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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Do items like Headband of Intellect or Gauntlets of Ogre Strength work with Wildshape?

Can a druid be using them while wild-shaped if they had them before they wild-shaped? I'm not sure exactly what the ruling is and I'm being asked by my players.
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Surviving Bag of Holding Bomb

What ways can you survive a Bag of Holding Bomb (i.e. two extra-dimensional spaces put into each other causing everyone within 10 feet to be sucked to the Astral Plane)? I will first acknowledge the ...
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What are the benefits to low-AC armor having a +1 bonus?

For example, +1 Leather Armor has the same total AC as nonmagical Studded Leather Armor, and +1 Splint Armor has the same AC as nonmagical Plate Armor. Unlike with magic weapons that overcome ...
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How does casting spells from magic items with fixed attack bonuses/save DCs interact with magic items that provide additional bonuses?

Some magic items, such as the Circlet of Blasting or the Eyes of Charming, allow you to cast a spell, but specify the attack bonus or save DC. Other magic items, such as the Robe of the Archmagi and ...
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Does a Carpet of Flying stop moving when it is more than 30 feet away from you?

Carpet of Flying says: You can speak the carpet's command word as an action to make the carpet hover and fly. It moves according to your spoken directions, provided that you are within 30 feet of it. ...
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Wild Shape vs. Blackrazor

Wild Shape specifies that: You automatically revert if you fall unconscious, drop to 0 hit points, or die. and When you transform, you assume the beast’s hit points and Hit Dice. When you revert to ...
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Vorpal Sword vs. Wildshape

Wild Shape specifies that: You automatically revert if you fall unconscious, drop to 0 hit points, or die. and When you transform, you assume the beast’s hit points and Hit Dice. When you revert to ...
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Can a shield guardian be commanded to obey commands from the whole party?

This doesn't necessarily apply just to shield guardians, because it could go the same way with other minions. If you have the ability to command something, a shield guardian in my particular case, can ...
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What happens when Wand of Wonder allows you to cast Detect Thoughts on a creature?

Wand of Wonders has an effect that allows you to target a creature with Detect Thoughts, but Detect Thoughts has a range of self. This is obviously an inconsistency, but how to resolve this? Do you ...
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Are there any magic items that can increase spell range?

Certain abilities in the game allow you to increase the range of your spells such as extended spell or the Spell Sniper feat. Are there any magic items that can also grant these benefits?
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In Spelljammer, would the Necklace of Adaptation magic item let you survive in the airless parts of space?

Recently an article was published regarding Spelljammer and what items or races could be used to survive in the airless confines of realm space. Amongst the items, the Necklace of Adaptation was not ...
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What is the record for the greatest discount to item creation costs?

What is the record for the greatest discount to item creation costs? Basically, just how low can the price go? Open to psionics and magic methods. (For DM reference regarding a possible upcoming ...
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How can I increase my Athletics DC?

If I want to create an efficient grappler, I need to increase my Athletics DC, so Escape is harder. Unfortunately, I could only find items that improve checks, like Armbands of Athleticism. Can I buy ...
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Does Ghost Touch work on every damage type of the weapon?

If you hit a Wraith with a Rapier that has a Ghost Touch and a Frost rune, how much cold damage does it take? The Wraith has resist 5 all, except for Ghost Touch: Resistances all 5 (except force, ...
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Raulothim's Psychic Lance vs. Cube of Force layer 4?

The Raulothim's Psychic Lance spell (FToD, p. 21) has the targeting rule: You unleash a shimmering lance of psychic power from your forehead at a creature that you can see within range. Alternatively,...
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