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Esoteric Diadem

Source Elemental Master's Handbook pg. 9
Aura moderate evocation; CL 10th
Slot headband; Price 18,000 gp ( Lesser), 50,000 gp ( Normal), 98,000 gp ( Greater); Weight


The diamond-shaped gems in these metal headbands are typically one of two colors, each corresponding to a different esoteric element: onyx (void) and pink (wood); these elements are found on pages 6–9 of Pathfinder Player Companion: Occult Origins. The diadem’s gem grants the wearer greater control over its associated element.

While worn by a kineticist, this item increases the damage dealt by the kineticist’s simple and composite blasts that match the element of the inlaid gem by 1d6 points (for a lesser esoteric diadem), 2d6 points (for an esoteric diadem), or 3d6 points (for a greater esoteric diadem). If the blast is a physical blast, the extra damage dice from the esoteric diadem increase to d8s instead of d6s. These extra damage dice don’t multiply on a critical hit, and they don’t apply to blasts with form infusions that don’t apply the extra damage from elemental overflow.

Other esoteric diadem variants exist for other little-known kineticist elements.


Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, creator must be a 10th-level kineticist with access to the appropriate element; Cost 9,000 gp (Lesser), 25,000 gp (Normal), 49,000 gp (Greater)