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Why does the Decaying rune add less damage than other runes?

Resource Management My guess is this choice was probably made to avoid a permanent (and fast) healstick for void healing PCs. The lowest (non-ammunition) damage die is a d4. If you put Decaying on ...
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What creatures/magic items offer resistance or immunity to nonmagical damage?

There are many monsters, and few magic items I'll keep this focused on the three core rulebooks as requested, i.e. the Monster Manual for monsters, and the Dungeon Masters Guide for magic items 1. ...
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Why does the Decaying rune add less damage than other runes?

Void is Hard to Exploit The rules for designing creatures have some guidance around how immunities, resistances, and weaknesses to damage types should modify a creature's other health, which might be ...
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Can the Mage Hand cantrip block or catch a thrown object?

If an object is in motion, it will have a certain amount of force applied to it. The mage hand wouldn't be able to catch something thrown cause it has applied weight thrown exceeding the 10 pound ...
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Can you launch a pellet created with Dust of Dryness to smash it at range?

Yes*, as long as it's the whole action. "Smash" would permit slinging or throwing. Dust of Dryness doesn't specify what kind of smashing is necessary (e.g., using a hammer) and smashing isn'...
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Can a Shield Guardian have a familiar?

Can it? There are a lot of issues that need to be resolved, to decide. Can the shield guardian even cast find familiar? This is up to the DM. There are arguments for both yes or no. You can get rules-...
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Can a Shield Guardian have a familiar?

No. Not via their Spell Storing feature, anyway. The text says "To do so, the wearer must cast the spell on the guardian.", which implies the spell must target a creature. find familiar ...
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Do the "set ability score to 19" magic items function while using Wild Shape?

Depending on the shape, yes For the item to function, the wild shape must be able to wear it (emphasis mine): Your [ability] score is 19 while you wear this [item type]. When the druid assumes their ...
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Can a Shield Guardian have a familiar?

I guess so, yeah Rules As Written, it does appear that a shield guardian can cast this spell. The shield guardian probably wouldn't do much with the familiar, since it appears to only take certain ...
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What magic items would a commoner need to go head to head with a party of 4 (Lvl 15) adventurers?

One Luck Blade Luck Blade Weapon (any sword), legendary (requires attunement) You gain a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this magic weapon. While the sword is on your person, you also ...
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Is the WBN homebrew Witch class a new coffeelock?

Given the rules we can see, probably yes It's possible that one of the rules you didn't copy contains some text like "creating a Talisman or Token always expends a spell slot". Ideally, we'...
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Is the WBN homebrew Witch class a new coffeelock?

Of course, the only way to know for sure what the creator meant is to ask them, and you may have some luck getting an answer from them on Instagram or Twitter. That said, it seems that it could have ...
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What is 'a fire elemental' for the purposes of a ring of fire elemental command?

The advantage is granted against any elemental from the Fire Plane, the spell and the slaying refer to the Fire Elemental monster. The answer comes from the item description on DnDBeyond, which is an ...
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Does breaking a magic item render it useless?

We have one example, but it is unclear what to conclude In the official adventure Dungeon of the Mad Mage (2018), there is a description of a broken magic item Although clearly indicated as broken, ...
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What is 'a fire elemental' for the purposes of a ring of fire elemental command?

The Monster Manual defines elementals Elemental is a Monster Type (MM 6). It is defined as: Elementals are creatures native to the elemental planes. Some creatures of this type are little more than ...
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What is 'a fire elemental' for the purposes of a ring of fire elemental command?

They're all fire elementals The magic item description, describing all four rings, uses the term 'elementals from the linked plane': This ring is linked to one of the four Elemental Planes. The DM ...
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1 Action ability that triggers Conduct Energy

Few Good Options I'm using this AoN query - it searches for abilities that can be used as a free action or with one action that have one of the requisite traits and are NOT items nor metamagic/...
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Can You Dual Wield Pistols if One of Them Has Loading But Not the Other?

Unfortunately, this does not work Repeating Shot says: If you load no ammunition in the weapon, it pro­duces its own, automatically creating one piece of magic ammunition when you make a ranged ...
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Looking for an item: a crystal that stores memories, up to an entire personality?

Lost Empires of Faerûn describes telkiiras as "powerful lore-gems worn by the leaders of the mightiest elf clans. Each telkiira holds the knowledge, skills, and sometimes even a fragment of ...
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When would a +1 Moon Sickle be superior to the other (Dex-based) melee weapons available to a ranger?

Because you look like a total bad-ass Why would you want to use this when you can have this? All you need is one more, and you can do this This just looks lame if you do it with short swords; with ...
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When would a +1 Moon Sickle be superior to the other (Dex-based) melee weapons available to a ranger?

When monsters are resistant or immune to non-magical weapons Let's look at the raw damage expectation of a non-magical finesse melee weapon, for example a rapier. Assuming your Ranger is using the ...
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