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(Magic item)
Aura (1E) Varies
Caster Level (1E) Varies
Item Level (2E) Varies
Type Wondrous item
Slot (1E) Headband

Source: Ultimate Equipment, pg(s). 248ff. (1E)
Core Rulebook (Second Edition), pg(s). 614 (2E)

A phylactery is a small box that contains within various texts written on parchment; phylacteries are usually strapped to the forehead.[1][2] The most infamous of all phylacteries are those created by potential liches to hold their souls,[3] usually known as soul cages.

Types of phylactery

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Lich's soul cage

A lich's soul cage is a magical container that is created by a powerful arcane or divine spellcaster in order to house their soul in preparation to become a lich.[3]


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  1. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2012). Ultimate Equipment, p. 206. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-390-3
  2. Logan Bonner et al. (2019). Pathfinder Core Rulebook, p. 614. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-168-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Bestiary (First Edition), p. 188–189. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1