One Use Magic Items


Pathfinder RPG General Discussion


So I'll be running a short three-night campaign for some of my friends, and since it is going to be so short, I was thinking of giving them some single use magic weapons like javelins of Lightning and such to use instead, as they'd never spend 1500 gold on a 5d6 lightning bolt.

My real question here is what else is there in terms of items that are like this, items that are cool in concept but have a large cost and/ or arn't overly used?

The party will be level seven across the whole thing, in terms of their power and there isn't a full caster.


Are you primarily looking for weapons, because if not I'm a huge fan of Snapleaf. They aren't particularly expensive either.


Potions, wands with only one or two charges left, and scrolls are all good consumable magic items to pepper into loot tables for short games.

I also quite like the elemental gems, which are a fairly low level item, and let the party quickly add extra firepower into a tough fight. Having an extra pool of hit points and actions in combat can swiftly swing the course of battle.


Never forget the good old iron rope. Low-level and cheap, but oh so versatile and useful. Need to bind someone extra well? Barricade a door with an instant iron bar? Create a crude hook or other implement? Bam.


Worthx wrote:
Are you primarily looking for weapons, because if not I'm a huge fan of Snapleaf. They aren't particularly expensive either.

I'm looking for anything, really. The javelin was just the example I gave. Single or few use items are what I'm looking for here.


tearnImale wrote:
Worthx wrote:
Are you primarily looking for weapons, because if not I'm a huge fan of Snapleaf. They aren't particularly expensive either.
I'm looking for anything, really. The javelin was just the example I gave. Single or few use items are what I'm looking for here.

Well, a wand of maximized magic missile with only 5 charges left would always be a fun inclusion.


Alternatively, items with powers usable a very limited number of times per day fills a similar niche if the action is dense.
The Crown of Blasting is an example.


1. Head to the wondrous items page
2. go to slotless items
3. Profit.

or

Potions of X

Quick recommendations:

Dust of disappearing
Seer's Tea (party comp dependent)
X tokens (Ie feather token etc.)
Escape Dust (the original pocket sand)
Bead of Force
Dust of Dryness

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