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It doesn't normally interact any differently. However, the artificer must spend a day with the magic item, so it'd be fair to rule he might handle an aligned item that could give him temporary negative levels for that day, which might affect his ability to use Retain Essence on it. Likewise, if he handles a cursed item he could be afflicted with the curse ...


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Infusions are spells, and there are suggestions that new spells can be designed. Those suggestions were printed in Core, and not reprinted for each new spellcasting class (including artificer) was printed, but if, say, a favored soul or wu jen can research a new spell, then so too should an artificer be able to. Of course, the real trick is convincing the ...


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A straight Artificer has to make UMD checks to cover the spells needed to craft an item, whether those spells are Arcane or Divine. An Artificer/Wizard would still have to make a UMD check (DC 20 + minimum caster level of spell) for all spells he couldn't himself cast. Which means a one level dip into wizard would allow you to forgo the check on all the ...



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