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What's the best way to handle new objects placed inside a permanent shrink item chest?

A caster has Leomond's secret chest and casts shrink item to carry it around (while it's not on the ethereal plane) regularly enough to warrant spending the experience points to cast permanency on it. ...
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Is the Swarming rune very weak?

Swarming is a new property rune for thrown weapons from Treasure Vault. It can be etched on a Thrown weapon. As a 2 action activity once per hour, you can do 41 damage in 30-foot cone. I expect more ...
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Alchemical Gauntlet and runes

An Alchemical Gauntlet is not a Base Weapon, so no runes can be added to it. I guess this is an oversight, just like Alchemical Crossbows had not been proper weapons when they first appeared in The ...
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Can Animal Companions benefit from potions?

Most Animal Companions can drink, so drinking a Potion of Leaping should not be a problem. But can they benefit from it? There is no rule I could find about this, the only thing somewhat relevant is ...
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Does using a Broom of Flying cost your movement? [duplicate]

Broom of Flying This wooden broom, which weighs 3 pounds, functions like a mundane broom until you stand astride it and speak its Command word. It then hovers beneath you and can be ridden in the air....
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Can I have just a striking weapon (or resilient armor)?

I've never seen anything in published material do so, which makes me think I'm wrong, but can I have a weapon that is simply a striking weapon? No +1 potency rune? Could I even go so far as to have a ...
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Should players be able to buy striking weapons before level 4?

We're playing Agents of Edgewatch which takes place in Absalom and we're wondering if it's okay to buy striking weapons at their price before we're level 4. A striking weapon adds an extra damage die ...
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At what character levels should this homebrew maul be upgraded?

One of my player (playing a level 3 warforged barbarian) came to me with a request to be given a multi-staged legendary maul. I came up with the following item, but I'm still wondering at which ...
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Is an uncommon magic item that grants +2 to all dexterity checks broken?

I'm really trying to help my friend learn how to balance homebrew magic items and he seems to think that there's absolutely nothing wrong with this. I am doing this to our party's own detriment since ...
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Can a Githyanki silver sword be used as a means to kill a lich or other similar "immortal" being?

I've been thinking of an idea for a campaign where the adventuring party must find pieces of a weapon: a sword that would be used to slay a lich, as it has the power to destroy a persons soul. When it ...
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Can an Order of the Scribes wizard cast a spell from a magic item through its manifested mind?

Manifest Mind: Whenever you cast a wizard spell on your turn, you can cast it as if you were in the spectral mind's space, instead of your own, using its senses. You can do so a number of times per ...
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Thaumaturge : Do temporary scrolls cost anything to make?

A Thamumaturge with the scroll esoterica feat chain gets to make temporary scrolls daily. A: Do you need to pay the usual GP cost to do so, under crafting scrolls . Considering the effects are to ...
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Can players mitigate the curse from a Shield of Missile Attraction by using thrown weapons?

The Shield of Missile Attraction states (emphasis mine): This shield is cursed. Attuning to it curses you until you are targeted by the remove curse spell or similar magic. Removing the shield fails ...
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How does Shield of missile attraction work with friendly fire?

Let's say the tank is attuned to the shield of missile attraction and a fellow team member fires a bow/crossbow at an enemy within 10ft of said tank. Does the team member's projectile hit the tank ...
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Magic Item for summoning minions?

This question is a follow up for my question Can a player use two characters in a campaign? Instead of adding another PC to the party to make up for how squishy the group is (the group being a wizard, ...
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What effect does a potion of giant strength have upon a monster?

An adventure module I own indicates that as soon as a fight breaks out, the villian's quasit minion will drink a potion of hill giant strength. Looking at the quasit stat block, I am assuming its claw(...
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Looking for a DM solution to a Squishy group

I've been playing tabletop RPGs for a while off and on, only a little as a DM, but I get the basics of it. I've convinced some of my immediate and extended family (most of whom are NOT gamers, let ...
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Can the Staff of Defense be used to give all members of a party Mage Armor at dawn?

