Ok, I haven't been in touch with magic item creation in a while.
So what would a hand of the mage further enchanted with +2 Wisdom cost?
Assuming I have an enchanter capable and willing to do the enchanting(he is an npc).

From what I remember it would have been 900 for the base item and 6000 (1.5 * 4000) with Dungeon Masters Guide - Rules, but I am not sure wether the Magic Item Compendium changed that.

Hand of the Mage can be found here for reference


Magic Item Compendium eliminated the cost-penalty associated with combining items for the following types of effects:

  • Deflection bonus to AC
  • Armor bonus to AC
  • Enhancement bonus to natural armor bonus to AC
  • Enhancement bonuses to ability scores
  • Resistance bonuses to saving throws
  • Resistance to energy

With that being the case, your +2 Wisdom hand of the mage would cost simply 900 gp for hand of the mage plus 4,000 gp for the periapt of wisdom +2, so 4,900 gp. Under the original rules, you would multiply the cheaper portion of the item (the hand of the mage) by 1½, so you’ have 4,000 + 1½×900 = 5,350 gp.

| improve this answer | |
  • \$\begingroup\$ does that mean, that I could add a deflection bonus to that hand of the mage in addition to the wisdom without paying any additional costs besides the base cost for the deflection bonus? \$\endgroup\$ – Andy Nov 8 '14 at 17:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Andy Yes, it does. The cost for doing so is in Magic Item Compendium but it's in line with what you see for items that do that in the DMG. \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Nov 8 '14 at 23:01

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.