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What does the +X on a magic weapon apply to?

What does the e.g. +1 on a magic longsword count for in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons? Is it a bonus to damage, or is it to attack?
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Magus spellstrike and held touch spells threaten?

I am building a whip using magus. The game we are playing has us at level 6, which is too low for me to get the feat which allows me to threaten with a whip. However, when holding a touch spell you ...
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What is the mechanical difference between the Glaive and the Halberd?

In DnD 5e, what is the difference between the Glaive and the Halberd (PH p149)? They are both martial melee weapons, they both cost 20gp, they both deal 1d10 slashing damage, they both weigh 6lb., and ...
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What weapons can a familiar use?

If a familiar is nearly as smart as a human (or smarter than the average human, depending on the master's level), and many of them have a high Dexterity score, and familiars inherit all of the ...
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Weapon Proficiency without needing a particular class/race or multi-classing

Other than taking the Weapon Master feat, is there any way of gaining proficiency in either one weapon or martial weapons that doesn't either extend from being a certain class/race or multi-classing?
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Late roman age / early dark age setting armor and weapons [closed]

I did some research to know which kind of armor would be able on that setting. I concluded that heavy armor is extremely rare, because in that time they rarely cover all their bodies with armor, they ...
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How do you know which ability modifier to use when attacking?

When you attack you roll a D20 and add modifiers. What exactly is the modifier? Well I know, for example a longbow would be D20+Dex modifier. But how do I know which stat is for which weapon? Like, ...
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non lethal damage vs object [closed]

I realize some may not understand the question, but her it is. concerning the game dungeons and dragons I have a merciful maul, when i am wielding it doing only non-lethal damage. does non-lethal ...
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Can you dual wield lances?

If you have the dual wielder feat, and you are riding a mount can you wield two lances. Also what would the damage dice be?
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Can an Amulet of Mighty Fists have restricted special abilities?

If I have an amulet of mighty fists and some claws, can I enchant the amulet with the keen and/or vorpal weapon special abilities? If so, do they simply not function for somebody who wears the amulet ...
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Do ranged weapon feats apply to darts?

Do ranged weapon feats (like Rapid Shot, Many Shot, Deadly Aim, etc.) apply to throwing darts, or do they only apply to weapons like bows, crossbows and firearms?
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What does it mean that you treat a weapon as a Martial Weapon?

Halfling sling staffs do 1d6/1d8 damage (small/medium). Halfling rope-shot do 1d4/1d6. In both of their descriptions (as well as in the racial description for halflings) it says that halfings treat ...
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How can one obtain an adamantine weapon?

In the Monster Manual, gargoyles, golems, helmed horrors, and xorns all enjoy either immunity or resistance to: bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical weapons that aren't ...
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Can the DM forbid my character from using certain weapons because he “doesn't like them”?

My friends and I have recently become interested in playing D&D and one of my friends has chosen to play the DM for us because he has the most knowledge of the game. He's been helping each of us ...
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How many weapons should I have and how many attacks should I list on my character sheet?

Fairly new to D&D and my question relates to what should be listed on my character sheet for weapons in equipment and what attacks should be listed. Given a Fighter's Equipment listing under ...
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What do Martial Discipline Weapons cost?

I have questions about the price of discipline weapons from Tome of Battle. What is the price of a +1 (some discipline) dwarven waraxe, +2,000 gp or +8,000 gp? Does it give me a +1 bonus to damage? ...
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What happens when multiple Eldritch Knights bond to the same weapon?

One of my players is an Eldritch Knight. She is bound to her magical weapon. The rule clearly says that one knight can be bonded to a maximum of two weapons. However, it does not look like there is a ...
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How to apply inhalable poison?

There are four categories of poison: contact, ingested, inhaled, and injury. I'm interested in inhaled. For example, there's a poison (inhaled) called Burnt Othor Fumes. Let's say I craft some. How do ...
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What weapon is the best for a brawler

In pathfinder there is a hybrid class called the brawler. It is part monk, part fighter. It can increase the damage of "close weapons" to the damage of an unarmed strike from a brawler 4 levels lower. ...
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Does Dueling Fighting Style apply to thrown weapons?

PHB p. 72 (and others) Dueling When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon. PHB p.147 Thrown. If a weapon ...
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Can a Glaive be stowed in a Ruby Scabbard?

Can a Glaive be stowed in a Ruby Scabbard, as a Glaive is both Polearm and Heavy Blade? I think RaW means it can, but it somehow feels "wrong" to put a polearm in a scabbard Group: Heavy blade ...
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Choosing a weapon for a low STR sorcerer in Pathfinder

I'm making a Half-Orc Red Draconic Sorcerer, which will begin life at level 5 to join an existing campaign. Based on my rolls I'll probably have 8 STR and 16 DEX. So I'm using my starting gold to go ...
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When can I draw my weapon?

I know I'm about to face a bunch of enemies, I have to draw them out first. If I know I'm about to be in a huge battle, can my weapon be drawn before I go in there or do I have to wait until the ...
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Can Monks use Shortbows?

Haven't played D&D since ABBA was hot, and I'm trying to retool on 5e, playing a Wood Elf Monk. I see that on p78 of the PHB it states in Martial Arts that monk weapons are "shortswords and any ...
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Alternatives to Kevlar Vests ignoring AP of bullets

I am not exactly happy with the AP-ignoring capabilities of kevlar vests in a modern setting I am playing. Combat in the setting is mainly ranged, even though melee is still really effective. The ...
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Can I reuse missile weapons others have stuck into me?

