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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Looking for an item: a crystal that stores memories, up to an entire personality?

I am looking for an item and its reference page: a crystal shard that stores memories, up to an entire personality. I believe this particular item comes from one of the forgotten realms books, or ...
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What creatures/magic items offer resistance or immunity to nonmagical damage?

In 5e, I'd like to know the ways in which a creature can have immunity to all types of nonmagical damage, either through a stat block or a magic item. Specifically, I'm looking for a complete list ...
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Bag of Devouring Rules (Strength over Athletics)

Last night one of my players found a Bag of Devouring. Everything was fine and well until we started putting things into it and also got sucked into it. We sat for a good 30 minutes debating the ...
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Does the card you pull out from the deck of many things come back?

The description of the Deck of many things sound like the card is gone forever, but I have seen people say it comes back from the deck. Which one actually happens?
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Why does the Decaying rune add less damage than other runes?

The 8th level Decaying rune deals 1d4 Void damage, even to constructs: When you hit with the weapon, add 1d4 void damage [...] Unlike normal void damage, the void damage from a decaying rune damages ...
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How to Change the Selected Mask for the Mask of The Dragon Queen?

I am playing in a 5e level 20 one shot and my DM is allowing us to choose a number of magic items. The Way of The Ascendant monk looked fun and I happen to own both the "Rise of Tiamat" and ...
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Is this homebrew legendary item's power consistent with other legendary items?

In the continuing journey of my DMing I've finally had a campaign reach the point where my players have gotten the position to obtain a legendary item. Having focused on artifacts to create world ...
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Can the Mage Hand cantrip block or catch a thrown object?

Specifically, if someone lobs a bead from a necklace of fireballs, can mage hand block or catch the bead before it reaches the target?
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Can you launch a pellet created with Dust of Dryness to smash it at range?

Can I launch a Dust of Dryness pellet to Smash it at range? The text for Dust of Dryness reads (DMG 166): This small packet contains 1d6 + 4 pinches of dust. You can use an action to sprinkle a pinch ...
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What effects can apply to a creature inside a portable hole, from outside? [duplicate]

Related question: Are you considered out of range of spells and weapons when inside the hole of a Portable Hole? (This question does not have an answer appropriate to the title. Also, the question ...
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Can a Shield Guardian have a familiar?

A shield guardian has the Spell Storing trait: Spell Storing. A spellcaster who wears the shield guardian’s amulet can cause the guardian to store one spell of 4th level or lower. To do so, the ...
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What is 'a fire elemental' for the purposes of a ring of fire elemental command?

A similar potential ambiguity exists for the definitions of air, earth, and water elemental, but focusing on a ring of fire elemental command, how broad is the definition of 'a fire elemental'? Does ...
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Does an Amulet of Health increase your HP while using Wild Shape? [duplicate]

An Amulet of Health sets your Constitution score to 19 while you are wearing it, and druids can use it while Wild Shaped, as established in this question. However, this question states that an ...
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Do the "set ability score to 19" magic items function while using Wild Shape?

If you, a druid who is attuned to an Amulet of Health, Gauntlets of Ogre Power, or Headband of Intellect, uses Wild Shape, choosing to wear the piece of equipment, do you gain the benefit of the ...
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What magic items would a commoner need to go head to head with a party of 4 (Lvl 15) adventurers?

I run a mostly open-world-ish campaign set in the spelljammer setting. My adventurer's overarching goal is to further a religion based around some camel they found (awesome, right?), so what better to ...
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Is the WBN homebrew Witch class a new coffeelock? [closed]

One of my players is using a homebrew Witch class created by the podcast Worlds Beyond Number with my blessing. Essentially it's a Wisdom-based wizard who can heal and whose powers revolve around ...
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Is this homebrew partial transformation balanced/abusable and useable for its intended purpose?

In the setting that I've created, the party will be spending time around a world tree. The tree is extremely large and has a large number of town sized bird cages (flowers of the tree that never ...
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Is a cookbook “equipment” for the Cooking skill? [closed]

Would cookbooks qualify as equipment for modifier puposes? I.e., would someone who understands cookbook terms be able to gain a modifier to their roll by using one? I.e. would a gourmet cookbook give ...
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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 breaking a magic item render it useless?

What happens if a magic item gets broken? Do they lose their magic power? The easiest example is a wand. For example, a wand is broken into two. Can the top half be used to cast the spell? Or do the ...
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What kind of elemental do these weapons refer to in Princes of the Apocalypse? [duplicate]

In Princes of the Apocalypse, You can cast dominate monster (save DC 17) on a fire elemental. Once you have done so, Tinderstrike can't be used this way again until the next dawn. It is not clear ...
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1 Action ability that triggers Conduct Energy

I am looking for a 1 action activity with the acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic trait to trigger Conduct Energy. As I want to attack with a weapon after it, this action should not increase MAP. ...
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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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Are extradimensional spaces demiplanes?

Spells and items can create extradimensional spaces, for example the bag of holding, and the spells Rope Trick or Mordenkainen's Magnificient Mansion. The spell Demiplane instead explicitly creates a ...
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Can You Dual Wield Pistols if One of Them Has Loading But Not the Other?

I am making a character who uses pistols as their ranged weapons. If an effect like the artificer's Repeating Shot infusion got rid of the loading effect on one pistols, could they dual wield pistols?
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When would a +1 Moon Sickle be superior to the other (Dex-based) melee weapons available to a ranger?

Sickles are d4 weapons without the finesse property. Why would a ranger want to use a +1 sickle (that requires attunement) in melee instead of a shortsword? Note: Jack pointed out in a comment that ...
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Does this Sack of Carrying work as simpler replacement for Bag of Holding?

