Pg. 50 - Fire-forged steel
The 2nd paragraph for fire-forged steel's description details how weapons are affected by the material. It doesn't give a specific type of weapon that's eligible (like how alchemical silver can only be applied to slashing and piercing weapons). Instead, it candidly mentions that "the blade absorbs and channels heat to the parts of the weapon that contact enemies."
This makes it seem like it's slashing weapons only, but I doubt that's the case.
Pg. 52 - Wyroot material
The second and third sentences of the wyroot material say the following:
"When a weapon constructed of wyroot confirms a critical hit, it absorbs some of the life force of the creature struck. The struck creature is unharmed and the wyroot weapon gains 1 life point."
Emphasis mine. What does this bold section mean? Is it that:
A) on a critical hit a creature suffers no damage at all?
Also once again it doesn't say if such weapons are masterwork.
p. 176 Ring of the Sea Strider - in addition to the typo previously mentioned, this ring seems under priced. For 10K, you can get a ring of improved swimming that gives a +10 to swim checks, but this ring for only 4K more gives you an actual swim speed (with the +8 bonus to swim checks that comes with that), and it lets you dimension door within a body of water once per day.
p. 180 Rod of Balance - the text describes the rod as "crafted from solid iron, though it is incredibly light." However, it weighs 5 lbs, just like most other rods (and more than the rod of alertness for example.)
Also, the last line says that it emits a faint aura of the abjuration and transmutation schools, but the Aura listing for the item only mentions faint abjuration. The whole line in the text could probably be removed since it's simply repeating the Aura line of the stat block...once the stat block line is updated that is.
In hindsight this could just be describing the thing the kit comes in. If that's the case then mentioning it is odd. The healer's kit doesn't say it comes with a wooden box.
p. 339 Shadowstaff
missing destruction header.
Pg. 59 - Bandolier
I guess not technically an error, but this item says you can "use the 'retrieve a stored item' action to take an item from a bandolier." Why even mention this? Isn't that always true? If it's not a weapon, any item you're grabbing for on you is naturally using the "retrieve a stored item" action to get, right?
p. 345 Cursed Backbiter Spear
I know it's tradition to have this item named this way but it always seemed redundant to me. Is there a non-cursed backbiter spear?
all intelligent magic items
no explicit slot listed.
all intelligent magic items
can't select all continuous text in the pdf
with adobe reader 10.1.4 if you try to select text starting at the name and into the description section it skips past the rows with Intelligence and Languages.
It would be nice it you could get the select to select everything
good tip, thanks for the reference.
p. 359 Rod That Should Not Be
p. 208 Belt of Equilibrium and Belt of Fallen Heroes - not necessarily errata, but are the prices on these correct? They both seem VERY high for what they do.
The belt of equilbrium has pretty strict restrictions limited to working when you only move 5 feet in a turn. When you compare it to a belt of stubborn resolve that has a similar effect with a restriction, but for only 3K more also gives +2 enhancement to constitution. Should the equilibrium give a +2 enhancement to dexterity also?
The belt of fallen heroes might be more appropriate if it was constant, but once per day for 6 hours giving unseen servant and a +1 insight bonus to saves seems weak for 21K.
p. 212 Gorgon Belt and Minotaur Belt - these have very similar powers - being an enhancement bonus to Strength, and allowing ignoring of difficult terrain when charging, bull rushing, overrun or trample.
However, the minotaur belt is +2 bonus (4K gp) plus that power for a total of 11K gp, meaning the extra power is worth 7k gp.
The gorgon belt gives +4 to Strength (16k gp) plus this power (7k gp) for a running total of 23K gp, which is it's actual price. The Gorgon Belt also allows a breath weapon once per day, which is free essentially. I think one of these two is priced wrong.
p. 213 Serpent Belt - what exactly does "+4 bonus to all poisons" do? Is this a bonus to saves vs. poison, a bonus to the DC of poisons that the wearer inflicts on others (and if so, only through a natural attack, or would a poisoned weapon or spell that inflicts poison get the bonus?) or something else?
p. 213 Shadowform Belt - while it clearly states that when incorporeal, no deflection bonus is granted from Charisma, and instead the natural armor bonus is given instead, should that be the case? For PCs, that's not a huge deal, and it's generally going to be a smaller bonus, but I can easily imagine a dragon with one, and having an insane AC for a incorporeal creature.
p. 201 Staff of Spiders - when used to summon spider, it says it summons 1d3 giant spiders, but what size? Medium? Small?
I thought Giant Spiders were by defalt Medium. The other size veriants were listed with different names such as Giant Crab Spider (Small) and Giant Black Widow (large). And the fact both the spell and the item specify Giant Spider, I would have thought it was always a medium. Did I miss something in how I have used it?
Also is there any reason why the lesser version of this rod is chaotic evil but the greater version is chaotic neutral? The last sentence of the description even says that the greater versions have but one dedicated purpose: to serve a bloodthirsty master.
Not really an error, again, more of an observation. UE makes mention of numerous variants of divine foci for antipaladins, clerics, inquisitors, paladins, and oracles in the form of holy/unholy symbols, but doesn't include the item used as a divine focus by druids and rangers, holly and mistletoe. Instead, it gets a vague mention within the druid's kit on page 63.
Pg. 85 - Spider
All of the animals listed in this section of the book mention whether or not they can be selected as familiars, except the spider. Well, as of Ultimate Magic, the scarlet spider can be.
p. 210 Belt of the Weasel - when you can move at 1/2 speed while prone, does this count as normal movement, or crawling, since crawling always provokes, but normal movement allows a 5 foot step without provoking?
You can't 5 ft step while moving half speed (and go half a square) so it doesn't matter, you always provoke.
Mike Lindner wrote:
I think its just letting you crawl faster. unless it specifically says you wouldn't provoke while wearing it, I think you would. I'm not sure if the 5' step is allowed though.
Also Table 2-5: Farm and Work Animals on page 81 lists the goat as costing 6 gp.
Likewise again, Table 2-5: Farm and Work Animals lists the Pig as something other than 3 gp. What's curious is that this table lists it as 20 gp, whereas the table on page 80 as mentioned above lists it at 10 gp.