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The problem is quite simple: I want to attune to four or more magical items at once, and I don't want to take ten levels in Artificer (the rules for attunement permit a maximum of three attuned items).

Are there any features, items, etc. that increase the number of items you can attune to without being a 10th level or higher artificer?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I assume you want an answer for the general case, and that you specifically have to be attuned to these items and benefit from them all exactly simultaneously? So methods that work with particular items, having a familiar attune to items for you, and methods of reducing the time it takes to attune to a new item, do not count? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 18, 2021 at 13:46
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Medix2 Correct, I, Thomas, want to attune to four items without being an Artificer. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 18, 2021 at 14:06

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Get possessed by a Trickster God

From the Temple of the Nine Gods in Tomb of Annihilation there are Trickster Gods. Leaving the process of how to get possessed to the adventure book (hint: you'll want to fail a saving throw) you want to get possessed by Obo’laka for her granted power of:

The host can attune to one additional magic item. When Obo’laka leaves the host, all magic items to which the host is attuned are no longer attuned to it.

Possession by trickster gods are done at the adventurer's own risk.


There's also an honorable mention of just being Jarlaxle Baenre (of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist fame) who has a trait called Master Attuner:

Jarlaxle can attune to up to five magic items, and he can attune to magic items that normally require attunement by a sorcerer, warlock, or wizard.

However there are no ways, as far as I know, to transform yourself into him nor to obtain the trait as a PC (outside of unadulterated DM-fiat).

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  • \$\begingroup\$ unless Jarlaxle is his own species, in which case you could True Polymorph into an average member (hehe) of him / his species. Sadly, he at best fathered a new subspecies of Half-Drow-Dragons. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 18, 2021 at 14:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ @PixelMaster Jarlaxle is a drow. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 18, 2021 at 14:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ThomasMarkov I know ("Half-Drow-Dragons"). It was meant to be a joke, though that doesn't seem to have worked out very well, if I have to explain it ^^ I suppose I should have written "if Jarlaxle was his own species" to be grammatically correct & maybe make it clearer ^^ \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 18, 2021 at 16:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ I believe the magic jar spell would work here. Time to magic jar Jarlaxle! \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 18, 2021 at 17:02

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