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Questions tagged [attack]

An action to cause damage or some other debilitation.

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Two-handed sword slash followed by unarmed attack

Partial spoilers for Rise of the Runelords: Burnt Offerings ahead. I'm a GM preparing for the final encounter of the Adventure, Nualia. She has a mutated taloned hand and a bastard sword. In her ...
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Can a Battle Master fighter apply the Feinting Attack and Trip Attack maneuvers to the same attack roll?

Battle Master fighters (PHB, p. 73-74) can apply a number of maneuvers to their attacks, including Feinting Attack and Trip Attack. Feinting Attack is a bonus action and uses one manoeuvre here, ...
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Are there any issues with creating creatures that can make multi-target melee attacks?

The Issue Looking through plus-sized creatures in the 5e Monster Manual, I am unable to find any monsters that can target more than one creature with a single melee attack. I would think that a ...
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Do you need to be hidden to get advantage when attacking while unseen?

I always assumed you needed to be hidden to get advantage when attacking/disadvantage when being attacked, but after looking at the rules I'm fairly certain this is not the case. There's a chance I'm ...
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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 ...
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Can incorporeal creatures interact physically with other incorporeal creatures?

So say a ghost wants to shake hands with another ghost. Can they do that? Can they attack other incorporeal creatures with physical weapons in the same way ethereal creatures can?
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Can you make a bonus-action attack from Two-Weapon Fighting before you take your action?

The rules on Two-Weapon Fighting state: When you take the Attack action and attack with a light melee weapon that you’re holding in one hand, you can use a bonus action to attack with a different ...
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With Extra Attack, can I grapple an opponent and attack with offhand dagger?

I attack an enemy using a dagger with my right hand, drop it, then grapple the enemy using my right hand (Extra Attack). Using the Two-Weapon Fighting rule: When you take the Attack action and ...
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What mechanic allows you to “charge” an attack?

I've been looking for a while and haven't manage to find a way to do something like this: Round 1: you skip your attack Round 2: you perform an attack that is more powerful For example it could be ...
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Does Guardian of Nature in Great Tree form combined with Shillelagh give advantage for quarterstaff attacks?

If a druid wields a quarterstaff and casts shillelagh and afterwards casts guardian of nature, do the quarterstaff attacks count as Wisdom-based, so that the druid has advantage with them? Shillelagh ...
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Can a druid wild shaped as a huge earth elemental crush a foe by, stepping, sitting, or jumping on it?

Slam seems to be the only attack an earth elemental can do? Can a druid wild shaped as a huge earth elemental crush a foe by stepping, sitting, or jumping on it?
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Can a human fighter use an action to attack with a greataxe and then a bonus action to do an unarmed attack?

I'm a fairly new DM and we are playing through the Starter Set campaign (Lost Mine of Phandelver). One of my players, who chose the pregen human fighter, wanted to punch a goblin with his bonus ...
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How is a bonded mount's base attack bonus calculated?

A paladin can choose a bonded mount at level 5. It references the Animal Companion feature from the Druid class. This is the animal companion’s base attack bonus. An animal companion’s base attack ...
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Does the extra attack from Great Weapon Master apply to all melee weapons?

The Great Weapon Master feat (PHB, pg. 167) states: On your turn, when you score a critical hit with a melee weapon or reduce a creature to 0 hit points with one, you can make one melee weapon ...
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Do spells/abilities that do extra damage on a weapon attack apply to the damage of Steel Wind Strike?

The steel wind strike spell description (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 166) says: You flourish the weapon used in the casting and then vanish to strike like the wind. Choose up to five ...
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Is an attack made with an unheld Dancing Sword considered made by the character or by the sword itself?

A Dancing Sword can be launched by its controller to make melee attacks at range: You can use a bonus action to toss this magic sword into the air and speak the command word. When you do so, the ...
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Do GOO warlocks decide whether to use Entropic Ward before or after the attack roll is made?

