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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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What's a simple way to handle the ignition of flammable objects by spells?

A lot of my party's (3rd level) casters have something of a predilection for the Firebolt cantrip. Like some other fire-damage spells, Firebolt's description specifies that: A flammable object hit by ...
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Does the light from Branding Smite persist after the target dies? [duplicate]

The players were exploring Castle Ravenloft. A trap separated the human paladin from the rest of the party and placed him in a deep pit with no light source. In looking for a way out, he accidently ...
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Damaging inanimate objects in battles to indirectly gain advantage in battles [duplicate]

I was thinking of using Spell damage to knockdown a dead Tree trunk in order for it to land on two/three skeletons and therefore pinning them effectively in place. Assuming having 1 Torch lit only ...
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Hit points and damage thresholds for defensive structures

The party is deep into my 5e-updated classic Greyhawk Giants series. The giants are about to attack the outer walls of the Sterish city of Headwater in an attempt to take the city. Many monsters, such ...
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What kind of spells can damage unattended items?

While reading several spell entries I realized that most attack spells have "Targets 1 creature", and most area damage spells only say that "You deal X damage to creatures in the area&...
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How do spells that destroy objects interact with structures?

Per the answer to "Are objects structures and/or vice versa?", the rules on objects state (DMG, p. 246): For the purpose of these rules, an object is a discrete, inanimate item like a ...
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What is the definition of "mineral goods" for the material component of the Galder's Speedy Courier spell?

The 4th-level spell Galder's speedy courier from the published adventure Lost Library of Kwalish has the following material component: 25 gold pieces, or mineral goods of equivalent value, which the ...
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If I am concentrating on Spirit Guardians when I am True Polymorphed into a copper piece, can I continue to concentrate to maintain the spell?

When you become an object, do you keep the ability to concentrate on spells?
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Can you wield a Greataxe and Claws with the UA Barbarian Path of the Beast?

The UA Barbarian Path of the Beast has the following option when you rage: Claws. Your hands transform into claws, which deal 1d6 slashing damage on a hit. When you take the Attack action on your ...
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Does Truesight allow you to see through or behind solid objects?

From what I understand in the references in the MM and PHB to Truesight, it seems that a creature with this sense can see into the Ethereal Plane and see invisible things/creatures. However, does this ...
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How to open a door with AC 15, 18 hit points?

I'm learning to play D&D and I'm following the Frozen Sick adventure from D&D Beyond. At some point, the players need to open a door with "AC 15, 18 hit points". I think AC means ...
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Can the Mage Hand cantrip be used to operate a Ballista?

DMG page 255-256 describes several siege weapons which are actually objects. The siege weapons require actions to load, aim, and fire them. For the ballista, for example, it says: It takes one action ...
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Do objects (like doors) start with a base Defense of 10?

When Damaging Objects, considered to be Defenseless: Inanimate objects are defenseless by definition and therefore subject to finishing attacks (see the Finishing Attack maneuver): essentially, you ...
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Shrink item effect versus locked door, what happens?

Unlike a growth effect, there is no clause about stopping the size change if one cannot burst something which restrains the change, so there are differing opinions about if the hinges and lock or ...
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What's a Shadow Weapon's hardness?

The first-level spell shadow weapon creates an illusionary weapon the caster can wield. Consequently, the weapon thereby produced may find itself subjected to all manner of hostile effects by enemies ...
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Siege Weapons Ranged Attack and Melee Range

According to the PHB and the SRD for D&D 5e Ranged Attacks are defined as follows: You can make Ranged Attacks only against Targets within a specified range. If a ranged Attack, such as one made ...
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What happens to magical objects worn or carried by a character when it is petrified?

The first part of the description of the Petrified condition says (PHB, p. 291; emphasis mine): A petrified creature is transformed, along with any nonmagical object it is wearing or carrying, ...
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Magic Missile vs damage thresholds

The Dungeon Master's Guide has the following rule for objects (p.246): Damage Threshold. Big objects such as castle walls often have extra resilience represented by a damage threshold. An object ...
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Is an Echo Knight fighter's "echo" a tangible object, for the purpose of physical interaction?

The Explorer's Guide to Wildemount sourcebook contains a new Fighter subclass, the Echo Knight. Echo Knights have the ability to summon an "echo" of themselves; per the overall subclass description (p....
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What happens if a wizard attempts to create a complex object made of many parts using the True Polymorph spell?

What happens if a wizard attempts to create a complex object made of many parts using the True Polymorph spell? Let's say that a wizard tries to create a large ship/boat using True Polymorph. Now, a ...
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What spells are available to find where an object came from?

Ichabod the Inscrutable is a powerful Wizard, and has found an unmarked, adamantine ingot. He would like to locate where it came from or where it was mined at. He has access to all non-UA, published ...
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How does the Leviathan’s Tidal Wave interact with objects?

The Leviathan's Tidal Wave action says (MToF, p. 198): Tidal Wave (Recharge 6). While submerged, the leviathan magically creates a wall of water centered on itself. The wall is up 250 feet long, up ...
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How do hit points for massive objects, like ships, work?

Page 119 of the DMG has stats for airborne and waterborne vehicles. They usually have multiple hundreds of hit points. However, isn’t a boat a massive object? If it were, it would be subject to the ...
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What mundane item does an artificer infuse to replicate a Prosthetic Limb or an Arcane Propulsion Arm?

For the artificer's "Replicate Magic Item" infusion (E:RftLW, p. 63; WGtE, p. 182), I'm trying to figure out what mundane item you'd need to start with in order to end up with a Prosthetic Limb or an ...
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Can the Immovable Object spell target an object held or worn by an opponent?

The description of the immovable object spell says (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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Does armor class protect against damage from falling objects?

Does armor class protect against damage from falling objects? Let’s say we have average Munchkin McGee. Now, he boosts his AC to Celestia and back, then his damage reduction to the Abyss and back. I ...
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Dimension Leap with A Held Rope

My Bard is holding one end of a 100' rope in his hand. The other end of the rope is in a row-boat, either tied to the boat or held by another character in the boat. The Bard casts Dimension Leap to ...
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Is there an official source for the properties of stone?

The issue comes up mainly in relation to the spell wall of stone, which states that: A nonmagical wall of solid stone springs into existence at a point you choose within range. [...] The wall is ...
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Does the Immovable Object spell allow me to make an impenetrable shield by making an object immovable and using it as cover?

The description of the immovable object spell says (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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How can our party move a very large ship? [closed]

Our party found a large sailing ship (about 60 feet long) that we want to claim as our own. However, it is landlocked. What spells or other methods are there to facilitate moving a very large object ...
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Does a dropped object take falling damage?

I see rules for falling creatures and the damage they take when struck by a falling object. But what about the object itself? Does a dropped object take falling damage? Context: someone dropped an ...
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What does a strength check of 24 actually mean?

In the 5th edition of Dungeons and Dragons, barbarians receive this ability; Indomitable Might Beginning at 18th level, if your total for a Strength check is less than your Strength score, you can ...
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Can you pick up an item on the ground without a free hand?

I've been studying up on disarm interactions, and how you might be able to pick up a weapon after you disarmed your enemy of it. The issue I'm facing is: none of the threads I'm seeing mention ...
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Unexpected complications with the "Transform Object" spell

The "Create Object" spell There's a very curious spell belonging to the school of Illusion and Creation, "Create Object", which allows the caster to cheaply conjure a simple artifact (cup, robe, ...
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