We all love magical gear, and we love our familiars and animal companions, but we often forget that our familiars and animal companions also love magic gear. Sure, one might buy the odd horseshoe, if your animal companion happens to be a horse, or perhaps we get it into our head to buy a barding for the war elephant. However, we often skip the basics, and most of what we do get for the familiar isn’t really very useful to the little fella. This week’s Magic Market seeks to change all that with new items for your furry companions.
ARMOR OF ANIMAL DEFENSE PRICE 19,150 gp
Slot armor; CL 3rd; Weight 100 lbs.
Aura faint transmutation
This fine suit of polished steel barding floats a few inches above a leather harness that can be adjusted for any animal, and the plates rearrange themselves accordingly, affording a comfortable fit for creatures of any dimension. Excess armor merely folds itself into the suit, preventing any waste.
In addition to functioning as +3 full plate barding, these suits of armor have no maximum Dexterity bonus. They are also able to spring into action in moments of danger, propelling the wearer away from potential hazards. As an immediate action, the wearer may choose to gain a bonus equal to or less than the armor’s enhancement bonus on Reflex saves. This bonus lasts for 1 round. For each point of bonus to Reflex saves gained in this way, the armor’s enhancement bonus to AC is also reduced by 1 for 1 round.
Some of an armor of animal defenses’ unique abilities count as an enhancement bonus equivalent, and it is treated as a +4-equivalent armor for the purposes of the cost of further improving its magical abilities.
Craft Magical Arms and Armor, cat’s grace
RING OF ANIMAL SPEECH PRICE 5,000 gp
Slot ring; CL 1st; Weight —
Aura faint divination
These rings come in a wide variety of sizes, some designed for the tiny feet of toads and rats, with others suitable for tigers and mastiffs. All are green and feature tiny pictures of humans wearing pointy hats on them.
When worn by a creature that is an animal companion or familiar, these rings grant a +2 enhancement bonus to Intelligence and allow the animal companion or familiar to speak and understand any language his master speaks and understands.
Forge Ring, speak with animals
ROD OF FAMILIAR TRANSPORT PRICE 7,500 gp
Slot none; CL 7th; Weight 5 lbs.
Aura moderate conjuration
These short rods are typically black, with a white cap on one end and a stuffed animal, usually a rabbit or dove, sitting majestically atop the crown of the rod. When the correct command word is spoken, the stuffed animal springs to life and lets out a tiny cry.
As a standard action, the wielder of one of these rods can speak a command word and teleport his familiar up to 400 feet in the direction of his choosing. If this would result in the familiar being transported into a solid object, it is moved to the nearest unoccupied space instead. The wielder must have line of sight and line of effect to his familiar when he uses the rod but need not have line of sight or line of effect to the destination. Additionally, the familiar must be within 100 feet at the time he speaks the command word for this to ability to function.
Craft Rod, dimension door