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 Staff of Sleep and Charm's property work offhand?

I was looking at a few threads in the archived WoTC boards for tips for building a wizard, and one thing that seems to get mentioned a lot is off-handing a Staff of Sleep and Charm. I know it adds a ...
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Is there a price reduction for a magic item with a cooldown?

A cooldown is present in some existing supernatural or spell-like abilities (e.g. many dragons' breath weapons). That is, after the ability's used, the user must wait some time (either set or rolled) ...
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What are the mechanics for special-trigger magic items?

I'm running a campaign in the Eberron campaign setting using the Pathfinder rule system. I'm confused about the mechanisms for crafting wondrous magic items that activate upon certain conditions ...
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Creating magic items with random triggers (e.g. burst weapon)

I'd like to create set of Fascinating Daggers that will have a chance of casting Hypnotic Pattern or Hypnotism, something around once every 10 hits (I'd like it to tie it to the attack roll but not ...
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How does Sunder work with Magic Weapons?

Looking at the rules of Sunder, it states that the weapon's damage is reduced by the item's hardness before being applied to the item, and Greater Sunder states that any excess damage is inflicted on ...
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Do I have to be proficient with an Implement to get its properties?

I'm trying to get low-light vision with any magic item that is not a Head slot item. I found Totem of the Night (Adventurer's Vault 2 pg.46). Property: You gain low-light vision. If you already ...
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Dislocation enchant, does it stack with Splitting enchant?

The party Rogue has a new bow: +1, +3 Splitting, +1 Fire, +2 Greater Dislocation 3/day, +8000 Vanishing 1/day and a Quiver with +1 and Keen. He has the feats Multishot, Opportunist, Savvy Rogue, ...
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How does a dungeon ring work with regard to scrying and teleportation?

One member of the party that I am GMing may put on a Dungeon Ring (prisoner) soon. The jailer does not know them, but might use "Scry" or "Teleport"to find out his lost ring's whereabouts. I don't ...
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What items/feats improve the bonus from Total Defense?

I am making a fighter and came across Parry Gloves. I already know about Defensive Weapon, and now I'm wondering what other items/feats there are to optimize Total Defense. I am asking since the ...
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How many charges does the Wandstrike feat use?

The Complete Arcane feat Wandstrike states you can expend a charge of the wand to inflict damage, but also that "you can activate the wand as part of the attack." If you want to both inflict damage ...
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How does the Time Stop spell interact with the duration of a Bead of Force? [duplicate]

Early in a dangerous encounter we were able to save our bacon by trapping an Archmage with a Bead of Force, effectively removing him from the fight for 1 minute. We managed to eliminate his allies ...
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Do Boots of Speed boost climb speed twice?

Let's say you have the Quick Climber feat, and have a climb speed equal to your land speed. If you put on Boots of Speed, does your climb speed increase by 5 feet, or 10 feet? For example, when the ...
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Does attacking with an improvised weapon using a magic item count as a magical attack? [duplicate]

Inspired by the recent question: "Are there mechanics that will make improvised weapon attacks magical for a pure fighter?" Answers there are basically debating whether improvised attacks with magic ...
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Use Magic Device and the Shield of the Mage [closed]

I am here for some clarification on what things I could do with Use Magic Device (through Emulate Class Feature) to get the spell I want to appear on the Shield of the Mage. I am fully aware that this ...
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What happens if a bag of holding is destroyed by acid?

Our character is carrying a bag of holding. He is being grappled by a black pudding. The black pudding has done enough damage to the bag of holding. What happens to the bag and its contents?
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Broom of Flying questions

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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If I scribe a scroll of a spell I know, and then give it to another caster, is it cast as a caster of my level or of the level of the one casting it?

I am a 6th level Warlock, meaning all of my known spells are cast as if 3rd level. If I then write a scroll of one of my known 1st-level spells and hand it to an allied spellcaster, when they use it, ...
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Items to increase the number of spell slots a wizard has per day?

Trying to determine if there are items aside from using the ring of spell storing, or items that simply directly increase intelligence score, that can increase a wizard's number of spell slots per day?...
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How common is magic in Golarion? [duplicate]

Is there in the game any indication of how many wizards or clerics or druids of each level are in the world? I look for a number of those per regular person or per village/city of x size. Same for ...
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Does the figurine's owner being a higher level increase the figurine's power?

If you gain an animal companion/Familiar via the feat Companion Figurine, does that companion/familiar gain the normal benefit of being a higher level?
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In Princes of the Apocalypse, is there a way to permanently get Tinderstrike? [closed]

In the hardcover of Princes of the Apocalypse, is there a way to get Tinderstrike permanently without Is there a way to get it permanently? I've seen people wielding it outside the module and some in ...
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Can a Wizard “reverse-engineer” a magic item to copy the spell into his spellbook? [duplicate]

Is it possible for a wizard to research the magical spell within an item, thus learning how it's composed and legally copy it into his/her spellbook? After some discussion with people who have come ...
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How does the Thin Air spell interact with Bracers of the Entangling Blast?

Thin Air is a spell in the Frostburn book (pg. 105). Bracers of the Entangling Blast is a magic item in the Magic Item Compendium (pg. 80) The Bracers mention "damage" multiple times in its ...
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+1 bows and arrows [duplicate]

In D&D 5e, I am wondering how mechanically using +1 bows and arrows (or crossbow and bolts) work, specifically: If a character uses a +1 bow but mundane arrows, do they get +1 to both the attack ...
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How many spell-bearing items can you activate in a turn?

