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Questions tagged [attack]

An action to cause damage or some other debilitation.

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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 ...
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What is the maximum number of attacks given the below constraints for AD&D?

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 ...
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Extra Attack Questions [duplicate]

Can A level 11 Fighter multiclass into a ranger and level up to level 6 to get the most extra attacks before level 20? I’m pretty sure when multiclassing doesn’t stack the extra attacks, but I just ...
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Is Booming Blade's range relevant without a reach weapon?

When looking at When does a readied action trigger on "when the enemy moves"? it occurred to me that I may not understand Booming Blade as well as I thought I did. Here is my point of ...
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Can a charmed person harm their charmer with Burning Hands?

If a creature is under the condition Charmed, can they cast the spell Burning Hands and orient the cone such that their charmer is within the area of effect? The argument I've seen for "yes" is that ...
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Can someone decide to be hit?

In this question, I asked about whether a character could willingly not use their shield or Dex bonus on certain attacks due to wanting to be hit. This raises the greater question- Can someone decide ...
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Is it possible to make multiple grapple attempts while falling?

Situation: A PC with Extra Attack is standing on a raised platform. Below and slightly to the side is a Wizard NPC floating mid-air under the effects of Fly. The PC wants to (on their turn) jump off ...
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If a monk reduces damage to 0 using Deflect Missiles, does the attack still hit?

If a monk catches an arrow, does the attack still hit? The monk's feature Deflect Missiles says: you can use your reaction to deflect or catch the missile when you are hit by a ranged weapon ...
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Blade Flourish: can we take Attack action when not in range of enemy?

Whenever you take the Attack action on your turn, your walking speed increases by 10 feet until the end of the turn [...] In all examples the bard has a speed of 30 feet and does not have Extra ...
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Can I make a melee attack with a ranged weapon?

Are there any rules that preclude this action? I know weapons with the Ammunition property are treated as improvised weapons per this line and this question: If you use a weapon that has the ...
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Using a ranged weapon with the Ammunition property for a melee attack

Under the section on Improvised Weapons, this rule shows up: If a character uses a ranged weapon to make a melee attack, or throws a melee weapon that does not have the thrown property, it also ...
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Would a cantrip like firebolt count as an attack to be able to use Extra Attack? [duplicate]

I am currently a level 5 fighter going with Eldritch Knight in a campaign. My friend says that when I use a spell like firebolt to attack an enemy, it does not count as an attack and I cannot use my ...
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How do hit dice affect my attacks?

I'm a brand new player and I want to clarify my attack sequence as simple as possible. I'm a level 1 Rogue, so I have 1d8 "hit dice" according to the rules. How does that affect me if I'm making ...
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Can you purposely hold back and deal less damage?

Can you choose to do less damage on melee attacks? For example a random fighter can deal 2d6 +9(strength) +2 (Weapon Enhancement) +1 weapon training with his two handed sword. Can the fighter choose ...
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How to add only attack bonus to a homebrew magic weapon in D&D Beyond?

What Modifier and Modifier subtype can I use to give a weapon a +1 just to the attack/to-hit value in D&D Beyond? I don't want it to be +1 to-hit and +1 to damage, I just want the +1 to-hit. I ...
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Is a familiar allowed to drop rocks onto enemies?

In the description of the Find Familiar spell it says that they can't attack. I asked my DM during a fight if my familiar (owl) could pick up a stone and drop it on an enemy's head because I knew ...
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Are all d20 rolls either attacks, saves or ability checks?

In D&D 5e, there are attack rolls (rolls to hit something's AC, usually with a weapon), saving throws (rolls to avoid something) and ability checks (including skill checks). Do all rolls of ...
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The charger feat as it pertains to combat actions

I am currently playing a Swashbuckler Rogue 5th level. The DM is allowing to pick feats as a variant instead of stats when we level up. I'm thinking about choosing the Charger feat. My question is: ...
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Is there any way to “hit with an attack” without making an attack roll?

The PH is clear about what counts as an attack: If there's ever any question whether something you're doing counts as an attack, the rule is simple: if you're making an attack roll, you're making ...
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Why are spells considered an attack for shield spell but not extra attack?

Sifting through the threads I can't make heads or tails of it. From my understanding the shield spell can somehow trigger from a spell that uses an attack roll (the spell being considered an "attack" ...
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Do you have disadvantage when attacking a small or tiny creature?

Background: I'm still somewhat fairly new to Dming, but I overall have a decent understanding of a majority of the rules and how gameplay works. During my last session a player mentioned that as my ...
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Can someone using Water Walk attack a creature just below the water's suface?

Particularly, I want to know if a creature using the Water Walk spell can make a melee attack against a creature just under the water's surface. For that matter, what about a melee attack with reach?
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How does a gelatinous cube's special ability engulf work?

The gelatinous cube possesses the extraordinary ability engulf that says Although it moves slowly, a gelatinous cube can simply mow down Large or smaller creatures as a standard action. It cannot ...
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Is a melee spell attack also a melee attack?

Absorb Elements says: The spell captures some of the incoming energy, lessening its effct on you and storing it for your next melee attack. You have resistance to the triggering damage type until ...
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Can a Battle Master with Extra Attack do a Commander Strike when he throws a net?

When a character uses the Attack action to throw a net, he can only make one attack, regardless of the number of attacks he normally has (ex: 2 from the Level 5 Fighter's Extra Attack). A Battle ...
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Is spell attack bonus added to hail of thorns? [closed]

When using hail of thorns is the spell attack bonus added to the roll?
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Can you apply multiple net effects to a single target?

