MAGIC ITEMS I (BASICS & CREATION)
Magic items are divided into categories: armor, weapons
, and wondrous items
. In addition, some magic items are cursed or intelligent. Finally, a few magic items are of such rarity and power that they are considered to belong to a category of their own: artifacts
are classified in turn as minor (extremely rare but not one-of-a-kind items) or major (each one unique and extremely potent).
Armor and Shields: Magic armor
(including shields) offers improved, magical protection to the wearer. Some of these items confer abilities beyond a benefit to Armor Class
Weapons: Magic weapons
are created with a variety of combat powers and almost always improve the attack and damage
rolls of the wielder as well.
is an elixir concocted with a spell-like effect that affects only the drinker.
A ring is a circular metal band worn on the finger (no more than two rings
per wearer) that has a spell-like power (often a constant effect that affects the wearer).
is a scepter-like item with a special power unlike that of any known spell.
is a spell magically inscribed onto paper or parchment so that it can be used later.
has a number of different (but often related) spell effects. A newly created staff
has 50 charges, and each use of the staff
depletes one or more of those charges.
is a short stick imbued with the power to cast a specific spell. A newly created wand
has 50 charges, and each use of the wand
depletes one of those charges.
These objects include magic jewelry, tools, books, clothing
, and much more.
Magic Items and Detect Magic
When detect magic
identifies a magic item's school of magic, this information refers to the school of the spell placed within the potion
, or wand
, or the prerequisite
given for the item. The description of each item provides its aura strength and the school it belongs to.
If more than one spell is given as a prerequisite, use the highest-level spell. If no spells are included in the prerequisites
, use the following default guidelines.
|Armor and protection items
Weapons or offensive items
|Bonus to ability score, on skill check, etc.