I've come to an impasse with my player where we are unable to determine that if Mage hand can cause a Stunning effect by gripping the targets testicles

I've determined through research that 10 pounds are a lot more weight than you think at first: it is roughly 44 newtons that's like 44 apples. Would the mage hand roll anything for this feat? Would the monster roll con?

  • \$\begingroup\$ @Kirt not sure if you intended the pun element of 'part of the package' but I grinned. \$\endgroup\$ Jun 12 at 14:26

See this question on called shots.

The player is trying to disable an enemy by bypassing their hitpoints. Mage hand is not invisible, can't attack, and is pretty weak. If you are modelling the mage hand as being able to move towards the monster and touch it, it probably notices the floating spectral hand and backhands it away or dodges it with no notable effort as the hand can't fight.

In addition, hitpoints serve as a protection against crippling or stunning attacks that work on the basis of biologically destroying body parts. You can't bypass them by targeting a body part because your enemy is generally an experienced and dangerous combatant who will resist such efforts. If you want to crush their testicles, you first need to beat their resistance out of them by removing their HP.

If you want to crush testicles with a magical hand, Bigby's hand can do it. That's a fifth level spell that does 4d8 damage, enough to crush most low level enemies and their testicles.

Clenched Fist. The hand strikes one creature or object within 5 feet of it. Make a melee spell attack for the hand using your game statistics. On a hit, the target takes 4d8 force damage.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Yes and no. You are correct in your description of mage hand, but not how combat works. It is not that hp protect against stunning, since hp are irrelevant for something like a monk's stunning strike. Rather, it is that features like stunning strike specifically state how they bypass hp, and mage hand does not say that it does. \$\endgroup\$
    – Kirt
    Jun 12 at 14:33
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    \$\begingroup\$ Op is assuming that dnd is a biologically realistic game where stuff like crushing testicles can cause crushing. I'm noting that HP is a defense against that biological attack. \$\endgroup\$
    – Nepene Nep
    Jun 12 at 14:55

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