Questions tagged [fighter]

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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Given several restrictions, what's the highest amount of ranged attacks a fighter can make in one turn consistently?

I've been working on a 20th level character concept for a while and trying to optimize it for use in a future game, the requirements would be as follows: Only 3.X WotC handbooks (No 3rd party books, ...
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Grappling strike fighter power with brawler style - attack roll bonus

I (the DM) have a player with a level 11 fighter (brawler style). She uses the power "Grappling strike" (Martial Power 2 p7) with a bastard sword (+2), and we disagree on bonuses to attack ...
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Is there a Monk or Fighter subclass similar to the Black Butler character? [closed]

The Black Butler anime series centers around a bodyguard / butler with, shall we say, a demonic flair. I would love to play a similar class in our upcoming Avernus campaign (say a subclass of fighter ...
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What happens after an Echo Knight fighter grapples using its echo?

This question occurred to me after reading another one: Can the Echo Knight's Echo make Ability Checks? That question asks whether the Echo Knight fighter's echo can make ability checks. A ...
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Can the Echo Knight's Echo make Ability Checks?

In the Echo Knight subclass it states that the Echo "uses your saving throw bonus for [saving throws]", but says nothing about being able to make ability checks with the Echo. I'm primarily concerned ...
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Can an Echo Knight move its echo image vertically or though walls?

The Echo Knight archetype of the fighter class has the ability to manifest an echo of the knight. This ability includes the following: You can use a bonus action to magically manifest an echo of ...
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Does the Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo feature create a snapshot of the character when creating it, or does it change as the Echo Knight does?

The Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo feature (Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 183) lets you "manifest an echo of yourself". Does Manifest Echo create a snapshot of the character when creating ...
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Is an Echo Knight fighter's “echo” a tangible object, for the purpose of physical interaction?

The Explorer's Guide to Wildemount sourcebook contains a new Fighter subclass, the Echo Knight. Echo Knights have the ability to summon an "echo" of themselves; per the overall subclass description (p....
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What would be a “good” build for a dual weapon battlemaster half-orc? [closed]

I've started playing DnD for the first time two months ago (hey, coronavirus). My character is a half-orc fighter, currently level 3. His attributes are STR 19, DEX 14, CON 16, INT 9, WISDOM 10, CHA ...
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RAW can a Eldritch Knight 9/Wizard 2 multiclass cast/learn 3rd level spells? [duplicate]

Title is the main question, loosely an extension of a previous question I'd asked about Eldritch Knight/Wizard multiclass and their access to spells. Note: I'm NOT asking if the proposed character of ...
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Can I use the Samurai fighter's Fighting Spirit feature to make a Sneak Attack if I am also multiclassed into rogue?

I'm thinking about playing a fallen samurai in a D&D 5e campaign. If the character multiclasses into rogue, can the Samurai fighter's Fighting Spirit feature be used to trigger the rogue feature ...
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Do racial spells need spell slots? [duplicate]

Do the spells from Drow Magic need slots to cast? Or can they be used by characters without spell slots, like a fighter?
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How many attacks does does a level 8 Champion fighter using Two-Weapon Fighting get?

A new player would like to join a group I've been DMing for a while. His player character has the following characteristics: He is a fighter who chose Two Weapon Fighting fighting style when he ...
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Action surge phb vs br [duplicate]

The Basic Rules state that you can get a possible bonus action. Is this entirely up to the dm or are there circumstances where it is guaranteed? Players handbook doesn't include the bonus action.
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Does attacking from your echo knight while hidden give you advantage/Reveal your position? [closed]

The title says it all. If I'm a rogue/fighter multiclass, and I attack with my echo knight while hidden, does the attack have advantage?
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Does the Echo Knight fighter's Unleash Incarnation feature add another attack to the additional Attack action from the Haste spell?

The Echo Knight fighter's Unleash Incarnation feature says (EGtW, p. 183): Whenever you take the Attack action, you can make one additional melee attack from the echo’s position. If the haste ...
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Can a fighter use Indomitable multiple times on the same save?

