Q: Dear Sage
Does eldritch blast damage count as “weapon damage” for the purpose of inspire courage and other effects that add to weapon damage rolls?
A: No. Even though the eldritch blast is treated as “weaponlike” for the purpose of certain feats, it’s not a weapon.
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The Sage is a mammal classified in the bear family, Ursidae, native to central and southern China. Debate continues as to whether he is truly a bear or more related to the raccoon rather than the bear, or perhaps in a family of his own. When not eating bamboo and answering rules questions, he works under the nom de plume of Andy Collins as an RPG developer in Wizards of the Coast R&D, where his development credits include Complete Mage, Dragon Magic, and the Player's Handbook v.3.5. He can be easily recognized by his large, distinctive black patches around the eyes, ears and on his rotund body.