[Top 10] D&D Best Sorcerer Armor And Weapons

After playing a Rogue assassin for over a year, she was captured. So, I rolled up a new character, Thia. This character is a female half-elf Sorcerer with a Shadow Magic subclass. So, I will be able to apply the knowledge acquired from research to provide you (and perhaps hit up my Dungeon Master (DM)) with the best armor and weapons for your Sorcerer’s next campaign! 

10. Cloak of Displacement

If you do not displace the cloak (could not resist) this garment acts as armor for your favorite sorcerer or other magic-using types. I mentioned this in other articles, but the Cloak of Displacement is really one of the best items for a spellcaster to own because they cannot wear traditional armor to boost armor class. The cloak only weighs a pound and is adorned with embroidered moons and stars. Read on to learn about the benefits of wearing the Cloak of Displacement!

Why Cloak of Displacement is great

  • When a Player Character (PC) drapes the cloak over their shoulders, they appear to be at a certain location, when they are a few feet away.  The displacement makes it more difficult for enemies to strike the sorcerer. 
  • In addition, enemies will attack the sorcerer at a disadvantage. Because the sorcerer’s armor class is not great, this will help avoid hits and damage. 

How to get Cloak of Displacement:

  • The Cloak of Displacement is a rare item, so it will most likely be found in a private collection. 
  • Collectors will pay 50,000 gp to acquire this item. 

Cloak of Displacement details: 

  • If damage is taken, the cloak will not work until the next turn. 
  • The cloak will not work if the sorcerer is somehow unable to move. 
  • This garment requires an attunement before wearing.

9. Cloak of Invisibility

I would love to have a Cloak of Invisibility for my character, Thia, and for me in the real world! How fun would it be to channel Harry Potter, don Dad’s cloak, and roam around Hogwarts for hours on end in the middle of the night? Well, the Invisibility Cloak in D&D 5e only lasts for a couple hours, but it is still great for sorcerers to have to make a quick getaway or to cast a spell on an enemy. Read on to find out more! 

Why Cloak of Invisibility is great

  • The Cloak of Invisibility is great for Sorcerers to have in case they need a quick escape from an encounter!
  • This garment allows magic users to sneak up on enemies to cast spells. 

How to get Cloak of Invisibility:

  • This is a Legendary and Wondrous Item. It will be most likely found on the body of a high- level spell caster. 
  • As a Legendary item, the cloak is worth a hefty 150,000 gp! 

Cloak of Invisibility details:

  • The Cloak of Invisibility requires an attunement. 
  • An action is required (pulling the hood up or down) to enact the Cloak of Invisibility. 

8. Elven Chain

Although Elven Chain sounds more like a punk band than a magical item, it is worn between layers of clothing. (Check with your DM if they allow magical armor for spellcasters. Based on my research, I have read that the rules with armor and spellcasters have lightened up in 5e.) Read on to find out more about why Elven Chain is great to have for Sorcerers!  

Why Elven Chain is great

  • While wearing this garment, sorcerers will gain a +1 bonus in AC. 
  • The armor is underneath clothing, so it won’t be obvious to others.

How to get Elven Chain:

  • This item is worth 4,500 gp. 
  • Most likely, this item will be found in a private collection or in a lair. 

Elven Chain details:

  • The Elven Chain is slightly heavy, weighing about 20 pounds. 
  • The garment is made of interlocking metal rings.

7. Hat of Disguise

Sometimes it would be nice to be someone else for an hour! That is what happens when a spell caster puts on the Hat of Disguise. This item can be used indoors or outdoors to evade enemies or to gather information.. Read on to find out more about the Hat of Disguise and why it would be useful for Sorcerers! 

Why Hat of Disguise is great

  • The Hat of Disguise is great because sorcerers can use this without having to use up a spell slot (if they chose that spell). 
  • Since Sorcerers do not wear much (or any) armor, this is another level of protection if an enemy is looking for them. 
  • If the party does not have a Rogue, or if the Rogue is unavailable, the Hat of Disguise would be useful. 

How to get Hat of Disguise:

  • The cost of the Hat of Disguise is 1,800 gp.
  • Creating a Hat of Disguise costs 900 gp. 
  • This item is considered Uncommon, so it may be found in a magic item shop. 

Hat of Disguise details:

  • The Hat of Disguise requires an attunement. 
  • A PC wearing the hat may be detected with an Investigation check.

6. Illusionist’s Bracers

According to research, the Illusionist’s Bracers were developed by a (surprise!) illusionist from House Dimir. The bracers empowered her to cast several illusions at one time, but they can do so much more! The Illusionist’s Bracers would be considered more as a weapon than armor for magic users. Read on to find out more about this item and why it is among the best for Sorcerers!

Why Illusionist’s Bracers are great

  • The Illusionist’s Bracers are slick, because when they are worn, the owner can use a bonus action to cast a cantrip twice in a round! 
  • That also means the caster can inflict double damage on an enemy. Eldritch Blast, anyone?

How to get Illusionist’s Bracers:

  • The item is considered as very rare, so they will most likely be in a spellcaster’s possession or locked away in a chest. 
  • The value of this item is unspecified; according to the D&D Dungeon Master’s Guide, the magic item is worth between 5,001-50,000 gp. 

Illusionist’s Bracers details: 

  • As a wondrous item, the Illusionist’s Bracers will require an attunement. 
  • Bracers are worn on the wrists and are lightweight, weighing only a pound.

