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 is the DC and how much does it cost to repair a Sturdy Shield?

It is 4th level (Hardness 8, HP 64, and BT 32), and has taken 30 damage in the last encounter. How many times do I have to roll what DC, and how much does it cost me? I have found Repair, but I still ...
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Can I enchant a necklace with the equivalent of a healing potion?

I know nothing of magic items really, especially custom ones, so I'm just going to describe an ideal scenario and I'd love some help in how something like it could be achieved, please! Am looking for ...
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How can I reduce time and cost to create magic items?

According to the rules, creating magic items (like Wondrous items) takes a day per 1000gp item price and cost half the price. In the Epic level handbook there is an epic feat called Efficient Item ...
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How can I make dragonbone armor?

Here's my question (well questions): How do you make dragon scale armor in D&D? How do you upgrade your smithing level (like, what level to make it)? What materials do you need to make dragon ...
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Is there any way to access Craft Staff in E6?

Prerequisites Caster level 12th This poses an obvious problem for most characters in E6: as 6th-level characters, they’re 6 caster levels short of meeting this prerequisite. There are a few bonuses ...
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Does crafting ammunition create one piece, or a batch?

I'm looking at the rules for crafting, and I'm somewhat surprised to see the following: You must spend 4 days at work, at which point you attempt a Crafting check. The GM determines the DC to Craft ...
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How much gold and how much time does fitted mithril or adamantine armor cost?

I'm looking for the most widely accepted rules for buying mithril and adamantine armor, including chain, splint, half and full plate. How much gold and how much time, baseline, does it cost a merchant ...
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Are there any rules for the creation and forging of Electrum?

Are there any specific rules for the creation of electrum? I have found some sources saying it was naturally occurring in some editions (as noted in the forgotten realms wiki) but I haven't located ...
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Are there any rules preventing the transfer of runes on intelligent weapons?

Are there any rules preventing transferring runes on intelligent weapons, besides Item Agency?
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What does it cost to construct a hazard?

Oftentimes in a campaign, the PCs will want to construct (or take ownership of) a structure in order to use it as a fort or base of operations. Or maybe they want to build a dungeon of their own for ...
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How much material silver is required to silver a greataxe, if the time and expertise is being provided as a favour?

Suppose I own a greataxe, and a blacksmith owes me a favour. The Smith knows how to craft silvered weapons, and has agreed to do the work as a favour if I provide the raw silver. The rules on silvered ...
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How can a player character make a working magical prosthesis?

For the purpose of this question, a PC spellcaster wants to make say, a prosthetic hand (for himself or someone else). What would be required to ensure the prosthesis would both respond to the ...
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Does Transferring Runes have any specific requirements?

I see no mention in Transferring Runes about requirements, but there are requirements for Etching Runes. It's unclear (to me) that the two are directly related. In order to transfer existing Runes, do ...
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Is Rune-Etching as a Service a thing in Pathfinder 2e?

I am currently preparing my first larger game after transitioning from Pathfinder 1e to 2e and stumbled upon the topic of runes. The way I interpret the rules (specifically CRB page 580), it is ...
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Is it possible to recover precious materials from a weapon to use for crafting other weapons?

My players have found low-grade silver swords and I was wondering if they could get the silver from the swords to craft other weapons with it?
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How to permanently curse an existing item?

By permanently, I don't mean 'until dispelled', which can be achieved by using upcast bestow curse. I want to make those items that cannot be unattuned, except by casting remove curse on the wielder. ...
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Scribing a scroll with an enhanced Spell-Like Ability

Following up on my previous question regarding the scribing of Spell-Like Abilities, I'd like to know how feats that affect the SLA, such as Intensified SLA, Quicken SLA, etc., affect the scribing. ...
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Are crafted items counted in the magic item progression from XGtE?

The term healing potions in this context refers to the ensemble of {Potion of Healing; Potion of Greater Healing; Potion of Superior Healing; Potion of Supreme Healing}, not to the item Potion of ...
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Scribing a scroll with a Spell-Like Ability

Magic Items A spell prerequisite may be provided by a character who has prepared the spell (or who knows the spell, in the case of a sorcerer or bard), or through the use of a spell completion or ...
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How much time and money would be needed to make a giant magic submarine?

My group is level 19 and we are currently messing around on an island chain near the coast. Our whole team is into the idea of making an epic-level submarine. Our Wizard, Artificer and me (the Bard) ...
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Being the “creator” of many circlets of spell-eating without downtime

So, this is kind of a silly question but bear with me. My character's a power-hungry wizard. I've figured that he could use the Circlet of Spell-Eating cursed item to get stronger. Forcing people to ...
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Is it possible to craft a crystal similar to the Truedeath one, but for creatures with the Plant type? [closed]

Is it possible to craft a crystal similar to the Truedeath one, but for Plants? Truedeath Crystal (Greater) and Demolition Crystal (Greater) are Weapond Augment Crystals (Magic Item Compendium, p.65-...
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Can Amazing Tools of Manufacture be used for mundane and magic crafting?

The description of the item states, that "The wielder may take raw materials with a value equal to half the price of an object to be crafted..." (for the full description see here). The ratio of 2:1 ...
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Am I correctly understanding the rules on getting artifacts with XP and crafting artifacts with iotum?

Numenera Destiny introduces crafting artifacts. Numenera Discovery allows one to spend 3 XP to obtain an artifact. Are the two following statements correct? By Destiny rules, crafting an artifact ...
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Do Cobbler's Tools work on Horseshoes?

Xanathar's Guide to Everything greatly expands on the use of tools. Here are parts of the section on Cobbler's Tools (p. 80): Although the cobbler’s trade might seem too humble for an adventurer, a ...
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Can you craft magic items without specific abilities--and therefore, requirements/costs?

