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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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 epic)...
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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 ...
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Can someone unintentionally cast a spell into a Ring of Spell Storing?

I am looking for a clarification. As per the DMG (p.192), the Ring of spell storing is "charged: when: Any creature can cast a spell of 1st through 5th level into the ring by touching the ring as ...
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Effective and efficient way to distribute starting wealth for a one-shot? [closed]

I'm looking to do a one-shot to try my hand at DM-ing. I've decided for everyone to be level 5 and I have built encounters around that fact. Based on the DMG, my player's characters will have about ...
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What are the most important things magic items do for the players into higher levels of the campaign?

Currently I am planning for a campaign that might essentially end up with no magic items, and I wanted to get an idea of how that tends to effect game balance with the PCs. The previous campaigns I've ...
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Is Soulfire at all useful for a character with high Fortitude and Steadfast Determination?

I am working on a martial character which happens to have a high Fortitude score and the Steadfast Determination feat (Player's Handbook II, p. 83): Benefit: […] You do not automatically fail ...
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Was being instantly frozen like this right, even when wearing a Ring of Regeneration?

In a recent First Edition Advanced D&D campaign we were running through the character fought with a Frost Giant deity. The Frost Giant rolled a critical hit on the character and dealt a massive ...
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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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Can you improve your attack modifier when using items?

Are there ways to improve you attack modifier with items? For example, Hrothmar's Gauntlets have an attack "Constitution or Charisma +4 vs. Reflex". This is made up of: 1/2 level + Con or Cha + 4 ...
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Can a character using a Cloak of the Gargoyle use line-of-sight psionic effects?

If a character who has turned to stone by using a Cloak of the Gargoyle detects an ally nearby using tremorsense, can he still communicate them with a telepathy power that requires line of sight/...
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How to Levitate a heavy chariot

I'm running my party through the Pathfinder Iron Gods Lords of Rust campaign. They are about to get into combat with the head of the coloseum who uses a chariot. He's seen the characters in a couple ...
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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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How does the Preservation Shield interact with the Soul Pool ritual?

The Preservation Shield from Adventurer's Vault 2 has the following power: Power (Daily): Minor Action. You and each ally within 5 squares of you gain temporary hit points equal to the number of ...
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How do you identify what spell is on a spell scroll?

Are they always unidentified, except for when a Wizard already knows the spell? If the wizard already knows it, is it already identified?
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Spell scroll use [duplicate]

If I copy a scroll into a spellbook, does the scroll get used and thus become unusable, or do I keep it, still able to use it to cast the spell?
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Is there a good way to determine the value of magic items in 5e?

In 5e, magic items aren't as common or as varied like in older editions, but that also means it is hard to place prices on them. As DM, NPC's can't really sell a magic item because we don't know the ...
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How much would self mending clothes cost?

My friend is running a pathfinder game and I was wondering how much it would cost for my character to have clothes that mend themselves should anything happen to them (getting stabbed/ripped, catching ...
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Can a vampire use a Headband of Ferocity to avoid turning gaseous at 0 HP?

Does a vampire that's using a headband of ferocity (S&F, p. 77) get to not automatically turn gaseous when reduced to 0hp, so they can then do something else like quaff an inflict potion, rather ...
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If a magical item has an effect that changes how it looks passively after its activated, would polymorph disable that?

So essentially I am trying to understand this is the situation: Kitsune with Fox shape feat has the item Demon Talon equipped to a stump. Let's say both of their hands, so two Demon Talons. If this ...
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Can cube of force be used as a reaction?

Example: A mage is casting a fireball at your party from the side. You see this, are you able to activate the cube as a reaction?
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Some practical questions about the rod of ropes

Depending on your generation, the rod of ropes (Complete Scoundrel 116) (4,000 gp; 4 lbs.) is either a Bat-claw, a hookshot, or both, but Dungeons and Dragons 3.5's attempt to simulate this complex ...
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Can a Cube of Force block breath attacks?

