Identifying Magic Items
Identify Magic Item Using Arcana Skill
Requirement: You must first make a successful Arcana check to sense the presence of magic within the item.
Identify Item DC: DC 20 + one-half the item’s level. After studying the item during an Extended Rest, you must first make a successful Arcana check and expend a healing surge to learn a facet of the item’s power.
Success: You identify the item’s enhancement bonus, power, or property.
Failure: You can’t try to identify the item again until after a short rest.
Identify Magic Item Using a RitualIdentify Magic Item
As you finish your meditations over the item, your vision shifts and you see the mystic patterns that reveal the magical energies contained within the item.
Component Cost: 100 gp
Market Price: 50 gp
Time: 55 minutes + 5 minutes per property
Key Skill: Arcana (no check)
When you perform this ritual, you meditate on a specific magic item to learn its properties. When the ritual is completed, you discover the nature of the item and what each property does. Each property possessed by the item increases the casting time by 5 minutes.