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Can a magic item be multi cursed when using the Blood Artisan feat to add new abilities to the item?

The Blood Artisan feat was a 3.0 feat that was upgraded to 3.5 in the Dragon Mag #318 (p39) Oriental Adventures update article. Benefit: When you make magic arms and armor or wondrous items, you pay ...
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How do I calculate the damage modifier for Bloodshed Blade?

In the book Bigby Presents Glory of the Giants, Page 111 has the magic weapon Bloodshed Blade where it states the following: "You can add your constitution modifier (minimum +1) to the damage ...
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Can a satyr benefit from magical horseshoes? [duplicate]

I have seen this question posed for centaurs with their four hooves, but what about a satyr with two? Both Horseshoes of Speed and Horseshoes of a Zephyr say: These iron horseshoes come in a set of ...
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Is Daern’s Instant Fortress considered an extra-dimensional space?

Some context: myself, and another dungeon master were discussing Daern's instant fortress and its interactions with a bag of holding. My stance was that the instant fortress is essentially utilizing ...
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Are there magic items that allow a character to shapeshift?

I am trying to create a character that can temporarily change its form into that of a dragon, with wings, flight, breath weapon, claws and so on -- a real dragon, even if only a small one. Are there ...
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How do you identify a Relic?

There's nothing in the rulebook about how to identify what a Relic does, nor its recharge condition. Does a PC just learn these things upon acquisition of the item? Do they need to experiment with it ...
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Do items in an extradimensional space count as being carried and/or in possession of a character with regard to effects and saving throws?

I was looking at this question, and it occurred to me that there is actually another question involved: If items in an extradimensional space are counted as being possessed by a character with regard ...
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Monster stat block and magic weapons +1

Let's suppose I want to give to one monster a magic weapon +1 (for example a greatsword +1). How should I indicate it in the monster stat block? Should I write in the actions section something like ...
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Can a player wear armor while wearing the Fish Suit?

In 5e Spelljammer: Adventures in Space - Astral Adventurer's Guide there is a magic item called the Fish Suit which does: This bulky suit, which fully encases your head and body, takes 1 minute to ...
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Are an Onyx Dog’s attacks magical? [duplicate]

The figurine of wondrous power is a magic item, and therefore by the definition in the SAC, magical in a game-mechanical sense, i.e. activating it would not work in an antimagic field, detect magic ...
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Is this homebrew Gloves of the Fire Fist magic item balanced as an uncommon item?

Just now I homebrewed the following item and gave it to a player: Gloves of the Fire Fist Wondrous item, uncommon (requires attunement) While wearing the gloves, once per day the wearer can cast ...
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Double Rings of Amity

The Ring of Amity from Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants has a property that states: When you first attune to this ring, you can touch one willing creature and form a magical bond between the two ...
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Glory of the Giants item Ring of Amity and Artificers: Free Magical Healing?

The new book Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants has an attunement item called the Ring of Amity, which has an interesting property: When you first attune to this ring, you can touch one willing ...
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Alternate Magical Ring placement [closed]

I play D&D with my brother in a group. He has a character (a sorcerer) who wears his rings on his toes. He also created a campaign using his character as the enemy (NPC). I am the only one he told ...
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What rarity is appropriate for a homebrew item that lets a Wizard delay declaring a single spell preparation?

Consider the following homebrew magic item: Uncanny Bookmark Wizard only, requires attunement. When you complete a long rest, you may optionally delay choosing the spell for one of your spell ...
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Magic Items and their allocation [closed]

I have a predicament I've come across in a campaign I'm running. Here it is. In a past session my DM (a friend of mine) challenged me to complete the entire trial with strict restrictions. The ...
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What can I do to a magic item to prevent it from being stolen, lost, or destroyed?

