Druid's Vestment


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The Price of a Druid's Vestment is 3,750; while the cost is 1,375. Which one is accurate, or are both accurate (and how)?

Sczarni

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Kierato wrote:
The Price of a Druid's Vestment is 3,750; while the cost is 1,375. Which one is accurate, or are both accurate (and how)?

isn't the cost indicate the cost to create the item (which is usually half of the price to buy the item)?


Correct, but here it is 500 gp less than 1/2 the price (3,750/2=1875).


I think it's pretty obviously a misprint. I think it's the 3750 that's the misprint, and the 1375 is right {so it should have 2750 as its cost}.

My reasoning is thus:

Wildshape is a power available at 4th level, analagous to the Beast Shape Spells.

Beast Shape I {what the first uses of Wildshape act as} is a level 3 spell, with a minimum caster level of 5.

Polymorph, while a possible substitution in the creation of this wondrous item, is of much higher level {so could, of course, be used to support the '3750gp being right' camp, but I digress}, so I'll use Beastshape as the closest, earliest-available analog in price computation.

So, by RAW:

Spell trigger item cost = spell level x caster level x 750gp
{gp value, not = 3 x 5 x 750
cost to create} = 11250gp

charges per day item = cost / { 5 / charges per day}
= cost / {5 / 1 }
= 11250/ 5
= 2250

So by the RAW for Wondrous item creation, assuming a 5th level caster of a 3rd level spell usable once per day, the approximate gold piece value would be 2250. Assuming an extra 500 gp for 'scaling ability' {i.e. emulates higher beast shape spells as the druid gains power}, and one can arrive at a gp value of 2750.

Of course, this is all conjecture, and subject to interpretation, as are all the rules for wondrous item creation, but that's what I think.

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