I'm playing a monk grappler for a home campaign, and I need help clarifying the wording on the Grappler feat.
You have advantage on attack rolls against a creature you are grappling.
You can use your action to try to pin a creature grappled by you. To do so, make another grapple check. If you succeed, you and the creature are both restrained until the grapple ends.
The problem I'm running into is how to interpret the first bullet of the feat, specifically the phrase "a creature you are grappling."
Does this wording suggest that I get advantage on the attack rolls against a creature I'm grappling regardless of who initiated the grapple?
The only reason this occurred to me is because the wording of the second bullet is very specific to only apply to "a creature grappled by you." If the first bullet was worded the same way, it would be much clearer, but the current wording seems to imply I get advantage on attack rolls even if a creature grapples me.
In the context of the feat, this interpretation makes sense to me. A creature grapples me, not knowing that I'm a skilled grappler, and I'm able to exploit the situation, making it pay for grappling me in the first place.