Questions tagged [objects]

For questions about objects in role-playing games, as opposed to living entities, and about how they can be interacted with.

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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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Are plants creatures or objects?

This has occurred to me due to conflict between Fabricate and Blight. Fabricate says it can not target creatures and lists trees as example targets. Blight on the other hand can only target creatures ...
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If a creature is transformed into an object by the True Polymorph spell, what happens when you break that object?

Is there an official ruling on what happens when an object made by True Polymorph is broken? Situation: True Polymorph is cast on a Human, turning them into a Twig. An hour passes, making the ...
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Can the spell Arcane Lock be used on objects like books or backpacks?

Having recently had to endure a nosy little halfling, my wizard is considering going ham with Arcane Lock. The spell states that casting it locks a closed door, window, gate, chest, or other ...
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Is a dead creature's body considered an “object”?

I never really gave this much thought until this question brought it up: Is a dead creature's body considered to be an object? And is it still a creature? My initial reaction was that it would not ...
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Is there anything that is simultaneously a creature and an object?

From what I can tell, it seems that "creature" and "object" are intended to be mutually exclusive categories in D&D 5e. The distinction is important in the targeting of many effects and spells. ...
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Can a rogue's sneak attack feature be used on objects?

The Rogue's Sneak Attack says Beginning at 1st level, you know how to strike subtly and exploit a foe’s distraction. Once per turn, you can deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with an ...
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Can you leave objects behind in the ethereal plane?

After entering the ethereal plane through some means, is it possible to leave objects you brought with you behind, or do they always come back with you? Does the answer depend on the means you used ...
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What happens when you pick up an item while affected by the Enlarge/Reduce spell?

The enlarge/reduce spell states: [...] If the target is a creature, everything it is wearing and carrying changes size with it. Any item dropped by an affected creature returns to normal size at ...
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Can you make an opportunity attack against a moving object?

With the recent addition of the revisited artificer class to 5e, I did a quick playthrough with a level 3 artillerist. The artillerist can summon a turret; an object (not a construct) with a speed of ...
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Are there any ways to make an object count as a creature, even briefly?

Objects are not creatures. (We will ignore the undefined question of corpses....) The object needs to remain an object, if possible. Polymorph is not an option, regardless, due to a requirement of ...
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Does poking yourself with a needle with the intent to do damage require the Attack action, or can it be done as a (free) object interaction?

Does poking yourself with a needle hard enough to cause damage require the Attack action, or can it be done as a free object interaction? This task is certainly no more involved than opening a door, ...
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How would you bring inanimate object to life as allies?

I'm a newer D&D 5e player, and I like to experiment in my sessions because I work with an experienced DM. As the title says, I was wondering if there exists some way to bring inanimate objects to ...
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By RAW, can you use your free object interaction while taking the “Use an Object” action?

There is a drinking contest between a Dwarf and a Halfling to see who can drink flagons of ale the fastest. Normally one would assume the Dwarf would have an advantage at drinking, but unbeknown to ...
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Outside of Sabotage, how could a Rogue damage items?

While reading through the class feats in Pathfinder 2e I came across this one for Rogue: Sabotage. It allows a rogue to deal damage to a carried or wielded item with moving parts (such as a shortbow) ...
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What counts as “one object” for the Illusion wizard's Illusory Reality and Malleable Illusions features?

I DM for a player who is considering creating a School of Illusion Wizard. They have correctly noted that many things about illusions in the game are open to interpretation, and have asked me to let ...
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What options exist for making non-equipment objects invisible?

I'm the DM of a 5th-level party whose PCs have a handful of illusion spells in their repertoire. The players have on at least one occasion mentioned the idea of using one of these spells to hide some ...
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Can the True Resurrection spell resurrect a creature that was originally created by True Polymorph from an object?

If you true polymorph an object into a creature, and concentrate until the effect is indefinite, does the pseudo-creature become a valid target for true resurrection? As I understand, it would be a ...
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Can the Catapult spell interact with Melf's Minute Meteors?

Basically, if I were to summon some meteors using Melf's Minute Meteors, could someone else use the Catapult spell to launch them at the big bad? It seems to me like a really inventive interaction ...
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Can I make an object, so that when the characters touch it they are teleported somewhere else?

I want it so I can teleport characters to the top of a tower in D&D 5e. They will then battle their way down the tower. My idea is that they touch an object and it teleports them there. Is this a ...
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Can a Winged Kobold drop any heavy object as an attack?

In the Monster Manual, Winged Kobolds have the Dropped Rock attack, which does damage to one creature directly below it. I know the Kobold doesnt usually have a bag of holding full of large rocks (...
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Can the Mage Hand cantrip be used to pull someone's pants down as a prank?

Inspired by Can mage hand be used to trip an enemy who is running away?, and possibly an alternative solution to that problem. My bard is an obnoxious jerk who enjoys a laugh at anyone else's expense....
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Does the Fireball spell damage objects?

Does a fireball spell do any damage to window glass, for example? It looks like that its wording damages creatures and only causes fire on flammable objects.
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What sorts of objects can you target with the Enlarge/Reduce spell?

The enlarge/reduce spell has the following text specifying its target: You cause a creature or an object you can see within range to grow larger or smaller for the duration. Choose either a ...
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Does an object count as “being moved” when placed in a Bag of Holding before its wielder moves, and then after moving they take the object out again?

Context The Eldritch Knight in my game is looking for ways to make the spell magic circle be used quickly in battle, since casting it takes one minute. He came up with casting glyph of warding on his ...
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Are objects subject to critical hits?

