[RPG] the AC of an inanimate object


In D&D 5e, what is the AC of an inanimate object, in case someone wants to attack it? Does it depend on its size? Is it different depending on whether you are making a ranged or melee attack?

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This information is currently not contained in the rules and is generally in the purview of the DMG (which was not released at the time of writing this answer, but this more recent answer addresses).

Until then, I would class most objects as having a DC of 5 or so (10 - 5 for a Dex of 0). Armored or particularly hard objects would have an AC equivalent to roughly their amount of armor, so somewhere between 10 and 18.