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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.

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What would be more effective: Immunity to nonmagical or general physical resistance?

I'm home brewing a Tarrasque-like monster for a high level one shot I'm planning, and for a mix of lore and gameplay reasons I'm debating if my beast should have the typical "immune to ...
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Are Echo Knights excluded from text that specifies “creature” [duplicate]

I understand that the majority of the posts on the internet classify the Echo Knight as an object and not a creature, including this post. However, does that preclude the Echo Knight from being ...
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What creatures/magic items offer resistance or immunity to nonmagical damage?

In 5e, I'd like to know the ways in which a creature can have immunity to all types of nonmagical damage, either through a stat block or a magic item. Specifically, I'm looking for a complete list ...
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AD&D 2e Creature immunities

So, unless I'm missing something, AD&D 2nd edition is not very informative about creature immunities... As a result, such things are up to individual Dungeon Master interpretations and campaign ...
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What is immune to spirit damage?

Spirit damage replaced alignment damage in Pathfinder 2e since the Remaster. Unfortunately, no Bestiary came out together with the new Player Core, so it is a bit unclear how spirit damage works. The ...
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Means of pretending to be Dominated, thralled, or Charmed

Is there any means for a character to pretend to be subject to a mind-effecting spell or ability after resisting or being immune, so as not to alert the caster?
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Is there any way to get immunity to unconsciousness?

Preferably permanently and without losing class abilities. I tried searching for this immunity, through races, feats and backgrounds, but so far only found the moon druid's transformation into an ...
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Does an attack with a sword enchanted with Continual Flame count as a magical attack for the purposes of damage resistances? [duplicate]

If you take a mundane Longsword and enchant it with Continual Flame (or Light), do attacks using the enchanted weapon count as a magical attack for the purposes of overcoming immunities or resistances ...
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Fire Immunity as a racial feat

I want to give one of my players a racial feat for his custom race (basically a goliath). The race is heavily influenced by the ifreet/efreet of Final Fantasy - and therfore it seems appropriate to ...
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Is a Stone Giant immune from Petrification?

Can a Medusa's Gaze attack, say, petrify a Stone Giant? For example a Fire Giant is immune from Fire, the same for Frost giants for cold etc. It seams to follow that a stone giant should have immunity ...
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Gathered Swarm damage vs resistance and immunity

Assume we're a Swarmkeeper Ranger who's fighting a werewolf and attacking with a magical weapon. Does the swarm's damage affect the werewolf? More precisely, there are two questions: Is the swarm's ...
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Do Smite spells work on Tiamat?

Tiamat has the Limited Magic Immunity trait, I know that much. But the wording confuses me: Unless she wishes to be affected, Tiamat is immune to spells of 6th level or lower. [...] I understand ...
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Does Limited Magic Immunity protect against a Wand of Fear's command effect?

The monster to potentially be targeted with a Wand of Fear, has the Limited Magic Immunity feature, which reads as follows: Limited Magic Immunity. Unless it wishes to be affected, this creature is ...
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Homebrew Parchment Golem monster v1.2

This is a continuation of my first attempt to get a review of a monster stat block. If I'm doing something wrong, let me know. Homebrew Parchment Golem monster My goal for this creature is to be a ...
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Can a creature be targeted by future uses of eyebite if they are immune to the initial casting?

The party is fighting a masked assassin, and the wizard, wanting to question the assassin, casts Eyebite and attempts to use the Asleep effect. However, the assassin was an elf, and is thus immune to ...
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Does Fatal and/or Deadly apply when attacking a critical hit-immune target?

Critical hit immunity specifies 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 ...
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I'm worried about nerfing the Players too much by adding an immunity to Radiant Damage to a monster type

In my setting most of the Outer Planes have individually suffered apocalyptic catastrophes. The Abyss has been, for several decades before the players even see their first demon, beset by chronic ...
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Will a creature with damage immunity take damage from Phantasmal Force?

Phantasmal Force can create the illusion of a creature or phenomoenon, and will deal 1d6 psychic damage per round because of the victim believes that it is real. What will happen if you create the ...
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Can a player's damage immunity be balanced out when paired with a vulnerability?

Would it be balanced to allow a player to be a race which from 1st level had immunity to an elemental damage type (example: fire), but was paired with a vulnerability to another damage type (example: ...
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Can Tiamat's breath weapons pass through a non-upcast Wall of Force?

The party will eventually be facing Tiamat, as an end-of-campaign event. At the present time, they are considering the effectiveness of wall of force as a defensive barrier against her. Wall of Force ...
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Is Insubstantial 3 and 4 meant to guard against Affliction?

I recently had a player ask me if their Incorporeal hero would be affected by the cold weather around him. My initial thought was that the power protected against all effects of physical or energy ...
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What happens if a creature has both damage absorption and vulnerability?

For example, a grave domain cleric gives an Iron Golem vulnerability to all damage, and someone else deals fire damage to the golem. Will the golem be healed for twice the amount it normally would be, ...
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Magic weapons being given to NPCs because I am immune to nonmagical weapon attacks

I'm playing a tiefling path of the totem warrior barbarian (my totem is bear) in D&D 5E and due to backstory reasons I have been given a feat called Skin of the Myrmidon. Skin of the Myrmidon ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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&...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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" ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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