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How much damage does Great Weapon Fighting add on average?

The Great Weapon Fighting fighting style states the following: When you roll a 1 or 2 on a damage die for an attack you make with a melee weapon that you are wielding with two hands, you can reroll ...
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Can my players abuse this homebrew Blade of the Thirst magic item?

I am designing a homebrew magic item. I think I have it balanced but need to know if there are any loopholes I have not seen. Blade of the thirst, magical longsword, requires attunement, versatile,...
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Does Great Weapon Fighting allow extra damage from a Battle Master fighter's Superiority Dice to be rerolled?

Great Weapon Fighting states: When you roll a 1 or 2 on a damage die for an attack you make with a melee weapon that you are wielding with two hands, you can reroll the die and must use the new ...
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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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How does Great Weapon Fighting interact with Critical Hits and Savage Strike?

We know that GWF allows the rerolling of all 1 and 2s that come from a weapon taking the new roll. If a player using a Greatsword critical hits and gets 4d6, does the GWF count for all 4d6 or just ...
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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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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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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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Can I choose to have a cold Sneak Attack when using Frost Brand? [duplicate]

Frost Brand has this property: When you hit with an attack using this magic sword, the target takes an extra 1d6 cold damage. Since Jeremy Crawford states that the cold damage is part of its ...