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Questions tagged [improvised-weaponry]

Atypical non-weapon items wielded as if it were a weapon of similar size

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Can I threaten adjacent squares with a rifle by using it as an improvised weapon?

Can someone with a rifle treat it as an improvised weapon via rifle butt to threaten squares around him and provide flanking?
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Are pies considered to be improvised weapons when thrown?

I have recently seen a character in a comic who used pies as an improvised weapon in order to deal damage. Is this actually possible to do?
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Can you make a Melee Weapon Attack with a Net?

A thrown melee weapon is considered a ranged attack. However, the Net has a throwing range, is listed as a Martial Ranged Weapon, but doesn't inherently state that it requires you to throw the net in ...
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Does wielding an improvised weapon allow for attacks of opportunity?

Would a fighter wielding a torch in his primary hand and holding a large shield in the other hand be allowed to perform an Attack of Opportunity with the torch from an opponent who provoked one in the ...
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Should it be possible to improvise a reach weapon to attack adjacent foes?

I am aware of the Shorten Grip feat, but I was wondering if it should be possible to improvise the other end of a reach weapon to use it as one end of a quarterstaff?
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Can a Level 6 Kensei Monk make an improvised weapon magical?

I've been scratching my head for a while in order to somehow manage to make an improvised weapon magical (to overcome resistance/immunity to nonmagical attacks). I believe I've found a way, but I want ...
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Is an improvised weapon treated as similar enough to a weapon to use its properties still considered “improvised”?

In PHB, the 2nd paragraph of the description of Improvised Weapons (p. 147) states: In many cases, an improvised weapon is similar to an actual weapon and can be treated as such. For example, a ...
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Can you use darts as improvised “light melee weapons” to trigger Two-Weapon Fighting?

Can you take the Attack action and use darts as improvised "light melee weapons" to trigger Two-Weapon Fighting for the purpose of making two thrown attacks? My financially challenged first level ...
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How much damage for throwing rocks?

This question applies to either OSRIC or to AD&D 1st Ed. The scenario: A human fighter with strength of 17 has selected "grenade-like weapons" as one of his weapon proficiencies. He carries a ...
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Casting Booming Blade with an improvised weapon [duplicate]

In Adventurer's League, can the spell Booming Blade be casted using an improvised weapon (a shield)?
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What is the largest size of creature that can be used as a weapon for Spellstrike?

If a magus can wield a one-handed weapon, then they can use it with their Spellstrike ability. And the larger a creature is, the larger their weapons can be. Could a sufficiently large magus wield ...
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Can shape water be used to make weapons?

Out of curiosity I was looking at the Shape Water cantrip and I was wondering if this spell would be usable to create weapons. For instance if I used the cantrip first to move the water into the shape ...
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How to treat an anchor as a weapon

In my last session with the game I'm running, one of my players wanted to grab an anchor that was nearby as a weapon. I know that I should treat it as a improvised weapon but since it's an anchor I ...
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Are Improvised Weapons used in melee actually melee weapons?

There are a lot of questions on this site that rely on whether Improvised Weapons are actually melee Weapons or not. This affects many things such as dual wielding, weapon bonding, magic spells, monk ...
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How to rule attacking and damage with a bear trap mounted on a pole?

One of my players is a 5th level minotaur barbarian in our 5e game, and has decided to mount a bear trap at the end of a 10 foot pole. He has also bent a few of the teeth backwards, so the foes can't ...
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Spiked Chain as a normal weapon

The spiked chain was exotic reach weapon in D&D 3.5 and are absent in D&D 5e. The use of such weapon (probably) falls on improvised weapon. Is there such a way for a character to become ...
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Clam Attack with shields?

Could you slam 2 shields together for trapping enemies to gain advantage on attacks by others later? I’m asking mostly for curiosity's sake. It seems like it should be a logical maneuver to make but I ...
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Hunting Trap used as an Improvised Melee Weapon

Recently I have been toying with a tavern brawler build for a 5e DDAL game, and was looking for a few creative ways to use the feat. Provided an action was taken to set the trap in advance, would it ...
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Can you use a weapon as an improvised version of another weapon?

It is sometimes possible to treat an improvised weapon as a real weapon of a similar shape (the PHB giving the example of a table leg being used as a club). Now, let's say you take a real weapon, and ...
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Are there any options that make an improvised weapon desirable?

So the drunken master prestige class has a schtick, which is using improvised weapons semi-competently. He gets to apply his unarmed strike damage plus a scaling bonus damage die to attacks with them. ...
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Can a character with the Torch Fighter feat still treat a torch as an improvised weapon to benefit from class features or other feats?

The Torch Fighter feat allows a character to treat a torch as a light mace with 1 extra fire damage and allows the use of any feat or class feature that would apply to a light mace when wielding a ...
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Can the Shillelagh cantrip be used with improvised clubs or quarterstaffs?

If a druid were to pick up a wooden table leg used as an improvised club, or a tree branch small enough to be wielded as an improvised quarterstaff, could the druid use the shillelagh cantrip on the ...
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Would improvised weapons work with cantrips like Green-Flame Blade and Booming Blade?

Green-Flame Blade: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature within the spell's range, otherwise the spell fails. This ...
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Would/could a severed Golem arm serve as an effective weapon?

Subject is D&D. I've been thinking of ripping a golem's arm off and using it as a melee weapon. (mainly for non serious fun). Some of my friends have voiced their opinion that it would not be ...
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Is throwing a ball improvised?

My character bought a toy wooden ball for it to be thrown. The ball cannot bounce nor can it be kicked, its purpose is to be thrown. In game my character threw the ball with the intent of dealing ...
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Can Tavern Brawler use cards as Improvised Weapons? [closed]

My DM is questioning my use of a deck of playing cards as the signature weapon for my gambler Assassin. He said "do you really think a playing card can do damage, and let you tack on Sneak Attack ...
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Can a Warlock pact weapon have a sheath as part of its form?

