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How does the altered Extra Attack feature of the Bladesinger (Tasha's Cauldron version) interact with Fighter's additional Extra Attacks?

As an example, a level 6+ bladesinger wizard/11+ fighter character takes the Attack action. Are they able to use a cantrip? How many attacks do they get?
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How does the Fighter's Interception style work against attacks with multiple damage types? [duplicate]

The Fighter's Interception fighting style reads: When a creature you can see hits a target, other than you, within 5 feet of you with an attack, you can use your reaction to reduce the damage the ...
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If a Shadow sorcerer's Hound of Ill Omen “can use its action only to attack its target”, what exactly is it allowed to do?

I have a few questions regarding what falls under the category of "attack[ing] its target" for the Shadow Magic sorcerer's Hound of Ill Omen feature, which summons a hound to target a single ...
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What features grant extra attacks besides the Extra Attack feature?

The Tenser's transformation spell states (emphasis mine): [...] You can attack twice, instead of once, when you take the Attack action on your turn. You ignore this benefit if you already have a ...
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Can you attack while jumping? [duplicate]

The section on Movement gives the following rules for long jumping: Jumping Your Strength determines how far you can jump. Long Jump. When you make a long jump, you cover a number of feet up to your ...
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How many times do you roll damage for Scorching Ray?

The rules for damage rolls say: If a spell or other effect deals damage to more than one target at the same time, roll the damage once for all of them. So for the spell magic missile, it seems quite ...
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The Inquisitive rogue's Eye for Detail feature allows bonus-action Perception checks. Would that negate disadvantage on attacks when heavily obscured?

The Inquisitive rogue subclass allows Perception checks as a bonus action. Would that remove or affect disadvantage on attacks in a heavily obscured area during combat? Let's say an Inquisitive rogue ...
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If your target has an enemy within 5ft, can you sneak attack without using a finesse or ranged weapon? [closed]

A rogue and fighter are engaged in melee combat with a goblin. The rogue is unarmed. Can the rogue activate Sneak Attack? The rules for Sneak Attack state: Beginning at 1st level, you know how to ...
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Does the Mage Slayer feat impose disadvantage on concentration saves from all damage you deal, or only if damaged by the feat's reaction attack?

According to my character sheet on D&D Beyond, the Mage Slayer feat says: When a creature within 5 ft. of you casts a spell, you can use your reaction to make a melee weapon attack against that ...
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When using Two-Weapon Fighting, are your bonuses still added to the offhand attack roll? [duplicate]

I understand how offhand attack works. However, when you roll to hit, would you still add your bonuses to the attack roll?
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What exactly is a Flurry of Blows?

What part of attacks a monk makes during a full-attack routine constitutes a Flurry of Blows class-feature? I was recently pointed out, Flurry of Blows says: A monk must use a full attack action to ...
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How many primary/secondary attacks does a voidmind half-illithid/half-farspawn get?

Leaving aside how template stacking makes it unclear what the actual race/base creature should be--being half-illithid gives a creature four tentacles; being half-farspawn gives it up to four more, ...
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when do I attack i can choose attack with offhand? [duplicate]

when do I attack an normal action i can choose attack with offhand? looks a little weird an fighter dual wielder attack 4 times with one hand and just one with offhand
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Can you attack with a Loading and different weapon in the same turn?

If a creature has Multiattack (or Extra Attack), can they fire a shot from a weapon with the Loading property (such as a crossbow) and then still get an attack with a different weapon, such as a melee ...
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Does STRENGTH add to damage in Ben Milton's Knave?

The rules state: "Strength: Used for melee attacks and saves requiring physical power, like lifting gates, bending bars, etc." - I can find no mention of damage modifier. The main reasons I ...
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Does the Swords bard's Slashing Flourish work with the Swashbuckler rogue's Fancy Footwork to prevent opportunity attacks by any affected target?

The Fancy Footwork feature of the Swashbuckler rogue says (XGtE, p. 47; SCAG, p. 135): At 3rd level, during your turn, if you make a melee attack against a creature, that creature can't make ...
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Does a natural 20 on an attack cause a critical hit (even if the attack would have missed)?

