Bards have the Bardic Inspiration feature which states:
You can use a bonus action on your turn to choose one creature other than yourself within 60 feet of you who can hear you. That creature gains one Bardic Inspiration die, a d6.
The College of Creation Bard has the additional feature Animating Performance, which creates an "animated object:"
As an action, you can target a Large or smaller nonmagical item you can see within 30 feet of you and animate it. The animate item uses the Dancing Item stat block,
Similar class features, like the Battlesmith Artificer's Steel Defender or the Animate Objects spell, say that the created/animated objects are creatures. Animating Performance does not include this language. However:
- The class feature states "It lives for 1 hour"
- The Dancing Item stat block is the same as a monster stat block
- The stat block lists the item as a Construct, which is a creature type
Is the College of Creation Bard's Animated Object a creature which can benefit from the Bard's Bardic Inspiration ability?