So, as Morgoth, my little wizard, looked over our parties recent treasure haul from our last adventure, we had a Longsword +2, (common item) that nobody wanted. So I went to sell it. Well, common items sell for 20%, ergo it’s price of 1800gp was going to be cut down to 360gp which is sort of sad considering it’s a magic item. Then, a thought occured to me what if I disenchant the item for residuum? Well again it yeilds 20% since the item is common.
Then an epiphany!
The Enchant Magic Item Ritual allows you to upgrade an existing item for the difference in cost. So the Longsword +2 it worth 1800gp. To create a Pact Sword +2 takes an 800GP investment. (Total cost of the new sword = 2600gp) The kicker is that a Pact Sword +2 is an Uncommon Item! So now you have an Uncommon item worth 2600gp. With the Disenchant Magic Item Ritual, you can turn a magic item to Residuum as I noted previously. Uncommon items are converted into 50% of their cost. So by disenchanting the Pact Sword +2, you yeild 1300GP worth of Residuum!!! Which can be used or sold for an equal amount of gold. You just made a 500GP profit for several hours work plus the cost of the disenchantment!
So, those uncommon plus weapons are now a good way to make some GP/Residuum in order to be used to craft items of greater power!!!
So crafters of the World rejoice!