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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What are sources for Magic Items that are not adventure-specific?

As a DM, I like to award items to my players. These may not be in the module I'm currently running, so I often draw from the DMG. I recently found that XGtE also has a list of magical items (this ...
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Can a Druid Wild Shaped as a horse use Horseshoes of Speed?

This would probably work better when the Druid has the option to stay indefinitely in Wild Shape form (usually starting around level 16-18, when a single use of Wild Shape lasts 8-9 hours). In any ...
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What happens when I use Drawmij's Instant Summons on Dimensional Shackles?

If I place an enemy or individual in a set of dimensional shackles (I've already placed instant summons on the shackles), and I summon the shackles to me, what happens? As I read the description of ...
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Can a cleric spontaneously convert a wand into a cure/inflict spell?

As stated in an answer to a different question I had, Activating a wand (or stave) does count as casting a spell. Spontaneous Casting A good cleric (or a neutral cleric of a good deity) can ...
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If a PC's ability score increases due to an item, does it increase the corresponding modifier for the ability score or any skills/attacks?

I'm a new DM. One of the PCs obtained gauntlets of ogre power, which raise the Strength score of the creature wearing and attuned to them to 19. Does this increase the modifier or any of the skill ...
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What is a balanced version of this magical vending machine? [on hold]

One of my players (lvl 7) wants to buy/commission a magical vending machine that produces healing potions. I like the idea, but don't want it to break the game. For 1000-1500gp, what are some ...
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Do Boots of Striding and Springing negate skills, feats, and spells that reduce your movement?

Per the horribly worded description: While you wear these boots, your walking speed becomes 30 feet, unless your walking speed is higher, and your speed isn't reduced if you are encumbered or ...
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Can a character with good/neutral alignment attune to a sentient magic item with evil alignment?

Can a character with good/neutral alignment attune to a sentient magic item with evil alignment? The greatsword Hazirawn in the Hoard of the Dragon Queen adventure is described as "A sentient (...
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Where does the water weird from a Weird Tank go when it emerges?

I'm trying to figure out how the water weird from a weird tank emerges from the tank and how it should be represented on a standard grid. The description of the weird tank magic item (Princes of the ...
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How can a PC determine what planes a Cubic Gate is linked to?

The description of the Cubic Gate (DMG, p. 160) states: The six sides of the cube are each keyed to a different plane of existence, one of which is the Material Plane. The other sides are linked to ...
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Can a Rope Trick Spell Scroll and a Bag of Holding open up the gate to the Astral Plane?

I am aware that the rope trick spell alone cannot open a gate to the Astral Plane when combined with a bag of holding, as per this Q&A: Does a bag of holding burst if brought into the space ...
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Can a level 1 Fiend-patron warlock use a Spell Scroll of Fireball?

A level 1 Fiend-patron warlock finds a spell scroll of fireball. The spell fireball is not on the base warlock spell list. If a spell is not on your list, you cannot even try to cast it from a scroll. ...
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Lycanthrope AC & Magical Armor

Just a quick question here. One of my players was bit by a Lycanthrope and is currently cursed. Thing is that he plans on staying that since alignment won't alter anything for him. According to the ...
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Can a character without Magery use a wand to cast a mage-only spell?

On Magic p. 19, the wording in the first paragraph of "Using Magic Items" is unclear. If an item has any "mage only" effects on it, only a mage can use the item's powers. (emphasis original) It'...
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Can Detect Portal detect a Bag of Holding and other such items?

I have been looking at the Ranger Horizon Walker subclass and I was wondering if Detect Portal can detect a Bag of Holding and other such items? From what I understand a portal is a link between two ...
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Does applying a longer duration Charm effect extend the duration of Philter of Love's love effect?

The item "Philter of Love"(DMG, p. 184) hast the following description: The next time you see a creature within 10 minutes after drinking this philter, you become charmed by that creature for 1 ...
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Can a wizard learn a spell from a divine scroll?

Straight forward question, is a wizard able to learn a spell and add it to their spellbook when the scroll is divine. This comes up because the wizard technically has to UMD a divine scroll even if ...
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Is the interior of a Bag of Holding actually an extradimensional space?

In D&D 5e, is the inside of a bag of holding actually described anywhere as being an extradimensional space/demiplane? The description of the bag of holding doesn't actually explicitly state that ...
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What happens to the Fates card from the Deck of Many Things if not used when drawn?

I just read through the possibilities of the Deck of Many Things, and the Fates card brings to me a question. Here's the effect of the Fates card: The Fates. Reality's fabric unravels and spins ...
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Given one sending stone, how can I locate its mate?

Suppose I have one of a pair of sending stones, and I wish to locate the other stone of the pair. Is there any spell or other magic that will allow me to find the stone's mate? Assume I have never ...
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How would I design a magic item which allows the wielder to use the Message cantrip?

I'm playing as a currently 4th level wizard with the cantrip message. In pretty much any situation where any of the other party members go ahead alone, to scout or the like, or in situations where ...
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How do I set up a card game using a Deck of Many Things? [closed]

After seeing this recent thread I felt it might be fun to introduce my players to some sort of poker or native game to the forgotten realms with a slightly tweaked deck of many things. My players ...
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How are the cards determined in an incomplete deck of many things?

In the description for the deck of many things magic item, there are two possible outcomes for how many cards are in the found deck: Usually found in a box or pouch, this deck contains a number of ...
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How much does the Identify spell tell me about a Deck of Many Things?

