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 it possible to stuff a Bag of Holding inside another Bag of Holding?

And then stuff that Bag of Holding into another Bag of Holding, and so on ad infinitum? Earlier editions of D&D prohibit this. I haven't found similar rules for 5th edition, but perhaps I'm ...
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How should a DM handle Vorpal + Surge of Fortune?

I have a fairly clever player whose character recently died. He decided to make a new one, whose thing is being an Eldritch Disciple Halfling that throws a Returning Vorpal Dagger around. As a ...
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In layman's terms, does the Luckstone just give a passive +1 to all d20 rolls and saves except for death saves?

The description of the stone of good luck (or luckstone) says: While this polished agate is on your person, you gain a +1 bonus to ability checks and saving throws. In layman's terms, does the ...
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Is there a magic weapon that a monk could use for unarmed strikes?

I am co-DM'ing a campaign, and in our party we have a monk. Everybody has magical weapons that work with their class, but I feel the monk is a bit left out since he doesn't get any magic weapons since ...
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Does a wand count as a 1-Handed Weapon or using one count as an attack?

I have a Fighter in my game trying to use a Magic Missile Wand as a One-Handed Weapon Attack to get the benefit of the Crossbow Expert Feat. The Crossbow Expert Feat requires that the player make an ...
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How to cast Hellish Rebuke into a Ring of Spell Storing?

During the last game I mastered, my party looted a Ring of Spell Storing. With that object came a lot of questions most I could answer, some I was not exactly sure what to say and they were mostly ...
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Does the Protection from Evil and Good spell protect against the Staff of the Forgotten One from Tomb of Annihilation?

Under the item description of the Staff of the Forgotten One in the ToA Hardcover, we see that a spirit inside the staff might try to possess the wielder: The Protection from Evil and Good spell can ...
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Do gauntlets count as armor?

Do gauntlets count as armor? Specifically, would wearing Gauntlets of Ogre Power negate the AC bonus that barbarians and monks get because they are technically armor? I feel like they wouldn't.
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Can defeating a character with magic also destroy their carried items?

I'm playing a Pathfinder adventure path as a magus, and the last couple of boss fights have ended with me making critical hits with the spell shocking grasp. In the first instance, fighting a ...
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Would water spill from a bowl in a Bag of Holding?

If I put a full Bowl of Commanding Water Elementals in a Bag of Holding, would the bowl spill?
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Can a Bag of Holding destroy a Sphere of Annihilation?

So looking at the description of a Sphere of Annihilation, it says: If the sphere comes into contact with a planar portal, such as that created by the gate spell, or an extradimensional space, such ...
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Can you wear two rings of protection and gain both their benefits?

The DMG says under Multiple Items of the Same Kind (DMG p.141): Use common sense to determine whether more than one of a given kind of magic item can be worn. I see a lot of posts about D&D ...
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Can a familiar attune and wear or use a magic item?

Is it possible for a familiar to attune to and then wear or wield a magic item?
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How do Boots of Speed affect other movement rates?

Bear with me, this may seem like three questions, but they are so tightly related, I think that they need to be answered together as they are essentially all based on one ruling. The PHB states: ...
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If a character drops a magic item that turns on/off, does that item turn off when they drop it?

If a character drops a magic item that turns on/off, does that item turn off when they drop it? For instance, let's assume a character has a sun blade, and it is turned on. If they somehow lose that ...
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(How) Can a Rogue use Use Magic Device to cast spells from Scrolls?

Thief Rogues can get the Use Magic Device feature at 13th level, which lets them ignore all class, race, and level requirements on the use of magic items. Spell scrolls are an unintelligible cipher ...
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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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How do I depower overpowered magic items without breaking immersion?

At one point my party cleric found a magic item that allowed him to pull anything smaller than the item out of it, like a Star Trek replicator. Now nothing is a challenge for him anymore. How would I ...
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Are there price lists for magic items, such as the Bag of Holding?

We are playing Hoard of the Dragon Queen. My PC's are only at level 3. They stumbled into a magic shop and asked for a Bag of Holding. I made the asker roll to beat a 15 and if he did I said that ...
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Can I replace my missing eye with a magic one?

So I tried to take on a small group of bandits, and during the fight I had my right eye cut out. The DM told me it can't grow back, so I asked him about anything I could replace it with. He said maybe ...
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Is there a limit to the number of magic rings a character can wear on one hand?

I know that in previous editions you could only have one magic ring per hand, is that true in 5th edition (RAW) as well?
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Cursed items are being Identified too easily

Spellcraft in Pathfinder lets you ID magical/cursed items, and the Identify spell adds 10 to your Spellcraft skill. One of my PCs — in this case a level 8 wizard — has a stupidly high INT, ...
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How would I as a DM create a smart phone-like spell/device my players could use?

My players are setting up a large nexus of guilds from my empire and one or two they made up themselves across several cities. They are having a hard time sending long messages to and from each other, ...
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Can a cat familiar open a potion bottle by itself?

My character has a Cat familiar (lvl 16) with an INT of 11 and a DEX of 15. Previously our DM has ruled that the Cat can retrieve a potion from the characters Heward's Handy Haversack. The question ...
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What happens to HP when Constitution decreases?

