Thremyr's Beard

Giantslayer #4—Ice Tomb of the Giant Queen
Price: Lesser 35,250 gp, Greater 42,250 gp
Body Slot: Head
Caster Level: 13th
Weight: 2 lbs.
Aura: Strong evocation

Crafted in the likeness of the First Jarl Thremyr, ancient god of the frost giants, these mithral helms are worn by canny frost giants, ice trolls, and svathurims who seek an advantage over the foes they face in battle.

This mithral helm has a faceplate resembling a frost giant's face, complete with a beard formed from layered, thin metal rods. While wearing a Thremyr's beard, a creature gains a +5 competence bonus on Intimidate checks and a +2 circumstance bonus on Disguise checks to impersonate a frost giant or svathurim (though the helm does nothing to increase the wearer's size).

Once per day as an immediate action after being successfully hit by a melee weapon, the wearer of a lesser Thremyr's beard can order the helm to animate, whereupon the thin metal rods of the helm's beard reach out to grasp the weapon. This functions as a disarm combat maneuver that does not provoke an attack of opportunity. A lesser Thremyr's beard has a CMB of +23; the wearer can use the helm's CMB or her own CMB, whichever is higher.

A greater Thremyr's beard functions identically to the lesser version, but offers more protection for the wearer's vulnerable neck. Once per day as an immediate action after a critical hit is confirmed against the wearer with a melee weapon, the wearer can force the attacker to reroll the confirmation roll and take the worse result.

Requirements: Craft Wondrous Item, grasping hand (lesser and greater), ill omen (greater)
Cost to Create: Lesser 17,625 gp, Greater 21,125 gp