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Questions tagged [fighter]

for questions about a game's Fighter class or character archetype. Typically a skilled martial warrior.

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Can I learn multiple fighting styles? [duplicate]

I just got a level in Fighter and I want to pick the archery fighting style. I'm already a level 4 Ranger with the dueling fighting style. Can I have two different fighting styles at once even ...
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What are the limitations of the bonding ritual performed by an eldritch knight?

I was wondering what the bonding process looks like or if you can decide it yourself. As an example: if the fighter goes into a museum or other public exhibit and sees a sword on display, can he then ...
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Would Brute Force interact with abilities that affect weapon damage dice?

The Brute fighter archetype from Unearthed Arcana: Three Subclasses has the Brute Force feature, which adds a bonus die to damage dealt by weapons you are proficient in. I want to know if abilities ...
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Is my multiclassed paladin/fighter/sorcerer built according to the rules?

I wanna preface this by saying I'm a D&D fanboy/wannabe, Baldur's Gate and Critical Role is the closest I've ever gotten to playing the game. One of the things I love about any game is character ...
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Does reincarnating into a race with multiattack grant you bonus attacks if you're a fighter?

I'm a level 15 fighter and I have Extra Attack(2): Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn. The number of attacks ...
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How do attack rolls work with two-weapon fighting?

I have a champion fighter with two scimitars. This fighter took the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style and often uses both of them for higher damage output. Sometimes in our sessions, I have to make a ...
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Things that stack with the Champion's Improved Critical? [duplicate]

On the PHB p. 72 it just says: Improved Critical Beginning when you choose this archetype at 3rd level, your weapon attacks score a critical hit on a roll of 19 or 20. So my assumption is ...
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Does this low-Str/low-Dex idea for a Fighter work out?

I've been playing around with the idea for a new character, but I'm curious whether I'm going to run into unforeseen problems at later levels. The idea is to take a Variant Human Fighter and pick up ...
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Would it be unbalanced for Dex-based Fighters to choose proficiency in Dex saving throws instead of Str saving throws?

Whilst building a Dex-based Fighter (an Arcane Archer), I decided to pick the Resilient feat at level 4 so that I could have proficiency in Dexterity saving throws, which makes sense given that they ...
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Does the Brute fighter's extra damage die get added to the monk's Martial Arts and Flurry of Blows attacks?

I am considering a build that would start with monk, then multiclass to fighter up to level 3 to get the Brute archetype (from Unearthed Arcana: Three Subclasses). Would the extra damage die from the ...
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How can I play a supportive-style Polearm Master Fighter?

This is a follow up to this question. I will start with the party context: We are playing Princes of the Apocalypse in a huge party, composed of: Tiefling Sorcerer, Human Dual-Wielder Ranger, High Elf ...
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When is the Battle Master fighter's Commander's Strike maneuver worth it?

I have been playing a Fighter with the Battle Master archetype (PHB, p. 73-74), and most of my companions in my party are new to the game. I was trying to play a supportive-type character, even if I'm ...
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If the Cavalier fighter's Strength changes, does the number of special attacks against marked creatures change as well?

The Cavalier fighter (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 30) gets the Unwavering Mark ability which lets you mark a creature and states (emphasis mine): In addition, if a creature marked by you ...
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Does Eldritch Knight grant 2 Cantrips known in addition to a High Elf's knowing 1 to begin with? [duplicate]

Starting as a High Elf lets me know a single wizard cantrip at level 1. By the time I hit level 3 and get my archetype, Eldritch Knight, I am supposed to know 2. I'm just a bit confused on whether ...
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Looking to optimize multiple melee attacks

I'm trying to find 2 classes to hybrid into that maximize the attack-shift-attack-shift-attack style powers. I already have the fighter powers of Tempest Dance and Storm of Blows, but what other class ...
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Drawing and firing a hand crossbow whilst wielding a rapier in one hand (Fighter/Duelist/Crossbow expert) [closed]

I'm currently making a Level 4 character for a new campaign we'll be entering. I've decided on a variant human dex based fighter. Fighting style: duelist Level 1 feat: defensive duelist Level 4 ...
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Is Extra Attack based on class level or character level?

