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Chapter 4: Variant Rules / Magic Item Variants


Source Gamemastery Guide pg. 197
In this variant, gear can provide bonuses even if it’s not magical. This is useful for games and settings that set out to give fine, non-magical items the same prominence as magic items. High-quality gear requires the corresponding proficiency rank in Crafting to Craft.

High-Quality Weapons and Armor

Source Gamemastery Guide pg. 197
High-quality weapons and armor give the same benefits as weapon and armor potency runes (Tables 4–12 and 4–13). To remove magic from weapons and armor, you can use the devastating attacks and saving throw potency entries from the automatic bonus progression variant, or you can have quality also provide the effects of striking and resilient runes, using Table 4–14 and Table 4–15. If you choose to still have magic weapons and armor, the effects don’t stack with quality.

Table 4-12: High-Quality Weapons

QualityItem BonusProperty Rune SlotsItem LevelPrice
Expert+11235 gp
Master+2210935 gp
Legendary+33168,935 gp

Table 4-13: High-Quality Armor

QualityBonus IncreaseProperty Rune SlotsItem LevelPrice
Expert+115160 gp
Master+22111,060 gp
Legendary+331820,560 gp

Table 4-14: Devastating Weapons

QualityItem BonusDamage DiceProperty Rune SlotsItem LevelPrice
Expert+111235 gp
Expert devastating+1214100 gp
Master+222101,000 gp
Master devastating+232122,000 gp
Legendary+3331610,000 gp
Legendary devastating+3431940,000 gp

Table 4-15: Resilient Armor

QualityBonus IncreaseSave BonusProperty Rune SlotsItem LevelPrice
Expert+115160 gp
Expert resilient+1+118500 gp
Master+2+12111,400 gp
Master resilient+2+22144,500 gp
Legendary+3+231824,000 gp
Legendary resilient+3+332070,000 gp

High-Quality Skill Items

Source Gamemastery Guide pg. 197
Items with skill or Perception bonuses don’t have fundamental runes. If an existing skill bonus item costs less than the listed Price for a high-quality skill item or has a lower level, it likely has a feature such as a limitation, so adjust accordingly. A character in a game with this variant can Craft or buy a non-magical item to boost Perception or a skill using the table below.

Table 4-16: High-Quality Skill Item

QualityItem BonusItem LevelPrice
Expert+1340 gp
Master+29550 gp
Legendary+31711,000 gp