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Stylish Spiked Chains

Spiked chains, studs, and thorns are a fringe-culture style that has never truly gone out of style. From spiked collars to studded bras, spiky jewelry and clothing symbolize strength and power in many cultures around the world.

Spikes are also a symbol of protection and ferocity, much like the quills that hedgehogs and porcupines use to keep predators at bay. In underground cultures, rockers often wear spiked or studded gear to show that they are tough and can protect themselves, while punks tend to wear spikes as a statement of ferocity and non-conformity with traditional societal norms.

In D&D, spiked chains Explore Stylish Spiked Chains! are a light weapon that deals 1d4 piercing damage on hit. They can be used to make trip attacks, and if you have the Cavestalker PrC (Drows of the Underdark), you can treat a spiked chain as a single-handed weapon and not need to take the Master of Chains feat to do so.

If you want to use a spiked chain as an attack, you can make a melee attack with it as part of your action on your turn. Unlike other weapons that can be used as an attack, the spiked chain cannot deal ranged damage but instead deals 1d4 piercing damage to a target within its reach. The chain also gives you a +2 bonus on opposed attack rolls to disarm opponents with it.

If you’re planning to hike or run in snow and ice, you’ll probably want a pair of spiked shoes or boots. The winter traction devices that Treeline Review reviews and tests have varying spike lengths, with shorter spikes better for running and some hiking and a longer spikes best for technical terrain and mountaineering. While they may be uncomfortable at first, most people get used to the sensation of walking with spikes on their feet after a few hours of wearing them. When choosing a pair of spikes, you’ll need to consider packed size and weight as well as traction performance on hard ice and packed snow. You’ll also need to know whether you’re going to be using them in conditions where you can leave the pack behind and run with your spikes on or whether you’ll be relying on them to get you over obstacles such as logs and boulders. You’ll want to choose a pair of spikes that fit your shoes snugly but not tightly. A pair that’s too loose will slip and come off on a slippery surface.