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Questions tagged [magic-items]

For questions about 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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Is Phoenix Ash Threat crystal really weak?

The greater version costs the same as a Crystal of Fire Assault, but seems much weaker: neither is multiplied on a critical same (arguably weakest) damage type if you hit a creature once, the Phoenix ...
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If you are in the Astral Plane, can you put one Bag of Holding inside another one to get out of the Astral Plane? [duplicate]

I understand that if you put a bag of holding in a bag of holding, both are destroyed and anything within 5 feet of them gets sucked into the Astral Plane. But if you're in the Astral Plane, can you ...
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If something is halfway in a bag of holding… what happens to it? [duplicate]

If I put something in the bag of holding and get attacked, and drop it, so it's laying half in and half out of the bag.. what happens to the item? Meaning if I'm putting a long piece of lumber ...
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Are bags of holding fireproof?

I was wondering if we could make a campfire, and then in an emergency, scoop said fire into the bag of holding to prevent the smoke from giving away our position. Are they fireproof from the inside?
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How long is a “whole day” for work purposes?

In Table 7 on page 15 of the Prometheum Exxet, there is an entry for "one whole day". I know that if I spend a week crafting each item, it takes an 8-hour period per day to do. How much, though, is "...
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When using or crafting a Spellcasting item, do modifiers that apply to spellcasting apply?

Specifically, I am interested in if the Power Boost power (from the Prometheum Exxet) could interact with an item that has the Spellcasting power (though there may be other cases where interactions ...
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How many spell-bearing items can you activate in a turn?

In the Prometheum Exxet, there are two means of creating an item that can cast a spell: Items with the Automatic Spells power, which require no Zeon and have to recharge, and items with the ...
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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 multiple magic items in one inherently imbalanced?

I have an idea for a weapon that can permanently absorb items that require attunement to gain its properties (including its attunement requirement), up to 3. For example, the item alone does not ...
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How does a spellshard spellbook work?

A spellshard is a flavorful replacement for a mundane book, and among other things, a wizard can use one as a spellbook. On this subject, the item description says: An arcane caster can use a ...
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Can I multiclass to a class I only meet the requirements of due to a magic item? [duplicate]

Say I have a level 18 bard and want to take the last two levels in paladin. Unfortunately my strength score is only 8, ruling me out. Fortunately a friendly fighter has a belt of hill-giant strength. ...
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What do I need to consider when creating homebrew items that scale with character level? [closed]

Mechanically versus subjectively this is difficult. It’s a homebrew idea after all. I want a low magic item campaign in terms of how many magic items players receive but because my players won’t be ...
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Items that scale with level [closed]

I want to start DMing. I have a low level item I want to give, but it is not very useful starting out. I would also like to say I am not familiar with most of the magic items available. This is more ...
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Does the “Changeling” property count as an enhancement bonus?

The changeling property in the Magic Item Compendium p.31 names a flat price of 2000 gp. It does not say that it counts or costs as much as a +1 enhancement. Does that mean that the property doesn't ...
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Can undead that you have reanimated wait inside a portable hole?

Assuming I cast the appropriate levels of spells to keep them under my control, could my undead that have already been reanimated stay in a portable hole as they don’t need to breathe or sleep? I don’...
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What is the easiest way to transport piles of bones/corpses undetected?

I’m currently working on a Necromancer Build, one thing I’ve really struggled with is having enough piles of bones/corpses at all times to keep up my undead horde. So far the best idea I’ve had is to ...
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When casting a spell using a magic item, is the casting itself visible?

Some magic items allow you to cast spells using them, even if you are normally unable to cast such spells, such as the Wand of Magic Missiles or the Helm of Telepathy. When you cast a spell with such ...
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To craft a Javelin of Lightning, you need to be able to cast Lightning Bolt; can I use a Wand of Lightning Bolt to meet this requirement?

So to craft a javelin of lightning, you need to be able to cast lightning bolt. My druid can't do this, but if he bought a wand of lightning bolt, could he use this to meet the requirements?
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If I fail the check to copy a spell from a scroll, is the gold needed to copy the spell spent anyway?

I am playing a wizard. I was reading the PHB and saw that you could copy spells into your spellbook for a cost (50 gp + 2 hours of work, per spell level). My question regards when copying the spell ...
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Is there anything that can change the time of day?

My question is: are there any spells/items/or anything really that can alter the time of day, from night to day, or the opposite? Perhaps there's something that can create some sort of light source ...
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Do Boots of Elvenkind Negate Tremorsense?

Tremorsense detects material-based vibrations. Obviously, this refers to sound waves (“tremors”) in the real world. Interestingly, it specifically excludes flying creatures, which could be interpreted ...
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Can you repair magical equipment that has been damaged by a Zorbo?

Zorbos (from Tomb of Annihilation, p. 41) have the following Destructive Claws attack (emphasis mine): Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d6+1) slashing damage, and ...
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How to provide XP for item creation?

I read in an answer that you can provide the XP cost of an item that the party Wizard creates for you. Unfortunately no details are given, and the link is dead. How can I cover the Wizard's XP ...
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Can my sorcerer use a spellbook only to collect spells and scribe scrolls, not cast?

I have been playing a sorcerer that went to wizard school as part of his backstory and often refers to himself as a terrible wizard. So he has a spellbook that I’ve spent time and gold on. He is not ...
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Is there a rule to create flawed magical items?

For various reasons, I would need to emulate an effect from a famous magic item: the Helm of Brilliance If a creature wearing the helm is damaged by magical fire (after the fire protection is taken ...
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What magic item can I give my NPC to summon monsters?

