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For questions about attacks. An attack is generally defined as an action to cause damage or some other debilitation, though specific RPGs may define the term more specifically.

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How many effects can an Open Hand monk impose with the Open Hand Technique feature using Flurry of Blows if all attacks hit?

Concerning the Open Hand Technique, if I have a level 6 Monk and I use Flurry of Blows on a single target and I hit with all attacks, can I apply a Str save to all attacks to possibly push a mob back ...
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Eldritch knight dual wield: do I get multiple attacks on my bonus action?

I have a level 11 Eldritch Knight with two weapon fighting. The rules say I have 3 attacks per action. The rules say when ever I make an attack action with my main hand I can make a bonus attack ...
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Are you allowed to stack Divine Smite and Eldritch Smite on the same attack?

The specific example I'm looking at here is: you are a Paladin 2/Warlock 5 and snagged Eldritch Smite from XGTE as your 5th level Warlock Invocation. This gives you access to both... Divine Smite ...
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How does the Drow House Captain's whip attack work?

The Drow House Captain (MToF, pg. 184) has a whip attack with the following description (bold for emphasis): Whip. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4 + 4) slashing ...
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A million-to-one chance to succeed an attack? [closed]

Flavor I like when my attack rolls succeed often. D&D 5e is designed to have success rolls roughly two thirds of the time. That's too low, way too low. I think that nine times out of ten is ...
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When is a reasonable level range for Gurt's Greataxe to be offered to a player?

As suggested in the title, I ran into Gurt's Greataxe. I was looking up magic items in my free time since I was curious, and I thought why not search for magic items related to greataxes, since my ...
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Would a monk using Shocking Grasp cause double damage?

I think this might be answered here, but I'm not quite sure I understand this spell's wording. I have a monk who focuses on making her actions the most effective, be it dealing the most damage, ...
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How do the Drunken Master monk's Drunkard's Luck feature and the Great Old One warlock's Entropic Ward feature interact?

The Way of the Drunken Master Monk gets the Drunkard's Luck feature, which states: When you make an ability check, an attack roll, or a saving throw and have disadvantage, you can spend 2 ki points ...
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How many times can dancing double weapons attack?

Let's assume my character has 6 BAB. He can make two attacks per turn with a basic one handed sword. His wizard friend wants to create an Urgrosh with the dancing property. As far as I know, dancing ...
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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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Use the feat Cleave with spells

Im in the process of building a new character using magus, so Ive been looking at combat feats with a magic character. I happened to take a look at Cleave and noticed that it doesnt state it can only ...
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Does Mirror Image affect spells that have no attack roll?

I have two questions concerning the mirror image spell. If I am under the effect of mirror image and was targeted by a spell like blight, do I roll a 1d20 to determine whether myself or an image was ...
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Can you use your off-handed weapon for your main attack action?

My friend is 2 weapon fighting a flesh golem. He has one sword that does lightning damage, and one sword that does fire damage. His right hand holds the lightning sword, and his left hand holds the ...
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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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Can you attack with more than one weapon when using Extra Attack?

When one uses the Extra Attack class feature, must it be done with only one weapon? If I had, for example, one throwing axe and sword, couldn't I throw the axe and attack with the sword as part of ...
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Can I use a beast's weapon attacks while polymorphed?

So I'm reading over the spell as I'm progressing through DnD, and I realized you can polymorph into a Tyrannosaurus Rex if you're of 8th level or beyond. In the PHB, it says: The new form can be ...
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If an Arcane Archer fighter misses with an Arcane Shot, does that expend a use of the feature?

For example; if a third level Arcane Archer fighter chose to fire a 'Bursting Shot' and missed the target, is one of his uses of the Arcane Shot class feature expended?
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Creature “Armed” Unarmed Attacks and Attacks of Opportunity

Ok, I'm stuck in a rules question, and I can't decide on the answer. This is from a Rise of the Runelords campaign that's reached Fort Rannick. My players went up against the Ogre Fighters and one of ...
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Can a multiclassed 2019 UA artificer/Pact of the Blade warlock use Thirsting Blade and Arcane Armament to make 3 attacks per Attack action?

I was reading up on the classes in D&D 5e. I saw that the 2019 UA artificer had a feature that allowed them to attack twice that wasn't the Extra Attack feature, called Arcane Armament. The ...
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Can I Grapple and Shove?

I read a really cool multiclass on Reddit, the Bardbarian, and I'm going to create one. But it described a combination of Grapple and Shove to knock an enemy prone and not allow him to get up, since ...
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Does the Artillerist Artificer add their spellcasting damage mod to attacks using their Force Balista?

An artillerist artificer gains use of an "eldritch cannon" as part of the subclass' abilities. It has several modes, one of which is force ballista, which allows the artillerist to fire it as a bonus ...
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Does the Avatar of Death make “attacks” for the purposes of resistance or immunity?

The Avatar of Death is an undead summoned by one of the bad cards in the Deck of Many Things. It has the Reaping Scythe action as its only way to deal damage to other creatures, and it has no feature ...
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Can the target of a Sanctuary spell use the Help action in combat?

I have a Life Cleric who would like to help the party's "Big Guns" be more effective in combat, but do so in a way that (hopefully) doesn't increase my healing load. The Sanctuary spell forces ...
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Can you use the Primal Savagery cantrip as an off-hand attack?

Can you use the Primal Savagery cantrip as an off-hand attack? Or can you use it as a main-hand attack, then make an off-hand attack with another weapon?
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How does the reaction from rank I of the Heavy Gunner talent, Covering Fire, work with area-of-effect attacks?

