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For questions about a fighter class or character archetype that commonly appears in RPGs. The fighter is typically a skilled martial warrior.

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Does the Targeteer variant Fighter's Sniper ability actually require you to make attacks?

Dragon magazine issue 310 introduces the Targetteer variant of the Fighter class, which has the following bonus feat option: Sniper: When using the full attack option the targetteer can sacrifice ...
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If an Echo Knight fighter has a bow equipped, can they make an opportunity attack from the echo's space with a dagger, then use the bow on their turn?

One of my players is playing a level 5 Echo Knight fighter with the Thrown Weapon Fighting fighting style. Their primary source of damage is their bow. However, they utilize the ability to draw a ...
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Can a fighter learn to use firearms despite them only recently being invented by another member of the party

Recently, after one of our PC's fell off a mountain we welcomed a new fighter to our party, hailing from a far-off land. Our party is all level 3. I'm playing a dwarf artillerist artificer. My ...
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Is there a way to add extra uses of Tactician?

I'm wanting to build a Fighter with the Tactician archetype, but the tactician ability is SO LIMITED, only a maximum of 4 times per day (or 5 if you go Cavalier) at level 20. Is there a feat or other ...
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As a Fairy Rune Knight, what are my options for being strength based and still having a good armor class?

The Fairy race, first printed in the adventure Supplement Wild Beyond the Witchlight, is a flying race that has the following restriction on the use of its flying speed: Because of your wings, you ...
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Can an Inquisitive Rogue use the Tactical Assessment maneuver for Insightful Fighting?

The Inquisitive Rogue's Insightful Fighting feature says: At 3rd level, you gain the ability to decipher an opponent’s tactics and develop a counter to them. As a bonus action, you make a Wisdom (...
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If a prone Echo Knight fighter makes a ranged attack from the echo's space, and the echo is not prone, would the attack be made without disadvantage?

The description of the Prone condition states, in part (PHB, p. 292; emphasis mine): The creature has disadvantage on attack rolls. The description of the Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo feature ...
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If the Eldritch Knight fighter's bonded weapon hits a creature, could that creature teleport with the weapon?

The Eldritch Knight fighter's Weapon Bond feature states (PHB page 74): [...] If it is on the same plane of existence, you can summon that weapon as a bonus action on your turn, causing it to ...
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Can the Battle Master fighter's Know Your Enemy feature "see through" the Disguise Self spell, shapeshifting, or similar abilities?

The Battle Master fighter has the 7th-level feature Know Your Enemy (PHB, p. 73): Starting at 7th level, if you spend at least 1 minute observing or interacting with another creature outside combat, ...
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What is the most damage you can do as a 17th level fighter, in 5e?

I've been given the task of trying to show as much damage as possible with a 17th level fighter in a single round of combat. My restrictions include: No multiclassing. No magic items. No outside help....
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Can a fighter/Eldritch Knight cast spells between attacks? [duplicate]

Recently been playing an Battle Master in a campaign and was rewarded with some spellwrought tattoos, and one of them was for Silence. A pretty great spell for fighter I figured, since my Athletics is ...
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How do these Champion Subclass Changes Look?

After thinking over the feedback I got from Champion Subclass Alteration, I went over and rejiggered a few thing of the alterations I was planning with the Champion subclass to streamline and address ...
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Does an Arcane Archer fighter's Piercing or Seeking Arrow pass through a Wind Wall spell?

The spell Wind Wall is pretty handy for deflecting projectiles: Arrows, bolts, and other ordinary projectiles launched at targets behind the wall are deflected upward and automatically miss. But the ...
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Champion Subclass Alteration

I'm here today because I was wanting to get feedback on a few adjustments I've done to the Fighter subclass: Champion. Intent The motivation behind these alterations is to streamline some clunky text ...
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Extra attack timing: can it be interrupted?

I am trying to figure out if an extra attack can be interrupted by another effect and terminate the attack action before all attacks are completed. The specific example I'm dealing with is thus: I ...
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Can you attack while using Echo Avatar?

Using Echo Avatar, you: can temporarily transfer your consciousness to your echo. As an action, you can see through your echo's eyes and hear through its ears. During this time, you are deafened and ...
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Can an echo knight's echo interact with objects?