My DM has given me a magic item that is great, and I passed it by the people on this site to see what they'd say about it. The only issue they brought up was if I lost it, and I'm at a loss. What can ...
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Would someone help with understanding my DM's homebrewed magic item? [closed]

As the title states, my DM made the whole party custom magic items according to our character's class, history, and other details, which is crazy awesome. My character is a Bard that plays a drum for ...
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Find Familiar magical item [closed]

I want help to create a magic item. I am a Bard 1/Sorcerer 2 with a (Faerie Dragon) pet. I would like to make an item in-game. I'm not quite sure how to proceed. I want an item (or a set? Like when ...
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Will the Gift of Gab spell work if there were no listeners 5ft of you when you said something on your turn?

The description of the Gift of Gab spell states (AI, p. 76; emphasis mine): [...] When you cast this spell, you skillfully reshape the memories of listeners in your immediate area, so that each ...
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While wearing Illusionist's Bracers, can a Player Hold Action with Booming Blade (for Reaction) and strike on your turn with a Bonus Action?

By RAW can a Rogue High Elf wearing Illusionist's Bracers use Hold Action with Booming Blade to trigger Illusionist's Bracers feature to then use their Bonus Action (on their turn) to cast Booming ...
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Do Goggles of Day counteract Light Blindness?

Do Goggles of Day (Magic Item Compendium page 107) counteract Light Blindness like that of a Drow? GOGGLES OF DAY Price (Item Level): 4,500 gp (9th) Body Slot: Face Caster Level: 3rd Aura: Faint; (DC ...
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Is the DC of the Swarmkeeper ranger's Gathered Swarm feature affected by a Moon Sickle?

In the Swarmkeeper ranger's 3rd-level feature Gathered Swarm, one of the possible effects after you hit a creature with an attack on your turn is: The attack’s target must succeed on a Strength ...
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Can I build a level 1 character with an uncommon weapon if they have access to it?

I'm looking to join a local Pathfinder Society game, and I'd like to rebuild a character from a failed AP. They are a gymnast swashbuckler that uses a bladed scarf as their primary weapon. What I'm ...
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What runes on a Handwraps are usable in Animal Form?

The Striking rune does not affect your combat abilities in Animal Form, because "the special statistics can be adjusted only by circumstance bonuses, status bonuses, and penalties" Which ...
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Are Dragonslayer Claws a valid target for weapon enchantments?

Would the Dragonslayer Claws (Dragon Magic page 93) be a valid target for weapon enchantments? DRAGONSLAYER CLAWS Perhaps the most dangerous foe a dragon can face is another dragon. With that in mind,...
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Striking Handwraps and Animal Form

Handwraps of Mighty Blows increases the damage die: For example, +1 striking handwraps of mighty blows would give you a +1 item bonus to attack rolls with your unarmed attacks and increase the damage ...
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Does a Wand of Secrets still point to a revealed secret or sprung trap?

If a secret door has been found or a trap sprung already and then a Wand of Secrets is used nearby either of those, does the Wand of Secrets still point to them? Or does it know they are no longer a ...
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Dual wielding magic items vs spell components [duplicate]

Say, we have a caster (e.g., wizard or warlock) who is holing a (distinct) magic item in each of their hands (arcane grimmoire or rod of the pact keeper in one hand, and wand of the war mage in the ...
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Can the Broom of Flying move underwater?

More specifically: can I order the Broom of Flying to dive into the sea so a sinking PC (several meters underwater) can grab it, then order it to fly out and back to me, saving the PC? I figured, ...
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What happens to nonmagical items inside a Bag of Holding when the carrier is petrified?

On pg. 291 of the Players Handbook (Appendix A: Conditions) it states that: A petrified creature is transformed, along with any nonmagical object it is wearing or carrying, into a solid inanimate ...
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Are there any Official/UA magic items intended for use in a mass support role?

More precisely, magical items that are capable of assisting allies. The goal is the ability to choose multiple targets in a turn, rather than only one. An example item would be the Banner of the Krig ...
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Adaptive special property with Strength Penalty

Question: When an archer wielding an Adaptive composite longbow's strength is reduced below 10, should the archer suffer a -2 penalty to attacks for using a composite bow with a strength rating that ...
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What type of damage is a Vicious weapon dealing?

