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 a character craft expensive material components?

One example of a spell that has a material component of non-negligible cost is True Seeing. Basically, this can be read as the spell costing 250 gp a pop. However, a player could suggest that they can ...
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How would crafting a Spell Scroll of Guiding Bolt work for a multiclassed (2019) UA Archivist artificer / Forge cleric?

I'm playing an Archivist Artificer (8) / Forge Cleric (2) in a short campaign. I was trying to figure out how or whether it is possible to create a spell scroll of guiding bolt (or any other spell ...
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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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Designing a spell to create works of art

I want to create a spell that can create a big wooden statue. The statue should not be basic and should be seen as a work of art. As long as I want to create the exact same statue, this spell is ...
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How do the following item crafting speedups stack?

So, let's say we've got a level 10 dwarf, Rodney, who first took a level in wizard, making it his favored class. At that point in time, he chose a Valet Familiar. Then he took 5 levels in Cleric, as ...
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Can a player character create a cursed magic item on purpose?

In the DMG on pages 128–129 are rules on magic item crafting by player characters. However, there isn't really a way to create cursed magic items given. Are there any official sources for player ...
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Making dumb “smart” bullets

Welcome to the Sons of Ether JPL, the playgrounds for Matter mages. And there is a whole coven living in them, and when they work together, well, you know how that turns out: Flying cars, Autonomous ...
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Sorcerer with item crafting of a warlock?

Can a sorcerer forego the spell requirement in crafting items the way a warlock can? If not, would it be imbalanced if I allowed it, since the only arcane caster in my group is a sorcerer and I like ...
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What is the casting strength limit of an enchanted item?

In the DFRPG book Your Story, under "Enchanted Items" on page 280 it states that: Subsequent enchanted item slots allow you to: Create a new enchanted item with a new effect Add +1 to the ...
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Do alchemy-created alloys confer bonuses to weapons?

Is there a specific bonus to weapons created using alloys created with someone that has three dots in alchemy path? One of my players asked a blacksmith to make a sword out of alloys he made and I'm ...
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How are Animated Objects created?

How might Animated Objects are created? These are the named monsters in the Monster Manual rather than the items in the spell Animate Object? Golems are called out as needing to be created via a ...
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How many times would you need to take master craftsman for both weapons and armor?

I have been looking into making magical items with a non-magical character. Naturally this brings up the feat master craftsman. I get the part about the ranks count as your caster level for creating ...
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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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What is the dispel CL of a crafted Pearl of Power?

I asked something similar and didn't get the clarity I was seeking, so I will be more concise. If I craft a 1st level Pearl of Power at CL 1, and it gets hit with a targeted Dispel Magic, what is it's ...
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How can I create a Neutral undead-like creature?

After reading What rules say that summoning undead is evil, and what rules say why? and the accepted answer thereto, I wondered if there was a potential workaround to the inherent issues involved in ...
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How much would it cost to create a ring of continous Shield?

I would like to craft a ring continuously giving it the effect of the level 1 spell shield. Is it possible? How much would it cost?
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What is the cheapest way to get permanent flying for a party lower than level 11?

Since I do not want to spend all my spell slots for flying to make my party able to fly in fights I am looking for a way to grant them flying permanent or for a long time. Actually I wanted to make ...
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How much do multiple weapon enchantments cost?

If I were to enchant a composite longbow with two +1 enchantments, how much would it cost? I have a masterwork longsword (315gp). I want to add the magic enchantments Keen and Bane to it. Both of ...
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Can the skill Craft (cooking) influence magical effects?

Can a cleric use the skill Craft (cooking) when casting create food and water to attempt to create better tasting food and water? Similarly, can a wizard use the skill Craft (cooking) when casting ...
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Is it possible to create armor from monster skin with that monster’s resistances?

Does armour made from a monster with resistance keep the resistance? For example, a PC kills some Gricks and makes their skin into leather with his Leatherworker's kit. The Grick's statblock says ...
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Are there rules for creating animated objects?

Craft Construct allows player characters to create their own homunculus, golem or shield guardian. Other than by the spell animate objects with permanency, are there any rules allowing the creation of ...
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Is it possible to reduce the cost of brewing potions?

The cost of brewing a potion is 25 \$\times\$ caster level \$\times\$ spell level. Is it somehow possible to reduce this cost by collecting rare herbs or in some other way?
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What schools are there that can make a good weaponsmith/armorsmith?

What schools are there that can make a good weaponsmith/armorsmith? In past editions there were specific weapon/armorsmith classes. So far I have only found the Shiba Artisan and the Kakita Artisan ...
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Ladle of candle making cost? [closed]

The ladle of candle making can make 10 non-magical candles a day & grants the user +10 to Craft (Candles) rolls. What would be the cost of making a ladle of candle making? I must admit that I’m ...
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What is the effective enhancement bonus increase for unlabelled special abilities?

