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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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Is this homebrew magic item balanced for a level 5 party?

I made a weapon to give to my party at level 5. Is this overpowered to give (one) to a level 5 party of 4 characters? The Halting Rod Uncommon (unique), 2 lbs. 2d4 force damage ...
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Why is the Ring of Warmth only an Uncommon item? [closed]

Related: Why is this uncommon magic item better than this rare magic item? The related question and associated answers indicates that the opportunity costs of attunement can be significant driving ...
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Why is this uncommon magic item better than this rare magic item?

From what I understand, uncommon magic items are less valuable than rare items in terms of functional power and monetary value. From the DMG (pg. 135), uncommon items are worth 101–500 gp while rare ...
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I gave my players far too much wealth and they have far too much power. What do I do to get things back on track?

Very recently I made a huge miscalculation during my D&D campaign. The players in my D&D campaign were chasing after several pieces of a broken magical item. They had been spending their ...
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What's the best way to handle Magic Marts in 3.5e?

I have been thinking about how much Magic Marts take me out of the game. I'm wondering if there's really a solid solution in 3rd Edition to prevent the acquisition of magic items from being too simple ...
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How are amulets linked to shield guardians?

How are amulets linked to shield guardians? Is there a magic ritual needed to link the construct to the amulet? Also, does the amulet have specific resources needed to craft it other than having to be ...
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When crafting a magic item, do I need to be able to cast spells at the same level as the requirements? [duplicate]

This may be common knowledge but it seems unclear to me. When crafting a magic item, do I need to be able to cast spells at the same level as the requirements, or is that a requirement I can ...
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Does Illusion Mastery (Item Mastery) consume charges on rods, or scrolls?

The feat Illusion Mastery allows you to cast minor image instead of the illusion spell stored in a rod or scroll once per day. When you do so, does it consume a charge from the rod, or does it destroy ...
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Does a +1 shield allow me to add 3 to my Dex saves when using the second benefit of Shield Master?

If I have a +1 shield and the Shield Master feat (PHB, p. 170), can I add 3 to my Dex saving throw when I use the second benefit of Shield Master? If you aren’t incapacitated, you can add your ...
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What effect will allowing Spell Storing on Arrows/Bolt have?

Context I'm currently running a homebrew pathfinder campaign. The players are in the middle of adventure called "Mako's Missing Tome". Mako is a powerful wizard that the PCs owed a favour. ...
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Good magic items for a Sorcerer to control undead

I am trying to compile the short list of items that a Sorcerer can use to summon / control undead. Which magic items support this Sorcerer concept? The character is currently a Divine Sorcerer, ...
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Does Robe of Eyes penetrate Darkness?

In AD&D 2e, the Robe of Eyes has this description: This valuable garment appears to be a normal robe until it is put on. Its wearer is able to "see'' in all directions at the same moment due to ...
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Does the Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation grant a +1 to magical pact weapons that don't already have a +X bonus?

In the text for the Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation (XGtE, p. 57), it says: In addition, the weapon gains a +1 bonus to its attack and damage rolls, unless it is a magic weapon that ...
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Can you craft magic items with Smith tools?

Could you settle this argument for us, please — if you are proficient in smith tools, are you able to smith magic items (swords, shields, armour), provided you are at the correct level and have the ...
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Does AL magic item progression keep pace with the recommendations in XGE?

I've only recently started playing 5e, and have played through 2 season 8 modules in AL at a local game store. So far, my character is level 2, and needs 2 more advancement checkpoints for level 3. ...
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How does the Berserker Axe's curse interact with Calm Emotions, Suggestion, and Dispel Magic?

The Berserker Axe is a +1 axe that increases max HP by 1 HP per level, but has a curse, part of which states: Whenever a hostile creature damages you while the axe is in your possession, you must ...
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Crafting a Cracked Dusty Rose Prism Ioun Stone - Required Creator Level?

