Appraise (INT)

(Player's Handbook v.3.5 variant, p. 67)


Appraising an item takes 1 minute (ten consecutive full-round actions).

Try again

No. You cannot try again on the same object, regardless of success.


A dwarf gets a +2 racial bonus on Appraise checks that are related to stone or metal items because dwarves are familiar with valuable items of all kinds (especially those made of stone or metal).

The master of a raven familiar (see the Familiars sidebar, page 52) gains a +3 bonus on Appraise checks.

A character with the Diligent feat gets a +2 bonus on Appraise checks.


If you have 5 ranks in any Craft skill, you gain a +2 bonus on Appraise checks related to items made with that Craft skill (see Craft, page 70).


For common items, failure on an untrained check means no estimate. For rare items, success means an estimate of 50% to 150% (2d6+3 times 10%).

Required for feats

Feat name
Appraise Magic Value
Magical Appraisal
Relic Hunter