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Rules are pretty unambiguous about this. There is no "hitting the armor" or "hitting the shield" concept in D&D 5th edition rules. If there is no need to determine the amount of damage done, there is no hit. If attack does not hit, ie. the attack roll result is less than the armor class, there is no hit, and effects which depend on ...


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Armour of Agathys only triggers on mechanical hits, not narrative hits. If a creature hits you with a melee attack while you have these hit points, the creature takes 5 cold damage. Here, "hit" is a game term that means the attack roll against you beats your AC, regardless of whether you describe a miss it as bouncing off armour (narratively a ...


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Sort of but... So dnd 5e has a long list of combat rules that cover the general ways to effectively reduce AC on a target (by improving the odds of hitting). Creating Advantage through stunning, restraining, or making an enemy prone is the most standard of standard ways to do this. Alternatively, you can create advantage through the Help action and just ...


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