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What happens when a Topaz Dragon uses Essential Reduction on an Object?

The Ancient and Adult Topaz Dragon Statblocks in Fizban's Treasury have a Legendary Action called Essential Reduction which reads: The dragon targets a creature or an object [...]. The target must ...
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Are items within a bag of holding that is itself within a chest of preserving kept from rotting?

So a chest of preserving has the feature that, "Food and other perishable items do not age or decay while inside a Chest of Preserving." If I have a bag of holding or a portable hole, place ...
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What instruments are wind instruments for purposes of being a Windsinger?

In the game I am running, there are several characters who are bards with the Windsinger feat (Stormwrack p94). The players and I have been debating what qualifies as a wind instrument for purposes ...
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Is a holy symbol borne on a shield a discrete object for the purposes of being the target of a spell?

Is the holy symbol that a cleric or paladin can use as a spellcasting focus a discrete object? Does it stop being a discrete object when the player decides to bear it on a shield by inlaying it? For ...
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What is the difference between Worn, Readied and Other Items?

In the official character sheet of Pathfinder 2e, the Inventory is divided into three lists: "WORN ITEMS", "READIED ITEMS" and "OTHER ITEMS". What is the difference ...
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Are objects from the prime material plane reflected in the border ethereal? [duplicate]

The description of the Etheral plane in the DMG opens: The Ethereal Plane is a misty, fog-bound dimension. Its "shores," called the Border Ethereal, overlap the Material Plane and the Inner ...
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Does a Weapon Siphon make a weapon alchemical?

A Weapon Siphon is an alchemical adjustment for a weapon. If I load an Alchemist's Fire into it and I have Burn it!, do I deal extra damage? How much will it be?
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Is it possible to restore HP to an object that has HP? [duplicate]

I asked a question a month ago, specifically about the Apparatus of Kwalich. I also asked whether or not this Apparatus could regain HP. This has been largely unaswered. So, can an object with HP ...
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Is hardness like resist all?

Resist all: When an effect deals damage of multiple types and you have resistance to all damage, apply the resistance to each type of damage separately If a Brimorak tries to take down a simple door ...
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What happens to the Apparatus of Kwalish when it runs out of HP?

I just read the entry on the Apparatus of Kwalish in the DMG. There is nothing that says what happens to the vehicle when it runs out of hit points. Does it regain hit points? If so, how? Or is it ...
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Can you use a ring of telekinesis to bend bars, break down a door or lift a portcullis? [duplicate]

As per the ring description, you can only target objects that aren't being worn or carried up to 1,000 lbs. So can you use it to do things like wrenching open a closed door or lifting a heavy ...
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Slight of hand to take items faster from handy haversack

We have a rogue in our campaign that uses slight of hand (taking a -20 penalty check) to take items (scrolls, potions, etc.) from her "handy haversack" claiming that this would reduce the ...
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What is the definition of an "item" in 5e?

When it comes to the word "item" in D&D it can be quite confusing. Foe example, for a vial of acid, there are 3 potential items to consider: Is the 4 ounces of acid the item? Is the ...
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Is a container full of objects a valid target for the Enlarge/Reduce spell?

In the last session, my party and I had to rob the major of a city. We needed to retrieve a particular object that proves his actual corruption by the local thieves' guild. We managed to get into the ...
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Does the effect of Fireball negate the spikes of Spike Growth?

Would the "explosion of flame" from a Fireball destroy the Spike Growth? In a session a ranger cast Spike Growth. A few rounds later a wizard flew up 60ft and cast Fireball into the center ...
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Is there a spell or cantrip to manipulate metal?

I am curious if there is a spell or cantrip to manipulate metal. I'd like to be able to turn someone's armor into a cage or extend my blade. Maybe there'd be certain limits such as the spell level ...
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What objects are considered 'loose'?

The warlock I DM for is considering Blade of Disaster (from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything) for his 9th level Arcanum, and I have just now read its description. The blade may be directed at: a ...
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Is it possible to destroy an object that has been bonded with sovereign glue?

The description of sovereign glue states that it creates a bond between two objects that cannot be broken by anything other than universal solvent, oil of etherealness, or Wish. According to this ...
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Why is the capacity of a barrel/bucket different for solids vs. liquids?

The PHB states the following volumes on page 153: Barrel: 40 gallons liquid, 4 cubic feet solid. Bucket: 3 gallons liquid, 0.5 cubic feet solid. Why is the volume for solids lower than that for ...
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How to handle dispel magic on split objects from True Polymorph?

True Polymorph allows you to turn a creature into an object permanently, but you still can undo it with dispel magic or similar means and see through the change with true seeing. Otherwise, the object ...
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Can the term "item" also apply to creatures?

The rules sometimes refer to items, for example bag of holding says: "Retrieving an item from the bag requires an action." The term item is not formally defined in the rules, so normally we ...
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Could Locate Object be used to locate a portal?

The spell locate object states: "Alternatively, the spell can locate the nearest object of a particular kind, such as a certain kind of apparel, jewelry, furniture, tool, or weapon." I'm ...
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Does covering an object with Darkness cast upon it count as using an object as described in the combat actions?

In the rules for Darkness spell it states: Completely covering the source of the darkness with an opaque object, such as a bowl or a helm, blocks the darkness So my question basically boils down to ...
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What effect does reducing a Spelljamming Vessel to 0 hp have?

For sea-going vessels, Ghosts of Saltmarsh says that (186): A ship component is destroyed and becomes unusable when it drops to 0 hit points. So, for example, if the 'movement component' was reduced ...
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Are the Soulmonger's Tentacles considered objects or creatures?

