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For questions about the artificer, a spellcasting class in several editions of D&D that focuses on the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of magic items.

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Can an artificer's infused item still have other magic added to it after it's infused? [closed]

If an item was infused by an Artificer, say using the returning weapon infusion, would it be possible to then add some other magic to the weapon. You cannot infuse a magical item, but does that limit ...
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Losing constitution scores in battle; does it bring down my hp and how? [duplicate]

So, I run an artificer in my one campaign that just reached lv 20. Part of the lv. 20 ability (Soul of Artifice) reads: If you’re reduced to 0 hit points but not killed outright, you can use your ...
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Is there any way for a Battle Smith Artificer to have two Steel Defenders?

In the new release of Eberron, the Steel Defender is the Battle Smith version of the Eldritch Cannon. From how I am reading the rules for the Cannon from lvl3 you can have multiple cannons, one each ...
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How do the Prosthetic Limb and Wand Sheath magic items interact with the artificer's Soul of the Artifice capstone feature?

A player playing an artificer thought of an interesting interaction between the Prosthetic Limb or Wand Sheath magic items and the Artificer's capstone feature Soul of Artifice. The Prosthetic Limb (...
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Do the bonuses from Artificer's Enhanced Arcane Focus and Staff of Power stack? [duplicate]

When I have an Enhanced arcane focus wand in one hand and the Staff of Power in the other, do the spell attack bonuses stack? Enhanced Arcane Focus Item: A rod, staff, or wand (requires ...
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Does an Artificer (Artillerists) Eldritch Cannon provoke opportunity attacks? [duplicate]

The rules for the eldritch cannon state: The cannon is a magical object. Regardless of size, the cannon has an AC of 18 and a number of hit points equal to five times your artificer level. The ...
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Can an artificer cast spells with a free hand and a shield without using an object interaction action?

Suppose a level 1 artificer has a hand free and the other wielding a shield. Can the artificer cast spells without using up their object interaction action? For most spellcasters, a free hand is ...
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What requirements does the Artificers Magic Item Savant feature ignore?

The Artificer's Magic Item Savant feature states: [...] You ignore all class, race, spell, and level requirements on attuning to or using magic items. Class and race requirements are relatively ...
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How does an artificer's 'magic item savant' interact with spell scrolls

Does an artificer's magic item savant allow the artificer to cast a spell that is higher than he can normally cast from a spell scroll without making an ability check to cast it? Magic item savant ...
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Does a weapon imbued with Magical Tinkering or an Infusion bypass resistance from non magic weapons?

When I apply Magical Tinkering or an Infusion to a weapon, does the weapon count as magical to bypass resistance to non-magic weapons? Magical Tinkering At 1st level, you learn how to invest a ...
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Does the item you apply the Replicate Magic item infusion change its shape to fit the magic item you chose?

Does the type of item you apply the Replicate Magic item infusion matter? I mean, if I infuse the replica of Bag of Holding in a dagger, does the dagger turn into a Bag of Holding, or it stays like a ...
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Does the Artificer infusion Radiant Weapon blind a ranged or hidden attacker?

The artificer infusion Radiant Weapon has the following property as one of it's effects: As a reaction immediately after being hit by an attack, the wielder can expend 1 charge and cause the ...
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When an artificer uses its action to create two Cannons, how can it easily expend a spell slot between the creation of the first and second cannon?

While writing an answer for this question I came across a problem with how the Eldritch Cannon and the Fortified Position features interract. Eldritch Cannon states: Once you create a cannon, you ...
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How does creating two Eldritch Cannons with one action work for an Artillerist artificer? [duplicate]

The Artillerist Artificer's 15th-level Fortified Position feature (Eberron: Rising from the Last War, p. 60) states: You can now have two cannons at the same time. You can create two with the same ...
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What determines what type of spell casting focus I may use for a spell I obtained outside of my class spell list? [closed]

My intention for this is to allow my 5th level Alchemist Artificer to cast Toll the Dead through their Tools as is required to get the bonus from Alchemical Savaant. At 5th level, you develop ...
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When does an Artillerist's Cannon have disadvantage?

The new Artillerist subclass for the Artificer has a feature that creates an Eldritch Cannon with one option for the cannon being to create a Force Ballista that can fire at enemies by making ranged ...
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Does the Deflect Attack reaction of a Battle Smith artificer's Steel Defender impose disadvantage on all attacks from the chosen creature?

