Last Updated on October 31, 2023
Today, we’re looking at the Stone of Luck and discussing how exactly it works in D&D 5e.
We list the cost of the Stone of Luck at 4,000 gold pieces in our Magic Item Pricing Guide. If you could find one for sale…
Stone of Luck
Wondrous item, uncommon (requires attunement)
While this polished agate is on your person, you gain a + 1 bonus to ability checks and saving throws.
Wondrous item – A miscellaneous magic item, one that isn’t specifically armor, a weapon, or some other designated item type.
- Uncommon – Magic items vary in rarity. The rarity tier directly relates to an item’s power balance and to its price. Uncommon is the second-lowest tier out of six rarity tiers.
- Requires attunement – Attunement is a bond between a creature and an item. Creatures (your character is a creature) can be attuned to no more than three magical items at a time. If you do not attune to it (through a process that takes at least an hour), you do not gain the magical benefits of an item.
How Does the Stone of Luck Work in D&D 5e?
The Stone of Luck, also known as a Stone of Good Luck or Luckstone, works as long as the stone is attuned and on your person (carried, worn as a necklace, or even just sitting in your backpack), you gain a +1 bonus to ability checks and saving throws.
We won’t go into a full 101 lecture about what ability checks and saving throws are, but here’s the short version:
Ability checks are d20 rolls that your DM may have you make to see if you succeed at some difficult task.
Saving throws are d20 rolls that you may have to make to protect yourself from adverse effects.
How Good Is a Luckstone (Stone of Luck) in D&D 5e?
A +1 bonus is pretty impressive for just carrying this around.
While it doesn’t apply to any d20 roll you make, ability checks and saving throws are incredibly important.
Saving throws especially can often be the deciding factor between you and death. In fact, dying characters have to make what’s known as a death-saving throw, and the Stone of Luck can help you to succeed on them!
The only big consideration is attunement. Since you can only be attuned to three items at a time, it might not take long before you have to choose between the Luckstone and something else.
If your character’s focus is on making ability checks, you’ll hopefully find other items or abilities along the way that are more reliable than this +1, giving you the opportunity to swap out your “item slot” for something else.
Overall it’s a great item. The Stone of Luck definitely receives BlackCitadel’s seal of approval.
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