Our fighter, Fred, is a high level fighter with multiple uses of the Indomitable feature: Beginning at 9th level, you can reroll a saving throw that you fail. If you do so, you must use the new ...
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Is this grappling/wrestler build viable in mid-high level combat?

Preface I'm relatively new to dnd and this is my second character build so I'm still trying to understand the mechanics for different classes and how to efficiently stack them. Character Inspiration ...
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How to balance combat to promote the Fighter's role?

Our family game consists of Fighter-Rogue-Cleric, playing through Dragon of Icespire Peak. The characters have reached L4 now. In combat the Fighter typically does 1d6+3 bow damage per turn and the ...
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How can I make a Dex-based one-handed duelist fighter build? [closed]

I am currently about to start a campaign in D&D 5e. We are playing Descent into Avernus and my party needs a tank. I settled on fighter as my top choice for a variety of reasons. Stat ...
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What happens if an Arcane Archer fighter's Banishing Arrow hits a mounted combatant?

I’ve an Arcane Archer character who chose the Banishing Arrow option for the Arcane Shot feature. In our campaign, we often come across hobgoblins riding worgs. I’m having trouble interpreting what ...
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How can I optimize my Fighter Samurai for my next campaign?

I'm about to finish LMOP 5E and move onto a homebrew campaign. With that said our DM allowed us to either keep or reroll new characters. Currently, I'm playing a Dual-Wielding Eladrin Fighter Samurai ...
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If my character exchanges a crossbow for a longbow, how do my attack and damage rolls change?

My fighter exchanged a crossbow for a longbow at a Weapons Workshop he came across. The character has proficiency with Simple and Martial Weapons, with the Dueling fighting style, and is Dexterity ...
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How does a Fighter's Extra Attack feature work?

The features bonus for a fighter leveling up to level 5 state that the character is bestowed with an Extra Attack. Extra Attack states that: Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead ...
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Different Number of feats between Aegis and fighter

A 12th-level human two-handed fighter has 13 feats. How many feats does a 10th-level two-handed fighter/2nd-level aegis have if they were human until 10th level and then changed to the elan race?
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What are my odds of a critical hit with my level 20 Champion?

I'm trying to calculate what my odds are as a level 20 Champion to score at least one critical hit on my turn, and how many I can expect. I make four attacks per attack action I take, and can Action ...
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Can a fighter/sorcerer cast four spells in one round? [duplicate]

So we all know that if a fighter action surges he can cast an additional leveled spell, but can a fighter multiclassing as a sorcerer in a sense cast 4 spells by quickening spell twice?
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Can an Eldritch Knight bond with a natural weapon?

Let's say an Eldritch Knight (lvl 8) casts Alter Self and gains claws as natural weapons, could he then create a Weapon Bond with his claws? Alternatively, could you be a Minotaur race then Weapon ...
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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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How does the Battle Master fighter's Pushing Attack maneuver interact with ranged weapons?

I want to create a Battle Master fighter who uses a crossbow as his main weapon. By RAW, you can use a Battle Master maneuver with a ranged weapon as long as the description does not say the ...
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How do Dimensional Shackles interact with an Arcane Archer fighter's Banishing Arrow?

An Arcane Archer fighter hits a creature with a Banishing Arrow, and they vanish into the Feywild. A man in the middle places dimensional shackles on the target (in the Feywild) for 10 minutes. ...
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Which is better? Improved critical or extra damage die?

One of the players in my party wants to play a multiclass Barbarian/Fighter, and is on the fence regarding which Fighter archetype to choose. He is using a Greataxe (no dual-wielding). He wants to get ...
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Can you take another action via Action Surge while casting a spell with a casting time longer than one action?

To preface, this is for D&D 5e. This is building upon the answer from this question, since it did not address my issue completely. I am a Fighter 2 Wizard 10, and am currently casting the spell ...
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How does the UA Brute's Brutish Durability feature work with natural 1's?

So, the UA Fighter subclass Brute has an ability that lets him add a d6 to any saving throw, and if the total adds to 20, it counts as a natural 20. If this happens on a Death saving throw, it means ...
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Would a level 18+ Champion Fighter recover HP outside of combat?

