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 cart be placed in the Bag of Holding?

My DM said my party could place our cart in the bag of holding, since it only weighs around 200 lbs, whereas the capacity of the bag is 500 lbs and 64 cubic feet. I have my doubts, since the cart just ...
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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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Can an artificer use Magical Tinkering on a weapon before infusing it (and have it stay)?

This is mainly a question related to narrative/creative license so the reality is that it probably requires a discussion with a DM. But, so as to have a firmer idea of how to interpret the rules ...
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How Do You Accurately Price A Portable Hole?

Using the Estimating Magic Item Gold Piece Values table on page 285 of the DMG, how do you accurately price a portable hole on page 264 of the DMG. I am trying to find the accurate pricing formula for ...
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Wild Magic Resonance - can two sorcerers and two rings of spell storing guarantee a wild magic surge?

While reviewing this related question, I think that a sorcerer's Wild Magic Surge, which has a chance to be triggered when a sorcerer casts a spell, can be forced. Looking at how the ring of spell ...
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Does a character suffer negative effects from using a Wish spell cast from a magic item?

One of my characters recently received the luck blade magic item with 2 wishes in it. The description of the luck blade (DMG, p. 179) states: Wish. The sword has 1d4–1 charges. While holding it, ...
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What are the dimensions of a box that can contain 20 arrows?

I am playing a level 13 Fighter with the Sharpshooter martial archetype (from Unearthed Arcana: Fighter). I took the Sharpshooter feat as well, of course, and the Archery fighting style. I shoot ...
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What counts as “helping slay an elemental” for a Ring of Elemental Command?

The various Rings of Elemental Command in the DMG (p. 190) all have basic abilities that start working as soon as you attune them, but there are other abilities that only start working if you "help ...
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Can the Tree Stride spell be used on a transformed Staff of the Woodlands?

The transformation ability of the Staff of the Woodlands says: Tree Form. You can use an action to plant one end of the staff in fertile earth and expend 1 charge to transform the staff into a ...
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Is the container used for Magic Jar still a “nonmagical object”?

I would like to understand if the container used to cast Magic Jar should be considered as a magical item and can't be used for other spells/abilities that require a "nonmagical object", such as True ...
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Can the manual and tome magic items that increase stats be used multiple times by bypassing the century wait time via the spell Sequester?

Assume we have a Wizard who is at least level 13 and can reliably cast Sequester many times (either through acquired spell scrolls, or has acquired enough material components for it to be a non-issue),...
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Mechanics for Matalotok and the White Dragon Mask

I am DM for my group, and I have plans to provide the Minotaur fighter of the group with this combination of magic items later in the campaign, and would like to confirm how the mechanics for the two ...
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What properties make a magic weapon befit a Rogue more than a DEX-based Fighter?

We have an Assassination Rogue and a Dual-Wielding Champion Fighter in our party, and we often divide our items trying to maximize party damage output. One pattern that we have noticed is that any ...
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Do the gauntlets of flaming fury add 1d6 of fire damage to magical weapons?

The item's description reads While you wear both of these steel gauntlets, any non- magical weapon you grasp with either gauntlet is treated as a magic weapon. As a bonus action, you can use the ...
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Can my artificer use an Infusion to create a Bag of Holding everyday for profit?

Can my artificer make a bag of holding everyday and then sell them for gold? And yes I have the infusion for this.
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How is the bag of holding in any way preferable to a portable hole?

The Portable Hole creates an extradimensional space that is 6 feet wide in diameter and 10 feet deep. It can be folded to the size of a handkerchief, weighs effectively nothing no matter what is ...
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Does attacking with a magically enhanced weapon count as a magic attack?

I was fighting a flesh golem, and attacked with a weapon enhanced with electricity, does this trigger the golem's immunity to magic? Does attacking with an enhanced weapon count as a magic attack?
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Magic weapons and Rods of Metamagic

If a magic weapon (+1 or more) leaves the hand free, it's still possible for an enchanter to use in that hand a rod of metamagic? The case is this one: the character it's equipped with a Claw bracer ...
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Friend wants to add a second magical effect to his belt, is there RAW situation for that?

A cleric in my group wants to add the effects of a +2 Belt of Incredible Dexterity to his Heavyload Belt(triples his carry load). Is that allowed, and if so, what would he need to do for it?
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Do +1 weapons add their bonus to attack, damage, or both?

Self-explanatory. I've combed through the DCC core rulebook but I couldn't find a clarification on what a magic weapon's bonus actually applies to.
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How much do scrolls and potions weigh?

The physical description for potions: Physical Description: A typical potion or oil consists of 1 ounce of liquid held in a ceramic or glass vial fitted with a tight stopper. The stoppered ...
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How does the spell Remove Curse interact with a Sword of Vengeance?

One of my players recently acquired, and become attuned to, a cursed Sword of Vengeance (DMG, p. 206). The descriptive text for this item says: This sword is cursed and possessed by a vengeful ...
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What guidelines (if any) apply to potions of various rarities?

I'd like to give my players' low-level characters (currently level 2) the odd potion as treasure. The only common potions listed in the DMG are the standard Potion of Healing, and the Potion of ...
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What happens when you attack with a non-attuned cursed weapon?

Cursed weapons often have a flat bonus such as a +1 associated with them, however the negative effects of a cursed weapon tend to only be associated with being attuned to said item. Could a player (...
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How much would it cost to craft a wand of scorching ray?

I am planning to craft a wand of scorching ray for my imp familiar. Currently, I am a level 3 warlock//rogue. Since by the book this is not an item that exists, I wanted to get the accurate price for ...
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At which levels, if any, can a Warlock use a Spell Scroll of 6th Level or Higher?

