Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything is in the infant stages of its release still but has been making D&D headlines for weeks now. WOTC’s new expansion offers adventurers new subclasses, feats, character creation options, magic items, and more!
If you haven’t seen the other part in the Magic Items series from TCoE, be sure to check them out to stay caught up. The article below will cover the Astral Shard and Astromancy Archives magic items.
Astral Shard Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement by a sorcerer)
This crystal is a solidified shard of the Astral Plane, swirling with silver mist. As an action, you can attach the shard to a Tiny object (such as a weapon or a piece of jewelry) or detach it. It falls off if your attunement to it ends. You can use the shard as a spellcasting focus for your sorcerer spells while you hold or wear it. When you use a Metamagic option on a spell while you are holding or wearing the shard, immediately after casting the spell you can teleport to an unoccupied space you can see within 30 feet of you.
Astromancy Archives Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement by a wizard)
This brass disc of articulated, concentric rings unfolds into an armillary sphere. As a bonus action, you can unfold it into the sphere or back into a disc. When found, it contains the following spells, which are wizard spells for you while you are attuned to it: augury, divination, find the path, foresight, locate creature, and locate object.
It functions as a spellbook for you, with spells encoded on the rings. While you are holding the archive, you can use it as a spellcasting focus for your wizard spells. The archive 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 archive, you can expend 1 charge to replace one of your prepared wizard spells with a different spell in the archive. The new spell must be of the divination school. When a creature you can see within 30 feet of you makes an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, you can use your reaction to expend 1 charge and force the creature to roll a d4 and apply the number rolled as a bonus or penalty (your choice) to the original roll. You can do this after you see the roll but before its effects are applied.
If you like these magic items and would like to see more, it’s recommended to visit the D&D website for more information. And stay tuned for the next installment in the Magic Items series covering Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything!