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As others have pointed out, the primary purpose of Adamantine weapons is to overcome DR X/Adamantine. Regardless, there are plenty of examples where a melee attack is not suitable for damaging an object, and a ranged attack is needed. Because the damage is halved, the hardness of a material can reduce your damage by such a significant amount, so overcoming ...


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Use adamantine arrows to bypass appropriate damage reduction As you've noted, the primary purpose of the special material adamantine seems to be damaging objects, yet adamantine arrows are typically a lousy choice for, for example, destroying a dungeon wall. But that's not all the material's good for. The universal monster ability damage reduction says ...


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Some creatures have damage reduction which can only be pierced by adamantine weapons. One example is the flesh golem which has "DR 5/adamantine".


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No, it's not broken. The two points you highlight make sense and work like the following, but they're still only part of the story: Advantage for the attacker in the dark means “I, the target, have no way to notice when and where from I am attacked, which makes it harder to avoid.” Disadvantage for the attacker in the dark means “I, the attacker, cannot ...


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Rules-as-Written? No. The parentheses in the weapons table dictates how far you can reach when you throw the Throwing Axe, Javelin, Dart, Atlatl. So if you're a stickler to the rules like I am, just say "That's the maximum any humanoid can possibly reach with that weapon and still possibly hit." But in 5e, you write rules! I don't see anything that ...


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There is not. Range in 5e is defined by the weapon and doesn't change with your stats.


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Yes There is nothing that prohibits this interaction. The ranged attacks made from Volley count as weapon attacks, so any of them can be used as the "trigger" for Horde Breaker. Note however that Horde Breaker allows you to do this only once on each of your turns, so you can't trigger it on each of the Volley attacks, but only on one. In your example, you ...



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