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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 happens when a very fast creature opens an Eversmoking Bottle, then moves far away?

The Eversmoking Bottle magic item has the following details: Smoke leaks from the lead-stoppered mouth of this brass bottle, which weighs 1 pound. When you use an action to remove the stopper, a ...
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Can summoned creatures wield magic weapons?

Can a Pit Fiend summon from an Infernal Hexblade's Greater Summon Warlock's Ally pick up (or be given) a magic sword and use it (without proficiency) as a basic attack, like characters from any class ...
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Can Hexblade warlocks use a staff and shield?

Hexblade warlocks gain proficiency with shields at 1st level from the Hex Warrior feature (p. 55): At 1st level, you acquire the training necessary to effectively arm yourself for battle. You ...
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Can a magic pact weapon have its attunement broken by being dismissed?

For a Pact of the Blade Warlock that can "transform one magic weapon into your pact weapon" (PHB. 108), the weapon can be dismissed into an extradimensional space. If the weapon is magic and requires ...
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Can a spell scroll be upcast using a higher-level spell slot?

For example, Magic Missile says: You create three glowing darts of magical force. Each dart hits a creature of your choice that you can see within range. A dart deals 1d4 + 1 force damage to its ...
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What plane can the keep acquired via the Throne card from the Deck of Many Things be on?

From the Deck of Many Things (DMG, p. 164): Throne. You gain proficiency in the Persuasion skill, and you double your proficiency bonus on checks made with that skill. In addition, you gain ...
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How much should you pay a wizard for casting your Wish spell scroll for you?

I have a human fighter who possessed a wish spell scroll. He had an NPC wizard use the wish spell scroll to undo a nasty spell-like effect on one of the other characters. The wizard wants just ...
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How does the Furyborn bonus interact with a weapon's regular enhancement bonus?

I've been looking through the Magic Weapons for Pathfinder, and came across the Furyborn enchantment. Basically, whenever you damage someone, you get a +1 Enhancement bonus to your weapon against that ...
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Why would the “Burning Wheel” unique item confer a bonus to swimming?

Just found this odd statement in the Dungeon World SRD (alternative source.) in relation to the "Burning Wheel" unique item, which has the power to facilitate an audience with a named god: It does ...
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Can you wear magical boots/gloves/gauntlets while wearing plate armor?

In Adventurers League, can you wear magical boots/gloves/gauntlets while wearing plate armor?
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Is it possible to remove the attunement property of a magical item? [closed]

Is it possible to remove the attunement property of a magical item? It seems odd to me that there could be a dragon slaying sword that is a bane to all dragons who touch it, that sometimes won’t slay ...
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Can a Vorpal weapon kill creatures with the regeneration special ability?

Can a Vorpal weapon kill creatures with the regeneration special ability? For example, can a Balor's Vorpal sword kill a Pit fiend? If not, what happens to the HP of a creature that has lost its ...
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How does the Ring of Mind Shielding interact with effects that affect a certain alignment?

The Ring of Mind Shielding, an uncommon magic item (DMG, p. 191), has the following property (emphasis mine): While wearing this ring, you are immune to magic that allows other creatures to read ...
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Is targeting worn magic items considered the same as targeting the wearer?

The spellblade enhanchement says it protects from a spell targeted on the wielder of such a weapon. But what about its items? Say, for example, I have a spellblade that protects me from dispel magic (...
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In an auction, how might magic item collectors in other lands bid remotely?

There is no magic item retail in my world. Instead, common to rare items are often sold at special auctions curated by the Order of the Sphinx, a wizard guild. Typically, the items for sale at these ...
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Does a Storm Chamber damage the user?

In a game of Iron Kingdoms, one of my players is an Arcane Mechanik and decided to build a mechanik device (not a Storm Glaive) using a Storm Chamber as capacitor. Will they need a StormBlade Armor? ...
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Can a weapon form of the Rod of Lordly Might be considered a pact weapon?

I've got a character in my campaign who was lucky enough to snag a Rod of Lordly Might. The snag is that she's a Hexblade Warlock, and she wants to use the Hex Warrior ability on the rod (basically ...
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Giving a Pearl of Speech to a creature with Int too low for language?

What happens if you give a pearl of speech to a creature with low intelligence? Say you give a pearl of speech to an owlbear with an intelligence of 2. The pearl states that: While absorbed, the ...
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Can you gain the benefit of multiple copies of a tome in Adventurers League?

In Adventurers League, can a character read multiple (different but with the same name) unused Tomes of Understanding? Do their effect stack?
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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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Do the magic items from the Layer of Delusion work after they leave that layer?

I'm running the Bloodstone Lands adventure and the party managed to get to the last adventure. They ended up travelling to the Abyss and once they were on the first layer, they went through the first ...
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Can I choose to have a cold Sneak Attack when using Frost Brand? [duplicate]

Frost Brand has this property: When you hit with an attack using this magic sword, the target takes an extra 1d6 cold damage. Since Jeremy Crawford states that the cold damage is part of its ...
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How can I improve this homebrew magic item so that it remains balanced across a wide range of levels?

I am considering the following homebrew magic item for my campaign: Ring, rare (requires attunement) While attuned to this ring, when you cast a cantrip that targets a single creature (but ...
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Can my players abuse this homebrew Blade of the Thirst magic item?

