I’m in search of methods in 5e to grant the potential of speech to a creature ideally completely. To be particular, I’m thinking about granting an Artificers Metal Defender and creatures prefer it the power to talk. As an example the Metal Defenders stat block states it “understands the languages you communicate” implying that it solely understands them and doesn’t communicate them. I’m assuming the opportunity of the creature having the ability to use and attune to objects.
Under are some concepts I’ve had after some preliminary investigation however none appear ample and are restricted or doubtful guidelines smart:
By Magic Objects
-“You possibly can communicate and perceive X” : Ex. Ring of Elemental command, Demon Armor, Efreeti Chain and many others.
(Do these apply in our context of a creature with the stat block above? Particular v.s. generic which is which right here?)
-Intelligence Enhance: Ex. Headband of mind
(Is boosting intelligence sufficient to present a creature just like the Metal Defender the potential to talk?)
-Telepathy: Ex. Helm of Telepathy
(Normally this is not actually spoken speech. Oftentimes these are solely communication with two persons are there objects that grant many?)
-Awaken: limitation “Big or smaller beast or plant”
-Sorts of Polymorph: limitation a change itself
-Telepathic spells: limitation is telepathy shouldn’t be true speech
(typically these have the limitation of chance of being dispelled and require a spell caster)
Additionally I do know in earlier editions 3.5e Pearl of Speech existed, however I’m thinking about RAW 5e.
If you recognize of different ways in which decrease the constraints concerned and require few uncommon objects please share.