In the Prometheum Exxet, there are two means of creating an item that can cast a spell: Items with the Automatic Spells power, which require no Zeon and have to recharge, and items with the ...
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Is it possible to remove the attunement property of a magical item? [closed]

Is it possible to remove the attunement property of a magical item? It seems odd to me that there could be a dragon slaying sword that is a bane to all dragons who touch it, that sometimes won’t slay ...
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Does the Oathbow count as a magical source of damage? [duplicate]

Does the Oathbow count as a magical source of damage to bypass resistance/immunity to nonmagical attacks? While it is in the Magic Items section of the DMG, it does not actually state that it is a ...
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Having a Book that automatically stores the knowledge of the owner/attuned? [closed]

I was thinking about what items would really help a forgetful player and I was thinking about how an item that automatically records the knowledge of the character would actually help. My idea was ...
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Regaining Lost Spell Levels from Multiclassing [duplicate]

So, I'm creating an optimized Rogue-Druid combination for an extremely in-depth homebrew campaign. Normally I wouldn't use this kind of build, but there are flavor reasons for doing so. This is the ...
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Reasonable Price/Value for gear-buffing, consumable items? [closed]

In a homebrew campaign I'm running for my seven players, I was looking to introduce a limited amount of consumable weapon buff items that add elemental damage, not unlike the Pine Resins from the Dark ...
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Can the same tome be used more than once? [duplicate]

I have a level 17 sorceress with a Scroll of Wish, and a Tome of Leadership and Influence. I also have the wish spell. I was wondering if I could use my scroll to go back in time 5000 years (or ...
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If a bard has expertise in Persuasion, doubling his Proficiency Bonus, does drawing the Throne card from the Deck of Many Things double it again? [duplicate]

The Throne card in the Deck of Many Things (5e) says, "You gain proficiency in the Persuasion skill, and you double your proficiency bonus on checks made with that skill." If a 4th level Bard who ...
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How can I turn a creature with Su and Ex abilties into armour that grants those abilities? [closed]

Could someone describe to me a method for changing a corporeal creature with Supernatural and Extraordinary racial abilities into a set of armor that would grant those same racial abilities to the ...
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Command word activation questions [closed]

I was working on a Pathfinder Character build for the whole 20 levels. As a monk you really have no ability with casting spells (with minor exceptions using the new Unchained rules and the one ...
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How does one determine the effects of an aspect mask?

Is the special ability granted by an aspect mask determined by the wearer's level or the creator's caster level? The face-slot item aspect mask (6,500 gp; 2 lbs.) says that This leather mask is ...
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Are there side effects from popping in and out into the Ethereal Plane for an extended time period?

Background Considering the D&D 5e ruleset with some changes. One of these changes would be a stone tablet that allows someone to extend the duration of a spell to forever. Let's assume one wizard ...
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Does the Daily Power of a Parrying Weapon have to be used with that weapon?

The power in question: Power (Daily): Immediate Reaction. Use this power when an enemy makes a melee attack against you. Make a melee basic attack against that enemy, with a power bonus on your ...
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What kind of check is disguising a command word activation?

I want to activate a magic item using Command Words. I don't need to disguise the effect or that I used a command word at all. However, I want to disguise what the command word is, such as by saying a ...
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Some interesting things to do [closed]

I'm running my second game for my group ever, and I like doing fun and interesting things for them. One of the things I've been thinking about is them opening up a bag, or a chest, or a portable tower,...
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Why is the Deck of Many Things considered unbalanced?

The general consensus of the internet is that the Deck of Many Things is overpowered and unbalanced. I can't see why. Sure it can make your character a king, but it can also just make your character a ...
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How many gallons of mayo does one need to pour on the ground to replicate the Grease spell?

Full disclosure - the following is a silly question. The Grease spell states: Slick grease covers the ground in a 10-foot square centered on a point within range and turns it into difficult ...
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Does a cantrip absorbed by a Staff of the Magi give back a charge to said Staff?

A Staff of the Magi can absorb a spell targeted only at its wearer, gaining back a number of charges equivalent to the absorbed spell's level. Cantrips are spells. In some occasions, like for the ...
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Does the extra damage of a Flame Tongue sword work with an attack made as part of the Booming Blade cantrip?

I'm planning a magic initiate Rogue with the Booming Blade Cantrip. He will have a Flame Tongue as it is a higher level character. I already know that Booming Blade and Sneak Attack work together but ...
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Can a druid apply the shield bonus from an Ironwood Wild Tower Shield +1 while wild-shaped?

So a druid would need: Tower shield proficiency as a feat An ironwood tower shield Enchantment of Wild +1 (which is really +4) Would I be able to use this shield before wildshaping, and have the ...
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Immovable Rods vs. Explosives [closed]

So, having read the DMG text over the immovable rod, I know it is capable of handling 8000 pounds of force. However, my players are planning to try to destabilize a structure held by immovable rods ...
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How to make the most out of wands?

As far as I know wands seem to work like this. Wand of Magic Missile made by anybody who can with the Craft Wands feat, the bare minimum of a caster level of 5 and an Int of 13 would function much ...
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Looking for non-overpowered spell-like effects on a weapon instead of +1 weapon [closed]

Starting a 4-5 level rogue, D&D 5e. Problem to solve: a magical spell-like effect to put on a weapon, instead the standard +1 weapon, with a rarity of uncommon. It is unclear what can or should ...
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What to do if a player gets the “Donjon” card from the Deck of Many Things? [closed]

In DnD 5e, there is an item called the Deck of Many Things. There are many possible cards that can be drawn from the deck. For example, one might draw the "Donjon" card, which has the following ...
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Many weapons with speed enhancement

How many extra attacks does having multiple weapons with speed enhancement can be made? I have seen this question: Do multiple Speed weapons grant multiple extra attacks? However I don't know how is ...
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Can you craft magic items with smith's tools?

Could you settle this argument for us, please — if you are proficient in smith's tools, are you able to smith magic items (swords, shields, armour), provided you are at the correct level and have the ...

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