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Questions tagged [resistance]

Pertaining to creatures, player characters, and NPCs being less susceptible to one or more particular effects or damage types in an RPG.

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Damage Resistance / Vulnerability: Double Damage or Dice?

When dealing with monsters who have resistance or vulnerability to a specific damage type, I've been having my players roll the expected damage and I'll half or double it behind the screen. I've ...
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Does a demon with the Magic Resistance trait have advantage on saving throws against the Summon Greater Demon spell?

Assume I use summon greater demon (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 166) and choose a demon with the Magic Resistance trait. Does Magic Resistance grant the demon advantage on the Charisma saving ...
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How do I apply 1ed/2ed magic resistance to D&D 5e in a conversion

In earlier editions of D&D some powerful creatures had a percentage magic resistance which was checked before any saving throw (if applicable). If the percentage check was successful then the ...
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Do magic weapons bypass monsters' resistances?

For example, if I use a magic dagger to stab a monster that is resistant or immune to piercing damage, but with no resistance or immunity to magic weapons, does it take full damage or not?
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Should necrotic damage resistance reduce the impact of a mummy's rotting fist on maximum hp? [closed]

I was wondering recently, while looking at the Aasimar race in Volo's Guide, which inherently gets resistance to necrotic and radiant damage, what happens when you get hit by an attack that reduces ...
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Do Legendary resistances from different sources stack?

I am building a level 12 Dragon sorcerer who also happens to be a vampire (as per the optional rule in the MM). My DM has given us all a legendary item that fits in with our backstory and I have ...
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Do vulnerability and resistance cancel out?

For example, I am vulnerable to fire and have an item that gives resistance to fire. Do the two cancel each other out, or does one supercede the other?
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Do weapons enchanted with elemental damage count their normal damage as magical?

In the 5e session I am playing a level 7 ranger was given a shortbow. The bow works as follows: Any arrow shot from the bow turns into a force arrow, adding 1d4 force damage to the attack. This ...
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How to decide if an effect is magical for Magic Resistance?

Some creatures have Magic Resistance: The [...] has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects. We know from this answer that this works against Turn Undead, but does it ...
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Does Magic Resistance work against Turn Undead? [duplicate]

Magic Resistance: The flameskull has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects. Turn Undead: Each undead that can see or hear you within 30 feet of you must make a ...
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Do magic weapons that require attunement count as magic (for Resistances) even if you are not attuned?

Resistance in a creatures stat block is written as follows: bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from non magical weapons Does a weapon count as magical, even if I am not attuned to it? I know I ...
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What does +4 resistance vs. evil mean?

I've been looking into angels today, the solar specifically, and they get a lot of vs. evil bonuses that have me confused. What exactly does evil resistance mean? I think it means that they get the ...
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How do you roll against Spell Resistance?

I've been searching how Spell Resistance work for days and I haven't found an answer. What is the roll to pass the target's SR? I mean the DC would be the SR, but what do I add to my roll?
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Does Magic resistance allow a creature to know it has been targeted?

In 2nd Edition AD&D does natural Magic Resistance allow a creature to know when it has been targeted by a spell if it resists the spell? (some spells do not make the target aware it has been ...
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Does Living Link allow Magic Resistance?

The AD&D second edition spell living link can be found in the Complete Book of Necromancers. It states the target of the spell receives no saving throw due to the fact the target does not know it ...
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Does Cold Resistance help against cold weather?

Does Cold Resistance help against extreme cold temperatures in any way, or does it apply to only magical cold damage?