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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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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 ...
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XP & CR for Monsters with magic equipment?

Suppose I have a monster. OK he's not really a monster, he's just Knight like the one on page 347 of the monster manual. Only this particular Knight has a Spellguard Shield as described on page 201 of ...
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How do you make cursed items as a PC?

Can PCs make cursed items in D&D? The magic item creation rules do not discuss PC creation of cursed items. They appear to have assumed that only the GM would create them, and those are created ...
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Is there a magic weapon special ability that allows you to change a weapon's material and/or damage type?

Years ago, I played under a DM that had several things that he said he had copied out of others books for D&D 3.5. And one of those was a magic weapon special ability that allowed you to change ...
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What would be the crafting DC to create cursed weapons or weapons with minuses?

One of my characters (the rogue tactician) has been asking what he could do to create cursed items or items at minuses (like a -2 sword to it would have bad to-hit and bad damage). But I wasn't sure ...
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Does having both Magic Initiate and Ritual Caster combine to let you use spell scrolls?

Could a character with both the Magic Initiate and Ritual Caster feats understand magical writings enough to use spell scrolls? The rules for spell scrolls say if the spell is on your class's list ...
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Can a sorcerer use metamagic when casting a spell via a spell scroll?

Can a sorcerer use metamagic when casting a spell via a spell scroll?
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Can I defeat Strahd von Zarovich by stuffing him in a bag of holding and tearing it?

My Adventurers League group is playing though Curse of Strahd and we will be fighting Strahd next session. I'm playing as a diviner with the Lucky feat, the spell Tasha's Hideous Laughter (which will ...
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Does the Deck of Many Things “autodraw” after drawing Void or Donjon?

Both Donjon and Void has "You draw no more cards" in its description. However, the Deck of Many Things has this "autodraw" clause included in its description: If you fail to draw the chosen number, ...
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How can I free someone who is imprisoned after having drawn the Donjon card from the Deck of Many Things?

Disclaimer: I have no experience on using the Deck of Many Things, either as a DM or player. The description of the Donjon card from the Deck of Many Things says: You disappear and become entombed ...
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How long can someone survive in the extradimensional sphere mentioned in the Donjon card from the Deck of Many Things?

I am making a new player character and in their backstory, their brother draws the Donjon card from the deck of many things: Donjon. You disappear and become entombed in a state of suspended ...
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Is there a magic weapon special ability that gives bludgeoning weapons an improved crit range?

Is there a magic weapon special ability, in Pathfinder, that gives bludgeoning weapons an improved crit range? I know that in D&D 3.5, there was one called Impact, but in Pathfinder, the Impact ...
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Can you activate the Protective Aura of a Rod of Alertness if the ground is too solid to be pierced?

A Rod of Alertness has the Protective Aura property, which can be activated once per day by planting the half end of the rod in the ground. But what if you're in an area where the ground is too solid ...
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Can you maintain concentration on a spell if you put the target of that spell in a Bag of Holding?

I’m playing an 6th level Artificer 2 / Bard 4 who took the Bag of Holding at 2nd level. If I cast silence on my Thunder Cannon and place it in the bag of holding, am I able to maintain concentration ...
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Can an alchemist create magic items using its formula?

I playing two characters in an adventure path and one of them it's the brawler that I have been asking about and the other is an alchemist. They are both 6th level now. My question is can an ...
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Sorcerer with Scribe Scroll feat

We're wondering if a Sorcerer that has the feat Scribe scroll is capable to write a scroll from a mage book without consuming the spell from it.
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What is the effect of the Circlet of Persuasion?

I am unsure of how the Circlet of Persuasion is supposed to work, specifically what checks it applies to. It says: This delicately engraved silver headband grants its wearer a +3 competence bonus ...
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How big is the area of the web spell created by a Cloak of Arachnida?

A Cloak of Arachnida allows the wearer to cast the web spell, with the additional property: the web created by the spell fills twice its normal area. The area of an ordinary web spell is a 20-...
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What is the cost of Wild Dragonhide Agile Breastplate?

Agile Breastplate: 400 Masterwork: 150 Dragonhide: 550 (double cost) Wild: 9000 (+3) Total: 11000 Is my math right? What about for fullplate? Fullplate : 1500 Masterwork: 150 Dragonhide: 3300 (...