[RPG] the price for an enchanted weapon?


The DMG describes enchanted weapons, but does not say the prices for most. I'm wondering if there is is a scale or chart, or can you only buy some of them? If possible, can you provide an example?

Best Answer

There are two components to this answer, both of which are found in the DMG on page 135, near the heading 'Buying and Selling.'

  1. In 5E, magic items are exceedingly rare. According to the DMG, unless the DM decides otherwise, anything rarer than a simple Potion of Healing simply isn't for sale. They are too precious. In general, you find magic items, you don't buy them. If any are available for sale at all, that is strictly at the DM's Prerogative. But the general assumption is 'no.'
  2. However, if you want to allow buying magic items in your campaign, estimated values based on rarity are also found on page 135, in the Magic Item Rarity table.

If you would like rules to use as a reference for this, the Unearthed Arcana for Downtime Activities does include rules for trying to find someone selling a magic item, and how to determine what they have for sale. However, Unearthed Arcana is strictly Playtest Rules and may not be admissible in whatever game you are playing.

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