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Tuesday Magic Item – Swiftsure Horseshoes

5 November, 2019

To the rescue!

Voddick aimed fired and recocked his crossbow.  “Keep it up lads and lassies, we only need to hold out a little longer.”

Gollaon loosed his last arrow and scooped up some loose stones to toss.  “The Swiftsure Riders will be here, we just need to keep these fools focused on us until they do.”

Quietly Voddick asked, “Do you think they will make it in time?  We are close to being overrun.”

“We had best hope so,” Gollaon answered equally quietly.

Then a cheer went up from the defenders as the pennants of the Swiftsure Cavalry appeared over the ridge.

Swiftsure Horseshoes

These horseshoes are made of polished metal and inlaid with a small amount of gold or silver, the inside is marked with runes and sigils.  Their magic keeps them bright and they often strike sparks when ridden across cobbles.

The horse wearing the horseshoes gains a 50% enhancement bonus to their ground speed (to a maximum of +30′) and becomes extremely surefooted, gaining a +4 bonus to resist any effect that would cause them to slip or fall and they can traverse slopes of up to 40 degrees without penalty.

Aura faint transmutation; CL 5th
Slot feet/hooves; Price 4,500; Weight 4 lbs. (For a set of four)
Construction Requirement
Create Wondrous Item, expeditions retreat, spider climb; Cost 2,250

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (horseshoes), uncommon (requires attunement for the horse)

First paragraph as above.

The horse wearing the horseshoes gains a 50% bonus to their ground speed (to a maximum of +30′) and becomes extremely surefooted, gaining advantage to resist any effect that would cause them to slip or fall and they can traverse slopes of up to 40 degrees without penalty.

Notes: From a suggestion from my lovely wife.  I rate these as slightly more useful than Horseshoe of Speed as thus as slightly more expensive,

Image Cavalry Battle by Pataky, Ladislav from the Slovak Nation Gallery and is in the Public Domain.

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