Eladrin have a +5 racial bonus to saving throws against charm effects.

The Circlet of Revelation head slot item grants the following:

Property: While you have an eladrin ally within 10 squares of you, you gain a +5 item bonus to saving throws against charm effects.

Normally item bonuses and racial bonuses stack, but from a "I-think-too-much" standpoint it seems to not make sense in this case. The circlet lets you pick up the other racial traits of your party members. I wouldn't think you'd gain the racial benefit of your same race twice.

Do two Eladrin both wearing a Circlet of Revelation get +10 to saving throws against charm effects?


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Yes they do. Even though they are allowing others to use their racial bonuses, it is still classified as an Item bonus and therefore it stacks with the Racial bonus. It does indeed allow you to use your racial bonus twice.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Its a good question, and its a bit counter intuitive, but RAW this is the answer. \$\endgroup\$
    – wax eagle
    Commented Jul 21, 2011 at 13:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Agree. RAW it is how it works, though I'd probably houserule that a property you already possess would not be transferred. \$\endgroup\$
    – Cthos
    Commented Jul 21, 2011 at 14:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ @cthos: I assume if they wanted to prevent this they could have written, or released errata, that the bonuses are racial. Probably not a big priority, though. \$\endgroup\$
    – jprete
    Commented Jul 22, 2011 at 2:57

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