Talk:Ring of the Archmage (3.5e Equipment)

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The ring is based on the Pearls of Power. Since a Pearl of Power does not use up a body slot it should not be a problem if we combine all their power into a single magic item. This item would typically be a ring or an amulet.

Pearl of Power 0 = 500 gp (estimated price)

Pearl of Power 1 = 1,000 gp

Pearl of Power 2 = 4,000 gp

Pearl of Power 3 = 9,000 gp

Pearl of Power 4 = 16,000 gp

Pearl of Power 5 = 25,000 gp

Pearl of Power 6 = 36,000 gp

Pearl of Power 7 = 49,000 gp

Pearl of Power 8 = 72,000 gp

Pearl of Power 9 = 81,000 gp

Subtotal Cost = 285,500 gp

A pearl of power is usually useable by any spellcasting class that can prepare spells. By adding a class limitation (a seldom used rule) the item qualifies for a 30% discount.

Total Discount = 85,650 gp = 285,850 gp x 30%

Final Market Price = 199,850 gp = 285,500 gp - 85,650 gp —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Haruchai (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts.

While I reject that limiting an item to a single class should reduce its price at all. I would say that the fact it uses up a body slot (and ring slots are important in later levels) does justify the price. --SgtLion (talk) 06:01, 2 August 2016 (MDT)

Hello SgtLion! While it does not look very fair. It is indeed one of the LEGAL methods an item creator can lower the price of a magic item. I think the main thought was that a magic item locked to certain classes or races would have limited usefulness by being too specialized. However, a discerning item creator can make use of that rule to gain enormous amounts of discount while locking said item to his/her use somewhat. Another lesser discount of 10% is if you limit the use of certain magic items by requiring certain skill levels before it can be used. Unfortunately both do not stack so a 30% discount is the best we can have at any given time. Check up on the Dungeon Master's Guide for more info about magic item creation. Don't even know where my DMG is anymore! LOL —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Haruchai (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts!

Hi Haruchai, fair dos, I suppose - And thanks for clarifying. That seems like a mad discount for specialising an item. Luckily I can simply ignore its existence until an actual issue arises on Dandwiki with it. I do think the price here is fair enough, either way. --SgtLion (talk) 11:09, 2 August 2016 (MDT)

No problem! Almost always play as a Wizard with item creation as my focus before so I always look for ways to optimize my craft. LOL! In any case, glad to of help!

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