Vicious: When a vicious weapon strikes an opponent, it creates a flash of disruptive energy that resonates between the opponent and the wielder. This energy deals an extra 2d6 points of damage to the ...
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Polymorph magical item

I have a Warlock and I wanted it to be able to cast self-cast Polymorph. I wanted guidance to be able to show my DM a base item that would be able to do that so we can work on it. My question really ...
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What happens when a non paladin casts a find steed spell from a ring of spell storing [duplicate]

A paladin casts Find Steed into a ring of Spell Storing. Another character then casts the Find Steed spell from the ring. The ring definition says that the spell uses the casting level, save DC etc of ...
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How to get Ring of Wizardry in PFS?

Ring of Wizardry is an Uncommon magic item. How can I get it in Pathfinder Society? I tried searching for boons granting access on https://paizo.com/pathfindersociety/faq, but I could not find it.
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Do the Quarterstaff of Alacrity and the Speed enchantment stack?

Quarterstaff of Alacrity Both ends of this +5 quarterstaff of speed have equal enhancement and special powers, meaning that it allows an additional attack with each end every round. Does that mean ...
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What is the origin of the Vorpal Sword?

This question reminded me of the peculiar "vorpal" swords. Vorpal blades are great flavor, but in many editions of the game, they also have been quite overpowered -- in 1e, it really was not ...
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Homebrew magical boots creation help

I have a D&D 5e character that was an acrobat, and I thought to create an item that helped me to act better on that. The item I presented to my DM was a pair of magical boots. It's a mixture of ...
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How balanced is this for a cursed item? part 2

Part 1 Emblem of the ever lasting plague Wondrous item, legendary (requires attunement) As an action, you can summon 4 (8 at lvl 9, 12 at lvl 13 or 16 at lvl 17) swarm of insects. You can use their ...
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How balanced is this Emblem of the Everlasting Plague cursed item?

Someone in our party wants to have a magical item that slowly turns him evil, taking control over him and that will make him a possible BBEG down the line, with the chance of being saved by the party. ...
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Would A Green Abishai Be Considered A Lesser Devil Or A Greater Devil?

My question is kind of two fold in that I'm trying to figure out how these classifications work. In the Monster Manual, Devil's have a classification system: Lesser Devils and Greater Devils. Now, the ...
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Looking for a way to make a cursed swarm item (squirrels, rats, flies...) while the item is slowly taking the person over [closed]

One of my players has a wicked idea for a story hook: He wants some kind of cursed item, that has like another person, god,... in it that slowly takes him over. Every time he does take over, he emits ...
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Will magical light sources that aren't explicitly created by a spell illuminate magical darkness?

Consider magical darkness like that created by the Darkness spell or by the Darkmantle creature's Darkness Aura. Both say that mundane (natural) light can't illuminate its darkness and that their ...
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Is ammunition a consumable magic item?

In the crafting rules in the DMG, there is a rule that the value of consumable items is half the normal cost (p. 135): The value of a consumable item, such as a potion or scroll, is typically half ...
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Can a familiar use master abilities while in a Familiar Tattoo?

Familiar Tattoo is a magic item from Secrets of Magic, and your familiar can crawl into it. While it doesn't mention either master or familiar abilities, the latter mostly need movement or interaction ...
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Do characters suffer fall damage in the Astral Plane?

My character has a Robe of Stars. Our party is currently fighting an Adult Blue Dragon and the DM has a propensity to grab PCs and fly them to 120 ft in the air and drop them. If my character uses ...
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Is there an issue with having a weapon that banes specific types of humanoids?

The bane rune is an uncommon rune that let you deal extra damage to creatures with a specific trait. There is a standard list of traits you could choose, plus this mention: The GM might allow bane ...
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How many uses does a scroll scribed by a player character have?

How many uses does a scroll created by a player character have? During random scroll generation, DM is called to roll a die that represents the uses the scroll has. Is it the same case for a player ...
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