Dao Seeker's Robe (3.5e Equipment)

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Date Created: July 7, 2017
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Dao Seeker's Robe[edit]

“Non-existence” I call the beginning of Heaven and Earth.

“Existence” I call the mother of individual beings.

Therefore does the direction towards non-existence lead to the sight of the miraculous essence, the direction towards existence to the sight of spatial limitations.

Both are one in origin and different only in name. In its unity it is called the secret. The secret’s still deeper secret is the gateway through which all miracles emerge.

—Lao Zǐ, an ancient Seeker of the Dao
Dao Seeker's Robe (Light)
Size Humanoid
Weight Hit
Small 2500 gp 5000 gp +1 2.5 lb. 10
Medium 2500 gp 5000 gp +1 5 lb. 10
Non-Standard Sizes
Fine 1250 gp 2500 gp +0 0.5 lb. 10
Diminutive 1250 gp 2500 gp +0 0.5 lb. 10
Tiny 1250 gp 2500 gp +0 0.5 lb. 10
Large 5000 gp 10000 gp +1 10 lb. 10
Huge 10000 gp 20000 gp +1 25 lb. 10
Gargantuan 20000 gp 40000 gp +1 40 lb. 10
Colossal 40000 gp 80000 gp +1 60 lb. 10
Dex Bonus
Armor Check
Arcane Spell
+6 0 10% 1
Base 20 ft. 30 ft. 40 ft. 50 ft. 60 ft. 70 ft. 80 ft. 90 ft. 100 ft.
Armored 20 ft. 30 ft. 40 ft. 50 ft. 60 ft. 70 ft. 80 ft. 90 ft. 100 ft.
Don Don Hastily Remove
1 minute  5 rounds  1 minute1
  1. If the character has some help, cut this time in half. A single character doing nothing else can help one or two adjacent characters. Two characters can't help each other don armor at the same time.

Every sentient being in this endless world lives its life while seeking some form of truth. Some seek the truth behind life. Others, the truth behind themselves. Others still, the truth behind the world. Those few that cultivate their bodies and minds and dedicate their lives to the search are known as Dao seekers, and through decades of learning and observation, the robes worn by these ascetics will invariably be left with an imprint of the Dao that was sought.

Dao seekers' robes are not made. They can be found, but not looked for. Only by being worn and absorbing the quintessence of heaven and earth through its wearer over a period of at least sixty years can a piece of clothing become a Dao seeker's robe.

A Dao seeker's robe provides the following benefits when worn, on top of its general protective capabilities.

  • A Dao seeker's robe counts as a masterwork skill tool for the following skills: Autohypnosis, Concentration and Sense Motive.
  • You gain a bonus to Will saves, as well as to all saves against Ki-based effects, equal to the robe's magical enhancement bonus to AC.
  • A Dao seeker's robe allows its wearer to draw in the qi in the world around them, and amplifies the qi within themselves, boosting a number of different class features, as follows:
    • You initiate maneuvers from the Anima River martial discipline at +2 initiator level and +1 to the save DCs, and you can recover a maneuver from this discipline as a standard action at will, or as a free action once per encounter.
    • A Ki master's spells ignore the robe's arcane spell failure chance, and your Constitution score (or highest applicable mental ability score) counts as 4 higher for the purpose of determining the number of bonus Ki spells per day.
    • Any Ki-based special attack with limited usage, such as a monk's Stunning Fist, gains 2 additional uses per day and a +2 bonus to its save DC.
  • Once per day, you may duplicate the effects of augury with at least 1 hour of uninterrupted meditation. This is not a magical effect, but rather the Dao itself revealing a path.

Market Price 2,500 gp.

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Arcane Spell Failure10% +
Armor Bonus+1 +
Armor Check0 +
AuthorSulacu +
Cost2500 gp +
Identifier3.5e Equipment +
Max Dex Bonus+6 +
RatingUndiscussed +
SummaryFine cloth robes worn by those that seek enlightenment. +
TitleDao Seeker's Robe +
TypeLight +
Weight5 lb. +