Non precious materials and Magic level


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I know I am just missing it somewhere, but, I noticed that precious materials like silver weapons can only have magic upgrades to a certain level based on 'grade' of that item. Where is the rules for steel and what can steel be up to? Are they unlimited and its just the precious materials quality that determines how good of magic they can have?

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Alenvire wrote:
I know I am just missing it somewhere, but, I noticed that precious materials like silver weapons can only have magic upgrades to a certain level based on 'grade' of that item. Where is the rules for steel and what can steel be up to? Are they unlimited and its just the precious materials quality that determines how good of magic they can have?

I think the assumption here is that Steel is so cheap to produce that all of the materials for general sale already are of sufficient quality/purity to work with any level of magic enchantment versus the rare materials which are so precious that even a lower-grade purity/alloys are still considered more/extremely valuable.


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Alenvire wrote:
I know I am just missing it somewhere, but, I noticed that precious materials like silver weapons can only have magic upgrades to a certain level based on 'grade' of that item. Where is the rules for steel and what can steel be up to? Are they unlimited and its just the precious materials quality that determines how good of magic they can have?

The rules are right there with it. The difference in cost for different grades of mundane materials are pretty trivial. That is, the extra work involved in make steel high enough grade for powerful runes isn't worth mentioning next to the cost of those runes.

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