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Does a natural 20 on the attack roll still automatically hit if the target is wearing adamantine armor?

Yes, the natural 20 is still an automatic hit We know that a critical hit is, by definition, an automatic hit regardless of AC thanks to the basic rules for making an attack: If the d20 roll for an ...
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Do things made of adamantine rust?

Adamantine is a type of ferrous metal so it will be affected by Monster features which corrode and rust, including the Rust Monster's Antennae feature The "Adamantine Weapons" section of Xanathar's ...
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What is the most expensive material in the world that could be used to create Pun-Pun's lute?

Black, pure, abyssal bloodiron, strung with a dragon's vocal cords and demilich teeth (~44,000 gp) I'm starting with the following assumptions: Pun-Pun can only exist in D&D 3.0/3.5, so only ...
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What does "...from nonmagical attacks not made with silvered weapons" mean?

Meeting either of the criteria (magical attack, or made with a silvered weapon) is enough to overcome the immunity The werewolf's damage immunity applies to "bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing ...
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What difference does it make for a weapon to be made of adamantine?

Armor The Dungeon Master's Guide tells us about Adamantine Armor on page 150. Adamantine Armor Armor (medium or heavy, but not hide), uncommon This suit of armor is reinforced with adamantine, one of ...
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What is living wood?

Information about Innistrad is more easily found in resources about Magic: the Gathering, since the world originated in that game. The article “A Planeswalker's Guide to Innistrad: Stensia and ...
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What would be the consequences of using a rapier made of gold?

To answer your specific questions: Gold is much, much softer than steel. Gold is around 2.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness, whereas hardened steel is 7+. It would rapidly lose its edge and would be ...
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What is the most expensive material in the world that could be used to create Pun-Pun's lute?

Star metal at 10,000 gp per pound Star Metal is the most expensive material I could find. From Forgotten Realms Adventures (AD&D 2e, p.141): A typical price was 10,000 gp per pound (22,100 gp/...
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Why would I buy Darkleaf Hide armor instead of a Mithril Chain Shirt?

Druids need special armor It is classically assumed and stated in the druid class that druids aren't allowed to wear metal armor. This means a druid is unable to wear the mithril armor option you ...
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Are weapons and armor made of Mithral or Adamantine considered magical?

There are magic and non-magic items made from adamantine While the DMG lists Adamantine Armor as a magic item, some items made from adamantine are not magic. Gargoyles resist damage from “nonmagical ...
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Why would I buy Darkleaf Hide armor instead of a Mithril Chain Shirt?

It would depend on the situation. Here are some examples: Enemies that Target Metal — Metal Wizards have spells to manipulate metal. Rust Monsters. If I were going into a dungeon that was full of ...
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Do clubs of different materials have different stats?

A club is a club. There are no rules in the game for different basic materials or styles of construction providing different weapon stats. The only special material effects in the rules are Silvered ...
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What differences exist between adamantine and adamantite in all editions of D&D?

Adamantine metal was known as "adamantite" in earlier D&D products. In AD&D 1e, Gygax refers to the metal as "adamantite". Later writers, during AD&D 2e, would correct ...
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How much material silver is required to silver a greataxe, if the time and expertise is being provided as a favour?

The standard rule for crafting items is a 50/50 split between materials and labor Both the PHB and Xanathar's Guide to Everything present rules for crafting items as a downtime activity. While the ...
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How does DR/- work?

The – indicates that the damage reduction is not bypassed by any weapon. All weapon damage is reduced by that damage reduction. Damage reduction that is bypassed by magic weapons, weapons that deal ...
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Does nonmagical ammunition fired with silvered bow overcome resistance?

Arrows fired from silvered bows DON'T count as silvered The description in the PHB on silvered weapons states (bold added): You can silver a single weapon or ten pieces of ammunition for 100 gp. (...
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What does "...from nonmagical attacks not made with silvered weapons" mean?

Silvered weapons are an exception to the immunity to damage from nonmagical attacks. A damage immunity to "bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks not made with silvered ...
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How can I limit crafting and material-searching without limiting player agency?

If the players are enjoying this it may not be an issue, but some advice. The key part to every game is to have fun. It seems, or sounds like, your players are having fun but that you are not. Perhaps ...
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Do things made of adamantine rust?

Adamantine is a ferrous metal, at least for the purposes of a rust monster. From the rust monster's description(MM, 343): Underground Scavengers. Rust monsters roam subterranean passages in search ...
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What difference does it make for a weapon to be made of adamantine?

Adamantine is mentioned three times in the DMG (excluding tables): Page 150: Adamantine Armor Armor (medium or heavy, but not hide), uncommon This suit of armor is reinforced with adamantine, one of ...
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Will an electrum shortsword do bonus damage against lycanthropic creatures?

No, Bonus Damage is only delivered when something has a Vulnerability Vulnerability is detailed in the Basic Rules: damage of that type is doubled against it Lycanthropes do not have a vulnerability ...
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Are expensive material component costs too specific?

The rules for grand jewels don't peak their value at 5,000 gp. Grand Jewels (5,000 gp or more): clearest bright green emerald; diamond; jacinth; ruby Grand jewels can be worth more than 5,000gp, ...
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How can I limit crafting and material-searching without limiting player agency?

1. Apply time pressure One way to handle this is to give them quests that explicitly have timelines. If they go resource harvesting, they lose the quest. This is similar to what you described with the ...
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What is the most expensive material in the world that could be used to create Pun-Pun's lute?

Riverine from Stormwrack is water trapped between carefully-shaped walls of force. It’s fantastically expensive (2,000 gp/lb. for non-armor item), would be preposterously difficult to make into a lute,...
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Can a weapon be both adamantine and silvered?

Yes. A weapon can be made of adamantine, but coated with silver. The description of silvered weapons notes that the price includes not only attaching silver to the weapon, but doing so in a way that ...
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Does an Adamantine greatclub always deal critical damage like other Adamantine weapons?

First, a clarification. As noted in the comments XGTE Adamantine Weapons Always Crit on Objects Whenever an adamantine weapon or piece of ammunition hits an object, the hit is a critical hit. Just ...
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Can I improve a suit of Adamantine Armor I've found to have a +2 AC magic bonus?

If you're playing an Adventurer's League game, the answer is a hard "no" unless you were given a certificate authenticating your character as possessing that item. If you're playing by strict RAW, ...
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Can I improve a suit of Adamantine Armor I've found to have a +2 AC magic bonus?

It's possible, but it's up to a DM to homebrew The DMG states in the Chapter 9 Section on Creating Magic Items: The magic items in chapter 7, "Treasure," section are but a few of the magic ...
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What is the most expensive material in the world that could be used to create Pun-Pun's lute?

Thinaun Thinaun is a dark, glittering metal with the strength and weight of steel. It is extremely rare, being found almost exclusively in the Outer Planes, but its true value comes from its ...
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Could Swift Quiver provide silvered/adamantine ammunition?

Yes. In order to cast the spell, you must provide the following material component (from the spell description): a quiver containing at least one piece of ammunition If you have a quiver containing ...
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