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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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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? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Staff of Flowers only sprouts harmless and nonmagical flowers, but what does this mean exactly? [closed]

For those of you that aren't familiar with this item: "This wooden staff has 10 charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 charge from the staff and cause a flower to sprout from a ...
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Are the following anti-magical items balanced?

All the following items are part of one big ritual that disrupts magic for an entire world. I want each of the items by themselves to be a item of less power, but fitting to the theme of anti-magical, ...
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Is there a balancing issue giving a Wizard a wand capable of casting Illusory Script once per day?

Wizard expressed a desire for a magical wand that could cast the ritual spell Illusory Script without burning a spell slot/ritual slot. I though about giving a wand that can cast the spell once per ...
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Are these magic items too strong for level 3-4 characters?

I'm running my first ever campaign. The party of 4 are trying to unite a valley community (a kobold tribe, a human village, and a dwarven expedition) together against the incoming orc invasion. If ...
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Which face of a Cube of Force blocks the Ice Storm spell?

So I was using a Cube of Force to block arrows for my party using the setting of face 2: block non-living. An opponent cast Ice Storm on us, causing hail to rain down. Now, at the point that the ...
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How would I as a DM create a smart phone-like spell/device my players could use?

My players are setting up a large nexus of guilds from my empire and one or two they made up themselves across several cities. They are having a hard time sending long messages to and from each other, ...
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Would an item that prevents death once be overpowered? [closed]

I am a DM running Tomb of Annihilation. I am toying with the idea of giving one of my level 5 players an item that prevents death, just once, and then breaks. Note that I do not mean dropping to 0 hit ...
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Is the Folding Boat truly seaworthy?

So, in the Ghosts of Saltmarsh adventure book, it gives more in depth information on sea adventuring and ship information. I am running a campaign and my players are located on a large salt water lake ...
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Is the Infernal Healing spell actually worth it as a Wand?

Infernal Healing is a spell that gives you Fast Healing 1 for 10 rounds, healing 10 HP of damage. It can also be used right before combat to auto-stabilize in case you get dropped. Some people claim ...
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When playing on a grid, how many Medium creatures fit inside the area of a Scroll of Protection's barrier during combat?

The description of the scroll of protection (DMG, p. 199) reads: Using an action to read the scroll encloses you in a invisible barrier that extends from you to form a 5-foot-radius, 10-foot-high ...
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Does the Healing Domain (or similar metamagic-like effects) affect scroll/wand/staff use?

Many abilities, notably the Healing Domain 6th level feature, allow you to alter "your spells" with metamagic-like effects. At 6th level, all of your cure spells are treated as if they were ...
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Is Sneak Attack damage halved on a successful Will save if a Wand of Cure Light Wounds is used to trigger the Sneak Attack?

Suppose, a Rogue with Use Magic Device wants to attack an Undead, perhaps an Incorporeal one. They can use a Wand of Cure Light Wounds for that since it does require an attack roll. The Rogue somehow ...
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Do the rules for the “Buying a Magic Item” downtime activity allow a character an opportunity to purchase the item later?

I'm DMing using the "Buying a Magic Item" downtime activity rules in Xanathar's Guide to Everything (p. 126). Are any rules (or suggested approaches) to allowing my players to purchase one of their ...
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Does Elemental Affinity apply to spells cast from Magic Items? [duplicate]

Well, the title question is straight-forward. Elemental Affinity states Starting at 6th level, when you cast a spell that deals damage of the type associated with your draconic ancestry, add your ...
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Which modifier do you use when casting a spell that requires a spellcasting check from a spell scroll?

The Dungeon Master's Guide has this to say about Spell Scrolls : The level of the spell on the scroll determines the spell's saving throw DC and attack bonus, as shown in the Spell Scroll table. ...
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How do you use TCP in Adventurer's League Season 8?

In Dungeons And Dragons Adventurer's League Season 8 instead of Gold you get Treasure Checkpoints (TCP). During some sessions the DM has announced we've unlocked a particular item. I then also ...
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Can a Cleric with the Magic domain use Wands containing Wizard spells?