If you had a rogue at level 4 and then multiclassed to a fighter at level 5, would the character then have 2 attacks since he has 5 total levels or would you have to level fighter to level 5 to gain ...
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How do I validate the Spell Selections in an Eldritch Knight Spell List?

This is a direct follow-up to this question for Sorcerers, which contains more context and examples of this problem. For pregenerated high-level Eldritch Knights, it's important to make sure that ...
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Can a Battle Master fighter apply the Feinting Attack and Trip Attack maneuvers to the same attack roll?

Battle Master fighters (PHB, p. 73-74) can apply a number of maneuvers to their attacks, including Feinting Attack and Trip Attack. Feinting Attack is a bonus action and uses one manoeuvre here, ...
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Can an Arcane Archer fighter use a Banishing Arrow to effectively get two surprise rounds?

The Arcane Archer fighter (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 28-30) gets a number of Arcane Shot options, allowing them to unleash special magical effects when they fire a longbow/shortbow. One of ...
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How does the Fighters possible bonus action from Action Surge work? [duplicate]

I'm playing a Fighter in my friends new campaign and I recently leveled up and gained Action Surge. When I was reading it, it said On your turn, you can take one additional action on top of your ...
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Can Eldritch Knights Use Spell Foci? [duplicate]

Can Eldritch Knights Use Spell Foci and if so what things do they use as them?
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Why is two-weapon fighting considered subpar for fighters?

I know this has been discussed before, but I've yet to find a mathematically sound explanation of why two-weapon is vastly inferior to two-handed. I could understand if there are ultimately negligible ...
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Does marking the same target with Hunter's Mark end the effect of the Cavalier fighter's Unwavering Mark on that target? [duplicate]

I'm the DM. During one of our games the party's Cavalier used Unwavering Mark on an enemy. Then the Ranger used hunter's mark (PHB, p. 251) on the same enemy. The Cavalier's Unwavering Mark feature (...
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Does Eldritch Strike apply to a spell cast before the attack?

Consider the following scenario: A level 10 Fighter with the Eldritch Knight (EK) archetype (PHB, p. 74-75) is facing a single opponent, and has hold person as a spell available. EK attacks with ...
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Is a stout halfling fighter with a shortbow less effective than a Medium creature with a longbow?

I'm building an archer fighter and have been considering making his race that of stout halfling because the halfling race gets +2 DEX and the "stout" subclass gets +1 CON, which seems perfect for an ...
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Battle master Goading Attacks against spell casters

An interesting problem came up in game the other day: A Battle Master fighter (PHB p. 73-74) successfully used the Goading Attack maneuver against a wizard and then successfully disengaged in an ...
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Arcane Archer's Piercing Arrow on Larger Enemies

One of the Arcane Shot options for the Arcane Archer fighter (from Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 28-29) is Piercing Arrow. The description of Piercing Arrow is as follows: Piercing Arrow ...
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How can I make a fighter that maxes out damage dealt? [closed]

One of my players wants me to help him make a very strong fighter (with or without multiclassing as long as it includes at least 1 level of fighter) capable of dealing a lot of damage. He saw the Pal5/...
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Can Elegant Courtier cause a penalty to your Charisma (Persuasion) with negative wisdom?

The Samurai fighter subclass (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 31) has the level 7 feature Elegant Courtier, part of which states: Whenever you make a Charisma (Persuasion) check, you gain a ...
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Can an Eldritch Knight use their Arcane Charge feature before falling?

This Q&A establishes that if you suddenly find yourself mid-air (e.g. by teleportation), you only have time to use a reaction before starting to fall (examples include casting feather fall, or ...
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What happens if my armor/weapon proficiencies from my race and class overlap? [duplicate]

I'm a new D&D 5e player and I'm making a character using both the players handbook and the new Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes book. I was wanting to create a Githyanki Fighter. I noticed that the ...
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Are Ritual Caster spells compatible with other spell slots?

