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Would a limited Gunner Feat be a balanced addition to list of Fighter's Fighting Style options?

Inspired by this answer to Is this homebrew gunslinger class balanced? I wanted to ask. Let's say a player wants to play a gunslinger. Let's also say it is a world where firearms are reasonably common....
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How does the Eldritch Claw Tattoo bonus to unarmed strikes interact with the fighting style Unarmed Fighting?

I have an unarmed fighter with the Eldritch Claw Tattoo making their unarmed strikes +1 magical attacks. This being the case, how does this interact with the Unarmed Fighting fighting style which ...
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Can the damage from the Hunter's Mark spell be added to the damage from the Unarmed Fighting fighting style at the start of the character's turn?

The description of the Hunter's Mark spell says, in part (emphasis mine): [...] Until the spell ends, you deal an extra 1d6 damage to the target whenever you hit it with a weapon attack, [...] The ...
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Experiment with Two-Weapon Fighting Alteration: Is it Balanced?

I've been working on an alteration to how one engages in Two-Weapon Fighting, which I've disliked the vanilla version due to various well known, or at least heard, problems. Here are a couple spots ...
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If you have two superiority dice, one from Superior Technique and another from Martial Adept, can you use both on one attack with two maneuvers?

Neither Superior Technique or Martial Adept ever mention only using one die per attack or say you follow the rules under the battle master's "Combat Superiority". They only reference you to ...
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Is it unbalanced to allow the protection fighting style to modify an attack roll after it's rolled?

I've just learned that the Protection fighting style is supposed to be used before any attack rolls are made, via this question: Can Protection Fighting Style Be Used After The Roll? In my group, we'...
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Does a Monk gain benefits from taking a level in Fighter and choosing Unarmed Fighting from Tasha's?

The Unarmed Fighting style from Tasha's states: Your unarmed strikes can deal bludgeoning damage equal to 1d6 + your Strength modifier. If you strike with two free hands, the d6 becomes a d8. When ...
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Do you add your modifiers to attack rolls when you fight with two weapons? [duplicate]

I plan on making a dual wielding barbarian/fighter, and in fighter's fighting style it says that this style allows me to add modifiers to damage rolls for second weapon. But do I get a bonus for the ...
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If a character with the Thrown Weapon Fighting fighting style has no weapons drawn, can they use Two-Weapon Fighting to draw and throw 2 daggers?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 42) adds the Thrown Weapon Fighting fighting style option for fighters, whose description states (in part): You can draw a weapon that has the thrown property as ...
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Is Additional Fighting Style underpowered as the only class feature at a given level?

This question is inspired by considering minor homebrew improvements to the Champion subclass, which is frequently but not universally considered a weak subclass. Looking at the class features, the ...
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Does the Thrown Weapon Fighting Style apply to ranged, improvised attacks?

The Thrown Weapon Fighting Style states: [...] In addition, when you hit with a ranged attack using a thrown weapon, you gain a +2 bonus to the damage roll. My question is whether "a thrown ...
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Can you benefit from the Dueling fighting style after having thrown a light weapon?

So, the PHB has this to say about unsheathing a weapon (page 190) You can also interact with one object or feature of the environment for free, during either your move or your action. For example [......
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In D&D 5e, does the superiority dice from the new superior technique fighting style become a d8 if you are a battlemaster? [duplicate]

I was just wondering if it functions the same as the martial adept feat's dice, which do become d8s as confirmed by Jeremy Crawford. https://twitter.com/jeremyecrawford/status/1250815333331382274?lang=...
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Does Great Weapon Fighting allow the SRD version of a Vicious Weapon's 2d6 bonus to be rerolled? [duplicate]

Does Great Weapon Fighting style allow Vicious weapons 2d6 bonus to be rerolled? Is it considered weapon damage? I know similar questions have been asked but need to know for this exact circumstance. (...
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Does Brace trigger when an enemy enters my echo's reach?

The subclass feature Manifest Echo explicitly covers attacking from the Echo's location when taking the Attack action or when taking a specific reaction: When you take the Attack action on your turn, ...
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Does turning around count as moving for triggering Brace?

My fighter took Superior Technique as Fighting Style. This gives me the the Combat Maneuver Brace, which says (emphasis mine): When a creature you can see moves into the reach you have with the melee ...
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How does the Magic Stone cantrip interact with the fighting style Thrown Weapon Fighting?

I am playing a Ranger with the Extra Attack feature and the Thrown Weapon Fighting fighting style. I have a sack (a homebrew item) that lets me draw and throw a magic stone (flavored as a turnip); the ...
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How does the Fighter's Interception style work against attacks with multiple damage types? [duplicate]

The Fighter's Interception fighting style reads: When a creature you can see hits a target, other than you, within 5 feet of you with an attack, you can use your reaction to reduce the damage the ...
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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 UA 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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