Can my druid character use "heat metal" against a "wand of lightning bolts" to make it damage the caster unless it is dropped, or potentially even damage the wand itself (melt solder or metal-contacting thermosetting adhesives)?
Here is a link describing the wand:
It says that the wand makes an effect like the spell "lighting bolt".
Here is the description for lightning bolt: https://www.dndbeyond.com/spells/lightning-bolt
Here are other lightning-related magic items that might give hints about the construction:
The material components for the 'lightning bolt' spell are 'a bit of fur and a rod of amber, crystal, or glass'.
- The wand is potentially likely to connect some part of the material component to a handle, and in jewelry many gem-holding elements are soldered grips with metal. Heat metal might hit the solder and damage the wand causing a magical discharge in that case.
- If the components are organic, like a glue or plant-based adhesive with a wooden handle, then heat metal might be totally ineffective.
- The name of the spell is 'heat metal' so it might cause metal to literally get hot enough to cause real heat damage.
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