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I want my party to avert a powerful wizard from becoming a lich. I know this can be done with a tome of darkness, and I'd like the party to destroy the tome of darkness in about three turns if two party members focus fire. The suggested state of items in the DMG makes a book comically easy to destroy, so I want some more magical tome that might survive longer. What's a reasonable stat block to give it?

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    \$\begingroup\$ You want the tome itself to act as a monster in combat? \$\endgroup\$ – Ryan Thompson Sep 29 at 19:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ You should say the level of your players in the body of the question (the title is only meant to be a summery) and include the number of PCs. You should also say how difficult of an encounter you would like the book to pose. \$\endgroup\$ – Someone_Evil Sep 29 at 20:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to RPG.SE! Take the tour if you haven't already, and check out the help center for more guidance. Could you clarify what exactly you're asking for when you ask for a "stat block" for a tome, as requested above? \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Sep 29 at 21:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ Is it about stats of the book or stats of the party? \$\endgroup\$ – Mołot Sep 30 at 6:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ The stats of the book. I don't want it to be a monster, per se, but I do want it to require damage to "defeat" to prevent a ritual. I'm just worried I'll give it too many or too few hit points. I could just say "it's destroyed just before the ritual is completed" but I feel like that's a cop-out; I want there to be some small chance of failure. I'd like it to be moderately difficult for a party who's been playing for about a year. \$\endgroup\$ – prekolna Sep 30 at 21:26