Related question I was going over the degrees of success rules in relation to the above question and it's answers and came across a bit of rules that seem contradictory. Step 4: Determine degree of ...
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Can I use my “free object interaction” between the multiple attacks of my Attack action?

Say I'm a fighter and have the Extra Attack feature, which lets me make multiple attacks as part of a single action. Can I make one attack, interact with an object using the free interaction, then ...
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Do melee and ranged spell attack rolls have advantage against a stunned creature?

In D&D 5e, if a creature has a condition such as Stunned, then: Attack rolls against the creature have advantage. Does this benefit also apply to spells that require melee or ranged spell attack ...
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Can I choose to forgo an attack roll when still targeting a creature? [duplicate]

Suppose you use a spell like steel wind strike which allows you to target up to five different creatures and at the end of the spell you are allowed to teleport into 5ft of any of those targets. Now ...
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Do the rules explicitly say that there can be no critical hit without an attack roll?

Critical hits are introduced in the PHB under "Attack Rolls": If the d20 roll for an attack is a 20, the attack hits regardless of any modifiers or the target's AC. This is called a ...
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Does a Leomund's Tiny Hut prevent physical melee attacks from outside vs targets inside?

The wording of Leomund's Tiny Hut of course says: Creatures and objects within the dome when you cast this spell can move through it freely. All other creatures and objects are barred from passing ...
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Is Poison consumed by the first attack? [duplicate]

Is a vial of Poison consumed by the first attack of such a weapon or I get the +1d4 Poison damage for each attack I do in one minute? Poison, Basic. You can use the poison in this vial to coat one ...
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Could a Paladin use the Divine Smite ability on a disarm attack?

The Oath of Redemption Paladin that I DM for has asked me for clarification on disarming rules. I've decided to use the optional rules from page 271 of the DMG, which state: Disarm A creature can use ...
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As a Hexblade warlock, does a Finesse weapon use CHA as a damage modifier?

So the description of a Finesse weapon is that when you make an attack roll and a damage roll, you use either Strength or Dexterity, and it must be the same stat for both rolls. However, Hex Warrior ...
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Can the third benefit of the Mobile feat prevent multiple creatures you attack in a single turn from making opportunity attacks against you that turn?

I am playing a monk. I wanted to use the Mobile feat, specifically the third option that prevents opportunity attacks, to do the following: hit creature 1 with my attack, then move away from creature ...
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Can a Pact of the Blade warlock with the Thirsting Blade invocation make one attack with their pact weapon and one with a different weapon?

If you have a weapon in each hand (neither of which has the light property) and you have the Extra Attack feature, you can use Extra Attack to attack with each weapon once using your action. However, ...
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Is there an official variant rule where a natural 1 ends a full attack action?

In many 3.5 games that I have played, a roll of a natural one on an attack roll is basically just a miss, but you cannot make any more attacks that round. I thought this was an official variant rule, ...
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With shillelagh, do you have to use your spellcasting modifier?

Shillelagh states (emphasis added): For the Duration, you can use your Spellcasting Ability instead of Strength for the Attack and Damage Rolls of Melee Attacks using that weapon, and the weapon's ...
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How can my DM deal with my very high attack mod?

I recently joined an ongoing campaign with a level 8 fighter character and due to the amount of feats, weapon training, equipment, and especially buffs coming from the party bard... my character tends ...
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What is the weapon attack damage of a tentacle rod?

The tentacle rod's description includes the following (emphasis added): Made by the drow, this rod is a magic weapon that ends in three rubbery tentacles. While holding the rod, you can use an action ...
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If my familiar is forced through my action to drop a rock while over a target, is it considered an attack?

Here is the scenario: My bat familiar (from the find familiar spell) has a Strength score of 2, and can therefore carry 7 lbs. (Per the "Lifting and Carrying" rules (PHB, p. 176), its ...
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How do “monsters” attack if the PCs don't engage in combat first?

I'm not a total newbie to DW, and have played 'solo' DW with my partner for at least two years. We both have a number of level 3 characters who we run through GM-less scenarios we generate from ...
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Can a Tentacle Rod be used with Extra Attack?

