Items imbued with magic in some way, usually beneficial but occasionally detrimental, such as a cloak which renders the wearer invisible or a hammer which returns to its wielder when thrown.

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Does a wand count as a 1-Handed Weapon or using one count as an attack?

I have a Fighter in my game trying to use a Magic Missile Wand as a One-Handed Weapon Attack to get the benefit of the Crossbow Expert Feat. The Crossbow Expert Feat requires that the player make an ...
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Would a size-changing weapon property be equivalent to a +1?

I am playing a character who will be undergoing size changes on a regular basis. I am interested in an effect which will make my primary weapon (in this case a bow) always be the correct size that I ...
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Can I use Two Immovable Rods as an infinite ladder or monkey bars?

There are already several questions concerning immovable rods, but I thought I'd add this to the list. Consider a stealthy and inventive assassin. She's on a mission to infiltrate the castle and ...
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What is meant by uncommon, rare, very rare listing for magic items if all magic items are rare?

I've stumbled into a conundrum in my 5e game. I think solving this question will help me. What is meant by the rarity of the magic items if all magic items are rare? Does it mean that you can find ...
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How do I create appealing cursed magical items?

I'm thinking about creating a world where anything with magical powers are known to make their wielder both blessed and cursed in some way, some more severe than others, sometimes in equal measure. ...
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Ring of mind-shielding against detect thoughts

Say a doppelganger tries to read someone wearing a ring of mind shielding- does it read what the wearer wants it to think or does the wearer's mind come across as a blank void?
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Is it possibile to have an intelligence score of 45?

I am wondering if it is possibile to reach the +17 modifier on an ability score. I am mainly keen on wizards, so I would like to know how it is possibile to reach 44/45 in Intelligence. At the moment ...
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Does a magic weapon convert all damage to all magic damage, or just the enhancement?

As the title, for example, will a +1 Short Sword do: 1d6 piercing, 1 magic damage; or 1d6+1 piercing magic damage? If I'm not mistaken, it does matter when concerning resistances and such. I've ...
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Name of a javelin-creating gauntlet

I once read about this gauntlet (preatty sure it was only one, not a pair) which was able to create an enchanted javelin , or a similar shaped throwing weapon, that you could throw right away. Can you ...
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How does a Ring of Spell Storing function?

The Ring of Spell Storing says (DMG pg. 192): This ring stores spells cast into it, holding them until the attuned wearer uses them. The ring can store up to 5 levels worth of spells at a time. ...
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Does the Decanter of Endless Water consume an action each turn?

The Decanter of Endless Water text states that: You can use an action to remove the stopper and speak one of three command words, whereupon an amount of fresh water or salt water (your choice) ...
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Does using an Animated Shield count as 'wielding a shield' for Unarmored Defense?

Specifically, would using it inhibit a monk's unarmored defense? And does it require proficiency with shields to use? I would say that logically a floating independent shield does neither, and that ...
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Can Metamagic be used in Item Creation? What are the limits?

One of my players has recently obtained the Craft Wondrous Item feat. In an attempt to prepare for what he may build I want to know the specific limits of Wondrous Items. I know that someone can ...
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What Should Be The Rarity Rating Of This Homebrew Item?

I've homebrewed a rather cool item (in my opinion). The idea behind it is it can substitute for a shield and weapon, allowing the character two free hands while still being considered armed. It has ...
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Can you trap an opponent in a Cube of Force with you?

If you use the fifth face of a Cube of Force in 5E, can you trap the creature inside the cube with you, so he cannot escape (with the exception of DD or teleport)? No living matter, no non-living ...
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Can a magus use a scroll as part of spell combat?

Let's say Alice, human magus 3, has just scribed an arcane scroll of shocking grasp using her Scribe Scroll feat. Alice suddenly feels malice toward her assistant, Bob the goblin. Given the basic ...
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Is there a way to keep a creature fascinated even if its opponent approaches? [closed]

A cursed weapon I'm considering introducing to the campaign causes the wielder, after the wielder slays a foe with the weapon, to make a Willpower saving throw (DC 16). Failure means for 1d6 days the ...
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Are there rules for intelligent psionic items?

