This shield curses you to be the target of all ranged weapon attacks that would target anything within 10 ft. of you. These cursed items malfunction, so that either they do the opposite of what the creator intended, or they target the user instead of someone else. Either pick one of the above that’s appropriate or create a drawback specifically for that item. Cursed items are unique weapons, shields, and relics that impose a negative effect on the wielder in exchange for their benefits. Character must sacrifice (destroy) 2,000 gp worth of magic items each week. Each time the item is activated, there is a 5% chance (01–05 on d%) that it does not function. Cursed items are exclusive to the Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty DLC and are obtained by completing the optional Message In A Bottle missions. Character must discard all other magic items. While we’ve talked about cursed objects before, the topic of discussion is far from over. A simple detect magic spell yields a misleading aura and strength, often indicating that the item is a noncursed item of similar sort. Opposite-effect items include weapons that impose penalties on attack and damage rolls rather than bonuses. Dire consequences can await should this evil scroll fail." Grading system: Bad: You will probably never use this item, even in the first playthrough. The best ones are the ones your players want to use. The interesting point to keep in mind here is that these items aren’t always bad to have. Character must sacrifice some part of her life energy (2 points of. Anyone using Cursed Gear risks getting possessed by the demon within at best or becoming a namanari at worse. Just as a character shouldn’t necessarily immediately know what the enhancement bonus of a noncursed magic item is, she shouldn’t immediately know that a weapon is cursed. Character must swear fealty to a particular noble or his family. Analyze dweomer reveals the true nature of a cursed item. Captain Blade's Manly Man Shield - a cursed shield, Captain Blade's Midnight Star - a cursed grenade mod, Captain Blade's Otto Idol - a cursed relic. Only happens once. If you grant resistance to one type of damage, add vulnerability to another. The trick here is to work items into the story or role play of the game. Now go create some chaos! Opposite-effect items include weapons that impose penalties on attack and damage rolls rather than bonuses. The 5e core rule books actually have some fun cursed items built right in, but why stop there? While this isn’t the most creative use of cursed items, it is the quickest way to work them into the game. Character is polymorphed into a specific creature (5% chance [01–05 on d%] each day). (The item only works for characters of that name.). Good: Good enough to be used in UVHM, maybe in OP levels. "A forbidden scroll that contains unstable power. Character must worship a particular deity. Character’s vision is blurry (–2 penalty on. tacticalcraptic 12 years ago #1. Item must be used to kill a living creature each day. Character must undergo a specific quest (one time only, and then item functions normally thereafter). The Cursed Scroll for Weapon ATK (60%) is a type of rare Scroll used to upgrade a weapon's base attack significantly. Specific Cursed Items are provided as examples of cursed items. The item only functions in certain situations. If the requirement is not met, the item ceases to function. Their itemcards feature a second turquoise-colored flavor text in addition to the red flavor text. Although sometimes drawbacks occur only when the item is used (or held, in the case of some items such as weapons), usually the drawback remains with the character for as long as she has the item. To remove a cursed Items is there a potion or a spell or is there someone in a town who can do it? If an item won’t be used in combat, its curse effects should extend outside of combat as well. Another example would be a bedroll that disrupts a character’s sleep, hampering the benefits of being well-rested. Character’s hair grows 1 inch longer. The Cursed Axe is a unique melee weapon in Minecraft Dungeons. Cursed Gear (鬼呪装備, Kiju Sōbi?) I equipped a poison dagger (this is my first time playing through wiz 8 and I love it) an it is, of course, cursed. Just as a character shouldn’t necessarily immediately know what the enhancement bonus of a noncursed magic item is, she shouldn’t immediately know that a weapon is cursed. The Dungeon Master’s Guide includes ideas for details you could give cursed items in its list of magical items, but in a very general way. Sometimes they’re directly bad for the user; sometimes they’re just inconvenient. They are given creation prerequisites, should someone want to intentionally create them (although that does not need to be the origin of the item). Only happens once. .). To keep an item with this kind of curse functioning, one or more of the following conditions must be met. Note, however, two exceptions: The crystal hypnosis ball and the bag of devouring cannot be created by any known means. That’s about all there is in the DMG when it comes to 5e cursed items. However, there's a fair amount of weapons that fans carry way too long or use a little too often. Once she knows, however, the item can be discarded unless some sort of compulsion is placed upon it that compels the wielder to keep and use it. Occasionally they mix bad with good, forcing characters to make difficult choices. You can adjust the severity of the downside or benefit of any item to make using it more or less punishing for your players. While it is hilarious to give a player a heavy rock that is always in their inventory, it just makes the players have to do more math and is not super fun or relevant to the game. While the 5e Cursed Items are limited, your imagination is not! We’ll keep working on more about cursed items for you, but in the meantime get to cursing your players yourself! 1 Obtaining 2 Usage 2.1 Abilities 2.2 Stats 3 Sounds 4 Gallery 5 History Locations: Soggy Swamp (Apocalypse) Soggy Cave (Apocalypse) Dingy Jungle (Apocalypse) Other: Luxury Merchant The Cursed … It can’t be put away or exchanged for another weapon until it has scored a hit. There’s really a wealth of things you can do with cursed objects and you should try to make sure that the effects are not only combat related. To determine what the situation is, either select a situation or roll on the following table. Item must be used at least once a day, or it won’t function again for its current possessor. The benefits of this shield are having resistance to damage from ranged weapons, so again, it’s a trade off. Most cursed objects in DnD affect combat, but consider giving your players non-combat cursed items. That said, use the weapon for the content - if you are fighting undead, or know you will be equip said Zombie slayer, same with Dragons - the alched Dragon slayer with dragon slash deals 210% damage AFAIK - which vs dragons, would trump the Falcon Blade. Cursed items are exclusive to the Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty DLC and are obtained by completing the optional Message In A Bottle missions. Making magical items and curses is one of the most fun parts of DnD for the Dungeon master. Usable through TVHM, no more. Item continually emits a disturbing sound (moaning, weeping, screaming, cursing, insults). The user believes the item is what it appears to be, yet it actually has no magical power other than to deceive. If you have any curses you like using in your games, we’d love to hear about them. A cursed weapon. Character becomes selfishly possessive about the item. It’s not a combat effect, but it does affect the team on exploration and traveling. Character must have a minimum number of ranks in a particular skill. Balance the items based on what they do. An uncontrolled item occasionally activates at random times. The three varieties of intermittent functioning items all function perfectly as described—at least some of the time. This is a list of all farmable quest reward items in the game, and their relative worth. A cursed item of this sort resembles a normal psionic item with a power that can be freely activated, but it instead drains the user of, A cursed item of this sort appears identical to a standard psionic item. In such cases, a remove curse spell is generally needed to get rid of the item. Character must eat twice as much as normal. Borderlands Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Item must have a particular spell cast upon it each day (such as. The user is mentally fooled into thinking the item is functioning and cannot be convinced otherwise without the help of a remove curse spell. If it is met, usually the item functions for one day before the requirement must be met again (although some requirements are one time only, others monthly, and still others continuous). Temperature around item is 10°F cooler than normal. An identify spell only has a 1% chance per caster level to reveal a cursed item’s true properties, including the cursed aspect.