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For questions related to ammunition in RPGs. Ammunition is typically required for ranged weapon attacks in various RPGs. Question with this tag should relate to using, obtaining, tracking, recovery, storing, and/or crafting of ammunition.

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Is ammunition recoverable and reusable?

In games I DM, it is common after combat for players to tell me that they go around and recover the items that expended as ranged attacks. While this certainly makes sense for a hand axe or thrown ...
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Does a Mundane Arrow Fired From a Magical Bow Count as a Magical Weapon Attack?

I've seen this question asked in previous editions, but I want to ask this question specifically for D&D 5e. Apparently there is still some debate about this. If I am a fighter with a +2 bow and I ...
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How do you load a hand crossbow?

The Crossbow Expert feat states that as a bonus action, you can "attack with a loaded hand crossbow you are holding." However, nowhere in the rules does it specify a "loaded" versus "unloaded" state ...
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Is drawing an arrow from a quiver an item interaction?

So in a given turn in combat, you can interact with an item once per turn for free, then any subsequent interactions with the same or another item costs an Action (which, unless you can Action Surge ...
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How recoverable is Magical Ammunition?

From Xanathar's Guide to Everything: Walloping Ammunition: This ammunition packs a wallop. A creature hit by the ammunition must succeed on a DC 10 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. ...
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What is the utility of the magic item Unbreakable Arrow?

This answer makes a pretty good case that RAW there is no special consideration given to Unbreakable Arrow (XGtE, pg 139) in terms of recovery of the ammunition. It seems that ammunition breakage is ...
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Can I load a hand crossbow while holding a shield?

Can I load a hand crossbow if I am using a shield and the crossbow? Would I be able to get multiple attacks with Crossbow Expert if I am using a shield and a hand crossbow?
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Can you use the Catapult Spell with Ammunition and Weapons?

Can I use the Catapult spell from the Elemental Evil Companion to launch ammunition (like bolts, arrows, and sling stones) and weapons within the weight requirements? Would the damage still be ...
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Do thrown weapons in monsters' stat blocks have ammunition?

While reading the Monster Manual, I came across Ammunition A monster carries enough ammunition to make its ranged attacks . You can assume that a monster has 2d4 pieces of ...
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A Monk threw three coloured darts, then spends one minute searching the battlefield, how many darts does the Monk recover?

A Monk PC has three ordinary darts. He's very creative and painted the darts different colours, the primary colours. One dart is red, one dart is yellow, one dart is blue. The monk throws the three ...
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Do winged kobolds carry a pouch of rocks?

In my adventure I want to add some winged kobolds, but I don't know how their "Dropped Rock" attack works. Do they carry a pouch of rocks, or they need to pick up larger rocks from the ground every ...
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Tracking Ammunition consistently in a Hell made of Bullets [closed]

Ranged weapons are a mainstay in many games. Most fantasy games come with arrows, bolts, and sling stones. Wild West comes with lead, powder, and percussion caps in the early times and metal ...
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What are the dimensions of a box that can contain 20 arrows?

I am playing a level 13 Fighter with the Sharpshooter martial archetype (from Unearthed Arcana: Fighter). I took the Sharpshooter feat as well, of course, and the Archery fighting style. I shoot ...
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What kind of action is it to sheathe reload 0 ammunition?

Reload 0 means drawing and firing/throwing can be done in the same action. What happens if you have a piece of ammunition in your hand and you don't want to attack with it or drop it? Example of how ...
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Do you have to shoot every shot in a Reload firearm before reloading?

In the DMG (p. 267), there are a number of firearms, some of which have the Reload property: Reload. A limited number of shots can be made with a weapon that has the reload property. A character must ...
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Can I recover a single arrow? [duplicate]

Is it possible for a PC to recover a single arrow fired into battle? The question "Is ammunition recoverable?" is not specific enough to address the case where a player fires a single piece ...
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A crossbowman fires three coloured bolts, then spends one minute searching the battlefield, which bolt(s) does he recover?

At the end of the battle, you can recover half your expended ammunition by taking a minute to search the battlefield. PHB.146 A ranger PC with a crossbow has three ordinary bolts. He's very ...
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