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Vorpal Sword

Weapon (any sword that deals slashing damage), legendary (requires attunement)

Weight: varies
Estimated Value: 24,000 gp

You gain a +3 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this magic weapon. In addition, the weapon ignores resistance to slashing damage.

When you attack a creature that has at least one head with this weapon and roll a 20 on the attack roll, you cut off one of the creature's heads. The creature dies if it can't survive without the lost head. A creature is immune to this effect if it is immune to slashing damage, doesn't have or need a head, has legendary actions, or the GM decides that the creature is too big for its head to be cut off with this weapon. Such a creature instead takes an extra 6d8 slashing damage from the hit.

Applicable Weapons

Name Type Damage Weight Properties
Greatsword Martial Melee 2d6 slashing 6 lb. Heavy, two-handed
Longsword Martial Melee 1d8 slashing 3 lb. Versatile (1d10)
Scimitar Martial Melee 1d6 slashing 3 lb. Finesse, light

Source: DMG p209