So I'm looking at the Artificer Revisited Unearthed Arcana (PDF direct link).

The 5th-level Arcane Armament feature says if you make an Attack action using a magic weapon, you can attack twice in that action. I'm interested in making an Artificer who is a wielder of wands primarily, but I'm wondering if this feature would not apply to wands.

If the artificer casts an attack cantrip from a wand, is that considered an "Attack action made with a magic weapon"?


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It depends on the wand, but usually, it is not an Attack action.

For instance, the Wand of Magic Missiles requires you to "use an action", not "take an Attack action":

This wand has 7 charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 or more of its charges to cast the magic missile spell from it.

Even if the wand's spell requires you to "make a ranged spell attack" it still won't be an Attack action, which is a specific term in 5e. For more details, see: What does upper-case-A-Attack action vs. lower-case-a-attack mean?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Maybe add something about, although some spells will require a spell attack, that’s stil not an Attack action. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 1, 2019 at 15:45

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