D&D Misread Magic Items

Misread Magic Items: Cloak of the Bait

The cloak of the bat is one of those items I always look at and think, “that is a cool item, I should give that out at some point. Not right away, but when people are higher level,” and then I promptly never remember to do it. It’s totally rad. You turn into a cheesy movie vampire. I’m surprised it doesn’t also make you talk in an accent and making hissing noises. Reading it again the other night, I started thinking about it being a cloak of the bait. You know, some sorta fish cloak. Only, you’re bait, so a smaller fish to be eaten by a bigger. I could also base it around a worm, but that isn’t as appealing. I like the fish cloak image.

Cloak of the Bait
Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement)

While wearing this cloak and swimming, you can grip the edges of the cloak with both hands and use it to swim at a speed of 40 feet. If you ever fail to grip the cloak’s edges while swimming in this way, or if you are no longer swimming, you lose this
swimming speed.

You also have advantage on any Charisma (Performance) checks made to convince an audience that you are injured or in a disadvantaged position. Until the end of your next turn, whenever a convinced creature targets you with an attack or spell, you may spend your reaction to either perform the Dodge action or Disengage action.

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