30 Uncommon

On impact, this glass vial breaks, releasing a rusting agent that begins to deteriorate metal armor.

Price: 125,000 gp
Alchemical Item

Power (Consumable): Standard Action. Make an attack: Ranged 5/10; +33 vs. Reflex; on a hit, a target wearing metal armor or that has a metallic body takes a –1 penalty to AC until the end of the encounter.

Published in Dragon Magazine 376, page(s) 29.