In a recent game our monk used a Tentacle Rod to attack three times (per its normal use), then used his Extra Attack to attack three more times, then used his bonus action to deliver an unarmed strike....
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Ring of the Ram: what kind of attack does it make?

The Ring of the Ram (DMG p. 193) states the following: While wearing the ring, you can use an action to expend 1 to 3 of its charges to attack one creature you can see within 60 feet of you. The ring ...
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Can you use a bonus action in the middle of an attack (e.g. after the attack roll, but before the outcome is determined)?

Say you're a paladin, and you want to cast searing smite (PHB, p. 274). Can I roll my attack, see the result, and decide if I want to spend my bonus action on searing smite before the outcome is ...
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Can you choose to use abilities like Stunning Strike or Divine Smite after rolling damage?

There are certain abilities that require you to first make a hit, then you can choose whether or not to use that ability. Two examples that I can think of are a monk's Stunning Strike and a paladin's ...
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Why are Ghouls not proficient with their bite attack?

Looking at the Ghoul and the Ghast from the MM, we see that they both have a bite and a claw attack. The claw attack has two points more for the attack modifier which seems to indicate that the ...
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What range is used to determine the target of the attack made by the creature affected by a Spectator's Confusion Ray?

The Spectator has an Eye Ray option, Confusion Ray, that says: [The target] uses its action to make a melee or ranged attack against a randomly determined creature within range. Unlike the spell ...
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Can a multi-attack pounce be done twice?

A deinonychus has 40 feet movement speed so can it: move 20 ft> multiattack> 1st claw> pounce> bonus action bite> move 20 ft to another creature> 2nd claw>pounce>multiattack ...
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Can the Hexblade warlock's Armor of Hexes feature be used to cancel a ranged spell attack?

Can Armor of Hexes be used to cancel a ranged spell attack like scorching ray? Does one ray count as an attack roll because you roll to hit? The Hexblade warlock's Armor of Hexes feature says (XGtE, p....
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Can you use the Distant Strike from Horizon Walker to get in melee range and attack?

Suppose a Horizon Walker Ranger is not in melee range and has used all their movement. Can a they make a melee attack, and use their Distant Strike ability before the attack, get to melee range and ...
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How do I determine the proper bonuses for my attack and damage rolls?

I am a half-orc monk at level 14. I am using a homebrew gun called "the demon of powder", which has 6 charges that it expends as ammunition instead of regular bullets. My stats are 14 20 14 ...
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Does a multiclassed Hexblade warlock/paladin's Cha modifier stack with their Str or Dex modifier for attack rolls? Or does it replace Str/Dex mods?

I'm creating a fun villainous figure for my campaign. The choice has fallen on a Paladin-Warlock hybrid. The general idea is to take 2 levels in Paladin for Divine Smite, and then pound 4-5 levels ...
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For a Pact of the Chain warlock, is choosing to have their familiar attack generally the worse option for the warlock's action?

I have a warlock who has chosen Pact of the Chain. This gives me the find familiar spell, which states: You gain the service of a familiar, a spirit that takes an animal form you choose: bat, cat, ...
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Can someone use a Readied Help action between multiple attacks?

Scenario 1 : An ally is unseen and has Extra Attack. They have advantage on the first attack of their Attack action and I want to use the Help action to give them advantage on the second attack of ...
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Ways to Increase the number of attacks for a Fighter using 2-handed Weapons

How can a 2-handed weapon fighter archetype increase their number of melee attacks per round? I am only interested in increases through feats or abilities, not by magic items or spells. I already ...
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How does the Gloom Stalker ranger's Dread Ambusher feature interact with Surprise?

In D&D 5e, if a Gloom Stalker Ranger uses their Dread Ambusher feature's secondary attack on a creature during a surprise round (whether on the same target or a different one), is that creature ...
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Does making an attack with a previously cast Spiritual Weapon spell cause the Invisibility spell to end?

Suppose a character casts the spiritual weapon spell one round, then casts the invisibility spell the following round. Does using the bonus action from spiritual weapon to attack count as making an ...
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Can you attack through full cover?

An eldritch knight wants to attack a guard behind a wall. Before, he casts scrying and thus can see the target and where they are behind the wall. How should this be resolved? Is he unable to attack ...

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