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What happens if you no longer meet the Strength requirement for your armor?

You don't need the displayed Strength score to wear the armor; it prevents your speed from being lowered. Your speed will be reduced if at any time you do not meet the required Strength score. The ...
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Can Arcane Armor replace a missing eye?

An eye is not a limb. “Limb” is not a special game term in the rules. So, we understand it according to its usual English definition. Since we aren’t talking about tree branches, we must be talking ...
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Can I combine two parts of a sword, each with a separate infusion?

No, this won't work All of the infusions that apply to weapons have the restriction: Item: A simple or martial weapon... A part of a sword isn't a sword and therefore isn't a viable item to have a ...
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When can an artificer use the Infuse Item feature to imbue an item with an artificer infusion?

Immediately after finishing a long rest. This language is clarified in the Sage Advice Compendium concerning preparing spells. The Wizard's spellcasting feature says: You can change your list of ...
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Can an artificer have a steel defender and a homunculus?

You can have both a Homunculus Servant and a Steel Defender. There's nothing that prevents an artificer with the Steel Defender feature to also choose the Homunculus Servant as one of their infusion ...
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Artificer: Does infused magic item count against maximum number of infusions?

Yes, it counts. The number of infused items available to the artificer at one time is always equal to half the number of infusions the artificer knows. For 2nd through 5th level, the artificer knows 4 ...
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How does the artificer's Resistant Armor infusion work?

You are leading yourself to the correct answer. I'd say it quite clearly says "which you choose when you infuse the item", not "which you choose when you learn this infusion".
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Can a Battle Smith's artificer Steel Defender be imbued with an infusion?

Very Unlikely, but... There is not clear RAW that indicates how this should work one way or another, but here's some food for thought. Infusions only work on Objects... Whenever you finish a long ...
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Can a multiclassed artificer/rogue use Sneak Attack with spells that use a ranged weapon as a spellcasting focus?

A spell can involve attacks, but the casting of a spell is not itself an attack. Therefore, Sneak Attack doesn't activate Sneak Attack states (emphasis mine): [...] Once per turn, you can deal an ...
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Can I combine two parts of a sword, each with a separate infusion?

Only one infusion per object The rules in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (where the Artificer is introduced) say on page 13 (emphasis mine): You must touch each of the objects, and each of your ...
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Can a Spell with “Self” Range be Cast by Homunculus Servant?

Touch and Self are entirely separate ranges for spells The section on "Range" states: [...] Most spells have ranges expressed in feet. Some spells can target only a creature (including you) ...
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Can an artificer reset an infusion's charges by re-infusing it?

Technically, this works; if the infusion ends and then gets reapplied, then the item is a brand new item. But there's a problem: you can't "let the infusion end". There's no such animal. ...
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Can an Artificer learn the same infusion more than once?

Only Replicate Magic Item can be learned multiple times The Infusions list includes this sentence in its intro: Unless an infusion’s description says otherwise, you can’t learn an infusion more ...
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Can you combine an Artificer's Enhanced weapon infusion with a +3 magic weapon?

No, per RAW, since the +3 sword is already magical Artificer Infusions Artificers have invented numerous magical infusions, extraordinary processes that rapidly create magic items. To many, ...
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When firing a weapon with the artificer infusion "Returning Weapon" via catapult, does it come back to your hand after the spell's conclusion?

Catapult requires you to use an unattended item. Choose one object weighing 1 to 5 pounds within range that isn’t being worn or carried. You could drop the returning hand axe to meet this ...
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Thrown Arms Master and Returning Weapon Infusion

This needs to work for the text to make sense The infusion rules (p. 12, Tasha's Cauldron of Everything) say Whenever you finish a long rest, you can touch a nonmagical object and imbue it with one ...
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Can an artificer replicate the same magic item more than once?

Yes, this works. There is nothing in the feature description that says otherwise, so you may do this. The Replicate Magic Item feature reads (E:RftLW, pg. 63): You can learn this infusion multiple ...
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Can I replicate Spellwrought Tattoos with spells that are not on the Artificer's spell list?

RAW, you can do this, but it’s definitely an oversight. You have correctly observed: spellwrought tattoos are very similar to spell scrolls. Replicate Magic Item says: Alternatively, you can choose ...
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Does the AC bonus from artificer infusions affect the Shield Master feat?

Yes, the AC bonus is available for Shield Master The infusion turns your shield into a magic item, and that magic item in this case grants an increased AC. This is explained on p. 12 of Tasha's ...
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Can my artificer use an Infusion to create a Bag of Holding everyday for profit?

You can only have one bag of holding active at once In Eberron: Rising from the Last War, p. 57, under the Artificer class description, the section Infuse Item says: Infusing an Item Whenever you ...
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How do the Artificer infusions from the Infuse Item feature work?

The Artificer class table lists the limit on the number of infused items you can have at any given time. The rules for infusions in the description of the artificer's Infuse Item feature state (TCoE, ...
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How much does a Bag of Holding weigh when it is infused by an artificer from a normal backpack (using the Replicate Magic Item infusion)?

The (infused) Bag of Holding weighs as much as a (non-infused) Bag of Holding When you use the Replicate Magic Item infusion, you are... replicating a magic item: Using this infusion, you replicate a ...
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How does an Artificer obtain mundane objects for infusion/replication?

Find, craft or buy them Some of these should be relatively common household items -- for example a needle, and you may obtain them in the course of normal adventuring. Crafting You can create mundane ...
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Glory of the Giants item Ring of Amity and Artificers: Free Magical Healing?

The result is the same as casting Mending on the artificer directly (i.e. no effect) Let's take a look at the ring's effect (with added annotations to clarify the creatures involved): While this bond ...
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Could the DM allow an Artificer to create a homunculus servant via Replicate Magic Item?

“If the DM ruled it,” (and the players are still willing to play), absolutely anything can happen. That’s “Rule 0,” numbered 0 because it is absolutely fundamental to the game, before any of the ...
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Does Armorer's Armor Modifications increase your Maximum number of infusions?

A 9th level Armorer can have 3 infused items plus 2 additional infusions on their Arcane Armor, for a total of 5 infused items. Consulting the Artificer class feature table, we see that a 9th level ...
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Can you stack AC bonuses with an Artificer's Infusions?

Yes Enhanced defense requires: A suit of armor or a shield, and says A creature gains a +1 bonus to Armor Class while wearing (armor) or wielding (shield) the infused item. The bonus increases to +2 ...
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Does the Armorer Artificer's Lightning Launcher make a sound when attacking?

It doesn't actually matter The general rule for attacking when hidden, from Unseen Attackers and Targets, says: When a creature can't see you, you have advantage on attack rolls against it. If you ...
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