I've purchased equipment books for many RPGs including Pathfinder, and this one is easily the best. It simply collects every item ever published in any Paizo books and gives them a coherent index and random treasure generation tool. This book does one job and does it insanely well. The side-bars describing the section of the book are a nice touch. The source references for spells and abilities are extremely useful. One thing that's kind of odd is that the random treasure tables are separate from the listings, but I guess that makes it faster to look up if you're starting from scratch for a horde... not so good if you're looking for one random ring, so it's a tradeoff.
Much of the art is recycled, but Paizo blends it all in beautifully. I want more, of course, since a picture of every item would be wonderful, but the book would be larger than the core rulebook!
Overall, it's a worthy Pathfinder book, and stands tall next to the flagship books that are of equal quality: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Player's Guide. I'd suggest buying this one either third or fourth depending on how much you intend to GM (if at all), with the other essential for GMs being Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: The Pathfinder Bestiary. The other Ultimate books are definitely lower on the priority list.
- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Paizo Inc. (19 July 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1601254490
- ISBN-13: 978-1601254498
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.3 x 27.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.3 Kg
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)