Artifice Devices*

Similar to spellcasters, artificers can create special devices that function much like magical items if they are of the appropriate level and expend sufficient time and money to create them. These artifice devices are technological in nature, and though they create effects that are similar to those of specific magical items, they use gears, springs, and other mechanisms to duplicate the effects of their magical counterparts.

When crafting an artifice device, its material costs are equal to half the construction costs of its magical counterpart, but requires twice the construction time create (see Magic Item Creation). Although an artifice device may duplicate the effects of a specific item, some artifice devices have a level requirement higher or lower than that of its magical counterpart. This is often due to the mechanical or alchemical complexity of the artifice device.


The following artifice device descriptions are presented in alphabetical order. Each entry lists its required construction time and cost.


Level Artificer 3

Construction Time 12 days

Cost 6,000 gp

Item Slot Feet; Weight 5 lbs.

Magical Item Equivalent Boots of speed (CL 10th)

These heavy leather boots reach to the knees, with a special mechanism of fine gears and pistons attached on either side. As a free action, the wearer of boots can click his heels together, setting the gears and pistons in motion. Once the wearer begins to move, he finds his speed increased by +10 ft. He can maintain this increased speed for 10 minutes per day before the mechanisms heat up and automatically shut down. Once they shut down, they cannot be activated again until a cool down period of 8 hours has passed. This increase in speed need not be consecutive rounds.


Level Artificer 1

Construction Time 2 days

Cost 1,500 gp

Item Slot Feet; Weight 15 lbs.