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Questions tagged [intelligent-magic-items]

For questions about intelligent or sentient magic items.

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Is it possible to create a body for the spirit of a sentient magic item?

In the Out of the Abyss campaign which I'm currently playing in, the party found a magic sword (Dawnbringer, a Sun Blade with additional properties). The sword has its own personality, spirit, or soul ...
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Is this Sentient Vine Cloak magic item balanced?

I've got a level 8 halfling Circle of the Moon Druid who really enjoys using quirky Wild Shapes at every opportunity she can get. I want to encourage the creative beast choices during combat, and give ...
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Would a monk be able to withstand a sentient item’s charm automatically?

As I understand it with sentient items there is the possibility of personality conflicts in which case the item has the opportunity to make demands and if those demands aren't met it can try to charm ...
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What can a soul inside a ring of mind shielding do besides talking to the wearer or departing?

Johnny the Magnificent died to a monster in a dungeon wearing a ring of mind shielding. His soul entered the ring and there he lived for centuries. Now Jack the Rookie picked up the ring. What can ...
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Can a Magus's Black Blade perform skill checks other than the ones listed on the Bladebound page?

I've just made a Bladebound Magus in Pathfinder, and I could not find a lot of information on whether the Magus's black blade could perform skill checks other than the ones listed on the Bladebound ...
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Does a sentient weapon polymorphed into a creature retain the sentience's personality/alignment?

Consider the spell true polymorph. If you turn a creature into a creature, the new creature retains its alignment and personality. If you turn an object into a creature The creature is ...
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Can you remove the sentience from an intelligent item?

If you take something like the "dagger of denial", which will work against a player if their goals are not aligned, can you remove the sentience, by the 3.5 rules and extended rules, to make it a ...
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Question about Dawnbringer and Out of the Abyss [Minor Spoilers]

This question contains spoilers for the Lost Tomb of Khaem from the Out of the Abyss adventure, hence why this question's title is quite ambiguous as well. If you do not want this to be spoiled, avoid ...
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Does this paragraph about the Wand of Orcus in Out of the Abyss add to or replace this part of its DMG description? [Major Spoilers]

This question contains spoilers for Out of the Abyss, hence why this question's title is quite ambiguous as well. If you do not want this adventure spoiled, avoid this question. So, the Wand of Orcus ...
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A player asked me for one specific magic item, should I “sell it” to him before the game?

My player, lets call him Red, wants to have an intelligent ring with the character's father trapped inside and him being able to cast a level 0 spell (to use message) and talk to others, but not to ...
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What are the ability scores of an intelligent item using beast shape?

If I were to give an intelligent item the ability to cast beast shape, what would it's ability scores become if she transforms into a medium animal? Medium animal: If the form you take is that of a ...
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How much can an intelligent item with the fly ability carry?

One of the special abilities you can give an intelligent item is the ability to fly: Item can fly, as per the spell, at a speed of 30 feet I've always assumed that intelligent items have no ...
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Is a Sentient Weapon considered an ally for the purposes of Pack Tactics?

Related to This Question: A Sentient Weapon is a kind of Sentient Magic Item, and it can communicate, perceive, and is considered an NPC controlled by the GM. Sentient magic items function as NPCs ...
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Can my sentient weapon aid me?

At 3rd level, the bladebound magus gains a sentient weapon called a black blade. This sentient weapon replaces a familiar. A magus with this class feature cannot take the familiar magus arcana, and ...
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What are limitations of casting range for an intelligent stronghold core item?

If an intelligent item is acting like a core for a fortress from wondrous architecture per The Stronghold Builder's Guidebook would it be able to cast any spell it wants within the fortress limits or ...
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Does an intelligent item used as a stronghold core retain its personality?

In a previous question, How can I have a sentient dungeon (or race thereof) in my story?, I asked if it was possible to build a sentient dungeon and I learned that it was possible using an intelligent ...
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Is there any way for an intelligent item to gain experience without someone giving up theirs? [closed]

I am planning to play as an intelligent item character but according to the rules an intelligent item needs experience infusion to be able to level up. Are there any alternative rules or feats that ...
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How can an intelligent magic item cast the spells it knows without investing feats?

If an intelligent magic item (like a magic staff) somehow gains the ability to cast spells (like by taking levels of sorcerer), is there a way for it to cast its spells despite its lack of hands and a ...
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Warlock Pact weapon on Sentient or Artifact Magic weapon

I have read this part about Warlocks You can transform one magic weapon into your pact weapon by performing a special ritual while you hold the weapon. You perform the ritual over the course of I ...
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Can you make intelligent items?

In the DMG, it says that some items are sentient (p. 214). Some magic items possess sentience and personality. Such an item might be possessed, haunted by the spirit of a previous owner, or self-...
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Can a intelligent, legendary item use its own spell-like powers like a normal intelligent item can?

The Pathfinder Core book states that and intelligent item uses & maintains its powers... but the legendary items description states that the bearer is the one that uses it. This seems like common ...
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Are there any rules for PCs to create intelligent items?

Intelligent Items [SRD] & DMG 3.5 mention: "In general, less than 1% of magic items have intelligence." Like artifacts, intelligent items are never encountered as random treasure [d%] AFAIK. ...
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How can I improve the duration of Silent Image cast by my intelligent magic armor?

I have an intelligent suit of armor that can cast silent image. Per the spell's description, the duration is as long as the armor concentrates on the spell. How do I make it have a higher chance of ...
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Are there rules for Intelligent Items with Class Levels?

So the DM gave me the option of giving this intelligent lance various abilities, including a homebrew version of a Psicrystal's Self-Propulsion and Flight abilities. He also gave me the option of ...