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Questions tagged [equipment]

Items usable by a character, sometimes carried on their person.

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If you're falling because of ball bearings, do you automatically land on caltrops in the same space?

If a creature had to make both saving throws for ball bearings and caltrops, and failed the ball bearings - Would they automatically fall prone & land on the caltrops, taking caltrop damage with ...
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If an area is covered in both Ball Bearings and Caltrops, does the creature need to move at half speed or quarter speed to avoid both their effects?

So say I drop both Caltrops and Ball Bearings onto the same area. If a creature, for example an orc, moves across the area and doesn't wish to make any saves, does it move at half or quarter speed?
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Can a druid choose for some equipment to be worn while other equipment merges or is dropped when they go into Wild Shape?

When a druid goes into Wild Shape, can they choose for some equipment to be worn while other equipment merges or is dropped? For example, if wild shaping into a baboon, could the player decide to ...
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Can multiple items be held in your off hand?

I am trying to come up with a interesting build for a dagger thrower (Champion fighter/Thief rogue). What I was wondering is if you weren't counting the daggers in your offhand for Two-Weapon ...
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How much is an arrow with drow poison worth to sell?

My character has some arrows with drow poison on them. I would like to know how much could I sell them for to someone?
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Is there any equipment available in the Feywild in published adventures that is not ordinarily available to characters?

My DM has taken us into the Feywild, into an elven city that should be complete with shops, trading post and the like. We're heavy with gold and I'd like to take the opportunity to obtain items I ...
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Can Chain Lightning and similarly worded spells target worn or carried equipment?

Chain lightning can specifically target objects and does not specify that the object must be unattended; spells like fireball or lightning bolt do. Does this mean its secondary targets can be objects ...
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Does the Warforged Envoy's Integrated Tool feature give you a free tool?

The Envoy subrace of Warforged (Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron, p. 69) gives you the Integrated Tool feature, which states: Choose one tool you’re proficient with. This tool is integrated into your ...
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How can I explain to my player that Alchemist's Fire is safe to carry?

The Player's Handbook (p. 148) says that Alchemist's Fire "ignites when exposed to air": Alchemist's Fire. This sticky, adhesive fluid ignites when exposed to air. As an action, you can throw this ...
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Can I attack an object that is being worn or carried by a creature during combat?

Some enemies depend heavily on an object they wear or carry to be an effective combatant and so it may be advantageous to attack and destroy the object first, but I can't tell whether this is allowed. ...
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Can a Spell Focus or Component Pouch be used with a spell that has costless consumed components?

Spellcasters do not always need to provide the literal materials when casting spells with costless components, that's what pouches and foci are for. A character can use a component pouch or a ...
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Is there a difference between types of musical instruments and actual musical instruments?

This question comes from me creating my bard character. Under my tool proficiencies, I have "one type of musical instrument" and "any three musical instruments" does this mean I can be proficient in ...
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Can you wear magical boots/gloves/gauntlets while wearing plate armor?

In Adventurers League, can you wear magical boots/gloves/gauntlets while wearing plate armor?
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Is a Scythe an official weapon?

The sickle is an in-game weapon, but I couldn't find the stats for the Scythe. I remember in 3.5 it had a Scythe. In the DM book, I found that Avatar of Death use a Scythe with the following stats ...
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What are the rules on using a pair of locked gauntlets?

My dual wielding character just got disarmed without being able to retrieve his weapons because they fell into a pit. Suddenly the most capable fighter of the party became a waste of space. So I ...
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What rules or guidelines are there about when to allow a party to acquire plate mail?

I have heard it said that 5e does not balance its encounters with respect to magic items; in other words it does not consider possession of magic items when defining appropriately challenging ...
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How am I supposed to carry enough stuff to adventure?

Encumbrance in Pathfinder 2 seems to be pretty limiting, and I always seem to run out of Container space long before I run out of Encumbrance space. Backpacks can carry 4 Bulk worth of items, and ...
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How am I supposed to carry enough darts for a long adventure?

While building a character for the Pathfinder 2 (playtest) I came across an interesting conundrum. In order to carry Darts, I need some sort of container to carry them in when I'm not actively about ...
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Is a staff from background starting equipment counted as a quarterstaff or an improvised weapon?

When selecting the background for my Sorcerer, I chose Outlander (PHB, p. 136-137). This background gives a "staff" for starting equipment (among other things). Does the staff act like a quarterstaff ...
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Are there any practical differences between a belt pouch and component pouch in 5e?

I am generating a 5e high-elf rogue for Waterdeep Dragon Heist and have chosen Message, which requires small pieces of copper wire. I've bought 2.5 foot of copper wire, cut to inches. I have a belt ...
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What device or spell records audio-visual evidence?

Is there a device or spell that records current events and stores this footage for playback? I run a High Fantasy Pathfinder campaign. Characters in the campaign accept that one may Teleport or ...
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Do dye arrows deal damage from additional sources?

There are a number of specialty arrows listed under the martial weapons ammunition for use with bows. One of these is the dye arrow which allows you to target touch AC. Dye Arrow Firing a dye ...
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Finessible Bashing/Piercing Weapons

I'm curious to know if there are any specifically finessible Bludgeoning/Piercing weapons that don't require special materials, or templates to be added to be made a finessible weapon... I know you ...
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How recoverable is Magical Ammunition?

From Xanathar's Guide to Everything: Walloping Ammunition: This ammunition packs a wallop. A creature hit by the ammunition must succeed on a DC 10 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. ...
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What do I need a Hacking Kit for?

