How to make magic weapons and armor

Step one - Pick a weapon

Step two - Add the masterwork price (every weapon needs to be masterwork to be good enough quality to be enhanced)

Step three - Pick an enhancement level (now for pre-epic levels, this is a 1-5 buff that applies to weapon attack/damage, NOTE all weapons must be at least a level 1 enhancement to gain other qualities)

Step four - time to pick the fun things (there are some really nifty enhancements out there, dont just limit yourself to the elemental ones ;))

Step five - add up you weapon price with masterwork cost added on, with your basic enhancement, with your "fun things" eg. a "+3 icy burst falchion of speed", is equal to - 128,375 gp. //and how did we get this? work out your total weapon enhancement (pre-epic it can only be upto +10)

so a (+3 (basic enhancement +3) + speed ("fun things" +3) + icyburst (more "fun things") gives a total of +8, which is equal to 128,000 gp, add on the weapon cost (75 gp) + masterwork (+300 gp) gives us our total of 128,375 gp.

How can you tell how much a +8 item is worth? easy, this table shall help you out.

  • +1 = 2,000
  • +2 = 8,000
  • +3 = 18,000
  • +4 = 32,000
  • +5 = 50,000
  • +6 = 72,000
  • +7 = 98,000
  • +8 = 128,000
  • +9 = 162,000
  • +10 = 200,000

All item properties will have an item cost associated with it in the book you find it.

Last little tidbit of information, only your basic enhancement increases your attack and damage on your weapon attack (+1 shock Falchion only gives a +1 to attack/damage then the extra dice damage from shock)

P.S Basic enhancements from both your ranged weapon and your amunition do not stack, eg; a +1 longbow with +1 arrows gives only a +1 to attacks/damage, not +2

Table for armor and shields:

  • +1 = 1,000
  • +2 = 4,000
  • +3 = 9,000
  • +4 = 16,000
  • +5 = 25,000
  • +6 = 36,000
  • +7 = 49,000
  • +8 = 64,000
  • +9 = 81,000
  • +10 = 100,000
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