During one of my pathfinder sessions, my group came across a Rust Monster, this encounter, while not that dangerous in itself, successfully destroyed one of my player's Armor.
This proved to be mostly a temporary inconvinience as the armor wasn't too costly to replace. But it did make me think about PC's gear destruction.
When a NPC steals an item from the group, it's likely that there is a way for them to get it back and it can be a great way to start a plot.
But when something is destroyed (not just broken), you can't get it back. Unless you buy a similar item but it's still not the same thing and it will cost you.
Nonetheless, the threat of losing or damaging gear is an interesting one and I'd like to be able to use it to it's full extent. (Making gear unusable)
As I understand that the permanent destruction or rare or costly magic items can really anger players, I'd like to be able to find a way for them to repair even the most powerful items, given some time and maybe a small amount of ressources.
So here lies my question :
Are there any rules, spells or skills that player can use to repair, reform or remake destroyed magic items ? (preferably not too costly, difficult or rare)