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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.

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  • \$\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\$ – Alex Wigand Jul 13 '16 at 2:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ Please actually revise the question then. :) (Yes, Girallon's Blessing is not a D&D 5e spell.) \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Jul 13 '16 at 2:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ i went ahead and revised it \$\endgroup\$ – Alex Wigand Jul 13 '16 at 2:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ yes 5e, sorry ive never used stackexchange before \$\endgroup\$ – Alex Wigand Jul 13 '16 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 Jul 13 '16 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.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ yeah I read through that page already and had determined that also, I just wanted confirmation that I was interpeting it correctly. \$\endgroup\$ – Alex Wigand Jul 13 '16 at 3:46

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