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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Can Maximilian's Earthen Grasp or Bigby's Hand target a Rakshasa?

A Rakshasa has the following trait: Limited Magic Immunity. The rakshasa is immune to spells of 6th level or lower unless it wishes to be affected. It has advantage on saving throws against all ...
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Is a Rakshasa immune to Animate Objects?

A Rakshasa has the following trait: Limited Magic Immunity. The rakshasa is immune to spells of 6th level or lower unless it wishes to be affected. It has advantage on saving throws against all ...
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How to bypass Immunities that counter Enervation effects

We are fighting a lot of high level demons, it is probably going to be worse. My Wizard is specialized on Enervation (Spell Perfection, Mythic). I am looking for ways to deliver the spell even if I ...
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Splitting Poison Damage with a Shield Guardian

Very similar to this question (Does Warding Bond carry over damage type?), but I can't seem to come to an agreement with one of the other players as this is a different situation. My character has a ...
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Can a creature with blindsight that is not immune to the Blinded condition suffer the effects of Blindness?

Not every creature with Blindsight is immune to the Blinded condition (like bats). However, blindsight seems to work for those that can't see, and Blinded is about not being able to See. RAW seems ...
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Disabling creature immune to mind affecting

I am playing an Artificer (Lv 5), focused on control spells/scrolls. We recently ran through the following encounter: Five creatures looking like zombies, immune to mind affecting spells (as all ...
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Can a creature that is immune to magic be affected by a spell that ignores spell resistance?

In D&D 3.5 and/or Pathfinder if a creature is immune to magic, does a spell that has "SR: No" affect it ? I ask cause technically its a spell and is magic, but of course spells that don't allow ...
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Is there a way to make Sneak Attack reliable instead of situational?

I've always found sneak attack to be unreliable, due to how many things have immunity to it. Are there any ways to get around this unreliability issue, or am I just going to have to live with having ...
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Just how immune to paralysis is a creature that's immune to paralysis?

Is there a distinction between paralysis and a paralysis effect? The Monster Manual Glossary on paralysis says, "Unlike hold person and similar effects, a paralysis effect does not allow a new save ...
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Can a Werewolf actually hurt another Werewolf?

This came up today in Curse of Strahd. One of the werewolves wanted to aid the party in taking out some of her fellows. It occurred to me that a Werewolf in hybrid form does piercing (bite) and ...
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Any way to overcome a Paladin's immunity to disease without GM fiat?

Is there any way to overcome a paladin's immunity to disease without a gm fiat? The goal is to make a paladin able to fall ill through any means possible without him losing his immunity, but instead ...
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What makes a weapon magical, for the purpose of immunity to non-magical weapons?

I am planning on having an encounter with a monster that has immunity to basically any attack from a non-magical weapon. Now, my players mostly have weapons with magical qualities, but they are not ...
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Is a golem immune to a Dread Necromancer's Charnel Touch?

Imagine a situation: you're a Dread Necromancer with a ring of spiderclimb, and you're stuck in the room with the only exit being guarded by a [nonspecific] golem. You're out of spells, but you still ...
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How do you distinguish between magic effects that bypass immunity and those that don't?

This question was triggered by a question with respect to punching with Ogre Gauntlets and counting the unarmed attack as a magical attack for purposes of bypassing immunity. Basically, it goes like ...
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Should I adjust encounter challenge for PCs with damage immunities?

Recently, two of my PCs became afflicted with lycanthropy (of the wererat variety). According to the Monster Manual, characters with lycanthropy acquire the damage immunities of their respective ...
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Can undead be frightened?

So in a campaign as a paladin, I cast Wrathful Smite and hit an undead creature. Can undead be affected by the frightened condition?
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Does the damage from unarmed strikes bypass non-magical/silvered/adamantine weapon resistance and immunity?

Various creatures such as lycanthropes and golems are listed as being immune to damage from weapons not of a particular type. As unarmed strikes are not counted as weapons, but can be used as weapon ...
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Does immunity to a keyword in a multi-effect power confer immunity to the whole ability or only part of it?

For instance, consider a character who is immune to fear, adjacent to a Sibriex Chain Master, which has the aura: Sibriex Horror (fear, psychic)✦Aura 3 Any enemy that ends its turn within the ...
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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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Does magic immunity have any impact on a monster's DR in Pathfinder?

My players will encounter a Flesh Golem. It has DR 5/adamantine and is immune to magic (and othe construct traits). My players possess each +1 magic weapons and they will use it. I can imagine that ...
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Is a creature immune to a spell's damage type immune to the spell's other effects?

I'm thinking about creatures immune to necrotic damage, for example, and Chill Touch's effect (on a hit, prevents gaining hit points). RAW, I'm leaning towards no, but wanted to confirm.
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Are immunities only working if you want them to?

For example, a Necropolitan Dread Necromancer just leveled, earning herself the class ability Negative Energy Resistance. However, she has always been using her Charnel Touch ability to heal herself. ...
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Are any creatures in 5e immune to all disease according to the manuals?

In fifth edition D&D, do any of the manuals specify that a creature (besides players) can be immune to all diseases or is this left up to DM discretion? Say for example that the party comes up ...
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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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Does the Elemental Adept feat pierce immunity to the chosen damage type?

The Elemental Adept feat allows spells of a single damage type to ignore any resistance to that damage type. Does this effect apply to immunity as well? For instance, if I cast Fireball on a Fire ...
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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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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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What happens if you cast Energy Immunity (Fire), then Energy Immunity (Acid)?

What would happen if you cast an Energy Immunity (Fire), then follow it up with an Energy Immunity (Acid)? Are you now immune to both Fire & Acid for the duration of the spells, or does the second ...

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