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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What is considered an object?

In the PHB, on page 193, the Use an Object action is described: Use an Object You normally interact with an object while doing something else, such as when you draw a sword as part of an ...
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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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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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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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Limitations on the Conjurer's Minor Conjuration ability

There are some clearly defined limitations already on the Wizard School of Conjuration's Minor Conjuration feature, however... Does normal "wear and tear" count as damage? (e.g. I'm in a fight ...
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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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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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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 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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Can you target gases and liquids with the Animate Objects spell?

The animate objects spell description states: Choose up to ten nonmagical objects within range that are not being worn or carried. Medium targets count as two objects, Large targets count as four ...
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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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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 ...
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How should damage thresholds be assigned?

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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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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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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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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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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How would you bring an inanimate object to life as an ally?

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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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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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 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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What happens when an Enlarged Creature dies?

Enlarge says it works on both creatures and objects. The spell doesn't specify what happens when a creature dies and the way I understand it is that a living, breathing creature becomes an object when ...
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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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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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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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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 ...