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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 wondrous item be used to make a scroll?

Since some magic items (scrolls, wands, potions) require the spell must be provided in order to be made but its less picky about how the spell is provided, for example could boots of speed be used to ...
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How do Ioun stones behave?

Are they alive, or do they orbit lifeless? The high AC (24) to grab the stone implies a greater level of dodging than something moving predictably. I guess they're pretty cheap and thus unlikely to ...
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Is the extra damage from an Oathbow doubled on a critical hit?

Does the extra 3d6 piercing damage of an Oathbow get doubled if the attack on the declared enemy is a critical hit?
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Can one attune multiple items at the same time?

During a recent session, my character was given a Cloak of Protection and a Staff of Fire. Both items require attunement. Is it possible to attune to both items at the same time or do I need to attune ...
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What is the cost of magic armor over the cost of mundane armor? [on hold]

In my current campaign the DM is allowing us to use a pricing chart to buy magic items. The cost of a +1 Armor is listed as 1,500gp. For example, plate armor in the PHB is listed as 1,500gp. In order ...
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What official glyphs/spells would help contain a book that radiates evil?

My player has a book that radiates an evil from it that blackens and tarnishes, even melts in some cases, whatever container it's in (sack, box, etc.). The entry for the property in question (DMG ...
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What restrictions are there on the appearance of glamoured studded leather armor?

I was wondering about the glamoured aspect of glamoured studded leather armor. The description states that: You can also use a bonus action to speak the armor's command word and cause the armor to ...
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How much damage will a creature take if it runs across lava while wearing a Ring of Water Walking?

How much damage will a creature take if it runs across a stream of lava while wearing a Ring of Water Walking? It wouldn't sink into the lava, and it would get completely across so it wouldn't end ...
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How does the Mizzium Apparatus's ability to serve as an arcane focus interact with its ability to let you cast a spell you don't know/have prepared?

I recently got to DM my first campaign, and I was planning on letting my players get their hands on a Mizzium Apparatus. However, reading what the Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica says about the item, ...
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If a staff with a Shifting rune is transformed into a gauntlet, can you cast spells from the staff/gauntlet while wielding another weapon?

Magic staves can have weapon runes applied to them. One rune is a Shifting rune, which lets you transform the weapon into a different weapon. If I use a Shifting rune to transform a staff into a ...
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Can you count an improvised weapon as a melee weapon and a ranged weapon? Can you add an enhancement to an improvised weapon?

I want to make a character that specializes in throwing cards. I took 2 levels in Brawler, which gives me proficiency in Improvised Weapons. It also lets me choose Improvised Weapons as my weapon ...
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Can a Tundra Storm Herald Barbarian pre-emptively freeze the water of a Decanter of Endless Water?

Disclaimer : This question pertains to realizing a non-mechanical, very specific thing (within the scope of Adventurers League) for goofy purposes. You may take it with a grain of salt. A Tundra ...
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Can you upgrade armour from breastplate to half plate?

A PC wearing a Breastplate of Psychic Resistance (DMG, 152) wants to upgrade their armour to half plate while retaining the magical resistance. Can a PC put on half plate armour and retain the ...
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Bag of Devouring Power Level

I want to give my players a bag of devouring, but I am worried about them using it to just eat all of their enemies. How can I prevent them from doing this and is there a certain level they should ...
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Actual cost of magic items where the spell has costly material component?

When crafting magic items, one of the perks is that you get to save 50% of market price. From the crafting magic items rules Magic supplies for items are always half of the base price in gp. For ...
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Magic Items that produce impeded magic spell effects

Does using a magic item that produces a spell effect that is impeded on the plane where it is produced require a spellcraft check? Taken from the SRD http://www.d20srd.org/srd/planes.htm Impeded ...
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My Villain scrys on the party, but I forgot about the sensor!

DM here. My BBEG scrys on the party once per day, and I have my Rogue make wisdom saving throws (which she usually fails). My party are still fairly new to D&D so they never guess that she's ...
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Can the Detect Magic spell sense magic items inside a Bag of Holding?

