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Is a vitalist's Steal Health ability a natural weapon, as a lamia's touch attack is?

At 3rd level, a vitalist gains Steal Health, a supernatural ability, the rules for which state that such actions take a standard action to perform unless otherwise specified. As a touch attack, the ...
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Does Flurry of Blows count as a full attack?

In Pathfinder, does using FoB count as a full attack for purposes such as using Medusa's Wrath?
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Does the Hunter ranger's Stand Against the Tide feature require the new target to be within reach of the first enemy?

The Hunter ranger's 15th-level feature, Superior Hunter's Defense, lets them choose one of three features to gain at that level. One of these options, Stand Against the Tide, says: When a hostile ...
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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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How do attacks work for 3.0 monsters

I was looking through the monster manual 2 to see if any monster would be good to add to my game (don't worry, I got the 3.5 update). What the update doesn't explain is how attacks work. Right now I'm ...
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How does the Ancestral Guardian barbarian's Ancestral Protectors feature work if you hit something before you start raging?

The Ancestral Guardian barbarian feature Ancestral Protectors (XGtE, p. 10) reads as follows: Starting when you choose this path at 3rd level, spectral warriors appear when you enter your rage. ...
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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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Does Vital Strike apply when firing both barrels of a double-barreled firearm?

Because a double-barreled musket, for example, can be used to make two attacks as a standard attack action, do both attacks realize the benefit of the feat Vital Strike?
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How do touch attacks work in Microlite20?

How do touch attacks work in the Microlite20 system? For example, on page 7 the description of the 1st Level Arcane Spell "Shocking Grasp" reads as follows: Touch delivers 1d6/level electricity ...
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Is the homebrew weapon attack cantrip 'Astral Smash' balanced?

I have created some new cantrips which include making a weapon attack as there are only two official ones to choose from. I've tried to follow these principles based on Booming Blade and Green-Flame ...
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Monk Proficiency with Spears/Javelins

I have some questions about monks in DnD 5e. I want to make a monk that uses dual spears/javelins, one in each hand so he can have the option to throw them when necessary. Because Spears/Javelins are ...
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Can I trip with the melee attacks from Whirlwind Attack?

I am in the process of building a character to play in an Iron Heroes game, and I was wondering if it was possible to make a whirlwind attack, and with the melee attack provided by whirlwind attack ...
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How can a human terkow rogue use his special attacks?

I'm running a published adventure that includes a male human terkow rogue as a monster. His melee attack stat is: 3 claws +17 (1d6+4/19-20 plus grab). His Special Attacks stats include blood drain and ...
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What decisions can a player make when performing a compelled attack?

Say a character is under the influence of the confusion spell and they roll a 7 or an 8 to determine their action. So they try to attack an adjacent character. Now say the character has at least 2 ...
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Is the homebrew weapon attack cantrip 'Caustic Cleave' balanced?

I have created some new cantrips which include making a weapon attack as there are only two official ones to choose from. I've tried to follow these principles based on Booming Blade and Green-Flame ...
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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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How does the Sentinel feat work with the Extra Attack class feature?

How does the Sentinel feat work with the Extra Attack feature? Following this answer about Actions/Reactions etc, it says: Reactions are actions that you take out of turn (or possibly on your turn)...
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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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Flurry of Blows calculation

Let's say, we have there 1st level Monk, and he has STR 17/+3. Now we are calculating base attack with his Flurry of Blows. For first level, we have "Flurry of Blows Attack Bonus" -1/-1, plus 1st ...
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Do you only get one attack with the Mobile feat?

I was in a game and I just got the Mobile feat so I go up to the enemy and I hit him like a wrecking ball (I have a Flame Tongue Greatsword infused into my body which is only for flavor reasons). The ...
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Making multiple attacks with attack bonus

I'm not quite sure how the total attack bonus interacts with BAB. Can you make more attacks than shown by your BAB (e.g. +11/+6/+1 BAB allows you to make 3 attacks) by having a high enough DEX, STR ...
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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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How do the Sanctuary spell and the Sentinel feat interact?

The description of the Sanctuary spell (PHB p 272) says: You ward a creature within range against attack. Until the spell ends, any creature who targets the warded creature with an attack or ...
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How many attacks can a 3rd-level Hunter ranger using two-weapon fighting make in one turn?

Does a 3rd-level Ranger with the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style and Hunter (Horde Breaker) archetype get 3 or 4 attacks in a turn? The two-weapon fighting rule (PHB pg. 195) says: When you ...
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Do I need to hit, or just attack, to trigger Defensive Rebuke?

How does the Defensive Rebuke crusader maneuver from the Tome of Battle trigger? Do I need to hit my enemy to trigger the effect, or does even rolling the attack dice and failing to touch the enemy ...
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What's a reasonable range for the shoot skill?

The Shoot skills specifies Attack: This skill makes physical attacks. You can make them from up to two zones away, unlike with Fight. (Sometimes the range will change with the weapon.) The ...
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Can you use a reach weapon to make the bonus-action attack granted by the Charger feat?

