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Questions tagged [crafting]

For questions about the process of creating items within the game fiction or mechanics. This may include various types of smithing, alchemy, magic item creation, and other durable or consumable goods, depending on the game.

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What are the options for player characters to create traps?

The ranger and rogue in my game were asking about setting traps in preparation for a battle that was coming. Another player is convinced rogues can make traps because he saw it happen in D&D ...
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Does the “Changeling” property count as an enhancement bonus?

The changeling property in the Magic Item Compendium p.31 names a flat price of 2000 gp. It does not say that it counts or costs as much as a +1 enhancement. Does that mean that the property doesn't ...
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How much sealing wax is a unit of sealing wax?

It says you can buy it for 5 sp but doesn't list a weight. All it does is give a description" "When you press a signet ring into warm sealing wax, you leave an identifying mark." So how would I buy a ...
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Is it possible to build a custom weapon, and if so, how will my character be able to use it? [closed]

I plan to make a multiclass character with a Rogue and a Ranger. Since I want to stay at a distance when attacking, I want to use a shortbow (with the proficiency from Rogue), but I also want to use a ...
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To craft a Javelin of Lightning, you need to be able to cast Lightning Bolt; can I use a Wand of Lightning Bolt to meet this requirement?

So to craft a javelin of lightning, you need to be able to cast lightning bolt. My druid can't do this, but if he bought a wand of lightning bolt, could he use this to meet the requirements?
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How to provide XP for item creation?

I read in an answer that you can provide the XP cost of an item that the party Wizard creates for you. Unfortunately no details are given, and the link is dead. How can I cover the Wizard's XP ...
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Is there a rule to create flawed magical items?

For various reasons, I would need to emulate an effect from a famous magic item: the Helm of Brilliance If a creature wearing the helm is damaged by magical fire (after the fire protection is taken ...
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Magic Item Creation and Requirements

Per 3.5 item Magic Item Creation rules progress on crafting a Magic item is 1,000gp a day minimum 1 day. The item creation rules or magic weapons list “the weapon or parts of the weapon” as material ...
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How does a Dedicated Wright carry the process of item creation through to completion?

A Dedicated Wright (Eberron Campaign Setting, p. 285) has the following supernatural ability: Item Creation (Su): A dedicated wright can perform the daily tasks related to item creation on behalf ...
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Does making an item slotless increase its price?

In misreading Fering's question I thought he was asking if making his item slotless would increase the price. I thought that was worthy of its own question. When crafting a magic item with the craft ...
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Pricing a custom Robe of Bones

I am trying to deconstruct the Robe of Bones(RoB) magic item so that I can construct a personalized version for my necromancer. Why use the default undead in it when I could instead have one with my ...
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How do caster level prerequisites for item creation work for multiclassed characters?

In order to qualify for certain item creation feats you have to have a certain caster level. For example: Forge Ring [Item Creation] Prerequisite: Caster level 12th. Benefit You ...
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Prometheum Exxet: What happens when you want to apply a level 1 power to ammunition?

When creating magical ammunition using the Prometheum Exxet, the cost of powers is supposed to be reduced by one level. What happens if that level is 1? Specifically, in a sidebar on page 21, the ...
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How do I make a spellcasting item that doesn't require a mage or a sleepless person to maintain it?

So let's say I want to make an Infinite Bag, for carrying all the stuff in. My GM has ruled that I cannot give an item ZR (and thus I cannot use the "Spellcasting Item" table, as that requires ...
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Prometheum Exxet: Do any of the Spellcaster item powers grant the item Zeon regen?

My GM and I have a definite disagreement over the text of the Stored Energy modifier in particular - the text in English is as follows. If the object is itself has stored energy (via Zeon Container)...
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How long is a day to a mundane crafter?

Well, obviously 24 hours :-) but how does it work with crafting? I came across this while calculating crafting times for various mundane items. If the result × the DC equals double or triple the ...
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What is considered “artwork” when it comes to selling crafted merchandise?

