EZG reviews #10 Witch Magic Items
This collection of magic items intended for the witch-class is 11 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?
All right, we kick off with a new weapon quality the opportunistic hex quality at +1, which allows you to 1/day deliver a hex via a touch attack with the enchanted weapon.
The first of the items herein would be the amulet of the witch (which, like most items herein comes in 3 versions – lesser, greater and superior): The amulet, depending on its quality, allows you to activate hexes with a casting duration of less than a full round as a swift action a limited amount of times per day. The boots of Beldam allow witches to teleport and become invisible when teleporting into concealment and the circlet of the crone nets access to the scar hex 1/day or allows her to increase the DCs of said hexes’ effects and the greater and superior versions also offer the retribution and death curse hexes respectively.
We also get the Familiar Figurine, which allows you to transform your familiar into a figurine that may act as an animal companion for you. There also are 5 versions of the habiliment of the harridan, which allows witches to add a curse to a spell she casts. Patron’s Sarks decrease the metamagic level increase when used for patron spells and greater sarks for example, also net you access to metamagic feats usable exclusively in conjunction with patron spells. Ring of the Viragos allow you to magic jar foes and there also are gloves that net access to the nails-hex/improve the hex.
Finally, we also get a new legacy item – The Fragment of Witchery. Looking like a root, this might well be the work of Baba Yaga – and it shows: Allowing familiars to soak a limited amount of damage each day, balefully polymorph foes, get an extradimensional sanctum, encase others in an ageless cocoon, utter a curse that breaks a creature’s power to wield arcane magic and enter a devastating form that, while immobile, massively boosts her powers – all in all a great item!
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn’t notice any glitches. Layout adheres to RiP’s twop-column full color standard and the pdf comes fully bookmarked in spite of its short length – awesome! The artwork is fitting stock.
This pdf could have gone the easy road – author Steven D. Russell didn’t. Instead of getting the minimum, we get multiple versions of each item and even a legacy item with a massive array of abilities, background etc. – and better yet, while the basic idea between some of the items are the same, the variety is there and for the low price, this pdf indeed does deliver and should have witches cackle with glee – my final verdict will hence clock in at 5 stars – plus the seal of approval for going the extra mile with the interesting abilities of the legacy item.