Baatorian Green Steel

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I always thought that the description and benefits of using baatorian green steel in weapon creation were in Volo's Guide to All Things Magical, but I just looked over the guide, and it wasn't. Now, I can only assume that the rules for the metal are found in some Planescape supplement.

So, to all you Planescape gurus out there, which supplement was it found in? I don't have any of my Planescape stuff around, so I'm asking you which one I need to get back from my Keeper of the Tomes (or storage unit, or fellow gamer, or whatever you want to classify him). I'm trying to convert the magical item creation portion of Volo's Guide to 3.5, and the addition of planar metals is something that I would like to include.

Also, does a weapon need to be made entirely of a metal that can overcome DR, or can that metal be part of an alloy that the weapon is made of? A weapon exists in my campaign (by 2e rules, +3, +5 versus tanar'ri and spell turning abilities) that is made of an alloy of silver, the above mentioned steel, and another metal that I can't recall, and I need to either convert it or totally rework it.
Firstly Baatorian Green Steel is in the Planewalkers Handbook. It is also in the Arms and Equipment guide (3e).

For DR purposes, the business end of the weapon (blade or head) must be made from the material in question. No alloy's to overcome multiple DR's. AFAIK Green Steel isn't a material that overcomes any DR (unless homebrewed).
Ah, a reason to actually buy the Arms and Equipment Guide. I also assume that the other metals are in it as well.

As for green steel not overcoming DR, I am aware of that. It just made sense to me when determining the creation process of the weapon that I mentioned above that it partly be made of green steel, since it was created for the purpose of slaying tanar'ri. Also, now that I think about it, I'm not sure if the alloy contained silver or not, but it did contain whatever metal could hurt tanar'ri.

My sole purpose to asking the questions was to determine how I could convert the weapon to become 3.5 compliant, as it is an important item on my game world, as well as determine how to convert the old magical item creation process from Volo's Guide to 3.5, at least the research and material requirements of making custom items. Also, I find the current magical item creation process to be very plain (masterwork sword + feat + finger of death spell + experience points = Nine Lives Stealer). I was always a fan of researching what it takes to make the weapon and then going on a few quests to acquire the appropriate materials.

Thanks for the info, though.
Wait, primemover, doesn't green steel have a property that it can hit any tanar'ri as if it were of the appropriate enhancement? And abyssal red steel does the same to baatezu. I was really sure of that, but I can't prove nor disprove it because I lent my Planewalker's Handbook to a friend. It doesn't say anything about this in the Arms and Equipment Guide, but then this wouldn't be the smallest change that WotC made when 3e came out.
IIRC, green steel didn't have any "can hit xxxx" properties, it was just lighter, faster, and did more damage.
Indeed Sildatorak! In fact many Barbazu had even traded in their green steel Glaives for Cold Iron ones to harm Tanar'ri more effectively (or at least gain 1/2 damage vs Tanar'ri with higher plus req's).

Green Steel merely was sharper and lighter than other metals (faster speed factor, damage die was one step higher in 2e).
So Tanar' ri have their own Red Steel? I was always a fan of the Mystaria setting(I just love the idea of a hollow planet), and I remember the Savage Coast(Red Steel) part of the setting well.

I wonder if the two metals are related?
I was disapointed by A&EG's treatment of Greensteel. It costs 2,000 gp, and only gives a +1 bonus to damage. So a masterwork greensteel weapon is identical to a +1 weapon in all respects, except that a +1 weapon beats DR, can have additional enchantments (without paying for itself again and losing the point of making it magical in the first place, like greensteel would). The only advantage of greensteel would be if you were to fight near the spire a lot. Does this bother anyone else?

I say either the bonus to damge isn't big enough (after all, hasn't it been said that a bonus to damage is actually worth less than a bonus to attack, and we only have to pay +300 gp for that), and if it doesn't get bigger then it ought to apply to magical weapons too. I like the concept of greensteel, and I have had a few of my 3E characters use it, but only because I'm a sucker for stuff like that.

