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If someone is under the effect of the spell stoneskin, can a vorpal sword or a sword of sharpness bypass the protection afforded by the stoneskin?

One consideration is that both types of sword can cut through stone and enchanted stone creatures like stone golems.

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No. The spell stoneskin (PHB p. 163) says in no uncertain terms that the target of the spell is completely immune to physical attacks, specifically including magically-enhanced physical attacks such as from a sword of sharpness. The vorpal sword's description even says that it is just like the sword of sharpness, except with a better bonus.

The way to understand it is: if the damage is done by physical force in any way, the attack has no effect. If it's "magical energy" that does the damage, then stoneskin provides no protection.

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