Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything is D&D’s hottest new expansion, already dominating tabletop discussion for months now. WOTC’s newest addition gives players new subclasses, feats, magic items, character creation rules and more!
If you haven’t caught the previous article, it’s a great place to stay up to date on our coverage of TCoE. The article below will cover the Illuminator’s Tattoo and Libram of Souls and Flesh magic items.
Illuminator’s Tattoo Wondrous item (tattoo), common (requires attunement)
Produced by a special needle, this magic tattoo features beautiful calligraphy, images of writing implements, and the like.
Tattoo Attunement – To attune to this item, you hold the needle to your skin where you want the tattoo to appear, pressing the needle there throughout the attunement process. When the attunement is complete, the needle turns into the ink that becomes the tattoo, which appears on the skin. If your attunement to the tattoo ends, the tattoo vanishes, and the needle reappears in your space.
Magical Scribing – While this tattoo is on your skin, you can write with your fingertip as if it were an ink pen that never runs out of ink. As an action, you can touch a piece of writing up to one page in length and speak a creature’s name. The writing becomes invisible to everyone other than you and the named creature for the next 24 hours. Either of you can dismiss the invisibility by touching the script (no action required). Once used, this action can’t be used again until the next dawn.
Libram of Souls and Flesh Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement by a wizard)
With covers made of skin and fittings of bone, this tome is cold to the touch, and it whispers faintly. When found, the book contains the following spells, which are wizard spells for you while you are attuned to the book: animate dead, circle of death, false life, finger of death, speak with dead, summon undead (appears in this book), vampiric touch. It functions as a spellbook for you. While you are holding the book, you can use it as a spellcasting focus for your wizard spells.
The book has 3 charges, and it regains ld3 expended charges daily at dawn. You can use the charges in the following ways while holding it:
If you spend 1 minute studying the book, you can expend 1 charge to replace one of your prepared wizard spells with a different spell in the book. The new spell must be of the necromancy school. As an action, you can expend 1 charge to take on a semblance of undeath for 10 minutes. For the duration, you take on a deathly appearance, and undead creatures are indifferent to you, unless you have damaged them. You also appear undead to all outward inspection and to spells used to determine the target’s status. The effect ends if you deal damage or force a creature to make a saving throw.
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