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Mantle of the Blood Ape
Aura moderate transmutation; CL ?th
Slot shoulders; Price 16,000 gp; Weight 1 lb.
This short cape of rough, red fur rests upon your shoulders and seems to flood you with the savage strength of its namesake.
While you retain your original size, you are treated as if you were one size category larger than normal. Your reach is not altered, nor the space you occupy, but your Combat Maneuver Bonus and Defense are increased, and your natural weapons deal damage as if you were one size category larger. Because your size is unchanged, you do not take the penalties to AC or attack rolls from being larger than your current size.
You are considered one size category larger for the purpose of using or being affected by special attacks that depend on size, such as swallow whole and trample, and are able to use combat maneuvers normally restricted by size based on your new effective size category. For example, a Small-sized fighter could bull rush or trip a Large-sized enemy, as though he were a Medium-sized creature.
This change to your effective size category does not stack with any other items or abilities which alter or effectively alter your size category. The mantle does not remove the penalties to Intimidate checks you may take based on size difference, or grant any other bonuses based on size from non-physical interactions.
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, lead blades, enlarge person; Cost 8,000 gp.