Campaign of the Month: January 2015
Skies of Glass
Item Creation Feats
An item creation feat lets a character create a magic item of a certain type. Regardless of the type of item each involves, the various item creation feats all have certain features in common.
Raw Materials Cost: The cost of creating a magic item equals half the base price of the item.
Using an item creation feat also requires access to a magical workshop, special tools, and so on, unless unusual circumstances apply.
Time: The time to create a magic item depends on the feat and the cost of the item.
Item Cost and Extra Costs: See Creating Magic Items for pricing rules on magical items
Skill Check: Successfully creating a magic item requires a character know of the magic item they wish to create, typically requiring a Knowledge (Arcana) check with a DC equal to 10 plus the item’s caster level, though other checks may be appropriate depending on the magics involved. Additionally, the character must succeed on a Spellcraft check with a DC equal to 5 + the item’s caster level. A failed check ruins the materials used, while a check that fails by 5 or more results in a cursed item.
Fortunately, arcane tomes have been made over the years discussing the powers and construction methods for many magical items. Such tomes negate the need for a Knowledge check to create any magic item they discuss and the particularly well made among them even grant a +2 bonus on the Spellcraft check required to construct it.