I am looking for an alternative to bag of holding that is simpler and provides the weight reduction benefit without all the extra baggage from creating extradimensional spaces. Sack of Carrying ...
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How many creatures fit on a Carpet of Flying during combat?

The Carpet of Flying comes in four sizes. To keep it simple, let's just look at the smallest carpet, which is 3 feet by 5 feet in size, can carry 200 lb., and has a fly speed of 80. It can carry twice ...
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When do you need to make an Strength (Athletics) check to climb when you have a climb speed?

The uncommon Potion of Climbing has this effect: When you drink this potion, you gain a climbing speed equal to your walking speed for 1 hour. During this time, you have advantage on Strength (...
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Drawing from the Deck of Many Things with a Simulacrum

Tl;dr: Can I use my Simulacrum to draw from a Deck of Many Things and if yes, what restrictions do apply? Longer version Imagine the following situation: You have gotten a Deck of Many Things and ...
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Can the Avatar of Death be circumvented if the player dies without his intervention?

I've been reading through the Deck of Many Things and Skull got my attention. It says the Avatar of Death appears and attacks you, warning all others that you must win the battle alone and If ...
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Found Greater Steed and removing a Hat of Disguise

I don't regret allowing the party Bard to take Find Greater Steed as a Magical Secret, but I am starting to realize it may be a perennial source of questions. In our last session, the Bard summoned ...
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Are these Homebrew "Blackfrost Gauntlets" too strong for a monk?

I have a group of level 15 (soon level 16) characters. One of them is an Ascendant Dragon Monk. I have homebrewed an item for my group and am certain that the monk is the only one who would use it. ...
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What can a non-wizard do with a spellbook?

I'm running a prewritten module, and after a first level boss fight the party found a spellbook with several spells in it (burning hands, disguise self, false life, shield, unseen servant, and witch ...
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Do Bracers of Archery make weapon attacks magical for overcoming resistance to non-magical attacks?

Bracers of Archery are described thus: While wearing these bracers, you have proficiency with the longbow and shortbow, and you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls on ranged attacks made with such ...
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What happens to a conjured creature when the caster of the spell that conjures it loses access to that spell?

This is already something of an edge case, and the intuitive answer would seem to be that the creature vanishes, right? But I'm interested in whether that is the case when certain items are involved. ...
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Does Wizard Empowered Evocation Feature Work with Magic Items?

Empowered Evocation: Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to one damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast. Wand of Magic Missiles (Wand, uncommon): This wand ...
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How can I set up a long-range alarm for my fortress?

My wizard is building a large, magically defended fortress. I have many powerful wards and defenses protecting it, but there's one large weakness - if I'm not in my fortress, I have no way to tell if ...
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Is it possible for an Adventurers League character to buy a magic item during downtime?

The Dungeon Master's Guide lists price ranges for magic items related to their rarity. For example, an uncommon magic item can be worth between 101 and 500 gold pieces. Consummable magic items are ...
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Do save bonuses stack from multiple magic items in AL?

I play in Adventurers League and have a character that has a +1 Ring of Protection, which gives +1 to AC and saves. I also have a Stone of Good Luck which gives a +1 to saves and ability checks. If I ...
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Is there an item that lets a character cast Detect Magic repeatedly, without expending spell slots or wasting time ritual-casting?

Playing Curse of Strahd, we've found that Lord Von Zarovich seems to be able to cast Alarm (or something like it) that operates from hundreds of miles away. It seems like a good strategy for our ...
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Handy Haversack vs. Bag of Holding

The Bag of Holding (DMG pg.153) is an uncommon magic item and has a significantly greater volume than any of the pouches (or even all combined) of Heward's Handy Haversack (DMG pg.174), which is rare. ...
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How powerful is the Ioun Stone of Mastery?

The Ioun Stone of Mastery is a legendary item and so far as I know the only feature outside normal level progression that offers an increase in proficiency. I would like to use one in my game but I am ...
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How does the Amulet of Betrayal magic item interact with the Stunned condition?

The Amulet of Betrayal magic item from Chains of Asmodeus (an adventure by Arcanum Worlds, published by Wizards of the Coast as an Extra Life charity release) says: You can use a bonus action to move ...
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How does the Path of the Giant barbarian's Elemental Cleaver feature interact with a Flame Tongue weapon's damage types?

The description of the Path of the Giant barbarian subclass feature Elemental Cleaver states (BP:GotG, p. 11; emphasis mine): When you enter your rage, you can choose one weapon that you are holding ...
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Are you considered out of range of spells and weapons when inside the hole of a Portable Hole?

Let’s say you place a Portable Hole against a wall, then walk inside its hole. Then, an evil wizard casts a fireball in the room where you put the hole. Considering you are now in an extra-dimensional ...
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Are there official prices for all common magic items in Eberron?

The default list of common magic items is very short (and the PHB effectively has prices for 3 of the 4). My assumption has been that these are actually purchasable, unlike anything of a higher tier. ...
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How does the Cloak of Resistance's caster level requirement function if a crafter does not meet its prerequisites?

How does not meeting the prerequisite in order to craft a cloak of resistance function? I have a 7th-level wizard with craft wondrous item. He can do a +2 version no problem, not missing requirements. ...
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Are these Relics of Legend Artifacts described well enough to be useable?

Yes, I spent the last 3 days listening to Gloryhammer... and started writing up the Relics of Legend just for the lulz. Now, I wonder if they are on one hand close enough to the inspiring material to ...
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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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