I am designing a homebrew magic item. I think I have it balanced but need to know if there are any loopholes I have not seen. Blade of the thirst, magical longsword, requires attunement, versatile,...
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Does Sovereign Glue unbond in an antimagic field?

Sovereign Glue is a magic item that permanently bonds two objects together. However, magic items stop working in an antimagic field. So, if you put two objects, bonded by Sovereign Glue in an ...
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Does the Abjuration wizard's Improved Abjuration feature apply when casting sufficiently high-level spells from scrolls?

Inspired by this question on how to improve the chances of casting spells from scrolls. Improved Abjuration, the School of Abjuration wizard's 10th-level feature, states (PHB, 115): Beginning at ...
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How can a spell caster increase the probability that they can cast a spell from a scroll that is a higher level than they can cast?

From what I understand, even a level 1 wizard can try to read a wish scroll. But how can an adventurer increase their likelihood of doing so? To be clear, this does not necessarily mean in what way ...
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Does the tentacle rod prevent multiattack?

Made by the drow, this rod is a magic weapon that ends in three rubbery tentacles. While holding the rod, you can use an action to direct each tentacle to attack a creature you can see within 15 feet ...
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What are the dimensions of a box that can contain 20 arrows?

I am playing a level 13 Fighter with the Sharpshooter martial archetype (from Unearthed Arcana: Fighter). I took the Sharpshooter feat as well, of course, and the Archery fighting style. I shoot ...
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Does the Celestial Armor require medium armor proficiency?

TL;DR: Does the Celestial Armor require medium armor proficiency? I found the Celestial Armor which said that it is a medium armor Chainmail+3, and is light enough to be considered as light armor. ...
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Can you poison a Bag of Devouring?

According to the description of the Bag of Devouring: This bag appears to be an ordinary sack. Detection for magical properties makes it seem as if it were a bag of holding. The sack, however, is ...
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A permanent portable Magic Circle

So, a Wizard just got their hands on the Planar Binding spell line, and wants to start utilizing it. Said Wizard also likes to be self-sufficient AND is invested in their alignment - which means they ...
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How is the power of a magic item measured according to the rules?

Premise The DMG states a relation to a magic item's power, it's rarity, and character level. Rarity provides a rough measure of an item's power relative to other magic items. Each rarity ...
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Is item rarity really tied to how powerful it is?

Answers to questions like What should the rarity rating be for this homebrew Healing Brick? are usually based on comparison of effects of an item. On the other hand, there are questions like The ...
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Can multiple Bags of Holding banish Tiamat?

In my campaign, my players were very close to accidentally freeing Tiamat from her prison in the Nine Hells (long story). However, they ended up averting disaster and not summoning her. However, ...
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What should the rarity rating be for this homebrew Healing Brick?

I read about this item on reddit (with a different name) a while ago and planned to implement this in my campaign, but I'm unsure what its rarity should be. Healing Brick As an action, make ...
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How long does it take for a mind flayer to create a Mind Blade or similar magic item?

In Volo's Guide to Monsters, on page 81, the following section is included under the Mind Flayer sub-chapter: Mind Flayer Magic Items Some mind flayer colonies have developed the ability to ...
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Do I unlock 3 magic items or 2 from the “Ritual of Divination” DM Quest in Adventurers League?

Do I unlock 2 items or 3 from the DM Quest for the Ritual of Divination? The DM Quest for the Ritual of Divination requires that I join both AL Facebook groups and I follow them on Twitter. I don't ...
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What is the rarity of my homebrew melee weapon that banishes on critical hits?

I want to make a melee weapon that, if you score a critical hit, casts banishment on the target. I don't mind it being of a high rarity, but I don't want it to be broken. I wasn't planning on making ...
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What is the rarity of my homebrew shortbow?

I want to create a custom magic item - a shortbow in particular. I want it to have a illusion theme but also a psychic damage theme, so here's what I've come up with. It will require attunement; it ...
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Can a player survive suffocation with a Periapt of Wound Closure?

The Periapt of Wound Closure's description says While you wear this pendant, you stabilize whenever you are dying at the start of your turn. In addition, whenever you roll a Hit Die to regain hit ...
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Where is the Storm Boomerang located in the books?

I have seen references to a Storm Boomerang on D&D Beyond and a couple of other places, saying it's in Princes of the Apocalypse. I have the book, but cannot find it anywhere. Can someone give me ...
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Do the Illusionist's Bracers make warlocks unbalanced? [closed]

The Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica book introduces a magic item called the illusionist's bracers: While wearing the bracers, whenever you cast a cantrip, you can use a bonus action on the same ...
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How does the Staff of the Python work?

The D&D 5th edition rules about the staff of the python state the following: You can use an action to speak this staff's command word and throw the staff on the ground within 10 feet of you. ...
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Can the Immovable Rod be broken?

I was looking into the immovable rod (as an option for pinning someone), and there were no specifics for if it could break or how to do it. The immovable rod has a weight limit of 8,000 pounds ...
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Does the Mind Blade count as a magic weapon in the hands of someone other than its intended wielder?

In Volo's Guide to Monsters (pg. 81), the mind blade weapon is described: Mind Blade Weapon (any sword), rare (requires attunement by a specific individual) Mind flayers can turn any ...
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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 ...