Web page 119 of the DMG has stats for airborne and waterborne autos. They normally have a number of tons of of hit factors.
Nevertheless, isn’t a ship a large object? If it have been, it will be topic to the principles regarding objects on pages 246-247. The foundations for Large and Gargantuan objects state that:
[…] That mentioned, one torch can burn a Large tapestry, and an earthquake spell can scale back a colossus to rubble. You’ll be able to observe a Large or Gargantuan object’s hit factors should you like, or you possibly can merely determine how lengthy the thing can stand up to no matter weapon or drive is performing towards it. In case you observe hit factors for the thing, divide it into Massive or smaller sections, and observe every part’s hit factors individually. Destroying a type of sections may wreck the whole object. For instance, a Gargantuan statue of a human may topple over when one in every of its Massive legs is diminished to zero hit factors.
So would a ship not work equally?
Does a ship sink solely when it reaches zero HP?
The counterargument is the one about smaller sections of a large object; if an enormous gap is made within the hull of a ship, one which’s too large to patch up, then certainly it can sink.
If a ship has HP and AC, does it depend as a creature for using spells?
Loads of spells in D&D 5e don’t injury objects: fireballs and lightning bolts solely mild objects on fireplace, so would a ship depend as a creature?
Are you able to goal a particular sub-section of a ship? And the way would injury thresholds work together with that?
That is linked to query 1. May a mage casting a strong spell, or somebody wielding a siege weapon, and many others., truly purpose for a delicate level on a ship, and destroy that one sub-section?
Moreover, does a subsection keep the injury threshold of the total construction? Warships, for instance, have of DT of 20, and the stats for resilient objects present that almost all massive objects have lower than 30 HP. Does this imply that both, you do nothing to the thing, otherwise you practically destroy it?
My motive for asking that is that spells like meteor swarm, on common, do round 160 injury (I imagine it additionally applies to things). This isn’t sufficient to destroy most ships (honest sufficient, the blast is just too small), however certainly it may destroy sufficient of the hull to sink most vessels, no?