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I personally found the distinction between Multiattack and multiple attacks confusing, and have appreciated the discussion both for and against using grapples as substitutes for part of a Multiattack. I reached out to Mike Mearls to get a better sense of how the rule was intended, and he was very kind to reply. It would seem Mike sides mostly with the ...


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Based on the quotes you provided, my answer would be absolutely. It's pretty clear that Multiattack is intended to be the equivalent of the PC version. And if you read the various monsters who have their ability, their write-ups are inconsistent. Storm Giant: Mulitattack. The giant makes two greatsword attacks. Bugbear Chief: Multiattack. The bugbear ...


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No, even monsters only get one action per turn, and actions should not be confused with attacks. in the case of monsters that can attack multiple times, that's because Multiattack is one action, that just happens to result in attacking more than once. Each attack is not an attack action! Multiattack is also very specific about which attacks the action ...


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Generally, no. The monster's Multiattack entry will specify not just the number of attacks they can take, but which of their attacks (defined in the same section of their statblock) they are allowed to take. They can't just swap any of those out with grapple or shove or any other attacks they might have. Now, if any of those attacks happen to be grapples or ...


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In general, actions are atomic operations: each must complete before another can start. There are some explicit exceptions, however. Interrupting actions (e.g. immediate actions, attacks of opportunity, readied attacks) are one class of exceptions. Five-foot steps can occur during full-round actions. Talking can happen at any time at all. In other cases, ...


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Smite Evil is limited per day, but not per round. You may use it as many times per round as you like, provided you have enough daily uses remaining. You can use it on any attack you make, regardless of when or why you were making that attack (e.g. any attack in a Full-Attack, a single attack made as a Standard action, an attack of opportunity, attacks from ...



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