Will side 1 of a Cube of Force, which blocks gasses, block a breath attacks? The flames of a dragon spawn from its breath and therefore are based on a gas. Would the first side of the Cube of Force ...
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Can an Amulet of Mighty Fists have restricted special abilities?

If I have an amulet of mighty fists and some claws, can I enchant the amulet with the keen and/or vorpal weapon special abilities? If so, do they simply not function for somebody who wears the amulet ...
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Can a character detect that an item is cursed?

In 5e, is there any way to detect that a magic item is cursed? The DMG (p. 139) says: Most methods of identifying items, including the identify spell, fail to reveal such a curse, although lore ...
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Does an item change the game balance in the same way with different PC classes?

I am running a custom campaign as DM with two players, P1 and P2. P1 plays as a Druid while P2 plays as a Warlock/Rogue whose game style is based on being stealthy. I let P1 find a Staff of the ...
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Does a caster level bonus let our alchemist learn and use Fly at a lower level?

My level 5 alchemist got a Headband of Aerial Agility +2. The description of the item says: The wearer of a headband of aerial agility +2 treats his caster level as if it were one level higher ...
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Is there a guide for hombrewing balanced magic items?

The D&D 5e DMG has a list of magic items which is not sorted, and besides for artifacts and the like, it has no guideline for homebrewing magic items. Most important for me is that both me and my ...
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Missing cost for specific pearl of power

So I was rereading the Pearl of power description when I came across the last paragraph: Different pearls exist for recalling one spell per day of each level from 1st through 9th and for the ...
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How does a Life Oracle's enhanced cures revelation affect wand crafting?

I am playing a Life Oracle, and I have the enhanced cure revelation which allows my level to be applied to my cure spells instead of using the max given by the spell, so like cure light usually maxes ...
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Are there crafting rules for incorporating or embedding magic items into other objects?

Are there any rules regarding the possibility of a character who wants to embed, for instance, an immovable rod into the handle of a spear? What about other magic items—something like the Rod of the ...
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Does a Magic Weapon's damage bonus apply to Miss Damage?

In 13th age, most effects that add damage to an attack specify that they either add damage on a successful attack: Building Frenzy (Barbarian) One battle per day, as a free action after you have ...
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Is this custom Sniper Crossbow magic item correctly priced?

I have created this custom Sniper Crossbow, but I'm very bad at judging how it shhould be priced so I'm asking for some feedback. Is this overpowered/underpriced? Sniper's Crossbow This +1 ...
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What do Martial Discipline Weapons cost?

I have questions about the price of discipline weapons from Tome of Battle. What is the price of a +1 (some discipline) dwarven waraxe, +2,000 gp or +8,000 gp? Does it give me a +1 bonus to damage? ...
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Does a Ring of Invigoration prevent you from losing your stance and zones?

By the description of the Stance keyword on the Rules Compendium, it ends in a very specific moment: A stance lasts until the character assumes another stance or until the character falls ...
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Do magic items level up with me?

If I acquire, for example, an Amulet of Life protection when I'm level 2 when its modifier is +1, does its modifier increase to +2 automatically when I reach level 7, or is that counted as a ...
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How does the wielder of an intelligent magic weapon experience its powers?

For example, let's say a PC got hold of an intelligent weapon that has the dedicated power "true seeing at will", and communicates telepathically. When there is an invisible enemy on the battlefield, ...
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How can the spell blood frenzy be put in an eternal wand?

My barbarian needs more rage, so I'd like to equip the party with an eternal wand of blood frenzy, but an eternal wand can only employ an arcane spell. How can an eternal wand (Magic Item Compendium ...
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Are there rules for creating magic items that can be activated with a swift action?

The mighty Magic Item Creation Rules. I'm looking to create a custom Wondrous Item. All the applicable cost schemes are either for standard action activation or continuous. I'd like to have ...
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Where is the rule for what the saving throw DC of a wand is?

Searching around, people say that the saving throw DC of a wand is based on the minimum stats required to cast the spell, but I can't find such a statement in the SRD. Can someone confirm?