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For questions about the artificer, a spellcasting class in several editions of Dungeons & Dragons and related RPGs that focuses on the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of magic items. (See also the [artificer-infusions] tag.)

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Can my Battle Smith Artificer attack twice with his musket?

My artificer is level 5, with 18 INT (+4). He is proficient with firearms, and uses a Musket, which is a martial weapon according to DMG 268, infused with Repeating Shot: Repeating Shot Item: A ...
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Can 14th level Artificers attune / use sub-race specific magic items?

Relevant Feature Text Magic Item Savant You can attune to up to five magic items at once. You ignore all class, race, spell and level requirements on attuning to or using a magic item. Scribe's Pen ...
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Can an Artificer use a Veteran's Cane created with Replicate Magic Item as a Focus after it has changed to a Longsword?

Relevant Text: Artificer: TOOLS REQUIRED "...After you gain the Infuse Item feature at 2nd level, you can also use any item bearing one of your infusions as a spellcasting focus." Magic ...
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Can you switch your "Replicate Magic Item" Infusion after a long rest?

Say you originally had Goggles of night for your chosen Replicate Magic Item (RMI) Infusion for Artificer and you've only taken RMI once, after a long rest can you switch it to a Bag of holding if you'...
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Can a battlesmith artificer command his Steel Defender to attack a creature that the artificer can't see?

The Artificer can see and hear his steel defender but not the enemy. The Steel Defender can see and hear the Artificer and can see and hear the enemy. Can the Artificer use its bonus action to make ...
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What happens when an Artificer infuses an item within an anti-magic field while immune via Wish?

Relevant Text: Wish You grant up to ten creatures you can see immunity to a single spell or other magical effect for 8 hours. Antimagic Field Magic Items. The properties and powers of magic items ...
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In Adventurers League, can a druid in Wild Shape wear an Armorer artificer's Arcane Armor?

In D&D 5e Adventurers League play, can a druid in Wild Shape wear an Artificer armorer's Arcane Armor? The relevant part of the druid's Wild Shape feature description says: Worn equipment ...
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Can you have more infusions active than your daily limit?

I am a 3rd-level artificer. I know the infusions Enhanced Defence, Repeating Shot, Enhanced Weapon, and Replicate Magic Item (Bag of Holding). If I infuse a suit of armor (with Enhanced Defence) and a ...
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Artificers and Wand DC Calculation

I'm exploring the capabilities granted by the Metamagic Spell Trigger feature at 7th level and the Metamagic Item Infusion (3rd Level). I'm seeking clarification regarding its interaction with the ...
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Does a Steel Defender's Force-Empowered Rend "involve Strength or Dexterity"?

I'm weighing the pros and cons of equipping armor and shield to a (5e Artificer's) Steel Defender and accepting the penalties due to lack of proficiency. The penalties: If you wear armor that you ...
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Which of these alternate weapons are overpowered for the Armorer Artificer? [closed]

I found this artificer subclass on dmsguild and wondered if these replacement special weapons are balanced compared to: The existing special weapon options The offensive capabilities of a Battle ...
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Analyzing the Impact: Customized Bloodline for Artificer Build

I'm planning to create an artificer for a new campaign starting from level 1, and I'm considering incorporating a customized bloodline into my character concept. However, I'd like to gather some ...
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Updated Bagweaver Subclass

I posted here not too long ago asking to get a subclass reviewed (Bagweaver Artificer Subclass). I have since made edits based on you guys' suggestions as well as some from other people. Here is the ...
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Can a Battle Smith artificer enter a Steel Defender for protection?

I am running a 6th level human Battle Smith artificer. I have a steel defender companion. Can my character enter the defender like it was a suit of armor in an emergency situation (e.g. if my health ...
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Can an Artificer's Infusions act as a spellcasting focus for spells from another class?

I'm specifically looking at the case of a character that starts as an Armorer Artificer, then multiclasses into Wizard for the majority of their career. As I read it, as long as the Artificer has ...
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Bagweaver Artificer Subclass

This is my first ever Subclass that I've made. I am looking for any constructive feedback. Any advice an things to remove, things that are too strong or too weak or too much. Any feedback is welcome. ...
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Seeking Advice on an Artificer Build for a Level 1 Campaign

I'm gearing up to embark on a long-term D&D 3.5 campaign starting from level 1, and I've set my sights on playing an Artificer. However, I'm contemplating a multiclass build to add some ...
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Does the Artificer's Explosive Cannon damage increase by 1d8?