The Charger feat (PHB, p. 165) says: When you use your action to Dash, you can use a bonus action to make one melee weapon attack or to shove a creature. If you move at least 10 feet in a straight ...
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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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Would anything change if Opportunity Attacks only allowed you to make melee weapon attacks?

This question was inspired by discussions regarding Whirlwind Attack, as well as this answer to the Q/A "Can I use the War Caster feat to cast Vampiric Touch as a reaction?", which mentions using a ...
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Does pounce grant rake regardless of everything else?

In the game I am running, we have a 10th level druid who likes to wildshape into one of the cats which has a bite, and two claw attacks all with grab. It also has rake. New information, the cat is a ...
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Eidolon attacks per round

I'm a new Pathfinder player and I have some problems in understanding the rules. I have a 1st level summoner with a biped eidolon. I understand that its claw attack is not an "iterative attack" (like ...
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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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Need help working on my level 4 Ranger's Animal Companion in 3.5

So I am working on setting up my level 4 Ranger's Animal Companion in 3.5. Just got her fox. Most of it is done. My DM is having me use the Dog as the stats and stuff my fox is based off of. The only ...
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Wizard's Fury grants a second attack per turn?

I was wondering if it was possible to chain the effect of Wizard's Fury's power on following turns (after the turn I activate it) with other attack spells for a secondary attack each turn, seeing as ...
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Does Elemental Weapon get applied to the Bonus Action attack of Polearm Master?

As mentioned in this question, Shillelagh and Polearm Master Interaction, Shillelagh appears to allow Wisdom-based fighting on the Bonus Action attack, but because Polearm Master specifies a d4 damage ...
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How do I read the Black Fang’s melee attacks from the Pathfinder Beginner’s Box?

I recently bought the Pathfinder Beginner’s Box and we (all new to RPGs) were discussing the Black Fang’s melee attacks. Black Fang’s attack is described as follows: MELEE (standard action) bite +10 (...
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Stealth and Sneak Attack Rogue in combat

I have a rogue in my party who likes to constantly use stealth in combat after he makes an attack, in order to get the CA required for the sneak attack dice. He justifies this by standing far away and ...
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Does Staff of Provocation allow enemy attack himself?

Suppose two players are fighting, and one of them has the Staff of Provocation (PHB2): Power (Daily ✦Charm):Free Action. Trigger: You hit an enemy with an attack power using this staff. Effect: One ...
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How straight does a creature need to move for abilities that trigger after charging towards an opponent?

There are certain creatures with a extra ability attached to their attack if they move a certain distance towards their opponent before attacking. Take the Gorgon as an example, it has the Trampling ...
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Do external modifiers apply to attacks made with a Ring of the Ram?

If a character uses a Ring of the Ram to make an attack, do external modifiers affect the roll? For example, if the character was under the effect of a Bless spell, would they apply that to the roll ...
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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 ...
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Attack Bonus question for Monsters with multiple attacks from multiple weapons

When a monster wields multiple weapons, and can attack multiple times with each, how do I alter (or should I leave) the given attack bonuses on each type of attack on the enemy's stat block? Take, ...
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What's the most amount of attacks that can be done per turn with barbarian as a base?

I'm thinking about DMing my first 5e campaign (I've GMed one Pathfinder one-off in the past). A player of mine was thinking about playing a female orc Barbarian that specializes in dealing as many ...
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Do Proficiency Bonus apply to enemies/monsters/NPC? [duplicate]

I'm reading the basic books but this doesn't get explained. Let's have an example: a PC is attacking an AC16 orc with a sword (he's proficient in swords). He rolls a 13 + STR bonus (+ 2) + Proficiency ...
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Is the homebrew weapon attack cantrip 'Viper Strike' balanced?

I have created some new cantrips which include making a weapon attack as there are only two official ones to choose from. I've tried to follow these principles based on Booming Blade and Green-Flame ...
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What are the conditions under which a Lion can pounce and rake?

A lion has the pounce extraordinary ability. It says that a lion can make a full attack including two rake attacks upon a charge. Which interpretation is correct? A lion charges and gets five attacks ...
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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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Is the Mesmerist's stare considered an attack for the purpose of breaking invisibility

We have a player who wants to be a mesmerist, and we have been trying to decide if hypnotic stare would break Vanish, however most of the wording we have been able to find has been ambiguous at best, ...
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How many attacks when two weapon fighting when hasted or speed property?

How does haste, a weapon with the speed enhance, or both weapons with a speed enhancement work when someone is two weapon fighting? Does haste only grant a single attack, and if so does the player ...
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mechanics of attack and roll damage for hill dwarf figther lvl1 [duplicate]

STR 13 +1 DEX 14 +2 CON 17 +4 INT 15 +2 WIS 12 +1 CHA 17 +3 So, I attack with one hand Battleaxe 1d8 with dueling fighting style: Attack rolld20 - 16+1 from strength +2 from proficiency with ...

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