My group has found a one use magic item that grants a permanent +1 to a random stat. They want to sell it (and get the xp), and so I’m trying to price it out.
My starting point is that this is effectively a modified Wish spell given that permanent stat increases are the purview of that ritual. Wish is a 9th-level ritual, so the base cost should be 4,500 gold. However, I’ve not priced out a ritual as a magic item. As I understand it, there are other costs associated with a ritual than just the base cost.
However, a quick look at Alex’s “ACKS Magic Item Values” spreadsheet prices a Ring of Three Wishes at a paltry 13,500 gold. Therefore, a magic item with one Wish in it only has a value of 4,500 gold, the same as the base cost of a single Wish ritual. Seems very low to me considering the power of a Wish.
So, on top of all of that is that this isn’t even a Wish… it’s a limited, random effect, albeit still powerful.
In one of the forum posts, it was suggested that the real cost of casting a Wish is likely in the acquisition of the necessary materials, which can, of course, be nigh impossible to attain, and an adventure in and of themselves. However, that’s not the case here, as they have the item in hand ready to sell it.
Have any of you priced such a thing before? How would you do it?