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•Have I missed any rules that would clarify this? No. Nothing in the description describes them as a magical effect, nor as having verbal, somatic, nor material components as a spell does. •Have the developers provided any RAI insight into the maneuvers? This question would be a good stand alone question by itself. (The entirety of dev tweets does ...


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They are special nonmagical techniques based on being a scholar of combat. This is explained in the Battle Master entry: Those who emulate the archetypal Battle Master employ martial techniques passed down through the generation. To a Battle Master, combat is an academic field... Individual maneuvers explain what you're actually doing: Commander's ...


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If this was the real world, we'd call it Magic. In the DnD world, it's just Logic. In the real world, dragons could not possibly fly. But they do in the DnD world, and Dispel Magic can't stop it from happening. There is a sort of magic that is implicit in the structure of the DnD universe. To the people in that universe it seems as unremarkable as the ...


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Our group role plays them as timing and techniques that the fighter can exploit for extra effect. Maybe the goading attack is him yelling insults about the enemy's lineage or maybe it's a series of quick motions that almost hypnotize the enemy or a move that puts the enemy into an off balance position so he has a hard time attacking someone else. Commander'...


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Wearing the shield - No If you are wearing the shield (you've spent 1 round donning it and you are getting the AC bonus) then you cannot use it as an improvised weapon, as it is now worn, not wielded. In this case a shield bash is the same as a booted kick or a gauntleted punch or a helmed headbutt - it is an unarmed attack. If a GM does rule that a worn ...


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Yes, you can use your Shield as an improvised weapon The damage would be 1d4 plus your Strength bonus, the attack your Strength bonus, without your proficiency bonus. No, you can not use it in addition As it is not a light weapon, you can not attack with any other weapon in that turn unless you have the Dual Wielder feat. What you could do If you take ...


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Nothing overcomes this Damage Reduction (besides things that completely ignore DR, like energy damage). That's what the dash means. PFSRD: The numerical part of a creature's damage reduction (or DR) is the amount of damage the creature ignores from normal attacks. Usually, a certain type of weapon can overcome this reduction (see Overcoming DR). This ...



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