Eldritch Blast can’t cast on objects, how do you justify this with flavour?

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  1. Alex Franklin says:

    Here’s how I’d justify it flavor-wise:

    Eldritch Blast is more like a short-lived curse than a weaponized burst of magic. The energy beam itself does not cause damage; it’s more like the laser sight on a gun that tells the curse which creature to target. The curse instantaneously causes its victims to generate an uncontrollable surge of magical energy, “shocking” themselves with force as if they had tried to cast a spell but it backfired horribly (see also: mishaps in teleportation and using a spell scroll too advanced for you).

    Eldritch Blast harms creatures but not objects for the same reason a virus can only harm living things; the damage comes from the creature’s own biological processes being turned against it. Or in the case of undead and constructs, the magic that animates them.

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