I have a wizard/mutliclass warlock/student of Caipon that got hit by the errata to Caiphon's guidance. Looking over the CCG, I wasn't making much sense out of what my character's options were.
Here is what is affected:
Updated: Caiphon's Guidance only affects warlock powers and Student of Caiphon powers.
Here is what I'd possibly like to get rid of:
Item: Rod of Stolen Starlight +3 (found item) - Used to change some wizard poison or necrotic powers to radiant for the guidance boost.
Feat: Arcane Implement Proficiency (Rod)
It looks like, if I'm reading this correctly, I cannot retrain the feat until I gain a level. But I cannot figure out what my options are for the rod.
The rod functions as it always does, it simply no longer pairs with Caiphon's Guidance and as long as I have the Arcane Implement Proficiency, I can still use it. So am I able to do anything with it besides sell it for 20% of it's price? I just wasn't sure it actually fell under the Character rules options and magic items update rules.
Edit: Never mind, didn't see that this was LFR until after I posted.
You are correct. You cannot swap out the feat until you level, however, the update doesn't become binding until 30 days after publication. So for 30 days from when the update was posted, you can use the feat as it was if you wish. This is so you don't feel hosed before leveling and swapping the feat.
As for your Rod... your Rod didn't change due to errata, so you can't trade it out. It's only possible to trade items or sell for 100% if they received a rules update.
I'd agree with Dragon9 - the rule reads:
"Character rules options and magic items: When an official rules update changes a class feature, feat, power, or paragon path in a way that would invalidate one or more of your magic items but the items themselves have not changed..."
your magic item is definitely not invalidated; it's still a +3 magic implement, it's just less useful than it used to be. it's not an "avengers wearing leather armor" situation - you still *can* use the rod.
Well, the rod still helps any non-radiant warlock power to benefit from caiphon's guidance. It's just like avengers can't get a refund for their radiant fullblade just because they can't go SoC anymore
Oh sure. But for me that will be all of zero powers as all my warlock power and paragon path powers will be radiant and/or fear powers, so the rod doesn't help me.
After talking about it here, that's what I personally believe the intent of the rule was. If you never would have taken item X had the errata for rule Y been in place at the time, then you should get the ability to swap that item for something else.
Since I never would have taken the rod of stolen starlight had it not helped me with my crits, I think I am covered by the rule.
And some people really claimed that calling these re-fund-options the start of a slippery slope was overacting
I don't think it is an overreach. The idea is not to punish people who took something based on a set of assumptions and then had those assumptions changed on them.
I plan to keep the paragon path because I chose it for backstory reasons. I took the rod (and the feat) in order to make the PP feature work a little bit better for me. I just don't need the rod anymore, and would have never picked it if the current rules were in place at the time. I'd be much better off with another wand instead.
Looking it back over I was wrong... due to that rules update to that feat you can trade out your Rod for another implement of equal level or lower. You cannot sell it though.
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