Inspired by the question "What is the cheapest way to damage myself and trigger the effects of the Fade Away feat?" I am now wondering whether you can drink a flagon of poisoned ale as an object interaction.
The list of things you can do with your object interaction includes:
- drink all the ale in a flagon
There are also poisons which activate when ingested such as the Assassin's Blood (Ingested) Poison which states:
A creature subjected to this poison must make a DC 10 Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, it takes 6 (1d12) poison damage and is poisoned for 24 hours. On a successful save, the creature takes half damage and isn't poisoned.
The section on ingested poisons states:
A creature must swallow an entire dose of ingested poison to suffer its effects. The dose can be delivered in food or a liquid. You may decide that a partial dose has a reduced effect, such as allowing advantage on the saving throw or dealing only half damage on a failed save.
I am wondering if there are rules that I've missed somewhere detailing poisoning things like this. I know that drinking potions require an action, but are there rules that clarify further the action-economy of poisons? Can you drink one as an object interaction? If you cannot, then what about poisoned ale?
Two reasons you may want to do this:
To damage yourself in order to activate the Fade Away feat.
To damage yourself in order to prevent Barbarian Rage from ending.