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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.

Aroden's Array

Source Chronicle of Legends pg. 25
While the Shield of Aroden, now known as the Shattered Shield of Arnisant, is famous for its role in defeating the Whispering Tyrant, it was not the only holy relic carried by General Arnisant during his fateful confrontation with Tar-Baphon. While the shield was shattered, the other relics survived, and these items or potent copies of them have protected heroic knights and paladins to this day.

Belt of Fallen Heroes: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear or wield, the insight bonus on saving throws granted by this belt increases by 1.
Daystar Half-Plate: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear or wield, the enhancement bonus of this suit of armor increases by 1.
Ring of the Ecclesiarch: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear or wield, you can use this ring to use prayer one additional time per day.
Sun Blade: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear, the enhancement bonus of this weapon increases by 1; this also improves the increased enhancement bonus when using it against evil creatures.
Winged Boots: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear or wield, you can use these boots to fly one additional time per day.

Two-Item Benefit: While you are wearing or wielding at least two pieces of this set, you gain a +1 circumstance bonus on saving throws against negative energy or death effects.
Three-Item Benefit: While you are wearing or wielding at least three pieces of this set, the circumstance bonus on saving throws against negative energy or death effects increases to +2.
Four-Item Benefit: While you are wearing or wielding at least four pieces of this set, you gain a +4 circumstance bonus on Will saving throws against fear effects.
Five-Item Benefit: When wearing and wielding all five pieces of this set, once per day as an immediate action you can maximize the effects of a single healing effect targeting you, treating all dice rolled as part of the effect as though they had rolled the maximum possible value.