Item Creation Feats

An item creation feat lets a character create a magic item of a certain type. Regardless of the type of item each involves, the various item creation feats all have certain features in common.

Raw Materials Cost: The cost of creating a magic item equals half the base price of the item.

Using an item creation feat also requires access to a laboratory or magical workshop, special tools, and so on. A character generally has access to what he needs unless unusual circumstances apply.

Time: The time to create a magic item depends on the feat and the cost of the item.

Item Cost: Brew Potion, Craft Staff, Craft Wand, and Scribe Scroll create items that directly reproduce spell effects, and the power of these items depends on their caster level-that is, a spell from such an item has the power it would have if cast by a spellcaster of that level. The price of these items (and thus the cost of the raw materials) also depends on the caster level. The caster level must be low enough that the spellcaster creating the item can cast the spell at that level. To find the final price in each case, multiply the caster level by the spell level, then multiply the result by a constant, as shown below:

Scrolls Base price = spell level × caster level × 25 gp.
Potions Base price = spell level × caster level × 50 gp.
Wands Base price = spell level × caster level × 750 gp
Staves The price for staves is calculated using more complex formulas (see Magic Items).

A 0-level spell is considered to have a spell level of 1/2 for the purpose of this calculation.

Extra Costs: Any potion, scroll, or wand that stores a spell with a costly material component also carries a commensurate cost. For potions and scrolls, the creator must expend the material component cost when creating the item. For a wand, the creator must expend 50 units of the material component. Some magic items similarly incur extra costs in material components, as noted in their descriptions.

Skill Check: Successfully creating a magic item requires a Spellcraft check with a DC equal to 5 + the item’s caster level. Alternatively, you can use an associated Craft or Profession skill to attempt this check instead, depending upon the item being crafted. See Magic Item Creation for more details on which Craft and Profession checks may be substituted in this manner. The DC of this check can increase if the crafter is rushed or does not meet all of the prerequisites. A failed check ruins the materials used, while a check that fails by 5 or more results in a cursed item.

Feat Descriptions

Item Creation Feats are summarized on the table below. Note that the prerequisites and benefits of the feats on this table are abbreviated for ease of reference. See the feats description for full details.

The following format is used for all feat descriptions.

Feat Name: The feat’s name also indicates what subcategory, if any, the feat belongs to, and is followed by a basic description of what the feat does.

Prerequisite: A minimum ability score, another feat or feats, a minimum base attack bonus, a minimum number of ranks in one or more skills, or anything else required in order to take the feat. This entry is absent if a feat has no prerequisite. A feat may have more than one prerequisite.

Benefit: What the feat enables the character (“you” in the feat description) to do. If a character has the same feat more than once, its benefits do not stack unless indicated otherwise in the description.

Normal: What a character who does not have this feat is limited to or restricted from doing. If not having the feat causes no particular drawback, this entry is absent.

Special: Additional unusual facts about the feat.

Table: Item Creation Feats
Feat Name Category/Type Prerequisites Benefit Source
Brew Fleshcrafting Poison Item Creation CL 10, 5 or more ranks in Craft (alchemy) Learn the ancient drow art of creating fleshcrafting poisons. AP16
Brew Potion Item Creation CL 3 Create magic potions PZO1110
Craft Construct Item Creation CL 5, Craft Magic Arms and Armor, Craft Wondrous Item You can create any construct whose prerequisites you meet. PZO1110
Craft Magic Arms and Armor Item Creation CL 5 Create magic armors, shields, and weapons PZO1110
Craft Ooze Item Creation Brew Potion, Craft Wondrous Item, Craft (alchemy) 3 ranks, caster level 5 You can create living oozes as though they were magical items. PZO9445
Craft Poppet Item Creation CL 1 You can craft poppets and add augmentations to existing poppets that you control. PZO9481
Craft Rod Item Creation CL 9 Create magic rods PZO1110
Craft Shadow Piercing Item Creation Craft (jewelry) 5 ranks, caster level 5 You can create special wondrous items—typically barbs, hooks, rings, and spikes—that adorn piercings in the wearer’s flesh and grant magical abilities. Both you and the recipient of the piercing (if not yourself) must be present for the entire piercing process. PPC:CoC
Craft Staff Item Creation CL 11 Create magic staves PZO1110
Craft Wand Item Creation CL 5 Create magic wands PZO1110
Craft Wondrous Item Item Creation CL 3 Create magic wondrous items PZO1110
Cultivate Magic Plants Item Creation Brew Potion, Craft Wondrous Item; Knowledge (nature) 1 rank Grow magical plants. PZO1140
Fleshwarper Item Creation Craft (alchemy) 5 ranks, Heal 5 ranks, evil alignment. You can create fleshwarped creatures and fleshcraft grafts. A newly created fleshwarped creature has average hit points for its Hit Dice. PZO1135
Forge Ring Item Creation CL 7th Create magic rings PZO1110
Grisly Ornament Item Creation Harvest Parts You can attempt a Craft or Heal check to craft a special type of trophy called an ornament from part of a creature that’s been dead for less than an hour. PPC:MHH
Grow Plant Creature Item Creation Train Plants, Handle Animal 5 ranks, Knowledge (nature) 5 ranks You can grow plants and perform rituals to invest them with animating spirits, becoming assassin vines, treants, or viper vines. Each plant creature has a list of additional prerequisites, costs, and skill checks required to grow them (see Growing Plant Creatures below). At the GM’s discretion, characters with this feat may grow other plant creatures as well. PZO9457
Infuse Poison Item Creation Brew Potion, Craft (alchemy) 5 ranks, CL 3 You can infuse an ingested poison with any spell of 3rd level or lower that you know and that targets one or more creatures and has a casting time of less than 1 minute. PPC:BM
Inscribe Magical Tattoo Item Creation Craft (calligraphy, paintings, or tattoos) 5 ranks, caster level 5 Create magic tattoos PZO9237
Haunt Scavenger Item Creation Any one item creation feat or Craft (alchemy) 3 ranks You can harvest the ectoplasmic remains of haunts, incorporeal undead, or the like to craft magic items. PZO9446H
Inscribe Rune Item Creation CL 3 Create magic runes. AP5
Monstrous Crafter Item Creation Craft Wondrous Item, Grisly Ornament, Harvest Parts Whenever you use the Grisly Ornament feat, you are able to permanently integrate one ornament you have crafted using the harvested creature parts into a wondrous item. PPC:MHH
Scribe Scroll Item Creation CL 1 Create magic scrolls PZO1110
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