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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.

Pharasma's Command

Source Chronicle of Legends pg. 27
The Lady of Graves oversees the natural cycle of life, death, and rebirth. As such, the very existence of undead is anathema to her goals and purpose. Pharasma commands her faithful to destroy the undead wherever she finds them, but the Mother of Souls is not so cruel as to give her worshippers commands without providing the tools to successfully complete them. Pharasma’s Command is a set of holy equipment first assembled to safeguard the most daring and adventurous of her mortal servants.

Cassock of the Clergy: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear or wield, you can use bless and sanctuary one additional time per day, and the DC for sanctuary spells cast in this way increases by 2.
Deathwatch Eyes: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear or wield, you gain a +1 circumstance bonus on Perception checks.
Ring of the Grasping Grave: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear or wield, the melee touch attack granted by this ring deals an additional 1d6 points of positive energy damage to undead on a successful attack.
Spirit Blade: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear or wield, you can use this blade’s ability to dispel magic one additional time per day.
Staff of Souls: While you are wearing and wielding all five pieces of this set, you can expend 2 charges from this staff to cast undeath to death.

Two-Item Benefit: When wearing or wielding at least two pieces of this set, you gain a +1 circumstance on saving throws against death effects.
Three-Item Benefit: When wearing or wielding at least three pieces of this set, you gain a +1 circumstance on saving throws to resist energy drain.
Four-Item Benefit: When wearing or wielding at least four pieces of this set, the circumstance bonuses on saving throws to resist death effects and energy drain increase to +2.
Five-Item Benefit: When wearing and wielding all five pieces of this set, you gain immunity to death effects.