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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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Can a Zombie wearing Adamantine Armor survive a natural 20 on an attack by a vorpal sword?

If you wonder where a zombie got an adamantine armor, he got it from the poor bloke that got beheaded by a vorpal sword, who thought it was a good idea to wear adamantine armor against a vorpal sword. ...
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What happens when you non-lethally attack with a vorpal weapon but roll a 20 on the die?

This silly scenario just popped in my head, and I wanted to verify what would happen: Let's say Bob the Redemption Paladin doesn't like to kill his foes (so he attacks non-lethally), but for some ...
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Limitations of Vorpal Sword

Is what makes a vorpal sword a vorpal sword an enchantment that can be applied to other weapons? If so, can this enchantment be modified based off the item that is being enchanted? An example of what ...
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Does a creature provoke opportunity attacks while riding a carpet of flying?

The carpet of flying says: You can speak the carpet's command word as an action to make the carpet hover and fly. It moves according to your spoken directions, provided you are within 30 feet of it....
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Is it possible for a campaign-specific magic item to be used outside of the campaign it is from? [closed]

I am currently planning to run a game for my family. Is it possible for campaign-specific magic items to be used outside of the campaign they are from? For example, could Saint Markovia's thighbone ...
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How long do you control a Sphere of Annihilation?

After succeeding in the DC 25 Arcana check, how long does a character control a Sphere of Annihilation? I see two different ways that the Sphere's control is decided. A character controls the Sphere ...
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How can I ensure that my players are not receiving excessive treasure and magic items for their level?

I am running a home brew 5e game. My group has recently levelled up to 2 and is about to come to the end of a dungeon. I rolled on the loot chart, and the results seemed quite generous for a party of ...
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Does the Boots of Striding and Springing’s 30-foot ceiling take effect before or after movement additions?

I am a halfling monk who has recently acquired boots of striding and springing. As a halfling I have a base movement of 25 feet; however, as a monk (currently level 4) with Unarmored Movement, I have ...
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Can a low-level caster attempt to use a Spell Scroll of a spell that isn't on his class's spell list but is on his subclass's list?

A caster can attempt to use a spell scroll of a spell he can't normally cast (DC of 10 + Spell level) if said spell is on his spell list. Some subclasses give access, at certain levels, to spells ...
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druid beast form armour [closed]

I was wondering how I would go about setting up a set of leather, wooden or hide or some other non-metal armour for a druid character where the armour changes shape when in beast form so that it is ...
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Does damage from Talon, the +1 Longsword from LMoP, count as magical damage?

One of my players has Talon, a +1 Longsword that deals slashing damage, found in the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure. In regards to a creature that has "resistance to damage from non-magical ...
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How recoverable is Magical Ammunition?

From Xanathar's Guide to Everything: Walloping Ammunition: This ammunition packs a wallop. A creature hit by the ammunition must succeed on a DC 10 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. ...
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What does “lower item cost ” in magic item creation cost mean?

In Creating Magic Items in the table "Estimating Magic Item Gold Piece Values" under "Base Price Adjustments" it says for multiple different abilites that the price adjustment is to "multiply the ...
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Can you add effects to rods after creation?

I have a player who has created a rod that creates a shield effect. Now that he is a bit higher in level, he wants to do two things: He wants to increase the Caster Level of his rod. He wants to add ...
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In Tyranny of Dragons, do the effects common to all Dragon Masks stack if you attune to more than one?

In the Tyranny of Dragons storyline, do the effects common to all Dragon Masks stack if you attune to more than one? I'm specifically interested in Draconic Majesty, but would like answers for all of ...
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Pearly White Spindle Ioun Stone

Im confused as to the type of regeneration the Pearly White Spindle Ioun Stone provides. Depending on the source I look at (I dont have my copy of the core rules with me) its text changes. From ...
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Does adamantine armor protect you from being beheaded by a vorpal sword?

(Inspired by this question about adamantine armor) The item description for adamantine armor states: While you're wearing it, any critical hit against you becomes a normal hit. The item ...
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Is it impossible to attune to more than one copy of a magic weapon?

So I'm aware that attunement cannot be applied to more than one copy of a magic item, I.E. two rings of protection. Does the same rule apply to magic weapons that require attunement as well?
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Can a ring of spell storing store a spell as a ritual and then cast it in the normal cast time?

Let's use silence, for example. As a ritual, it takes 10 minutes and 6 seconds to cast, using no spell slot. My understanding is that it can be stored in the ring of spell storing being cast as a ...
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Does the Sword of the Planes have a +4 bonus against literally any outsider?

In our Pathfinder game, we recently came upon a Sword of the Planes. This longsword has an enhancement bonus of +1 on the Material Plane, but on any elemental planes its enhancement bonus increases ...
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Importing 4e-ish Warlock Focuses into 3.5e/Pathfinder [closed]

I'm playing a D&D 3.X/Pathfinder/Heavy Homebrew game playing a Warlock-esque character, and was wondering if there was a 'easy' way of 'importing' focuses from 4th edition. Secondarily, I know ...
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How does the Shard of the Ise Rune's “Gift of Frost” from SKT work?

I'm a DM running Storm King's Thunder, and it's likely the party will soon get the Shard of the Ise Rune item (p. 236-237). I'm reading through the description, and while I understand most of it, I'm ...
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Do Deathstrike Bracers work with thrown melee weapons?

The Magic Item Compendium features the deathstrike bracers, a magical item which allows a character to critically hit or sneak attack many enemies that would otherwise be immune: When activated, ...
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Does Lightbringer illuminate or dispel the Darkness spell?

Lightbringer is a +1 mace that appears in the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure. The description says: This +1 mace was made for a cleric of Lathander, the god of dawn. The head of the mace is ...
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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's tools?

Could you settle this argument for us, please — if you are proficient in smith's 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 ...