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Is this change to the Protection fighting style balanced?

I feel the Protection fighting style has some problems that make it mechanically marginal at best, and not very much fun to play with. In brief, while it's a decent defense bonus, your chance of ...
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Can I use both flying kick and Dragon Style in the same round?

So I am a level 8 unchained monk with haste. That gives me 4 attacks. I've selected the Dragon style feat tree and Flying kick as style strike. Can I use both Dragon Ferocity and Flying Kick in the ...
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Is the Protection fighting style considered subpar?

I do not see Protection recommended in many places. It seems like it might be considered in the community to not be as good as other options. Is it actually subpar, and if so, why? Is disadvantage on ...
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Why is the Dueling fighting style adding such a big bonus to this damage roll on D&D Beyond?

I've created a character in D&D Beyond. He's a level 4 half-elf fighter. Here's the character sheet: The character has a longsword and D&D Beyond has calculated the damage roll on this to be ...
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Master of Many Styles and feat prerequisites

Master of Many Styles At 1st level, 2nd level, and every four levels thereafter, a master of many styles may select a bonus style feat or the Elemental Fist feat. He does not need to meet the ...
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Determining Genie Style AoE damage

Shaitan Earthblast (Combat) Benefit: While using the Shaitan Style feat, as a standard action, you can spend two Elemental Fist attempts to unleash a 20-foot column of acid that has a 5-foot radius ...
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Can a paladin use the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style?

According to the online basic rules, the options listed for the paladin's Fighting Style feature are: Defense (AC bonus with armour) Dueling (damage bonus with a single one-handed weapon) Great ...
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How does the extra fire damage from the Helm of Brilliance item interact with the Great Weapon Fighting fighting style?

The item Helm of Brilliance includes a feature that reads (DMG, 173): You can use an action and speak a command word to cause one weapon you are holding to burst into flames. [...] When you hit ...
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Can a character benefit from 2 different fighting styles (e.g. Protection and Defense) at the same time?

All fighters get the Fighting Style feature at 1st level. A Champion fighter also gets a second fighting style at 10th level. Can 2 different martial fighting styles be used together at the same time?...
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Can a Soulknife use the Dueling fighting style with both Psychic Blades attacks?

Soulknife is available as a rogue subclass in Unearthed Arcana: Psionic Options Revisited. One of its 3rd-level features is Psychic Blades, which states: When you are about to make a melee or ...
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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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MoMS Crane Wing + Linnorm Vengeance

Crane Wing (Combat) When fighting defensively with at least one hand free, you gain a +4 dodge bonus to AC against melee attacks. If a melee attack misses you by 4 or less, you lose this ...
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Is this homebrew Whip Specialist Fighting Style balanced?

Similar to the this question, I've been trying to find a balanced way to improve the effectiveness of the whip. Instead of a feat, however, this homebrew feature is a Fighting Style. As such, the ...
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Can Crane Style be used while in wild shape?

I got asked this question recently, and RAW nothing seems to be in conflict. Although I have some doubts about the other feats in the chain (Crane Wing & Crane Riposte). So, can Crane Style be ...
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Does the Blood Hunter's Order of the Lycan work well with the Fighting Styles included in the class?

I've been trying to wrap my head around the Order of the Lycan for Matt Mercer's Blood Hunter class. It looks to me like its designed around fighting unarmed in hybrid form, with a large number of its ...
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Does a multiclassed Kensei monk/fighter benefit from both the Martial Arts die and the Dueling fighting style using a longsword one-handed?

To be specific, I'm planning on taking the XGtE Kensei monk to level 17, then dipping Battle Master fighter level 3 for the Dueling fighting style and maneuvers. At monk level 17, my Martial Arts die ...
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With the Great Weapon Fighting fighting style, how does the double-bladed scimitar's damage evolve?

Traditionally, the Greatsword, Maul and Greataxe are considered the strongest two-handed weapons (unless you take the Polearm Master feat, where Glaives and Halberds rock out). Barbarians and Half-...
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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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Does the damage bonus from the new UA “Thrown Weapon Fighting” fighting style stack with that of the “Dueling” fighting style?

The description of the Dueling fighting style (on PHB p. 72, and in other class descriptions) says: When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 bonus to ...
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Does the Dueling fighting style work with versatile weapons while wielding them with two hands?

The Dueling fighting style states that: When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon. I know that the versatile ...
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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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Two-Weapon Fighting Mechanic Balance

A while ago I put up a question for a balance pass on a homebrew fix for the Two-Weapon Fighting Style found here: Is this change to the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style balanced? A lot of people ...
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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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How do you calculate Power Attack with Dragon Ferocity with unchained monk?

So I have a human unchained monk at level 8 doing Flurry of blows with 18(+4) in STR. Just so there is no confusion: Unarmed strike A monk’s unarmed strike is treated as both a manufactured ...
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How can Combat Expertise gained from the Passive Way fighting style be replaced?

I took 2 levels of monk for mainly to get at level 2 the alternative class feature invisible fist and the feat Improved Trip as a bonus feat from the monk fighting style Passive Way. However, at level ...
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How do natural weapons interact with the Dueling fighting style?

Many creatures in D&D have natural weapons. Player characters can often get natural weapons themselves - whether simply by picking a race that has a natural weapon as part of a racial trait (so ...
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Do Gunslinger firearms count as ranged weapons?

Do Firearms (specifically, the firearms from Critical Role's Gunslinger Martial Archetype for Fighters) count as ranged weapons? Can they be used with the Archery or Close Quarters Shooter (UA) ...
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Is this change to the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style balanced?

