[RPG] Are Warforged PCs affected by healing differently than other PCs


I have a player who just created a warforged barbarian. The 2015 Unearthed Arcana on Eberron brought warforged and artificers but didn't mention how they are healed. Is he stuck with half healing from regular spells? Should I introduce warforged tools since there is no craft skill?

Best Answer

As of 5e's published release and the Unearthed Arcana article, Warforged are treated no differently than PCs of other races.

Since it does not mention any healing exceptions for warforged in the Unearthed Arcana article that introduces them to 5e; they should have any and all healing effects work on them as per usual.

2018 update (thanks @Trevel)

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, warforged are living humanoids. Resting, healing magic, and the Medicine skill all provide the same benefits to warforged that they do to other humanoids.