Excerpts Archive | 8/26/2008
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Excerpts: Reagents
Adventurer's Vault

In today’s Adventurer's Vault preview, we offer a look at reagents, which enhance your powers... plus, just for fun, a few more high-powered items.

Reagents enhance the use of a power of a specified type and level. When used in conjunction with an attack power, a reagent’s effect typically applies only to one target hit by the power. Only one reagent can be used to enhance any given power. You must be holding a reagent to use it (which might require a minor action to retrieve the item). A reagent is consumed during the power’s action.

Each reagent affects powers up to a specified maximum level. In some cases, more refined or concentrated versions of a reagent can be used, with an increased maximum level for the power it can affect.

Black Cave Pearl
Level 14+
This rare black pearl is found in subterranean lakes and favored by mesmerists and hypnotists.
Lvl 14 800 gp
Lvl 24 21,000 gp
Power (Consumable): Free Action. Expend this reagent when you use of a power with the charm keyword of up to 7th level. Roll twice for the power’s attack roll and take the better of the two results.
Level 24: Power up to 17th level.

Creeping Gatevine
Level 10+
This red-flowering vine grows on the stones of magical gates and menhirs.
Lvl 10 200 gp
Lvl 20 5,000 gp
Lvl 30 125,000 gp
Power (Consumable Teleportation): Free Action. Expend this reagent when you use a power with the teleport keyword of up to 10th level. Increase the distance teleported by 2 squares.
Level 20: Power up to 20th level, increase by 5 squares.
Level 30: Power up to 30th level, increase by 10 squares.

Flame Rose
Level 10+
Your fire magic is augmented by this beautiful crimson rose.
Lvl 10 200 gp
Lvl 20 5,000 gp
Lvl 30 125,000 gp
Power (Consumable Fire): Free Action. Expend this reagent when you use a power with the fire keyword of up to 7th level. Each target takes ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends).
Level 20: Power up to 17th level, ongoing 10 fire damage (save ends).
Level 30: Power up to 27th level, ongoing 15 fire damage (save ends).


Gargoyle Ring
Level 25
Wearing this ring of rough stone allows you to adopt a rocky form.
Item Slot: Ring 625,000 gp
Property: While you are petrified, you can make a saving throw at the end of your turn to remove the effect.
Power (Daily): Standard Action. You become a stone statue, gaining resist 25 to all damage and tremorsense 10. You lose all other senses and can take no actions in this form other than a minor action to resume your normal form. If you’ve reached at least one milestone today, you can spend a healing surge to regain hit points equal to your surge value at the same time you turn into a statue or resume your normal form.


Boots of Teleportation
Level 28
Wearing these elegant boots, you never need to raise your feet to move.
Item Slot: Feet 2,125,000 gp
Power (At-Will Teleportation): Move Action. Teleport a number of squares equal to your speed.

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