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Magic item

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A magical wayfinder.
(Magic item)
Aura Faint evocation
Caster Level 5
Type Wondrous item
Slot None
Affiliation Pathfinder Society

Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 299

Magic items, or magical items, come in many different forms and values, enhanced by many types of magic.[1]

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Types of magic item

Magic items are commonly divided into nine categories:[1]

Rodrick wielding Hrym, an intelligent sword

Cursed magic items

Sometimes a normal magic item can be badly constructed in some fashion, leading to the manufacture of a cursed magic item instead.[1] Most are created accidentally, but some are intentionally crafted to sabotage others or to gain a benefit even at the curse's often great cost. Black markets often attempt to pass off cursed items as counterfeit magic items, especially items that are initially beneficial but lose or twist their powers over time.[2]

Intelligent magic items

Some magic items are intelligent, possessing some personality of their own.[1]


A rare few magic items are of such power that they are considered separately from mere magic items and are termed artefacts: minor or major in classification.[1]