Rank I of the Heavy Gunner talent, Covering Fire, is described on page 97 of the Lancer Core Book First Edition PDF as follows (emphasis mine): As a quick action, choose a character within line of ...
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Order of attacks when using Two Weapon Fighting and Extra Attack

Both Two Weapon Fighting and Extra Attack give additional attacks in a turn, but in what order do those attacks take place? Is it up to the player, or must it be a specific order? My initial ...
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Does a grapple end the Invisibility spell?

I was looking through the Sage Advice Compendium when I noticed this: When you make a Strength (Athletics) check to grapple or shove someone, are you making an attack roll? Again, the answer ...
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Can a hasted monster make the additional attack from the Haste spell along with their Multiattack?

If a spellcaster casts haste on a monster with Multiattack, does he/she get to make the extra attack (one weapon attack only) from haste after his/her Multiattack?
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How does the Ranger's Extra Attack feature work with Two-Weapon Fighting?

I think I know the answer to this one but I'm double checking. At the 5th level the Ranger gets Extra Attack, which lets them attack a second time during the Attack action. If they are fighting with ...
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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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Dual Wielding and Extra Attacks

From the Rules (EXTRA ATTACK) "Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn." If I have the EXTRA ATTACK feature (level 5), AND I ...
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Does a barbarian's rage end if they attack an illusion of a creature?

Here is the pertinent wording of the Rage feature: Your rage lasts for 1 minute. It ends early if you are knocked unconscious or if your turn ends and you haven't attacked a hostile creature ...
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How are attack bonuses calculated?

I have a level 2 Oathbreaker paladin with a javelin and a halberd, and I'm not sure how to calculate my attack bonuses. Can anyone explain it to me?
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Does a barbarian's rage end if they are trying to attack an invisible creature they don't know the location of?

The barbarian rage ability includes this rule stating when it will end: Your rage lasts for 1 minute. It ends early if you are knocked unconscious or if your turn ends and you haven't attacked a ...
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How many unarmed strikes can a Monk make between Flurry of Blows and Martial Arts?

The Flurry of Blows class feature allows the character to spend 1 ki point to make two unarmed strikes as a bonus action. Is this in addition to the bonus unarmed strike that monks get from their ...
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Does an opportunity attack proc. Polearm Master's bonus action?

Does Polearm Master's bonus attack action proc. on an opportunity attack of a monster entering my reach?
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Is it possible to use a Mordhau grip to deal bludgeoning damage?

I play in a short D&D 5e campaign, with many undead type monsters, like skeletons and the like. My character has a Longsword, which deals slashing damage. Now I would like if it would be ...
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Can I use the bonus action granted by the Charger feat to cast Booming Blade?

Is it possible to use Booming Blade as part of my charger feat attack? Or is it separate? If so, what would my attack damage calculation be (assuming I'm using a greatsword and have Great Weapon ...
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When does a vampire spawn decide to grapple instead of dealing damage?

The vampire spawn's claw attack reads: Instead of dealing damage, the vampire can grapple the target (escape DC 13) When exactly is this decision made? In particular, I am interested in the ...
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Would declaring a sworn enemy using an oathbow cause disadvantage when attacking with a spiritual weapon?

The oathbow allows you to make the target of its ranged attack your "sworn enemy", which grants a number of benefits to your attacks with the oathbow against that enemy. However, it also states: ...
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Are there serious balance implications to allowing a multiclassed character get the Extra Attack feature directly at level 5?

In my campaign, a player has informed me that they plan to play a multiclassed Barbarian/Monk as their character. I've already informed them of the potential issues that might arise from the (relative)...
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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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How do I figure the dice and bonuses for attack rolls and damage rolls?

I'm building my character, a Half-Elf Ranger, and I'm a little confused about how to work out the attack bonus and the damage bonus. So, please tell me if I've got this right: I'm proficient with a ...
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Does being slowed prevent using multiple shoves/grapples during an attack action?

If a creature has been slowed either from the slow spell or a stone golem's slow ability, it can't make more than one attack per turn. If a character can make multiple attacks per turn however (eg. ...
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Does the Giant Elk receive a bonus Hooves attack vs a Prone foe?

The Giant Elk entry says: Charge. If the elk moves at least 20 feet straight toward a target and then hits it with a ram attack on the same turn, the target takes an extra 7 (2d6) damage. If the ...
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Dealing Hex damage when a familiar delivers a touch spell

Per the rules of Find Familiar, familiars can deliver touch spells on behalf of their owner: Finally, when you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had ...
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Is Two-Weapon Fighting the only way for a Horizon Walker ranger to use the Distant Strike feature to attack two different creatures?

It says under the description for Distant Strike: At 11th level, you gain the ability to pass between the planes in a blink of an eye. When you use the Attack action, you can teleport up to 10 feet ...
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What is the spell attack modifier for a 9th-level Spellcaster? [closed]

From the PHB Spell attack modifier = your proficiency bonus + your intelligence modifier So shouldn't this Mage https://roll20.net/compendium/dnd5e/Mage#content have +7 Spell attack (rather than +6 ...
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Does an attack hit if it exactly matches the target's AC?

For an attack to successfully hit a given Armor Class, would it need to get a number higher than the Armor Class or does it hit with the exact number as well?
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Can I Haste, booming blade, green flame blade and smite?

So I am new to Dungeons and Dragons, and for a one shot my DM is planning on a battle royal. What I want to do is a level 10 divine soul sorcerer and 2 levels in paladin. First round I cast haste ...

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