Running LMOP and the party has already defeated Glasstaff and taken his Staff of Defense. The wizard is now attuned to it, and in our last session they asked a question I was not prepared for: Can the ...
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What happens to a conjured creature when the caster of the spell that conjures it loses access to that spell?

This is already something of an edge case, and the intuitive answer would seem to be that the creature vanishes, right? But I'm interested in whether that is the case when certain items are involved. ...
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Do Bracers of Archery make weapon attacks magical for overcoming resistance to non-magical attacks?

Bracers of Archery are described thus: While wearing these bracers, you have proficiency with the longbow and shortbow, and you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls on ranged attacks made with such ...
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Is this homebrew weapon balanced? [closed]

Im trying to homebrew some new magic items for D&D 5e to add to my groups' sessions. But I'm not sure if this sword is overpowered or underpowered. The idea is that the item is a "greedy ...
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Are there no RAW effects of a saddle, bit, or bridle?

The players recently acquired a figurine of wondrous power (elephant) and are considering using it as a combat platform in an upcoming boss fight (rather than just commanding it to attack). I noted ...
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How much would a +7 AC magic item be worth?

For context: A DM in this multi-DM run D&D 5e campaign I'm in said she would be doing very difficult sessions with very high level loot if we succeed in said sessions. Well, disregarding the fact ...
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Can an unidentified pearl be used as a component for the Identify spell?

On our adventures we found a magic pearl that was appraised at least 300gp. We suspect it's a pearl of power. It's a two parter question: Can an unidentified (magic) pearl (thats worth more than ...
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Is an incorporeal creature wearing bracers of armor able to pass through walls?

In my previous question it was confirmed that bracers of armor can be used by incorporeal. Does the "tangible field" of force of the bracers impact the incorporeal creature's ability to ...
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Do bracers of armor stack with magic armor enhancements and special abilities?

I am aware that bracers of armor's armor bonus does not stack with the basics armour bonus, but I wonder: 1- does the armor effect of bracers of armor stack with the enhancement effect of an armor? (...
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How does the Chameleon's Arcane/Divine focus interact with magic item crafting?

I'm doing more theory crafting / deep dive into the Chameleon prestige class and I could use some help clarifying how the Chameleon interacts with item creation feats. It is well established that a ...
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Bracers of armor Vs incorporeal touch attack

If a humanoid is wearing bracers of armor and is attacked by an incorporeal creature, do the bracers of armor apply their "armor bonus" against incorporeal touch attacks? If "Yes" ...
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Can you put a Rod of the Pact Keeper or All-Purpose Tool into a Wand Sheath?

Is it possible to put objects that are roughly in the same dimension and serve the same purpose as a wand into Wand Sheathes? Things like Rods, All-Purpose Tools, Sprig of Mistletoe, Holy Symbols, ...
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Would 6000 gold be a fair price for a use-activated weapon with the launch item spell that functions 30 times a day?

The suggested pricing rules for creating magic items suggests that items that are continuous or use-activated should cost 2,000 gold * the level of the spell they duplicate * the Caster level of that ...
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Does an Antimagic Field suppress the ability score increases granted by the Manual or Tome magic items?

There are several "manual"/"tome" magic items that permanently increase a character's ability score and the maximum value for that score by 2: the Manual of Bodily Health, the ...
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Can a lightweight creature use a Pole of Collapsing as a makeshift elevator?

The Pole of Collapsing (Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, p. 138) states that: While holding this 10-foot pole, you can use an action to speak a command word and cause it to collapse into a 1-foot-long ...
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Can the Speed magic-weapon-special-ability add +1 AC modifier as Haste spell?

Can the Speed magic-weapon-special-ability add +1 AC modifier as a Haste spell does? Here the description: When making a full-attack action, the wielder of a speed weapon may make one extra attack ...
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How much legendary power is needed to attack touch AC of a full attack?

