I had a thought that if my players don't raid the treasury before their fight with Strahd, he would use the magic items inside during the final fight against the players. However...
The description for the Helm of Brilliance mentions that:
- As long as it has at least one diamond, the helm emits dim light in a 30-foot radius when at least one undead is within that area. Any undead that starts its turn in that area takes 1d6 radiant damage.
Since wearing the helmet technically means being within the effects radius...
- Does this mean Strahd would be damaged by the helm if he got anywhere near it, even if it was lying on the floor un-attuned?
- Could he pluck out all the diamonds before the fight to eliminate this potential threat, or would it burn his hands or something similar?
- Could any undead creature wear the helm of brilliance without it dealing damage to said wearer?