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Crystal Ball

Source Ultimate Equipment pg. 289, PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 507
Aura moderate divination; CL 10th
Slot none; Price 42,000 gp ( Normal), 50,000 gp ( See Invisibility), 51,000 gp ( Detect Thoughts), 70,000 gp ( Telepathy), 80,000 gp ( True Seeing); Weight 7 lbs.


This is the most common form of scrying device, a crystal sphere about 6 inches in diameter. So well-known are these items that many so-called oracles or fortune-tellers use similar appearing (but completely nonmagical) replicas of these items to ply their trades. A character can use a magical crystal ball to see over virtually any distance or into other planes of existence, as with the spell scrying (Will DC 16 negates). A crystal ball can be used multiple times per day, but the DC to resist its power decreases by 1 for each additional use. Certain crystal balls have additional powers that can be used through the crystal ball on the target viewed.

Crystal Ball TypePrice
Crystal ball42,000 gp
Crystal ball with see invisibility50,000 gp
Crystal ball with detect thoughts (Will DC 13 negates)51,000 gp
Crystal ball with telepathy*70,000 gp
Crystal ball with true seeing80,000 gp

* The viewer is able to send and receive silent mental messages with the person appearing in the crystal ball. Once per day, the character may attempt to implant a suggestion (as the spell, Will DC 14 negates) as well.


Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, scrying (plus any additional spells put into the crystal ball); Cost 21,000 gp (normal), 25,000 gp (see invisibility), 25,500 gp (detect thoughts), 35,000 gp (telepathy), 40,000 gp (true seeing)