If I get hit by an arrow, javelin, throwing axe or something similar, does it stay sticking out of me? Can I take it out and use it? Can a close enemy take it out and use it?
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Can Weapons be Wondrous Items?

I was attempting a new "Most Powerful Build Ever" and I got to thinking, is there anything that excludes weapons from being Wondrous Items? So: can they be? Could I give a sword the ability to cast ...
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Can I dual wield two-handed weapons in D&D 5E?

I've been looking into this for awhile now. I have a level 4 Dragonborn Paladin with the Dual Wielder Feat. I currently have two warhammers, but I'd like to use two mauls for the extra dice. After ...
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Can I still attack with the focus item of Warding Weapon spell?

For an upcoming campaign I'm planning on playing a Magus. In the Magus spell list the spell Warding Weapon allows a magus to cast spells without provoking AoOs even while not casting defensively. The ...
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Slashing with Short Swords

Can a short sword be used to deal slashing damage? The Weapons Table seems to list short swords as having only the damage type of piercing, and lacking the slashing damage type. However, this ...
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How can I threaten with a whip?

Is there any way to threaten with a whip aside from taking 3 feats to get Improved whip mastery, which still only increases your range by 5 ft? I found one forum post with a solution but that is to ...
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What constitutes a magical weapon for the purpose of overcoming resistance?

I gave my players a halberd which had a magical enchantment that's only purpose was to keep the weapon clean. Would this be considered magical enough to overcome resistance against non-magical ...
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Where can I find rules for explosives or fireworks for D&D 5E?

I noticed that there is no mention of fireworks or explosives in the Player's Handbook. Is there somewhere I could look for common rules and uses for fireworks/explosives in D&D 5E or previous ...
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Can a Half-Giant Soulknife manifest Mind Blades of the Large size category?

Note: I am aware that I am quoting from 3rd party materials, and not core Pathfinder stuff. The Soulknife's ability Form Mind Blade says the following: A soulknife must choose the form of her ...
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SR4A drone attributes and melee weapons

One of my players in a Shadowrun 4th edition game I'm about to start running would like to play rigger with a bear drone; a drone that looks like a bear complete with claws. I was going to use the ...
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Calculating critical hit damage

How do you determine the critical hit damage done by a dagger? I'm a new player to D&D the board game, and don't have a campaign yet.... Anyway, I don't understand "19-20/x2" (as said on the ...
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Can the Ghost Touch weapon property allow an attacker to perform incorporeal touch attacks?

This is a specific question: The Ghost Touch weapon property states that: ...Essentially, a ghost touch weapon counts as either corporeal or incorporeal at any given time, whichever is more ...
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Is a Pike a Long Spear?

I am currently making a Tempest Cleric of Talos in 5th Edition D&D. While researching Talos on the Forgotten Realms Wikia, I read that his favored weapon is a lightning bolt and in a parenthetical ...
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Do Unchained Monks have weapon proficiency with all monk weapons?

Monk Unchained says the following about weapon proficiencies: Monks are proficient with the club, crossbow (light or heavy), dagger, handaxe, javelin, kama, nunchaku, quarterstaff, sai, short ...
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Choose to use STR when attacking with Precise weapons?

The Precise tag has an ambiguous description in the book: "​Precise: You can use DEX instead of STR when using this weapon." (1st edition, p396. Emphasis added) To me that sounds like the ...
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How much do Weapon and Armor Ratings cost?

One of my players wants to build a Weapon extra for her character based on the Gadgets and Gear page in the SRD. Essentially she wants to build a the following: Chained Pickaxe Versatile Piercing ...
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can juggling be used to perform attacks? If so, how would it work?

Here's the scenario: a player wants to play a bard (jester fluffed) character who has dozens of mundane ribbon knives secretly stowed all over his body that he pulls out during battle, juggles them ...
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Is there a way to change a weapon's damage type on the fly?

I'm not talking about magical enchantments, but an action that a character can perform in combat. For instance, rapiers and shortswords deal piercing damage, but they are still edged weapons, and ...
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What are the two weapon fighting penalties for a Large creature with the Lighten Weapon feat?

I have a Strix, a size Large creature, who wields a bastard sword in his main hand and a long sword in his off-hand. He has the two weapon fighting feat, Strength 20, and Dex 23. Do these weapons ...
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Is the trigger of a smartgun mechanical or software?

With Data Trails out and additional matrix actions available, the following question came to my mind when reading the garbage in/garbage out Matrix action: It states that you can repgrogam a smartgun ...
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Do flaming, etc. weapon properties deal their extra damage just on contact?

Some magic weapons have special abilities such as flaming, where it does extra damage on a hit. Since it's elemental damage, would just the extra damage be dealt on contact? For example, would an ...
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Why can't a Dispelling bow apply Dispel to its arrow?

I was recently building an archer character and was looking at weapon/arrow properties that would be helpful. Dispelling(/burst) were some very attractive choices until I looked closer. My first ...
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Are there mechanical reasons for a Cleric to use their deity's favored weapon over another one?

There are a number of deities that have low-damaging weapons as their favored weapon, like daggers and gauntlets. Sharess for example has the Claw Bracer as her favored weapon, which according to the ...
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Using quick draw with a grappling hook?

I was running a game and one of my players (a brawler) was going to have troubles getting over a wall so they wanted to get their grappling hook out. They wanted to use quick draw to get it out, but ...
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Can a wizard's bonded object be a sheathed weapon?

In Pathfinder, wizards are often required to have a bonded item which is in the form of a amulet, ring, staff, wand or weapon. I was reading a guide to wizards which lamented about the loss of the ...