[RPG] n official 5e equivalent of the the Blinkback Belt from Pathfinder


I have been playing around with an idea for a dagger-throwing character in 5e. I was wondering if there was an official version of the Blinkback Belt from Pathfinder. I feel that it could be an interesting build.

The belt holds either 2 one-handed weapons or 4 light weapons which, when drawn and thrown, are teleported back to the belt. I am more interested in the teleporting aspect, i.e. the character can spend his action/bonus action to throw some daggers, and then doesn't have to worry about retrieving them if they miss. Think of it as a John Woo movie in D&D.

I have looked around online but unfortunately with so much homebrew content out there I was not able to decipher what was considered official or not.

Best Answer

In 5E, there are only a handful of sources for magic items that are official - primarily the Dungeon Master's Guide, and the appendices of published adventures.

After looking through all of these, the answer to your question is: No. The Blinkback Belt does not have an exact equivalent in D&D 5e.

There are a few magic items that have a similar effect though (in that they can be thrown multiple times). However, all of these return the item to your hand, not your belt - a small but perhaps noteworthy difference.

From the DMG:

  • The Dwarven Thrower (Very Rare Warhammer, only usable by a dwarf) can be thrown, and immediately flies back to your hand afterwards.
  • Whelm is a legendary sentient Warhammer (only usable by a dwarf) that has the same feature

From the Princes of the Apocalypse adventure:

Finally, the closest to what you're looking for is probably in the adventure Waterdeep: Dragon Heist:

  • The Bracer of Flying Daggers functions similarly to the Blinkback Belt (albeit more limited in what weapons can be equipped to it, but allowing an additional attack):

    This armband appears to have thin daggers strapped to it. As an action, you can pull up to two magic daggers from the bracer and immediately hurl them, making a ranged attack with each dagger. A dagger vanishes if you don’t hurl it right away, and the daggers disappear right after they hit or miss. The bracer never runs out of daggers.