WotC recently released the Basic Rules for the DM, and with it came a few items like the Amulet of Health: Amulet of Health Wondrous item, uncommon (requires attunement) Your Constitution ...
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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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Infinite wish combo using 3 items

I was reading HPMOR and on chapter 3 it mentions some infinite wish combo in "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" using 3 items. The action being set in 1991 it can either be AD&D or AD&D 2nd ...
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Do Bracers of Defense stack with Mage Armor?

Does the AC bonus from Bracers of Defense stack with the AC calculation from the mage armor spell? I'm asking this because there is some contention behind the ruling of this combo, between two ...
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Do you need to concentrate when using a magic item's continuous effect like flight?

I was in an encounter in my last game where my party and Assassin/Ranger was in combat. I was flying around using the Winged Boots to get aerial advantage with ranged attack vs. some Hill Giants. One ...
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Are bags of holding fireproof?

I was wondering if we could make a campfire, and then in an emergency, scoop said fire into the bag of holding to prevent the smoke from giving away our position. Are they fireproof from the inside?
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How does a monk's Martial Arts feature modify damage done by magical monk weapons?

I'm curious about how exactly the Martial Arts class feature modifies damage done with magic weapons that add extra damage. Here's the relevant bullet point of the class feature (which is on page 78 ...
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Magic weapons add their plus to both attack and damage, and armor to AC, right?

I'm probably going blind. I am looking for somewhere in the PHB that specifies that +1 weapons give the +1 to both attack and damage. I see on page 196 of the PHB that it's explicitly stated that "...
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Can an arcane trickster use a spell scroll from the wizard spell list?

Basically, we have a haste scroll, 2 warlocks, a druid, a cleric, and me, an arcane trickster. To use the spell scroll it must be on your spell list. The arcane trickster gets his spells from the ...
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What spells can an Instrument of the Bards actually impose disadvantage on?

In light of the revelation that an Instrument of the Bards requires a spell with a material component to be used, what spells can it actually be used on?
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In DnD 5e's lower magic approach, how would the Red Wizards of Thay's magic item business work out?

DnD 5e makes magic items much less common than previous editions. Also, the Forgotten Realms are the assumed background even in the Core Rules. One of the most interesting groups in Faerun are the ...
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How would an Amulet of Proof Against Detection and Location interact with the Comprehend Languages spell?

The entry for the Amulet of Proof Against Detection and Location states: While wearing this amulet, you are hidden from divination magic. You can't be targeted by such magic or perceived through ...
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What are CR-appropriate spell effects?

In Volo's Guide to Monsters on p. 56 in the Hag's Weird Magic chapter a mechanic is described in which a Hag can use weird objects to produce CR-appropriate spell effects. If you want a hag to use ...
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What rarities should be assigned to each of the DMG's Magic Item Tables A through I?

The Dungeon Master's Guide provides a series of Magic Item Tables lettered A through I (pp. 144 to 149), organized for random treasure selection. Xanathar's Guide to Everything introduces a ...
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What is the DC of a Grease effect put in place by the Oil of Slipperiness?

The Oil of Slipperiness states: Alternatively, the oil can be poured on the ground as an action, where it covers a 10-foot square, duplicating the effect of the grease spell in that area for 8 ...
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I created a magic item for one character and another character took it

I'm DMing for a group of friends, and they rolled really high stats… except for the dragonborn warlock who ended up with a Constitution of 6 (-2). (We did use 4d6 drop lowest… the warlock was just ...
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Is there an “Over-flowing Cup” in D&D?

I am running a game in which there is a player character that is basically a functioning alcoholic. I have made a special rule that requires them to be above a certain level of inebriated to function ...
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Getting Rid of a Magic Item [duplicate]

In our 5e game, I was put on the spot for some loot the players were promised by a Hill Gnome. When it came time for their reward, I made up a dagger that can paralyze whatever it stabs, gave it to ...
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Does sovereign glue work underwater?

I stumbled across an incredibly vicious trap. (Seriously, whoever came up with this, they need help) In the bottom of a well contains water 20 feet deep. At the very bottom of the well, a sword ...
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What are the most important things magic items do for the players into higher levels of the campaign?

Currently I am planning for a campaign that might essentially end up with no magic items, and I wanted to get an idea of how that tends to effect game balance with the PCs. The previous campaigns I've ...
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What is the average number of draws it takes before you can not draw any more cards from the Deck of Many Things?

When thinking about this question regarding an upper limit on the number of draws, I wondered what would be the expected number of draws you can actually pull off if you called for a large number of ...
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DM adds overly powerful homebrew items to published adventures

I think it might be similar to this question but from a player's perspective. We have a fantastic DM. He does a great job at running through the WotC content. We finished Phandelin and are going ...
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Can I use an Immovable Rod to Pin an enemy?

In my new campaign I am allowed to choose one uncommon magic item, and was considering the Immovable Rod: This flat iron rod has a button on one end. You can use an action to press the button, ...
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Ways for a Sorcerer to cast Spells he doesn't “know”

A Wizard prepares and casts Spells from his Spellbook and can therefore cast pretty much any Spell he has the appropriate Slot for and can get a Scroll to learn it from. I'd like to have a similar ...
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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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Can the Immovable Rod be broken?

I was looking into the immovable rod (as an option for pinning someone), and there were no specifics for if it could break or how to do it. The immovable rod has a weight limit of 8,000 pounds ...