Periapts of health were common magical items worn about the neck that prevented the wearer from contracting diseases.[1]


These items were crafted with a gem, which hung on a necklace of silver chain.[1] The gem used was often ruby, but lapis lazuli was also used, as it was cheaper.[3] Hematite was sometimes used in the crafting of this magical jewelry, as that stone was associated with the healing arts.[4][5] Those made with lapis lazuli sold for around 7,500 gold pieces.[1]

A periapt of health gave off a faint conjuration aura to one able to detect such things.[1]


When worn, the periapt prevented infection or contraction of any disease, including those of supernatural or magical origin.[1]


Anyone trained in the art of crafting wondrous magical items who also knew the spell remove disease could fashion this type of amulet.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 265. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
  2. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 184. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 43. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  4. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 132. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  5. Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 41. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.

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