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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 dead creature be considered wearing something?

It is clear that a dead creature is considered an object, but does that preclude it from being able to wear things? "Wear" is not clearly defined in the rules, and in plain English we use &...
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How does Shatter damage objects, if objects are immune to con-save effects?

Shatter has always been my "go to" spell for damaging objects. Whether it was a wooden door or a fragile stone outcropping, I'd cast shatter to crack it or shake it loose. But today, I read ...
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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 the Magic Missile spell attack objects (like bowstrings)?

I wanna use magic missile (which apparently never misses) to disable bows by attacking the bowstrings. Is this allowed? Or can it only target creatures?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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, ...