Punch and Judy Pair
Aura moderate transformation; CL 9th
Slot hands; Price 45,000 gp; Weight 5 lbs.
Both of these grotesque puppets must be worn for them to have any effect. One hand-puppet wears motley, while the other a long wig; either will carry a paddle or bat. While the set of puppets can be used as masterwork puppets for the Perform skill, they have a more martial power. A bard may gesture and with one puppet at a single target within 30 ft. as a standard action; this uses two rounds of bardic performance. If the target fails a DC 17 Fort save, the user of the punch and judy pair may beat the first puppet with the bat-wielding second puppet, using his Perform (puppetry) skill as their attack bonus, against the target’s flat-footed armor class; each round of this attack uses 2 rounds of bardic performance, and does 1d8+2 bludgeoning damage to the target with a successful attack, doing double damage on a critical hit. As long as the user spends bardic performance rounds, he can keep attacking the target by beating the one puppet with the other.
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, telekinesis; Cost 22,500 gp