At 9th level, the Artillerist gains the Explosive Cannon feature: The cannon's damage rolls all increase by 1d8. As an action, you can command the cannon to detonate [...] dealing 3d8 force damage [.....
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How to play Armorer artificer as a Frontliner and infiltrator

I am planning on playing a armorer artificer warforged front liner in a game with some friends of mine. I want to be able to shift between being a front liner in the guardian mode of armorer, with ...
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Could the DM allow an Artificer to create a homunculus servant via Replicate Magic Item?

In this forum discussion at D&D Beyond, it is proposed that a homunculus servant is a magic item. Therefore, if the DM ruled it, could an artificer use the replicate magic item class feature to ...
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Mass-procurable RAW munitions/WMDs in the vein of Arrow of Total Destruction?

I was thinking of running a campaign where the party runs into a group of revolutionaries who do not have access to any arch-mages (who let’s be frank embody the power structures they like to see ...
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What could a Homunculus Servant transform into via true polymorph?

Looking at the Homunculus Servant stat block, I noticed that for CR it's just blankt. Not 0, not number, just blank. It made me wonder, would it be affected by spells like polymorph or true polymorph? ...
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Would an Armorer artificer have to use their action to doff their Arcane Armor if told to do so via the Command spell?

Just a thought experiment I had while I was working on my Armorer artificer. There's a part about their Arcane Armor feature that specifies they can don or doff the armor as an action (TCoE, p. 15-16)....
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Can I make an opportunity attack as an armorer artificer and echo knight multiclass while wielding a 2H rifle BUT having Guardian Arcane armor on? [duplicate]

So, I have this Armorer artificer Echo knight who is a ranged attacker. Opportunity Attacks only work with melee attacks. In case an opportunity attack is presented, can I just hold the rifle with one ...
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How Artificer Works in D&D 5e [closed]

Good afternoon! I found an infusion from an artificer that allows you to improve his armor by adding +1 to his armor class. But also one of the subclasses has a feature that sounds something like this:...
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For the artificer's Magical Tinkering feature, do you need to touch the object with your tool?

The artificer's Magical Tinkering feature says you need to hold the object in hand. Then touch an item to imbue it. But can the touch be with the other hand? Are there any other examples of this in ...
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Can a battlefist be broken by normal means?

I am playing an Artificer, Mastermaker subclass (from Keith Barkers Dread Metrol Ravenloft/Eberron crossover), and for roleplaying purposes want my character's battlefist be unrepairable owing to ...
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Can I use Performance of Creation to provide the 100gp gem for a homunculus servant?

The College of Creation Bard has the class feature Performance of Creation, which states: As an action, you can channel the magic of the Song of Creation to create one nonmagical item of your choice ...
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Can a Battlesmith Artificer's steel defender perform tasks such as "find food" or "stand guard"?

A Battlesmith Artificer in my campaign wants to have his steel defender basically "programmed" to perform various tasks, many of which involve acting on its own accord. Things like standing ...
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How does the damage from Artificer Armorer's Lightning Launcher work?

I'm trying to figure out Lightning launcher's extra damage text and if I'm reading it correctly. The part in question reads as follows: Once on each of your turns when you hit a creature with it, you ...
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What happens with multiple Replicate Magic Item infusions of Spellwrought Tattoo?

The RAW states that an Artificer's infusion can only be applied to one item at a time using bag of holding as an example so we all know it applies to replicated magical items. With Spellwrought tattoo ...
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Does an Arcane Armor replace the legs of the Centaur?

If I was playing a Centaur and I lost my leg would the Artificer Armorer's Arcane Armor replace it while I'm wearing it? Arcane Armor states: It also expands to cover your entire body, although you ...
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Can the Infiltrator model's benefit of the Armorer Artificer's 15th-level Perfected Armor feature be stacked?

