The Stunned condition seems to be incredibly powerful.

Are there any ways to end it with magic, magic items, abilities, or prevent it from occurring in the first place?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I don't think it "seems to be" powerful - it just is powerful. :-) One failed saving throw and you are out of the combat (or maybe even out of the game). \$\endgroup\$ Jul 25 '18 at 22:49

There are spells that can remove stunning.

There is at least one spell that can remove the stunned condition: power word heal. It is 9th level, however.

All stun effect require an initial saving throw.

I couldn't find any spell, class feature, or monster ability that could inflict the stunned condition automatically. All of them only apply the condition if an initial saving throw is failed. Anything that improves or gives advantage to those saving throws will thus help prevent the stun from occurring.

Aura of purity is such a spell; it doesn't remove the stunned condition, but does bestow advantage on saves against it.

Not all stun effects require a save to end.

Some stun effects, like the Monk's stunning strike, an otyugh's tentacle slam attack, an allip's howling babble, or a siren's stupefying touch, don't end on a save; they just end on the next turn.

The stun effect of the divine word spell is the same, except it lasts for an hour(!) with no chance of ending it early if the initial save is failed.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Note that the 8th level spell Power Word Stun can stun a target automatically (no initial saving throw), as long as it has 150 or fewer HP. The stun ends on a successful CON save, but as usual the save is made at the end of the creature's turn, which means that if the spell takes effect, the target will be stunned for a minimum of 1 round without outside help. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 25 '18 at 21:49

True Polymorph

It can be used to transform into a creature that is immune to the stunned condition.

This naturally helps prevent stuns from being applied but it is debatable if it works to remove the condition from an already stunned creature.

You can easily find a list of available creatures meeting this criteria in this dnd-beyond search


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