How much would it cost to craft a magic item that bestows the effects of a level 3 spell whenever it is worn? The item can be something simple, like a ring or an amulet; its nonmagical properties aren't important.

  • \$\begingroup\$ therafimrpg.wikidot.com/girallon-s-blessing sorry for the incorrect spelling, its a level 3 caster level 5 spell, but the more that im looking at it it may only be a 3.5 spell, so i guess the revised question would be what does a level 3 caster level 5 spell cost? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 2:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ Please actually revise the question then. :) (Yes, Girallon's Blessing is not a D&D 5e spell.) \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 2:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ i went ahead and revised it \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 2:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ yes 5e, sorry ive never used stackexchange before \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 2:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ No apologies necessary--we just need to understand your actual question. So are you saying "how much would it cost to craft an item in 5e which has this spell from [other system]?" Because I think that's answerable =) \$\endgroup\$
    – nitsua60
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 2:55

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The guidelines (they're not hard rules by any stretch of the imagination) for creating new magic items appear on page 284 of the Dungeon Master's Guide.

The table "Magic Item Power by Rarity" advises that items creating a 3rd-level spell effect once per day are at least Uncommon. However if the effect is continuous, the advice is that the item rarity should be much greater -- no less than Rare. Assuming the 3rd-level effect to be a least a step above this baseline, it would be at least a Very Rare item.

The suggested price range for Very Rare items (DMG page 135) is 5,001-50,000 gp. The cost for crafting them (DMG page 129) is 50,000 gp and 2,000 days (5½ years) of work. It's suggested that characters should be roughly level 11 before the GM introduces items of this potency.

  • \$\begingroup\$ yeah I read through that page already and had determined that also, I just wanted confirmation that I was interpeting it correctly. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 3:46

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