The Great Old One warlock patron grants the Entropic Ward feature at 6th level (PHB, p. 110): When a creature makes an attack roll against you, you can use your reaction to impose disadvantage on ...
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How does my spell attack bonus work with scorching ray?

When I use scorching ray, would I add my spell attack bonus to each ray? Like I cast the spell, hit my target all 3 times I roll 2d6+spell damage three times, or 2d6 three times then add spell attack?
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Pouring acid in a creature’s mouth while grappling

What would happen if an adventurer poured acid down a creatures’s mouth, while in a grapple? Say, the creature had the adventurer in its open mouth, who then pours acid down its throat. Just normal ...
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Does two weapon fighting's qualifying “attack” have to be part of the “Attack” action?

The rules for two-weapon fighting state: When you take the Attack action and attack with a light melee weapon that you're holding in one hand, you can use a bonus action to attack with a different ...
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Can I use the same weapon for a normal attack and Two-Weapon Fighting in the same turn?

Two-weapon fighting rules, per the Player's Handbook (page 195): When you take the Attack action and attack with a light melee weapon that you're holding in one hand, you can use a bonus action to ...
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Does Flame Blade count as a weapon for Green-Flame Blade?

The description for the green-flame blade spell (SCAG, p. 143) says: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature within the spell'...
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Can you attack with different weapons using Extra Attack?

The fighter's Extra Attack feature (PHB, p. 72) says: Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn. Assuming I am holding two ...
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Does this Poltergeist's Telekinetic Thrust give away its location?

The Monster Manual's entry for the Specter (p. 279) includes the Poltergeist variant, which has the Telekinetic Thrust action. The part I'm considering is (emphasis mine): If the target is an ...
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For Whirlwind Attack feat what is a melee attack?

Whirlwind Attack Feat (WWA) When you use the full-attack action, you can give up your regular attacks and instead make one melee attack at your highest base attack bonus against each opponent ...
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If I can impose an effect on the enemy on a hit, can I use a Battle Master maneuver after the target has made the save against the other effect?

Can I use Battle Master maneuvers to force a second save after I have seen the target succeed on the first one? Situation 1 My Moon Druid has 3 levels of Battle Master fighter, and he can use Trip ...
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How does the Beast Master Ranger's Extra Attack work?

According to the PHB, the Beast Master's companion acts on your initiative but can't attack, dash, disengage, dodge, or help unless you consume your action to command it to do so. That said, there is ...
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Can monks move between their Attack action and bonus-action unarmed strike?

Every question I have seen includes flurry of blows, or readied actions, or whatever. But I am talking about level 1 monk, using just an attack action, and just the martial arts feature. You can ...
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How does a Gloom Stalker's Dread Ambusher's timing interact with Extra Attack?

This is a follow-up to this question. The Gloom Stalker Ranger from Xanathar's Guide to Everything gets the Dread Ambusher feature at level 3, which says (pg. 42): At the start of your first turn ...
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How many attacks and other techniques can I make with the actions I have as a multiclassed Monk 6/Fighter 2/Rogue 3?

I am playing a multiclassed wood elf with the Charlatan background; my class levels are Monk 6, Fighter 2, and Rogue 3. Does this mean on my turn this can happen: Attack 1: Shortbow 2d6 + dex ...
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Does a Monk's bonus-action unarmed strike qualify for the Kensei's Agile Parry feature?

For reference, part of the monk's Martial Arts feature states: When you use the Attack action with an unarmed strike or a monk weapon on your turn, you can make one unarmed strike as a bonus action....
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Is there a reason this homebrew spell wouldn't work with the Attack action?

The spell in question: Sendak’s Lightning Lash 2nd-level evocation Casting Time: 1 action Range: 10 feet Components: V S Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute. You bring your ...
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Is it possible to attack from the Ethereal Plane to the Material Plane?

The caster starts a battle casting blink upon himself. On his next turn, he uses ready action: he will cast banishment on himself while he is in the ethereal plane, thus returning to the material ...
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How does a Gloom Stalker's Dread Ambusher interact with Extra Attack?

