Is this Magic Item Reasonably Priced


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bracelet of Medical emergency

Slot used: Wrist
Description: Usually a copper and silver bracelet inscribed with holy symbols, symbols of healing and more elaborate ones contain creatures that are known to have curative powers such as unicorns or trolls. They also typically take on the name of the wearer along with relevant medical information such as living/undead, blood type, allergies and unusual medical conditions (written in celestial).

Concept: A "breath of life spell" has been cast into the Bracelet that activates once per day on the round that a characters hit points become a negative number GREATER than their CON score. The "Breath of Life" spell variers in strength based upon the caster level of the spell used to create it. A Bracelet made by a higher level cleric will create a stronger healing effect.

Cost breakdown formulae: (5x9x2,000gp)/5 =18,000 market value. ... expensive? y
Aslo does such an item already exist ether in PF or 3.5

Thank you


It already exists: The Determination magic armor special ability.

Added to a magic armor, it costs 30.000 gp. Changing it into a wrist slot has it benefits and drawbacks (depending on whether you wear armor or not), so the price should probably stay the same.

It activates at 0 hp, which is a bit less op than at minus your con score.

I am personally not very fond of the item, which is a bit too strong for my taste. But it is there, so no reason you shouldn't use it.


Thank you I missed that one
current party is average level 12.
but they are all kinda squishy (wizard, Cleric, Magus, Druid, and Inquisitor.)


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

When setting a automatic free trigger into an item, you should probably figure the price of a contingency spell as well as not having to expend any actions is a significant benefit and should have a cost associated with it.


Determination could be applied to Bracers of Armor if you're willing to ignore the rule that Bracers of Armor don't allow abilities that add a flat GP cost - either way, you're making a custom item: A Bracelet of Breath of Life or Bracers of Armor with a fixed-price ability.

One small difference would be that adding determination to a cleric's armor is easy enough, but it gets harder for mages since they don't wear armor and they probably DO wear Bracers of Armor and would not be happy to give up their Bracers for a Bracelet of Breath of Life, so adding Determination to existing Bracers as a custom item might be best for a mage.


warren Burgess wrote:

bracelet of Medical emergency

Cost breakdown formulae: (5x9x2,000gp)/5 =18,000 market value. ... expensive? y

Way too cheap, since you're giving away a standard action for free.


DM_Blake wrote:

Determination could be applied to Bracers of Armor if you're willing to ignore the rule that Bracers of Armor don't allow abilities that add a flat GP cost - either way, you're making a custom item: A Bracelet of Breath of Life or Bracers of Armor with a fixed-price ability.

One small difference would be that adding determination to a cleric's armor is easy enough, but it gets harder for mages since they don't wear armor and they probably DO wear Bracers of Armor and would not be happy to give up their Bracers for a Bracelet of Breath of Life, so adding Determination to existing Bracers as a custom item might be best for a mage.

Arcane casters can always wear a +1 Determination haramaki. Most of the cost will be the Determination enchant, and it hass 0 spell failure chance, no dex limit, and no armor check penalty.

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