Using a Magic Item. Using a magic item’s properties might mean wearing or wielding it. There are also rules on multiple items of the same kind and paired items. 


Activating some magic items requires a user to do something special, such as holding the item and uttering a command word. The description of each item or item category details how an item is activated. See the rules on command words, consumables, spells, and charges.

Some magic items require a creature to form a bond with them before their magical properties can be used. This bond is called attunement.


Are there limits to the type and number of magic items to which I can attune?

How do I identify a magic item?

Sentient magic items