Questions tagged [immunities]

For questions about the scope or function of an immunity to something within an RPG system. Generally, an immunity is a defensive ability that protects completely against a certain kind of harmful or potentially harmful thing.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
21 votes
1 answer
5k views

What in the lore makes Krakens immune to lightning?

I don't understand, thematically, why a sea creature would be immune to lightning. Where exactly does a Kraken gain its immunity to lightning from? My players are going to fight a Kraken soon and I'd ...
user avatar
  • 313
2 votes
2 answers
283 views

Does a creature immune to all magic have immunity to +1 Weapons? [closed]

We were fighting a magic creature, and it was immune to all magic attacks. I have a +1 shortsword, but the DM said that it had no effect on the creature since it's a magic weapon. Is this correct? ...
user avatar
-2 votes
2 answers
190 views

Does a Rakshasa take damage from the damage bonus granted by an Evocation wizard's Empowered Evocation feature?

The Rakshasa has the Limited Magic Immunity trait: Limited Magic Immunity. The rakshasa can't be affected or detected by spells of 6th level or lower unless it wishes to be. [...] As noted in this Q&...
user avatar
  • 25k
3 votes
1 answer
124 views

Does partial immunity to fear disqualify one for Craven?

The feat Craven (Champions of Ruin 17) gives a character -2 to saves vs. fear effects, and requires that the character "cannot be immune to fear." This question discusses how immunity to ...
user avatar
9 votes
2 answers
1k views

What is the significance of the errata that removed the Artillerist artificer's Eldritch Cannon's immunity to conditions?

When Eberron: Rising from the Last War was published in November 2019, the version of the Artillerist artificer published in it originally contained this line (p. 59): It is immune to poison damage, ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
159 views

What cleric and wizard spells can I use to maximize my immunities?

I'm currently trying to maximize the amount of things my character is immune to. My current situation is: Aasimar/Lesser Aasimar/Saint. Bard 1/Sha'ir 1/Geomancer 2/Incantatrix 3/Ur Priest 1/Mystic ...
user avatar
  • 1,134
4 votes
1 answer
87 views

Is a ghoul immune vs roadroach attacks?

Ghouls are immune vs radiation damage and roadroaches deal just that. Does that now mean the ghoul takes NO damage? Or does it mean the ghoul takes damage but the radiation effect does not come into ...
user avatar
  • 7,183
23 votes
4 answers
2k views

Can a Pyromancer Sorcerer deal fire damage to a creature under the effect of Invulnerability?

Can a Pyromancer Sorcerer deal fire damage to a creature that is under the effect of Invulnerability? The spell Invulnerability (XGtE) states: You are immune to all damage until the spell ends. The ...
user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
241 views

What ways are there to damage or reduce the hit points of a creature who is under the effect of the Invulnerability spell?

The spell 'Invulnerability (XGtE)' states: You are immune to all damage until the spell ends. Are there any items/abilities/spells/etc. that can be used to bypass this immunity while the spell is ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
160 views

Сan a creature that is immune to fear be under the effects of Madness?

Сan a creature that is immune to fear be under the effects of Madness? For example, can a creature under a Heroism spell be under the effect of Madness?
user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
238 views

Does the Life Bubble spell protect against the Irradiate spell and areas of radiation?

The life bubble spell in Pathfinder 1E gives the following immunities to its targets: This shell enables the subjects to breathe freely, even underwater or in a vacuum, as well as making them immune ...
user avatar
  • 31.1k
11 votes
2 answers
2k views

Vorpal Sword versus Armor of Invulnerability

The rules for a Vorpal Sword include When you attack a creature that has at least one head with this weapon and roll a 20 on the attack roll, you cut off one of the creature’s heads. The creature ...
user avatar
  • 221
10 votes
4 answers
752 views

How many condition immunities can a player character amass?

How many condition immunities can a player character amass? Answers should follow most of the same specifications detailed in the question: How many damage types can a player character become immune ...
user avatar
  • 18.7k
15 votes
2 answers
2k views

How many damage types can a player character become immune to?

Reading about Werewolves, which are immune to "Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing from Nonmagical Attacks that aren't Silvered", I wondered: How many damage types can a PC become immune to? ...
user avatar
  • 1,843
7 votes
6 answers
6k views

Overpowered pyromancer (Kaladesh) nuking the battlefield for the lulz: fixing our Icewind Dale campaign [closed]

Story We're starting an Icewind Dale campaign with level 15'ish characters we've built up through 4 previous campaigns. The team is concerned that one player (pyromancer, Roy "Trogdor" ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
214 views

Spellthief, Steal spell and Sneak attack immunity

Simple question. It's never clear if you can use the Steal Spell feature of the SpellThief on targets immunised to Sneak Attack. Since you have to trigger a Sneak Attack in order to be able to trade ...
user avatar
  • 31
2 votes
0 answers
38 views

RAW, are undead and constructs affected by disease? [duplicate]

I can't find any information on constructs or undead having a disease immunity. The Contagion spell gives diseases. Could someone, RAW, cast Contagion on a stone golem, for example, and give it ...
user avatar
  • 456
1 vote
1 answer
481 views

Does the Mind Blank spell protect against the secondary effects of the Tasha's Mind Whip spell?

