Questions tagged [incorporeal]
For questions relating to something or someone that does not inhabit a corporeal form (is disembodied), whether temporarily or permanently.
Does moving behind full cover count as "leaving the opponent's reach" for purposes of opportunity attacks?
Suppose I am fighting an enemy with the usual 5-foot reach. He is standing next to a wall beside an open doorway. I am in next to him in the room. Without leaving his 5-foot range, I move to the ...
Can a ghost or other incorporeal creature be polymorphed?
While researching this question about polymorphing a paladin's steed, I had a realization. Polymorph specifies a creature you can see as a target, and as answered here, "creature" essentially refers ...
Are ghost touch weapons the only way to bypass the 50% chance to ignore damage against or by incorporeal creatures?
When others attack (with spells and magic weapons or such abilities) you while you are incorporeal, you have a 50% chance to ignore the damage. When you attack while incorporeal, you also have a 50% ...
Does a specter's Incorporeal Movement ability provoke opportunity attacks?
The Specter has the ability Incorporeal Movement, which states, The specter can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. It takes 5(1d10) force damage if it ends ...
Incorporeals and armor/shield bonus
Can my human character become incorporeal with a spell and add his armor bonus (braces of armor) or shield bonus to his AC? I have not found one Incorporeal monsters having armor or shield bonus on ...
How can an incorporeal creature gain a physical form and use equipment?
I'm playing a level 6 character in a gestalt game and on one side my character is an unbodied. Can I gain a physical body somehow? Is there a way I can use the special ability manifestation at will? ...
How can you force an incorporeal creature out of a solid surface?
From the PFSRD: An incorporeal creature can enter or pass through solid objects, but must remain adjacent to the object’s exterior, and so cannot pass entirely through an object whose space is ...
Can Specters move into the ground to avoid Opportunity Attacks?
In 5e, Specters have the Incorporeal Movement trait, which says: The specter can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. It takes 5 (1d10) force damage if it ends ...
Do ghosts have to hover?
I'm trying to figure out the rules around flying creatures - particularly those that only have fly speeds and if that means they effectively have 2 actions a round due to a required hover. Looking at ...
What if the rules for corporeal creatures and incorporeal were symmetrical?
I previously asked this question in regards to the asymmetry between corporeals attacking incorporeals (having a miss chance of 50%) and incorporeals attacking corporeals (no miss chance) as per the ...
Can you knock a Banshee unconscious?
In our campaign I am attempting to garner information about a spellbook from a Banshee. I've had some suggestions from NPCs to beguile it, but trying to cover all my bases, I wondered if I could knock ...
Can an incorporeal creature charge through a corporeal creature's space?
The Player's Handbook says that to execute a charge a creature "must have a clear path toward the opponent, and nothing can hinder [its] movement (such as difficult terrain or obstacles)" (154). Can a ...
Does precision damage affect incorporeal creatures?
Does precision damage affect incorporeal creatures? If so, does it affect them fully, or based on how the effect would attack them (50% for magic weapons, and 100% for Ghost Touch weapons)? For ...
Do all incorporeal PCs have a 50% miss chance when attacking a corporeal creature?
In our D&D 3.5 campaign, for years, we have followed the rule provided in the Monster Manual 1 on the incorporeal subtype. Summarizing: corporeals that hit an incorporeal have a 50% chance to miss,...
Can an incorporeal creature occupy the same space as another creature?
Can an incorporeal creature occupy the same square as a normal creature? Does it matter if it's during a move (moving through another creature) or at the end of the move (stopping in the other ...
How can a permanently remove the incorporeal subtype from my character?
I am playing a Lesser Dream Element Creature (Dragon magazine #287, p. 34) Zenthyri and I need to be permanently corporeal.* The method of corporeality must be unable to be disjunctioned/dispelled (so ...
Does Ghostbane Dirge have a miss chance against incorporeal targets?
Ghostbane Dirge: The target coalesces into a semi-physical form for a short period of time. While subject to the spell, the incorporeal creature takes half damage (50%) from nonmagical attack ...
If my wizard casts Blink, can he better draw the attention of Incorporeal creatures?
I’m asking this question based on my answer to this other question: How can you force an incorporeal creature out of a solid surface? The spell description for Blink seems to conflate being ...