The Magic Domain's granted power says: Use scrolls, wands, and other devices with spell completition or spell trigger activation as a Wizard of one-half your Cleric level... So can a Cleric ...
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Why should I use a big powerstone instead of smaller ones?

I was wondering why powerstones rise quadratically in price and linear in value. Instead of a 10pt PS for 1,900$ I could get 3 5pt PS for 595$ each and save 115$ for having 5 extra net mana in the end....
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Does the extra damage of a Flame Tongue sword work with an attack made as part of the Booming Blade cantrip?

I'm planning a magic initiate Rogue with the Booming Blade Cantrip. He will have a Flame Tongue as it is a higher level character. I already know that Booming Blade and Sneak Attack work together but ...
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Does 5e have any restrictions in place for the creation of potions like in Pathfinder?

Answers from official sources are preferred. Specifically I want to create a potion of Alter Self D&D 5e seems to be a little light on the details for such things. In the DMG section for ...
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Can you obtain a Transmuter's Stone if you “morph” into a Transmuter statblock? [duplicate]

Volo's Guide to Monsters contains the stat bloc for an NPC called Transmuter, who is a humanoid, CR 5, with the following trait: Transmuter's Stone. The transmuter carries a magic stone it ...
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Can I attune a Circlet of Human Perfection to my animated skeletons to allow them to blend in and speak?

For those unfamiliar, a Circlet of Human Perfection is a magic item from the Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage adventure (p. 30). Its description reads: The circlet transforms its attuned wearer ...
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How does the Thief's Fast Hands feature interact with mundane and magical shields?

I have found this Q/A explaining some items a Thief can use through their Fast Hands feature as well as this tweet (though now unofficial) from Jeremy Crawford saying that Fast Hands does work with a ...
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Does Dispel Magic destroy Artificer Turrets?

I'm playing a 10th-level artillerist artificer for a one-shot my friend is running, and while playtesting some with another friend (so I could actually learn my character sheet), she cast Dispel Magic ...
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How does the Wand of the War Mage work for a multiclassed warlock/sorcerer?

The description of the wand of the war mage, +1 (which requires attunement by a spellcaster) says: While you are holding this wand, you gain a +1 bonus to spell attack rolls. In addition, you ...
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Can a bard choose to prepare spells, and thereby benefit from items that allow recall of previously prepared spells?

I'm considering whether to place a high-level magic item in my epic-level game. On page 28 of the PHB, under the bard 'spells' section, it states (emphasis mine): As noted above, a bard need not ...
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Spell Points, and How To Get More

I'm using the spell point system in my next campaign, and was wondering what the hivemind thinks a mana/spell point potion should cost. I'm not completely up on psionics, is there a similar thing that ...
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Is the Shield of Expression magic item made of wood or metal?

I have a Shield of Expression (XGtE, p. 139). The description I have of it is the following: The front of this shield is shaped in the likeness of a face. While bearing the shield, you can use a ...
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How do magic weapon special abilities work when used in a different manner?

If we look at the list of magic weapon special abilities we see that they're divided into two categories, Melee and Ranged, which designate the category of weapon they can be placed on. Some, like, ...
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How do you create a magic-dead area?

I would like to introduce a prison designed for keeping psionic characters confined. The place is a tower in an empire ruled by clerics, so solutions based on cleric spells are preferred, though ...
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Is this homebrew magic item, the Necklace of Peer Pressure, balanced?

The intent of this item is to provide a version of the spell Suggestion that is stronger than the base spell but not as powerful as Mass Suggestion. The party members who would receive this item will ...
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How has the Holy Avenger (or Holy Sword, or similar “holy” weapons meant for paladins) changed through the editions of D&D?

A follow-up on this Q&A regarding the origins of the Holy Avenger and similar "holy" weapons in the Forgotten Realms, and in D&D more generally. As noted there, the Realms have experienced ...
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Can temporary bonuses be used for magic item crafting checks?

In pathfinder, the rules for magic item creation state that one must make a skill check at the end of the crafting process: At the end of this process, the spellcaster must make a single skill ...