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comment Is there any good reason to fight unarmed as a monk?
Fine, my point then is that the description of the claim is that unarmed attacks would be better anyway.
2h
comment How does the 5th edition handle enhanced magic focuses
possible duplicate of Are there generic enchanted implements in D&D 5e?
2h
comment Is there any good reason to fight unarmed as a monk?
It might help if you linked to the places you’ve read this. As is, this question cannot be answered by anyone who hasn’t stumbled upon the same claims, since we have no details on the claims actually made. It would be a very bad answer to just speculate what others might have meant when they said a thing.
2h
comment Is there any good reason to fight unarmed as a monk?
Most warriors are going to want a magical weapon around, or honestly probably before, 6th level. So if you already have a magical weapon, this doesn’t seem like a big deal either way...
3h
comment Does Improved Familiar feat apply to Urban Companions?
Urban Companion definitely doesn’t give “arcane caster level,” but then Improved Familiar doesn’t require that, either. Some feats and prestige classes do require that (Complete Arcane emphasizes it for the sake of warlocks).
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awarded  Good Answer
12h
awarded  Nice Answer
13h
revised When looting a weapon, how do I determine its bonuses?
linking the longsword stats
13h
comment What is the highest DPR melee build from levels 5-10
Instead, if you can give a lot of details about what you’re looking for – narrow the search space – someone can probably give you a good build. Impossible to guarantee that it’ll be the best though.
13h
comment What is the highest DPR melee build from levels 5-10
So, while I do think the tour and help center are great resources, I also think it’s worth explaining that this specific question will probably never be allowed here – determining the maximum possible DPR requires a great deal of iteration and searching and comparison, and this format just isn’t designed for that. Asking for links to resources where people have done that would be acceptable, but also probably won’t help because (I’m guessing) that level of optimization hasn’t been completed for 5e yet.
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reviewed Leave Closed What is the highest DPR melee build from levels 5-10
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reviewed Close World Axis Cosmology
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answered When looting a weapon, how do I determine its bonuses?
18h
comment Gestalt Factotum//Artificer vs Factotum//Wizard
I’m not 100% sure this answer to a question that needs to go on hold was the right approach, and would delete the answer if it’s deemed to be clutter on a question that needs to be clarified. But I honestly cannot imagine any definition for that final bullet point that would change my answer. Whatever merits the artificer may or may not have under certain rules or expectations, it’s still damnably unpleasant to try to play.
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revised Gestalt Factotum//Artificer vs Factotum//Wizard
added note
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answered Gestalt Factotum//Artificer vs Factotum//Wizard
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comment Gestalt Factotum//Artificer vs Factotum//Wizard
“completely unrealistic cheese” is an almost-completely undefined term that makes this question impossible to answer. All three classes involved are magical (unrealistic), and Factotum//Int-based-caster is pretty much high-cheese to begin with. You need to give much better scope on what is or is not acceptable.
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comment Does a magus deal damage as if using his off-hand with spell combat and spellstrike?
It’s worth mentioning that even if you are using two-weapon fighting, your main hand weapon still gets full Str (assuming it’s one-handed) and Power Attack; only the off-hand weapon gets reduced Power Attack (and Str for being light). The offhand casts the spell, but the main hand is wielding the weapon, and delivers the attack.
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reviewed Close How many attacks does a dual-wielding Ranger get with Horde Breaker and Extra Attack?
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reviewed Leave Open How should I distribute the Strength increments on a weapon I'm designing?