My group has a bag of holding. Inside the bag is an item that is enchanted, but they don't know this. If one of them casts detect magic, will they sense this enchanted item inside the bag of holding, ...
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How does readying an effect or spell granted by a magic item work?

Can a player hold the effect or spell granted to them by an item, and if so, does the spell or effect follow the normal "Readying spell" rule where if the trigger never occurs, the effect or the spell,...
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Artificer battle smith wants to make magical armor, we're trying to figure out the borders

We're using the 2019 UA Artificer (from the DND Beyond site). Situation I am the DM. The PC is level 3 (getting to level 4 pretty soon) and he wants to start going into crafting magical armors ...
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Is a Dwarven Thrower's Returning property affected by the Antimagic Field spell?

The antimagic field spell states: [...] A magic weapon's properties and powers are suppressed if it is used against a target in the sphere or wielded by an attacker in the sphere. If a magic weapon ...
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How does the Fighter's Advanced Armor Training Master Armorer interact with the feat Improvisation?

From the PFSRD: Improvisation: Prerequisites: Int 13, Fast Learner, human. Benefit: You gain a +2 bonus on all skill checks for skills you have no ranks in. Furthermore, you can use all ...
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Can potions of Magic Missile be made useful?

As I asked in a past question, when you drink a potion of magic missile you end up getting hit by the spells effect. Depending on the effect in the potion, this is fine to not fine. But is there any ...
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Does the Insignia of Claws magic item work with a druid in Wild Shape?

A friend and I want to know if the insignia of claws magic item (HotDQ, p. 94) will work when he is in his Wild Shape form. He is playing a druid (Circle of the Moon). It does say that it affects ...
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Cost of adding non-“+” special ability to enhanced gear

My current set of armour is +2 glamour mithral half-plate. I would like to add Restful to the gear but I cannot figure out if I pay the Price +4,500 gp or if it costs more to add on as I cannot see ...
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Can potions, wands, and scrolls be modified?

Its clear that weapons, armor, and wondrous items are able to be modified as there are rules that clearly describe this process, but I have not seen anything that prevents potions, wands, and scrolls ...
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Can you create scrolls with a caster level higher than your own?

I am aware that other magic items like wondrous are able to be created without meeting the CL by increasing the DC (looking at you pearl of power with CL 17) Under the magic item creation rules A ...
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Cleric/Wizard character casts animate dead from scroll, which caster level bucket do the undead go to?

I am playing a character with cleric and wizard levels. If I was to cast a scroll of animate dead, where do the controled undead go? As animate dead is a cleric 3 or wizard 4 spell, it can be either ...
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Create a scroll with higher than default DC

When a scroll is crafted the DC for the effect is always set to the lowest possibly ability score. $$ \begin{array}{l|l|l} \text{Spell Level} & \text{Lowest Ability Score} & \text{Final DC} \\...
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Crafting a higher level scroll

I am a wizard who can cast 2nd level arcane spells. I want to create a scroll of a 3rd level arcane spell. Would this even be possible? Under the creating magic item rules The DC to create a magic ...
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How long does Xendros from Ghosts of Saltmarsh need for this downtime activity?

Got a question about Xendros in Ghost of Saltmarsh. If the Player goes with the specific item. Is it 1d4 + 1 week or is it just 1d4 weeks of down time?
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Can my Beast Master ranger's baboon animal companion use her Wand of Magic Missiles?

I am playing a Beast Master ranger. My baboon animal companion* obeys commands as best as it can. Can it use a wand of magic missiles? The baboon has hands, and the wand does not require attunement ...
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Can Familiars read and use spell scrolls?

I'm playing an Artificer/Rogue (2019 version on D&D Beyond, going for Archivist but I took magic initiate and got Find Familiar) and I want to get a little more support ability by using spell ...
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How does the Swashbuckler's Suave Defense feature work with the Robe of the Archmagi? [closed]

If I were to give Suave Defense trait to a player and if they have the Robe of the Archmagi, how would it work? Suave Defense states: While the swashbuckler is wearing light or no armor and ...
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How can I become an invalid target for spells that target humanoids?

