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The mace provides a magical attack that does bludgeoning damage. There is room for dispute here. Unfortunately, the term "magical attack" is never actually defined (so far as I know), but it is implied that it is any attack by spell or enchanted weapon. That has been the assumption through every edition that I am familiar with. Let's also clear up the ...


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The mace will overcome resistance to nonmagical weapons Most creatures that have defenses against ordinary weapons will say that they are "resistant to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from non-magical weapons." The mace does not deal "magical damage"; the +1 bonus to damage from the magic weapon is a bonus to whatever damage the mace would ...


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A breath weapon is not a spell. From the Dragonborn entry: Breath Weapon: You can use your action to exhale destructive energy. Your draconic ancestry determines the size, shape, and damage type of the exhalation. Spells require some combination of Verbal, Somatic, and Material components. A breath weapon requires... exhalation... The introduction to ...


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Yes, it is a magic weapon All weapons with magical enchantments are magical weapons. I don't know if it's specified in the starter adventure, but in the Dungeon Master's Guide, starting on page 135, goes into detail about magical items. And on page 133 specifies the "[t]ypes of magic items include armor, potions, scrolls, rings, rods, staffs, wands, weapons,...


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All weapons that have a plus and are magic are magic weapons, by definition. Phandelver goes further, and says explicitly that Lightbringer is a magic weapon: On page 25, it is called a magic weapon in the NPC's notes. On page 48, it is called a +1 mace in the Treasure for that area, and… Note the italics in “+1 mace”! By calling it a +1 mace in italics,...



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