[RPG] What’s the BAB for Spiritual Weapons created by Crown of Swords


Crown of Swords creates something like Spiritual Weapon, but the user has to spend charges to allow the weapon to continue attacking.

Now, Spiritual Weapon says that the weapon gets the BAB of the caster plus the caster's wisdom modifier as its attack bonus. But in the case of Crown of Swords, the item user isn't necessarily the caster.

Would the weapon get the BAB + WIS of the user or the BAB+ WIS (at the time of creation) of the person who made the item?

Best Answer

PRD, Magic Items:

Magic items produce spells or spell-like effects. For a saving throw against a spell or spell-like effect from a magic item, the DC is 10 + the level of the spell or effect + the ability modifier of the minimum ability score needed to cast that level of spell.

A spell being cast from a wondrous item works similarly, it assumes the lowest caster level and lowest ability score required to cast it. It doesn't speak to BAB but one could assume that it works the same way via parallelism.

A minimum L3 cleric making the crown of swords would have BAB +2, WIS 12 (+1) for a total of +3 on the attack roll.