I am attempting to build a magic item for a player request, and I thought I would check with the community for balance issues. I decided to use the flavor of the original books, rather than copy older rules.
In the books Drizzt found that the bracers were superfluous when speeding up his hands, and so he wore them on his feet instead. With that in mind I decided that granting some of the effects of a haste spell, split between hands and feet might be the way to go.
This pair of elegant bracers is crafted from green leather with mithral tracery that looks like vines. Tiny, leaf-shaped plates of silver branch off the mithral to create a glimmering pattern.
Bracers Of Blinding Strike
- Attunement required
- Adventuring gear (wondrous item, arms or ankles)
- Category: Items
- Item Rarity: Legendary
- Modifiers: Initiative +2
When worn, the bracers offer the user a +2 initiative bonus.
If worn on the wrists, the bracers grant the users the Extra attack as the 5th level fighter ability. Multiple uses of this feature from any source do not add additional attacks. If worn on the ankles, the bracers grant the wearer +10' to base movement speed.