One of the last encounters in the Tomb of Annihilation adventure is against the Soulmonger, an huge, evil artifact: The Soulmonger is an upright crystal cylinder 20 feet high and 10 feet in diameter. ...
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By a strict reading of RAW: does Revivify work?

Given the following two facts, through a strict RAW reading (a DM of course can and likely should handwave this issue), is a typical corpse a valid target of Revivify? Creatures are Objects. ...
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How does a magnifying glass benefit a player?

The Investigator background grants the player a magnifying glass in their starting equipment. The item's details mention starting a fire in broad daylight, and have the following added: A magnifying ...
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Would the breath of a red dragon set anything on fire?

The description of the breath (here from the adult red dragon, but apart from damage amounts and save DCs, they are all the same) says: The dragon exhales fire in a 60-foot cone. Each creature in ...
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How much damage does an object take from being ignited?

There are a lot of effects that ignite objects. Some of them state the damage they deal per round, for example alchemist's fire (1d4), the attack of a magmin (1d6), or the attack of a fire elemental (...
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Object Interactions and the location of the object?

Is there a rule or rules clarification about the location (or change of location) of an object during the object interaction / Use an Object action? E.g.: stuff some food into your mouth or drink all ...
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Does a Vial of Acid, Oil, Alchemist Fire, or other improvised weapon adventuring gear still require an Object Interaction to 'draw' first?

A specific example being Thief Rogue: If they don't have the vial in their hand at the beginning of combat, would they still need to use Object Interaction to take out the vial, and then use either a ...
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Are some creatures considered "items"?

So interesting question... creatures vs. items. What are the differences? The Player Handbook (pg. 157) lists some mounts as "items." This includes a pony, elephant, camel, etc. A College of ...
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How does the Heat Metal spell interact with a suit of armor, which could be taken off in parts?

Heat Metal may be cast on "a suit of heavy or medium metal armor". Plate Armor is a suit of heavy metal armor. It "consists of shaped, interlocking metal plates to cover the entire ...
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How would a permanent shrink item spell work on a group of items?

What happens to individual items when you cast a permanent shrink item on a group of items? Shrink Item can be found in the Player's Handbook page 279: Shrink Item Transmutation Level: Sor/Wiz 3 ...
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Do the jar and the catatonic body in Magic Jar count as objects or creatures?

The spell magic jar puts your soul into a jar, and your body is in a catatonic state. What are these both treated as? Is the jar counted as an object, a construct, or a creature in general? Is your ...
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Can Invisibility Sphere Be Cast On a Rope or Chain In Order to cover More Targets or a Wider Area?

This Q&A in regards to emanations suggests that extending some of them from a creature's space rather than a grid intersection is a good way to handle those effects that emanate from a creature ...
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Can a Fire Elemental only set objects on fire by attacking them?

I've found an odd discrepancy in the Fire Elemental's ability to set "stuff" on fire. In the Fire Elemental's statblock in the Monster Manual, the description of the Fire Form trait states (...
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How much would a door weigh?

I'm planning on playing a Paladin murder zealot. I just got an idea to use a door as a weapon/shield for an awesome battle style, like so: ...But I don't know if they can be wielded with the door's ...
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How to tell size category of an object?

Artificers "Magical tinkering" ability says You’ve learned how to invest a spark of magic into mundane objects. To use this ability, you must have thieves’ tools or artisan’s tools in hand. ...
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What spells can damage objects?

I know that only specific spells can damage objects (fire bolt, fireball, shatter, etc.). Is there a list of possible spells that could target an object? I found this list of spells that can target ...
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Does the Immovable Object spell prevent damage to the targeted object? [duplicate]

The immovable object spell description says, in part (Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 187): You touch an object that weighs no more than 10 pounds and cause it to become magically fixed in place. ...
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Can I target someone who I can see in a mirror?

Inspired by this question, I'm wondering what happens if want to cast a spell that requires me to see the target, I can see my target in a mirror, and have a clear path to them, but I don't have line ...
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Can you take an item from your backpack and place it on the ground with your Free Object Interaction?

A situation came up: someone wanted to take an object from their backpack and place it on the ground for someone else. They also gave instructions to a fellow character to come over and get it and how ...
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How many items can you make with Fabricate?

I have always been under the impression that fabricate was only ever able to make one item, out of one or more different materials. Although the spell says: You convert raw materials into products of ...
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Can you move through an object's space according to RAW?

This looks like a trivial question, but I didn't find a sound answer in the rules. The rules explicitly allows you to move through a nonhostile creature's space: You can move through a nonhostile ...
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On which page of the Player's Handbook are the rules for object interactions located?

On which page of the Player's Handbook are the rules for object interactions located ? I mean the whole "one free object interaction" thing ? Where is it stated ??
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Can I cast the Light cantrip on an 11-foot pole?

The description of the Light spell in D&D 5e says: You touch one object that is no larger than 10 feet in any dimension. Until the spell ends, the object sheds bright light in a 20-foot radius ...
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How much should Arcane Lock protect manacles from damage? [closed]

Last night's session began with one PC escorting a prisoner (1). The PC (an artificer) wanted to have the prisoner in hand manacles, and further to have cast arcane lock on said manacles, both of ...
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Would allowing the Pact of the Blade warlock feature to hide a non-weapon be overpowered?

I am playing a warlock (Fiend patron, if it matters), and am trying to avoid some of the common min/max-ed stereotypes since they're likely to imbalance my party of beginners with unoptimized builds. ...
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Do attended items use their wielder's spell resistance?

I want to disintegrate a powerful enemy's weapons. This enemy has a high spell resistance. I know that attended objects receive their wielder's saving throw bonuses, but what about their spell ...
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