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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When is a reasonable level range for Gurt's Greataxe to be offered to a player?

As suggested in the title, I ran into Gurt's Greataxe. I was looking up magic items in my free time since I was curious, and I thought why not search for magic items related to greataxes, since my ...
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Can a player survive suffocation with a Periapt of Wound Closure?

The Periapt of Wound Closure's description says While you wear this pendant, you stabilize whenever you are dying at the start of your turn. In addition, whenever you roll a Hit Die to regain hit ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Wand of Cure Light Wounds and Wand of Infernal Healing compared to each other?

Every party in Pathfinder and every character in Pathfinder Society need some healing source, and the two most common ones are a Wand of Infernal Healing and a Wand of Cure Light Wounds. It is often ...
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Can Two Artificers Make a Bag of Holding Bomb?

The artificer class has the Infuse Item class feature, which allows it to make "effectively a prototype" of a permanent Bag of Holding using the Replicate Magic Item Artificer Infusion, ...
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What is the utility of the magic item Unbreakable Arrow?

This answer makes a pretty good case that RAW there is no special consideration given to Unbreakable Arrow (XGtE, pg 139) in terms of recovery of the ammunition. It seems that ammunition breakage is ...
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Does the bonus action attack from Polearm Master receive the bonus to attack and damage rolls from a magic weapon?

If I have the Polearm Master feat and am wielding a +1 Glaive, the bonus action attack will use the same modifier as the standard attack (STR). However, does it also receive the +1 bonus from the fact ...
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If the target of a Scrying spell succeeds on the saving throw against the spell, who is prevented from using the spell on them for the next 24 hours?

The description of the scrying spell states in part that: On a successful save, the target isn't affected, and you can't use this spell against it again for 24 hours. However, this seems a bit ...
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Can the Robe of Eyes let you see into the Material Plane whilst on the Ethereal Plane?

I am running a home campaign and one of my characters is in possession of a robe of eyes. Part of the item's ability is that the wearer can see into the Ethereal Plane as they want out to 120 feet. ...
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Can a spell being cast via a magic item be considered to be more than one class' spell at the same time?

Can a spell being cast via a magic item be considered to be more than one class' spell at the same time? Specifically, items phrased along the lines of "While holding it, you can use an action [...] ...
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Can any magic item rod be used as an arcane focus?

Inspired by this question: Multi purpose Arcane Focus? The premise of the other question is about using the Rod of the Pact Keeper as a focus, and although it implies it can be used as a focus ...
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Magic item to grant hands

I can't remember the name or source but I'm looking for a set of magic gloves that were designed to be worn by creatures without hands on the end of appendages that allowed those appendages to ...
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How many spell-bearing items can you activate in a turn?

In the Prometheum Exxet, there are two means of creating an item that can cast a spell: Items with the Automatic Spells power, which require no Zeon and have to recharge, and items with the ...
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From what items can a wizard learn his spells?

I'm now wondering after googling for a while, what are the different sources a Wizard can learn his spells from? Is it only limited to scrolls and tomes, or can a Wizard learn spells from other magic ...
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Are there rules for combining generic variant magic items?

For example: Adamantine armor is an uncommon generic armor variant. +1 armor is a rare variant. Is there such a thing as +1 adamantine plate armor? What's its rarity? Does the situation change when ...
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Does sovereign glue work underwater?

I stumbled across an incredibly vicious trap. (Seriously, whoever came up with this, they need help) In the bottom of a well contains water 20 feet deep. At the very bottom of the well, a sword ...
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Can a Decanter of Endless Water be changed to produce other liquids? [closed]

Is there any way to have a Decanter of Endless Water pour out other drinkable liquids? If so, how could I get one? It seems reasonable to me as a possibility.
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Is there any leeway with choosing my starting items if I'm starting at a level higher than 1?

I'm preparing a Cleric for a Pathfinder 2nd Ed campaign and reached a bit of an impasse. Going by Table 10-10, my character should have one permanent 2nd level item, 2 permanent 1st level items and ...
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What does “(any sword)” mean in terms of Magic Items?

In the Dungeon Master's Guide section for Magic Items (Chapter 7), a lot of items have a requirement that says (any ___), specifically weapons and maybe armor if I remember correctly. For example, ...
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How does the Oathbow's benefit to ranged attacks interact with the Arcane Archer fighter's Arcane Shot options Piercing/Seeking Arrow?

Part of the description of the oathbow magic item says: When you make a ranged attack roll with this weapon against your sworn enemy, you have advantage on the roll. In addition, your target gains no ...
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How do I depower overpowered magic items without breaking immersion?

At one point my party cleric found a magic item that allowed him to pull anything smaller than the item out of it, like a Star Trek replicator. Now nothing is a challenge for him anymore. How would I ...
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When do magical items require saving throws?

When do magical items require saving throws? For example, suppose a fighter with a ring of protection +2 is hit with a fireball. I see three possibilities: A) The ring needs a save only if it's not ...
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Would an Imp be resistant to the bludgeoning damage from a Mace of Warning? [duplicate]

The Damage Resistances for a 5E Imp are: Cold; Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing from Nonmagical Attacks that aren't Silvered Would this Imp be resistant to damage from a Mace of Warning? You ...
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Does a Magic Staff count as a magic weapon?

