Archives of Nethys

Pathfinder | Starfinder

Armor | Artifacts | Cursed Items | Intelligent Items | Potions/Oils | Rings | Rods | Staves | Weapons | Wondrous Items | Other

Belts | Body | Chest | Eyes | Feet | Hands | Head | Headband | Neck | Shoulders | Wrist | None/Other

Altars | Favors | Ioun Stones | Thrones


Source Adventurer's Guide pg. 148, Shattered Star Player's Guide pg. 11, Pathfinder Campaign Setting pg. 195, Pathfinder #2: The Skinsaw Murders pg. 77, Inner Sea World Guide pg. 299, Seekers of Secrets pg. 50
Aura faint evocation; CL 5th
Slot none; Price 500 gp; Weight 1 lb.


A small magical device patterned on the design of ancient Azlanti relics, a wayfinder is a compact compass typically made from silver and bearing gold accents. While it serves as a badge of office for agents of the Pathfinder Society, a wayfinder is as much a handy tool as a status symbol. With a command word, the bearer can cause a wayfinder to shine (as per light). A wayfinder also acts as a nonmagical (magnetic) compass, granting a +2 circumstance bonus on Survival checks to avoid becoming lost. All wayfinders feature a small indentation designed to hold a single ioun stone. An ioun stone slotted in this manner grants the bearer its normal benefits as if it was orbiting her head, and resonates its powers with the wayfinder, replacing its ability to shine with a different power—see Wayfinders and Resonance on page 149.


Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, light; Cost 250 gp