Level Artificer 1
Construction Time 2 days
Cost 1,500 gp
Item Slot Hands; Weight 1 lb.
Magical Item Equivalent Engineer’s workgloves (CL 5th)
These durable canvas and leather gloves allow the wearer to intuitively comprehend the functions of mechanical devices. The wearer gains a +5 competence bonus on Craft and Knowledge checks made to repair or understand mechanical devices. Once per day, the artificer may touch a device and instantly analyze it, learning its purpose and general method of operation, as well as diagnosing any acute malfunctions of the device, but not its magical powers or additional non-mechanical effects. For example, he could touch a pressure plate and understand that stepping on it would trigger a wall scythe trap attacking that square and that the trap resets automatically, but not that the trap includes a +1 flaming scythe coated in poison.