Ghostwalk's glove of the master strategist is described as follows: This black leather glove is decorated with purple silk thread. It acts as a glove of storing and allows the wearer to use a true ...
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(How) Can the Cursed -2 Sword be turned into an indestructible +2 sword of instant summons?

One of the standard cursed items is a longsword that causes the user to take a -2 penalty to attack and damage rolls, and is automatically drawn and fought with, even if the user intended to use ...
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Why do I have to “craft” a poison from a poisonous creature? [closed]

Why would I have to craft a poison from the venom of a, say, giant spider, to use it? Couldn't I just collect it and at a later date put some on my weapon, for example? What does the crafting ...
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What does it cost to craft a Hell-knight plate with “Easily Worked” steel?

I have problems calculating the costs for a Hell-knight plate which is crafted based upon the Pathfinder Unchained Rules and using a special raw material (Easily Worked steel). A Hell-knight plate ...
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Can you remove/change magic weapon/armor special abilities?

Say you find a +4 goblinoid bane rapier. Nice bonus, but you're not fighting goblinoids. Can you use crafting to remove the goblinoid bane special ability, in order to add on something more relevant (...
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Adding to blacksmithing in VTM

In a VTM 20th campaign I'm playing a Ventrue vampire that is a modern age blacksmith, he have an architect nature and crafting is his life. Now, he really likes to craft weapons, mainly swords, and ...
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How to overcome the distance limit on a Dedicated Wright?

In D&D 3.5 there are a number of types of homunculi that can be crafted by characters with the Craft Construct feat. Among these are Dedicated Wrights, which are specifically called out in their ...
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What is the “value” of an item for the purposes of Artisan's Blessing?

The subject of this question is the Forge Cleric's debatably useful Channel Divinity ability, "Artisan's Blessing" You conduct an hour-long ritual that crafts a nonmagical item that must ...
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Are there any rules on the creation of a shield guardian?

Are there any rules related to the creation of a shield guardian? I am aware of the creation method for the amulet. But I'm asking about creating the actual construct.
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What stops you from crafting items such as wands with Shadow Evocation/Conjuration/Shades?

Since Wish/Limited Wish can indeed be used to craft items(Can you craft magic items using Wish instead of the required spell?) What stops me from creating a wand of fireball with the help of the ...
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Can a Simulacrum create magic items or research spells?

Can a Simulacrum or a homunculus research spells or create magic items while the player went out adventuring (assuming they had the materials and capabilities)? The idea here is that our characters ...
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Can a multiclassed Wizard enchant an arcane bonded weapon by qualifying with a second casting class?

Suppose that I want to have a first-level wizard school ability, and that I took an arcane bond with a weapon. Say that for whatever reasons, I take the rest of my levels in a different casting class. ...
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Would this bow of Karma be considered well balanced?

I wanted to make a bow that embodies the idea of Karma: Not only the concept that one's actions can come back to bite them, but also that good actions tend to give small returns while evil actions (to ...
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Can you upgrade a +2 item to a +1 item with a +2 ability?

Let's say I have a regular +2 weapon, but I want it to have Flaming Burst, which is a +2 equivalent ability. Could I pay the 10000gp difference to have it be upgraded to a +1 Flaming Burst weapon, or ...
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Homebrewing a 2-way Bag of Holding: price & balance [duplicate]

Our DM has decided that it only makes sense for a two-way Bag of Holding to exist in our world. Background: Our characters own a small shipping company that frequently makes its profits by selling ...
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How do tinker's tools interact with the ability to disarm traps?

Similar to this question, I am curious about what tinker's tools can do, and how it interacts specifically with thieves' tools. In Xanathar's Guide to Everything (p. 84), there is this image, of ...
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Is there a way for a PC to craft crossbow bolts?

In Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 85, it lists the following as one of the things you can do with Woodcarver's Tools: Craft Arrows. As part of a short rest, you can craft up to five arrows. As ...
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How does consumables batch crafting work in Pathfinder Society?

How does Pathfinder 2e consumables batch crafting work in Pathfinder Society play? For example: After an adventure, an alchemist wants to use 8 downtime days to craft a batch of four lesser alchemist'...
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What is the rarity of poisons within the DMG?

I’m currently working on an Artificer build, upon reaching level 10 Artificer’s receive the following ability. Magic Item Adept When you reach 10th level, you achieve a profound understanding of how ...
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Are special abilities with listed costs multiplied by 1.5?

My understanding is that you can basically "combine" magic items, but the second one costs 1.5x as much. So a ring of invisibility at 20,000 gp can be modified to also act like a +1 ring of protection ...
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How can someone prevent others from taking/using their magic item?

Seems simple: you have a powerful item that you don't want the BBEG to steal and destroy or use against you. Are there any effects you can apply to it via crafting that will help keep it in your ...
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Is crafting permanent items supposed to take this long?

One of my players in an upcoming game came up to me and noted that crafting items takes a ridiculously long time and/or is not much cheaper than just buying the item. This got me to look into the ...
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Is Crafting less lucrative than any other way to Earn Income?

One of my players in an upcoming game came up to me and noted that crafting items takes a ridiculously long time and/or is not much cheaper than just buying the item. This got me to look into the ...
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Non-Master Technocrat Minion Creation?

So, one of the main "aesthetic points" of the Technocratic Union is their wide use of minions that they create through superscience, ranging from the relatively expendable Men in Black clones to the ...
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Is there a discrepancy between the strength of aura when detect magic is cast comparing a ring of protection to a weapon with an enhancement bonus?

In the SRD it states: Protection This ring offers continual magical protection in the form of a deflection bonus of +1 to +5 to AC. Faint abjuration; CL 5th; Forge Ring, shield of faith, ...

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