Been thinking about an item to give your friends some help at a cost.
Rod of Exchange and Sacrifice
Wondrous item, rare
This obsidian rod has a series of arrows that point to both sides carved into it. Two characters can hold the rod and choose to either trade up to two different ability score points or one character can give up to two ability score points to a different character as an action. The trade must be voluntary, but outside factors can influence the characters. Two characters can only trade or give two ability points once or they can choose to trade the points back and rest the trade allowing for a different trade to take place.
Here is what I REALLY wanted to make yesterday. We need the first thing to make the second.
Bomb of Tricks
Several different versions of this bomb exist and all are color coded to the bag of tricks item they work as. When you throw this bomb, a random animal from the same colored bag of trix appears within 30 feet. You comand the animal as if it was summoned from a bag of tricks. The animal last as long as if it was summoned from a bag of tricks and the bomb is expended after it explodes and summons the creature.
Playing way too many video games lately, but saw a fun spell that I think a character might want as a belt.
Belt of Shocking Grasp
Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement)
This simple dark leather belt is inlayed with tracery of silver. While wearing this belt, if you are grabbed or swallowed by a creature, that creature must immediately make a DC 17 Constitution saving throw. On a failure, the creature take 3d8 lightning damage and must end the grab. On a success, the creature takes half damage and does not need to end the grab. If the creature is unable to release you in the case you were swallowed whole, then the creature must make a save at the beginning of each of its turns until it saves ending the damage each turn.
The Wife had an awesome idea, so I am stealing it!
Arrow of Animal Summoning
Wondrous item, uncommon
This arrow is made from the antlers of a stag and carved with runes. When a creature fires this arrow, they may whisper the name of an animal that can be summoned by conjure animals. If the arrow strikes a creature, the animal is summoned as per the spell and attacks the target. The summoned animal stays summoned until it is killed, the spell is dispelled by a spell, or the target is killed. The spell is not ended otherwise. The arrow becomes a regular arrow after the spell ends.
Saw the Lore Podcast and this stuck with me.
Wondrous item, very rare
This cloudy glass orb is a size of a head. When placed on up to five feat of ground, 1 food to stone, or 1 inch of metal, the glass becomes instantly clear and you see through it into through the material. Then, you focus on an object in the room and summon it to you. It move at a rate of 1 foot per round floating to you. While you are silent, making no noise, it continues to float to you and will float through the wall. The moment you make a noise the object falls and the earthglass goes back to cloudy. You can use this item once per day.
helm of the survivor
Helm of the Survivor
Wondrous item, rare
This helmet is made from bashed together metal plates from the scraps of other helmets of those who were the last to survive a battle. While wearing this helm, you gain a +1 bonus to AC and increase your maximum hit points by one hit point per level. In addition, while wearing this helmet, you will always be the last one to survive the battle. If you would be killed, you teleport to the last safe bed you slept in and are at one hit point waking up the next morning . If the last safe place you slept is not safe, the magic of the helm will continue to find the previous place until it finds a place where you are safe to wake up.
I’ve been adding the fighter’s second wind to other games, so why can DnD have stamina points? How about an item that kind of makes them happen?
Lesser Health (Rare): When healed magically and you reach your maximum hit points, the additional healed hit points spill over into temporary hit points. You can gain a number of temporary hit points up to 1/4 your maximum hit points while this dull shiny sphere orbits your head. These temporary hit points are lost when you take a long rest.
Health (Very Rare): As per the ioun stone of lesser health, but you can have a number of temporary hit points equal to 1/2 your maximum hit points while this bright sphere orbits your head.
Greater Health(Legendary): As per the ioun stone of lesser health, but you can have a number of temporary hit points equal to your maximum hit points while this miniature star orbits your head.
Listening to the Bone and Sickle podcast and I had an idea!
Red Cap Tooth
Wonderous item, rare
You have a gnarled, decayed tooth of a vile recap. The tooth though fills you with the luck of the Fey. As a reaction, you can reroll a single d20 you just rolled and are forced to take the second result, even if worse. You may do this two times per day, but if you attempt this a third time, the tooth crumbles to dust.
How about an item three ways? Here is the DnD 5e way.
Wondrous item, very rare
This heavy cold iron spike contains some of the oldest necromancy in existence. As an action, you may make a melee weapon attack with with you are proficient with the spike against an undead creature that is adjacent to a surface, either vertical or horizontal. On a hit against an undead creature, the target must make a DC 19 Constitution save. On a failure, the creature is impaled against the surface. The creature cannot remove the spike if it failed the original save nor can it use magic or abilities to cause another creature to remove the spike via mind control. A creature may willingly removed the spike ending the effect against the original target. On a successful save, the creature just takes 1d6 magic piercing damage with no other effect.
Have a fighter who hates mobile creatures? Flying creatures making the barbarian cry? Well how about his one?
Wondrous item, rare
This set of manacles magically locks on only one your wrist with a command. As part of successful grapple, you my lock the other half of the manacles on the creature. That creature cannot move more than 5 feet from you, nor can the creature pull you. You may move that creature with no effort. You are not considered to be grappling the creature as both your hands free with the chain holding you two giving you enough space, but the creature is considered to be grappled by you. You may free the creature at any time by mental command that uses not action. The creature can not teleport, not change size, nor move to another plain or go ethereal. The chain between the manacles can not be cut, even by adamantium weapons. The creature can escape as an action with a DC 15 Strength(athletics) or Dexterity(acrobatics) check.