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22nd Oct '17 11:23:12 AM StFan
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' specifically has two primary amplifiers: pearls of power, which increase a caster's magical stamina allowing more spells to be cast in a day than usual, and metamagic rods, which increase the actual power and effect of spells cast using them a number of times per day.
** Other classes occasionally get something similar where their class makes the item stronger (the Paladin's holy avenger is still an excellent magical sword in any other hands) but that's typically explained as the item having portions of its power locked away from the unworthy rather than this trope.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' specifically has two primary amplifiers: pearls of power, which increase a caster's magical stamina allowing more spells to be cast in a day than usual, and metamagic rods, which increase the actual power and effect of spells cast using them a number of times per day.
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day. Other classes occasionally get something similar where their class makes the item stronger (the Paladin's holy avenger is still an excellent magical sword in any other hands) but that's typically explained as the item having portions of its power locked away from the unworthy rather than this trope.



15th Oct '17 11:58:48 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/KnownSpace World of Ptavvs]]'' by Creator/LarryNiven, Kzanol the Slaver attempts to retrieve his amplifier helmet, which will increase his natural ability to control the minds of a relatively few slaves to the point where he will be able to mentally control ''the entire solar system.''

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* In ''[[Literature/KnownSpace World of Ptavvs]]'' ''Literature/WorldOfPtavvs'' by Creator/LarryNiven, Kzanol the Slaver attempts to retrieve his amplifier helmet, which will increase his natural ability to control the minds of a relatively few slaves to the point where he will be able to mentally control ''the entire solar system.''
11th Oct '17 1:04:48 PM Tractical_Chunder
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**The [[InsistentTerminology Toa Tools]] are also typically depicted like this.
--> [[AnIcePerson Toa Kopaka]]: ''Interesting. The power is in me. The sword is but the focus''.
31st Aug '17 12:13:01 PM PDL
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* Many ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' have hold items that only work for them. They may grant simple stat boosts or in the case of Mega Stones, and Z-Crystals, grant a [[SuperMode Mega Evolution]] or a [[DesperationAttack powerful one-time attack]].
2nd Aug '17 11:34:32 PM IceDragon7
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What's [[PowerCrystal crystalline]], covered in ancient [[PowerGlows glowing]] runes, looks great when set in a necklace or staff, worthless to a {{Muggle}}?

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What's [[PowerCrystal crystalline]], covered in ancient [[PowerGlows glowing]] runes, looks great when set in a necklace or staff, and is worthless to a {{Muggle}}?
{{Muggle}} (save as a paperweight)?
4th Jun '17 5:32:26 AM N8han11
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Compare UpgradeArtifact for weak characters becoming stronger through an item. Also see SuperEmpowering for people who have this effect. See MagicFeather for when someone ''thinks'' an object has this effect, but it doesn't. That can go the other way as well, though- sometimes characters will find they can use their powers without the artifact that supposedly grants them, eschew it as a MagicFeather, and then realize that they can do even better with their new-found self confidence AND the artifact. See also the ForceFieldEffect and PlaceOfPower, where the environment can serve as an amplifier. See also MagicalAccessory for other types of power granting jewelry.

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Compare UpgradeArtifact for weak characters becoming stronger through an item. Also see SuperEmpowering for people who have this effect. See MagicFeather for when someone ''thinks'' an object has this effect, but it doesn't. That can go the other way as well, though- sometimes characters will find they can use their powers without the artifact that supposedly grants them, eschew it as a MagicFeather, and then realize that they can do even better with their new-found self confidence AND the artifact. See also the ForceFieldEffect and PlaceOfPower, where the environment can serve as an amplifier. See also MagicalAccessory for other types of power granting jewelry.
31st May '17 1:30:47 PM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'', the Staff of Fertility is an elven artifact which amplifies their already inherent ability to [[GreenThumb shape the natural world]] around them and allows them to grow their city naturally. The downside is that it also acts as a downsized CosmicKeystone for their part of Ash Grove and thus, its theft is a really big deal. It's shaped like a non-assuming piece of wood.
30th May '17 12:09:30 PM DarkHunter
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Aleister Crowley's Blasting Rod acts like this, amplifying any object's or being's native power to ten times what their opponent thinks it is. On its own, it's a fairly simple item, but since it's spoken of as a super-powerful magical weapon being used by one of the most powerful sorcerers in the world, people immediately think of it as extremely powerful to begin with, which it then amplifies even further.
15th May '17 6:17:54 PM nombretomado
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* The self-ware black scythe from ''TrintonChronicles'' can act as this to some people.

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* The self-ware black scythe from ''TrintonChronicles'' ''Literature/TrintonChronicles'' can act as this to some people.
13th May '17 5:32:22 PM nombretomado
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* [[AllThereInTheManual According to the backstory]], the Psi Emitters in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' amplify the "signature" of a telepath, allowing them to be heard over huge distances, at least by the Zerg. Also, Protoss [[PowerCrystal Khaydarin crystals]] amplify the user's psionic abilities in various ways, such as the Zealots' bracers, which allow them to form Psi Blades.

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* [[AllThereInTheManual According to the backstory]], the Psi Emitters in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' amplify the "signature" of a telepath, allowing them to be heard over huge distances, at least by the Zerg. Also, Protoss [[PowerCrystal Khaydarin crystals]] amplify the user's psionic abilities in various ways, such as the Zealots' bracers, which allow them to form Psi Blades.
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