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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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How can I reskin the Headband of the Ninjitsu for a steampunk campaign? [closed]

My DM is running a steampunk Pathfinder campaign, and he's banned strictly magical objects and weapons. However, he has said that if we can reskin it to fit within the world (i.e. a wand is more akin ...
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Can you enchant player characters' prosthetics permanently? [closed]

I understand that there's a huge difference between people and magical items, but the focus of this is on creating permanent magical enhancement on prosthetics itself and seeing how far you can push ...
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Can the damage from a Talisman of Pure Good (or Ultimate Evil) be non-lethal?

This is a direct follow-up to this other question of mine and assumes that, indeed, one may wield a Talisman of Pure Good (or a Talisman of Ultimate Evil) as an improvised weapon and apply both the ...
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Does the Bracer of Flying Daggers benefit from the Dueling fighting style?

The Dueling Fighting style description says: When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon. The Bracer of Flying ...
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In Adventurers League, when a Weapon of Warning is found, is just that particular weapon unlocked? Or is Weapon of Warning unlocked in general?

Suppose I am playing an AL game wherein the party obtains a trident of warning. Is only the trident of warning unlocked? Or is weapon of warning unlocked in general? Same question could apply to ...
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In Adventurers League (season 8 rules), is a consumable magic item found during the adventure unlocked?

Suppose I play through an AL adventure wherein a potion of flying is found. I know that I or another character can keep that potion, using it during that adventure or saving it for a later adventure. ...
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What differences are there between spells and creating magical items?

Say one of your party members is a merchant with a wagon. The canvas on the wagon is enchanted in a way that when the flaps are closed, it creates a dark and quiet place, ideal to rest up. Though I ...
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I've given my players a lot of magic items. Is it reasonable for me to give them harder encounters?

I'm running a campaign for a group of 6 level 8 characters. Last session, they went shopping, and I let them buy about 2 magic items each. On top of this, I let them each start with an extra feat and ...
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Can you enchant trinkets the same way to create spell scrolls?

In short, I was thinking of an idea for two enchanted statues to be crafted and sold: A Fire/Light elemental statue polished with phosphorescent moss that's imbued with the spell "Light" to make a ...
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Does an unattuned Frost Brand weapon still glow in freezing temperatures?

Frost Brand weapons have the following property, amongst others: In freezing temperatures, the blade sheds bright light in a 10-foot radius and dim light for an additional 10 feet. The other ...
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In Adventurer's League, is it possible to keep the Ring of Winter if you manage to acquire it in the Tomb of Annihilation adventure?

If you manage to and get the Ring of Winter in D&D Adventurer's League, is it possible to buy the ring via treasure points after the adventure? If you can, how many points does it cost?
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Can you benefit from a Hammer of Thunderbolts’s Strength increase by holding it with something else than your hands?

The Hammer of Thunderbolts, a legendary magic weapon, has the following property amongst others: While you are attuned to this weapon and holding it, your Strength score increases by 4 and can ...
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Can portable holes be stitched together to create a “portable room” that can be carried around?

I am rather new to D&D but have played 3 characters (different classes) before I had to leave my group. Now that I feel well enough to return, I am working on a new character who's a traveling ...
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Can a 2019 UA Artificer use a Mizzium Apparatus as a spellcasting focus?

In the 2019 Unearthed Arcana version of the Artificer, they are noted as using artisan's tools as the foci of their spells, rather than the more typical arcane or divine focuses, though the ...
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Determining the Spell DC of a spell cast via Staff

Rule #1 Excerpt from "Using Staves" [Magic Items -> Staves -> Using Staves][1] says Staves use the wielder’s ability score and relevant feats to set the DC for saves against their spells. Unlike ...
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Would being hidden grant advantage on both Bracers of Flying Daggers attacks?

Assuming that I'm using the Bracers of Flying Daggers magic item (from Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, p. 190): This armband appears to have thin daggers strapped to it. As an action, you can pull up to ...
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Is there a weight limit to Feather Fall?

