[RPG] Shatter spell versus mundane weapons and armor


I have a player who likes to use the shatter spell. The description says it will do the same damage to the targets' armor and weapons that it does to the targets. Right now, I don't have an easy chart that gives me an idea of how many hit points a suit of armor or sword has though. Any suggestions?

Best Answer

It only damages unattended items. Not worn gear.

From the Shatter spell description text in the 5e PHB:

A non-magical object that isn't being worn or carried also takes the damage if it's in the spell area.

5th Edition doesn't have formal item HP rules, but I'd make a ruling that the item gets a save and breaks if it is failed.

Item save modifier would be based on my estimation of its fragility.

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