I want to create a new magic item that I don't think is in any of the books. It's primarily for Monks or any other character who tends to fight unarmed/empty-handed.
My primary question is this: How does the level of the magic item relate to the properties and abilities? For
example, a +1 weapon is a Level 1 item, and a +2 is a Level 6 item.
A +1 Flaming weapon is a level 5 item, and a +1 Frost weapon is level 3.
I get where the enhancement bonus depends on the weapon level, if there is a bonus.
Here's my question, and if it's listed somewhere else, I may not have seen it...
How do powers and other attributes affect the level of the item?
This may help me build some artifacts or artifact-like devices as well.