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What effect would the feat Dual Wielder have on a Monk primarily using unarmed strikes? [duplicate]

I'm trying to decide what to take as a feat for my unarmed monk build. I came across the Dual Wielder feat which says You master fighting with two weapons, gaining the following benefits: • ...
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Do unarmed strikes count for Hunter's Mark? [duplicate]

I have a Ranger3 Blood Hunter3 in a CoS campaign. The ranger multi-classed into bloodhunter for flavor and role play. He has chosen Order of the Lycan. One of the abilities allows them to make 1d6(...
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Buffing Unarmed Attacks [duplicate]

In D&D 5e after the errata it was clarified that monks unarmed attacks are not weapons. But in saying that, they are melee weapon attacks which is a form of a weapon attack. My question is for ...
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Can unarmed strike work with a rogue's sneak attack?

So a situation came up last night where a player with a monk/rogue was flanking (I use the optional flanking rules to grant advantage) an enemy. He was armed with a shortsword, but even with advantage,...
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Can a half-orc's Savage Attacks and a monk's unarmed strike work together?

I want to make a half-orc monk and I was wondering if the racial feature Savage Attacks from the half-orc race and unarmed strikes from the monk's Martial Arts feature work together. Or, is there some ...
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Does a PC aarakocra add their Strength bonus to the damage roll for their unarmed strikes?

You are proficient with your unarmed strikes, which deal 1d4 slashing damage on a hit. Do talons just deal 1d4, or is the relevant ability modifier added too?
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For a basic unarmed strike, is only the proficiency bonus included in the attack roll, or is the Strength modifier also added?

The Player's Handbook, Chapter 9, states about attack rolls: The ability modifier used for a melee weapon attack is Strength A bit later on it also states about melee attacks: Instead of using a ...
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Can the additional attack action granted by Haste be used to shove a creature?

Shoving (PHB p. 195) states: Using the Attack action, you can make a special melee attack to shove a creature Can the additional attack action granted by the haste spell also be used to shove a ...
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Do monks add their ability modifier to their additional attacks?

Starting at first level monks can use their Martial Arts ability to make an unarmed strike as a bonus action (and later they get more than one attack with Flurry of Blows). When you use the Attack ...
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Does Improved Divine Smite trigger when a paladin makes an unarmed strike?

Context The paladin in my game frequently uses his backhand to "correct" the ranger/assassin/warlock. The table enjoys these social interactions, as part of their bromance. It mostly happens out of ...
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Can you use Thunderous Smite and other "Smite" spells with unarmed strikes?

Since unarmed strikes are considered melee weapon attacks, and the 'smite' spells don't have the same restriction as booming blade or green-flame blade (the part where it requires "a weapon" as the ...
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Is it possible for a multiclassed monk/rogue to use Stunning Strike and Sneak Attack on the same attack, before making an extra attack?

I've made a character that is going to eventually put 17 levels into Monk's Way of the Shadow and 3 levels into Rogue's Assassin. I was looking at some of the abilities I get for attacking, such as ...
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Maximum average damage from a single unarmed strike

What is the maximum average damage that can be delivered by a single unarmed strike from a Dungeons and Dragons 5e character? A few qualifications for preferred answers: The damage must be a direct ...
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Are a monk's fists considered weapons for the purpose of being targeted with weapon-empowering spells?

I've read that a monk's fists are considered monk weapons. Does that enable a paladin to cast Holy Weapon on a friendly monk? For clarification, I am not asking if an unarmed attack is a weapon ...
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Does the Haste spell's hasted action allow you to make multiple unarmed strikes? Or none at all?

The Haste spell states that you can take the Attack (one weapon attack only), Dash, Disengage, Hide, or Use an Object action. (emphasis mine) But we know that "weapon attacks" and "melee weapon ...
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