# What's the point of the disarm action? [duplicate]

The Disarm action is designed to knock an object out of the holder's hand and presumably into the holder's space. Because enemies aren't allowed to enter that space, nobody will be able to pick up the weapon in that time, especially in a duel. But picking the item back up is a free object interaction on the holder's next turn.

This means that, except for in corner cases, disarming an enemy doesn't cost them anything.

So what's it for?

Edit: This question has not already been answered, since the top answer of the linked question interprets the rules for Disarming very differently, which conflicts with my question.

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• This question has not already been answered, since the top answer of the linked question interprets the rules for Disarming very differently, which conflicts with my question. – Robert Jun 26 '16 at 1:51
• Just because you don't like the answer doesn't change the fact that the question is the same. – Miniman Jun 26 '16 at 1:53
• It's the answer — the one with 24 votes — that makes the assertion, not the question. I suppose you could technically revise this question to say "assuming the reading given here is wrong, and Disarm actually does" … whatever it is you think it does differently (I actually can't tell). Be prepared for an answer that says "Well, that assumption is not valid, because ABC", however. – user17995 Jun 26 '16 at 3:59
• I added another answer to the linked question, which I think is a perfectly appropriate answer to your question as well. If it isn't, please edit your question to clarify the conflict you're referring to. – Dan Henderson Jun 26 '16 at 23:30