(Thief Archetype Feature) By 13th level, you have learned enough about the workings of magic that you can improvise the use of items even when they are not intended for you. @edge2054 @mikemearlsDoes using a magic item to cast a spell fall under the Use an Object action or Cast a Spell Action? It is a trained only skill, meaning its use cannot be attempted without training at least one rank.. Ability: charisma Classes: bard, rogue, assassin Cross-class skill: no Requires training: yes Check: The base difficulty class (DC) of this task is determined by the value of the item, and modified by the type of emulation the character is attempting. 5E came tantalizingly close to removing this, but it's still part of the Thief subclass. Later, the evil rogue absolutely frustrated the group with her Use Magic Device feature to attune to the staff and combinations of invisibility, Hide, and move. Use Magic Device (Cha; Trained Only)Use this skill to activate magic Check. Well, let’s confirm what the subclass feature and spell scroll text says. You ignore all class, race, and level requirements on the use of Magic Items. Use Magic Device is a quirky skill that potentially allows you to do basically anything in the game. Use Magic Device By 13th level, you have learned enough about the workings of magic that you can improvise the use of items even when they are not intended for you. If you don't have a spellcasting ability -- perhaps you're a rogue with the Use Magic Device feature -- your spellcasting ability modifier is +0 for the item, and your proficiency bonus does apply. Description . A successful use magic device check allows a character to use a magic item as if your character had the required class, race, or alignment. Thief’s Reflexes — JaggerGamming (@JaggerGamming) September 15, 2015. Thread starter JEB; Start date Oct 3, 2014; J. JEB Explorer. 5E changed that quite a … You can use this skill to read a spell or to activate a magic item. An action is one of those named actions only if it says it is. And a lot of them were just boring stat bonuses! Neither. The Use Magic Device skill is a class skill for Artificers, Bards, Rogues and Warlocks, and a cross-class skill for all others. Charges. Oct 3, 2014 #1 The Rogue's ability to "fake" the requirements for using magic items has always bugged me. Some magic items have charges that must be expended to activate their properties. Such items grant capabilities a character could rarely have otherwise, or they complement their owner’s capabilities in wondrous ways. You ignore all class, race, and level requirements on the use of magic items. — Jeremy Crawford (@JeremyECrawford) October 23, 2014 @JeremyECrawford @mikemearls But Use an Object states, "When an object requires your action for its use, you take the Use an Object Action" Attunement Some magic items require a creature to form a bond with them before their magical properties can be used. Thief, Spell Scroll and Use Magic Device. October 14, 2015 Zoltar @JeremyECrawford does "if spell is in your class's spell list" count as a class requirement to use spell scroll with Use Magic Device? > How can a rogue use "Use Magic Device" to cast spells from Scrolls in D&D 5E? In older editions of Dungeons & Dragons, your character became a walking-talking magic item storage system.You’d typically have up to 10-15 magic items on you in the late game, all doing different things. Magic items are gleaned from the hoards of conquered monsters or discovered in long-lost vaults. Use Magic Device. The drawback is that you have to heavily invest in it if you want it to be reliable because the challenge ratings on the skill checks are very high. She had them running all over different parts of the inside and outside of a ziggurat, splitting the party, and sniping when there was a … 5E Replacing Use Magic Device.