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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Is this homebrew entropic spear balanced?

I have created a magical entropic spear that I plan to give to the party when they reach roughly 10th level. Is this balanced? Entropic Spear Weapon (spear), rare This is a +2 magical weapon. On a ...
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Can you escape from Dimensional Shackles as easily as by polymorphing?

The intent of Dimensional Shackles (which block all kinds of teleportation or interplanar travel on their victim) is clearly to prevent spellcasters from escaping. But what happens if a Dimensional-...
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How can a new DM deal with having given out overpowered weapons at a low level?

I am in a few campaigns, one of them has a DM who's never been a Dungeon Master before. Their grasp of the rules and how the game is played is sound but they are a bit of a pushover when it comes to ...
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Do I have to hold the Power Jewel to use it?

Power Jewel (Advendurers Vault, p176): Power ♦ Daily (Minor Action) This power allows you to regain the use of an encounter power of 1st or 3rd level. Do I have to get it from my backpack before ...
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Does casting a spell from an item allow you to apply class abilities that are used when casting a spell?

This question is updated to request additional answers and details in light of information now available in the Dungeon Master's Guide. In the released DM basic rules, Lost Mine of Phandelver, Hoard ...
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What inspired the Ioun Stone?

While looking over the rules for Ioun Stones a question came to mind. What inspired the Ioun Stone? It is present in nearly all editions of D&D, and also made it into Pathfinder. This ...
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How many scrolls do I need to keep the spell Disguise Self all the time?

I plan to create a dragonborn wizard disguising as an elf as the society there is racist towards anyone but elves. Constraints: The character is level 1. I can't have any feat. As far as I know, I ...
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How can I balance the power of loot between player characters?

The 5e DMG only gives proximate levels of item strength: common, uncommon, rare, very rare, and legendary. The item levels don't really seem to help me judge if two items of the same rarity will be ...
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Can you store cantrips in a Ring of Spell Storing?

How would storing a cantrip (0th level spell) like Prestidigitation work with the ring of spell storing? Could one just create a Ring of Prestidigitation some other way?
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Scribing a scroll with an enhanced Spell-Like Ability

Following up on my previous question regarding the scribing of Spell-Like Abilities, I'd like to know how feats that affect the SLA, such as Intensified SLA, Quicken SLA, etc., affect the scribing. ...
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Can a Ring of Regeneration regrow body parts lost before you equip and attuned it?

Ring of Regeneration states: If you lose a body part, the ring causes the missing part to regrow and return to full functionality after 1d6 + 1 days if you have at least 1 hit point the whole time. ...
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Could this magic item help Ezmerelda in Curse of Strahd?

In the Curse of Strand adventure, the following information is provided about the NPC Ezmerelda in Appendix D (p. 231): There's also this magic item that can be found in the village of Krezk (p. 148):...
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Are crafted items counted in the magic item progression from XGtE?

The term healing potions in this context refers to the ensemble of {Potion of Healing; Potion of Greater Healing; Potion of Superior Healing; Potion of Supreme Healing}, not to the item Potion of ...
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Should magic items which allow to cast spells be considered as material components? [duplicate]

For using Counterspell, a spell needs to contain some kind of component, otherwise it cant be countered. https://twitter.com/jeremyecrawford/status/642086415040294912?lang=en When casting spells from ...
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How can the PCs determine if an item is a phylactery?

To kill a Lich the PCs must first destroy the lich's phylactery. From the Monster's Manual we know the basic physical description of this item: A phylactery is traditionally an amulet in the shape of ...
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Can a Night Hag catch souls without Nightmare Haunting?

Every night hag possesses a Soul Bag which is described as follows (cf. MM, p.178). Soul Bag: When an evil humanoid dies as a result of a night hag's Nightmare Haunting, the hag catches the soul in ...
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What are the mechanics for shoving enemies into a bag of devouring?

I was scrolling through the DMG and I came across an item called a Bag of Devouring. It states that if a creature is placed fully inside of it the Bag destroys it and if part of a creature is placed ...
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Is there any other effect that induces sleep other than the Sleep spell?

Well, I can't simplify more than the title. This question came from KorvinStarmast's answer and is related to Viishnahn's question. The sleep spell states This spell sends creatures into a magical ...
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Is there an item that can cast Alter Self?

The 5th level party I DM for just found a Hat of Disguise. Our Rogue (Thief Archetype) is fascinated by the endless possibilities, but slightly put off by the shortcomings of the Disguise Self spell ...
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What is the rarity of my homebrew Glass Sword?

I was writing up some magical weapons and had a fond remembrance of the "Glass Sword" from Ultima VII (apparently V/VI/IX as well). While I didn't want to preserve the "save or die&...
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Are there any rules specifically governing/restricting magic item slots for animal companions?

Animal companions can have barding and horses in particular have access to magical horseshoes, but are there any rules stopping me from making custom magic items for other possible slots? For example: ...
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For the purpose of the Detect Magic and Identify spells, is a magic item that is currently out of power still treated as a magic item?

If a magic item runs on "Magic Batteries", when the item is out of power, would it be treated as a magic item for the purpose of the identify and detect magic spells? For example, I have a ...
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Would it be unbalanced to allow a non-warforged artificer to use a wand sheath if they make it themselves using one of their infusions?

One of my players is thinking about going artillerist but they don't have enough hands to hold a shield, an arcane firearm, and a sword. In going down the rabbit hole of animated shields and dropping ...
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What is the rarity for an item that allows a reroll once per day?

