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New Magic Item – Equinox Bracers

21 March, 2020

BalanceVoddick checked his weapons and adjusted his armor.  “Well, it will be an interesting challenge.”

Gollaon finished polishing his knife and slipped it into its sheath.  “Truth.  It is not often we are asked to assist a champion.”

“Though I am not exactly certain what were are assisting them in fighting,” Voddick said as he set a bolt in his crossbow.

“Given the pay and the equipment provided, something unpleasant.”

“Well, nothing new there.”

“And it should be a good story for caging drinks from people,” said Gollaon, clasping his friends shoulder.

Equinox Bracers

These bracers are made of silver and inlaid in white and black materials forming contrasting but balanced patterns.  They remain clean and visible even in the worst conditions.

These bracers surround the wearer with protective field of force, granting an armor bonus of +5, this bonus applies against incorporeal and touch attacks.  Both bracers must be worn for the magic to be effective.

But the greater power is that the wearer gains is Resistance 15 + their level to an energy type but they gain vulnerability to the opposing energy type.  Use this to determine resistance/vulnerability pairs:

  • Acid opposes Electricity or Sonic
  • Cold opposes Fire
  • Negative Energy opposes Positive Energy

The energy type may be chosen at dawn or it will automatically set the first time in a day the wearer takes energy damage.

On the Equinox, the armor bonus is raised to +7 and the chosen energy type and its opposites are both protected against, their is no vulnerability.

Aura strong abjuration; CL 13th
Slot wrists; Price 35,000; Weight 1 lb
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, resist energy, shield of faith; Cost 40,000

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item, very rare (requires attunement)

First paragraph as above.

While wearing these bracers, you gain a +2 bonus to AC if you are wearing no armor and using no shield.

But the greater power is that the wearer gains is Resistance 15 + their level to an energy type but they gain vulnerability to the opposing energy type.  Use this to determine resistance/vulnerability pairs:

  • Acid opposes Lightning or Thunder
  • Cold opposes Fire
  • Necrotic opposes Radiant

The energy type may be chosen after a long rest or it will automatically set the first time the wearer takes energy damage.

On the Equinox, the bonus to armor class is raised to +4 and the chosen energy type and its opposites are both protected against, their is no vulnerability.

Notes: It has been a while since I have done to a Equinox themed item.

The art is by Susan Van Camp, who seems to have vanished from the web otherwise I would like to her page, from the Magic card Equinox, the art is owned by Wizards of the Coast and used without permission

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