When cast on a magic item, the Identify spell tells you, among other things, "its properties and how to use them". If I cast this spell on a Deck of Many Things, how much do I learn about it? ...
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Can a familiar draw from the Deck of Many things? [duplicate]

Can a familiar draw a card from the Deck of Many Things?
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What happens if you just start drawing from the Deck of Many Things without declaring any number of cards?

In the Dungeon Master's Guide, the description for the Deck of Many Things contains the following. Before you draw a card, you must declare how many cards you intend to draw and then draw them ...
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Can a pet cat attune to a magical item? [duplicate]

Could I attune a magical item to my pet cat? There don't appear to be any base requirements for attunement.
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Is this homebrew “Faerie Fire Grenade” unbalanced?

I am playing a druid in my friend's Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. He is allowing me to do some things with exotic plants that I found in the wilds. One of those plants was one that shed a yellow ...
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Can the Mage Hand cantrip block or catch a thrown object?

Specifically, if someone lobs a bead from a Necklace of Fireballs, can Mage Hand block or catch the bead before it reaches the target?
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Can a DM change an item given by another DM?

If a player received a specific end reward and doesn't like it, can the new DM change that item's traits (whether or not the item was created differently than in the book)? We are playing home games, ...
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Does a Mace of Disruption's Frightened effect override some undead's immunity to the Frightened condition?

The description of the Mace of Disruption states: When you hit a fiend or an undead with this magic weapon [...] If the target has 25 hit points or fewer after taking this damage, it must succeed ...
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Was there an Amulet of Yendor in any of the D&D official, or 3rd party published material?

Amulet of Yendor is a main artifact in many rogue-alike games, for example Rogue itself, NetHack and Pixel Dungeon families of computer / mobile games. It also appeared in many places as a homage or ...
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How can a high level mythic wizard “bond” items to be usable only by himself?

My party has reached the end of our campaign and my level 20 mythic wizard has crafted a few things to help complete his "final form" so to speak. A ring, a cloak, and some legendary bracers. My ...
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Which book is the Murderer's Gloves magic item from?

Which book is the Murderer's Gloves magic item from? I tried googling it, but no luck. It is supposed to be good for rogues.
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Can a PC activate a Broom of Flying and remain in flight indefinitely?

The Broom of Flying's description includes the following: [...] you stand astride it and speak its command word. It then hovers beneath you and can be ridden in the air. It has a flying speed of 50 ...
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Does the Robe of Eyes extend your vision while on the Ethereal Planes?

Normally the following rules on the Ethereal Plane apply (DMG page 48): Visibility in the Border Ethereal is limited to 60 feet. The plane's depths comprise a region of swirling mist and fog called ...
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Can the Robe of Eyes let you see into the Material Plane whilst on the Ethereal Plane?

I am running a home campaign and one of my characters is in possession of a robe of eyes. Part of the item's ability is that the wearer can see into the Ethereal Plane as they want out to 120 feet. ...
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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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Does an object count as “being moved” when placed in a Bag of Holding before its wielder moves, and then after moving they take the object out again?

Context The Eldritch Knight in my game is looking for ways to make the spell magic circle be used quickly in battle, since casting it takes one minute. He came up with casting glyph of warding on his ...
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Who gets blinded when the Daylight spell is cast on a Robe of Eyes?

In the 3.5 robe of eyes it says that you can cast certain spells on the robe to cause blindness. The specific wording is A light or continual flame spell cast directly on a robe of eyes causes it ...
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Am I pricing this equivalent of Efficient Quiver correctly?

So, I'm going to be playing a Wizard in a friend's pathfinder game soon. I wanted to make a custom magic item, similar to the Efficient Quiver. At the time I had only skimmed the Efficient Quivers ...
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How many Hit Dice of undead does an acquired scroll of Animate Dead raise?

Animate dead is one of the few spells which has a variable cost to its casting, as it's based entirely on the amount of HD you are going to raise with the casting, which is partly dependent on the CL. ...
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What is the spell save DC for this magic item from Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage?

There is an item in the Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage adventure, the described on p. 284. Its description states: However the eyebite spell states: One creature of your choice within 60 ...
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Is a Barbarian Totem Warrior a Spellcaster? [duplicate]

At third level, a Barbarian can take the Path of the Totem Warrior, gaining (among others), the following feature: Spirit Seeker Yours is a path that seeks attunement with the natural world, ...
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What slot does a Battlefist occupy?

Battlefist (Eberron Campaign Setting, p268): This +1 weapon resembles a massively oversized spiked gauntlet; one designed for a Medium warforged looks like a gauntlet designed for an ogre. It ...
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Can I use the 'Creation' spell to create magical items? [duplicate]

The "Creation" spell states: You pull wisps of Shadow material from the Shadowfell to create a nonliving object of vegetable matter within range - soft goods, rope, wood, or something similar. You ...
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Corroded Metal vs Magical Armor, should it melt it?

The DM in our game homebrewed something called a Dire Otter Swarm and had the Corroded Metal attribute that can destroy nonmagical items, but he gave it a buff that allowed them to destroy Magical ...
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How can I decide if my homebrew item should require attunement?

Attunement slots are an important tool for maintaining game balance - especially in high magic settings where magic items are common. If I've homebrewed a new magic item for my players, how can I ...
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How many charges does a multiclass character imbue a staff with?

This is a Pathfinder Second Edition question. Let's say that we have a fourth-level cleric who has taken Wizard Dedication and Basic Wizard Spellcasting (both CRB pg. 231) at second and fourth levels ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Wand of Cure Light Wounds and Wand of Infernal Healing compared to each other?

Every party in Pathfinder and every character in Pathfinder Society need some healing source, and the two most common ones are a Wand of Infernal Healing and a Wand of Cure Light Wounds. It is often ...