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How to heal a shield guardian?

You are correct. If any healing spell, item, effect, or feature does not specifically exclude constructs, and the construct lacks features that prevent healing magic from restoring its HP, then it ...
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Can you banish a mindless creature?

One can always replace costless, non-consumed components with a focus appropriate for their class A character can use a component pouch or a spellcasting focus in place of the components specified ...
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Is there a published adventure in any D&D edition where the dungeon is a construct?

Yes, plenty. There are plenty of dungeons that are themselves constructs or located within constructs. For example, the Doomgrinder from the eponymous Greyhawk module is a dungeon in an activated war ...
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Using Blight on a tree construct?

You quote the relevant passage in your question. This spell has no effect on undead or constructs. Constructs are not of the creature type plant or vice versa. The Monster Manual has a list of ...
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Is the 'copy' from Simulacrum a humanoid or a construct?

It's A Construct Your Roll20 link is out of date. On D&D Beyond, Simulacrum's last line has been updated to match the 2018 eratta: Otherwise, the illusion uses all the statistics of the creature ...
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Can Constructs use magical potions?

Yes, constructs (in general) can drink potions. For reference, the construct type is described in the basic rules identically to its description in the introduction to the Monster Manual: Constructs ...
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Do constructs need air to survive?

Unless the particular construct is described as not needing air - it needs air In the Monster Manual p.6 it says: Certain spells, magic items, class features, and other effects in the game ...
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Can you banish a mindless creature?

From the MM p.167 to 170 all but flesh golems have int 3, with the flesh golem having int 6. This means they have the intelligence of a panther, octopus, mastiff etc. all of which have the cleverness ...
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Can a simulacrum (of a humanoid that can take a long rest) take a long rest?

There is no reason a simulacrum cannot sleep or take a long rest. The spell description for simulacrum states: the illusion uses all the statistics of the creature it duplicates, except that it is a ...
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Are golems subject to spells and effects that would affect an elemental?

Well, no By the mechanics of the game, spells that affect a very specific type of creatures affect them and only them, as all other spells do. Golems have a construct type, so they are unaffected. You ...
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Does the Sunburst spell blind constructs?

If constructs were generally immune to blindness, it would be in the Construct Type description as a trait. Construct traits list immunities to many things—but blindness isn’t one of them: Immunity ...
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How to surpass Construct's Hardness with no heavy-hitter at low level?

Any party should have the tools to fight one of these It may take a couple Recall Knowledge checks and the GM providing information valuable to that party, but you'll note that Animated Armor and many ...
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Does a Shield Guardian concentrate on the stored spells it casts?

Yes, the Guardian concentrates. The general rule is that concentration spells require the caster to concentrate, and there are no exceptions to this in the Shield Guardian’s description. The fact that ...
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How can a wizard increase the damage of a Shield Guardian?

Use Spell Storing The most powerful trait for the Shield Guardian is Spell Storing. This is because it can give your party an additional concentration slot with a reasonably high Constitution save. ...
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Now that Simulacrums are constructs, should healing methods that work on other constructs work on them as well?

Strict RAW: you can heal a simulacrum, but it goes against intent and common sense There is no explicit statement in the spell description specifically forbidding healing the simulacrum via other ...
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In 5e If a Ranger takes "Constructs" as a favored enemy, does that include Warforged?

Warforged aren't constructs They simply don't have a trait which makes them constructs, so they are humanoids (like most other races by default). Unlike, say, Satyrs which have an explicit trait that ...
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How to make Alchemist able to create homunculus, as RAW as feasible, in Pathfinder?

Any alchemist can take the Promethean Disciple discovery at level 6. It gives you the Craft construct feat for free and the ability to use your ranks in Craft (alchemy) skill to meet the caster level ...
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Can Constructs use magical potions?

If the construct is able to swallow things (or do something that could be understood as swallowing). The DMG page 141 (emphasis mine): A potion or an elixir must be swallowed, or an oil applied ...
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Using Blight on a tree construct?

You said it yourself: The hut is clearly tagged as a construct, so it's unaffected. That's all the answer you need, by the rules-as-written. The spell explicitly excludes this type of creature. But ...
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Can a Piercing Arrow damage constructs and undead?

Yes, Piercing Arrow can damage undead and constructs The text from the ability states: The arrow passes harmlessly through objects, ignoring cover. Each creature in that line must make a Dexterity ...
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Do Golems register as magical when targeted by Detect Magic?

No, they do not Golems are created using very similar methods of creating magic items, but are not magic items themselves once created. They are creatures, instead, of type construct. The Craft ...
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Would a Disintegrate spell work on an Iron Golem?

Golem into dust There is nothing in the language of disintegrate that suggests that there are certain creature types that are immune to its final effect. A disintegrated creature and everything it is ...
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Can a Flesh Golem benefit from the 7th-level Regenerate spell?

As written, regenerate can heal flesh golems Specifically, there is no rule which stops it. Regenerate has no clause which limits what creatures are targetable, and flesh golems have no trait which ...
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Why are animated things susceptible to sleep?

It depends on how they were put to sleep. If using the sleep spell, it shouldn't have worked. The sleep spell says: Undead and creatures immune to being charmed aren’t affected by this spell. And ...
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What are some powerful anti-construct spells that target Fortitude?

Disintegrate Disintegrate can hit objects, has a Fort save, and deals 2d6 per caster level up to a whopping 40d6. Shatter. This is extremely narrow, and does not hit all constructs, only small, ...
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Using the spell animate object, I want to create an iron cobra but cant seem to

While you can make variant constructs using animate object and permanency using the alternative construct creation rules, there's no provision for making super custom ones like the iron cobra. While ...
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Can the warforged from UA: Eberron benefit from healing spells and the Medicine skill?

Warforged and Shardminds are races very specific to the Eberron campaign setting. There is no official 5e material as of this writing, but there is an Unearthed Arcana with a first draft of Warforged ...
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Can an artificer ride a giant octopus Mechanical Servant?

The Giant Octopus can absolutely be used as the Artificer's Mechanical Servant, as it is a Large beast with a CR less than 2. However, nothing in the Mechanical Servant ability (or the construct type ...
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What is the weight of an iron defender in Eberron?

An iron defender is likely to weigh around 150 to 220 pounds. We know its size class, approximate shape, height, and material. According to the Monster Manual, p. 29, a Small creature weighs at most ...
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How does the spell Warding Bond interact with a shield guardian?

There are five different ways this can go I will refer collectively to the damage changing effects as "damage movers" I would argue that both warding bond's damage sharing and the Shield Guardian's ...
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