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No. armed in this sense means wielding a weapon. The wording of the rule implies ("unarmed or wielding ... ") that characters not wielding weapons are unarmed. Just because an object the monk happens to be holding could be used as an improvised weapon doesn't mean they are wielding a weapon. If the monk was swinging a lit torch like a club, they would be ...


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This question calls to mind the real-life Australian case of Deing v Tarola in which the Supreme Court of Victoria "clarified the Weapons Act by stating that a studded belt is not a weapon when used for its intended purpose, but may become one if an offender intended to use it as a weapon." The Improvised Weapon rules (SRD p65) state: Sometimes ...


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The Ranger class has the best addition to damage with Colossus Slayer, Dueling, and Hunter's Mark added to your attacks: Monk weapon/Unarmed Strike (1d10) 5.5 damage Hunter's Mark (1d6) 3.5 Dexterity 5 Colossus Slayer (1d8) 4.5 Dueling 2 On your first Monk Weapon attack (it should be a monk weapon or else it won't proc Dueling) you get 20.5 damage (Sum ...


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You don't want to do this. The answer strictly as the question is asked is yes, but it's with significant penalty and therefore my answer is a resounding NO!!! You could in theory but you will only do normal unarmed strike damage of 1 HP. Per PHB pg 78 under the heading of Martial Arts. you gain the following benefits while you are unarmed or using ...


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Yes Why the cognitive dissonance? Martial Arts is one Monk class feature, Flurry of Blows is a completely different Monk class feature and each has its own independent criteria for allowing their respective bonus actions. However, if the attack you use to allow the Flurry of Blows is neither unarmed or a monk weapon and you are still holding it when you ...


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I have few ideas based on your criteria but the best option really boils down to the situations the party finds themselves in and how the party functions in combat. Because of that, I'll list some options and give the pros and cons of each. Idea 1: Monk 17/Ranger 3 (Take Hunter's Mark, Dueling, and either Colossus Slayer or Horde Breaker) Possible ...


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Using a versatile weapon, like the spear or the quarterstaff, leaves a hand free between your Attack actions. It's in the Errata: the two-handed property (as applicable to versatile weapons when wielded using both hands), is relevant -only- when attacking with the weapon. NOT when simply holding it between your turns. So, you're not giving up any of your ...



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