I know nothing of magic items really, especially custom ones, so I'm just going to describe an ideal scenario and I'd love some help in how something like it could be achieved, please! Am looking for some way to enchant a necklace with the ability to give some HP to the wearer. In an ideal world this would be triggered if the wearer hits 0HP, and would be rechargeable in some way. My player is not a spell caster, so I would be looking for a merchant or someone in town who could do this for her, if you have any advice on how much this might cost, up front and for each recharge or something. (For flavour reasons, she already has a specific necklace she'd like to enchant) If anything like this is possible, I'd love some help! Thanks!

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    \$\begingroup\$ I take it you are the DM here? Are you specifically looking for a custom item, or would you be okay with someone suggesting existing items that do this (or something like it) as well? \$\endgroup\$ – Erik Feb 20 at 14:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ As a side note, are you aware how automatic healing will affect your game? \$\endgroup\$ – SeriousBri Feb 20 at 14:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm not actually the DM, but the DM is very open to negotiating things, I just want to have some of the work done on whether this is possible before going to him with it. Automatic healing could be an issue, I hadn't really thought of it like that, but even if it's once off it could work. In the world of it all it's more of a gesture than a key tool, we have a character who's a little accident-prone is all. If existing items exist I'd be happy to go with them! :) \$\endgroup\$ – Lefioa Feb 20 at 15:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ As an alternative to "automatic healing", does it work if the item gives you temporary hit points? \$\endgroup\$ – Mark Wells Feb 21 at 3:47

Exact Match

There're no core magic items that match exactly what you're asking for. However, 5E has optional rules for crafting magic items, and a little tiny bit of guidance for DMs on how to design them. That said, you're firmly in homebrew territory if you go this route.

A tiny bit of guidance...
Now, as for what that would look like, the healing spell alone--you can get away with Cure Wounds a 1st level spell. Per this table in the DMG, a once per day 1st level spell could be a Common magic item.

However, the 'auto-cast' feature of it is, essentially, a Contingency spell. "If I hit 0hp, cast Cure Wounds on self." And that's a 6th level spell...which would (again, per that very vague table) put us up in Rare territory.

If you go with the DMG's rules for this crafting, you're looking at a 5,000gp expenditure and 200 man-days of effort.

If you go with XGtE's rules, you're looking at 10 workweeks of effort and 2,000gp, plus some ingredient pulled off a CR 9-12 creature.

This is just spitballing the effect here...homebrewing magic items is a very touchy affair and it's really left up to the DM on what it's going to look like, what its rarity would be, and how much it's going to take to create it.

But, for reference, the only other "Auto Healing" item I can find in the core rules is the Ring of Regeneration, which is a Very Rare item. (Though it heals constantly, not a limited amount per day.)

Close Match

Periapt of Wound Closure: Uncommon

While you wear this pendant, you stabilize whenever you are dying at the start of your turn. In addition, whenever you roll a Hit Die to regain hit points, double the number of hit points it restores.

It doesn't directly heal you, but it means that if you're at 0HP, you don't have to worry about death saves unless enemies start whaling on you while you're down. And it doubles the value of your Hit Dice...so a character who gets beat up a lot can recover from it, without magical healing, more effectively.

Were I DMing for this player, this is what I'd suggest they go for.


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