Can a Simulacrum of a sorcerer regain its sorcery points?

The description of Simulacrum states:

The simulacrum lacks the ability to learn or become more powerful, so it never increases its level or other abilities, nor can it regain expended spell slots.

If someone cast Simulacrum on a sorcerer, would the Simulacrum be able to regain its sorcery points by taking a long rest? (Can simulacra even take rests?) In particular, I ask because the sorcerer has the Font of Magic class feature at level 2 that allows them to convert their sorcery points into spell slots or vice versa.

(This question can also be extended to other limited-use class features like a fighter’s Action Surge, a druid’s Wild Shape, etc., but I don’t know if the answer would be different since sorcery points can specifically be used to create spell slots.)

Could a creature, made by the Simulacrum spell, cast the Create Magen spell?

Could a creature, made by the 7th level Simulacrum spell, cast the Create Magen spell (from Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden) as a means of bypassing the hit point maximum reduction?

It seems like a character could resonably create a simulacrum of themselves then ask them to cast Create Magen. Upon finishing the Create Magen spell the simulacrum could order the magen to listen to and obey the character as if they had created the magen. Thereby allowing the caster to avoid the hit point reduction.
Is this the case? or is something missing here? one of my concerns is that, if this is the case, a player character could conceivably make an army of magens with few repercussions. Obviously a DM will have the final say, but what do you guys think?

Can a simulacrum cast Magic jar?

Supose you are a High level Wizard with acess to both Simulacrum and Magic jar. There are a lot of discussion if the simulacrum has or no a soul,and if that interfers in the use of magic jar,since the spell expecificly discribes the trasportation of the soul. The spells says:

Your body falls into a catatonic state as your soul leaves it and enters the container you used for the spell’s material component. While your soul inhabits the container, you are aware of your surroundings as if you were in the container’s space. You can’t move or use reactions. The only action you can take is to project your soul up to 100 feet out of the container, either returning to your living body (and ending the spell) or attempting to possess a humanoids body.

That means that it does not describe the need of you to be a humanoid to cast

So, There is anything in the raw that prevents the simulacrum from casting magic jar except for lore purpuses?

Interaction between an Intellect Devourer and a Simulacrum

An Intellect Devourer Has an ability called Body Thief, which states:

…the intellect devourer magically consumes the target’s brain, teleports into the target’s skull, and takes control of the target’s body. While inside a creature, the intellect devourer has total cover against attacks and other effects originating outside its host. The intellect devourer retains its Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores, as well as its understanding of Deep Speech, its telepathy, and its traits. It otherwise adopts the target’s statistics. It knows everything the creature knew, including spells and languages.

If an Intellect Devourer takes over a Simulacrum of a Wizard, can the Intellect Devourer recover spells with a long rest, or is it beholden to the simulacrum rule:

The simulacrum lacks the ability to learn or become more powerful, so it never increases its level or other abilities, nor can it regain expended spell slots.

This literally just happened to us and we are stumped. I think the Devourer is a new creature and thus can recover spells. As it would choose to gain the abilities but not the short comings of the new form.

What would happen if you cast Simulacrum on a shapechanger?

While there are many kinds of shapechangers in the D&D universe, such as vampires, lycanthropes (all of them), imps, doppelganger and channelings, there isn’t much said about how they interact with the Simulacrum spell.

The Simulacrum spell states:

You shape an illusory duplicate of one beast or humanoid that is within range for the entire casting time of the spell. The duplicate is a creature, partially real and formed from ice or snow, and it can take actions and otherwise be affected as a normal creature. It appears to be the same as the original, but it has half the creature’s hit point maximum and is formed without any equipment. Otherwise, the illusion uses all the statistics of the creature it duplicates, except that it is a construct. […]

Does this mean that a polymorphed being (be it from spell, curse or natural ability) would be copied in their current form? or would their "true form" immerge in the snow?

I can see this being quite useful either way:

  • Your party’s changeling studies and creates a persona of the king or an important person, then you create a simulacrum of the changeling king. Now you have 2 or 3 walking talking kings to create all sorts of chaos.
  • Though it would take 12 hours, if Simulacrum would reveal a true form, one could easily prove who is the real king by simulacruming one of the copies.

If I cast True Polymorph on my simulacrum and concentrate for the full duration, will casting Simulacrum again still destroy it?

Simulacrum states:

If you cast this spell again, any currently active duplicates you created with this spell are instantly destroyed.

Does this mean that if I take my simulacrum and permanently transform it using true polymorph into, say, a dragon, that if I cast simulacrum again, it would still instantly destroy that dragon I just produced?

If my Simulacrum possesses me via Magic Jar, to whom will my magic items attune?

I have a high level Arcana Cleric/Wizard, and using wish to create a simulacrum, I can have a body double. Since I also took magic jar, my copy knows it, too.

I wanted to know what would happen if I ordered the simulacrum to possess me. Specifically, if I am attuned to the following magic items, will my body double inherit my attunement and thus gain the items’ benefits?

  • Headband of Intellect
  • Robe of the Archmagi
  • Wand of the War Mage

Can a Simulacrum create magic items or research spells?

Can a Simulacrum or a homunculus research spells or create magic items while the player went out adventuring (assuming they had the materials and capabilities)?

The idea here is that our characters keep going from one adventure to the next with no downtime to use for spell research or item creation. So I thought: maybe the simulacrum or homunculus could do it?

Is the ‘copy’ from Simulacrum a humanoid or a construct?

In previous editions of D&D it was possible to have two base forms or (in some editions) a creature ‘template’. In 5e the base form is important and always singular: many spells &/or magics only work on specific creature type(s). The problem we encountered: can a Simulacrum be Reincarnated? You will note that the Simulacrum specifies that it can only be cast on humanoids and the spell claims it creates an exact duplicate. That said, this exact duplicate cannot accept healing &/or learning. What’s more, this replicant has only half the hit points.

With Reincarnation you will note that the recipient creature must be a humanoid. Previous editions were much more open to include many other living creatures but 5e is very specific. Thus, this spell will allow the reincarnation of exotic creatures such as Xvarts, half-dragon kobolds or even Nagpas – but not any beast, giant, or fae, regardless of how identical they are to humans. But i digress. The long and short of this: a construct will NOT be reincarnated. It is devoid of the life required to incarnate in the first place (in fact, it is odd that a construct is considered a ‘creature’ and not a ‘magic item’).

What is odd about D&D constructs, they are far more alive than most people. They heal after a short or long rest. The Simulacrum does not get this. Many a construct (or animated dead) does not suffer exhaustion – but a Simulacrum does.

Perhaps it would be wise to ask the gathered audience and jury to first see Edward Scissorhands and discuss if Johnny Depp has a soul or not. Does Winona Ryder ultimately regain her soul in Stranger Things or in Star Trek? I digress.

Truth is, the ‘Real World’ concept of Reincarnation would be poor source material as many faiths believe that all animals, insects and possibly even plants return in some justly-deserved shape. Does your dog have a soul? Does your cat have more of a soul than, say, Mike Bloomberg? How about the spirit-in-car-golem Herbie the Lovebug. Why not reincarnate this car… again?

Thus / the Question: does anyone know if the ‘creature’ created by the Simulacrum spell is considered a humanoid or a construct?

Edit: will modify and re-combobulate this draft as required by any reasonable suggestion. I apologize for the state of my mind, it is not your fault. Thanks for reading and putting up with my horrible editing abilities (or lack thereof).