In Eberron: Rising from the Last War, the artificer's Battle Smith subclass grants you a Steel Defender that can use its reaction to give disadvantage on a creature's attack roll. The Steel Defender ...
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Does a Steel Defender mounted by an artificer still get its actions, if commanded?

Playing a human artificer battle smith with the spell Enlarge/Reduce, I want to use the Steel Defender as a mount. It is a medium size construct that becomes large size under the effects of the spell. ...
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For the Artificer's Flash of Genius feature, do you activate the ability before or after the results of the roll?

The Artificer from Eberron: Rising from the Last War gets the Flash of Genius feature at 7th level: When you or another creature you can see within 30 feet of you makes an ability check or a saving ...
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How exactly does Might of the Master apply your proficiency bonus to your Homunculus Servant?

Artificers have access to the Homunculus Servant infusion. The Homunculus Servant's Might of the Master trait says this: The following numbers increase by 1 when your proficiency bonus increases ...
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Would it be unbalanced to allow a non-warforged artificer to use a wand sheath if they make it themselves using one of their infusions?

One of my players is thinking about going artillerist but they don't have enough hands to hold a shield, an arcane firearm, and a sword. In going down the rabbit hole of animated shields and dropping ...
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Is the Artillerist artificer's Eldritch Cannon a carryable weapon?

In Eberron: Rising from the Last War, the Artillerist subclass for the Artificer gets a feature called Eldritch Cannon. When you summon the cannon you can choose to summon it as either a Small object ...
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Is an artificer's homunculus servant's passive Perception affected by its Might of the Master trait?

An Artificer's homunculus servant has the following ability: Might of the Master. The following numbers increase by 1 when your proficiency bonus increases by 1: the homunculus's skill and saving ...
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Is 33 the minimum skill check result for a multiclassed 11 rogue/9 artificer using Reliable Talent, Expertise, Guidance, and Flash of Genius?

Any proficient ability check d20 roll of lower than 10 is set to 10 with the Reliable Talent rogue feature. +17 from the Expertise rogue feature (12 + ability modifier of +5). +a minimum of 1 from the ...
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How does the consumption of spell slots affect an Artillerist Artificer's ability to create Eldritch Cannons?

The Artillerist subclass for the Artificer class has the ability to summon an "Eldritch Cannon" to support them in combat: At 3rd level, you learn how to create a magical cannon. Using woodcarver's ...
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Do WoTC release any of their results/feedback regarding gameplay design?

So, the Artificer class has finally been released, and I found it curious that the Archivist from the UA Artificer (revised) had been cut. Obviously play test content is always subject to change, but ...
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Is this homebrew Armorer Artificer subclass balanced compared to the 2019 UA Artificer subclasses?

Here is my homebrew subclass for the 2019 UA Artificer class: Armorer Tools of the Trade By the time you adopt this specialty at 3rd level, you’re deeply familiar with employing its ...
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How do I maximize my turns for damage with this UA Battle Smith artificer melee character?

What would be the correct sequence of actions on 1st turn, and following turns for an Battle Smith Artificer to Maximize damage? They are a 3rd level variant human (Dual Wielder feat) with a ...
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How do I get a planar traveling party to use survival/spell slots for food/drink instead of an artificer's Replicate Magic Item infusion?

I have a planar traveling campaign that sometimes runs into survival issues. With Eberron coming out, I have promised my players can use Artificers. The problem is that level 2 Artificers can use the ...
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How does the UA 2019 artificer's Reloading Weapon infusion affect Matt Mercer's Gunslinger firearms?

I am creating a multiclassed 2019 UA artificer/Gunslinger fighter, and a question has been raised. If I infuse a gun with the Repeating Weapon artificer infusion, how does that affect the reloading ...
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Artificer battle smith wants to make magical armor, we're trying to figure out the borders

We're using the 2019 UA Artificer (from the DND Beyond site). Situation I am the DM. The PC is level 3 (getting to level 4 pretty soon) and he wants to start going into crafting magical armors ...
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What happens to a net with the Returning Weapon artificer infusion after it hits?

The 2019 UA artificer can infuse any simple or martial weapon that has the thrown weapon property with the Returning Weapon infusion. The net is a martial ranged weapon with the thrown property. A ...
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Does the 2019 UA artificer need to prepare the Lesser Restoration spell to cast it with their Alchemical Mastery feature?

The 2019 UA Artificer's Alchemist subclass gains the following ability as part of their Alchemical Mastery feature at 6th level: In addition, you can cast lesser restoration without expending a ...
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Can my 2019 UA Artificer hit 4 times in a turn by combining the Arcane Armament feature with the Dual Wielder feat?

