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D&D: The Five Best Magic Items In Tasha’s Cauldron Of Everything

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Nov 24 2020
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Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything is packed full of new magic items that benefit all classes. From magic spellbooks to tattoos and beyond, here are our faves.

Alright folks, it’s time once more to dig into the treasure trove of new content that is Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything. Today we’re talking about the best new magic items introduced in the game. For our purposes, we’re not considering artifacts (there are several, enough to rate their own article), but there are still plenty of new items to dig through. Here are our favorites:

Lyre of Building

This Lyre requires a bard to attune to it (a new requirement for Tasha’s Cauldron), and it lets you cast mendingas an action, or you can play it as a reaction whenever an object or structure near you takes damage to cause that structure to be immune to damage until the start of your next turn. Which is a weird way to say, it’ll keep your ship from sinking, or stop the castle from falling for a round. It can also cast some more powerful spells: fabricate, move earth, passwall, and the new summon construct, once per day.

It’s great utility for a bard who might otherwise be too bound up with combat to dip into the weirder spells out there.

Nature’s Mantle

This is an item for a druid or ranger. It’s a camouflage cloak that allows you to hide as a bonus action, even if someone is looking right at you (take that cloak of elvenkind), and what’s more, it works as a spellcasting focus for your druid and ranger spells. Meaning you no longer have to worry about what you’re going if you’re a dual-wielding ranger.

Astral Shard

This is a magical spellcasting focus for a sorcerer that can be worn or wielded at your leisure. But it is also a solidified shard of the Astral Plane. When you attune to it, you can draw upon its power whenever you use a metamagic option while casting a spell–if you do, you can teleport up to 30 feet as a free action. Which offers sorcerers even more mobility than they already have.

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Crystalline Chronicle

This is a magical “spellbook” in that it requires a wizard to attune to it and it contains spells that you can either learn and memorize/cast, or scribe into your own book. But this magic crystal interfaces telepathically with your mind and pushes the bounds of what a spellbook can look like. In addition to containing spells, it has 3 charges that can be used to swap out a prepared spell with one from the orb, or to cast the spell without needing any kind of component (up to 100gp value for material components).

Cauldron of Rebirth

Do you have a problem with your party members dying? With this magical cauldron that is normal sized until you use an action to make it grow large enough for a Medium creture to fit inside, you have the answer to your prayers. If you place a humanoid corpse inside it and cover it with 200lbs of salt (which will run you about 10gp), you can bring someone back to life as though the raise dead spell had been cast once every seven days.

These are our favorite items–what are yours?

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