If my Halfling barbarian takes totem warrior and at 6th level takes

Aspect of the beast: Bear

Your carrying Capacity (including maximum load and maximum lift) is doubled, and you have advantage on strength checks made to push, pull, lift and or break objects.

Can he wield a heavy weapon due to his carrying capacity doubling?

I'm not too familiar with how size mechanics and carrying capacity fit together.

  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ Which game are you referring to? Sounds like maybe 5th edition D&D? \$\endgroup\$ – Oblivious Sage Feb 29 '16 at 0:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ sorry guys forgot to add tag XD \$\endgroup\$ – Troommate Feb 29 '16 at 0:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ Raw no, I suggest homebrew \$\endgroup\$ – Nemenia Feb 29 '16 at 6:27

From the Player's Handbook, page 147 regarding weapon attributes:

Heavy: Small creatures have disadvantage on attack rolls with heavy weapons. A heavy weapon’s size and bulk make it too large for a Small creature to use effectively.

Carrying capacity has no effect on your ability to use heavy weapons. That's determined solely by your size, and since this effect doesn't change your size; no, you still can't wield those weapons.


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.