# Inscribe Magical Tattoo help

### Rules Questions

I am looking to get the effect of :

<url>http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic-items/rings/ring-of-energy-resista nce</url>

But as a tattoo. The ring only costs 6k, but when I do that math from

<url>http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/magicItems/magicItemCreation. html</url>
It comes out to 36k. Now I know it is going to cost more, but that seems a bit much.

Also, I am the DM, so I only need to run this by me.

Can someone help clarify this for me? Am I doing bad math?

The prescribed cost is to compare to existing items regardless of how the formulas work out. Slotless has a doubling effect on cost. 12k should be fine.

I'm having a hard time figuring out any formula you could have used to determine the cost of this item that leads to 36k.

The big chart o' costs doesn't have energy resistance on it, and counting it as a constant spell effect (the spell Energy Resistance) comes up as SLxCLx2000, which is 2x3x2000=12,000.

Being slotless doubles the price so, the ring has a purchase price of 12k, and your tattoo would have a purchase price of 24k. For the crafter, that means 6k and 12k respectively.

Aviel wrote:

I am looking to get the effect of :

Ring of Energy Resistance

But as a tattoo. The ring only costs 6k, but when I do that math from

Magic Item Creation

It comes out to 36k. Now I know it is going to cost more, but that seems a bit much.

Also, I am the DM, so I only need to run this by me.

Can someone help clarify this for me? Am I doing bad math?

Making a tattoo that is an exact replacement for the ring of energy resistance (10) would cost twice the ring, I think, because as Buri says, you're supposed to compare the effect of the item to existing items. In the case of the ring, although it uses the resist energy spell, it is significantly more limiting than the spell, as you have to choose a particular energy type when creating it. If it functioned entirely as the spell, where you could choose the energy type when putting the ring on or something, then it would be worth a lot more.

mplindustries wrote:

I'm having a hard time figuring out any formula you could have used to determine the cost of this item that leads to 36k.

The big chart o' costs doesn't have energy resistance on it, and counting it as a constant spell effect (the spell Energy Resistance) comes up as SLxCLx2000, which is 2x3x2000=12,000.

Being slotless doubles the price so, the ring has a purchase price of 12k, and your tattoo would have a purchase price of 24k. For the crafter, that means 6k and 12k respectively.

I don't remember... oh wait... there was a notation about the length of time for the spell causing the 2k to be multiplied by a number, which increased the spell cost a lot. Again... I may have just rolled a 1 here on doing that math. :p

Thank you everyone for helping