The description of the Infiltrator model's benefit for the Armorer artificer's Perfected Armor feature says (Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, p. 17): Infiltrator. Any creature that takes lightning ...
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Could an Artificer / Wizard multiclass add any of their prepared spells to their own spellbook? [duplicate]

Or would they have to go through the process, and cost, of scribing a scroll of, say Detect Magic, then pass an Arcana check to 'learn' and spend more precious gp to scribe it into their spellbook? If ...
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Can a Steel Defender attack in every round with the cost of only one Bonus Action?

In combat, if a Battle Smith Artificer commands a Steel Defender to attack in every round, does he need to use his bonus action in every round or only one command is necessary?
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Is there a class that uses items only to cast spells?

My DM is preparing more of a fairytale-themed campaign with younger adventurers. I want to make a character that consumes their bracelets to cast all their spells. The problem is that I couldn't find ...
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Are there any obscure methods to get Find Steed?

I'm playing an Artificer that uses its Steel Defender as a mount and was planning on grabbing the Spellwrought tattoo once able to replicate the higher tier items. But it seems all the Artificer ...
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How does an Artificer obtain mundane objects for infusion/replication?

I've been trying to figure out how to go about 'creating' the non-magical items needed so you can tinker them into trinkets, or infuse them into a replication of a magic item. Things like Needles that ...
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Can an Artillerist Artificer's arcane cannon walk without shooting?

I just noticed as I was looking at the artillerist artificer's Eldritch Cannon class feature. Can the eldritch cannon walk without shooting? On each of your turns, you can take a bonus action to ...
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Can an Artillerist use their eldritch cannon as a focus?

I'm trying to parse out how to wear a shield, still be able to cast spells, and mitigate the cannon's abysmal walking speed in between encounters. Perhaps a shoulder mount, a la "Predator"?
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E6 artificer 4th w/1-level dip elsewhere seeks PrC dip for 6th level that advances infusions

I have an ECL 5th E6 character with 4 levels of artificer (and a necessary 1-level dip, in monk if you’re curious), and I want the character to hit those 3rd-level infusions from that 5th effective ...
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What portion of the crafting time for a magic item does an artificer need to meet the minimum caster level?

The artificer class has multiple abilities related to emulating spell casting abilities for crafting items and meeting the caster level requirements for crafting items. First, they have an ability to ...
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What happens to an Armorer Artificer's extra infusions if they change their Arcane Armor?

Armorer artficiers have the Armor Modifications feature, which lets them improve parts of their Arcane Armor, but also importantly... In addition, the maximum number of items you can infuse at once ...
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Is the Armorer artificer's Arcane Armor magical?

Is an Armorer artificer's Arcane Armor magical? As far as I've seen, the rules do not clearly state that the armor becomes a magical object. In addition, an argument can be made that the rules ...
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Are my homebrew changes to Alchemist bringing things into balance or are they over powered?

I'm treating this like a complete homebrew, but really it is just shoring up (as I see them) deficiencies in Tasha's Artificer Alchemist sub-class. There is only one new feature and everything else is ...
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Arcane Propulsion Armor — can it give the wearer limbs they never had?

Arcane Propulsion Armor can give additional body parts to the wearer instead of "missing" ones: If the wearer is missing any limbs, the armor replaces those limbs—hands, arms, feet, legs, ...
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Can Arcane Armor replace a missing eye?

Arcane Armor states that it "replaces any missing limbs, functioning identically to a limb it replaces". Would this apply to a missing eye?
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Can a warforged artificer armorer doff their Arcane Armor as an action or do they still need an hour to remove it? [duplicate]

A druid cast Heat Metal on the Arcane Armor worn by a warforged artificer armorer, who wanted to use an action to doff the red-hot Arcane Armor. The DM pointed out that a warforged needs an hour to ...
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How could an Artificer craft and infuse a laser pistol?

Let's say a futuristic artificer finds themselves in the 15th-century Sword Coast and wants to build a laser pistol. If they found "generic" +1 weapon formulas, which allows you to craft a &...
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Can an artificer use both a shield and a crossbow at the same time? [duplicate]

Ok, so from reading the rules, you can't use a shield and a crossbow at the same time due to the fact that you need a free hand to load the crossbow. My question is about a very niche artificer thing. ...
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