The Gloom Stalker Ranger from Xanathar's Guide to Everything gets the Dread Ambusher feature at level 3, which says (pg. 42): At the start of your first turn of each combat, you walking speed ...
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If my kobold uses a familiar to deliver Shocking Grasp, do I roll with advantage thanks to Pack Tactics?

Suppose I'm playing a kobold sorcerer with find familiar by way of ritual caster or a dip into lore bard. It's a lovely overcast day and I decide that what I'd really like to do with my turn is to ...
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How are attacks against illusions, in particular one made by Major Image, resolved?

A School of Illusion wizard (PHB p. 118) uses major image in combat to create an illusion of a monk to draw attacks from an orc. He says it takes the Dodge action and stays out of reach of the orc's ...
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Beyond Athletics and action economy, what are the limitations to grappling? [closed]

I remember reading somewhere how the grappling rules are easily abused with the right character. Something like: 2 levels into Moon druid 1 level into barbarian Transform into Brown Bear Multiattack ...
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How do I calculate whether or not a spell hits? [duplicate]

New to DnD and have bought the starter set with the pre-made characters. On the Wizard and Cleric characters it says the following: Wisdom is your spell casting ability for your spells. The saving ...
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Does Wand of the War Mage bonus apply to spells like GFB and Booming Blade?

Does Wand of the War Mage bonus apply to spells like green-flame blade and booming blade? I could make an argument for this either way. On the one hand, these spells "Make a melee attack with a ...
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Can the Dancing Sword be attacked?

DMG p161 describes the Dancing Sword. However it only talks about the sword attacking, not defending. Can a character attack the sword? I'm picturing a situation with a narrow (one person wide) ...
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Does the Horde Breaker feature work on the attack granted by Haste?

The haste spell, as well as the Potion of Speed which mimics it, grants an additional attack on each of the creature's turns. The wording says "one weapon attack only", but... There's a 3rd-level ...
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How can attacking disrupt concentration when it already takes up your action?

I'm sure this is a simple matter but I'd love some clarification. I'm pretty new to the game (2nd session, first campaign) and I'm playing a bard with the Charm spell on 5e. As far as I can tell, ...
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Can you shove (Attack Action), attack (Extra Attack) and use Polearm Master's bonus action attack?

Question about the Polearm Master Feat. The first bullet point says (PHB, p. 168, bold added): When you take the Attack action and attack with only a glaive, halberd, or quarterstaff, you can ...
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Can any attack be used with bloodthirst?

Plane Shift: Ixalan includes the race vampire that possesses the trait bloodthirst that, in part, says You can drain blood and life energy from a willing creature, or one that is grappled by you, ...
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Does a Full Attack against Sanctuary require one save or multiple?

The spell Sanctuary says Any opponent attempting to directly attack the warded creature, even with a targeted spell, must attempt a Will save. Is a Full Attack one attack for the purpose of this ...
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Penetrating Vision, TK, and choke

My character has Penetrating Vision 1 and Telekinesis 10. How would I handle the following situations? Could I use TK to squeeze the internal organs of an opponent to do damage, or would I have to ...
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Can you stay invisible by readying an attack instead of attacking?

The Invisibility spell reads thus: A creature you touch becomes invisible until the spell ends. Anything the target is wearing or carrying is invisible as long as it is on the target's person. The ...
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Does a fighter's Action Surge trigger Extra Attack?

Context A player in my game will play a fighter with a greatsword. At 5th level he has Extra Attack and the option to use Action Surge. PHB p.72 states: Action Surge. Starting at 2nd level, you ...
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Does Kensei's Shot affect Spell attacks?

I'm designing a monk/warlock character and am wondering how the Kensei's Shot ability interacts with spell attacks: Kensei’s Shot. You can use a bonus action on your turn to make your ranged ...
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Given the below constraints what is the maximum number of attacks in a round for this character in AD&D 2e?

A former DM has had the same recurring NPC/GMPC since I started playing in his game. This was 20+ years ago and we started in 1st edition and slowly made our way through the years and editions. We ...