I want to make a level 2 monk that multi-classed into blood hunter for 1 level.

If I did that, would I be able to use crimson rite on my body, and have my unarmed strikes be 2d4 + my dex modifier? And if I was able to "cast" crimson rite on my hand, would I have to do it twice for both my hands or would 1 crimson rite count for both of my hands? Because that would be 1 weapon.

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Unarmed strikes are not weapons, so they do not work with Crimson Rite

The Blood Hunter's Crimson Rite feature states:

As a bonus action, you imbue a single weapon with the elemental energy of a known rite until your next short or long rest [...]

However, unarmed strikes do not count as weapons and so this feature cannot actually be used on an unarmed strike. The following is a quote from the Sage Advice Compendium that shows this fact:

[...] For example, an unarmed strike counts as a melee weapon attack, even though the attacker’s body isn’t considered a weapon [...]

There was also an errata to the Player's Handbook:

Weapons (p. 149). Unarmed strike has been removed from the Weapons table.


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