I had a player ask me whether Sharpshooter works on spells and I wasn't entirely sure. It says “ranged weapon attacks”, but I'm not sure if an Eldritch Blast counts as a ranged weapon attack. I'm pretty sure it doesn't, given that the book also provides the Spell Sniper feature that indicates that it works on “ranged spell attacks”, but I'd like to get a second or third opinion on it.

I think the player was asking about it because they want the −5 attack / +10 damage that Sharpshooter offers, because Spell Sniper does not include that.


You are correct, it does not affect spells.

Eldritch Blast states you “Make a ranged spell attack,” therefore it is not affected by Sharpshooter.


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