I was curious if there's a weight limit to feather fall in either spell or enchanted item. From what I've read there isn't, but I'm not sure if it'd be up to the DM's discretion or if there is/was a ...
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How rare would a set of bags of holding/portable holes that share the same interior space be?

What would the rarity for a set of bags of holding and similar items like portable hole, that share the same extra dimensional space? It would be similar to how ender chests work in Minecraft, or ...
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How do I determine the rarity/level of a unique magic item or spell?

I am planning on making several new magic items and spells, as well as allowing my players to make some. As far as I know, the rules in the DMG only describe the relevant spell levels for spells ...
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What happens when the wearer of a Shield of Missile Attraction is behind total cover?

The Shield of Missile Attraction, a rare magic item that requires attunement, has the following curse: Whenever a ranged weapon attack is made against a target within 10 feet of you, the curse ...
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How often can spells be cast from a Rod of Alertness?

One of the features of the Rod of Alertness allows the wielder to cast a number of spells: While holding the rod, you can use an action to cast one of the following spells from it: detect evil and ...
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What can I do to encourage my players to use their consumables?

Frequently when I DM I will give my players consumables (i.e. potions and scrolls) in loot drops in place of gold. My intention is to give them more flexibility in strategy during exploration and ...
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Would water spill from a bowl in a Bag of Holding?

If I put a full Bowl of Commanding Water Elementals in a Bag of Holding, would the bowl spill?
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Does throwing a Bead of Force require a roll to hit accurately?

I gave an enemy three beads of force, one of which was used against the PCs, two of which they now have. The item says: You can use an action to throw the bead up to 60 feet. Is an attack roll ...
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Does the double-bladed scimitar's special attack let you use your ability modifier for the damage of the attack?

I am using the double-bladed scimitar with the Revenant Blade feat from Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron. The double-bladed scimitar's special feature (p. 74): Special. When you take the attack action ...
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Can a spell being cast via a magic item be considered to be more than one class' spell at the same time?

Can a spell being cast via a magic item be considered to be more than one class' spell at the same time? Specifically, items phrased along the lines of "While holding it, you can use an action [...] ...
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Can you wish for more wishes from an Efreeti bound to service via an Efreeti Bottle?

I was running a session a few days ago for some high-level characters and in the palace vault they found themselves an Efreeti Bottle. I rolled for the efreeti's response to being released per the DMG,...
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Matching TWF to GWF DPR output with magic item

I'm new to D&D. I currently have one character built: a human fighter. I've given him the Two-Weapon Fighting (TWF) fighting style, as it sits nicely with his character. I'm currently at Level 3, ...
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What Swashbuckler build has the maximum attack bonus? [closed]

I am creating a Swashbuckler build and need help optimising for maximum attack bonus. This will be a level 20 build and should use the inspired blade archetype. Character Concept I intend to build a ...
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Can you store a Spell Glyph with a spell scroll of a prepared spell?

This is a follow-up to a previous question of mine (Can you store a Spell Glyph with a spell scroll of a non-prepared spell?) where it was established that you do need to have a spell prepared in ...
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What does a “Gem of True Sight” do?

GM awarded us a gem of true sight from a module called "The Priest, The Witch, and the Lost Temple". However, the DM said the adventure did not provide a description for the item so we are not sure ...
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Can boots of speed be activated multiple times in a round?

Can boots of speed be activated twice in a round? Say for instance you are under the effects of slow. So you activate the boots to counter/dispel slow. Are you now able to activate them a second time ...
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Is there a way to stun a creature without using a Save DC?

A (homebrew) greatsword has this feature: Heavy Blow. [...] If you hit with this very powerful attack, the target must make a contested Athletics check. If the target loses, it is stunned until the ...
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What would the 5e phrasing be for combining multiple attacks into a single attack?

