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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Does the Iron Flask magic item work on a creature that is immune to the charmed condition?

The description of the iron flask magic item states, in part: You can use an action to remove the flask's stopper and release the creature the flask contains. The creature is friendly to you and ...
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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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Can a player misty step into a bag of holding?

I am an Eladrin elf who would like to be able to misty step into the bag of holding and back out of it. I was wondering if it's at all possible to do and if the bag would need to be open for me to do ...
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How does the extra fire damage from the Helm of Brilliance item interact with the Great Weapon Fighting fighting style?

The item Helm of Brilliance includes a feature that reads (DMG, 173): You can use an action and speak a command word to cause one weapon you are holding to burst into flames. [...] When you hit ...
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Can a druid use a Sending Stone while in Wild Shape?

Can a druid use a sending stone while in Wild Shape? I'm torn on this, as sending stones are a magic item and would greatly enhance communication while scouting ahead.
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When does the +10 to Disguise work on the Hat of Disguise?

When does the +10 to Disguise take effect? I understand that the +10 works when created, but if you are using the hat to change your appearance, anyone looking will see what you created, and once ...
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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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What are the physical dimensions of the Immovable Rod?

In our recent campaign came across an Immovable Rod. Its official description states: This flat iron rod has a button on one end. You can use an action to press the button, which causes the rod to ...
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Do the attunement requirements of the Hammer of Thunderbolts make it situational?

The properties of the hammer of thunderbolts seem to suggest to me that (for the vast majority of the time) the player owning this item will not have it attuned. How do you rule on the current ...
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Must I have seen a type of flower with my own eyes to use the Staff of Flowers to cause that type of flower to sprout?

I've said this before, but the staff of flowers (XGtE, p. 139) is a surprisingly useful item for its level. Does the staff of flowers require me to know a flower, or just know of a flower, to cause ...
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The power level of the Sword of Sharpness doesn't justify its very rare rating - am I missing something?

After asking this question about the Sword of Sharpness, I was presented with this answer which distinguishes between the two main features of the Sword of Sharpness: Feature 1 (emphasis mine): ...
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Can Amazing Tools of Manufacture be used for mundane and magic crafting?

The description of the item states, that "The wielder may take raw materials with a value equal to half the price of an object to be crafted..." (for the full description see here). The ratio of 2:1 ...
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Does the Thief rogue's Use Magic Device feature let them ignore class, race, and level requirements on attuning to magic items?

The Artificer's Magic Item Savant feature states (E:RftLW p. 58, WGtE p. 180; emphasis mine): [...] You ignore all class, race, spell, and level requirements on attuning to or using magic items. ...
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Is this Monk’s Robe magic item conversion balanced in 5e?

In Pathfinder, there is a magic item called the Monk’s Robe. I like the idea, and have tried to convert it to D&D 5e, but I don’t know if my conversion is balanced. My conversion of the item is ...
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Can a Minotaur wear (and benefit from) Horseshoes of Flame?

Related: Can a Centaur wear (and benefit from) magical horseshoes? Item in Question The Horseshoes of Flame (Savage Species, page 57) state: An ordinary horse wearing these horseshoes may ...
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Sorcerer 18 Wizard 2 Viable multiclass? [closed]

Would taking 18 levels of sorcerer and then taking 2 levels of divination wizard (for portent) be a competent multiclass even with the drawbacks for multiclassing? I am currently using a variant ...
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Do magic items replenish at dawn even if, in your current place, there is no such thing as dawn?

There are many magic items with charges that replenish at dawn. However, there are places where there is no dawn, like in the Feywild. I'd think this way of phrasing it was only meant to make sure it ...
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Can I recharge a Canaith Mandolin in Avernus? [duplicate]

I just got a Canaith Mandolin while being in Avernus and there is something in the description that I would like to clarify. If I understand well, in Avernus, there isn't any dawn. No sunrise. Does ...
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Does the Thief rogue's Use Magic Device feature let them attune to items that require attunement by a spellcaster?

The Thief rogue's Use Magic Device feature says: By 13th level, you have learned enough about the workings of magic that you can improvise the use of items even when they are not intended for you. ...
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Can adamantine or mithral armors have magical properties (+1, for example)?

As an ex-player of D&D 3.5, I'm a little bit confused about Adamantine armors and Mithral armors. In 3.5e, they are not inherently magical; it is just classic armor with a different material, so ...
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Can a Thief rogue use the Fast Hands feature to draw something from a magic item as a bonus action?

My DM gave me a magic little bag, Heward's handy spice pouch, which has the description: Someone holding the pouch could reach into it and speak the name of any type of nonmagical seasoning—salt, ...
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Do resistances granted by scrolls of wish count against the magic item cap?

During Season 8 of the Adventurers' League, spell scrolls of wish were relatively easy to acquire as a tier 3+ adventurer. Many characters who dipped into Wizard or Sorcerer would purchase these ...
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Can the Bag of Beans increase an ability score above 20?

The Bag of Beans states: [...] 81-90: A nest of 1d4 + 3 eggs springs up. Any creature that eats an egg must make a DC 20 Constitution saving throw. On a successful save, a creature permanently ...
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Can you voluntarily suppress the effect of a continuous magic item you are wearing?

I would like to ask my DM if it is possible to craft a Continuous Cloud of Knives (Player's Handbook II) Ring, but it could be a little awkward in certain situations, a swarm of knives orbiting around ...
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Does the 5e version of Hammer of Thunderbolts return to the thrower if a charge is used to make a ranged attack?

I have noticed that in previous D&D versions, the hammer of thunderbolts explicitly returns to the thrower after ranged attacks, but I see nothing in the description of the 5e version of the ...
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Do magic weapons that require attunement count as magic (for Resistances) even if you are not attuned?