Can a Warlock pact weapon have a sheath as part of its form? If so could it be used as a weapon? Asking because I wanted a sword cane with the sheath as part of the pact weapon.
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Can you use Magic Weapon spell on an Improvised weapon?

Tavern Brawler feat states that: You are proficient with improvised weapons and unarmed strikes. And the rules for improvised weapons are: In many cases, an improvised weapon is similar to an ...
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Can you pick up and use an enemy as an improvised weapon?

Assuming you can grapple and lift both enemies, if you attack one enemy with the other, I assume this would be considered an improvised attack. Would this only be 1d4 damage to [Enemy B] in the ...
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Kineticist with Telekinetic Blast, Telekinetic Haul; and Improvised Throwing in general [closed]

So in a Pathfinder game I'm in, I'm playing a telekineticist and I'm looking to using Telekinetic Haul for the sake of convenience. One other nice feature is the ability to throw significantly larger ...
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Is it possible for books used as weapons to overcome damage reduction? [closed]

I want my character to use books as melee weapons. But I'm concerned about overcoming damage reduction. Is it possible to make a book out of a special material such as cold iron, adamantine, or ...
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Can a giant spoon be utilised as a weapon

A player in the group I DM recently rolled a half Orc barbarian and for his main weapon wanted to use a giant spoon he stole from a cloud giant's castle. Would this count as an improvised weapon or as ...
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How many turns does it take to grab an item from a bag of holding and throw it?

For example, a Bard with a bag of holding, grabs a vial of acid from his bag, and throws it at the goblin. My assumption is, this would take two turns? 1st turn, "Use an Object", grab vial. 2nd ...
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How much damage do books do as weapons?

What would be the weapon stats be for books? I figure that the damage would be 1d4 for small books/1d6 for medium sized books & 1d8 for large sized books. I could be wrong though, I just want to ...
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Barbarian with Dual Wielder feat and shield

Just as a clarification to Would dual wielding a sword and shield as an improvised weapon count for dual wielding perks?: If I have the Dual Wielder feat and Extra Attack (level 5 Barbarian) and I'm ...
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Damage of an Improvised Ranged Weapon

I have a small character (Ratfolk) with Strength 8 and the Throw Anything feat which allows me to throw any objects I have on my person with alarming accuracy. You are used to throwing things you ...
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Does proficiency with improvised weapons also give proficiency with some actual but very simple weapons (like a club)?

This is a question related to a very specific situation : I had an idea about an unorthodox build for an ape animal companion. Animals only have melee attacks by default, and even the rules mention ...
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Can I make a silver piece into an improvised ammunition for a sling (and still get the benefit as a silver weapon)?

As a poor level 1 rogue, my group is encountering mobs that have DR or immunity to physical damage. Rather than pick my nose when fighting physically immune creatures (I think they were shadow cats), ...
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Improvised reach weapons

Can you use the rules for improvised weapons and have a large item, such as a 10 feet pole arm to gain reach and threaten a larger area?
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Are punches with Gauntlets of Ogre Strength magical, improvised weapon attacks?

My Gnoll Paladin just got the Gauntlets of Ogre Strength from Phandelver the other day, and it got me wondering: Would it be possible/make sense for punches using them to count as an improvised ...
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Does an improvised weapon similar to a weapon with special features benefit from those features as well?

Another question about improvised weaponry. I know how the size category and damage of an improvised weapon is determined, I also know that improvised weapons always crit on a natural 20 for double ...
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Is there a limit to the types of thrown improvised weapons usable without penalty with Throw Anything?

So, my character has Throw Anything by default from her class and can throw improvised weapons without penalty. According to the rules, the damage and size category of an improvised weapon is ...
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Undine Weaponshaft and Projectiles

Could I load at least 1 projectile (mostly arrows, bolts) into my Undine Weaponshaft longspear and fire it/them by using my hydraulic push ability?
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Improvised Ranged attacks in Melee + Belt of the Brawler

Ranged Weapons are capable of being used in Melee, as an Improvised Weapon as per P.268 in the Rules Compendium: ... A ranged weapon cannot be used with a melee power or a close power that has ...
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Do spells that use splash weapon mechanics benefit from feats or features that affect splash weapons specifically?

Talking about some wizard spells in Pathfinder such as Brimstone and Amber Globes that are considered splash weapons according to their descriptions. Then, I'm wondering if they also benefit from ...
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Improvised throwing weapon - lantern

Is my interpretation of these rules correct? Throwing a lantern to attempt to hit a specific spot on the ground 50ft away. 4 to attack because it's improvised 10ft range increment, so -8 to attack ...
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Is it possible to have a Eidolon that is also a weapon?

Are there any rules for using another character as a weapon? Specifically an Eidolon. From what little I can find on the topic the weapon PC would count as an improvised weapon of some club variety. ...
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How to implement the portable ram as a weapon?

The PHB entry for the "Ram, portable" (page 153) says that you get a +4 to your strength check when you use it to break down a door. However one of my players contacted me and asked if he could use it ...
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Can you use an enemy as an improvised weapon in D&D 5th edition?

I play a 10th level Paladin Goliath and I want to pick up a Bandit Chief and smash him into his cronies … repeatedly. What are the rules regarding this situation? Also, can I Divine Smite with ...
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Does wielding a shield as an improvised weapon count for Dual Wielder and Two-Weapon fighting style?

Let's say I am wielding a dagger and shield, and I am using the shield as an improvised weapon. Would Dual-Wielder Feat and the Dual Wielding fighting style be in effect while I am using these as ...