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How does Savage Attacker interact with Great Weapon Fighting style?

The Savage Attacker feat states (PHB p169): Once per turn when you roll damage for a melee weapon attack, you can reroll the weapon's damage dice and use either total. The Great Weapon Fighting ...
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Is hitting creatures with Steel Wind Strike considered “using” a weapon?

Steel wind strike's spell description (XGtE, p. 166) states: You flourish the weapon used in the casting and then vanish to strike like the wind. Choose up to five creatures you can see within range. ...
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Which dice do the Potion of Giant Size triple when making a weapon attack?

Consider the Potion of Giant Size, from Storm King's Thunder (p. 236, Appendix B): Everything you are carrying and wearing also increases in size for the duration. When rolling damage for weapons ...
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What is the effect of the “attack's weapon” doing extra damage?

In Xanathar's Guide to Everything (p. 30), the Cavalier Fighter's Unwavering Mark feature says: In addition, if a creature marked by you deals damage to anyone other than you, you can make a ...
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Can Sneak Attack deal magical damage?

Premise Sneak Attack, like Divine Smite, is not weapon damage according to the ruling for the Great Weapon Fighting fighting style: Does the benefit of the Savage Attacker feat apply to ad-...
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Are extra effects considered weapon damage on a sword of sharpness?

The Sword of Sharpness says: When you attack an object with this magic sword and hit, maximize your weapon damage dice against the target. Do some other effects (language use is intentional) add ...
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How do these mass advantage/disadvantage rolls work out statistically?

On an unrelated question, user Yakk shared the following bit of advice in a comment to keep combat moving quickly for mass numbers where advantage/disadvantage might apply: Mass attacks with ...
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Does the Savage Attacker feat let you reroll Sneak Attack damage dice?

The Savage Attacker feat (PHB, p. 169) states: Once per turn when you roll damage for a melee weapon attack, you can reroll the weapon’s damage dice and use either total. Additionally, the rogue'...
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What are weapon damage dice?

Following discussion here, what constitutes a weapon damage die? Is it any damage die dealt by the weapon? For example, consider a Flame Tongue longsword. While the sword is ablaze, it deals an ...
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What might be the downside of taking the Dueling fighting style over Great Weapon Fighting?

Taken from the Player's Handbook - Fighter's Fighting Styles (p. 72) Dueling When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that ...
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How does the extra fire damage from the Helm of Brilliance item interact with the Great Weapon Fighting fighting style?

The item Helm of Brilliance includes a feature that reads (DMG, 173): You can use an action and speak a command word to cause one weapon you are holding to burst into flames. [...] When you hit ...
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Can a fighter with the Great Weapon Fighting fighting style reroll his damage many times?

A situation arose yesterday wherein a player with a fighter that had the Great Weapon Fighting fighting style rolled a '1' on his damage. He re-rolled and got a '2'. He re-rolled AGAIN and got a '4'. ...
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Can you reroll both dice or only one when Great Weapon Fighting with a Greatsword?

GWF let's you reroll the die if it's a 1 and 2, so in the instance of a Greatsword do you reroll only one of those die if both land on a 1 or a 2, or both? I imagine if you could reroll both it would ...
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How does the Great Weapon Fighting fighting style interact with critical hits and the half-orc's Savage Attacks trait?

We know that the Great Weapon Fighting fighting style allows the rerolling of all 1 and 2s that come from a weapon taking the new roll. If a player using a Greatsword gets a critical hit and rolls ...
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How does this Great Weapon Fighting + Sneak Attack build measure up?

I'm considering a Fighter 1/Monk 1/Rogue 18 for a character. Our DM has a few house rules that I want to take full advantage of by combining Great Weapon Fighting's rerolls with Sneak Attacks. ...

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