Resistance in a creatures stat block is written as follows: bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from non magical weapons Does a weapon count as magical, even if I am not attuned to it? I know I ...
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While under the effect of the invisibility spell, would using a wand of pyrotechnics break the invisibility?

The wand of pyrotechnics is a common magic item in Dragon of Icespire Peak. The text reads as follow: This wand has 7 charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 of its charges ...
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Can I increase an ability score above 30?

Can I increase an ability score over 30 with an item such as a Manual of Bodily Health? [After reading] this book... your Constitution score increases by 2, as does your maximum for that score.
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Is using an Eagle Whistle considered as wearing/carrying it for the purpose of Telekinesis?

The description of the Eagle Whistle from Tales From the Yawning Portal p. 228 states: Wondrous Item, Rare While you blow an eagle whistle continuously, you can fly twice as fast as your ...
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Can you escape Ravenloft with an Amulet of the Planes?

Due to shenanigans of my Dungeon Master, my character managed to get an Amulet of the Planes, but accidentally teleported into Castle Ravenloft while playing the Lost Mine of Phandelver. Can my ...
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How do “alignment” subtypes interact with magic item alignment requirements?

Let's say we have a LG succubus (who therefore has the chaotic and evil subtypes). A nine lives stealer would be a bad weapon for her, since it bestows negative levels to good wielders, and her ...
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Can you craft magic items without specific abilities--and therefore, requirements/costs?

Ghostwalk's glove of the master strategist is described as follows: This black leather glove is decorated with purple silk thread. It acts as a glove of storing and allows the wearer to use a true ...
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(How) Can the Cursed -2 Sword be turned into an indestructible +2 sword of instant summons?

One of the standard cursed items is a longsword that causes the user to take a -2 penalty to attack and damage rolls, and is automatically drawn and fought with, even if the user intended to use ...
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Is there any spell or method to teleport land?

I've been searching on Google, and the closest thing I've been able to find has been 3.5e homebrew. I want to see if there is anything official for this that I am missing, or something that wouldn't ...
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Wish on a scroll: Who suffers the consequences?

If I create a scroll with the Wish spell and an other person uses it to do anything that would trigger the penalty (anything that is not replicating an 8th or lower level spell causes necrotic damage ...
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Is an item that increases spell save DC balanced?

One of my players' characters likes to use illusion spells in combat. To improve their effectiveness, he is asking me for an item that increases his spell save DC. The Rod of the Pact Keeper provides ...
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Are there limitations/cautions to “Vorpal”?

I want to give one of my good characters a vorpal Dwarven Ax. My first thought is about alignment issues. I realize that it's how it's actually wielded that would cause alignment conflicts, but is it ...
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Does magic armor resize with wild shape?

If my level 5 druid with +1 hide armor wild shapes into a brown bear, does his armor resize to fit the new form? In the PHB for druid wild shape it says: You choose whether your equipment falls to ...
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Do you take damage from falling while wearing Winged Boots?

In 4th Edition the magic item clearly stated that you dont take damage and that you land on your feet while wearing them, but in 5e there is no such language in the description. The description of ...
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Can a spellthief use a metamagic rod when casting a stolen spell?

A spellthief (Complete Adventurer 13) cannot apply metamagic feats to stolen spells. The ability steal spells reads, in part: A spellthief can't apply metamagic feats or other effects to the stolen ...
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How much time does putting an item inside a Bag of Holding take when you are fighting?

In the Bag of Holding's (Dungeon Master's Guide pag. 248) description it is stated: Retrieving a specific item from a bag of holding is a move action — unless the bag contains more than an ordinary ...
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Can my players coat a +1 Plate Armor with Adamantine?

My Dwarf smith wants to merge both his Plate Armor +1 and his Adamantine Plate Armor. The idea is to melt Adamantine, obtain the raw material, and coat his +1 Plate with it, thus obtaining a +1 ...
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What options are available to a Portable Hole owner?

I am a new DM, trying to understand the magic of the Portable Hole. I've read through as many previous posts on Portable Hole shenanigans as I could, but none seem to answer my questions. One of my ...
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What would be the gold value of a Polymorph Blade?

We usually follow this homebrew guide for magical item prices, and my players have recently played through the Lost Laboratory of Kwalish adventure. In it, they obtained a cursed longsword, a ...
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What would be the gold value of a Blade of the Medusa?

We usually follow this homebrew guide for magical item prices, and my players have recently played through the Lost Laboratory of Kwalish adventure. In it, they obtained a cursed longsword, a Blade of ...
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Can a sorcerer use the Quickened Spell metamagic option on a spell cast from a magic wand?

The sorcerer in my group has a wand of lightning bolts: While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 or more of its charges to cast the lightning bolt spell (save DC 15) from it. For 1 ...
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Does the Shield of the Hidden Lord magic item grant a total of +2 or +4 to AC?

The description of the Shield of the Hidden Lord magic item from the adventure Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus (p. 225) reads: While holding this shield, you gain a +2 bonus to AC and ...
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Does a Quiver of Ehlonna create a gate to the Astral Plane?

In the DMG, the Bag of Holding, Heward's Handy Haversack, and Portable Hole all contain the same language indicating that placing any one inside another (naming those three items by name "or similar ...
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Does activating a scroll require satisfying the spell's verbal and somatic components?

Example: The wizard is in the area of a silence spell effect and wants to activate a scroll. The spell on the scroll normally requires verbal and somatic components. Is the wizard prevented from ...
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What is the rarity of this homebrew magic item, Wytchfire Crystal Orb?

The magic item functions as a Driftglobe with the following additional properties: Requires attunement by a spell caster As a bonus action on your turn, you can speak another command word and move ...

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