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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Does the Spores Druid's “Fungal Body” feature grant immunity to poison damage in addition to the poisoned condition?

So at level 14, the Circle of Spores druid from the Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica gets the Fungal Body feature, which gives them immunity to the blinded, deafened, stunned and poisoned conditions and ...
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How would I stat a creature to be immune to everything but the Magic Missile spell? (just for fun)

My DM has, for the sake of adding some light-hearted fun to our campaign, introduced a magic chicken that has 1HP but can only die due to the magic missile spell. My question is, if we were to create ...
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Is there a creature that is resistant or immune to damage from a non-magical source other than bludgeoning, slashing, and piercing?

Reading this question: Is there a distinction between magical damage and nonmagical damage? I was wondering if there is a monster that is resistant or immune to damage from a non-magical source other ...