In the 5e PHB, p. 144 under Selling Treasure: Gems, Jewelry, and Art Objects, it says: These items retain their full value in the marketplace, and you can usually trade them in for coin, or use ...
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Can you enchant trinkets the same way to create spell scrolls?

In short, I was thinking of an idea for two enchanted statues to be crafted and sold: A Fire/Light elemental statue polished with phosphorescent moss that's imbued with the spell "Light" to make a ...
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Can you 'upgrade' leather armor to studded leather armor without purchasing the new armor directly?

I've been combing through the things in my Player's Handbook that I normally gloss over and realized that there's not much distinction between studded leather armor and leather armor. The 5e manual ...
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Can you make spell trigger items at a caster level lower than your own?

Let's take a scroll as an example, but this would apply to wands and the like as well. The SRD says the following about scribing scrolls: The base price of a scroll is its spell level × its caster ...
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Are components harvested off a dragon inherently magical?

After our party slew a frost dragon, my character harvested a few dragon teeth off of the corpse. I now want to have someone craft weapons out of those teeth (DM does allow crafting of magical items.) ...
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Does repairing the gnome's clockwork device require no materials and make it functional for another 24 hours?

I am thinking about roleplaying a Rock Gnome, and was wondering whether my interpretation of the Tinker trait was correct. The rock gnome's tinker Trait (PHB pg. 37) says: Using those [tinker's] ...
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Do you need to learn recipes first to use Craft (Alchemy)?

A character in my group, now at Level 2, put Ranks in Craft (Alchemy). He has not actually used it yet, but plans to do so. My question is: Which alchemical items is he at least theoretically able ...
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Adventurers League: Brewing Potions of Healing vs. Purchasing Them

The Adventurers League Player's Guide v8.2 states that characters may purchase potions of healing for 50 gp, potions of greater healing for 100 gp, potions of superior healing for 500 gp, and potions ...
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New Player joining with Craft Magic Arms and Armor

I'm GMing a Pathfinder game that's been going on for awhile now and wanted some advice. We have a new player that's joining a game in progress. The rest of the party is level 8. He's coming in at ...
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How long does it take for a mind flayer to create a Mind Blade or similar magic item?

In Volo's Guide to Monsters, on page 81, the following section is included under the Mind Flayer sub-chapter: Mind Flayer Magic Items Some mind flayer colonies have developed the ability to ...
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How do you make cursed items as a PC?

Can PCs make cursed items in D&D? The magic item creation rules do not discuss PC creation of cursed items. They appear to have assumed that only the GM would create them, and those are created ...
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What would be the crafting DC to create cursed weapons or weapons with minuses?

One of my characters (the rogue tactician) has been asking what he could do to create cursed items or items at minuses (like a -2 sword to it would have bad to-hit and bad damage). But I wasn't sure ...
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Can an alchemist create magic items using its formula?

I playing two characters in an adventure path and one of them it's the brawler that I have been asking about and the other is an alchemist. They are both 6th level now. My question is can an ...
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How do I rebuild a broken Eberron construct?

I’m playing a Warforged monk who has an affinity for small, cute things. So, On a mission, we came across a halfling automaton. Its programming was too ingrained and we had to break it. I may have ...
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What does “lower item cost ” in magic item creation cost mean?

In Creating Magic Items in the table "Estimating Magic Item Gold Piece Values" under "Base Price Adjustments" it says for multiple different abilites that the price adjustment is to "multiply the ...
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Can you add effects to rods after creation?

I have a player who has created a rod that creates a shield effect. Now that he is a bit higher in level, he wants to do two things: He wants to increase the Caster Level of his rod. He wants to add ...
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Are there any rules covering selfmade gear as starting equipment on higher levels?

Let's say that a player creates a 6th level character with maximum possible ranks in craft (armorsmithing) . They want to start with selfmade full plate armor. Should they still cover the full price ...
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Is Artificing a good skill?

