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How would an Animated Armor knocked unconscious by Dispel Magic work in combat?

I'm in the process of preparing my first one shot as a way of trying DMing in a few weeks. For one of the battles, I was thinking of having the PCs face an Animated Armor and a Flying Sword. ...
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Can a Gargantuan Object that is divided into parts be Animated as distinct parts?

I'm GMing a group of players for the second time. Most of them were first time players on the first go, and are now feeling more confident in their D&D skills. We've decided as a group to keep ...
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Does a Huge Object that has already been Animated continue to be Animated if it is Enlarged to Gargantuan?

I'm hashing out a collective of NPC Rock Gnomes who live in a small stone castle shaped like a Huge person, about 15 x 15 x 22 feet, which is the maximum size for a creature of Huge size. This ...
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How does casting Animate Dead on a True Polymorphed corpse get resolved?

Inspired by some similar questions and a comment on this answer, I'm curious how one might resolve the casting of animate dead on a creature who has been true polymorphed into a corpse. The ...
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Can a Chain Devil's Animated Chains move?

The Chain Devil's Animate Chains action allows it to animate chains near to it and use them as weapons: Animate Chains (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest). Up to four chains the devil can see ...
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Permanently animating objects

Is there any official source that describes how one would animate objects so that they are similar to those listed in the MM on page 19/20? There's the Animate Object spell, but that's concentration ...
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What happens to an animated object when it loses its creator?

In the category "Animated Objects" on page 19, Monster's Manual says: When not commanded, they follow the last order they received to the best of their ability, and can act independently to ...
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What size category are weapons if brought to life with the “Animate Objects” Spell?

A wizard at my table wants to use weapons (greatswords) for his Animate Objects spell. Do i take the weapons base damage and match it with the table of Animate Objects (2D6 making them Medium), or are ...
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What damage does an Animated Weapon do?

I'm currently looking for ways to optimize my damage output as construct crafter. It seems like a solid option would be going into an Animated Object Weapon if they get their own weapon damage to ...
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Are animated objects treated as creatures or objects when it comes to damaging and destroying them?

One of my party members is a specialized construct creator (machinesmith/engineer), and we had a few crazy ideas of animated objects that would see some good use in combat. For the most part, creating ...
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What options does the spell Revenant Armor allow for?

I've been looking at the spell Revenant Armor and its unclear what you would use it for. I know that it brings the armor to life after the person wearing it drops unconscious, but is the only thing ...