I had an idea for a homebrew magic item - at least, I think it's homebrew as I can't find anything similar online; but I was sure the Critical Role crew have something similar... Stone of Luck Once ...
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Would a Periapt of Proof Against Poison nullify the effects of alcohol?

The description of the Periapt of Proof Against Poison (PoPAP) says that "poisons have no effect on you. You are immune to the poisoned condition and have immunity to poison damage." So I'm wondering ...
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How does the Dimensional Loop's Fold Space ability interact with areas of effect?

The magic item Dimensional Loop (Acquisitions Incorporated, pg. 220) has an ability called Fold Space which says: Choose a space you can see within 60 feet of you (no action required). You treat that ...
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What happens when greater restoration is cast on a creature cursed by an item into being undead?

A little backstory: My group is campaigning into a village that has been usurped by a peasant wielding a jar that "collects" souls to power a Lich's phylactery and it is almost full. The ...
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Scribing a scroll with a Spell-Like Ability

Magic Items A spell prerequisite may be provided by a character who has prepared the spell (or who knows the spell, in the case of a sorcerer or bard), or through the use of a spell completion or ...
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Does this homebrew way of delivering poisons have unforeseen consequences?

I am running a homebrew tier 3 adventure in which the players will eventually encounter vampires. I'd like to introduce an item that will be particularly effective against vampires and vampire spawn, ...
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What are the physical dimensions of the Immovable Rod?

In our recent campaign we came across an Immovable Rod. Its official description states: This flat iron rod has a button on one end. You can use an action to press the button, which causes the rod to ...
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Does the Star card from the Deck of Many Things increase your ability score above 20?

Inspired by this question regarding the Star card from the Deck of Many Things and an Ioun Stone: The Star card reads: Increase one of your ability scores by 2. The score can exceed 20 but can't ...
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Why does the Amulet of the Black Skull specify that you cannot use it to teleport to another plane of existence?

The Amulet of the Black Skull from Tomb of Annihilation says: You can use an action to expend 1 of its charges to transport yourself and anything you are wearing or carrying to a location within 100 ...
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Does activating a Tentacle Rod break the invisibility spell?

The Invisibility spell ends when the target attacks or casts a spell: The spell ends for a target that attacks or casts a spell. The "Tentacle Rod" magical items lets the user direct three ...
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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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How does the cinderclaw gauntlet work with a monk?

In Paizo's Age of Ashes: Hellknight Hill, there's a magical incendiary gauntlet called the cinderclaw gauntlet. If one of my players wants to equip this gauntlet on his monk, how does this gauntlet ...
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How does a Life Oracle's enhanced cures revelation affect wand crafting?

I am playing a Life Oracle, and I have the enhanced cure revelation which allows my level to be applied to my cure spells instead of using the max given by the spell, so like cure light usually maxes ...
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in Psionic Item Creation how does power augmentation work?

If i wanted to make a Psionic item that once per day allowed me to manifest Fate Link (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/psionic/powers/fateLink.htm) at an 7th Manifester Level, which means normally it could ...
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Harvesting parts from slain creatures

In general: if you kill a monster with a body part that has some known (or suspected) property, is there any mechanic around harvesting the body part and using it as-is (or with minimal processing ...
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How do Mushroom Vest and Boots of the Cat work together?

The first is a padded vest, the second is padded shoes. Mushroom Vest (500 gp) This spongy, mottled brown vest is several inches thick and composed of woven strips of preserved fungus. The vest feels ...
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How do plate armor and swim speeds interact?

If a PC has plate armor, Str 19, and dons a Cloak of the Manta Ray, can they swim 60 ft. as the DMG says (p. 159), or do they suffer penalties for swimming in heavy armor even with a magically-granted ...
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Which armor special abilities can be applied to Bracers of Armor?

The Bracers of Armor page states: Bracers of armor cannot have any armor special abilities that add a flat gp amount to their cost. And, a Q&A with Jason Bulmahn clarified that Bracers of ...
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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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What happens if a creature with a Bag of Holding is polymorphed/wild-shaped, then is placed inside another Bag of Holding?

If a druid who has a bag of holding uses Wild Shape to become a bug, then the bag of holding merges with their new form (and is not dropped). Then someone puts said bug in another bag of holding, what ...
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Does this artifact from Descent Into Avernus prove that magic weapons resize?

The accepted answer to Are there any guidelines in place governing the extent to which magic items can resize to different-sized users? only shows that "worn" magic items are supposed to resize to fit ...
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Can you force out a soul that is occupying a Ring of Mind Shielding?

Per the description: If you die while wearing the ring, your soul enters it, unless it already houses a soul. You can remain in the ring or depart for the afterlife. As long as your soul is in the ...
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What is the rarity of my homebrew shortbow?

I want to create a custom magic item - a shortbow in particular. I want it to have a illusion theme but also a psychic damage theme, so here's what I've come up with. It will require attunement; it ...
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What exactly is Helm of Brilliance's “a sword of flame” power?

I don't have the exact AD&D 2nd edition Dungeon Master's Guide quote, but there is an item, Helm of Brilliance, which, among other things, allows the wearer to turn any sword to a sword of flame. ...
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Do +1 magic items affect each one of multiple dice rolled for damage?

My DM gave me a magic knife that does 3d6 damage and has +1 on attack rolls. Does that mean I would roll 3d6 and then add 1 to the final result, or would I add 1 for each d6 roll?
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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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If I place a Bag of Holding inside another Bag of Holding, can I use Misty Step to get away before the gate to the Astral Plane opens?

Placing a bag of holding inside another bag of holding opens a gate to the Astral Plane, as discussed here: Is it possible to stuff a Bag of Holding inside another Bag of Holding? Can I use misty ...

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