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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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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Misty stepping from the Iron Bands of Bilarro?

Can a character escape the Iron Bands of Bilarro (DMG p. 177, listed in the SRD as the Iron Bands of Binding) with the misty step spell? To clarify, I am not asking if the bands prevent teleportation. ...
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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 is considered magical light for the purposes of the Darkness spell?

The Darkness spell says (PHB 230): …nonmagical light can't illuminate it. it also specifies: If any of this spell's area overlaps with an area of light created by a spell of 2nd level or lower, ...
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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 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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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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Expected damage of a moonblade with N runes?

As noted in David Coffron’s answer to another question, the moonblade (Dungeon Master’s Guide, pg. 217) has no fixed limit on how much damage it can do: there is no stated limit to the number of runes ...
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Can a warlock attune both a Rod of the Pact Keeper +1 and a Rod of the Pact Keeper +2?

A warlock character has a Rod of the Pact Keeper +1 and a Rod of the Pact Keeper +2: can they attune to the two rods, since one is a +1 and the other a +2? If they can attune to both rods, can they ...
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Does Cloak of Displacement hide your character's location or do others see two bodies?

Description for Cloak of Displacement (emphasis mine): While you wear this cloak, it projects an Illusion that makes you appear to be standing in a place near your actual location, causing any ...
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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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How does a Cloak of Displacement interact with surprise or hidden attacks?

The Cloak of Displacement reads (emphasis mine): While you wear this cloak, it projects an Illusion that makes you appear to be standing in a place near your actual location, causing any creature ...
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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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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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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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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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Is the charge cost of Wall of Ice an error in the description of the Staff of Frost?

In the description of the Staff of Frost (DMG, pg. 202), the following is included in its description, detailing spells that can be cast with charges from the staff: The staff has 10 charges. While ...
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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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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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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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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. ...
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Can a character without Magery use a wand to cast a mage-only spell?

On Magic p. 19, the wording in the first paragraph of "Using Magic Items" is unclear. If an item has any "mage only" effects on it, only a mage can use the item's powers. (emphasis original) It'...
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How is the power of a magic item measured according to the rules?

Premise The DMG states a relation to a magic item's power, it's rarity, and character level. Rarity provides a rough measure of an item's power relative to other magic items. Each rarity ...
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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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Lycanthrope AC & Magical Armor

Just a quick question here. One of my players was bit by a Lycanthrope and is currently cursed. Thing is that he plans on staying that since alignment won't alter anything for him. According to the ...
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Weapon Combat Bonus Stacking

I apologize ahead of time for this question. But it came up in tonight's session. Lets say that you have a Helm of Brilliance, and a Longsword +4. The helm states that if you use its ability to ...
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Can Detect Portal detect a Bag of Holding and other such items?

I have been looking at the Ranger Horizon Walker subclass and I was wondering if Detect Portal can detect a Bag of Holding and other such items? From what I understand a portal is a link between two ...
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Does applying a longer duration Charm effect extend the duration of Philter of Love's love effect?

The item "Philter of Love"(DMG, p. 184) hast the following description: The next time you see a creature within 10 minutes after drinking this philter, you become charmed by that creature for 1 ...
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Can a wizard learn a spell from a divine scroll?

Straight forward question, is a wizard able to learn a spell and add it to their spellbook when the scroll is divine. This comes up because the wizard technically has to UMD a divine scroll even if ...
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Is the interior of a Bag of Holding actually an extradimensional space?

In D&D 5e, is the inside of a bag of holding actually described anywhere as being an extradimensional space/demiplane? The description of the bag of holding doesn't actually explicitly state that ...
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How would I design a magic item which allows the wielder to use the Message cantrip?

I'm playing as a currently 4th level wizard with the cantrip message. In pretty much any situation where any of the other party members go ahead alone, to scout or the like, or in situations where ...
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Can I use the card “The Fates” from the Deck of Many Things to regain an expended 9th-level spell slot?

This is a follow-up question from this question: Can I use Divine Intervention or Wish to regain Wish? My plan was to use wish to conjure a "The Fates" card from the deck of many things. This would ...
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Given one sending stone, how can I locate its mate?

Suppose I have one of a pair of sending stones, and I wish to locate the other stone of the pair. Is there any spell or other magic that will allow me to find the stone's mate? Assume I have never ...
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What happens to the Fates card from the Deck of Many Things if not used when drawn?

I just read through the possibilities of the Deck of Many Things, and the Fates card brings to me a question. Here's the effect of the Fates card: The Fates. Reality's fabric unravels and spins ...
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Can I attune a Circlet of Human Perfection to my animated skeletons to allow them to blend in and speak?

For those unfamiliar, a Circlet of Human Perfection is a magic item from the Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage adventure (p. 30). Its description reads: The circlet transforms its attuned wearer ...
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How do I set up a card game using a Deck of Many Things? [closed]

After seeing this recent thread I felt it might be fun to introduce my players to some sort of poker or native game to the forgotten realms with a slightly tweaked deck of many things. My players ...
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Can an animal attune to a magic item?

We have previously determined that an awakened creature or a familiar can attune to magic items, but one of those is a sapient creature, and the other "always obeys your commands". A paladin's steed (...
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How much does the Identify spell tell me about a Deck of Many Things?

When cast on a magic item, the Identify spell tells you, among other things, "its properties and how to use them". If I cast this spell on a Deck of Many Things, how much do I learn about it? ...
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What happens if you just start drawing from the Deck of Many Things without declaring any number of cards?

In the Dungeon Master's Guide, the description for the Deck of Many Things contains the following. Before you draw a card, you must declare how many cards you intend to draw and then draw them ...
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How are the cards determined in an incomplete deck of many things?

In the description for the deck of many things magic item, there are two possible outcomes for how many cards are in the found deck: Usually found in a box or pouch, this deck contains a number of ...
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Is this homebrew “Faerie Fire Grenade” unbalanced?

I am playing a druid in my friend's Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. He is allowing me to do some things with exotic plants that I found in the wilds. One of those plants was one that shed a yellow ...
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Can a pet cat attune to a magical item? [duplicate]

Could I attune a magical item to my pet cat? There don't appear to be any base requirements for attunement.
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Can a familiar draw from the Deck of Many things? [duplicate]

Can a familiar draw a card from the Deck of Many Things?
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Do the magic item creation rules allow for feats to be added to items?

I have a player (yeah, that guy) who would like to craft an item that allows Weapon Focus (several actually) to an item they would like to craft. Having read the Paizo website several times, I'm ...
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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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Costs of magic arrows [closed]

Ammunition +3 and Arrow of Slaying are both classified as Very Rare in the DMG, which according to the Magic Item Rarity table means their value is approximately 5,001-50,000gp. This means that the ...
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Do you take damage from falling while wearing Winged Boots?

In 4th Edition the magic item clearly stated that you dont take damage and that you land on your feet while wearing them, but in 5e there is no such language in the description. The description of ...
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Can a DM change an item given by another DM?

If a player received a specific end reward and doesn't like it, can the new DM change that item's traits (whether or not the item was created differently than in the book)? We are playing home games, ...