I'm building out a magic weapon for a level 20 campaign, so I'm capped by the +10 maximum enhancement bonus. I'd like to add Transformative to it, but I'm not sure what enhancement bonus it's counted ...
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By how much is a wand's price raised if unicorn horn is added during its creation?

My character is making a wand of lesser vigor (Spell Compendium 229). The spell has the same level as cure light wounds so I'd expect such a wand to sell for 750 gp eventually. However, I am using a ...
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Can You Craft Magic Items At a Lower Caster Level Than Your Own?

Many magic items have a cost based on the item's caster level, yet do not benefit from that caster level in any way. Magic Staves, for example. When crafting such an item, can a player choose to use ...
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Magic Item Creation Prerequisite Rules

Under the rules for magic item creation these are the rules around prerequisites: Note that all items have prerequisites in their descriptions. These prerequisites must be met for the item to be ...
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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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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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When crafting an item does the check need to exceed the cost before or after paying 1/3 materials?

Sorry for the complicated question title, it was very difficult to phrase. According to PFSRD, when crafting an item you first must pay 1/3 of the raw material cost. Following that, you must make a ...
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Does the spell Unseen Servant count as taking the “Help” action for Artificers or any crafters building or repairing things?

Does the spell Unseen Servant count as taking the "Help" action for Artificers or any crafters building or repairing things? I understand that Unseen Servant can do basic tasks, but the spell states: ...
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Cost to upgrade an enchanted whip to a mighty whip-dagger?

What would be an appropriate amount for a DM to charge a PC to upgrade a magical whip into a mighty whip dagger (Arms and Equipment Guide p 10), maintaining the same properties as the original weapon, ...
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How does the Fighter's Advanced Armor Training Master Armorer interact with the feat Improvisation?

From the PFSRD: Improvisation: Prerequisites: Int 13, Fast Learner, human. Benefit: You gain a +2 bonus on all skill checks for skills you have no ranks in. Furthermore, you can use all ...
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How long does it take to scribe a scroll with 10 1st-level spells?

If you scribe 10 1st-level spells on one scroll with Caster Level 1, does this take 10 days (counting each spell as a separate item) or 1 day, provided you have ten spell slots, as the total value of ...
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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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Is there any reference material for brewing alcohol in D&D 3.5?

I'm making a character who lives in a large desert city. He's a brewer of ales and wines by day and a ninja by night. I'm trying to find a more in depth explanation on how making alcohol would work in ...
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Final Caster level of a crafted magical item with multiple abilities

I've been trying to fully understand how Magic Item Creation works, specifically an item with multiple abilities, but there's still one thing that I don't understand: How do you determine that final ...
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Rules for magic item creation while adventuring

I read in the rules that The caster can work for up to 8 hours each day. He cannot rush the process by working longer each day, but the days need not be consecutive, and the caster can use the ...
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Can you put ring/wondrous item enchantments on weapons and armor?

If you've got too many rings/amulets/etc., can you just add effects to your weapons and armor, like adding Jump to your sword for a Frost Brand of Evasion or making a series of minor upgrades to end ...
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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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Brew Fleshcrafting poison limits

The feat Brew Fleshcrafting Poison states. You can create a fleshcrafting poison capable of mimicking one monster ability. By monster ability does it mean any ability that is listed under the ...
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The Creation of Magical items and the increase of DC

In my Campaign a question is consistently brought up: Note that all items have prerequisites in their descriptions. These prerequisites must be met for the item to be created. Most of the time, ...
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When Calculating Magic Item Cost, Which “Spell Effects” can be combined with which “Special” effects?

I'm reading this table of magic item gold cost formulae, and I'm having a very difficult time understanding it. How do the listings in the "Special" table interact with the listings in the "Spell ...
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Crafting a Lich's Phylactery

The cost to craft a Lich's Phylactery is 120,000 gold and the caster level is the level of the crafter at time of creation. To craft wondrous items you use an amount of gold equal to half the item's ...
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What are the correct cost mathematics for “Animate Object”?

I have a character (alchemist with Promethean Disciple) who has the Craft Construct feat. I would like to make some Animated Objects. The page on the SRD gives me a formula for the cost on the ...
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Artificer battle smith wants to make magical armor, we're trying to figure out the borders

We're using the 2019 UA Artificer (from the DND Beyond site). Situation I am the DM. The PC is level 3 (getting to level 4 pretty soon) and he wants to start going into crafting magical armors ...
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Playing a crafting focused character in Dragon Age RPG

I am going to run a DA RPG game using Green Ronin Rule soon for a group of friends. One of them expressed a desire to play a crafter focus character, an enchanter type like the dwarf guy whose name I ...
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How can I make a Cloak of Invisibility in Tomb of Annihilation

Making a legendary item would take way too long for this campaign. Is there any rule that states how crafting something like a Cloak of Invisibility could be pulled off by a player or NPC in a much ...
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What exactly can you do with the product of Major Creation?

Let's assume a caster able to cast the spell Major Creation. What he is trying to do is exploit this to be able to avoid having to pay for certain things. As explained in this question, what is ...