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5th edition was designed to not require magical items. A party of level 20 characters can win a fight against a CR 20 dragon with no magical items whatsoever. That said, one very important aspect of magical weapons is that they bypass resistances and immunities of creatures. Without any magical weapons, a fighter is almost useless against a creature immune ...


Magic items basically do two things: increase numbers, or give features you did not have before. Both of these affect non-spellcasters more. Increase numbers A Longsword +1 increases your DPR (Damage Per Round) around 15-20 percent, depending on your Strength. Less for Paladins after they have Improved Divine Smite, more for Fighters, as they do not ...

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