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My copy of the Player's Handbook and my copy of the Monster Manual both state that an Imp has resistance to:

[...] bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons that aren't silvered.

And then DnD Beyond (without buying any books there) states:

[...] Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing from Nonmagical Attacks that aren't Silvered

Meanwhile the Player's Handbook errata states:

[...] bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks not made with silvered weapons.

And the Monster Manual errata states:

Throughout the book, instances of “nonmagical weapons” in Damage Resistances/Immunities entries have been replaced with “nonmagical attacks.”

Applying this exact update would make my book state:

[...] bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks that aren't silvered.

This matches DnD Beyond's description but "attacks that aren't silvered" sounds very off/wrong to me. I have no idea if this wording actually exists in the printings of the Monster Manual, it is just what the errata states.


Which of these wordings, if any, is correct; what is the wording in more/most recent printings of the Monster Manual? If this wording conflicts with the Player's Handbook errata, which one takes precedence?

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"[...] from nonmagical attacks that aren’t silvered"

At least as of the 2018 printing of the physical Monster Manual, its resistances read (p. 76):

Damage Resistances cold; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks that aren’t silvered

This matches the most recent version of the imp statblock in the MM compendium on D&D Beyond, as well as the version on p. 277 of the SRD (last updated in 2016).

The MM errata PDF correctly describes the change, at least in this case.

Note that even though the errata PDF for the Player's Handbook says the imp's resistances now read "bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks not made with silvered weapons", the 2018 printing of the physical Player's Handbook (p. 306) includes the exact same quote as the one above from the Monster Manual. Thus, the PHB errata PDF is inaccurate.

It looks like the version in the PHB compendium on DDB is actually (currently) inaccurate, and matches the incorrect quote from the PHB errata PDF rather than the actual quote in the physical PHB. In contrast, the statblock in the "basic rules" compendium on DDB accurately reflects the version in the SRD (and the physical PHB and MM).

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  • \$\begingroup\$ @Medix2: There are no mechanics for silvering anything that isn't a weapon, so there's no meaningful difference. \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast May 8 at 22:13

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