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The Sword of Sharpness says:

When you attack an object with this magic sword and hit, maximize your weapon damage dice against the target.

Do some other effects (language use is intentional) add on to this, or is it only the weapon's damage based on the weapon chart in the Player's Handbook?

Examples:

  • Are the rogue's Sneak Attack damage dice maximized?
  • Is the Bugbear's extra damage die from its Brute trait maximized?
  • If I customize the sword to do extra cold or fire damage (based on a die roll), are those damage dice maximized?
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No

The Sword of Sharpness only grants the maximum on the weapon damage dice, not on added damage dice. The weapon's damage dice are the dice explicitly tied to the weapon, not tied to the effects.

So a dagger's damage dice is 1d4 and a longsword (1-handed) is 1d8, and so on. According to this tweet from Jeremy Crawford damage dice from magical weapons is also included in the weapon dice.

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This answer on Great Weapon Fighting, a Fighter and Paladin fighting style, is related, and so I would extrapolate that logic to mean that the weapon's damage dice (on phb. 149) are maximized, not additional dice like sneak attack.

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