[RPG] When using a wand to cast a concentration spell, does the user need to make a saving throw to maintain concentration when damaged


Say that a creature uses a magic wand to cast a spell (e.g. Entangle). If the user is hit, do they need to make a Con saving throw to maintain concentration on the spell?

Best Answer

Concentration is concentration it doesn't matter if you cast the spell from an item or if you cast the spell from a spell slot.

DMG p141

The spell uses its normal casting time, range, and duration, and the user of the item must concentrate if the spell requires concentration.

PHB p203 indicates the rules on when concentration can be broken which include: taking damage, casting another spell (regardless of source) that requires concentration and being killed or incapacitated.

All this said there is a notable exception. Certain sentient items can actually cast a spell themselves and maintain the concentration freeing the wielder from doing so. Blackrazor is an example of that.