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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Can non-spellcasters help create magic items?

The party dwarf wants to build his own forge, and then, he will probably want to forge weapons and armor. I assume they will try to forge a magical weapon (+1, uncommon, 500 gp), as they always ask me ...
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Is there anything like a life drain weapon enchantment?

I'm looking for a weapon enchantment that will increase my health based on the amount of damage that I do, using only the Pathfinder system. If there is nothing like that, what could accomplish the ...
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Does a Periapt of Wound Closure make you almost unkillable?

Characters are often brought to 0 hit points, by mundane attacks or magic (with some effects specifically reducing the target to 0 hit points). In following rounds, the character must make death ...
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How can I see what's nearby on the Plane of Shadow?

The 2nd-level Sor/Wiz spell see invisibility [div] (PH 275) allows an affected target to see nearby creatures and objects on the Ethereal Plane, but is there an inexpensive magic item or a low-level ...
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Final Caster level of a crafted magical item with multiple abilities

I've been trying to fully understand how Magic Item Creation works, specifically an item with multiple abilities, but there's still one thing that I don't understand: How do you determine that final ...
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Can a Bear with a Belt of Dwarvenkind Speak Dwarvish?

This may well come down to House Rulz, but my druid recently acquired a Belt of Dwarvenkind, and I was wondering if (assuming you would let him wear it in bear shape), you would also let him speak ...
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Can Gauntlets of Energy Transformation affect a Duskblade's channeled spells?

Could a Duskblade use Gauntlets of Energy Transformation (Magic Item Compendium, p. 102) to alter a channeled shocking grasp spell to another form of energy? Their description states that the ...
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How can Constructs use Magic?

In Pathfinder I am currently trying to design a few encounters with a supposed ghost ship (actually a Colossal Animated Object) complete with a crew of Haunted Objects (again, Animated Objects), but I ...
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What did Gygax and Arneson base the Bag of Holding on?

The Bag of Holding has been a staple of D&D since the game started. The idea of a bag that can hold more than it's physical capacity (and weight less than the it holds) can also be seen in other ...
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Do you need to wear a magic item in order to to use it

If you have a bracelet of friends, do you need to wear it or can you take it out of your bag and use it
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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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Does every potion require an Action to consume?

The PHB description of a Potion of Healing states: A character who drinks the magical red fluid in this vial regains 2d4+2 hit points. Drinking or administering a potion takes an action. ...
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Do the Gloves of Flame require their user to speak Ignan?

The description of the Gloves of Flame in the Magic Item Compendium 3.5 states: In addition, five times per day you can utter the word "burn" in lgnnan to generate a flame in the palm of one hand. ...
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How is a Bag of Devouring identified?

So we were playing a completely random dungeon crawl tonight just as an experiment to see where the dice would take us. Well One of my players ended up getting a deck of many things (rolled on random ...
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Can a Centaur wear (and benefit from) magical horseshoes?

Related: Can a Minotaur wear (and benefit from) Horseshoes of Flame? Items in Question Horseshoes of Speed These iron shoes come in sets of four like ordinary horseshoes. When affixed to an ...
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Can a Minotaur wear (and benefit from) Horseshoes of Flame?

Related: Can a Centaur wear (and benefit from) magical horseshoes? Item in Question The Horseshoes of Flame (Savage Species, page 57) state: An ordinary horse wearing these horseshoes may ...
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Can you cast spells from a Ring of Spell Storing without breaking Invisibility?

My Wizard casts invisibility on himself and then would like to cast spells (ones that don't require attack rolls) from a Ring of Spell Storing. According to developers, using a magic item to cast a ...
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What stops an intelligent foe from just grabbing your Animated Shield?

An animated shield floats in front of you to protect you as if you were holding it. However, it has no physical connection to you like a real shield does. I understand its usage against mindless ...
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Is a scroll destroyed when you fail the spellcaster level check?

The rules on scrolls state: A spell on a scroll can be used only once. The writing vanishes from the scroll when the spell is activated. (...) If she meets all three requirements but her ...
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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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How does the Necklace of Adaption's bubble of air work out in practice underwater?

A recent question about the necklace of adaptation reminded me of an old question of my own that I've never been able to answer: Can a character wearing a necklace of adaption swim? It might seem a ...
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Does the Necklace of Adaptation let someone breathe under the surface of liquids other than water?

If I was wearing a Necklace of Adaptation, and jumped in a tank of lamp oil, would I drown, or would I breathe normally just as if I was in an environment specified in the item's description? P.S. ...
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Is it possible to use a spell scroll with a spell that requires a reaction to cast?

The DMG contains spell scrolls (on page 200), with the following rule: If the spell is on your class's spell list, you can use an action to read the scroll and cast its spell without having to ...
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Is it possible to use a spell scroll with a spell that requires a bonus action to cast?

The DMG contains spell scrolls (on page 200), with the following rule: If the spell is on your class's spell list, you can use an action to read the scroll and cast its spell without having to ...
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Is there any way to magically detect treasure long-distance?

Inspired by the recent news item about the Swiss farmer discovering a hoard of 4,000+ Roman coins, it seems reasonable that frontier residents of a fantasy world beset by invading Orcs, dragons, etc. ...
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Can an item be both an arcane and a divine focus?

