So I play a tiefling phoenix sorcerer (lvl 9) and we had an encounter with two half-dragons in a forest. At first there was only one and me being a sorcerer I stayed back and used ranged attacks but the other one sneaked up on me and because of his action surge he absolutely massacred me. I was on deathsaves and he finished me with his lightning breath-weapon while trying to hit my mates too. They finished him and took my body to the big city to see a high level cleric.

At the end I was revived, but now I'm missing one horn, my face is deformed and I have a huge scar on my torso. I'm working on a mask design and I'm always clothed so that's not a problem, but my character is very fond of his horns and now he's very depressed about it (he's depressed because he died but the horn thing makes it worse).

So then my question is: is there a way get my horn back, if not, any ideas on how to make a fake one (what material and how to wear/attach it)?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Related, possible dupes: How can I recover a missing body part without using wish?, and How to get a character's limb regrown at 3rd level? \$\endgroup\$ – Someone_Evil Jan 13 at 13:44
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The regenerate spell

The most straightforward RAW way of getting missing bodyparts back is to have somebody cast regenerate on you.

The target’s severed body members (fingers, legs, tails, and so on), if any, are restored after 2 minutes. If you have the severed part and hold it to the stump, the spell instantaneously causes the limb to knit to the stump.

This should regrow your horn after 2 minutes.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Backing that up, the DMG's optional lingering injury rules have examples for horrible scarring and lost appendages that specify that they can be fully healed by Regenerate. \$\endgroup\$ – Carcer Jan 13 at 14:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ In a similar vein, a Ring of Regeneration should also work, although it will take a bit longer. \$\endgroup\$ – Ryan C. Thompson Jan 13 at 14:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ @RyanC.Thompson I've already asked about the ring of regeneration and we came to the conclusion that I had to be already attuned before dying. \$\endgroup\$ – user61347 Jan 13 at 17:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for the idea, I'll ask my DM about it. We have a cleric so maybe I'll wait 4lvls and have him use it on me then. For now I'll probably get a prosthetic one because It will probably be expensive to find someone to cast it on me now, we just spent a lot of money buying magic items, and it would ruin the whole mask thing so yeah. \$\endgroup\$ – user61347 Jan 13 at 17:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ Any insight about regeneration and scars? This is a good answer as it is, but if you do have such insight it would make a good addition. \$\endgroup\$ – Mołot Jan 14 at 13:50

A simple wooden/steel replacement would work out.

As @Theik already mentioned, Regenerate would grow it back entirely.

However, depending on how much money the character has, and whether they think having a fancy replacement horn would be acceptable (imagine if he could get one made out of mithral or adamantine), I could see it being a good roleplaying opportunity for the character swapping stories in a tavern with the locals for potential respect. "Oh, you mean this horn? Well have you ever seen a half-dragon? No? Well, this one time, my crew and I were scouting out this forest..."


That depends. Regenerate is very much a possibility.

But some animal horns do grow back if lost, so perhaps your tieflings does too, I'd sort that out with the DM before going to any extremes.

  • \$\begingroup\$ This is definitely worth a note, the horn will regrow after some time. Depending on the size of the horns this may take months or years. \$\endgroup\$ – pllpnakjlx Jan 14 at 6:18

A Prosthetic Limb

The prosthetic limb is a magic item from Eberron: Rising from the Last War (p. 278):

This artificial limb replaces a hand, arm, foot, leg, or similar appendage that was lost or removed.

While it is usually found or crafted in the world of Eberron, you can ask your DM if his setting reached a similar technological level.

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    \$\begingroup\$ A horn is different from a limb in far more ways than it is similar. \$\endgroup\$ – T.J.L. Jan 13 at 14:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ @T.J.L. I say it would not be possible if it were antlers, but these are horns. \$\endgroup\$ – AntiDrondert Jan 13 at 14:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ Limbs are used for locomotion or manipulation, horns are not limbs. \$\endgroup\$ – T.J.L. Jan 13 at 15:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ @T.J.L. It has similarities with them, that would be enough for me: it doesn't violently contradict RAW, it is cool and doesn't break anything. \$\endgroup\$ – AntiDrondert Jan 13 at 15:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ A horn is not similar to a limb in almost any way except that it's attached to the body. It's like a claw/talon or teeth. It is generally used for offense, has no moving parts, and is hard and sturdy. A simple piece of metal or some painted wood would suffice to replace it. A prosthetic limb is simply overkill on what would be required to replace it. \$\endgroup\$ – RevenantBacon Jan 13 at 16:30

The Mending cantrip.

IF you still happen to have your old horn, or are able to get it, the Mending cantrip description says it:

repairs a single break or tear in an object you touch, such as a broken chain link, two halves of a broken key, a torn cloak, or a leaking wineskin. As long as the break or tear is no larger than 1 foot in any dimension, you mend it, leaving no trace of the former damage.

Even if there are several breaks/tears in your old horn, Mending is only a cantrip and can be cast practically all day for free.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Seeing as the mending cantrip is for repairing object damage, I personally wouldn't let it be used in this manner if I was the DM. Neither would I let it reattach a severed finger or a toe \$\endgroup\$ – rasmus91 Jan 14 at 9:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ @rasmus91 I'd completely agree on the finger/toe. However, that degree of attachment is FAR more complex than a horn! Horn's aren't quiiiiiiite like the tips of your fingernails, but they're really close. \$\endgroup\$ – aaron9eee Jan 14 at 11:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ Which I still would not let mending fix. Say the cut piece of horn was sliced in two pieces: mending would definitely fix that. Buy I wouldn't let it reattach it. Just as I wouldn't let it reattach hair. But I suppose that's a matter of interpretation. In my view, mending can't be used to reattach things to a living creature. \$\endgroup\$ – rasmus91 Jan 14 at 11:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ Mending is not able to affect body parts, regardless of what type of body part the spell is affecting. It can only target objects, so considering one half of the horn is still part of a creature and not an object, the spell cannot reattach it. \$\endgroup\$ – RevenantBacon Jan 14 at 13:36

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