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.

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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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Is the Shadow Pin maneuver prevented by the Freedom of Movement spell?

Freedom of Movement RAW is a mess, and we don't know what it stops exactly. Relevant 3.5e question (but applicable to Pathfinder 1e as far as I know): What Are Freedom of Movement's Limits? ...
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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 ...
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Does the Avatar of Death make “attacks” for the purposes of resistance or immunity?

The Avatar of Death is an undead summoned by one of the bad cards in the Deck of Many Things. It has the Reaping Scythe action as its only way to deal damage to other creatures, and it has no feature ...
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Which conditions are the most monsters immune to, and which are the fewest immune to?

Related to this question: What are the most and least-resisted damage types? Which conditions are the most monsters immune to? And which conditions are the fewest monsters immune to? I was looking ...
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Why are elves immune to a ghoul's paralyzing touch?

I was reading Are Half-Elves immune to the paralyzing property of a Ghoul's Claw action? and it struck me that I have no idea as to why elves would be immune to the paralyzing touch of a ghoul, ...
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Are there creatures that are resistant/immune to falling damage?

From my experience in 5th edition D&D, I've seen many creatures resist or be immune to bludgeoning damage from weapons, but never to bludgeoning damage from falling. The only instance I know is a ...
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Is there a way to bypass resistance/immunity to fire damage?

I want to use fire-based spells for thematic reasons and a lot of things have immunity to it. Is there a feat or class feature I could use to bypass/reduce those? For example, is there something ...
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What does Fortitude Immunity include?

According to Mutants & Masterminds 3e RAW would a flat Immunity to Fortitude Checks include immunity to: suffocation, thirst and starvation and sleep? The Player insists that it does, and hopes ...
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Can good-aligned damage hurt good creatures

Recently I've been trying to make my dream characters into tangible concepts which is why I've asked so many different class-related questions. I was skimming through templates and found the soulfire ...
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If a creature is immune to the incapacitated condition but not the unconscious condition, can it still take actions while unconscious?

I suppose the question also applies to petrified, paralyzed, and stunned as they also inflict incapacitated, but unconscious was the strangest to me.
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What happens when exhaustion passes 6th level on an immune creature?

On another question - Is an Immune creature considered to have the condition without suffering its effects? - it was concluded that a creature could gain exhaustion levels, while being immune to the ...
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Is an Immune creature considered to have the condition without suffering its effects?

In this question asking about a homebrew mechanic involving exhaustion, the accepted answer points out an exploit using a moon druid's combat wildshape - Taking the form of an elemental would avoid ...
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How can I make walls immune to fire damage?

What options are there, preferably but not necesarilly through using the Abjuration school of magic, to make sure that the walls of a room are completely immune to fire damage, and thus incapable of ...
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Is sneak attack affected by resistance/immunity to weapon attacks?

Sneak attack says: Once per turn, you can deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with an attack if you have advantage on the attack roll. The attack must use a finesse or a ranged weapon. ...
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Does the damage from sharpshooter get added against creatures with immunities?

Lets say I am attacking a foe with a magic bow and and I have the Sharpshooter feat. If he has immunity against non magical weapons, does the +10 damage from sharpshooter still apply?
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Does the Phantasmal Killer spell affect creatures immune to being frightened?

The description of the phantasmal killer spell says (PHB p. 265, emphases mine): You tap into the nightmares of a creature you can see within range and create an illusory manifestation of its ...
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Barring Epic Boons, is there a way to gain immunity to fire damage?

Is there a way, barring Epic Boons, for a player character to gain full immunity to fire damage. I know it's easy to gain resistance by, for example, being a tiefling or casting a spell that grants ...
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Is there any written RAW definition for 'Immunity' in the Source Books?

When reading stat blocks in the Monster Manual there's once in a while a mention of monsters having immunity to certain damage types. While the natural language understanding of that term is ...
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What creatures (if any) are immune to a Shadow's Strength Drain ability?

Shadows are powerful / feared for their Strength Drain ability: Strength Drain. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 9 (2d6 + 2) necrotic damage, and the target's ...
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Is there a way to become immune to Possession all the time?

I'm going to be running an Eberron game soon, and one of the players has expressed an interest in playing one of the Inspired 'gone rogue'. Unfortunately, the rules for Possession of the Inspired are ...
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Route to Divine Spell Immunity?

Parameter: this is RAW. I can pretty well guess RAI doesn't agree. So I'm asking this from a 1) RAW viewpoint, and 2) DM viewpoint. So, I've been browsing Occult Rituals because I have an occult-...
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Do multiple resistances combine into immunity? [closed]

If my character for D&D has resistance to spells and magical damage (a yuan-ti) and if a class feature also gives resistance to spells and magical damage, does that mean my character would have ...
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What are all the ways that a PC can become immune to the frightened condition?

Question I'm interested in ways to become permanently immune to the frightened condition. I hope this is considered a bounded list question and therefore on-topic. I've so far only considered race- ...
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How does a ghost's Horrifying Visage aging interact with immunity to the frightened condition?

Assume Bob the Brave is immune to the frightened condition. He is faced with a ghost, that attempts to use Horrifying Visage against him. Does his immunity prevent him from rolling the save, failing ...
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What happens when the Immolation spell is cast on a creature immune to fire damage?