One of my players is a druid who would like to be able to change their creature type so that they become an invalid target against spells that target humanoids. First party WotC content (including UA)...
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What damage does a magic flaming warhammer do to a monster with resistance to bludgeoning and fire damage from nonmagical weapons? [closed]

My friend has an enchanted silvered warhammer that grants it +1d6 fire damage. We'll be fighting a fiend soon with resistance to fire and bludgeoning damage from nonmagical and non silvered weapons. ...
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Do you need to hold concentration on a spell when you cast it with a spell scroll?

I'm currently running Out of the Abyss, and my group is about to encounter a mage with a description that says If the characters become hostile, [the mage] orders them to depart, lest they ...
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Do the Gauntlets of Flaming Fury make Improvised Weapons magical?

The Gauntlets of Flaming Fury, a magic item from the WoTC adventure Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus, have the following property amongst others: While you wear both of these steel gauntlets, ...
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What are sources for Magic Items that are not adventure-specific?

As a DM, I like to award items to my players. These may not be in the module I'm currently running, so I often draw from the DMG. I recently found that XGtE also has a list of magical items (this ...
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Can a Druid Wild Shaped as a horse use Horseshoes of Speed?

This would probably work better when the Druid has the option to stay indefinitely in Wild Shape form (usually starting around level 16-18, when a single use of Wild Shape lasts 8-9 hours). In any ...
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What happens when I use Drawmij's Instant Summons on Dimensional Shackles?

If I place an enemy or individual in a set of dimensional shackles (I've already placed instant summons on the shackles), and I summon the shackles to me, what happens? As I read the description of ...
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Can a cleric spontaneously convert a wand into a cure/inflict spell?

As stated in an answer to a different question I had, Activating a wand (or stave) does count as casting a spell. Spontaneous Casting A good cleric (or a neutral cleric of a good deity) can ...
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If a PC's ability score increases due to an item, does it increase the corresponding modifier for the ability score or any skills/attacks?

I'm a new DM. One of the PCs obtained gauntlets of ogre power, which raise the Strength score of the creature wearing and attuned to them to 19. Does this increase the modifier or any of the skill ...
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What is a balanced version of this magical vending machine? [closed]

One of my players (lvl 7) wants to buy/commission a magical vending machine that produces healing potions. I like the idea, but don't want it to break the game. For 1000-1500gp, what are some ...
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Do Boots of Striding and Springing negate skills, feats, and spells that reduce your movement?

Per the horribly worded description: While you wear these boots, your walking speed becomes 30 feet, unless your walking speed is higher, and your speed isn't reduced if you are encumbered or ...
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Can a character with good/neutral alignment attune to a sentient magic item with evil alignment?

Can a character with good/neutral alignment attune to a sentient magic item with evil alignment? The greatsword Hazirawn in the Hoard of the Dragon Queen adventure is described as "A sentient (...
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Where does the water weird from a Weird Tank go when it emerges?

I'm trying to figure out how the water weird from a weird tank emerges from the tank and how it should be represented on a standard grid. The description of the weird tank magic item (Princes of the ...
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How can a PC determine what planes a Cubic Gate is linked to?

The description of the Cubic Gate (DMG, p. 160) states: The six sides of the cube are each keyed to a different plane of existence, one of which is the Material Plane. The other sides are linked to ...
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Can a Rope Trick Spell Scroll and a Bag of Holding open up the gate to the Astral Plane?

I am aware that the rope trick spell alone cannot open a gate to the Astral Plane when combined with a bag of holding, as per this Q&A: Does a bag of holding burst if brought into the space ...
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Can a level 1 Fiend-patron warlock use a Spell Scroll of Fireball?

A level 1 Fiend-patron warlock finds a spell scroll of fireball. The spell fireball is not on the base warlock spell list. If a spell is not on your list, you cannot even try to cast it from a scroll. ...