The description of the mind blank spell says: Until the spell ends, one willing creature you touch is immune to psychic damage, any effect that would sense its emotions or read its thoughts, ...
user avatar
  • 752
5 votes
1 answer
229 views

When extra damage dice are listed in a critical effect, do they apply to crit-immune targets?

In the immunity rules, we read: Immunity to critical hits works a little differently. When a creature immune to critical hits is critically hit by a Strike or other attack that deals damage, it takes ...
user avatar
  • 1,061
5 votes
1 answer
281 views

How do Aura of Devotion and Beguiling Twist interact?

At level 7, the Fey Wanderer ranger gets a feature called Beguiling Twist. The relevant part reads: Whenever you or a creature you can see within 120 feet of you succeeds on a saving throw against ...
user avatar
16 votes
1 answer
2k views

As a Werewolf who is immune to non-magic physical damage, can Swarm of Rot Grubs get past my skin

I'm a part of a homebrew setting 5e game where the real homebrew, outside of lore, is only custom monsters that are rarely made by the DM as he prefers to use normal D&D monsters when he can. In ...
user avatar
19 votes
3 answers
2k views

Does the silence spell have an effect on a Rakshasa?

Does the silence spell work on a Rakshasa? I know that Rakshasa can't be affected by spells of 6th level or lower ... but does that apply to spell with verbal components, or in a case where it does ...
user avatar
11 votes
2 answers
2k views

Is there a monster that has resistance to magical attacks on top of immunity against nonmagical attacks?

I was wondering if there is an official monster in 5th edition that has resistance against any combination of bludgeoning, piercing or slashing damage and an immunity against any combination of ...
user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
358 views

Can you apply Hex damage when the target is immune to the initial damage?

The Warlock is fighting a Ochre Jelly. On his turn, he cast Hex on the Jelly as a bonus action, then hits it with his Short sword. The Ochre Jelly is immune to the slashing damage, so the attack ...
user avatar
7 votes
4 answers
3k views

Does the Pyromancer sorcerer's Fiery Soul feature totally bypass immunity to fire damage?

The Pyromancer sorcerous origin from Plane Shift: Kaladesh has a feature called Fiery Soul: At 18th level, you gain immunity to fire damage. In addition, any spell or effect you create ignores ...
user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
1k views

Does the Pyromancer sorcerer's Fiery Soul feature work with the Elemental Adept feat (fire damage) to effectively ignore immunity as well?

The Pyromancer sorcerous origin from Plane Shift: Kaladesh gains the Fiery Soul feature at 18th level. Part of its description says: [...] any spell or effect you create ignores resistance to fire ...
user avatar
  • 956
-3 votes
1 answer
1k views

Whats the most unkillable, immortal character possible pre-epic in D&D 3.5? [closed]

I'm trying to make a character that's as unkillable as possible without the use of epic feats or Wish cheese. Preferably I'd like to stay away from things like Pun Pun that just do everything and gain ...
user avatar
  • 93
8 votes
2 answers
1k views

Are there any other ways for lycanthropes to hurt other lycanthropes?

As written, lycanthropes cannot damage one another as they have immunity to non-silvered, non-magic attacks and their stack block attacks are exclusively of these types (and see: Can a Werewolf ...
user avatar
  • 25k
11 votes
1 answer
1k views

Does immunity to piercing damage make you immune to the pull effect of the Thorn Whip spell?

The description of the thorn whip cantrip says: You create a long, vine-like whip covered in thorns that lashes out at your command toward a creature in range. Make a melee spell attack against the ...
user avatar
29 votes
1 answer
2k views

Are creatures that are immune to disease unaffected by the Harm spell?

The Harm spell, flavourfully, states it creates a virulent disease: You unleash a virulent disease on a creature that you can see within range. It later calls out that Any effect that removes a ...
user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
442 views

If a fear-immune creature's immunity is removed by a Draconic Malice spell and it becomes panicked, what happens when it leaves the spell's aura?

If I have an active Draconic Malice spell taking away the fear immunity of all creatures around me, and say I inflict the Panicked condition for 20 rounds on a paladin in my aura. The paladin then ...
user avatar
  • 5,784
14 votes
2 answers
630 views

If you save to become immune to a creature's trait/ability, are you immune to that trait/ability from all such creatures?

So a Pit Fiend has a neat little thing called a fear aura. Essentially if you start in it, you have to make a save or be frightened. We know from a related question that the rules for combining ...
user avatar
  • 628
16 votes
1 answer
868 views

What are all the ways that stacking resistance becomes immunity by RAW?