Cracked Dusty Rose Prism Ioun Stone's Construction Requirements seem like they may be inaccurate for the cracked and flawed versions. It indicates the cost for all three is 2500 gp, and it ...
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Pricing a homebrew magical item allowing the use of a random spell

Most of my players are magic users, so I created a homebrew wondrous magic item that I hope they will find slightly useful and mostly enjoyable for many game sessions to come (they are mostly level 6 ...
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Is this homebrew abjuration artifact balanced? [closed]

My players are currently level 9 as part of a campaign that I anticipate extending to somewhere between 18-20. The overall world is between low to medium magic. For context, the most powerful magic ...
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Is it possible to hold a spell cast from a spell scroll by Readying it?

The rules for the Ready action say: When you ready a spell, you cast it as normal but hold its energy, which you release with your reaction when the trigger occurs. So, can this apply to a spell ...
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Can a level 1 Ranger cast spells from Ranger spell scrolls?

From what I know, you can use a Spell Scroll if the spell is on your class's list. Rangers gain the Spellcasting feature at second level (getting spell slots to cast 1st-level spells at that point), ...
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How much does Plate Armor of Gleaming cost?

I know that 5e magic items are supposed to be very rare and not for sale, yet both the DMG and XGtE list magic item prices based on rarity. We're going to be doing a series of one-shots with the same ...
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Does learning a spell through the Magic Initiate feat allow me to cast that spell from a spell scroll?

Bob the Fighter takes the Magic Initiate feat and selects hex as his once-per-day spell given by the feat. Bob later finds a Spell Scroll of hex. Can Bob use that spell scroll, or not?
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What happens if I use Dispel Magic on a magic item? [duplicate]

I saw this question recently and I was wondering if a magic item, such as a Longsword +1, could be dispelled with dispel magic such that it would it lose the +1? A common item would require a formula,...
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Do magic items lose their magical durability in an Antimagic Field?

The DMG says this about magic item durability: Most magic items are objects of extraordinary craftsmanship. Thanks to a combination of careful crafting and magical reinforcement, a magic item is at ...
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Does a Flame Tongue sword stay ablaze if you unattune to it while still holding it?

A Flame Tongue sword is a magic item that requires attunement. You can use a bonus action to speak this magic sword's command word, causing flames to erupt from the blade. These flames shed bright ...
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Hammer of Moradin - Hammer return and additional attacks

What kind of magic enchantment would make my war hammer return immediately before my next attack so I can make four ranged attacks? Few details: I would like to have my character (22 lvl multi class ...
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Which artisan's tools would be used to create Restorative Ointment?

I'm playing D&D 5e. I'm trying to figure out which artisan's tools - and respective proficiency - would be used in making Restorative Ointment (also known as Keoghtom's Ointment; DMG, p. 179). I ...
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Is this Onyx Spear homebrew magic weapon overpowered for a low-level (3-5) character?

I'm building a unique weapon that can be looted off a boss creature in a very early portion of my campaign (expected for characters level 3-5), and I want to ensure that I can fairly hand it out to ...
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Can a sorcerer spell cast from a magic item trigger a Wild Magic Surge?

A Wild Magic Surge may happen when a Wild Magic sorcerer (PHB, p. 103-104) casts a sorcerer spell of 1st level or higher: Once per turn, the DM can have you roll a d20 immediately after you cast a ...
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Can I cast a spell from a spell scroll without holding it?

This question was inspired by the question "Does using a Spell Scroll always include a verbal component?" Here is Jeremy Crawford's ruling on the components for a spell cast from a spell scroll: ...
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Does using a Spell Scroll always include a verbal component?

I've been told that, when you use a Spell Scroll, there's always a de facto verbal component involved, as you have to read the scroll's contents out loud. That would mean that a Sorcerer using a ...
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Can you dispel the effects of a potion of heroism?

The potion of heroism says: For 1 hour after drinking it, you gain 10 temporary hit points that last for 1 hour. For the same duration, you are under the effect of the bless spell (no concentration ...
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Where did the ability “Paper cut” come from?

