I see the Tarrasque has Legendary Resistance so it can pass failed saving throws. It has a list of Legendary Actions 3 times a day. I keep seeing people say to keep making it do saves to get rid of the Legendary Resistance even though it is not listed under the limited Legendary actions.

Since the Way of the Open Hand monk's Quivering Palm technique relies on failing a Constitution save to instantly reduce the target to 0 HP, can Quivering Palm kill a Tarrasque?


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A Monk's Quivering Palm could kill the Tarrasque after it has used all its Legendary Resistances.

The Tarrasque's Legendary Resistance is limited to 3 per day. This limit is listed with the Legendary Resistance Trait, not with the Legendary Actions:

Legendary Resistance (3/Day): If the tarrasque fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead.

Once all three uses have been expended, the Tarrasque would be reduced to 0 Hit Points if it failed the saving throw for a Monk's Quivering Palm.

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    \$\begingroup\$ You may want to clarify that the Tarrasque still has to fail the save or it just takes 10d10 necrotic damage. With a +10 Constitution modifier, getting a 19 (what the save DC would be with 20 Wisdom and no magic items) isn't that difficult for the Tarrasque, especially considering he has Magic Resistance so burning through Legendary Resistances will be very difficult. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 14, 2018 at 21:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ @DavidCoffron is Quivering Palm considered a magical effect? Otherwise Tarrasque doesn't benefit from Magic Resistance trait. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 15, 2018 at 8:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ @AntiDrondert I understood that, but there are not many effects that the Tarrasque would have to succeed against that arent magical making it even more difficult to get rid of the Legendary Resistances before using Quivering Palm \$\endgroup\$ Nov 15, 2018 at 12:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ Therefore, use a team of 4 or more Quivering Palm monks. :) \$\endgroup\$ Nov 15, 2018 at 14:44
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    \$\begingroup\$ The point is just that it can save its Legendary Resistance for the monk abilities because Magic Resistance works against other effects. \$\endgroup\$
    – Silverclaw
    Jan 22, 2019 at 6:16

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