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Buying and selling magic items

The Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition rules for the buying, selling and creating magic items have evolved since the game was released. Initially, items were not split into “common”, “uncommon” and “rare” categories, and it was assumed that all items could be purchased, sold and created using the Enchant Magic Item ritual. The selling price was always 20 percent of the purchase price, and the Disenchant Magic Item ritual would always given residuum equal in value to 20 percent of the purchase price.

When the rules were updated slightly for the publication of the Essentials series of products, all magic items were given a rarity. Common items could still be purchased or made, but uncommon and rare items could only be found in treasure hordes. In addition, the selling price of uncommon and rare items was adjusted to 50 percent and 100 per cent of the purchase price of an item of that level. Similarly the Disenchant Magic Item ritual gave residuum equal to 50 percent or 100 per cent of the purchase price. Although the text of the Enchant Magic Item ritual was not specifically updated, it was understood to now be limited to creating common items of the caster's level or lower.

Lockenport uses a blend of these rules. Heroic tier items (levels 1-10) can be bought, sold and made as long as they are common or uncommon. Rare items need to be cleared with the DM. For Paragon tier items (levels 11-20), only common items can be purchased. Uncommon items may be obtained with permission from the DM, and rare items cannot be purchased. For Epic tier items (levels 21+), only common items can be purchased. Uncommon and rare items have to be found during adventures. The Enchant Magic Item ritual can only create common items, plus uncommon Heroic tier items. This is all summarized in the table below.

Common, uncommon and rare items can all be upgraded using the Enchant Magic Item ritual, but the ritual requires that the new version of the item be no higher than the caster's level. The Irregulars Guild has an agreement with the Lockenport Academy which effectively allows Irregulars to upgrade any items as long as the new version is level 20 or lower. Upgrades to existing items always cost the difference in gold pieces between the old version and the new.

All amounts are in gold pieces. The Buy column indicates how much it will cost to obtain an item of that level in Lockenport. When there is an asterisk (*) next to an amount that means “also check with the DM before buying this”. If available, items marked with an asterisk might take some time to be made or acquired before they can be used. The Sell column indicates how much an item can be sold for in Lockenport. It assumes that the item is being sold to the Irregulars Guild; occasionally, other buyers might pay more. The Sell column also indicates the amount of residuum produced by the Disenchant Magic Item ritual. The Make? column indicates whether or not an item of that level and rarity can be created using the Enchant Magic Item ritual.

Item
Level
Common Uncommon Rare
Buy Sell Make? Buy Sell Make? Buy Sell Make?
1 360 72 Yes 360 72 Yes *360 180 No
2 520 104 Yes 520 104 Yes *520 260 No
3 680 136 Yes 680 136 Yes *680 340 No
4 840 168 Yes 840 168 Yes *840 420 No
5 1,000 200 Yes 1,000 200 Yes *1,000 500 No
6 1,800 360 Yes 1,800 360 Yes *1,800 900 No
7 2,600 520 Yes 2,600 520 Yes *2,600 1,300 No
8 3,400 680 Yes 3,400 680 Yes *3,400 1,700 No
9 4,200 840 Yes 4,200 840 Yes *4,200 2,100 No
10 5,000 1,000 Yes 5,000 1,000 Yes *5,000 2,500 No
11 9,000 1,800 Yes *9,000 4,500 No Not available 9,000 No
12 13,000 2,600 Yes *13,000 6,500 No Not available 13,000 No
13 17,000 3,400 Yes *17,000 8,500 No Not available 17,000 No
14 21,000 4,200 Yes *21,000 10,500 No Not available 21,000 No
15 25,000 5,000 Yes *25,000 12,500 No Not available 25,000 No
16 45,000 9,000 Yes *45,000 22,500 No Not available 45,000 No
17 65,000 13,000 Yes *65,000 32,500 No Not available 65,000 No
18 85,000 17,000 Yes *85,000 42,500 No Not available 85,000 No
19 105,000 21,000 Yes *105,000 52,500 No Not available 105,000 No
20 125,000 25,000 Yes *125,000 62,500 No Not available 125,000 No
21 225,000 45,000 Yes Not available 112,500 No Not available 225,000 No
22 325,000 65,000 Yes Not available 162,500 No Not available 325,000 No
23 425,000 85,000 Yes Not available 212,500 No Not available 425,000 No
24 525,000 105,000 Yes Not available 262,500 No Not available 525,000 No
25 625,000 125,000 Yes Not available 312,500 No Not available 625,000 No
26 1,125,000 225,000 Yes Not available 562,500 No Not available 1,125,000 No
27 1,625,000 325,000 Yes Not available 812,500 No Not available 1,625,000 No
28 2,125,000 425,000 Yes Not available 1,062,500 No Not available 2,125,000 No
29 2,625,000 525,000 Yes Not available 1,312,500 No Not available 2,625,000 No
30 3,125,000 625,000 Yes Not available 1,562,500 No Not available 3,125,000 No
buying_and_selling_magic_items.txt · Last modified: 2012/12/02 10:20 by Ant Brooks