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Questions tagged [magic-items]

Items imbued with magic in some way, usually beneficial but occasionally detrimental, such as a cloak which renders the wearer invisible or a hammer which returns to its wielder when thrown.

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What's a good price for this custom Ring of Nereid's Grace?

I know that when creating items that have continuous spell effects you are supposed to look at existing examples to price them, but should special requirements reduce the cost as well? And what's a ...
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Does magic armor grant an enhancement bonus to its armor bonus, or directly to your AC? [duplicate]

My previous assumption was that magic armor and magic shields gain an enhancement bonus to their own armor/shield bonuses, which indirectly translates to increased AC. However, in the process of ...
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Can a druid apply the shield bonus from an Ironwood Wild Tower Shield +1 while wild-shaped?

So a druid would need: Tower shield proficiency as a feat An ironwood tower shield Enchantment of Wild +1 (which is really +4) Would I be able to use this shield before wildshaping, and have the ...
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Is there a more cost-effective way to get a +4 to Str and Con than a Belt of Physical Might?

So I’m making a new level 11 character, and I have enough funds to purchase a Belt of Physical Might +4 to STR and CON. In 3.5, splitting up these items might be in different magic item slots. Not so ...
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XP & CR for Monsters with magic equipment?

Suppose I have a monster. OK he's not really a monster, he's just Knight like the one on page 347 of the monster manual. Only this particular Knight has a Spellguard Shield as described on page 201 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 a magic weapon special ability that allows you to change a weapon's material and/or damage type?

Years ago, I played under a DM that had several things that he said he had copied out of others books for D&D 3.5. And one of those was a magic weapon special ability that allowed you to change ...
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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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Does having both Magic Initiate and Ritual Caster combine to let you use spell scrolls?

Could a character with both the Magic Initiate and Ritual Caster feats understand magical writings enough to use spell scrolls? The rules for spell scrolls say if the spell is on your class's list ...
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Can a sorcerer use metamagic when casting a spell via a spell scroll?

Can a sorcerer use metamagic when casting a spell via a spell scroll?
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Can I defeat Strahd von Zarovich by stuffing him in a bag of holding and tearing it?

My Adventurers League group is playing though Curse of Strahd and we will be fighting Strahd next session. I'm playing as a diviner with the Lucky feat, the spell Tasha's Hideous Laughter (which will ...
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Does the Deck of Many Things “autodraw” after drawing Void or Donjon?

Both Donjon and Void has "You draw no more cards" in its description. However, the Deck of Many Things has this "autodraw" clause included in its description: If you fail to draw the chosen number, ...
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How can I free someone who is imprisoned after having drawn the Donjon card from the Deck of Many Things?

Disclaimer: I have no experience on using the Deck of Many Things, either as a DM or player. The description of the Donjon card from the Deck of Many Things says: You disappear and become entombed ...
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How long can someone survive in the extradimensional sphere mentioned in the Donjon card from the Deck of Many Things?

I am making a new player character and in their backstory, their brother draws the Donjon card from the deck of many things: Donjon. You disappear and become entombed in a state of suspended ...
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Is there a magic weapon special ability that gives bludgeoning weapons an improved crit range?

Is there a magic weapon special ability, in Pathfinder, that gives bludgeoning weapons an improved crit range? I know that in D&D 3.5, there was one called Impact, but in Pathfinder, the Impact ...
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Can you activate the Protective Aura of a Rod of Alertness if the ground is too solid to be pierced?

A Rod of Alertness has the Protective Aura property, which can be activated once per day by planting the half end of the rod in the ground. But what if you're in an area where the ground is too solid ...
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Can you maintain concentration on a spell if you put the target of that spell in a Bag of Holding?

I’m playing an 6th level Artificer 2 / Bard 4 who took the Bag of Holding at 2nd level. If I cast silence on my Thunder Cannon and place it in the bag of holding, am I able to maintain concentration ...
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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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Sorcerer with Scribe Scroll feat

We're wondering if a Sorcerer that has the feat Scribe scroll is capable to write a scroll from a mage book without consuming the spell from it.
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What is the effect of the Circlet of Persuasion?

I am unsure of how the Circlet of Persuasion is supposed to work, specifically what checks it applies to. It says: This delicately engraved silver headband grants its wearer a +3 competence bonus ...
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How big is the area of the web spell created by a Cloak of Arachnida?

A Cloak of Arachnida allows the wearer to cast the web spell, with the additional property: the web created by the spell fills twice its normal area. The area of an ordinary web spell is a 20-...
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What is the cost of Wild Dragonhide Agile Breastplate?

Agile Breastplate: 400 Masterwork: 150 Dragonhide: 550 (double cost) Wild: 9000 (+3) Total: 11000 Is my math right? What about for fullplate? Fullplate : 1500 Masterwork: 150 Dragonhide: 3300 (...
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Can a Zombie wearing Adamantine Armor survive a natural 20 on an attack by a vorpal sword?

If you wonder where a zombie got an adamantine armor, he got it from the poor bloke that got beheaded by a vorpal sword, who thought it was a good idea to wear adamantine armor against a vorpal sword. ...
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What happens when you non-lethally attack with a vorpal weapon but roll a 20 on the die?

