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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Does this “Memory Orb” cause any game-breaking problems?

I have created this item as a way to discover lore and history in a unique way for my campaign. Memory Orb Wondrous Item, Rare When a spell is cast into this 10-inch diameter, semi-...
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Does the Warlock's Thought Shield effectively act like a Ring of Mind Shielding?

Ring of Mind Shielding (DMG, p. 191) While wearing this ring, you are immune to magic that allows other creatures to read your thoughts, determine whether you are lying, know your alignment, ...
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How does the AC bonus from things like Ring or Cloak of Protection work with Touch AC?

How does the AC bonus from things like Ring or Cloak of Protection work with Touch AC? I know that when something targets Touch AC you don't add the AC bonus from Armor or Natural Armor but retain ...
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Stacking the skill ranks from multiple headbands of vast intelligence

I have been researching magic item creation and headbands of vast intelligence. There is a specific property of the headband which interests me. A headband of vast intelligence has one skill ...
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Is there any way to get melee to-hit bonuses as high as ranged to-hit bonuses?

The Archery Fighting Style (PH 72) gives +2 to hit. Adding in a magic weapon +3 and magic ammunition +3 gives a whopping +8 bonus to hit in addition to the Dexterity and proficiency bonus. On this ...
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Trying to determine the hp and hardness of a Belt Of Stoneskin

What would be the hp and hardness of a Belt Of Stoneskin?
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Does an enhancement bonus on ammunition impact attack rolls, or only damage rolls?

It seems intuitive to me that firing +2 arrows out of a nonmagical longbow would give me a +2 bonus on damage, but not attack rolls; the arrows don't really have much of an impact on how well I can ...
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Is there a magic item I can use mythic points on to then cast the mythic version of that spell?

Is there a way, say casting a spell from a scroll or whatever, that I can then spend a mythic point and cast the mythic version (assuming I know the mythic version). It sounds like a staff might work?...
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Can you craft a magic item without meeting its caster level requirement? [duplicate]

For example, the Belt of Giant Strength is an item with caster level 8. Can you craft a magic item without meeting its caster level requirement? Is it treated like all other requirements, increasing ...
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Does the Sword of the Planes have a basis in the rules for its GP cost for its abilities?

As per the SRD: This longsword has an enhancement bonus of +1 on the Material Plane, but on any Elemental Plane its enhancement bonus increases to +2. (The +2 enhancement bonus also applies on the ...
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How do Permanent Ability boosts interact with other items/spells that increase that ability

The exact example I am using is a Headband of Vast Intelligence and the spell Fox's Cunning and the headband and Crimson Sphere Ioun Stone Both combinations grant an enhancement bonus thus normally ...
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Are intelligent items affected by spells that affect mental stats?

I got the idea from another question someone asked. Could you increase an intelligent items ability scores using magic or other items (likely slotless) or lower them? They are clearly allowed to be ...
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Barbarian Battlerager Spiked Armor Damage Bonus via RAW? [closed]

So the Dwarven Barbarian Battlerager (SCAG p121) gets a few class features that specifically tie in to his armor. These allow him to: Make a bonus attack that deals 1d4+Strength piercing damage ...
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Calculating damage on a crit with an item's encounter power?

If I crit. while using a Frostbrand's close blast encounter power, do I add in the "crit per plus" of d8 as well? Even though it wasn't used as a melee attack?
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What level should a one-shot 5-round time travel magic item be?

I had a cool idea for a magic item for D&D 4th edition. Basically it would allow you to take your party's memories of the last 5 rounds and go back to your bodies of 5 rounds ago. It would be a ...
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Can you use a stave with the use magic device skill?

Is it possible to use a stave with Use Magic Device? If it's possible, what is do you use as caster level and casting stat modifier for the spells, since it normally uses the casting stat modifier and ...
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What school of magic does weapon/shield/armor enhancement fall under? [duplicate]

I recently had cause to look up what school of magic the enhancement of an weapon/shield/armor falls under for Arcane Sight and Mythic Anti-Magic Field, but I can't find anything. The closest I can ...
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Price Break Down & Limits on Amulet of Mighty Fist?

Alright so I somehow mad a goof up in my group playing pathfinder. I bought an Agile Amulet of Mighty Fist +1 for 4k. I had seen that price listing someplace but when shown the page for the item today ...
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How many Hit Dice of undead does an acquired scroll of Animate Dead raise?

Animate dead is one of the few spells which has a variable cost to its casting, as it's based entirely on the amount of HD you are going to raise with the casting, which is partly dependent on the CL. ...
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How can a Mystic circumvent magical fog disrupting line of sight?

One thing I've found frustrating in recent games is that I, as a Mystic (from this UA), need line of sight to many things to be able to use my abilities. Recently, we've encountered. a lot of fog. ...
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What action does it take to activate a paladin's bonded weapon's special abilities?

Paladin's Divine Bond special ability has the following text under the first option: These bonuses can be added to the weapon, stacking with existing weapon bonuses to a maximum of +5, or they ...
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Magic Item Creation and Requirements

Per 3.5 item Magic Item Creation rules progress on crafting a Magic item is 1,000gp a day minimum 1 day. The item creation rules or magic weapons list “the weapon or parts of the weapon” as material ...
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What rarity should this homebrew Cloak of the Giant Guard item be?

Cloak of the Giant Guard (Wondrous item, requires attunement) When worn, this cloak gives a +1 to AC against any creature making a melee attack against you with advantage who is not the ...
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Does Illusion Mastery (Item Mastery) consume charges on rods, or scrolls?

