I am playing a monk and am reading the rules. In regards to Deflect Missiles, are you able to deflect one or many?

I would assume it is one because the rules say "you can use your reaction to deflect or catch the missile", and I believe you can only have one reaction per round.

But at the very start of the monk description in the Player's Handbook it says "Her fists a blur as they deflect an incoming hail of arrows", which would imply that you can deflect as many as would hit you.


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Just one missile per round

(despite the name)

Deflect Missiles says: "you can use your reaction to deflect or catch the missile when you are hit by a ranged weapon attack." (the rest of the description similarly refers to just one attack). And since you only get one reaction per round, you can only deflect one attack.


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