Yesterday, our group was fighting a boss, and I had successfully thrown a net to restrain him (a condition which he could end by either using an Action to make a DC 10 Strength check, or by doing 5 ...
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Is a Bugbear's Long Limbed reach also applied to shoves and grapples?

In this question, I have been told the difference between a "melee attack" (which, if I understand correctly, Shoves and Grapples are) and a "melee weapon attack" (which they are not). A Bugbear's ...
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Can one enemy in a group get a surprise attack before battle?

So my group and i are right at the entrance of a big room where there are a bunch of enemies. We were talking to one of the enemies, everybody's alert getting ready for initiative. While we're talking ...
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What is the most damage that can be done in a single melee attack?

So, I was attempting to theory-craft a character that could deliver a massive amount of damage in a single melee attack. I know that there are builds to deliver a massive amount of damage in a single ...
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Can my wolf attack when I’m riding her? [duplicate]

There are some question arising from my animal companion. We are using the Unearthed Arcana version of the ranger and I chose the beast master. I have this wolf and I can ride it because I’m small (I’...
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What are the rules for attacking a creature inside a Wall of Fire?

If I cast wall of fire, surrounding the Ogres, in a ring shaped position, and my two fighter teammates attack them, will they succeed? You create a wall of fire on a solid surface within range. ...
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Do Giant Creatures have any RAW way of physically attacking in an area of effect pattern?

Are there any significantly large creatures that can physically attack in an area of effect pattern? (not looking for breath or spells) Say a giant swings a sword in a wide arc, and attacks in a 15ft ...
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Does the attack from a Mystic's Bestial Claws take an action?

This question is about the UA Mystic (v3). The Bestial Form Immortal Discipline has this possible effect: Bestial Claws (1-7 psi). You manifest long claws for an instant and make a melee weapon ...
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Does Primal Strike work with melee weapons, or only natural attacks?

If a druid where to turn into an ape and use a longsword to attack, would his Primal Strike ability allow that attack to overcome resistance and Immunity to non-magical attacks and damage, or does ...
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Does Stag's Leap allow a Full Attack afterward?

The Skirmisher ability Stags Leap is: Stags Leap: As a free action, the Ranger can attempt a running jump without moving 10 feet before the jump. This is a 10 ft pounce but I am wondering if it ...
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Can you Ready an attack using the Cleave feat(s)?

If I use the Ready action stating 'I use a Cleave attack when an enemy comes within range' for... You can ready a standard action, a move action, a swift action, or a free action. To do so, ...
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Does the Thrown property mean I can attack with my DEX?

On page 194 in the PHB for D&D 5e, it says: The ability modifier used for melee weapon attack is Strength, and the ability modifier used for ranged weapon attack is Dexterity. Weapons that ...
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Are Spells “Attacks” that Mesmerists can damage boost?

The Mesmerist class ability "Painful Stare" reads as follows: Painful Stare (Su) When an attack that deals damage [my emphasis] hits the target of a mesmerist’s hypnotic stare, the mesmerist ...
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Does the saving throw for a Solar's Slaying Longbow occur before or after the damage roll?

A Solar's Slaying Longbow attack is unique in that it has the ability to instantly kill an opponent who has 100 hit points or less if they fail a constitution saving throw: Slaying Longbow. Ranged ...
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Do creatures with multiple arms (4+) get to make a standard attack with each pair?

I am working on a character design who will have 4+ arms. I am planning on having the character wield multiple weapons and was going to focus on full attacks and two weapon fighting. Then I read a ...
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Clarification on Powerful Shape feat and attacks

I am playing a druid who has the improved unarmed strike feat. Soon I will be able to take the feat Powerful Shape but I am unsure as to what exact abilities it will function with. Powerful Shape ...
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Can I attack with Bigby's hand while grappling someone with Bigbys hand?

Can I grapple someone with Bigbys hand, and then on the next turn attack a different target with Bigbys hand,while still grappling the first target.
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How does vital strike work with magus spellstrike?

The magus class allows them to do two very special things, add weapon damage to spells that normally would not benefit, and have higher crit ranges. However it occurs to me that it might also allow ...
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Do I add my ability modifier and Sharpshooter's extra damage when I hit with the Lightning Arrow spell?

The lightning arrow spell says: The next time you make a ranged weapon attack during the spell’s duration, the weapon’s ammunition, or the weapon itself if it’s a thrown weapon, transforms into a ...
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Thorn Whip, polearm mastery and attack of opportunity [duplicate]

What about this scenario: I pull the monster towards me with thorn whip BUT I have the polearm mastery that says "While you are wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, or quarterstaff, other creatures ...
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Do unarmed attacks with silver gauntlets harm werewolves?

Exactly like the title says, do silver gauntlets count as a weapon and do damage for the purpose of lycanthrope immunity to non-silver, non-magical attacks?
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What does upper-case-A-Attack action vs. lower-case-a-attack mean?

What exactly is the difference between Attack action and attack? It seems each time a question regarding this pops up, there's always somebody arguing they are not different. I feel there should be a ...
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Are AOE Melee attacks possible in E6?

The Basis of the Idea In a video game called "Guild Wars," they released their assassin class in their expansion pack "Factions." My favorite build was an AoE dagger build that chained Death Blossom ...
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Does the monks extra flurry attack ki attack stack with haste/speed?

If a monk has a hasted/speed monk weapon and performs a flurry of blows, are they able to spend a ki point to gain another attack in addition to the one granted by haste/speed? Haste When making a ...