The echo is apparently tangible and occupies a space, but is it capable of doing something as simple as opening a door? Can it pick up and carry anything?
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Does the Blind Fighting fighting style mitigate the disadvantage on attacks caused by Sunlight Sensitivity?

I'm making a Duergar fighter character and am wondering if the Blind Fighting fighting style could cancel out Sunlight Sensitivity. The Duergar's Sunlight Sensitivity states You have disadvantage on ...
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Slowed Action Surge

When affected by the Slow spell: An affected target’s speed is halved, it takes a -2 penalty to AC and Dexterity saving throws, and it can’t use reactions. On its turn, it can use either an action or ...
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Would giving the Arcane Archer the Spellcasting feature (from the Eldritch Knight) be overpowered?

The Arcane Archer is generally acknowledged to be underpowered or unfun (Would these changes to the Arcane Archer be imbalanced?). Suggested improvements usually focus on increasing the number of uses ...
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Is this "Ronin" Fighter Subclass balanced

I'm here again to look for opinions on a subclass that I have made and one of my players wants to use it. It's a fun and versatile subclass, but I want to check if it's not too overpowered, in order ...
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Can a Dhampir echo knight's echo use vampiric bite to restore hit points to the echo knight?

The Vampiric Bite ability of the Dhampir race can be used as an attack, so RAW the Dhampir Echo Knight's Echo can bite. But would this be able to Empower the Echo Knight?
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If the target of Brutish Shove dies, can I still shove (and follow) it?

If a fighter with the Feat Brutish Shove uses an action to use Brutish Shove and hits, but the target dies from the hit, can the fighter still shove the (now dead) target for the purpose of following ...
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Can a Quick Toss also be a Trip Attack? [duplicate]

The Battle Master has two maneuvers that appear to work synergistically. Supposing a player has two superiority dice, may they perform both the the Quick Toss maneuver (TCoE) and Trip Attack (PHB)? ...
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Can the superiority die from ‘Superior Technique’ be used for newly learned combat maneuvers?

A fighter receives a superiority die for choosing Superior Technique fighting style, then reaches level 3 and chooses Martial Archetype; Battle Master. Can the superiority die from Superior Technique ...
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How does the Battle Master fighter's Sweeping Attack maneuver interact with additional damage dealt on a "hit"?

How does the Battle Master fighter's Sweeping Attack maneuver work with extra damage, both rolled and static? The description of the Battle Master fighter's Sweeping Attack maneuver states (PHB, p. 74;...
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Does the Brace maneuver work with Unarmed Strikes

The brace maneuver from Tasha's reads: When a creature you can see moves into the reach you have with the melee weapon you're wielding, you can use your reaction to expend one superiority die and ...
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Does Know Your Enemy provide all class levels or just fighter levels?

I have a battle master fighter in my group who would like to use this ability while spending time at a party where a lot of my NPCs are attending. He would like to know the class levels of each one. ...
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Do the attacks from Polearm Master and the Brace Maneuver stack?

Polearm Master allows a PC to make an opportunity attack when an enemy enters within reach. With the Brace manoeuvre, you can use a reaction to make an attack, expending a superiority die. BRACE When ...
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Fighter with Aggressive Block & Flinging Shove & Powerful Shove

I would like to use these three feats, but I'm not sure how they work together. Aggressive Block You push back as you block the attack, knocking your foe away or off balance. You use your shield to ...
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If an Echo Knight fighter turns invisible, do their echoes also turn invisible?

My question is inspired by this question: How can I make an Echo (or any Object) invisible? I was about to answer it by saying that the invisibility spell would work. However, on second thought, it's ...
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How can I make an Echo (or any Object) invisible? [duplicate]

An Echo knight's echo is an object, which makes it hard to turn invisible, as invisibility and greater invisibility only affect creatures. What options, from any non-homebrew source, allow you to ...
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If an Echo Knight fighter makes an attack from their echo's space and hits a paralyzed enemy, is it automatically a critical hit?

The Manifest Echo feature lets the Echo Knight fighter create an echo, and attack from the echo's space (EGtW, p. 183): When you take the Attack action on your turn, any attack you make with that ...
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What counts as damage by an ammunition when using Arcane Shot in regards to poison?