5. Master Ioun Stone

The Master Ioun Stone originates from Ioun, a god of knowledge and prophecy. The stones are not only pretty but can be used as armor of sorts to protect Sorcerers and other stone holders from harm. Read on to find out more about the Master Ioun Stones and why they are among the best to have!

Why Master Ioun Stone is great 

  • The stone requires an action; the user tosses the stone into the air (1d3 feet) and the stone grants a benefit. The benefits, depending on the stone, range from Agility to Self-Preservation. 
  • As the stone circles around the user’s head, the PC's proficiency bonus increases by 1. 
  • For an opponent to steal the magical stone, they must use up an action and roll an attack roll against AC 24 or succeed on a Dexterity Check (DC) 24 Acrobatics check. In other words, the Master Ioun Stone is not easy to remove! 
  • The stones are lightweight and do not interfere with armor or spellcasting. 

How to get Master Ioun Stone:

  • Although these are considered Legendary (and therefore difficult to find), there are several types and colors out there for PCs to find.
  • The worth of the stone depends on what type it is. A cracked Amethyst may fetch 150 gp while a Gamboge Nodule is worth 54,000 gp!

Master Ioun Stone details: 

  • Requires an attunement by a spellcaster. 
  • This stone is considered as an entity with an AC of 24, 10 hit points, and resistance to magical and non-magical damage. 

4. Ring of Protection

Not only are rings attractive, fun to wear, and valuable, but they are also used as armor for the lucky PC who has one in their possession. My generous DM gifted my new character Thia with this item and I cannot wait to use it in an encounter! Read on to find out more about the amazing Ring of Protection! 

Why Ring of Protection is great 

  • The wearer of the ring will have at least a +1 bonus to AC. As a sorcerer, extra armor class is always helpful! 
  • In addition, whoever has this ring will also enjoy at least a +1 on saving throws. 

How to get Ring of Protection:

  • A rare item, a Ring of Protection will most likely be found in a private collection or safely hidden inside a treasure chest. 
  • The range of the Ring depends on the bonus level: a +1 ring is worth 5,000 gp, a +2 ring is worth 8,000 gp, a +3 ring is worth 18,000 gp, a +4 ring is worth 32,000 gp, and a +5 ring is worth 50,000 gp! 

Ring of Protection details:

  • The ring will require an attunement by a spellcaster. 
  • Only two rings may be worn on one hand for the magic to work. 
  • According to research, “the caster must be of a level at least three times greater than the bonus of the ring.” 

3. Robe of the Archmagi

This is an interesting garment because not everyone can wear it. Each beautiful robe has a certain alignment: white (good), gray (neutral), and black (evil).  The wearer’s alignment must fit with the robe. (If your alignment is Neutral Good, you can technically wear either the white or gray robe, but check with your DM.)  Read on to find out why this item is a must-have for Sorcerers! 

Why Robe of the Archmagi is great

  • Since Sorcerers cannot wear armor, this robe would give them a 15 AC + Dexterity modifier. 
  • The wearer of this robe would have an advantage on saving throws against spells and other magic. 
  • The spell save DC and spell attack bonus will increase by 2.

How to get Robe of the Archmagi:

  • This item is considered as Legendary, so it will most likely be in the closet of a high-level Sorcerer, Warlock, or Wizard. 
  • The Robe of the Archmagi is worth 75,000 gp. I imagine this item may be too valuable to sell!

Robe of the Archmagi details:

  • Not only does the robe require an attunement, but it can only be attuned by a Sorcerer, Warlock, or Wizard. I believe it may have to do with the alignments of the robes. 
  • The Robe of the Archmagi is lightweight and only weighs a pound. 

2. Staff of Power

The Staff of Power is another item that is designed specifically for Sorcerers, Warlocks, and Wizards. Although it looks rather plain as a solid gray/silver rod, there is nothing plain about this weapon! This is an item that I hope my character will find; read more to find out why every Sorcerer needs a Staff of Power!

Why Staff of Power is great

  • When held, the wielder will gain a +2 in Armor Class, which Sorcerers always need more of.
  • Sorcerers will gain +2 for Saving Throws and Spell Attack Throws. 
  • When used to strike opponents, Sorcerers can expend a charge to deal an additional 1d6 force damage. (Kind of like a Jedi!) 

How to get Staff of Power:

  • This item is very rare, so it will most likely be in use by a Sorcerer, Warlock, or Wizard. 
  • For resale value, the Staff of Power is worth 235,000 gp! 

Staff of Power details:

  • There are 20 charges that can be regained. 
  • The Staff of Power requires an attunement by a Sorcerer, Warlock, or Wizard.

1.Tome of Leadership and Power

Books and knowledge can be weapons, and the Tome of Leadership and Power is no exception! Who needs charm school when you can find and read this book? Read on to find out why the Tome of Leadership is one of the best weapons for Sorcerers! 

Why Tome of Leadership and Power is great

  • After reading the book for 48 hours under 6 days, the PC will gain +2 in Charisma. 
  • Since a Sorcerer’s highest score should be in Charisma, this will make the spellcaster more charming and powerful when spellcasting!

How to get Tome of Leadership and Power:

  • The book is considered as very rare and will most likely be found in a wizard’s private library collection. 
  • Ranges from +1 to +5; the cost of a +1 Tome is 27,500 gp, +2 is 55,000 gp, +3 is 82,500 gp, +4 is 110,000 gp, and +5 is 137,500 gp.  

Tome of Leadership and Power details:

  • After one use, the tome loses its powers, but will regain them after 100 years. 
  • The tome is considered as a Wondrous Item and weighs only five pounds.

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