Price varies: Lesser esoteric diadem 18,000 gp, esoteric diadem 50,000 gp, greater esoteric diadem 98,000 gp; Slot headband; CL 10th; Weight —; Aura moderate evocation
The diamond-shaped gems in these metal headbands are typically one of two colors, each corresponding to a different esoteric element: onyx (void) and pink (wood). The diadem’s gem grants the wearer greater control over its associated element.
While worn by a kineticist, this item increases the damage dealt by the kineticist’s simple and composite blasts that match the element of the inlaid gem by 1d6 points (for a lesser esoteric diadem), 2d6 points (for an esoteric diadem), or 3d6 points (for a greater esoteric diadem). If the blast is a physical blast, the extra damage dice from the esoteric diadem increase to d8s instead of d6s. These extra damage dice don’t multiply on a critical hit, and they don’t apply to blasts with form infusions that don’t apply the extra damage from elemental overflow.
Other esoteric diadem variants exist for other little-known kineticist elements.
Cost varies: Lesser esoteric diadem 9,000 gp, esoteric diadem 25,000 gp, greater esoteric diadem 49,000 gp; Feats Craft Wondrous Item; Special creator must be a 10th-level kineticist with access to the appropriate element
Pathfinder Player Companion: Elemental Master’s Handbook © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton, Eleanor Ferron, Mikko Kallio, Jason Keeley, Isabelle Lee, and Christopher Wasko.