The feat Illusion Mastery allows you to cast minor image instead of the illusion spell stored in a rod or scroll once per day. When you do so, does it consume a charge from the rod, or does it destroy ...
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Creature with no classes activating a scroll [duplicate]

To activate a scroll the players handbook states: The spell must be of the correct type (arcane or divine). Arcane spellcasters (wizards, sorcerers, and bards) can only use scrolls containing ...
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Determining item ability scores for an intelligent item from the book of Eldritch Might

The book states: Does this mean that if you spend 50gp all ability scores the item has increase by 1? And if you spend 400gp all abilities increase by +4? etc. To me this seems far too cheap and I ...
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Magic Item Creation, Use Table 15-29 estimate magic item gold piece values

For our campaign I am trying to understand the Pathfinder crafting rules, for my alchemist tinkerer ratfolk. skills to enable magic crafting: master craftsman craft magic arms and armor craft ...
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What can prevent characters from buying Wand of Cure Light Wounds and Wand of Lesser Restoration? [closed]

I have asked a question about real benefits of the Heal skill over the Wand of Cure Light Wounds and Wand of Lesser Restoration, and, in short, it seemed like there is none. The skill takes a lot of ...
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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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Can an arcane trickster use a scroll of find familiar [duplicate]

Can an arcane trickster use scrolls of find familiar? According to Xanathar's Guide To Everything, page 133, a wizard proficient in arcana with the spell known and prepared with the required ...
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Can I choose to have a cold Sneak Attack when using Frost Brand? [duplicate]

Frost Brand has this property: When you hit with an attack using this magic sword, the target takes an extra 1d6 cold damage. Since Jeremy Crawford states that the cold damage is part of its ...
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Does magic armor grant an enhancement bonus to its armor bonus, or directly to your AC? [duplicate]

My previous assumption was that magic armor and magic shields gain an enhancement bonus to their own armor/shield bonuses, which indirectly translates to increased AC. However, in the process of ...
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Can you have multiple enchanted Fire Lashes? [duplicate]

Relating to Can you enchant a fire lash?: Can you have multiple fire lashes, each enchanted differently (for example, +1 shock and +2 keen, choosing each time you summon a fire lash which type you ...
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For magic items that give the user an ability boost (Str, Dex , etc), why is the first day (24 hour) benefit counts as “temporary”? [duplicate]

For magic items that give the user an ability boost (Str, Dex , etc), why is the first day (24 hours) benefit counts as "temporary"? Example: Belt of Physical Perfection: This belt has a large ...
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Command activated items of negative energy ray or Repair light damage [duplicate]

A command activated item costs caster level X spell level X 1800 (for an instantaneous spell). So imagine this: A belt or something of negative energy ray (caster lvl 1, spell lvl 1 x 1800=1800) and ...
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Do magic items (weapons) all get +1?

In a DND 5E game, my character has the staff of healing. Does this count as a staff/quarter staff for melee purposes? If so, does it get +1 to attack and damage rolls for for being magical? The ...
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Circlet of Persuasion an ODD boost that begs for explanation?

So in this question Can I create +1 stat boosting item? we see it suggested the game shouldn't have items that give odd numbered boosts. What's with items like Circlet of Persuasion which do exactly ...
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Can you enchant player characters' prosthetics permanently? [closed]

I understand that there's a huge difference between people and magical items, but the focus of this is on creating permanent magical enhancement on prosthetics itself and seeing how far you can push ...
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Limitations of Vorpal Sword

Is what makes a vorpal sword a vorpal sword an enchantment that can be applied to other weapons? If so, can this enchantment be modified based off the item that is being enchanted? An example of what ...
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What does it mean that ranks from a Headband of Vast Intelligence don't stack with yours?

Headband of Vast Intelligence The headband grants the wearer an enhancement bonus to Intelligence of +2, +4, or +6. Treat this as a temporary ability bonus for the first 24 hours the headband is ...
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Can a Ring of Force Shield be activated and deactivated multiple times in the same round?

I am a little unclear about the rules covering ring of force shield with archery. Can the ring be activated and deactivated multiple times in the same round? Is the following possible with a 10th-...
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What differences are there between spells and creating magical items?

Say one of your party members is a merchant with a wagon. The canvas on the wagon is enchanted in a way that when the flaps are closed, it creates a dark and quiet place, ideal to rest up. Though I ...
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Can ring of shooting stars affect the same target more than once?

Under the ball of lightning effect from ring of shooting stars it says: As a Bonus Action, you can move each Sphere up to 30 feet, but no farther than 120 feet away from you. When a creature other ...
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Is it impossible to attune to more than one copy of a magic weapon?

So I'm aware that attunement cannot be applied to more than one copy of a magic item, I.E. two rings of protection. Does the same rule apply to magic weapons that require attunement as well?
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Do magical items have set quests?

Do any magic items have set quests where you always find them, or does the DM reward them based on monsters and levels?
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Most game-consistent way to price creating magic weapons and armor from spells? [closed]

Magic weapons and armor are one of the bases of the game. While there are many wonderful properties that are already available, sometimes there is a particular spell effect that you simply must have. ...
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What magic items are there that help a Sorcerer summon or control undead?

I am trying to compile the short list of items that a Sorcerer can use to summon / control undead. Which magic items support this Sorcerer concept? The character is currently a Divine Sorcerer, ...
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Does putting a Portable Hole into a Bag of Holding allow a saving throw?

Does putting the Portable Hole into the Bag of Holding grant a saving throw or is it a guaranteed rip to another plane? I want to use this to derail a game with a group I don't like, but I need to ...
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5e Item Creation [closed]

I'm looking to have a magic item built. I require an eighth level spell to be constantly cast through a belt. I don't know the current requirements for Fifth edition but I do know what I'm after. I ...
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How long till I can use the property of a magic item again?

I was reading about how you can "activate" the animated shield and it will float for a minute or so. My question is: how long till I can use this item's property again? And is it the same for every ...