Is there anything a low-level NPC could get their hands on to summon monsters? Preferably an option where the monsters simply infest the location and are non-responsive to the summoner. I'm looking ...
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If a warlock makes a Dancing Sword their pact weapon, is there a way to prevent it from disappearing if it's farther away for more than a minute?

I currently have a Pact of the Blade warlock, and recently came across a dancing sword (a rapier). I am considering making it my pact weapon, but there is still a minor inconvenience. While the ...
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How does an Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location interact with the Augury spell?

One of my players got his hand on an Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location, which hides him from divination magic. The description says: While wearing this amulet, you are hidden from ...
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How does an Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location interact with the Detect Magic spell?

One of my players got his hand on an Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location, which hides him from divination magic. The description says: While wearing this amulet, you are hidden from ...
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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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How can the PCs determine if an item is a phylactery?

To kill a Lich the PCs must first destroy the lich's phylactery. From the Monster's Manual we know the basic physical description of this item: A phylactery is traditionally an amulet in the shape ...
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Is this spell/item interaction as infinite (and potentially deadly) as I think it is?

The 12th-level Path of Destruction spell, Sphere of Destruction, takes 30 Zeon to cast, for an effect that does 30 Base Damage (+5 per an Added Effect). The Prometheum Exxet introduces an effect, ...
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How to create an artifact weapon linked to the progress of a mythic path?

I want to pump up the group I'm GMing for with Mythic rules. There is a warpriest in the group, and I wanted to have him earn the privilege of wielding the holy weapon of his church and make him a ...
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Use Magic Device and the Shield of the Mage [closed]

I am here for some clarification on what things I could do with Use Magic Device (through Emulate Class Feature) to get the spell I want to appear on the Shield of the Mage. I am fully aware that this ...
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If a character can use a +X magic weapon as a spellcasting focus, does it add the bonus to spell attacks or spell save DCs?

My 5e College of Swords bard can use a weapon as a spell focus for their spell casting. If they have a +1 rapier and cast a spell requiring a spell attack roll, do they get the +1 added to their ...
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Can two creatures, each with a Staff of the Magi, charge them up for free?

A Staff of the Magi has the Spell Absorption trait (emphasis mine): While holding the staff, you have advantage on saving throws against spells. In addition, you can use your reaction when another ...
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Can there be instruments with attack bonuses?

I'm looking into making a Bard. While looking at subclasses in the 3rd party supplement Xanathar's Lost Notes to Everything Else, I found that the College of Discord subclass feature Melodic Mayhem ...
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Magic Item Creation and Requirements

Per 3.5 item Magic Item Creation rules progress on crafting a Magic item is 1,000gp a day minimum 1 day. The item creation rules or magic weapons list “the weapon or parts of the weapon” as material ...
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Can an armblade require double attunement if it integrates a magic weapon that normally requires attunement?

I'm pretty new to D&D, and right now I'm trying to make a character starting at a higher level for a campaign. The DM is allowing us to start with some magical items of our choice. Using the ...
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Can an arcane focus boost spell attack or damage rolls?

Is it possible for an arcane focus to boost spell attack or damage rolls? To act as a +1/+2/etc. modifier, like stronger physical weapons.
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When a Cleric spontaneously casts a Cure Light Wounds spell, will a Pearl of Power recover the original spell or Cure Light Wounds?

Assume a cleric has converted one of their first level spells into cure light wounds, and it was the only spell they have expended. When they use the pearl of power to recover the spell, what is ...
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Can an item resist the Identify spell?

I had found a book (called "The Book of Dreams") that was covered in human skin. I used Identify but it didn't work. Can an item resist this spell? The book is magical. The DM said Identify did ...
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Does the Apparatus of Kwalish have resistance to all damage?

The Apparatus of Kwalish (DMG, p. 151) includes in its description the following statistics: Armor Class: 20 Hit Points: 200 Speed: 30 ft., swim 30 ft. (or 0 ft. for both if the legs and tail ...
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How can a damaged magic item be repaired?

All objects, including magic items, have hit points. Some magic items, such as Ioun Stones and the Apparatus of Kwalish, specify how many hit points they have in their description, while the rest of ...
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What happens if you are holding an Iron Flask with a demon inside and walk into an Antimagic Field?

What happens if you are holding an Iron Flask with a demon inside and walk into an Antimagic Field? Do the magical powers of the Iron Flask stop, releasing the demon? Also, would the demon then be ...
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Do you waste sorcery points if you try to apply metamagic to a spell from a scroll but fail to cast it?

To cast a spell from a scroll that is on your list but of a higher level you can cast, you need to make a spellcasting ability check (wasting the spell scroll on a failure). What happens if a low ...
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Does Truesight encompass Detect Magic's awareness?

The description of Truesight says: A monster with truesight can, out to a specific range, see in normal and magical darkness, see invisible creatures and objects, automatically detect visual ...
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Does making an item slotless increase its price?

In misreading Fering's question I thought he was asking if making his item slotless would increase the price. I thought that was worthy of its own question. When crafting a magic item with the craft ...
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Pricing a custom Robe of Bones

I am trying to deconstruct the Robe of Bones(RoB) magic item so that I can construct a personalized version for my necromancer. Why use the default undead in it when I could instead have one with my ...
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Where does a Javelin of Lightning land when it misses its target?

We were having an "argument" about what happens when the Javelin of Lightning misses its target. Here's the important text for the item: When you hurl it and speak its command word, it transforms ...