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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.

Urgathoa's Gluttony

Source Chronicle of Legends pg. 27
Urgathoa is the goddess of disease, gluttony, and undeath. Worshipped by dark necromancers, the undead, and those wishing to become undead, Urgathoa bestows dark and terrible blessings on her followers. One of the greatest manifestations of Urgathoa’s favor is seen when the set of magical items known as Urgathoa’s Gluttony is assembled and worn by a single individual, granting him the powers of some of the greatest forms of undead and the tiniest fraction of the power utilized by Urgathoa herself. Dozens of flies and worms are said to constantly follow those wearing this equipment set.

Haunted Shoes: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear or wield, you can use each of the abilities granted by these shoes one additional time per day.
Mask of the Skull: For each additional piece of this set you wear or wield, the AC and hardness of this mask increase by 1 and it gains 5 additional hit points.
Ring of Rat Fangs: For each additional piece of this set you wear or wield, the bite attack granted by this ring deals 1 additional point of bleed damage.
Robe of Bones: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear or wield, this robe regenerates one expended undead per hour. Creating more than two of any single type of undead with this robe destroys the first undead of that type you created.
Void Scythe: For every two additional pieces of this set you wear or wield, the enhancement bonus of this weapon increases by 1, and the DC to resist negative levels imposed by this blade increases by 1.

Two-Item Benefit: While you are wearing or wielding at least two pieces of this set, you begin overflowing with Urgathoa’s dark power, adding 1 point of negative energy damage to each of your melee attacks. This negative energy damage cannot heal creatures that are healed by negative energy.
Three-Item Benefit: While you are wearing or wielding at least three pieces of this set, the negative energy added to your melee attacks increases to 5 points.
Four-Item Benefit: While you are wearing or wielding at least four pieces of this set, you gain a +1 profane bonus on attack rolls.
Five-Item Benefit: While you are wearing and wielding all five pieces of this set, you are imbued with the powers of undeath and react to negative and positive energy as though you were undead; you are healed by negative energy and harmed by positive energy.