I am already aware of these questions: "Does a creature that is immune to all outcomes (conditions, damage, etc.) of an effect still make a saving throw?" "Is a creature immune to a spell's damage ...
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Does immunity to fear prevent a mummy's Dreadful Glare from paralyzing a character?

A Mummy has an ability called Dreadful Glare: The mummy targets one creature it can see within 60 feet of it. If the target can see the mummy, it must succeed on a DC 11 Wisdom saving throw ...
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Does a creature that is immune to all outcomes (conditions, damage, etc.) of an effect still make a saving throw?

Let's say a 5th level Lore Bard casts fear on a violet fungus not knowing that it is immune to the frightened condition. Does the violet fungus still make a saving throw? In particular, is a saving ...
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For the purpose of magic immunity, does Counterspell target the caster or the spell?

In the MM it states that the rakshasa is immune to magic of 6th level or lower. Does this include the counterspell spell or does counterspell target the spell and not the creature?
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Would houseruling two or more instances of resistance to the same element as immunity be overly unbalanced?

Would it be overly unbalanced if a DM were to houserule that two or more instances of resistance to the same element (such as fire) to be treated as immunity?
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Does immunity to damage from nonmagical attacks negate a rogue's Sneak Attack damage?

My party came across an encounter against a creature that is supposed to be immune to damage from non-magical attacks. This isn't much of a problem for us, as we have magic weapons. But our rogue ...
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Are Warforged affected by a troglodyte's Stench or other poison-based effects?

In the Warforged's description, it states that they don't need to breathe. So one of my players told me he would shut down his smell sensors or something like that so he won't be affected by something ...
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Booming Blade or Green Flame Blade: Utility against creatures with immunity to non-magical damage?

Both Booming Blade and Green Flame Blade have the following text: You make a single melee weapon attack against a creature you can see within the spell's range. If the attack hits... Reading this ...
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Does trying to charm an uncharmable creature cost a spell slot?

I'm soon going to DM for the first time; we'll be playing 5e. If my players try to charm a creature with a condition immunity to being charmed, will they still lose a spell slot? They are all first ...
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Does a Mace of Disruption's Frightened effect override some undead's immunity to the Frightened condition?

The description of the Mace of Disruption states: When you hit a fiend or an undead with this magic weapon [...] If the target has 25 hit points or fewer after taking this damage, it must succeed ...
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Does the Invulnerability spell protect me from the shared damage of the Warding Bond spell?

As a Wizard, I can cast Invulnerability (XGtE, p. 160) on myself, which states: You are immune to all damage until the spell ends. If I then cast Warding Bond, do I suffer the reflected damage ...
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What is the lore reason for Giant Spiders being immune to mind-affecting spells?

The Giant Spider is immune to all mind-affecting spells. To me this seems arbitrary and I was wondering if there was a in-world justification for it, or if it's a reference to some other story or ...
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What magic items grant you immunity to charm?

In order to find magic items that would counter the Sleep spell, I'm searching for magic items that grant the user immunity to Charm effects. I am asking mostly for NPCs. In order to best determine a ...
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Can a character who is immune to mind-affecting effects benefit from the Craven feat?

The Craven feat, which provides bonus damage on sneak attacks, has an unusual prerequisite: Cannot be immune to fear If a character is immune to mind-affecting effects (such as via a Mind Blank ...
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Is there a way to acquire immunity to ability drain without changing type or gaining a divine rank?

Is there a way to acquire immunity to ability drain without changing type or gaining a divine rank? Assume a humanoid creature type and up to 20 levels. Prefer (in order): Permanent innate ...
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Can a creature with an immunity to the prone condition still choose to go prone?

Can a creature with immunity to the prone condition voluntarily go prone, such as a ghost that wants to impose disadvantage on ranged attacks against it? If so, does such a creature who went prone in ...
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Can a warlock with the Raven Queen patron have their raven Help against an enemy, then perch on their shoulder to avoid being harmed?

The Raven Queen warlock patron (from Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard) grants the Sentinel Raven feature at 1st level, part of which says: While perched on your shoulder, the raven can’t be ...
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Can you use Sneak Attack tradeoffs on creatures immune to sneak attack?

Some feats/abilities allow you to trade off sneak attack dice for other effects. For Example, the Deep Poisoning feat description says: When making a sneak attack with a poisoned weapon, you may ...
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Does immunity to ability damage also mean immunity to ability drain?

In the SRD section on Special Abilities, ability damage and ability drain are both grouped under Ability Score Loss, and states that one is temporary while the other is permanent. Are drain and ...
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What happens when a Vampire gets hit with the Disintegrate spell?

Just for a clear concept the players are Vampires and they are about to face a Beholder. A Vampire has the Undead Type Traits: (p317 MM) No Constitution score Immunity to any effect that ...
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How does the secondary effect of the Heat Metal spell interact with a creature resistant/immune to fire damage?

This is the description for the spell heat metal: Choose a manufactured metal object, such as a metal weapon or a suit of heavy or medium metal armor, that you can see within range. You cause the ...