I'm working on my initial equipment. I'm buying a level 1 computer (miniaturized with Range I). Can I use it for hacking, and/or do I need to purchase a hacking kit?
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Could Beguiling Gift be used to force an enemy to catch an armed bear trap?

So, I've got this player playing as a mesmerist, and he's a bit of a trickster. He wants to use a wolf/bear trap (the kind with big mechanical jaws), and use the 1st level spell Beguiling Gift to ...
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If I stole a spellbook from a wizard, could I learn spells with it?

So I have this character idea: a rogue who wanted to be a wizard, but didn't have enough money to go to a wizard school. And I was thinking, if he stole a wizard's spellbook, what could he do with it? ...
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In Traveller, what's my starting equipment?

I'm just starting a game in Traveller and we spent our first session rolling up characters, it's the first time playing this game for all of us, Referee included. It all went pretty well, slow cause ...
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What's the point of quivers?

Quivers weigh one pound and hold twenty arrows. Twenty arrows weigh one pound. What's the point of having a case that weighs the same as what it holds? It won't let you hold more?
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Can a Wizard cast a spell as a ritual without physically accessing a spellbook?

Part of the answer to this question what can a wizard do without a spellbook got me wondering. It states that you, as a wizard, can't cast a ritual spell without your spellbook. And I can't help ...
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Can you draw/sheathe a weapon while Dashing?

In the Player's Handbook (PHB), the rules for taking the Dash action read: When you take the Dash action, you gain extra movement for the current turn. The increase equals your speed, after ...
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Does a Wizard's spellbook need to be a book?

In the PHB under The Book's Appearance the text give two examples of how a spellbook looks like a book and one example with it being just a collection of notes. Does a Wizard's spellbook need to be a ...
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When can a Ranger get a component pouch (or material components) outside of starting equipment?

I'll start by staying I'm brand new to D&D. I just made my first character and started my first campaign last week. I am playing 5e with a forest gnome ranger based on the specs in the PHB. We are ...
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How much money do I get if I start with the default equipment?

My first time playing D&D. I’m starting with the default equipment my class gives me (I’m a rogue), so my question is: how much money would I have? I know I can roll 4d4 and buy the equipment and ...
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Does drinking an Antitoxin take an action?

Most items under Adventuring Gear (pg 150 of PHB) either explicitly state that they require an action (the Use Object action, to be specific) to use (eg. Caltrops, Holy Water, Climber's Kit) or ...
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Can Alchemist's Fire be used as a permanent torch?

Very much related: How long does Alchemist's Fire burn? An answer on the linked post leads to suggest that Alchemist's Fire burns as long as it is not actively extinguished by somebody. However, ...
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How long does Alchemist's Fire burn?

Looked and looked, can't find the answer anywhere (maybe I'm blind): How long does Alchemist's Fire burn for? In the item description within the Adventuring Gear section of the rules, it says: On ...
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Can a dead creature be considered wearing something?

It is clear that a dead creature is considered an object, but does that preclude it from being able to wear things? "Wear" is not clearly defined in the rules, and in plain English we use "wear" for ...
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Does splashing a flask of Holy Water consume it?

The description of Holy Water (p. 151 of the PHB) states: As an action, you can splash the contents of this flask onto a creature within 5 feet of you or throw it up to 20 feet, shattering it on ...
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What is the volume of one Alchemist's Fire?

After a heated argument about the size of a flask of alchemist's fire with my DM, we've reached the ruling that any and all alchemical splash weapons are one ounce vials because he's sure he read that ...
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How to destroy a spellbook when the wizard dies?

I would like to use a wizard as the enemy. I've done that before but this time is different: his class level will be above the group's level. As with any other wizard in the world he has to use a ...
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Do non-Medium creatures use differently-sized splash weapons?

Because I wanted it to have some ability to make area attacks, I was considering arming with flasks of alchemist's fire (Player's Handbook 128) (20 gp; 1 lb.) a fire giant (Monster Manual 121–2). ...
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My group seems to keep forgetting to give my character gear, what can I do?

I recently joined a Pathfinder group with some good friends of mine, and it's been going pretty well except for one little problem. The problem is that almost every time our party finds loot or gear, ...
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How can a Druid, Sorcerer, or Arcane Trickster use the spellbook from Tomb of Annihilation?

I'm running a home game of Tomb of Annihilation with a group consisting of a Druid, a Sorcerer and a Rogue that plans to became an Arcane Trickster. In one of the quests they can do they are offered a ...
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Can I buy non-essential, non-magical items in League play at my own leisure? [duplicate]

I played my first public 5e Adventurers League session. I got gold now and I want to buy helpful items and tools: mainly things like a component pouch, bull’s-eye lantern, candles, caltrops, etc. Also ...
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Disguise Kit: do I need proficiency to use it?

I have a disguise kit from my bard's initial equipment (Entertainer's Pack). Do I need proficiency in such kit to be able to use it, or would proficiency simply increase my chance of having success ...
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Do Arcane Tricksters need a spellbook? [duplicate]

In order to store their arcane spells, does an Arcane Trickster rogue need a spellbook?
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How do I adjudicate attempting to put manacles on an unwilling creature?

I have a player in my campaign who has recently wanted to use manacles. While the Player's Handbook entry for manacles describes in a pretty detailed way how difficult it is to escape from manacles, ...
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Full time carrying a weapon and shield

Are characters suppose to be carrying their weapons at the ready all the time? It came up in a game that one was always carrying around their weapon in their locked gauntlet which renders the time to ...
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Can you sell part of a pack to buy another pack in AL? [duplicate]

Adventurer's League player guide: Selling Equipment. You can sell any mundane equipment that your character possesses using the normal rules in the PHB. Purchasing Equipment. You can purchase ...