Suppose for the sake of argument a Warlock of indeterminate level finds a scroll of plane shift. Plane shift is indicated as being on the Warlock's spell list [PHB, pg 210: Warlock Spells], so would ...
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Can a Bag of Holding ever be habitable?

The description of the bag of holding in the DMG (p. 154) states: Breathing creatures inside the bag can survive up to a number of minutes equal to 10 divided by the number of creatures [...] Is ...
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Is this Sentient Vine Cloak magic item balanced?

I've got a level 8 halfling Circle of the Moon Druid who really enjoys using quirky Wild Shapes at every opportunity she can get. I want to encourage the creative beast choices during combat, and give ...
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What is the reasoning behind the Ring of Invisibility being Legendary? [closed]

I mean, seriously, it's not "The One Ring", which came with its own set of problems for the benefit of making its wearer invisible. Invisibility is a 2nd lvl spell (Duration 1 min) although the ...
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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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Is there a good way to determine the value of magic items in 5e?

In 5e, magic items aren't as common or as varied as in older editions, but that also means it is hard to place prices on them. As DM, NPC's can't really sell a magic item because we don't know the ...
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Does magic worn by the caster trigger the “magic detected” effect of the Detect Magic spell?

Would a wizard or cleric need to remove all magic items from their own person prior to casting the detect magic spell to know if there were any "unknown" magic around? In other words, does detect ...
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What does the Vorpal Sword ignoring resistance to slashing actually mean?

I was reading through the Dungeon Master's Guide and I came across a magic item, the vorpal sword. The description states that it is a magic weapon. If I am not wrong, magic weapons bypass resistances ...
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How does the damage from Aura of the Guardian and the Berserker Axe interact?

Redemption Paladins get an “Aura of the Guardian” : Starting at 7th level, you can shield others from harm at the cost of your own health. When a creature within 10 feet of you takes damage, you ...
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What stops you from crafting items such as wands with Shadow Evocation/Conjuration/Shades?

Since Wish/Limited Wish can indeed be used to craft items(Can you craft magic items using Wish instead of the required spell?) What stops me from creating a wand of fireball with the help of the ...
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Does using an Animated Shield count as 'wielding a shield' for Unarmored Defense?

Does using an Animated Shield count as 'wielding a shield' for Unarmored Defense? Specifically, would using it inhibit a monk's unarmored defense? And does the Animated Shield require proficiency ...
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If my Simulacrum possesses me via Magic Jar, to whom will my magic items attune?

I have a high level Arcana Cleric/Wizard. Using wish to create a simulacrum, I can have a body double. Since I also took magic jar, my copy knows it, too. I wanted to know what would happen if I ...
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Does a weapon imbued with Magical Tinkering or an Infusion bypass resistance from non magic weapons?

When I apply Magical Tinkering or an Infusion to a weapon, does the weapon count as magical to bypass resistance to non-magic weapons? Magical Tinkering At 1st level, you learn how to invest a spark ...
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What should be the rarity of this Homebrew Critical Chance Item?

Several classes have access to features that improve the likelihood of rolling a Critical Hit, such as the Improved Critical feature of the Champion Fighter. All of these abilities, however, are ...
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How do I know if an ability is magical?

Often confusion arises when the Antimagic Field spell is used, an Armor of Invulnerability is worn, or the Beholder's anti-magic ray is employed, whether a given character's ability will still ...
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When you make an ability check to cast from a scroll, do you add proficiency bonus?

I am a 3rd level wizard and have a 5th level wizard spell on a scroll that I want to try and cast. I'm supposed to make an ability check (intelligence). Is it a straight check? Do I add my ...
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How does the Broom of Flying behave?

Similar to this, but for 5th ed. The Broom of Flying is activated by a Command Word, has 50ft flying speed, and the hover property. It can also be remotely controlled if it is not being ridden. ...
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Does a Broom of Flying work like a mount?

Is this item considered a mount? Is the character considered to be mounted when using it? Can he be knocked off of it? Teleported off? If he teleports, does the broom come along?
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Can I force someone into my bag of holding? [duplicate]

I'm playing an artificer, and I have the bag of holding infusion. I was thinking that if I put a whole person in a bag of holding against his or her will, that would be basically an instakill, right? ...
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Can a monk's unarmed strikes be enchanted?

I see a lot of forums calling for Kensai and Amulet of Mighty Fists for a monk to enchant their unarmed strikes. I feel it is unnecessary since the SRD states: A monk’s unarmed strike is treated ...
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Does the double-bladed scimitar's special attack let you use your ability modifier for the damage of the attack?

I am using the double-bladed scimitar with the Revenant Blade feat from Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron. The double-bladed scimitar's special feature (p. 74): Special. When you take the attack action ...
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Is a Pact of the Blade warlock's pact weapon metal?

This came up in our last session. My pact of the blade warlock summoned a longsword to fight a grey ooze. Any nonmagical metal or wood that touches an ooze is corroded. According to the PHB, The pact ...
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If a Necklace of Fireballs with 9 beads is thrown, is the resulting Fireball effect equivalent to a 9th-level casting, or an “11th-level” casting?

This question arises because the section on Spell Level in the PHB states: Every spell has a level from 0 to 9 However, the necklace of fireballs can have up to 9 fireballs on it, and its ...
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Is there an item that lets a character cast Detect Magic repeatedly, without expending spell slots or wasting time ritual-casting?

Playing Curse of Strahd, we've found that Lord Von Zarovich seems to be able to cast Alarm (or something like it) that operates from hundreds of miles away. It seems like a good strategy for our ...
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How does attunement work?

I would like to use the Gauntlets of Ogre Power, which states that the item "requires attunement". What am I supposed to attune it with? What are the requisites/requirements?

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