# Question about Magic Item Gold Piece Values

### Rules Questions

Hello, guys! Please, help me understand how its work.
We have a raw
Use-activated or continuous Spell level x caster level x 2,000 gp2 Lantern of revealing

I open example (lantern of revealing) and calculate the price. 5*3*2000*2=60000. In fact it cost 30000. What I missed?

nikita krivogin wrote:

Hello, guys! Please, help me understand how its work.

We have a raw
Use-activated or continuous Spell level x caster level x 2,000 gp2 Lantern of revealing

I open example (lantern of revealing) and calculate the price. 5*3*2000*2=60000. In fact it cost 30000. What I missed?

Only continuous items have a multiplier for duration. Use-activated items do not.

Jeraa wrote:
nikita krivogin wrote:

Hello, guys! Please, help me understand how its work.

We have a raw
Use-activated or continuous Spell level x caster level x 2,000 gp2 Lantern of revealing

I open example (lantern of revealing) and calculate the price. 5*3*2000*2=60000. In fact it cost 30000. What I missed?

Only continuous items have a multiplier for duration. Use-activated items do not.

Thanks a lot! But what about ring of invisibility? It cost 20000 in the book. If I calculate it without multiply 2*3*2000=12000

nikita krivogin wrote:
Jeraa wrote:
nikita krivogin wrote:

Hello, guys! Please, help me understand how its work.

We have a raw
Use-activated or continuous Spell level x caster level x 2,000 gp2 Lantern of revealing

I open example (lantern of revealing) and calculate the price. 5*3*2000*2=60000. In fact it cost 30000. What I missed?

Only continuous items have a multiplier for duration. Use-activated items do not.
Thanks a lot! But what about ring of invisibility? It cost 20000 in the book. If I calculate it without multiply 2*3*2000=12000

The formulas are the last place to look when pricing an item. Many items have had their price adjusted (or were just given a price that sounded right, ignoring the formula) for balance reasons. Not all items will match what the formula indicates.

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Not all items adhere to these formulas. First and foremost, these few formulas aren't enough to truly gauge the exact differences between items. The price of a magic item may be modified based on its actual worth. The formulas only provide a starting point. The pricing of scrolls assumes that, whenever possible, a wizard or cleric created it. Potions and wands follow the formulas exactly. Staves follow the formulas closely, and other items require at least some judgment calls.

Jeraa wrote:
nikita krivogin wrote:
Jeraa wrote:
nikita krivogin wrote:

Hello, guys! Please, help me understand how its work.

We have a raw
Use-activated or continuous Spell level x caster level x 2,000 gp2 Lantern of revealing

I open example (lantern of revealing) and calculate the price. 5*3*2000*2=60000. In fact it cost 30000. What I missed?

Only continuous items have a multiplier for duration. Use-activated items do not.
Thanks a lot! But what about ring of invisibility? It cost 20000 in the book. If I calculate it without multiply 2*3*2000=12000

The formulas are the last place to look when pricing an item. Many items have had their price adjusted (or were just given a price that sounded right, ignoring the formula) for balance reasons. Not all items will match what the formula indicates.

Quote:
Not all items adhere to these formulas. First and foremost, these few formulas aren't enough to truly gauge the exact differences between items. The price of a magic item may be modified based on its actual worth. The formulas only provide a starting point. The pricing of scrolls assumes that, whenever possible, a wizard or cleric created it. Potions and wands follow the formulas exactly. Staves follow the formulas closely, and other items require at least some judgment calls.

Thank you very much! And last question. Use-activating items works until player stop it, or it cannot works more then caster level allow (for example lantern works not more then 5 min then it need to be activated again)