Lore

Lore allows a character to identify unknown magic items.

  • Classes: all
  • Check: A roll against an unidentified item's value to determine magical properties that the item may possess.
  • Special: Bards are able to identify items easier than other classes. Various spells and items can also give a character a bonus to their lore skill.
  • Use: Automatic every time the player inspects an item.

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Maximum item value by lore skill
Lore skill Item value   Lore skill Item value   Lore skill Item value   Lore skill Item value
0 5 14 9,500 28 350,000 42 1,700,000
1 10 15 13,000 29 400,000 43 1,800,000
2 50 16 17,000 30 500,000 44 1,900,000
3 100 17 20,000 31 600,000 45 2,000,000
4 150 18 30,000 32 700,000 46 2,100,000
5 200 19 40,000 33 800,000 47 2,200,000
6 300 20 50,000 34 900,000 48 2,300,000
7 400 21 60,000 35 1,000,000 49 2,400,000
8 500 22 80,000 36 1,100,000 50 2,500,000
9 1,000 23 100,000 37 1,200,000 51 3,000,000
10 2,500 24 150,000 38 1,300,000 52 5,000,000
11 3,750 25 200,000 39 1,400,000 53 6,000,000
12 4,800 26 250,000 40 1,500,000 54 9,000,000
13 6,500 27 300,000 41 1,600,000 55 12,000,000
  • The Hordes of the Underdark expansion is required for the lore skill to identify items worth over 2,400,000 gold (lore 49).
  • As a general guideline, the lore skills required to identify melee weapons with a certain enhancement bonus (and no other properties) are listed in the following table.
Minimum lore skill by weapon enhancement
Weapon bonus Required lore   Weapon bonus Required lore   Weapon bonus Required lore   Weapon bonus Required lore
+1 10 +6 24 +11 44 +16 52
+2 14 +7 26 +12 49 +17 53
+3 16-17 +8 29 +13 51 +18 53
+4 19 +9 31 +14 52 +19 54
+5 20 +10 39 +15 52 +20 54
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