Tap on the Shoulder and Knife

The cabinet is locked.

Mechanical Trap


When the cabinet is opened, a small pole taps the target on the leg, while a sharp knife slashes out from the other side.

A DC 12 Intelligence (Investigation) check reveals that the sides of the cabinet are cleverly painted paper that matches the wood grain of the cabinet.

When the cabinet is opened, the target must make a DC 12 Wisdom saving throw as a small metal rod pokes their leg. On a failure, the  the knife attack is at advantage. The knife comes out from the other side and makes a +8 melee attack for 1d4+1 piercing and slashing damage.

If the paper is removed, the rod and knife can be easily removed, negating the trap entirely.

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