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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.

Dread Demonic Armor

Source Chronicle of Legends pg. 26
As Deskari’s dread hordes surged forth from the Worldwound, many mortals joined the demon lord’s forces, some willingly and some through the most wicked coercions. To the most powerful and deadly of these mortal conscripts were given sets of Dread Demoniac Armor, giving them powers akin to those wielded by the demons themselves. These sets of armor are said to buzz with the sound of locusts.

Deliquescent Gloves: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear, you deal an additional 1d6 points of acid damage when using these gloves to make a melee touch attack.
Demon Armor: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear, the enhancement bonus of the claws granted by this dread suit of armor increases by 1.
Ring of Retribution: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear, the DC to resist this ring’s fire damage effect increases by 1.
Shadowform Belt: For each additional piece of this set you wear, you can use this item’s ability to become incorporeal for 1 additional round per day.
Shirt of Immolation: For each additional piece of this set you wear, this shirt can stay ignited for 1 additional round per day.

Two-Item Benefit: While you are wearing at least two pieces of this set, you gain a +1 circumstance bonus on Intimidate checks.
Three-Item Benefit: While you are wearing at least three pieces of this set, you gain fire resistance 5.
Four-Item Benefit: While you are wearing at least four pieces of this set, the granted fire resistance increases to 10.
Five-Item Benefit: While you are wearing all five pieces of this set, you gain immunity to fire damage.