This silly scenario just popped in my head, and I wanted to verify what would happen: Let's say Bob the Redemption Paladin doesn't like to kill his foes (so he attacks non-lethally), but for some ...
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Limitations of Vorpal Sword

Is what makes a vorpal sword a vorpal sword an enchantment that can be applied to other weapons? If so, can this enchantment be modified based off the item that is being enchanted? An example of what ...
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Does a creature provoke opportunity attacks while riding a carpet of flying?

The carpet of flying says: You can speak the carpet's command word as an action to make the carpet hover and fly. It moves according to your spoken directions, provided you are within 30 feet of it....
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Is it possible for a campaign-specific magic item to be used outside of the campaign it is from? [closed]

I am currently planning to run a game for my family. Is it possible for campaign-specific magic items to be used outside of the campaign they are from? For example, could Saint Markovia's thighbone ...
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How long do you control a Sphere of Annihilation?

After succeeding in the DC 25 Arcana check, how long does a character control a Sphere of Annihilation? I see two different ways that the Sphere's control is decided. A character controls the Sphere ...
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How can I ensure that my players are not receiving excessive treasure and magic items for their level?

I am running a home brew 5e game. My group has recently levelled up to 2 and is about to come to the end of a dungeon. I rolled on the loot chart, and the results seemed quite generous for a party of ...
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Does the Boots of Striding and Springing’s 30-foot ceiling take effect before or after movement additions?

I am a halfling monk who has recently acquired boots of striding and springing. As a halfling I have a base movement of 25 feet; however, as a monk (currently level 4) with Unarmored Movement, I have ...
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Can a low-level caster attempt to use a Spell Scroll of a spell that isn't on his class's spell list but is on his subclass's list?

A caster can attempt to use a spell scroll of a spell he can't normally cast (DC of 10 + Spell level) if said spell is on his spell list. Some subclasses give access, at certain levels, to spells ...
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druid beast form armour [closed]

I was wondering how I would go about setting up a set of leather, wooden or hide or some other non-metal armour for a druid character where the armour changes shape when in beast form so that it is ...
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Does damage from Talon, the +1 Longsword from LMoP, count as magical damage?

One of my players has Talon, a +1 Longsword that deals slashing damage. In regards to a creature that has "resistance to damage from non-magical weapons", does Talon deal magical or non-magical ...
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How recoverable is Magical Ammunition?

From Xanathar's Guide to Everything: Walloping Ammunition: This ammunition packs a wallop. A creature hit by the ammunition must succeed on a DC 10 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. ...
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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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In Tyranny of Dragons, do the effects common to all Dragon Masks stack if you attune to more than one?

In the Tyranny of Dragons storyline, do the effects common to all Dragon Masks stack if you attune to more than one? I'm specifically interested in Draconic Majesty, but would like answers for all of ...
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Pearly White Spindle Ioun Stone

Im confused as to the type of regeneration the Pearly White Spindle Ioun Stone provides. Depending on the source I look at (I dont have my copy of the core rules with me) its text changes. From ...
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Does adamantine armor protect you from being beheaded by a vorpal sword?

(Inspired by this question about adamantine armor) The item description for adamantine armor states: While you're wearing it, any critical hit against you becomes a normal hit. The item ...
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Is it impossible to attune to more than one copy of a magic weapon?

So I'm aware that attunement cannot be applied to more than one copy of a magic item, I.E. two rings of protection. Does the same rule apply to magic weapons that require attunement as well?
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Can a ring of spell storing store a spell as a ritual and then cast it in the normal cast time?

Let's use silence, for example. As a ritual, it takes 10 minutes and 6 seconds to cast, using no spell slot. My understanding is that it can be stored in the ring of spell storing being cast as a ...
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Does the Sword of the Planes have a +4 bonus against literally any outsider?

In our Pathfinder game, we recently came upon a Sword of the Planes. This longsword has an enhancement bonus of +1 on the Material Plane, but on any elemental planes its enhancement bonus increases ...
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Importing 4e-ish Warlock Focuses into 3.5e/Pathfinder [closed]

I'm playing a D&D 3.X/Pathfinder/Heavy Homebrew game playing a Warlock-esque character, and was wondering if there was a 'easy' way of 'importing' focuses from 4th edition. Secondarily, I know ...
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How does the Shard of the Ise Rune's “Gift of Frost” from SKT work?

I'm a DM running Storm King's Thunder, and it's likely the party will soon get the Shard of the Ise Rune item (p. 236-237). I'm reading through the description, and while I understand most of it, I'm ...
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Do Deathstrike Bracers work with thrown melee weapons?

The Magic Item Compendium features the deathstrike bracers, a magical item which allows a character to critically hit or sneak attack many enemies that would otherwise be immune: When activated, ...
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Does Lightbringer illuminate or dispel the Darkness spell?

Lightbringer is a +1 mace that appears in the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure. The description says: This +1 mace was made for a cleric of Lathander, the god of dawn. The head of the mace is ...
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Is this homebrew magic item balanced for a level 5 party?

I made a weapon to give to my party at level 5. Is this overpowered to give (one) to a level 5 party of 4 characters? The Halting Rod Uncommon (unique), 2 lbs. 2d4 force damage ...
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Why is the Ring of Warmth only an Uncommon item? [closed]

Related: Why is this uncommon magic item better than this rare magic item? The related question and associated answers indicates that the opportunity costs of attunement can be significant driving ...
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Why is this uncommon magic item better than this rare magic item?

From what I understand, uncommon magic items are less valuable than rare items in terms of functional power and monetary value. From the DMG (pg. 135), uncommon items are worth 101–500 gp while rare ...