Identify icon

Available at

Temples, some Stores


100 GP

Some special, enchanted or cursed items need to be identified before you can understand what they do.

Unidentified items will usually have a generic and usually inaccurate name, their equipped ability are constant but charge abilities are sealed until identified. Once identified, the true name and purpose of the item is revealed.

As of the Tales of the Sword Coast Expansion, unidentified items will appear with a blue watermark over them in your inventory. The watermark will disappear after the identification.

Move mouse over to the item then right click, the character will try to identify the item using their lore. You can also identify items with an Identify scroll or spell. This saves you having to locate a temple or store and saves you 100 Goldpieces.


Identify (spell)