'Curing' a cursed item?


Rules Questions


The spell Remove Curse breaks the hold on a creature that a cursed item has, but does nothing to fix the magic item itself.

But is there some spell, short of a miracle or wish, that could remove the curse from a magic item so that it functions as a normal item of its kind?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Which cursed item?


blackbloodtroll wrote:
Which cursed item?

Any of them? I don't have a specific one in mind.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Some cursed items, can be made to have their curse become, more or less, meaningless.

Otherwise, you need wish or miracle spells, or DM fiat.


If you have access to it the 3.5 book "The Book of Exalted Deeds" has rules for redeeming evil magic items...might have something on cursed ones too.


frostdracul wrote:
If you have access to it the 3.5 book "The Book of Exalted Deeds" has rules for redeeming evil magic items...might have something on cursed ones too.

Cool, I'll look into that.

Thinking about it some more, magic items and spellcasting in general could be compared to computer programming. The magic item is the hardware and the magic is the software.

Cursed items are like magic items running malware or seriously faulty code.

Artifacts are magic items running extremely advanced code that can't be hacked or backward engineered by any known means. Artifacts themselves can't be destroyed except by a method unique to that object and generally as difficult to achieve as it would be to obtain the item in the first place.

Perhaps the process of 'mending' a cursed item is similarly unique, though not much harder to accomplish than creating the item itself. For example, a Bag of Devouring could be changed back to a Bag of Holding by 'feeding' it a golem (any type) bound by Dimensional Shackles, whose immunity to magic prevents the golem's consumption and whose bindings prevent the bag from simply ejecting the golem onto another plane.


Mage's disjunction > re-enhance.

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