We have rules for intelligent magic items. We also have this note in psionic item rules: Some psionic items, particularly weapons, have an intelligence all their own. Only permanent psionic items ...
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Can a rogue with minor/major magic talent use wizard wands without UMD

Can a pathfinder rogue who takes the Minor Magic / Major Magic talents then be able to use Wizard wands (ie no UMD check required)? From the below research I can not see why they could not. You can ...
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How does Sunder work with Magic Weapons?

Looking at the rules of Sunder, it states that the weapon's damage is reduced by the item's hardness before being applied to the item, and Greater Sunder states that any excess damage is inflicted on ...
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Magic item ID: scarab that stops bleeding and teleports dying PC to safe place

I'm trying to find an item that I saw, I'm pretty sure it was a scarab but not 100% on that. The effect of the item was that it would stop bleeding if the PC was at 0 or lower hp and at -10 hp it ...
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Do magic items really cost at least as much to create as they do to purchase?

The table on page 129 of the DMG lists the costs to craft an item. Taking as an example a Common magic items, such as a level 1 spell scroll, the cost is listed as 100 gp. The crafter can only make ...
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Casting high level scroll spell by low level spell casters

I'm playing a 10th lvl cleric. I attempted to cast an 8th lvl Power Word Stun spell from a scroll that the DM gave me. When I attempted to cast it the DM said it does not automatically succeed ...
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Does an item need to be +1 enchanted before adding an enchant with fixed cost? (called full plate)

RPG.SE has some good answers on magic items, Confusion about magic weapon pricing being a great one. But I wondered how this works on enchantments with a fixed cost. I know the cost for say a keen ...
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Does depleting an Ioun Stone's hit points knock it away, or destroy it?

Ioun Stones fly 1-3 feet around the wearer's head, and are susceptible to attack (AC 24, HP 10, resistance to all damage), or being grabbed (DC 24 Acrobatics). It is considered to be an object that is ...
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Does using an Instrument of the Bards impose disadvantage on the saving throws against Compulsion?

The bardic focus: When you use the instrument to cast a spell that causes targets to become charmed on a failed save, the targets have disadvantage on the saving throw. This effect applies ...
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Do the Pathfinder magic item creation rules allow for feats to be added to items?

I have a player (yeah, that guy) who would like to craft an item that allows Weapon Focus (several actually) to an item they would like to craft. Having read the Paizo website several times, I still ...
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Activating an Immovable Rod at a distance?

The Immovable Rod's definition (DMG) says, in part: This fiat iron rod has a button on one end. You can use an action to press the button, which causes the rod to become magically fixed in place. ...
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Can a homunculus activate my Immovable Rod?

The Immovable Rod says: You can use an action to press the button (DMG, p175.) An humunculus "is a construct that acts as an extension of its creator". Can your humunculus push the darned ...
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Multiple protection spells (Good and Law and Evil and Chaos) at once?

I am GMing my first Pathfinder game and a player (a wizard) wants to make robes that offer Protection from Good and Law and Evil and Chaos (as the spells). That seems a bit OP to me. How would that ...
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Is a Ioun Stone safe from Area of Effect damages when in a creature's pocket?

Say the party is able to attack a group of three creatures by surprise. The wizard decides to cast a fireball, which should kill a couple of the creatures outright. One of those creatures has an Ioun ...
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What AC do Bracers of Defence count as for the Weapon Type vs. Armor Type rules?

How do Bracers of Defence affect Base AC in regards to Weapon type vs. Armor type? I play in a campaign that is centered around the Player’s Option series (which might be considered 2.5th edition) ...
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What is the reasoning behind the Ring of Invisibility being Legendary? [closed]

The Ring of Invisibility isn't exactly "The One Ring", which came with its own set of problems for the benefit of making its wearer invisible. Invisibility is a 2nd lvl spell (Duration 1 min) and ...
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Can PCs attune to a Hag Eye or similar magical items?