I'm building a variation on the Palalock combo build from this Q&A, and noticed that Warlocks can use an arcane focus for their spellcasting. Since Paladins already cast through a divine focus ...
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Does attempting to activate a wand count as an attack for invisibility?

Does attempting to activate a wand count as an attack for the purpose of breaking invisibility? Context is my ninja using vanishing trick, if i attempt to activate a wand of scorching ray (or other ...
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What does the +X on a magic weapon apply to?

What does the e.g. +1 on a magic longsword count for in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons? Is it a bonus to damage, or is it to attack?
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How can a Wondrous Item be made lighter?

I want to give my familiar a Healing Belt (along with a Pearl of Speech so that it can say the command word), so that it can save our butts if it comes down to it (and perhaps hurt that mean ghoul a ...
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Does a missed attack expend a charge for Ring of the Ram?

The description for Ring of the Ram states: While wearing the ring, you can use an action to expend 1 to 3 of its charges to attack one creature you can see within 60 feet of you...On a hit, for ...
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Wands while holding a touch spell

Im trying to figure out the interaction between wands and holding touch spells. From my understanding, using a wand is not actually casting a spell, and as long as you were holding the wand and not ...
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Should I have to roll to copy a spell into my Book of Ancient Secrets?

The Book of Ancient Secrets invocation says (PH p. 110): On your adventures, you can add other ritual spells to your Book of Shadows. When you find such a spell, you can add it to the book if ...
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What is the required caster level to make a Sunblade?

Per the magic item creation rules: Creating a magic weapon has a special prerequisite: The creator's caster level must be at least three times the enhancement bonus of the weapon. If an item has ...
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Magic Vestment on Bracers of Armor?

The Bracers of Armor are described to "surround the wearer with invisible but tangible field of force", which essentially is an invisible suit of armor. My question is: Can Magic Vestment be cast on ...
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Can my familiar use a Ring of Spell Storing?

Can a familiar from the pact of chain (quasit, imp, sprite, pseudodragon) attune with a ring of spell storing? If so, can I cast a spell requiring concentration into the ring and then have the ...
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Did the designers intend that you need only carry the Cloak of Charisma to get the bonus?

The SRD's entry for the Cloak of Charisma says: This lightweight and fashionable cloak has a highly decorative silver trim. When in a character’s possession, it adds a +2, +4, or +6 enhancement ...
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How to avoid dropping a wand when grabbing another one

Im working on a character who is going to be using a fair amount of wands. Im going to be using efficient quiver to carry them around, which also lets me grab the one I want easily. Here's the but ...
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What would it take to enchant a pet rock?

This is what I want: A system for enchanting pet rocks, miniature non-ambulatory golems, that can be placed in unassuming places around your home or campsite to sense intruders and make some sort of ...
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What is the correct price of cold iron?

DMG states on page 284: Weapons made of cold iron cost twice as much to make as their normal counterparts. Also, any magical enhancements cost an additional 2,000 gp. The Magic Item Compendium ...
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How can I create a weapon with a permanent spell?

I am trying to create a great sword which has a chance to activate disintegrate spell. But I am not sure about the parameters. After a 6-7 sessions I want to reward my pc's with epic (or close to ...
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Does putting a Portable Hole into a Bag of Holding allow a saving throw?

Does putting the Portable Hole into the Bag of Holding grant a saving throw or is it a guaranteed rip to another plane? I want to use this to derail a game with a group I don't like, but I need to ...
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Why are constructs so hard to build?

Golems and other constructs have a long history in Dungeons & Dragons and its spinoffs, but, almost invariably, it's extremely difficult for PCs to create them, and they often have varying ...
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Can you enchant weapons if you aren't a caster by copying an existing magic weapon?

My fighter is about to get its archetype and I was wondering about enchanting weapons. The Battle Master archetype's Student of War class feature grants proficiency in an artisan tool. If I was to ...
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What is the dispel CL of a crafted Pearl of Power?

I asked something similar and didn't get the clarity I was seeking, so I will be more concise. If I craft a 1st level Pearl of Power at CL 1, and it gets hit with a targeted Dispel Magic, what is it's ...
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Does the 5e version of Hammer of Thunderbolts return to the thrower if a charge is used to make a ranged attack?

I have noticed in previous dnd versions, the hammer of thunderbolts explicitly returns to the thrower after ranged attacks, but I see nothing in the description of the 5e version of the hammer about ...
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What happens when an Immovable Rod is activated while in a vehicle?

The Red Bandits have boarded the train, hidden among the other passengers. They wait an hour or two - to be sure the train is far from any city - then, on the boss's signal, they all pull out their ...
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Can a Bag of Holding be opened from the inside?

The party rogue found a suit of armor that happened to have an evil soul bound to it. He unwittingly stuffed it into his bag of holding to sell the suit of armor later. The animated suit of armor does ...
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Does Spell Storing Armor automatically hit with its spell?

The Spell Storing magical armor property states: This armor allows a spellcaster to store a single touch spell of up to 3rd level in it. Anytime a creature hits the wearer with a melee attack or ...
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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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Could a portable hole be stitched onto an item of clothing?

I'd like to introduce a new PC into a party, but allow him some gear and give the party a portable hole. I like the idea of a character preparing an emergency kit and stashing it in a portable hole ...