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Only magical weapons bypass immunities. Any other item—mundane or magical—does not qualify. Even if it's a magical shield or magical gauntlets. Even if they are being used as improvised weapons, they are still no classified as weapons; thus do not bypass the immunities.


The Quick Answer There are two ways to know if a magic item counts as a magic weapon: It is a magic item of the type "weapon" It's ability to attack as a magic item is specified in the description. The Weapon Type The first is if it is a magic item of the "weapon" type. (See Magic Item Categories, DMG p. 139) The type appears immediately below the ...

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