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Tuesday Magic Item – Lucky Helm

13 February, 2018

Keeps YOU safe“Hey, that Geoff!” said Voddick turning in his saddle to get a better look as the soldiers passing by.

“Geoff?! We have not seen him since that skirmish in Volak,” said Gollaon giving a wave to the trouping warriors.

“He was with a Red Banner then,” said Voddick.  “Wonder how he ended up with the Gold Snakes?”

“I heard the Red Banner was near wiped out in a campaign against some pirates.”

“Hmm.  Well Geoff’s luck has held and he still has that stupid helm.”

Lucky Helm

These helms are usually a little battered but well loved by their owners who often decorate them as best they can, while dented and scarred, they have no breaks or flaws to endanger their wearer.

The wearer of the helm gains a +1 luck bonus to Armor Class and all saves.  If their are three or more allies within 30′, the wearer gains DR 1/- and if there are twenty or more, the wearer gains DR 3/-.  Whenever ranged attacks are randomly assigned, the wearer of the helm is not considered to be a possible target.

Unfortunately, all others within 30′ suffer one additional point of damage from all attacks or environmental damage and a -1 luck penalty to all saves to avoid damage.

Aura strong transmutation; CL 11th
Slot head; Price 35,000; Weight 2 lb
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, animate object, prayer; Cost 17,500

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (helm), rare (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

The wearer of the helm gains a +1 luck bonus to Armor Class and all saves.  If their are three or more allies within 30′, the wearer reduces all damage suffered from attacks by one and if there are twenty or more, that is increased to three.  Whenever ranged attacks are randomly assigned, the wearer of the helm is not considered to be a possible target.

Unfortunately, all others within 30′ suffer one additional point of damage from all attacks or environmental damage and a -1 penalty to all saves to avoid damage.

Notes: One of the semi-cursed items I like so much and while I am sure I have seen a similar item around somewhere, I do not recall what or where, so if you know of one, let me know.  Obviously a useful item for a loner but also amazing for keeping the wearer (and only them) alive during a mass battle.  Though if your friends ever figure out what the helm is doing, your luck may end quite quickly.

Image is Assemblage from a Warrior’s Burial from the wonderful Walters Art Museum and used under Walters version of Creative Commons Zero: No Rights Reserved or CC0 license.

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