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Magic Sets

The following section details some unique items in the world of Golarion that can have specific additional benefits when worn or wielded together. These item sets are collections of thematically aligned equipment whose magical properties can resonate with each other to make the set greater than the sum of its parts. Set bonuses are cumulative; for example, a character who wears four pieces of a set gains the listed benefits for having two, three, and four of the items. If a set modifies a class feature or ability, the wearer must have this class feature or ability to gain this benefit; for example, a character wearing at least three pieces of the Archmage’s Vestments must be able to cast 3rd-level spells to gain the additional 3rd-level spell slot.

While some GMs may introduce these set bonuses as a unique reward for players in their campaigns, any character can take the Collector’s Boon and Improved Collector’s Boon feats to access the benefits of these equipment sets. GMs can also increase the rarity of these items by waiving the requirement of having the Collector’s Boon and Improved Collector’s Boon feats and instead requiring the set to consist of specific pieces of equipment rather than any item of that type; for example, instead of any greater caster’s shield forming a piece of the Archmage’s Vestments, perhaps only Old Mage Jatembe’s shield, a greater caster’s shield crafted and used by the legendary Old Mage Jatembe himself, can be used to complete the set.

Archmage's Vestments

Source Chronicle of Legends pg. 24
Consisting of everything a truly legendary wizard might need to overcome his rivals, the Archmage’s Vestments enhance the wearer’s spellcasting abilities.

Caster's Shield, Greater: For each additional piece of the set you wear or wield, the maximum spell level of scroll you can inscribe on this shield increases by 1.
Magician's Hat: While you are wearing and wielding all five pieces of this set, you can use this hat’s ability to shift metamagic feats two additional times per day.
Ring of Counterspells: While you are wearing and wielding all five pieces of this set, you can store a second spell of 1st through 6th level inside this ring.
Robe of the Archmagi: For every two additional pieces of the set you wear or wield, the spell resistance granted by these robes increases by 1.
Staff of Power: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear or wield, the enhancement bonus of this staff increases by 1. While you are wearing and wielding all five pieces of the set, the staff of power automatically regains 1 charge every 24 hours (to a maximum of 10 charges).

Two-Item Benefit: While you are wearing or wielding at least two pieces of this set, your caster level for all arcane spellcasting classes you have levels in increases by 1.
Three-Item Benefit: While you are wearing or wielding at least three pieces of this set, you gain one additional 3rd-level spell slot for one arcane spellcasting class you have levels in.
Four-Item Benefit: While you are wearing or wielding at least four pieces of this set, you gain one additional 4th-level spell slot for one arcane spellcasting class you have levels in.
Five-Item Benefit: While you are wearing and wielding all five pieces of this set, you gain one additional 5th-level spell slot for one arcane spellcasting class you have levels in.