Does a character that has taken the Polearm Mastery feat have any trouble with targets closer than 10 feet? i.e. standing immediately in front of them (5ft).
The feat wiki tells me this:
Polearm Master: You can keep your enemies at bay with reach weapons. You gain the following benefits:
When you take the Attack action and attack with only a glaive, halberd, or quarterstaff, you can use a bonus action to make a melee attack with the opposite end of the weapon. The weapon’s damage die for this attack is a d4, and the attack deals bludgeoning damage.
While you are wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, or quarterstaff, other creatures provoke an opportunity attack from you when they enter your reach.
It says that it keeps them at bay, does this mean no creature can get closer to attack it?
I'm thinking about something along the lines of Ranged Weapons, where when a target is adjacent (5 ft.) you have disadvantage when trying to hit them.
Aiming a ranged attack is more difficult when a foe is next to you. When you make a ranged attack with a weapon, a spell, or some other means, you have disadvantage on the attack roll if you are within 5 feet of a hostile creature who can see you and who isn’t incapacitated. (BD&D p73)
Does this make sense? I want my players to have fun using their feats but I was curious if the rules say something about this specifically.