Say you attack an object with a normal non-magical weapon to damage an object, and you roll a natural 20. Do you roll double damage against the object's hit points? Or are objects immune to critical ...
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How small can a “Tiny” object be?

Question: How small can something be and still be considered a "tiny object"? Background: I have a player who is very excited about using Animate Objects soon, and was trying to come up with options ...
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For object fall damage, does the 20d6 maximum apply only to the additional damage from distance, or is it an overall maximum?

According to the DMG, page 303: For each 200 pounds of an object’s weight, the object deals 1d6 points of damage, provided it falls at least 10 feet. Distance also comes into play, adding an ...
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How does the secondary effect of the Heat Metal spell work?

This question is a more straightforward combination of my two previous questions here and here. The heat metal spell description states: If a creature is holding or wearing the object and takes ...
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Can the spell Floating Disk cut objects?

Can the spell floating disk cut objects? The text of the spell doesn't give any restriction on where you can summon the disk, so could you summon it halfway through a lock or door to gain entry?
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How can food created by a spell be destroyed? [closed]

My paladin just cast Create Food and Water to create 45 pounds of bland-but-nourishing food. However, he cast it in front of the door, and now we can't get out of the room. We thought we could just ...
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Can another character physically take something that Mage Hand is carrying/holding?

I'm new to 5E. I recently had an encounter where my Arcane Trickster used Mage Hand to steal an idol. Another PC then tried snatching it away from the Mage Hand. The DM had the other PC make a ...
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Does the Meteor Swarm spell damage objects that are being worn or carried?

The last line of Meteor Swarm (PHB pg. 259) reads: The spell damages objects in the area and ignites flammable objects that aren't being worn or carried. Now, it ignites objects that aren't ...
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What methods exist to damage or destroy worn or carried objects?

Most spells/abilities only allow the targeting of creatures rather than objects. Of the few that do allow object targeting, most explicitly except "worn or carried" objects. It ignites flammable ...
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Can I carry an item with mage hand for longer than 1 minute by recasting it? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to hold an object in my mage hand for longer than 1 minute (the duration of the spell). I could just re-cast the spell every 9 rounds and have the mage hand to keep the spell going ...
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Does a fluid substance (a beer), created with Minor Conjuration, disappear from one's body after drinking it when this class feature is used again?

Context In our game my wizard frequently casts Minor Conjuration to create a beer (in a mug) for our dwarf barbarian, as a friendly gesture. Every six seconds I would do the same thing, and he would ...
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What does Use an Object cover?

I saw this come up in another question in regards to drinking a healing potion not being a Use an Object action as the text in the equipment chapter under healing potion specifically says that using a ...
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Is a Watery Sphere considered an object for the purpose of targeting the Otiluke's Resilient Sphere spell?

One of my casters cast watery sphere on a couple of enemies. A second caster thought they’d combo by casting Otiluke’s resilient sphere on the sphere of water as an object to prevent the enemies from ...
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What are the unintended or dangerous consequences of allowing spells that target and damage creatures to also target and damage objects?

Inspired by my previous question, I've begun to feel that life might be easier if I just had every spell be able to target both creatures and objects with attacks, and damage objects as well as ...
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Can a black dragonborn's acid breath weapon destroy objects?

For example, is a Black Dragonborn able to use its Breath Weapon, in this case, of acid type, to corrode walls, doors, objects, etc? I'm asking this because when it comes to spells, they don't affect ...
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What are the limits for passing through mass with the Etherealness spell?

The Etherealness spell states: You ignore all objects and effects that aren't on the Ethereal Plane, allowing you to move through objects you perceive on the plane you originated from. When ...
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Is there a spell to protect inanimate objects?

So are there any spells to protect items, like a powerful weapon, from being stolen. Like a trap spell or something that paralysis or kills anyone who touches the protected item?
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What items can a Thief use as a bonus action with his Fast Hands?

At 3rd level, the Thief archetype for rogues grants a feature called Fast Hands that allows: [...] the bonus action granted by your Cunning Action to make a Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) check, use ...
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DMG & Errata conflicting ruling clarification / What is defined as Use an Object? [duplicate]

If the DMG states you cannot use Fast Hands with any item that requires an action to activate, but this Errata states you can use Healers Kit with fast hands WHICH requires an action, who am I ...
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Does a petrified creature count as an object?

I'm curious whether the Siege Monster special ability that allows a creature to deal double damage to objects would allow them to deal double damage to a petrified character. It seems like this ...
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Are objects structures and/or vice versa?

An interesting issue came up in a game we were playing recently: Our party was on an airship and attacked by flying young dragons. My sorcerer cast a spell that triggered a wild magic surge and rolled ...
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Can you True Polymorph yourself into an object?

Can you True Polymorph yourself into an object? Or would doing so break your concentration on the spell?
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How can “mimic phobia” be cured or prevented?

This has actually happened to me as a player, and a player I've DM'ed in a oneshot. In short, when we delve into a dungeon, whenever a DM describes an object in a weird way, we become very cautious to ...
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If I cast the Enlarge/Reduce spell on an arrow, what weapon could it count as?

If I (as a player character) cast the enlarge/reduce spell on an arrow, what weapon could it count as? Would it be a spear, pike, or staff if enlarged, and a dart, crossbow bolt, or just a twig if ...
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If I am holding an item before I cast Blink, will it move with me through the Ethereal Plane?

If you pick up/hold onto an item before you cast the Blink spell in 5E, will it travel with you to the Ethereal Plane? Would this be possible on successive successful blinks? I need to get an object ...