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Questions tagged [equipment]

For questions about items usable by a character, sometimes carried on their person.

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Is this homebrew equipment, Amulet of Honour, balanced? [on hold]

In a recent campaign that I am running one player is a Cleric with the War Domain. I made a special quest for him, which starts with his god making a request. If completed he will receive an amulet. ...
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Equipping the dagger vs the shield [on hold]

I want to figure out what is the better option, straight up damage or a chance to deflect in a game. I have two options, the first is to equip another dagger for 10% more damage. However, this ...
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What are the requirements for a wizard to successfully copy a spell from a scroll into their spell book?

What are the requirements for a wizard to successfully copy a spell from a scroll into their spell book? First, I’m thinking that copying a spell from a scroll is similar to copying a spell from my ...
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Are alchemical weapons treated like weapons or alchemical items?

I have seen conflicting answers to this question online, so I'd like some help nailing down a somewhat more definitive answer. For characters with 1 BAB or higher, are alchemical weapons (tanglefoot ...
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Are there any potential problems with this home-brew “Dueling Cape” as a substitute for a shield?

I play a swashbuckling rapier-wielding warblade named Vesuvio Monteverdi. He refuses to use a shield, as there is no honor in that. With DM permission, are there any potential mechanical and ...
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Tracking Might Cost for Wearing Armor

In Numenera, wearing armor with which you aren't trained causes you to spend Might points (pg.81 Core Rulebook) each hour. While all glaives start with abilities that mitigate part of this cost, ...
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Can PCs use nonmagical armor and weapons looted from monsters?

According to the PHB/basic rules, Weapons and armor used by monsters are rarely in good enough condition to sell. Are nonmagical weapons and armor used by monsters in good enough condition for ...
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Can a Skeleton created by Animate Dead use different equipment? [duplicate]

The description of the Animate Dead spell states: The target becomes a skeleton if you chose bones or a zombie if you chose a corpse (the DM has the creature’s game statistics). Assuming this ...
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How many spears or javelins can a hero reasonably carry unencumbered?

As an example, let's say that the hero is a Half Orc with a strength score of 20. They are wearing Chainmail armor, their main weapon is a two-handed glaive, and on their back they can carry spears or ...
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Should a wizard buy fine inks every time he want to copy spells into his spellbook?

PHB says that Wizards should use 'fine inks' for 50 gp for every levels of the spell he want to copy into his spellbook. The problem is that there are no any 'fine inks' in the PHB goods list, just ...
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What could you give to a Hawk animal companion to improve their battle effectiveness? [closed]

An idea I had was poisoning their talons, but one would have to keep dapping their talons in poison each encounter. Anything else you can think of? For a Ranger with a Hawk/Falcon animal companion.
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Can you create poisons/effects with a Herbalism Kit proficiency?

I am curious as to how far herbalism kits can be pushed. In the PHB (p. 153), it says about the herbalism kit: This kit contains a variety of instruments such as clippers, mortar and pestle, ...
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Can you repair magical equipment that has been damaged by a Zorbo?

Zorbos (from Tomb of Annihilation, p. 41) have the following Destructive Claws attack (emphasis mine): Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d6+1) slashing damage, and ...
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Does a druid starting with a bow start with no arrows?

A druid's starting equipment consists of: (a) a wooden shield or (b) any simple weapon (a) a scimitar or (b) any simple melee weapon Leather armor, an explorer’s pack, and a druidic focus ...
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Can my sorcerer use a spellbook only to collect spells and scribe scrolls, not cast?

I have been playing a sorcerer that went to wizard school as part of his backstory and often refers to himself as a terrible wizard. So he has a spellbook that I’ve spent time and gold on. He is not ...
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Sorcerer with Wizard spellbook — is selling it the only thing he can do to profit from it?

It is not uncommon for a Sorcerer to battle opposing wizards. Thus, it is not uncommon to obtain a spellbook as a loot. Is selling it for gold or giving away for some other benefit (still selling, ...
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How can I reskin the Headband of the Ninjitsu for a steampunk campaign? [closed]

My DM is running a steampunk Pathfinder campaign, and he's banned strictly magical objects and weapons. However, he has said that if we can reskin it to fit within the world (i.e. a wand is more akin ...
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Do AL rules let me pick different starting equipment?

I'm making an Adventurers League character. He's a fighter but I want to start him off with Medium Armor (Scale Armor) instead of Heavy Armor (Chain Mail). With my stats, the only difference between ...
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How can a party without cleric get access to hundreds of flasks of unholy water?

In one of the published adventures player characters needs huge amounts of unholy water, namely: Party currently consist of: Storm Druid Alchemist Rogue / Shadow Dancer Wizard All level 6, soon to ...
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Can you share a component pouch with another creature?

Can a wizard with a component pouch share their component pouch with another spellcasting player character?
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How long does it take to mine rock?

Long story short, I am currently running a campaign where there is a group in a dwarven mine that needs to do a time-sensitive mining operation. The group has about 6 dwarves with 14 strength each (...
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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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What is allowed to be a holy symbol?

One of my players is playing a Blood Hunter from the D&D beyond site. He wants to have his character be the Ghost Hunter based subclass and have his backstory be that he grew up in a ghost hunting ...
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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 ...