In this supplement for Rise of Tiamat, on page 4, the properties of the "dragon mask" magic items are described, including this property (bold emphasis mine): Damage Absorption. You have ...
user avatar
  • 77.1k
9 votes
3 answers
436 views

Do creatures immune to poison still make saving throws?

At 11th level, monks gain immunity to poison. The Poison Healer feat lets you restore hit points when you "succeed on a Fortitude save against a poison". Can monks chug poison to heal themselves, or ...
user avatar
  • 3,413
6 votes
1 answer
265 views

Does gaining immunity to a condition apply immediately to a current condition?

What happens when a creature gains immunity to a condition while it currently has that condition? (For a list of conditions see Rules Compendium 229–35.) For example, the level 6 battlemind daily ...
user avatar
5 votes
3 answers
1k views

Are there any abilities or magic items that allow weapon attacks to ignore damage immunity?

DnDBeyond recently released a League of Legends themed adventure that introduces new unofficial subclasses that, while certainly interesting, pose some serious balance ramifications. One of the ...
user avatar
  • 11.1k
7 votes
1 answer
1k views

Does the Iron Flask magic item work on a creature that is immune to the charmed condition?

The description of the iron flask magic item states, in part: You can use an action to remove the flask's stopper and release the creature the flask contains. The creature is friendly to you and ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
1k views

How can I become immune to fall damage?

How can I become immune to fall damage? I don’t mean things like feather fall that slow your descent or flight that prevents it from happening altogether; I'm more looking for an option that lets you ...
user avatar
22 votes
1 answer
7k views

Can a 6th level monk choose to not deal magical damage with unarmed strikes?

In my campaign we have a 6th level monk. She has: Ki-Empowered Strikes Starting at 6th level, your unarmed strikes count as magical for the purpose of overcoming resistance and immunity to nonmagical ...
user avatar
  • 9,566
10 votes
2 answers
1k views

Does Blood in the Water work if I score a critical hit on something immune to critical hits?

Blood in the Water (Tome of Battle, p. 86) states: While you are in this stance, you whip yourself into a terrible rage. When you score a critical hit against an opponent, you enter a near frenzied ...
user avatar
  • 1,280
2 votes
0 answers
32 views

Do enhancements count as magic when it comes to magic immunity? [duplicate]

I was looking at a construct's immunities and noticed "immune to magic" in its list. Naturally, this means you can't really cast spells at it. How does this affect magical weapons? Do Enhancement ...
user avatar
  • 21
8 votes
3 answers
268 views

What counts as "any addition or subtraction to the damage" for damage immunity?

According to the "Resistance and Vulnerability" section in the introduction to Xanathar's Guide to Everything (p. 5): Here’s the order that you apply modifiers to damage: (1) any relevant damage ...
user avatar
  • 2,268
5 votes
1 answer
230 views

What happens when a creature under an effect gains immunity to that effect?

For my first example, let's say that a creature has contracted Filth Fever, and subsequently gains immunity to disease. The source could be anything, a Periapt of Health, or perhaps they gained their ...
user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
2k views

Are creatures with the immune to poisoned condition immune to poison damage?

For example Flesh Golem is immune to the poisoned condition... would that make them immune to poison damage?
user avatar
  • 517
11 votes
1 answer
426 views

How does the cantrip Infestation interact with immunity to poison?

I really like this spell for my Druid and I was wondering if the non-damage effect of the spell would still take place, even if a creature has immunity to Poison fails its saving throw? The target ...
user avatar
  • 7,410
6 votes
1 answer
643 views

Does Enlarge/Reduce affect Stone golems?

Does the Enlarge/Reduce spell affect the Stone Golem? I had a player try to cast it on one, but I countered it because of the immutable form ability saying that counts as trying to change the form.
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
143 views

Does Immunity/Resistance to a type of damage count as Damage Reduction?

Does Immunity to a type of damage or Resistance to a type of damage count as Damage Reduction?
user avatar
  • 1,280
10 votes
1 answer
2k views

What ways are there for a PC to negate poison damage resistance or immunity from an enemy?

For example; a player has time to prepare before a fight with a creature that is resistant or immune to poison. Are there ways to negate poison resistance or immunity? (Even temporarily by magic, an ...
user avatar
10 votes
3 answers
5k views

Does the Grave Cleric's "Path to the Grave" feature replace a creature's damage immunity with vulnerability?

Let's say a creature (like a devil) is normally immune to fire damage. The unfortunate devil is within 30ft of a Grave Cleric and their Sorcerer friend. The Grave Cleric uses their Path to the grave ...
user avatar
  • 26.2k
6 votes
3 answers
5k views

Is there a way to bypass resistance/immunity to necrotic damage?

There are 19 creatures in the Monster Manual that are resistant to necrotic damage. By comparison, only 4 are resistant to radiant damage. This makes playing a Warlock or necromancer Wizard, or using ...
user avatar
  • 1,688