In the description for the abilities of Legendary items we can read: Unstoppable Strike: This weapon bypasses all armor. The wielder can expend one use of legendary power when attacking to make the ...
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How much Legendary Power is needed to double the damage of a full-attack?

In the description for the abilities of Legendary items we can read: Foe-Biting: When this item deals damage, its user can use mythic power to double the total amount of damage it deals. If the ...
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Can I use Metamagic on a Scroll?

If I have a scroll in my hand, can I use metamagic on it? Metamagic says I cannot use other actions: You must use a metamagic action directly before Casting the Spell you want to alter. If you use ...
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What prevents enemies from speaking command words to turn off your magic items?

The Magic Items section of the PFSRD says this about command words (emphasis mine): Command Word: If the activation is on command or if no activation method is suggested either in the magic item ...
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Surge ability die for legendary items

Legendary Surge ability for legendary items ends as: The legendary surge ability allows the bearer to add the result of a d6 to the appropriate type of roll or check. A mythic bearer can use her ...
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What are the strongest uncommon magic items? [closed]

So soon enough I am going to be hosting a level 10 one-shot, and each player gets to start with 1 uncommon magic item. I want to know which ones are strong so I can look over them and make sure they ...
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Do any odd complications arise when I houserule that you can recover a single arrow fired into battle?

Refer to: Is ammunition recoverable and reusable? You can't recover a single valuable magic arrow fired into battle due to the general rule of rounding down applying to the weapon property that lets ...
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Dispelling one shot magic items

When a magic item that can only be used once, such as a Potion of Cure Light Wounds, or Scroll of Teleport, or a Burning Hands Trap, gets directly hit by a successful Dispel Magic, what happens to ...
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When do you need to make an Strength (Athletics) check to climb when you have a climb speed?

The uncommon Potion of Climbing has this effect: When you drink this potion, you gain a climbing speed equal to your walking speed for 1 hour. During this time, you have advantage on Strength (...
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Homebrewing a Weapon in D&DBeyond for a campaign

I received a custom magic weapon in our last campaign, and I want to build it in D&D Beyond so its effects can be used more automatically online/in virtual table tops. The name of it is Ice Blink ...
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Is there a penalty to leaving the hood up for the Cloak of Elvenkind magic item?

The description of the Cloak of Elvenkind magic item says: While you wear this cloak with its hood up, Wisdom (Perception) checks made to see you have disadvantage, and you have advantage on ...
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How do magic items work when used by an Avatar of a God?

So unbeknownst to my group I DM for, the young child in the village they are at is an aspect of Chauntea, Goddess of the Harvest. Having recently acquired a Bag of Beans, one party member gave 2 beans ...
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How many creatures fit on a Carpet of Flying during combat?

The Carpet of Flying comes in four sizes. To keep it simple, let's just look at the smallest carpet, which is 3 feet by 5 feet in size, can carry 200 lb., and has a fly speed of 80. It can carry twice ...
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Does this Sack of Looting work as a simple replacement for Bag of Holding?

This is the second take on this problem, incorporating feedback from the first round, full background detail can be found there. In brief, I am looking to create a simple, single focus magic item that ...
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Can I spend multiple charges of my Blood Fury Tattoo at once?

The Blood Fury Tattoo's Bloodthirsty Strikes feature grants you the below ability: When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you can expend a charge to deal an extra 4d6 necrotic damage to the ...
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Is there, or has there been, an official list of what aura magic items give?

In the 5th Edition description of detect magic, it states: ...you can use your action to see a faint aura around any visible creature or object in the area that bears magic, and you learn its school ...
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Are extradimensional spaces demiplanes?

Spells and items can create extradimensional spaces, for example the bag of holding, and the spells Rope Trick or Mordenkainen's Magnificient Mansion. The spell Demiplane instead explicitly creates a ...
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