I am looking at taking the Dual Wielding feat, but I am not entirely sure as to how it works specifically.

Dual Wielder
You master fighting with two weapons, gaining the following benefits:

  • You gain a +1 bonus to AC while you are wielding a separate melee weapon in each hand.
  • You can use two-weapon fighting even when the onehanded melee weapons you are wielding aren’t light.
  • You can draw or stow two one-handed weapons when you would normally b e able to draw or stow only one.

Does the second attack require an additional action, or a bonus action, to carry out?

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    \$\begingroup\$ As a side note, there is no such thing as a "full attack" in 5e. Assuming that you're coming from 3.5e, you would do well to forget anything you know about types of actions and learn it all fresh. \$\endgroup\$ – Derek Stucki Sep 24 '15 at 14:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ @DerekStucki yes I realise that, hence why I had it in the inverted commas (""). All I was attempting to clarify by using the term was the ability to carry out both weapon attacks in one turn. \$\endgroup\$ – Ben Sep 24 '15 at 22:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ Related/possible duplicate: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/49685/… \$\endgroup\$ – Adeptus Sep 25 '15 at 0:52

Point two of the Dual Wielder feat refers to the Two-Weapon Fighting section of the PBH found on page 195.

As such, the second attack requires a bonus action, which is provided for in Two-Weapon Fighting.


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