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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Can you make a giant sized weapon using 'Creation'?

I want to create a weapon out of thin air to be used temporarily. My idea would be, As a 14th level bard, to cast tensers transformation into a glyph. Then polymorph into a Giant Ape and step on the ...
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How do I handle knowledge of items in D&D - player shopping from the Manual, not from the shop

How much knowledge do NPC sellers of magic items have about the magic items that exist in the world? Let's make it more specific and talk only about wondrous items sellers. More info: Players creating ...
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Creators Level Requirement for Gloves of Dexterity [duplicate]

Is there any requirement on the creators level for, say, creating Gloves of Dexterity? IE if you can create Gloves of Dexterity +2 can you also create +6 as well?
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How can I have my luggage do the laundry?

We know how to have our luggage box follow us: we need True Polymorph on a chest of pearwood, in which we have fixed a portable hole to some kind of tongue appendage, so it has space to stow ...
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Can you use Fabricate on 13 Adamantine crossbow bolts to make a short sword?

Can you use the Fabricate spell on 13 adamantine crossbow bolts to make a short sword? The average crossbow bolt is 15-22 inch long and avg. diameter of 0.003 inch – about 0.14 pounds each, coming to ...
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What are you actually doing while you make a spell scroll?

I am newish to D&D and I have been wondering about how spell scrolls are created. I know how to make a spell scroll mechanically, but I want to know what my character would actually be doing ...
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An epic weapon with non epic special abilities

According to the SRD a weapon with a weapon enhancement bonus of +6 is an epic weapon and has a market price of 720,000 gp. Supposing a non epic special ability is added to the weapon, say for example ...
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Construct modification cost

When using the modifications listed under Building and Modifying Constructs, are the costs of the modifications, the price you pay to craft it, or to purchase it? IE: Construct armor has a cost of ...
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Price for creating a Robe of Protection from Evil

I have a player that wants to have a Robe of Protection from Evil made. Using just the continuous spell cost seems more than a bit low, as I explain below. What would be a more reasonable way to price ...
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Crafting magic arrows

I'm looking at allowing my party's artificer to craft some +2 arrows, and in reading over the crafting rules in Xanathar's Guide, it seems like something is missing -- or else I'm missing something. ...
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What skill(s) to use to craft and place explosives?

What skill(s) to use to craft and place explosives? Is that a new intelligence - Knowledge skill I would need to create or is it an existing one?
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What can I make with Alchemist's Supplies? [duplicate]

The page on D&D Beyond for Alchemist's Supplies doesn't specify what if anything you can make. Other tool are more obvious in what they're for, like the Forgery Kit is for making forgeries: This ...
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What historical information is there for Wish being used to create magic items?

In the description for the Wish spell, one of the examples given is You create one object of up to 25,000 gp in value that isn't a magic item. The object can be no more than 300 feet in any dimension,...
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When crafting using special materials do you use the base item price or the actual price

Going by only the DnD 3.5 SRD (I don't have my books handy)... Find the item’s price. Put the price in silver pieces (1 gp = 10 sp). (SRD Crafting page) So, Chainmail is medium armor and costs 150 ...
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How do things like charges or uses per day affect the requirements of crafting magic items, & are there any source rules governing this?

Our party just defeated a Duergar that had a Cloaker. As soon as combat was over Mulland, a 12th lvl Wizard, went up to the Cloaker, cast Gentle Repose on it, picked it up and started wearing it as ...
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5e What artisan skills or proficiencies would a character use to fletch arrows?

My characters were running low on arrows during a battle. They wanted to make more arrows in the field. Did not see anything specific in the PHB. What kind of proficiencies or artisan tools would a ...
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What monster should I fight to craft an Immovable Rod? [closed]

I’m looking to craft the classic Immovable Rod, which is an Uncommon magic item. Per Xanathar's Guide to Everything(XGtE), I should expect the target monster to be between CR 4 and CR 8 based on the ...
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What proficiencies do you need to craft Serpent Scale Armor?

What proficiencies do you need to craft Serpent Scale Armor? My DM said I need both Smith's Tools and Leatherworker's Tools because there's both metal and serpent scales needed to craft it. If it's ...
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How can I limit crafting and material-searching without limiting player agency?

I'm a new GM. Several of my PCs really enjoy crafting/potion-making/resource-farming and have builds that are well-suited to it. In the past I wanted to reward their enthusiasm for searching for new ...
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Can you make armor with multiple elemental resistances using only wool and copper? And how much time and money would it cost?

For context One of my players is playing for the first time and has some problems with magic and how versatile it is, therefore he is attempting to make an armor to resist fire, lightning, acid and ...
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Casting riffle scroll spells on multiple spell lists

Say that I am a Wizard who has a Riffle spell scroll containing a spell and it was made by a Summoner who can cast it as a different level spell, could I use it because it is a spell that is on the ...
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Are there ways to improve items?

What happens often at my D&D 5e tables (both as a DM and a player) is that somebody finds a better weapon and just drops the previous one. For instance, one might have a Longsword, +1 and then ...
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Can I combine two parts of a sword, each with a separate infusion?

If I were to split a sword in two, and use a different infusions on both parts, and lock them back together (without fusing them together), would I get one weapon with 2 artificer infusions?
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How do runes work? Can a Rune Knight forge them?

One of my players, new to D&D, is playing a Rune Knight, but in his background he's a son of merchants, and he asked me if he can produce runes to use or sell. Now, I'm aware that from the Rune ...
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Cursed Item Drawback Price Reductions: Do They Stack?

The rules for intentionally crafting cursed items in Pathfinder 1e lists the different curse types and how they modify an item's price. If a cursed item possesses multiple types of curses, for example,...
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What Parts Of Price Are Reduced By Magical Item Restrictions?

My question here is that, for creating magical items in Pathfinder 1e, when applying item price reductions due to restrictions (like only for certain classes, or requiring skill usage), do you apply ...
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Magic Item Creation: Save Bonus Limit

I was just wondering, for items in Pathfinder 1e that provide saves bonuses (like a Cloak of Resistance), they seem to only go up to +5, but in the Magic Item Creation rules, it looks like you could ...
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Can a College of Creation Bard use Performance of Creation to duplicate an existing item?

My party is in possession of a book of accounts and ledgers which we have retrieved on behalf of a benefactor. We are supposed to return the book to the benefactor but the information contained within ...
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Is gold cost a prerequisite (+5 to DC) for crafting magic items?

From what I understand, the only thing that is completely, 100% required to craft an item is having the feat to do so. Everything else is a prerequisite that, if you do not have it, adds +5 to the DC ...
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What caster level do you need to craft a Ring of Protection +5?

I had always assumed that there was a similar requirement to creating higher tiers of rings of protection (and magic items in general), just like you need to be at least three times the enhancement ...
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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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Are there any drawbacks in crafting a Spellwrought Tattoo instead of a Spell Scroll?

In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything pg. 135 it's presented a magic item called Spellwrought Tattoo, which allows the bearer of the tattoo to cast the spell contained in the tattoo without providing ...
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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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