I am a fourth level Fighter (Eldritch Knight). I can choose to take a feat. I am interested in the Ritual Caster feat. I want to know if I learn the Ritual Caster feat, could I take a higher level ...
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Can a multiclass Wizard/Fighter (Eldritch Knight) add EK known spells to the wizard spellbook?

When intending to play a Fighter (Eldritch Knight) I was dissatisfied with the spell restrictions so I devised a plan to increase my spell versatility: Start with 1 wizard level to have a spellbook ...
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Can Commander's Strike allow an ally to cast a spell or use a magic item?

In reading through the text for Commander's Strike ... When you take the Attack action on your turn, you can forgo one of your attacks and use a bonus action to direct one of your companion to ...
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Do fighters have proficiency with ranged weapons? [duplicate]

I'm playing a fighter and when I looked at the proficiencies, it said proficiency with all simple and martial weapons, does that or does that not include ranged simple and martial weapons?
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Can you Ready two actions using Action Surge

The title really says it all. Are you able to Ready an action and then use Action Surge to Ready another? If so, can you be waiting for either of two different triggers to occur? Action Surge: ...
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Does a fighter's Action Surge trigger Extra Attack?

Context A player in my game will play a fighter with a greatsword. At 5th level he has Extra Attack and the option to use Action Surge. PHB p.72 states: Action Surge. Starting at 2nd level, you ...
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How could an Eldritch Knight (EK) Learn a 9th level spell? If They could at all?

So I'm level 2 now and as a fighter, I'm close to getting my martial archetype. I am without a doubt picking Eldritch Knight but want to know how he could get at least one spell that is 9th level. How ...
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Is the Fighter's Improved Critical a roll with or without modifiers? [duplicate]

So, with the fighter's Improved Critical, do I add my modifiers to the roll or no?
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How can I create more memorable moments as a pure Fighter class?

I'm currently playing a Level 4 Fighter with a longsword and shield - the idea being I wanted to create a reliable standard warrior to stay at the front lines and soak damage with high AC to make ...
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What happens if AC is not static for Know Your Enemy?

Know Your Enemy is a Battlemaster feature that lets you determine whether a creature's Armor Class is superior, equal to, or inferior to yours. What happens if a character's Armor Class changes ...
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Does Commander's Strike reset Reaction?

You can only use 1 reaction until the start of your next turn. You can only use Sneak Attack once per turn. Sneak attack's benefit is more damage. Reaction's benefit is an extra strike/move while is ...
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How do you determine the DC of a Strength Save?

As example I'm using Pushing Attack from the Battle Master Martial archetypes of the Fighter. How do you determine the Strength Save DC that the enemy has to roll against? Since normally it would be ...
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How does forgoing advantage interact with Elven Accuracy?

Can an Elven Samurai still benefit from Elven Accuracy if it uses Rapid Strike? Elven Accuracy [...] Whenever you have advantage on an attack roll using Dexterity, Intelligence, Wisdom, ...
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Is there a time constraint for the Banneret's Bulwark feature?

The Purple Dragon Knight/Banneret's Bulwark feature at 15th level states: Beginning at 15th level, you can extend the benefit of your Indomitable feature to an ally. When you decide to use ...
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Are Eldritch Knight cantrip choices limited?

An Eldritch Knight is limited to the schools of Abjuration and Evocation with the exception of certain levels in 5E. Does that limitation carry over to my choice in cantrips?
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What is a knight?

I have been reading several archetypes and I ran across an archetype called Weapon Bearer Squire whose ability description reads as follows: At 1st level, once per round, a knight can retrieve an ...
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Riposte an opportunity attack and Menacing attack in a single turn?

Battle Master says "You can use only one maneuver per attack." But what happens if you move to attack another creature, triggering an attack of opportunity and use a parry/riposte to respond to it, ...
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Can Natural Weapons be considered part of the Close Weapon group?

Since unarmed strikes are listed under both the Fighter "Natural" weapon group and "Close" weapon group, could claw attacks possibly fall under both for the sake of applying bonuses given by the ...