If I'm a Battlerager barbarian (from Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, p. 121) and make 3 attacks on my turn while using Reckless Attack and raging, do I get 5 temporary HP total, or 5 temp HP per attack (15 HP total)?

The latter seems a bit high to be able to get per round combined with resistances.


The Battlerager's Reckless Abandon feature says:

Beginning at 6th level, when you use Reckless Attack while raging, you also gain temporary hit points

The Reckless Attack feature says:

Starting at 2nd level, you can throw aside all concern for defense to attack with fierce desperation. When you make your first attack on your turn, you can decide to attack recklessly. Doing so gives you advantage on melee weapon attack rolls using Strength during this turn, but attack rolls against you have advantage until your next turn.

Since Reckless Attack only triggers when you make your first attack on your turn, it can only be used once per turn (and only on your turn, unlike Sneak Attack). Therefore, you can only gain the benefit of Reckless Abandon once per turn.

Also, as Purple Monkey points out, temporary HP from multiple sources does not stack, so even if you could use Reckless Abandon multiple times on your turn, you'd still only have 5 Temp HP: How does Armor of Agathys interact with getting temporary hit points?


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.