At level 18 a fighter with the Champion archetype gains the Survivor feature, which lets them recover HP at the start of each turn provided they have more than 0 HP: Survivor At 18th level, ...
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Advance Weapon Training (Weapon Master + Brawler + Item Mastery combo) question

For the people that doesn't know the combo, here's the link to Cartmanbeck’s Guide to the Iron Caster; all credit goes to him. The scenario is this: the weapon master archetype gains weapon training ...
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Can a UA Rune Knight inscribe a rune on an improvised weapon?

The Rune Knight fighter subclass from this UA has a class feature allowing them to inscribe runes on objects. However, To be eligible, an object must be a weapon, a suit of armor, or a shield. ...
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How can I use multiclassing to make a fighter be able to cast True Resurrection, and use a barbarian's Rage and Unarmored Defense? [closed]

I would like to make a Fighter who through multi-classing could cast True Resurrection and has access to the Barbarian's Rage and Unarmored Defense. Could this be done? How would I put this on a ...
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Are there mechanics that will make improvised weapon attacks magical for a pure fighter?

I'm looking at the Tavern Brawler Feat and realizing that it is likely going to drop in effectiveness as a character levels up and encounters more monsters resistant/immune to non-magical attacks. ...
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Can the Protection fighting style be used in this way?

One of the players in a party I DM is an Eldritch Knight and he uses "Protection " in every single battle. Here's what Protection is: Protection When a creature you can see attacks a target ...
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What are the ramifications of making the Battle Master fighter's Commander's Strike maneuver no longer require the Attack action?

The Battle Master fighter's Commander's Strike maneuver (PHB, p. 74) states: 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 ...
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How does the Battle Master Fighter's Sweeping Attack Maneuver work if you would have (dis)advantage only against the first target?

The Battle Master Fighter can choose the Sweeping Attack Maneuver which states: When you hit a creature with a melee weapon attack, you can expend one superiority die to attempt to damage another ...
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Can a level 20 Samurai fighter with the True Strike cantrip make 9 attacks in a turn, all with advantage?

The true strike cantrip can be cast as an action to grant yourself advantage on the first attack roll against the target on your next turn. The Samurai fighter's Fighting Spirit feature description ...
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Is this Implacable Warrior homebrew fighter subclass balanced compare to other fighter subclasses?

This was inspired by a previous question where the poster had mistaken what hit dice were for, thinking you could use them for a damage bonus. Which made me think...what if there was a class where you ...
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Can a fighter with the Great Weapon Fighting fighting style reroll his damage many times?

A situation arose yesterday wherein a player with a fighter that had the Great Weapon Fighting fighting style rolled a '1' on his damage. He re-rolled and got a '2'. He re-rolled AGAIN and got a '4'. ...
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Can a 5th level fighter use a Extra Attack with a longbow?

I need a simple straight forward clarification. Can a fighter shoot a longbow twice in same turn using extra attack attained at 5th level? page 72 of PHB says the fighter gets an extra attack during ...
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How does Extra Attack and Two-Weapon-Fighting work for a fighter? [closed]

Since all PC's are capable of two weapon fighting, is the phrase "you can use two weapon fighting..." just redundant or is it giving you the two-weapon-fighting fighting-style of a fighter, so I can ...
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Is Agility the end-all-be-all in sink stats for SWADE, specifically for Fighter tropes?

I had started reading Savage Worlds in an attempt to find a way to get more out of my weekly games. I have started to find that playing D&D 5E is more and more tedious and the role-play and story ...
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When two-weapon fighting, can a Battle Master fighter use a maneuver on the Attack action and another on the bonus-action attack?

The Battle Master fighter's Combat Superiority feature states that “you can use only one maneuver per attack” (PHB 73), but I’m unsure how that applies in the case of two-weapon fighting. Is ...
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Can you take the additional action from the fighter's Action Surge feature before you take your regular action?

The fighter's Action Surge feature (post errata mentioned in the 2019 Sage Advice Compendium) now states: On your turn, you can take one additional action. The Eldritch Knight fighter gets the ...

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