One of the players in my group uses PCGen to make her sheets, and she seems to have accidentally added a weird property to her bow for free. It claims to be from the Bestiary 3 and be called "Paper ...
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Can the Staff of the Woodlands be used as a druidic focus?

First of all, I play in Adventurers League, so if anyone answers this - please no house rules. I have a druid character that, for the most part, fights in melee range (up close and very personal). ...
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What can a Rope of Climbing fasten to?

The Rope of Climbing description states: If you hold one end of the rope and use an action to speak the command word, the rope animates. As a bonus action, you can command the other end to move ...
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Looking for non-overpowered spell-like effects on a weapon instead of +1 weapon [closed]

Starting a 4-5 level rogue, D&D 5e. Problem to solve: a magical spell-like effect to put on a weapon, instead the standard +1 weapon, with a rarity of uncommon. It is unclear what can or should ...
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What kinds of rods can be crafted?

I get that a wand stores one spell, a staff several spells and a rod can have other effects attached to it. This makes you rather free in creating staves and wands, by which I mean that as long as you ...
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Can multiple individuals contribute non-spell prerequisites during item creation?

Robert, a 3rd level human druid possessing the feat Craft Wondrous Item, desires to make Boots of Striding and Springing (DMG p.251). However, he lacks the necessary 5 ranks in Jump called for in the ...
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Can one wear multiple items of the same type?

Would it be possible to wear 2 (or more) magical items of the same type, e.g. a Belt of Dwarvenkind and a Belt of Giant Strength, and gain the benefits of both?
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Player characters used a Devastation Orb of Water underground

The player characters got their hands on a Devastation Orb of Water. They decided that they wanted to use it against which is underground. If they do use it underground, would the rain appear ...
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Searching for a lore-backed mineral that generates heat

In my current D&D campaign, I'm an artificer. Part of our role playing is me inventing numerous weak magical trinkets for my allies. I like to write the item descriptions for these in a WotC-style ...
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Can you use a Ring of Spell Storing to store a spell cast from a magic item?

Some magic items, like the Staff of the Magi, let you cast spells. The Ring of Spell Storing lets you store spells for latter use (by yourself, or somebody else). Can you store spells cast from ...
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Does a cantrip absorbed by a Staff of the Magi give back a charge to said Staff?

A Staff of the Magi can absorb a spell targeted only at its wearer, gaining back a number of charges equivalent to the absorbed spell's level. Cantrips are spells. In some occasions, like for the ...
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Does the shared simulacrum/familar attunement rule of Adventurers League allow use of an item by both?

The Adventurers League FAQ states: Can My Familiar Attune to a Magic Item? Any item attuned to an NPC under your control (such as, but not limited to, familiars, beast companions, simulacrums, ...
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Does the vorpal/defender rune also give a +X attack/damage bonus to a Moonblade?

One of the randomly obtainable runes on a Moonblade (DMG, p. 217) is: The moonblade functions as a vorpal sword. A regular vorpal sword has a +3 bonus to attack and damage rolls. If you get the ...
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Can you benefit from a Ring of Spell Storing if you already have a Moonblade that functions as it?

One of the random possible runes on a Moonblade (DMG, p. 217) is: The moonblade functions as a ring of spell storing. I think there's a rule (at least enforced in Adventurers League, not sure if ...
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Is an attack made with an unheld Dancing Sword considered made by the character or by the sword itself?

A Dancing Sword can be launched by its controller to make melee attacks at range: You can use a bonus action to toss this magic sword into the air and speak the command word. When you do so, the ...
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SoP Staff, caster, and feat talent stacking

This is a rather cheesy question about min-maxing. Staffs in SoP work a little differently than plain Pathfinder ones. The enhancement bonus applies to CL of the sphere effect, and extra talents can ...
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If I use the Oathbow on targets other than my sworn enemy, do I have disadvantage on the attack?

The Oathbow (DMG, p. 183) allows you to declare one enemy as your sworn enemy until the next dawn, and its description adds: While your sworn enemy lives, you have disadvantage on attack rolls with ...