Ask Wizards01/26/2007


Q: Dear Sage,
Can a warforged have its brain extracted by a mind flayer?

A: Yes. His brain may not look like the illithid’s normal meal, but a warforged is a living creature and thus just as vulnerable to that dreaded attack as any human or dwarf.

(That said, the Sage expects that warforged brain likely isn’t a commonly appreciated meal among mind flayers. Probably an acquired taste at best.)

The same is true of other effects that might not apply to constructs (such as a vorpal weapon, which doesn’t have much effect against most constructs), unless otherwise stated in the living construct subtype.

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