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What are the consequences for a Warforged that does not spend 6 hours in its inactive state?

You will not receive any benefits of a long rest This includes Hit Die refresh, Hit Point recovery, spell slots, abilities that refresh on a long rest, etc. Basically, while you won't suffer the ...
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Were warforged starting ages ever explained?

It's a subtle nod to the fluff From page 22 of the Eberron Campaign Setting: Older warforged tend to be fighters or barbarians. The more recently created warforged, especially those less than five ...
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Which nations did the Warforged fight for in the Last War on Eberron?

House Cannith perfected modern, sentient warforged in 965 YK. The Treaty of Thronehold, which ended the Last War and required House Cannith to destroy the Creation Forges, was in 996 YK. All (legal) ...
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Can the DM override racial traits?

The Direct Answer The direct answer is yes, the DM can override racial traits and absolutely anything else they want to override. Your Specific Situation This would be an odd thing to override. First, ...
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Can you play as Warforged in AL?

It depends. See The D&D Adventurers League Player & DM Pack which includes player's guides for the Forgotten Realms campaign (including the Season 8 Waterdeep Dragon Heist & Dungeon of ...
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(How) can a Warforged get the Dragonblood Subtype?

Dragonborn of Bahamut The traditional (cheesy) approach is to use the dragonborn template from Races of the Dragon. Dragonborn is an LA +0 acquired template, not inherited, and can apply to warforged. ...
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Is the UA Warforged considered to naturally be wearing armor?

It doesn't say it counts as armor or natural armor or anything, so it doesn't. It's just 1 AC on top of everything else, to emphasize the sturdiness of Warforged. It should stack with everything and ...
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Can a UA Warforged Envoy pick a land vehicle as his integrated tool?

"Warforged, roll out!" The Integrated Tool feature says (emphasis mine): Choose a tool you're proficient with. It becomes integrated into your body, and you double your proficiency bonus ...
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What is the AC of a Warforged Druid when Wild Shaped?

The AC is the Beast's AC Your game statistics are replaced by the statistics of the beast, but you retain your alignment, personality, and Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores. What you retain ...
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Do Warforged have disadvantage on the Con save against the Shatter spell?

It's up to the GM whether a partially inorganic creature has disadvantage on the saving throw against shatter Warforged are not constructs, but humanoids though they are also partly organic, partly ...
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Is the playtest version of the Warforged considered to be "wearing armor"?

Composite Plating and Heavy Plating are intended to count as armor. Keith Baker, original creator of Eberron and lead designer for the Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron, addresses this question (and many ...
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Can Warforged doff Cast-Off Armor in a single action?

The specific beats general concept does not seem to help here. We have two specific rules that override the general rule: A warforged takes an hour to integrate or remove armor, and Cast-Off Armor ...
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Can this Warforged's integrated weapon from the Integrated Version trait be disarmed?

Unfortunately, you're going to have to ask DNDguide While discovering 3rd party content can create new and interesting opportunities, there are issues that arise that only the content creator can ...
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Are Warforged required to eat and drink?

Warforged don’t need to eat or drink As per the book Eberron: Rising From the Last War, the official fifth edition source for Eberron, Warforged have the Constructed Resilience trait, which confers ...
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Can one wear another creature's skin as a disguise?

Outside of mechanics, talk to your DM/party about this As others have noted, there are mechanical ways to fluff existing options to this sort of skinwalking, but I wanted to point out another issue: ...
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Can a warforged become a vampire?

You are essentially correct. The vampire template "can be added to any humanoid or monstrous humanoid creature." As a living construct, a warforged is not a viable target. Correspondingly, ...
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Do warforged have souls?

It's canonically ambiguous. Like many of the big mysteries in Eberron, this question is left to the DM to decide. This type of intentional moral and cosmological ambiguity is a big part of the theme ...
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Can a Warforged suffer from magical exhaustion?

They can suffer exhaustion, just not due to lack of rest. "Exhaustion due to lack of rest" is carefully qualified. There are creatures that are immune to "exhaustion" (such as the Ghost). This is ...
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Does a UA envoy warforged have to choose a specific vehicle?

Yes, you have to choose one You have to Choose a tool you're proficient with That doesn’t let you choose a type of tool, you have to choose a specific singular tool from the type. “Vehicles” isn’...
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Does the Warforged Envoy's Integrated Tool feature give you a free tool?

Yes: it gives the warforged a free tool integrated into its body, and expertise (double proficiency) with that tool It's pretty clearly stated in the Envoy warforged's Integrated Tool feature ...
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Is the playtest version of the Warforged considered to be "wearing armor"?

Yes, Composite Plating and Heavy Plating count as "armor". It would certainly be helpful if it said, "composite plating and heavy plating count as armor for you", that would make ...
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Can the DM override racial traits?

Yes, But... Yes: The GM is the final arbiter of the campaign, subject to the players just getting up and leaving him without a game to arbitrate. Moreover, GMs often override specific rules from the ...
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Does the Defensive Duelist feat stack with the AC calculation from the Warforged's Integrated Protection trait?

RAW, they don't stack From the basic rules on proficiency bonus (emphasis mine): Your proficiency bonus can’t be added to a single die roll or other number more than once. In this case, the ...
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Do warforged have souls?

It is canonically undefined In published 5e lore, the only mention of a warforged soul is in the introduction to the race: “Pierce was built by design, while you were built by accident,” Lakashtai ...
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Do Warforged have disadvantage on the Con save against the Shatter spell?

It's up to the DM. The warforged race description says (E:RftLW, p. 35): Warforged are formed from a blend of organic and inorganic materials. Root-like cords infused with alchemical fluids serve as ...
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Where are the stats for gearforged and warforged?

Ask your DM, if he/she allows UA Faerûn and Ravenloft are the only 5e settings with official published material to date, and there are no warforged native to Faerun or Ravenloft. Your DM might choose ...
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In Eberron: Rising from the Last War, can warforged become exhausted if they decide not to take a long rest?

It's safe from exhaustion, most likely First of all, going without sleep causing exhaustion is already a variant rule of sorts, introduced in Xanathar's Guide to Everything (p. 78), which specifically ...
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How do I become permanently Large-sized?

Mixing potions has a 1% chance of making one of the potion effects permanent (DMG, p. 140). If you drink a Potion of Growth (DMG, p. 187) along with another potion, there is a small chance that it ...
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How do I become permanently Large-sized?

Sorry, by RAW, what you've called out in your question is pretty much it. One of the big shifts that 5E has taken is that making permanent magical changes to something is hard. In 3.5E, you could use (...
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Are Warforged PCs affected by healing differently than other PCs?

This question has now been explicitly answered in the Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron, under the description of the warforged's composition (p. 67): While they’re formed from stone and steel, ...
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