Many creatures have resistance to weapons that aren't "magic weapons". A Magic Staff can be used as a quarterstaff, but (usually) doesn't have a bonus to hit (a "plus"). Is it considered a Magic ...
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Using Divination Spells for Droskar's Guiding Ring

Here is the description of Droskar's Guiding Ring: This gold ring is misshapen and uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time; inscribed on it is a crude symbol of a fire burning under an arch. ...
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Ending Quaal’s Feather Token, Bird

The description of this item is that it’s one-time use, so once the bird is dismissed/exhausted in some way, it’s gone forever. However, these are the following end conditions for the bird: Flies ...
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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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Is this fortress impervious to magic-based invasion and information leakage? [closed]

Ok, I read the responses to my last question, and took them into consideration while trying to design my modern era magic-proof underground airbase. So, we have some mundane methods of control first: ...
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How to prevent scrying, Locate Person, teleportation, planeswalking, Locate City, and other intrusions in the name of national security [closed]

I am writing a story set in a modern world where D&D magic works. Now, I also have a Cheyenne Mountain like set of facilities in my world, underground hardened military airbases. Obviously, you ...
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Can a person attuned to Living Gloves cast Remove Curse on themselves to remove them?

The living gloves (E:RftLW, pg. 278) have the feature Symbiotic Nature: The gloves can’t be removed from you while you’re attuned to them, and you can’t voluntarily end your attunement to them. If ...
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Does casting dimension door or compulsion with the magic dagger Bookmark expend your bonus action and your action?

From Tomb of Annihilation, the description of the magic dagger Bookmark (p. 206) says: While you have the dagger drawn, you can use a bonus action to activate one of the following properties: Cast ...
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Does Transferring Runes have any specific requirements?

I see no mention in Transferring Runes about requirements, but there are requirements for Etching Runes. It's unclear (to me) that the two are directly related. In order to transfer existing Runes, do ...
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How to accurately calculate party level for combat once they have magical items?

I'm a fan of giving my characters magical items. In the past though, I've found that magical items start making combat trivial until I started adding extra enemies just to make it more difficult. I'm ...
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Can a Cube of Force block breath attacks?

Will side 1 of a Cube of Force, which blocks gasses, block a breath attacks? The flames of a dragon spawn from its breath and therefore are based on a gas. Would the first side of the Cube of Force ...
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Can I increase an ability score above 30?

Can I increase an ability score over 30 with an item such as a Manual of Bodily Health? [After reading] this book... your Constitution score increases by 2, as does your maximum for that score.
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Can Warforged doff Cast-Off Armor in a single action?

Xanathar's Guide to Everything includes this fun magical armor variant, Cast-Off Armor, which can be doffed in a single action (see XGE p136): You can doff this armor as an action. This is generally ...
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How can a damaged magic item be repaired?

All objects, including magic items, have hit points. Some magic items, such as Ioun Stones and the Apparatus of Kwalish, specify how many hit points they have in their description, while the rest of ...
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What rarity would the Staff of Defense be?

The Staff of Defense is described in the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure (on p. 53), but the magic items in Appendix A have no rarity mentioned. The Staff of Defense, particularly, is unique to LMoP ...
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Can I use the Illusionist's Bracers and the Twinned Spell metamagic to cast a twinned Booming Blade as both an action and a bonus action?

The description of the illusionist's bracers (GGR, page 178) says: While wearing the bracers, whenever you cast a cantrip, you can use a bonus action on the same turn to cast that cantrip a second ...
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Can Alchemists Experimental elixirs be combined to generate a roll on the potion miscibility table in the DMG?

DMG p140 has a potion miscibility table. Artificer subclass Alchemist creates Experimental Elixirs. Can these elixirs be combined for a roll on the aforementioned table?
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Which magic skill should a PC use to identify a magic item?

It's my understanding that when a PC finds a magic item, they need to use the Identify Magic exploration activity to determine what it does and how to activate it. Page 283 of the Core Rulebook says ...
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Does a wizard need to decipher a scroll he scribes?

Does a wizard need to complete the first step of casting a spell from a scroll by deciphering the script if he himself scribed the scroll?
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When the Shield of Missile Attraction changes the target of an attack, does the attacker have to make a new attack roll?

I got interested in the cursed item Shield of Missile Attraction, but I have some doubts about how it works. Consider the following scenario: Thurin the dwarven fighter is walking along the city ...
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Can a druid use Wild Shape to get rid of a cursed item?

The relevant part of the description of the druid's Wild Shape feature says: You choose whether your equipment falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. Worn ...
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What happens to a bag of holding in an Antimagic Field?

During a difficult fight, the wizard of the party decided to launch an antimagic field. It proved to be quite useful and let the warriors almost take out the opposing wizard. Nevertheless, multiple ...
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What happens if I sail a folding boat into an antimagic field?

A folding boat is a magic item that can transform from a small box into a small or large boat and back. If I transform it into a boat and then sail it through an antimagic field, what will happen?
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Are terrain tiles for immurement magic items available?

Regarding immurements, a class of consumable magic item which transforms a 4×4 square area into a specified sort of terrain, the Adventurer's Vault 2 says (p. 89): Players can find printable maps for ...
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How do you distinguish between magic effects that bypass immunity and those that don't?

This question was triggered by a question with respect to punching with Ogre Gauntlets and counting the unarmed attack as a magical attack for purposes of bypassing immunity. Basically, it goes like ...
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What does the attuned creature know about the Shield of the Hidden Lord?

The DMG states that all properties of a magic item are known to the attuned creature, or a creature that spends a short rest analyzing it, but what about the Shield of the Hidden Lord? Some properties ...
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What is the correct damage for Vicious Weapon?

While typing up my answer for Where are Vicious Weapons detailed? I noticed there's an inconsistency with the description for Vicious Weapon between what's written in the DMG and the SRD. The DMG ...
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How does the ring of mystic fire interact with scorching ray?

In my D&D 3.5 campaign, one PC just got a ring of mystic fire, and I'm trying to figure out how the ring works with the spell scorching ray. The Magical Item Compendium says A ring of mystic fire ...

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