I am currently building DnD-5e Arcane Archer (from Xanathar's Guide to Everything) character and considering how beneficial it is to take the Poisoner feat (from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything ). In ...
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Understanding the Rune Knight Fighter's 15th level feature

In the description for this feature, it says Master of Runes: You can invoke each rune you know from your Rune Carver feature twice, rather than once, and you regain all expended uses when you finish ...
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How does range interact with the Arcane Archer's Curving Shot?

One of the features of the Arcane Archer fighter subclass is Curving Shot: At 7th level, you learn how to direct an errant arrow toward a new target. When you make an attack roll with a magic arrow ...
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How does cover interact with the Arcane Archer's Curving Shot?

One of the features of the Arcane Archer fighter subclass is Curving Shot: At 7th level, you learn how to direct an errant arrow toward a new target. When you make an attack roll with a magic arrow ...
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Arcane Archer - Piercing Arrow Half Damage

For Arcane Archer, when a creature is hit by piercing arrow but passes their save do they take arrow damage (1d8,1d10,etc) + half of 1d6 + modifiers or does it take half of arrow damage + 1d6 + ...
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How does a Ranger/Fighter multiclass having Extra Attack (2) interact with their Beastmaster companion?

At levels 5, 11, and 20, the Fighter Class gains extra attacks. Can I dedicate a number of attacks to my companion(s) if I had them use one of my attacks? Example: At level 11 Fighter and Level 5 ...
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Do the levels at which Battle Master fighters gain more maneuvers refer to class level, or character level?

The Battle Master subclass for fighters says that you can get more maneuvers at different levels: You learn two additional maneuvers of your choice at 7th, 10th, and 15th level. Each time you learn ...
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When was the Action Surge feature description changed to remove mention of "a possible bonus action"?

The fighter's Action Surge originally stated: Starting at 2nd level, you can push yourself beyond your normal limits for a moment. On your turn, you can take one additional action on top of your ...
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Do I have to attack to use Extra Attack?

Do I have to attack to use Extra Attack? Or can I do something different with my action on my turn and use this feature to attack? So for example, say I use Dash, Disengage, or Cast a Spell; can I ...
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Can an Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo move through another creature's space?

I would like to know if an Echo, created by the Manifest Echo ability of an Echo Knight, can move through the space of another creatures (hostile or not)? I know characters cannot normally move ...
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Can a Rune Knight fighter use the Giant's Might feature to become Large in a 5-foot-wide passage (by "squeezing" as soon as they become Large)?

Rune Knight fighters can grow in size using the Giant's Might feature, whose description states (Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, p. 45; emphasis mine): If you are smaller than Large, you become Large,...
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Can a Battle Master Fighter use a shield to parry?

A Battle Master Fighter was disarmed of their weapon and had only a shield. On the next attack they wanted to use a superiority dice to parry: Parry: When another creature damages you with a melee ...
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Would these changes to the Arcane Archer be imbalanced?

The Arcane Archer seems to be pretty underwhelming, mostly because of its limited uses of the Arcane Shot feature. Would it be imbalanced to increase its number of uses per rest to match the number of ...
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Where can you find Swords Secret online?

I was reading the Lore Warden (PRG:AG) archetype (careful, there is another Lore Warden archetype for fighter) and one of its features is the swords secret, but I cant find any of them online. Swords ...
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How exactly Power Attack and critical hit works together for 2-hand fighter?

I tried to follow the rules and check FAQs but now I need a help: I got a 13° liv THF (two-hand fighter) and 6° liv Aegis (BAB=19) and 5° Mithic tier, with Power Attack and Mithic Power Attack (but ...
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Can the Rune Knight's runes only be placed on materials that can be carved?

TCoE's Rune Knight fighter subclass gains proficiency in smith's tools (i.e. metalworking), and its first major feature is called Rune Carver, which says: ...you can touch a number of objects equal ...
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Greater Power Attack

I'm using a 14th liv two-hand fighter with 5 Mythic tiers that allow him to add the Mythic Feat: Power Attack (Mythic) to Power Attack. When a two-handed fighter makes a full-attack with a two-handed ...
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