When you want to grab a creature or wrestle with it, you can use the Attack action to make a special melee attack, a grapple. If you're able to make multiple attacks with the Attack action, this attack replaces one of them.

Does this mean a character with the Extra Attack feature can replace both attacks granted by their Attack action with grapples, or can only replace one of them?


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The quoted section refers to the fact that one grapple attempt uses up only one attack and not a whole Attack Action.

Thus multiple attempts to grapple can be made in a turn if you have Extra Attacks.

This is also supported by Jeremy Crawford, who says:

If you take the Attack action and have multiple attacks, you can replace any of them with a grapple/shove.

(Thanks to Doval, who found this tweet.)


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