IIRC in 2E greensteel upped the damage dice of a weapon (at least in Torment it did). I know that can be really unblancing in 3.5, but I think what they ended up doing was over compensating (they do that a lot these days, ECL anyone?)
tanar'ri red steel and mystaran red steel are two seperate metals. mystaran red steel is also called cinnabryl steel. i made a LONG list of adnd gaming metals. i collected around 290 metals for game playing, some from official material, some from actual gems and minerals books and some from unoffical sources

and hers my list of gaming metals that i made


* - Denotes a radioactive metal

1) Adamant
2) Adamant, ore
3) Adamantine
4) Adamantite
5) Adamantium
6) Adamantium, Low-Grade
7) Adamantium, Shadow
8) Adamantium, White
9) Adamite
10) Alumolwigite ore
11) Almulvanium
12) Alnico
13) Aluganese
14) Aluinc
15) Aluminum
16) Aluminum soldier
17) Alumesium
18) Aluper
19) Analcime ore
20) Anatase ore
21) Andalusite ore
22) Ankerite ore
23) Antimed
24) Antimony
25) Arandur
26) Argentopentlandite ore
27) Arjale
28) Arsenic ore
29) Arsenic
30) Arsenopyrite ore
31) Astrophyllite ore
32) Autunite ore
33) Barickel
34) Barite ore *
35) Barium *
36) Bauxite ore
37) Beryl ore *
38) Beryllium *
39) Berylper
40) Bismin
41) Bismium
42) Bisurium
43) Bismuth
44) BIsmuthinite ore
45) Blackrock, Dwarven
46) Blood metal
47) Bloodsilver
48) Borate ore
49) Borax
50) Bormancon
51) Bournonite ore
52) Brass
53) Bravoite ore
54) Brochantite ore
55) Bronze
56) Brucite ore
57) Bustamite ore
58) Cadickel
59) Cadmium
60) Caesium
61) Calcium
62) Carnotite ore
63) Cassiterite ore
64) Cattierite ore
65) Celestine ore *
66) Celestium
67) Cerium *
68) Chalcanthite ore
69) Chalcopyrite ore
70) Chalcosite
71) Childrenite ore
72) Chromite
73) Chromion
74) Chromium
75) Cinnabar
76) Cinnabryl ore
77) Clay ore
78) Clinozoisite ore
79) Cobaltite ore
80) Cobalt
81) Columbite ore
82) Columbium
83) Connellite ore
84) Copatite
85) Copper
86) Copper, Manganese
87) Cordierite ore
88) Cornetite ore
89) Cornundum ore
90) Covellite ore
91) Cranor
92) Crocoite ore
93) Cuprite ore
94) Danalite ore
95) Descloizite ore
96) Diopside ore
97) Dlarun
98) Dolomite ore
99) Dolostone ore
100) Electrum
101) Electrum, Native
102) Ellician diamond
103) Enargite ore
104) Endellionite ore
105) Eosphorite ore
106) Erythrite ore
107) Eudialyte ore *
108) Ferrosilicon
109) Fuorite ore
110) Fouquite ore
111) Franklinite ore
112) Gabbo ore
113) Gadolinite ore 1 *
114) Gadolinite ore 2 *
115) Gadolinite ore 3 *
116) Galena ore
117) Garnierite ore
118) Gaspeite ore
119) Genthelvite ore
120) Germanium
121) Gibbsire ore
122) Glacial ore
123) Glaucophane ore
124) Gneiss
125) Gold ore
126) Gold
127) Graphite
128) Greenockite ore
129) Gyrolite ore
130) Halrulite
131) Hausmannite ore
132) Hedenbergite ore
133) Helvite ore
134) Hematite ore
135) Heulandite ore
136) Heusler 1
137) Heusler 2
138) Hizagkuur
139) Hornblende ore
140) Hyperco
141) Hypereutectic
142) Ilmenite ore
143) Illithium
144) Iron
145) Iron, Cast
146) Iron, Meteoric Aerolites
147) Iron, Meteoric Siderites
148) Iron, Meteoric Sidolites
149) Iron, Pig
150) Ironstone ore
151) Kottigite ore
152) Kutnohorite ore
153) Laen
154) Lanthanum *
