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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 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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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 ...