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Questions tagged [equipment]

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

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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. Backpacks can carry 4 Bulk worth of items, and Belt Pouches can carry 4 Light items each. Sheaths will hold your weapons just fine, but you're ...
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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 ...
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Has Anyone Created a SpellBook for Their Character to Use as a Prop? [closed]

One of my players wanted a 'quick' (aka easy to make) spellbook as a prop for their character I was going to recommend using a leather bound journal and printing the actual spells from their class (...
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Is Ceremony required to make holy water?

Under the item description for Holy Water, we see the following: A cleric or paladin may create holy water by performing a special ritual. The ritual takes 1 hour to perform, uses 25 gp worth of ...
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Can background starting GP also be used to buy stuff before you start your campaign? [duplicate]

As an alternative to your class and background starting equipment you can roll to see how much GP you have and you can "buy" your equipment while making your character. Does the same "buying" rule ...
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Is your “Push, Drag or Lift” weight capacity affected by your carrying gear weight?

I'm currently DMing with the Encumbrance variant, and both my players and I love to add some depth or realistic sense to almost every aspect in the game (that we are able perceive). But, as a matter ...
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What exactly are gauntlets?

In a question I asked, the gauntlets were said to be considered an armor/shield type of equipment instead of being a weapon (in the comments of this answer), despite their listing in the weapons page. ...
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Having a Book that automatically stores the knowledge of the owner/attuned? [closed]

I was thinking about what items would really help a forgetful player and I was thinking about how an item that automatically records the knowledge of the character would actually help. My idea was ...
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What's an absorbing shield's saving throw DC?

The Dungeon Master Guide describes the absorbing shield, saying that "it can disintegrate an object that it touches, as the spell," but the description doesn't provide a save DC against this effect. ...
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When creating an item with artisan's tools, are there any additional requirements?

it Xanathar's Guide to Everything, it states that when crafting an item: "...a character needs to be proficient with the tools needed to craft an item and have access to the appropriate equipment." ...
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Can a Wizard identify the spells in another spellbook without copying them into their own?

If a Wizard finds the spellbook of the evil Wizard they discovered, how does the process of finding out which spells are in the spellbook work? (Assume the evil Wizard didn't simply write the spells' ...
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What items are considered “worn or carried”?

What defines a worn or carried object, for the purposes of spells like Burning Hands and Firebolt? They ignite items, but specifically not things worn or carried. Does carried mean wielded in hand, ...
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Can animated undead wear armor and use weapons?

A wizard has just killed a group of heavily armored fighters with great weapons. He uses Animate Dead on the bodies. The spell reads as: This spell creates an Undead servant. Choose a pile of bones ...
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What is the HP of gauntlets?

What is the HP of a pair of medium gauntlets? Under the damaging objects rules where this information should be listed, it seems to be missing. Bladed, ranged, and shafted weapons are listed, but ...
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If PCs bought Volo’s guide from him - how much about creatures do they know?

A recent WotC published adventure gives PCs the opportunity to meet Volo and even buy his self-proclaimed “famous” Volo’s Guide to Monsters book in-game. Spoiler below: This raises a few questions. ...
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Does attacking a net harm creatures trapped within?

A Large or smaller creature hit by a net is Restrained until it is freed. [...] Dealing 5 slashing damage to the net (AC 10) also frees the creature without harming it, ending the effect and ...