I anticipate that in the next session my players are going to encounter and interact with a Hag Eye. It is possible that they will ask whether or not they can, upon dispatching the coven it belongs ...
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What is a “spellcaster” for the purpose of magic item attunement?

Several wands and other magic items in the DMG cite "spellcaster" as an attunement requirement, specifically "requires attunement by a spellcaster" while others list multiple spellcasting classes ...
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AD&D Treasure Generation

I'm running an AD&D campaign for a party of usually-three PCs, who were first level until our most recent session. (As for what they are now, we'll get to that...) I have the 1e DMG (door cover) ...
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Item that sheds light/creates a light illusion as a swift/free action

I play a monk with a Blood Reservoir. When I use its power to enhance an ability score, in my case Strength, I would like add the effect of red light surrounding my character as in this video. The ...
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Mixing potions via ingestion & critical failures on potion miscibility

Edit: Would it be absurd to consider 6d10 of force damage, originating in the gut of a PC, as described below from the PHB to be immediately fatal? As-written it does a fair amount of damage (avg. ...
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How to calculate the costs of a weapon enchantment?

For my new adventure I want to buy an Inspired Rapier and just do not get how to calculate it. I actually thought I calculate the costs of the weapon (20gp) plus the +1 enchantment (2000gp) and pay ...
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Does War Ring maximize all critical damage dice or only the dice it adds itself?

The item War Ring has this rules text: War Ring Level 16 Uncommon This steel band, emblazoned with a stylized sword, makes your attacks even more lethal. Ring Slot 45,000 ...
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How should a DM handle Vorpal + Surge of Fortune?

I have a fairly clever player whose character recently died. He decided to make a new one, whose thing is being an Eldritch Disciple Halfling that throws a Returning Vorpal Dagger around. As a ...
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How can I improve the duration of Silent Image cast by my intelligent magic armor?

I have an intelligent suit of armor that can cast silent image. Per the spell's description, the duration is as long as the armor concentrates on the spell. How do I make it have a higher chance of ...
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What can I do when I accidentally gave out an overpowered item?

In our last game, the players worked their way through a series of fiendish traps into a high security vault, where they recovered a Staff of the Magi. After the game I looked at the stats, and ...
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Is the Vicious Weapon enchant compatible with the Champion archetype's Improved Critical feature?

The Champion's (a Fighter Archetype) "Improved Critical" feature says that he can score a critical hit on a roll of 19 or 20. However, the vicious Weapon enchantment specifically says that you need to ...
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Is a pact of the blade warlock's pact weapon metal?

This came up in our last session. My pact of the blade warlock summoned a longsword to fight a grey ooze. Any nonmagical metal or wood that touches an ooze is corroded. According to the PHB, The pact ...
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Some combat questions about the rod of ropes

Is making a ranged attack with a rod of ropes a move action, an attack, or a standard action? The description of the second function of the rod of ropes (Complete Scoundrel 116) (4,000 gp; 4 lbs.) ...
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What are the consequences of damaging a portable hole?

After asking a question about stitching a portable hole, and reading the DMG last night, I couldn't find any information on what happens to a portable hole if it's damaged. I could assume the effects ...
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When are the daily uses of a magic item recharged?

Many magic items in Pathfinder give the user some benefit a number of times per day or for a number of rounds per day. To pick a random example, the Boots of Teleportation state Any character ...
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Where can step-by-step instructions for creating magic items be found?

The Dungeon Master's Guide for AD&D says magic items are created using instructions devised by the DM. However, it presents only a handful of examples. Here's one: An example of a formula for ...
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Do wands require verbal commands?

If a Sorcerer gets Silenced, can they still use Wands? Or no, because it requires spoken words?