I'm having an argument with the DM as usual. My UA Artificer (2019) reached level 8, and I have a new set of goodies. I want to dual-wield maces. Looking at the Arcane Armament feature I received at ...
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What skill proficiencies do I get from multiclassing into Artificer?

I can't find the rules for multiclassing into Artificer. My character is starting out with Rogue through level 3 and then going into Artificer, after which I will bounce back and forth. Which skill ...
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For a UA 2019 Battle Smith artificer, does the Iron Defender's attack bonus increase with the artificer's proficiency bonus?

Does the to-hit bonus of the Iron Defender's Bite increase when the proficiency of a Battle Smith Artificer (from the 2019 artificer UA) increases? The starting bonus is +4 (which I assume is the ...
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How many hit points does the Battle Smith Artificer's Iron Defender have?

The Iron Defender's stat block for the Battle Smith Artificer (from Unearthed Arcana: The Artificer Returns), under "hit points" says the following: equal to five times your level in this class + ...
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Can you use the Help action to give a 2019 UA Artillerist artificer's turret advantage?

I am playing in a campaign as a level 4 Artillerist artificer from the May 2019 UA. I am thinking of taking Magic Initiate (wizard) as my feat, and learning the find familiar spell with it. I am ...
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Does Dispel Magic destroy Artificer Turrets?

I'm playing a 10th-level artillerist artificer for a one-shot my friend is running, and while playtesting some with another friend (so I could actually learn my character sheet), she cast Dispel Magic ...
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Do all 2019 UA Artificer spells have a de facto material component?

The 2019 UA Artificer's Spellcasting feature contains this sentence: You must have a spellcasting focus—specifically thieves’ tools or some kind of artisan’s tool—in hand when you cast any spell ...
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If a 2019 UA artificer has the Repeating Shot infusion on two hand crossbows, can they use two-weapon fighting?

It's been established that an 2019 UA artificer infusing Repeating Shot on a hand crossbow does not need a free hand to reload it, as it produces its own ammunition (and the weapon itself is not two-...
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Can the 2019 UA Artificer's Returning Weapon and Radiant Weapon infusions stack on the same weapon?

Can the 2019 UA Artificer's Returning Weapon and Radiant Weapon infusions stack on the same weapon? Each infusion grants you a +1 to hit and damage rolls, so would you get a +2 with both infusions? ...
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Can a (2019 UA) artificer's alchemical homunculus take actions not listed in its description?

The 2019 UA artificer's alchemical homunculus is described with a list of actions it can perform, most of which require the artificer to use a bonus action to issue the order. The actions listed are ...
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With the 2019 UA Revised Artificer, can you choose to end an infusion on an item?

With the 2019 UA Revised Artificer, can you choose to end an infusion on an item? It's not super clear on if they can or can't. It says if you try to infuse something past your maximum number of ...
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Does the 2019 UA Alchemist artificer's Alchemical Mastery feature let you add your Intelligence mod again to a healing spell that already includes it?

The 2019 Unearthed Arcana artificer's Alchemist archetype has a feature called Alchemical Mastery, that, among other things, allows you to add your intelligence modifier to the healing effect of a ...
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Does a Hand Crossbow with the Repeating Shot Infusion still require a Free Hand to use?

Normally speaking, a Hand Crossbow has the Ammunition and Loading properties. Respectively, these properties mean that A free hand is required to use the crossbow and load it with its ammunition, ...
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How does a Gnome Battle Smith artificer (UA) riding his iron defender control it?

I don't see any reason a gnome Battle Smith artificer (from the May 2019 UA) couldn't ride his iron defender RAW--it's got the appropriate anatomy and is one size larger. But how is it "Controlled"? ...
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Pros and cons of eldritch knight or arcane trickster for throwing-weapon battle smith multiclass

So I am interested in playing a character who uses thrown weapons with the returning infusion offered by the latest artificer, but I want to focus more on throwing than artificery. Towards that end, I ...
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Do the 2019 UA Artificer's Alchemical Homunculus and Iron Defender companion creatures get death saving throws?

In the May 2019 Unearthed Arcana update, two of the four Artificer specialist options can summon constructs as companions: the Alchemist summons an "alchemical homunculus", and the Battle Smith ...
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What counts as a magically propelled attack for the 2019 UA Artificer's Arcane Armament feature?

The (May 2019 Unearthed Arcana) Artificer class gets a feature that works very much like the Extra Attack feature from several existing classes, but with some additional limitations (emphasis added): ...