A (homebrew) magic greatsword has this feature: Heavy Blow. When you take the Attack action on your turn, you may choose to forfeit your attacks for one very powerful attack. The powerful attack ...
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Can you use an unattuned magic weapon (that requires attunement) as a Warlock pact weapon?

I was reading a recent question about Warlock Pact Weapons and Attunement, and it got me thinking. The answers there indicate "A Magic Weapon that is also a Pact Weapon still requires attunement." ...
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If a magic weapon requires attunement, and a warlock makes it their pact weapon, does it still take up an attunement slot?

Player characters normally have an attunement limit of 3 items. As a warlock, if I have a weapon that normally requires attunement, will it still take up one of my attunement slots after I make it ...
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Do magical items have a school of magic associated with them?

In a question about the Robe of Eyes detecting someone using an amulet of nondetection, the consensus was that the magical effects of the Robe of Eyes was not considered divination magic. However, it ...
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Do you have to be attuned to an Instrument of the Bards in order to cast the spells granted by the item?

Do you have to be attuned to an Instrument of the Bards in order to cast the spells granted by the item? It is a bit unclear from the item's description if you need to be attuned in order to cast ...
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Will an Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location protect an invisible character from being observed by True Sight or Robe of Eyes?

Will an Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location protect an invisible character from being observed directly with divination magic? I get that the Amulet would prevent the wearer from being ...
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Can the Staff of the Python be used as a weapon?

Can the D&D 5e version of the Staff of the Python be used as a weapon? If so, what are its stats?
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Can you make spell trigger items at a caster level lower than your own?

Let's take a scroll as an example, but this would apply to wands and the like as well. The SRD says the following about scribing scrolls: The base price of a scroll is its spell level × its caster ...
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Does a Pearl of Power create new slots?

The Pearl of Power states You can use an action to speak its command word and regain one expended spell slot. If the expended slot was of 4th level or higher, the new slot is 3rd level. I'm a ...
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Is there any reason not to use a Pearl of Power as soon as possible?

Suppose I, a wizard, have a Pearl of Power attuned and have not used it today, and I have just finished a battle in which I used at least one spell slot of 3rd level or higher. I could save the pearl ...
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Can a dragonborn use his breath weapon as a weapon attack if he is hasted?

Let's say im a level 5 fighter dragonborn, and I have the potion of haste. Then I have one extra attack, action surge, and a breath weapon. Under the description of the potion of haste, it says you ...
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Do the Boots of Striding and Springing cancel the speed reduction from heavily encumbered characters?

From the description of the boots of striding and springing: your speed isn’t reduced if you are encumbered Two lines from the variant rule on encumbrance (emphasis not mine): encumbered, which ...
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What does “…from nonmagical attacks not made with silvered weapons” mean?

I'm sure your first thought is, that's perfectly clear. Unfortunately my group who aren't normally rules lawyers disagree. Party encounters a Werewolf (MM p.211). It has: Damage Immunities: ...
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What would be the price of cheaper Glove of Storing?

I would like to get a Glove of Storing but I cannot afford the current price. Glove of Storing Aura moderate transmutation; CL 6th; Slot hands; Price 10,000 gp; Weight — DESCRIPTION ...
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Can a mummy lord cast Planar Ally to escape a bag of holding?

So my group recently defeated a mummy lord and learned a bit too late that they had to find his heart and destroy it. The heart "got away" and they spent a few sessions tracking it down again and ...
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Does the PH+1 DDAL rule apply to magic items?

I'm making a Dex-based Eldritch Knight for Adventurer's League. I want to give it the cantrip Green-Flame Blade (from SCAG {this part of the question has been answered}), but the build I'm thinking of ...
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Is the ranged attack bonus +27 for a maxed out 20th level archery-styled Hunter with applicable RAW magic items?

Background: I’m DM’ing a quintet of players whom I let accumulate a bit too much AC-boosting stuff and so are very hard to hit with weapon attacks (at 12th level they’re all near AC 25, and one has a ...