Tuesday Magic Item – Stormdriver’s Cloak

14 June, 2016

A storm is comingGollaon made sure the cloak was fastened tightly. “Come on Voddick!”  He shouted and thunder echoed the pounding on the trap door they had used to reach the top of the tower.

“I do not like this plan,” Voddick replied struggling to secure the cloak amidst the wind and rain.

“Would you rather face the Eight Knights of Corioso again?” asked Gollaon climbing onto the parapet.

“Point taken,” grumbled Voddick stepping up beside him.

As the trap door shattered up, Gollaon and Voddick jumped off the tower and into the storm.

Stormdriver’s Cloak

These heavy cloaks are usually black or dark grey with silver clasps and, occasionally gold or silver embroidery.  They are made from material that has been waterproofed, such as waxed cotton or oiled leather and are sturdy and tough.

The basic power of the cloak is to ward its wearer from usual extreme of weather and temperature (as an endure element spell).  But it comes into its full power during a storm:

•    The wearer is protected from the worst of the storm, gaining resistance 12 to all energy types generated by the storm.
•    The wearer’s senses are not hindered by the storm.
•    The wearer can ride the storm, effectively flying at the same speed as the storm.  They cannot direct the storm by they can ride its shifts and navigate through it but ultimately they can only go where the storm is going and for only as long as the storm lasts.
•    Once per storm, and only during an electrical storm, they may ride a lightning bolt down from the clouds to the ground, appearing next to the lightning strike.

Aura strong transmutation; CL 11th
Slot shoulders; Price 17,500; Weight 2 lb
Construction Requirements
Create Wondrous Items, clairvoyance, dimension door, lightning bolt, overland flight, protection from elements, creator must have the extend spell metamagic feat; Cost 8,750

For D&D5:

Wondrous item, very rare (requires attunement)

As above, except that during a storm the wearer has resistance to the energy types generated by the storm.

Notes: The stormy weather here inspired this, how fun would it be to travel with the storm?

Photo by Stacy and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.




  1. I’m picturing one of these that drapes very dramatically like the cape of Storm in the X-men.

    • One would hope so, it is a very dramatic item.

  2. Dramatic indeed. Also an amusing (to me) combination of new school (resistance 12 to all energy types generated by the storm) and old school (ride a lightning bolt down to the ground!). I can imagine particularly literal-minded DMs trying to determine how much damage the PC would take from riding that lightning bolt…

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