Artificing allows a character to create foci, but a character can also buy foci. The important part of the rules (the actual rules in core page 306): get formula (buy or create with extended test ...
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Can a lizardfolk using Cunning Artisan build a club I can cast Shillelagh on?

One of the racial features of lizardfolk is the Cunning Artisan trait (Volo's Guide to Monsters, p. 113), which states: As part of a short rest, you can harvest bone and hide from a slain beast, ...
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How are amulets linked to shield guardians?

How are amulets linked to shield guardians? Is there a magic ritual needed to link the construct to the amulet? Also, does the amulet have specific resources needed to craft it other than having to be ...
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When crafting a magic item, do I need to be able to cast spells at the same level as the requirements? [duplicate]

This may be common knowledge but it seems unclear to me. When crafting a magic item, do I need to be able to cast spells at the same level as the requirements, or is that a requirement I can ...
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Making a Belt of Negative Dexterity

So in my group there is a PC who has a questionable background and therefore we don't exactly trust him. I am looking for a way to set up a contingency in case he ever betrays us, and I think I know ...
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Can you craft magic items with smith's tools?

Could you settle this argument for us, please — if you are proficient in smith's tools, are you able to smith magic items (swords, shields, armour), provided you are at the correct level and have the ...
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Crafting a Cracked Dusty Rose Prism Ioun Stone - Required Creator Level?

Cracked Dusty Rose Prism Ioun Stone's Construction Requirements seem like they may be inaccurate for the cracked and flawed versions. It indicates the cost for all three is 2500 gp, and it ...
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Which artisan's tools would be used to create Restorative Ointment?

I'm playing D&D 5e. I'm trying to figure out which artisan's tools - and respective proficiency - would be used in making Restorative Ointment (also known as Keoghtom's Ointment; DMG, p. 179). I ...
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Can tinker's tools be used to make Gunslinger firearms before 3rd level?

One of my players is planning on playing Matt Mercer's Gunslinger fighter archetype. If their character gets proficiency in tinker's tools before 3rd level (such as from the Guild Artisan background, ...
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How to determine the cost/value of commissioning a statue?

One of my players just got his character killed, and because it makes most sense for his concept of "showman gladiator", his surviving sister has decided to use all his wealth to erect a statue of him ...
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What kinds of rods can be crafted?

I get that a wand stores one spell, a staff several spells and a rod can have other effects attached to it. This makes you rather free in creating staves and wands, by which I mean that as long as you ...
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Can multiple individuals contribute non-spell prerequisites during item creation?

Robert, a 3rd level human druid possessing the feat Craft Wondrous Item, desires to make Boots of Striding and Springing (DMG p.251). However, he lacks the necessary 5 ranks in Jump called for in the ...
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Functions of special materials

In D&D 3.5e, armor, shields, and weapons could be made of special materials including mithral, adamantine, darkwood, alchemical silver, cold iron, and dragonhide. Each of these has a special ...
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Where are the rules for crafting Skill Enchantment bonus items?

I have been looking at guides for dramatically boosting a character's potential with a single skill. In addition to toolkits, I have found mention of Competence bonuses and Enchantment bonuses (or “...
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How can I make flying arbalester constructs with my artificer?

I am playing level 2 artificer and looking to create some Arbalester constructs. I am looking for a way to give them the ability to fly, and I'd like to be able to give them flying by level 4 at the ...
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Can you enchant a shield for defense and offense?

Can I enchant a Light Spiked Steel Shield with +1 for AC and ACP, and another +1 for Attack and Damage Rolls? What would the price be, and how would that be calculated? Two separate +1’s or would ...
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Is there a way to create linked 'vanishing cabinets', or an effective alternative, without homebrew? [duplicate]

I'm about to start running a homebrew seafaring campaign in which my PC's will spend the vast majority of the narrative travelling on a boat, far from the mainland, on a diplomatic mission to explore ...