Here is my modified version of the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style. Two-Weapon Fighting Once per attack, when you engage in two-weapon fighting and before rolling, you can take a -5 to hit for ...
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How would it unbalance gameplay to rule that Weapon Master allows for picking a fighting style?

Context For a new campaign I'm building a protector aasimar kensei. We're using the Point Buy system, so being an unarmored monk I managed to raise my default AC to 15 (17 with Agile Parry), at level ...
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Does the Weapon Master feat grant you a fighting style?

Does the Weapon Master feat grant you a fighting style? I've heard this, and even seen this somewhere, but I cannot find the right source/book for this. Maybe my PHB is just outdated? My confusion ...
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Does the ranger's Archery Fighting Style apply to the monk's Deflect Missiles feature, for a multiclassed monk/ranger?

I'm considering a multi-class of Monk and Ranger, and have been trying to decide which Fighting Style I'd like to pick. Two-Weapon Fighting and Defense are useless for a Monk, as they won't be ...
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Do ranged attacks with improvised weapons get the bonus from the Archery fighting style?

Do flasks like oil and alchemist's fire benefit from the Archery fighting style? Archery: You gain a +2 bonus to attack rolls you make with ranged weapons. Oil (flask): Make a ranged attack ...
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Does a lance qualify for the Great Weapon Fighting fighting style when wielded unmounted?

I'm devising a character that uses a jousting lance, but without a horse. Given that the rules for lances state you need to wield them with two hands while unmounted, does that meet the requirement ...
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Does the Bracer of Flying Daggers benefit from the Dueling fighting style?

The Dueling Fighting style description says: When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon. The Bracer of Flying ...
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Does the bonus damage from the Dueling fighting style apply when attacking with a shield as an improvised weapon, using the Tavern Brawler feat?

Does the bonus damage from the Dueling fighting style apply when attacking with a shield as an improvised weapon, using the Tavern Brawler feat? The scenario I am trying to work out is as follows... ...
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Can you train your ranger to master different fighting styles?

I realize this is similar to How can I take multiple fighting styles? but it's been still a nagging question that I'd like to find a solution to without multiclassing. I like playing a Ranger who ...
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Does two-weapon fighting give any penalties to the offhand attack?

I understand that you have to use the two weapon fighting style to add your ability modifier to damage, but I was wondering if there were any penalties to the offhand attack modifier?
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How does the UA Tunnel Fighter fighting style's reaction attack interact with the Sentinel feat's speed-reduction effect?

So lets say I'm a Fighter (F), and a Creature (C) is standing to my side, within my reach (*), like this: o o o o o o * * * o o * F * o o * C * o o o o o o If ...
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Is Count Dracula's fighting style too powerful?

Found in the future White Wolf PDF for Count F****** Dracula is the following fighting style: Legacy Fighting Style: Dirty Fighting (• to ••••• ) Prerequisites: Strength (•••), Brawl (•••) Low Blow (•...
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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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Do the Dueling fighting style, Divine Smite, and Oath of Devotion paladin's Sacred Weapon Channel Divinity option stack?

I was in DM'ing a game the other day when the party's Level 3 Paladin one-hit KO'd a minor boss. Here's how he did it: Total damage = two-handed longsword (1d10) + Str modifier (+2) + Dueling ...
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Does the Dueling fighting style add 2 to every damage die you roll?

One of my players is trying to say that if she smites as a paladin with the Dueling fighting style, she gets +2 to every damage die roll. This seems like a lot, as she could potentially be adding 40 ...
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Is there a combat style that works with disarming opponents?

I am currently playing a brawler that just reached 3rd level. I am playing him as an unarmed strike, disarm combat maneuver specialist. I know that is somewhat limiting, especially in regards to ...
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What are the mechanical consequences of adding the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style to the benefits of the Dual Wielder feat?

I've been reviewing the Two-Weapon Fighting information, and I don't understand why Dual Wielder doesn't grant a benefit like the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style does. The description of the feat ...
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What imbalance might arise from this alteration to the two-weapon fighting style?

It's generally accepted that the two-weapon fighting style is considered a subpar option. It's disappointing when going by the numbers, the mechanics (just add a small bonus to your one extra attack), ...
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Can the Polearm Master 1d4 bonus attack be used with Great Weapon Fighter/Master?

Until recently, I've been thinking of the extra love tap from Polearm Master as basically no better than dual wielding a dagger, but now I found out that not only does it benefit from ability bonus to ...
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Can you benefit from the Defense fighting style while not using armor AC calculation?

Let's assume a Lizardfolk fighter, with the Defense fighting style, wearing leather armor. Lizardfolk, per Volo's p. 113, get Natural Armor: You have tough, scaly skin. When you aren't wearing ...
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How do flat modifiers (like those from magic weapons) affect DPR comparison in GWF vs TWF?

This question has some answers with fantastic calculations comparing the Great Weapon Master feat to the Dual Wielding feat. I'm interested in comparing Great Weapon Fighting and Two Weapon Fighting ...
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What are the benefits of using a lance in 5e?

Can the benefits from dueling/great weapon fighting styles apply when using a lance while mounted/unmounted respectively? Are Lances a DEX or STR weapon in 5e? What other perks are provided by ...
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Is the Tunnel Fighter stance once per enemy, or how often does it trigger?

Does the Tunnel Fighter fighting style (from UA: Light, Dark, Underdark!) trigger multiple times on an enemy who is, for example, running in circles around the character? If yes, does it trigger ...