155) Lazulite ore
156) Lead
157) Lenar wood
158) Lithium
159) Lollingite ore
160) Ludwigite ore
161) Magnesia
162) Magnesite ore
163) Magnesium
164) Magnetite ore
165) Manganese
166) Manganite ore
167) Mechanium
168) Metatorbernite ore
169) Mindsteel
170) Misch
171) Mithril
172) Mithril, Black
173) Mithril, Gith
174) Mithril, White
175) Molybdenite ore
176) Molybdenum
177) Monazite ore
178) Mordakur
179) Mottramite ore
180) Neodynium *
181) Neptunite ore
182) Neutralite
183) Niccolite
184) Nichrome
185) Nickel
186) Nickeline ore
187) Nickel-Silvel
188) Niobium
189) Ogamur
190) Orichlem
191) Orpiment ore
192) Pentlandite ore
193) Pentlandite cobalt ore
194) Pewter
195) Platinum
196) Purpure
197) Pyrite ore
198) Pyrolusite ore
199) Pyrrhotite ore
200) Quicksilver 1
201) Quicksilver 2
202) Realgar ore
203) Rhodochrosite ore
204) Rutile ore
205) Safforite ore
206) Scheelite ore
207) Scorzalite ore
208) Selenium
209) Seligmannite
210) Siderite ore
211) Silver ore
212) Silver
213) Silver, Sterling 1
214) Silver, Sterling 2
215) Silver-Iron
216) Silver, Temporal
217) Slug-crystal
218) Sodium
219) Solbar
220) Sphalerite ore
221) Spinel ore
222) Spodumene ore
223) Staurolite ore
224) Steel
225) Steel, Cinnabryl
226) Steel, Dark
227) Steel, Dartine
228) Steel, Dwarven
229) Steel, Exceptional
230) Steel, Fine
231) Steel, Forest
232) Steel, Glass
233) Steel, God
234) Steel, Green
235) Steel, Hamaad
236) Steel, Hastelloy
237) Steel, Inferior
238) Steel, Manganese
239) Steel, Meteoric
240) Steel, Quality
241) Steel, Red
242) Steel, Stainless
243) Steel, Superior
244) Steel, Titium
245) Steelium
246) Stellite
247) Stibnite ore
248) Strontianite ore *
249) Strontium *
250) Strontium 90 *
251) Strunzite ore
252) Tantalite ore
253) Tantalum
254) Tantulhor
255) Tawmawite ore
256) Tellurie ore
257) Tellurium
258) Telstang
259) Thorium *
260) Threatom
261) Ticonal
262) Tin
263) Titanium
264) Titanowigite ore
265) Torbernite ore
266) Tremolite ore
267) Tungsten
268) Tungsten, Base
269) Tungsten, True
270) Type metal
271) Uraninite ore *
272) Uranium *
273) Uranium, Depleted *
274) Vaesite ore
275) Vakar
276) Vanadinite ore
277) Vanadium
278) Variscite ore
279) Vibranium
280) Vonsenite ore
281) Withamite ore
282) Witherite ore *
283) Wolframite ore
284) Wood's metal
285) Wurtzite ore
286) Yttrium *
287) Zardazil
288) Zinc
289) Zinion
290) Zirconium *

Too much time on his hands... I agree that only a +1 to damage is pretty lame for 2,000gp. I'd have it either add +1 to the critical range (it does make a blade sharper) or up the critical multiplier one place.
Baatorian green steel has the same properties of cold iron. I've seen that somewhere in official sources, or in an official response... Unfortunately, I don't remember exactly where.
I have Baatorian Green Steel give a natural +1 enhancement modifier and increase the critical threat range by one point. For that it's worth a price modifier of 2000 for weapons with a x2 or 19-20/x2 crit modifier and 3000 for weapons with a x3 or better crit modifier.
Use the Baatorian Green Steel from Tyrants of the Nine Hells, page 99. The damage bonus stacks with magical enhancement and incurs only 1000 gp additional cost.