[RPG] Which school of magic do magical weapons and armor auras radiate


Detect Magic and similar spells can show the school of magic with a proper spellcraft check. Which school of magic is detected for weapons and armor with only enhancement bonuses (e.g. a longsword +1)?

Best Answer

Depends on the item. Here's the gist: Protection is abjuration (rings, armor, cloaks etc.); offense is evocation (weapons etc.); and other bonuses are transmutation (ability scores, skills etc.).

OpaCitiZen mentioned that this information is in the DMG 3.5 on page 213.