Questions tagged [fighter]

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

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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 other party members wield a warlock's pact weapon?

Lets say the group's Great Weapon Fighter and Bladelock have their weapons confiscated. Can the Warlock call his pact weapon and, assuming it is the type of weapon the Fighter uses mostly, give it to ...
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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 the Battle Master fighter's Know Your Enemy feature be used repeatedly on the same target?

The Battle Master fighter's 7th-level feature Know Your Enemy (PHB, p. 73-74) allows them to spend a minute of noncombat interaction with someone to determine relative values (higher, lower, or equal ...
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For the Battle Master fighter's Know Your Enemy feature, what happens if the target's AC changes while the target is being observed?

Know Your Enemy (PHB, p. 73-74) is a Battle Master fighter 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 ...
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How can I move an enemy?

In close combat I often want to flip or trip enemies across my body. For instance last night I wanted to flip an enemy that was in front of me into a fire that was burning behind me. This seems in the ...
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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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Can an Eldritch Knight fighter throw a bonded weapon, then summon it to their hand, and throw it again?

Consider an Eldritch Knight fighter that has a bonded thrown weapon. Once the Knight gets Extra Attack, can they throw the weapon, use a bonus action to retrieve it, and then throw it again? Or does ...
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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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Using archery with fighter maneuvers

I was looking through the list of fighter battle master maneuvers, and I noticed that most of the maneuvers say 'a weapon attack' and not 'a melee weapon attack'. For example Disarming Attack only ...
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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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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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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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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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About “dropping” a weapon after an attack

Let's say that after making an attack with my lance by stabbing it into an enemy, I leave the lance there (stab it into the enemy and just let go). Is this considered dropping the lance? And as such, ...
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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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As a half-orc Barbarian, is it worth it to dip some levels into the Fighter class?

TL;DR: as a Great Weapon Master, half-orc Barbarian, is it worth it to take 3-4 (or more?) levels of Fighter, in order to deal more damage? I'm going to play a half-orc Barbarian in a soon-to-begin D&...
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Can an Eldritch Knight use Action Surge and thus Arcane Charge even when surprised?

The Eldritch Knight fighter's Arcane Charge feature says: At 15th level, you gain the ability to teleport up to 30 feet to an unoccupied space you can see when you use your Action Surge. (PHB, p. ...
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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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How to build a 4th-level Fighter in a Tier 3 party?

I got gifted a level-4 Fighter (freaking Toddy!) from a Deck of Many Things, and we're a level 10 party running through Doomvault. I'm not sure whether I should focus on raising his defense (so that ...
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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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What total is the Unearthed Arcana Fighter Brute's Brutish Durability feature referring to?

On 2018-01-08, three new subclasses were released as Unearthed Arcana material. Of those 3, there is the Brute, a Fighter's archetype. At level 7, a Brute gains access to the following feature: ...
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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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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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What's the maximum (average) damage that can be dealt in one round by a 20th level character with at least two levels of Fighter?

What is the most effective way to use a level 20 character's (with two or more levels in fighter for Action Surge ability) in order to maximize single target damage done in one round? Rules/...
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How does the overhand chop ability work? [duplicate]

How does the fighter ability overhand chop from the Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide work? Please give examples. The reason I asked is that I have a player in my game that is using overhand chop. ...
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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 my homebrew “Charger” fighter archetype balanced?

I was looking at the mounted fighter subclass and realized that none of them have anything to do with mounted combat. So I decided to make my own subclass and was wondering if I could get some good ...
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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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Can an Eldritch Knight use the bonus-action attack granted by War Magic before casting the spell as an action?

A Fighter with the Eldritch Knight martial archetype gets the feature War magic at 7th level (and Improved War Magic at 18th level). The War Magic feature (PHB, p. 75) states: Beginning at 7th ...
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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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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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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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Does the Arcane Archer fighter's Curving Shot feature require you to see the second creature if you missed the first?

When you miss an attack as an Arcane Archer fighter, the Curving Shot feature (XGtE, p. 28) lets you use a bonus action to reroll that attack against another creature within 60ft of the first. ...
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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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What would the balance implications be of removing the spell school restriction of learning spells for Eldritch Knights and Arcane Tricksters?

Both Eldritch Knights (a subclass of fighters) and Arcane Tricksters (a subclass of rogues) pull their spells from the wizard spell list, albeit in a limited way. The way in which they do this is by ...
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How many attacks exactly do I get if I combine the Dual Wielder feat with the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style?

It says in the Two-Weapon Fighting attack option (PHB, 165): 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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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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How Can I Play a Fighter Dual-Wielding Shields?

I'm rolling my very first D&D character. I'm trying to play a tank-type role in my group as a Dwarf Fighter. While looking through some forums I came across an image of an African warrior wielding ...
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Does the Martial Adept superiority dice scale up alongside the Battle Master fighter's superiority dice if you acquire the subclass after the feat?

Assume two 1st level Rogues, Alice and Beatrice. Alice gained 3 levels of Rogue and on her 4th level of Rogue, instead of an ability score increase she picked up the Martial Adept feat. She later ...
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Can the additional attack from a Samurai fighter's Rapid Strike feature be made at advantage?

The Samurai fighter archetype (from Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 31) gains the Rapid Strike class feature at level 15, which says: If you [...] have advantage on an attack roll against one of ...
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Can someone immediately pick up their weapon after being disarmed by the Battle Master fighter's Disarming Attack maneuver?

The Battle Master fighter's Disarming Attack maneuver can make someone drop a weapon at their feet. The only advantage is if others want to dash away or you need to remove a reaction parry from the ...
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What are the advantages a Champion fighter has over a Berserker barbarian?

Both the fighter and barbarian in this comparison are using a two-handed weapon build. I'm asking for the pros a fighter may have in combat over the barbarian because it feels like in combat the ...

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