A warforged with somatic cables, from The Forge of War
Somatic Cables
3rd edition rules
Type Embedded
Category Basic
Magical Aura Moderate Transmutation
Caster Level 10th
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, Still Spell, telekinesis
Price 16,200 gp
Weight --
Source The Forge of War, pg. 120-121

Somatic cables are warforged components designed to be embedded in the torso of a warforged. They are actually a small mass of writhing metal cables attached to the chest of a warforged. When in use, they twist about one another in a unique arcane configuration. The give the warforged the ability to cast spells that require a somatic component without the warforged using his or her hands.[1]

3rd Edition MechanicsEdit

Somatic cables are able to be activated with a swift action through mental command. These cables allow a warforged to cast spells even with both hands occupied, when its hands are immobilized, or when it is grappled by another creature or object, though this still requires a Concentration check. In addition, since the somatic cables work independent outside the warforged's armor, a warforged who suffers from a spell failure chance due to his or her armor can roll twice, taking the better of the two results.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Forge of War. James Wyatt, Wolfgang Baur, Ari Marmell (2007). Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-4153-7.

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