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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 weapon/item Of Returning move other objects?

If you tie up a Shield Of Returning to the back of a minecart, and you position yourself at the front end of the minecart and call the Shield to you. Would the minecart be pushed forward by the Shield?...
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Is there a 4e magic item or ritual with effects similar to the Magic Jar spell of most other D&D versions?

Magic Jar spell allows possession of another body in most versions of D&D. Is there a magic item or ritual that allows possession in 4e? I tried searching but the only information I could find ...
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What should I do about a character's magic items when their player leaves? [duplicate]

I have a group of three adventurers and one member of the party is leaving the group permanently. No worries, it's all on good terms and we're getting someone else to replace them. My concern is that ...
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Who can use magic scrolls?

I'm confused about who can use scrolls in 5e. In the DMG, p139 under Magic Item Categories: Scrolls, it states that: Any creature that can understand a written language can read the arcane script ...
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If I want to craft a set of mithral half plate, what is its cost?

According to the PHB, half plate is 750 gp to buy. However, magic items of uncommon rarity cost less. If I was to craft a mithral set of half plate (a magic item), RAW, what amount would I pay?
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Does the wish-granting Efreeti from an Efreeti Bottle suffer wish stress?

There is a small chance that an efreeti released by this item has the following effect: The efreeti can cast the wish spell three times for you. It disappears when it grants the final wish or after ...
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Can you use a Tentacle Rod to make Opportunity Attacks?

In our game we have recently found a Tentacle Rod/Rod of Tentacles found in the DMG. The weapon states While holding the rod, you can use an action to direct each tentacle to attack a creature ...
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Is this homebrew paralysing dagger balanced?

I have created a magical dagger that can paralyse people, that I plan to give to the party when they reach roughly 10th level. Is it balanced? Dagger of Paralysis Weapon (dagger), rare ...
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What are the pitfalls of granting a weapon with at-will Benign Transposition?

I am running a game of 3.5 D&D which includes a melee fighter who refuses to do anything other than melee (will not pick up a bow, etc.). That’s fine, and he’s doing great with the non-combat ...
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How can I implement Yondu's Yaka Arrow? [closed]

I'm a neophyte DM and currently running a homebrew. One player in the group wants to incorporate the Yaka Arrow from Guardians of the Galaxy (as seen here). How I should implement it and is there any ...
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Can two creatures, each with a Staff of the Magi, charge them up for free?

A Staff of the Magi has the Spell Absorption trait (emphasis mine): While holding the staff, you have advantage on saving throws against spells. In addition, you can use your reaction when another ...
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Oathbow: does the first attack count as being against your Sworn Enemy?

The Oathbow, a magic weapon from the DMG, allows you to choose a target as your Sworn Enemy: When you use this weapon to make a ranged attack, you can, as a command phrase, say, "Swift death to you ...
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Can a character detect that an item is cursed?

In 5e, is there any way to detect that a magic item is cursed? The DMG (p. 139) says about cursed items: Most methods of identifying items, including the identify spell, fail to reveal such a ...
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How can one Identify a Magic Item?

I had a disagreement with one of my groups recently: They believe that the identify spell is the only way to identify a magic item, while I believe a high enough Intelligence (Arcana) check is able to ...
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What happens if you are holding an Iron Flask with a demon inside and walk into an Antimagic Field?

What happens if you are holding an Iron Flask with a demon inside and walk into an Antimagic Field? Do the magical powers of the Iron Flask stop, releasing the demon? Also, would the demon then be ...
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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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In D&D 5e's lower magic approach, how would the Red Wizards of Thay's magic item business work out?

D&D 5e makes magic items much less common than previous editions. Also, the Forgotten Realms are the assumed background even in the Core Rules. One of the most interesting groups in Faerun are ...
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When using or crafting a Spellcasting item, do modifiers that apply to spellcasting apply?

Specifically, I am interested in if the Power Boost power (from the Prometheum Exxet) could interact with an item that has the Spellcasting power (though there may be other cases where interactions ...
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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 process to officially trade magic items?

In D&D Adventurers League, if two players are not playing at the same table, I know that they can still trade magic items if they spend downtime days. How does this work? Do the players just have ...
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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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Spell save DC on a wish spell cast from a magic item

So I got a luck blade from my DM and I am trying to cast dominate person on someone at 8th level. What would the saving throw be for the person it is being cast on. Wish says that any spell at 8th ...
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Wish on a scroll: Who suffers the consequences?

If I create a scroll with the Wish spell and an other person uses it to do anything that would trigger the penalty (anything that is not replicating an 8th or lower level spell causes necrotic damage ...
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Can wish be used to recharge magic weapons, armor, or items that use charges?

Wish explicitly states that it cannot be used to create magic items, however, it doesn't say anything about using the wish to recharge a magic item (if it uses the charges system). Is it with the ...
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Magic Items with Wishes in them

One of my characters recently received the Luck Blade magic item with 2 wishes in it. The item states Wish. The sword has 1d4-1 charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 charge ...
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Do you “suffer stress” even if you use a wish from an item? [duplicate]

If you use a ring of 3 wishes or a luckblade for a wish (not emulating a spell) do you "suffer stress" - specifically the 33% chance of never casting wish again?
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Can a wish spell create a legendary magic item?

One of the PCs in the adventure Curse of Strahd found a luckblade with one wish remaining. He wants to use that wish to get a staff of the magi, a legendary item (Dungeon Master's Guide 203). The ...
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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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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 is the cost of magic armor over the cost of mundane armor? [closed]

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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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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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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Does a Quiver of Ehlonna create a gate to the Astral Plane?

In the DMG, the Bag of Holding, Heward's Handy Haversack, and Portable Hole all contain the same language indicating that placing any one inside another (naming those three items by name "or similar ...
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Does a weapon with concentration spell enchantment require concentration from the user?

Does a weapon that is enchanted with the ability to cast a spell that is a concentration spell, require concentration from the user to maintain?
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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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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 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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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 equipment be enchanted and dis/reenchanted without destroying the item?

If playing a character with a family sword or a particular set of armour that they wish to use throughout the game (from level 1 to level 20), can it start out unenchanted, then undergo a process to ...
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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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Does the Adventure League PHB+1 rule also apply to received magical items?

Yesterday, I was playing an Adventure League game with a Bugbear character (Volo's Guide to Monsters). I am aware of the Adventure League's PHB+1 rule, which prevents me from using material from other ...
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Can you trap an opponent in a Cube of Force with you?

If you use the fifth face of a Cube of Force in 5E, can you trap the creature inside the cube with you, so he cannot escape (with the exception of DD or teleport)? No living matter, no non-living ...
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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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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 ...