Questions tagged [multiattack]

For questions about multiattacks. In various editions of D&D, multi-attacking is the result of any of a variety of similar features/abilities that allow a creature to attack more than once on its turn.

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Order of attacks when using Two Weapon Fighting and Extra Attack

Both Two Weapon Fighting and Extra Attack give additional attacks in a turn, but in what order do those attacks take place? Is it up to the player, or must it be a specific order? My initial ...
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Can a shapechanging creature multiattack when some attacks are not available?

When the Monster Manual's "Multiattack" action of a creature with a shape-changing ability lists attacks that are restricted to one or more forms, can the creature take the "Multiattack" action while ...
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Does being slowed prevent using multiple shoves/grapples during an attack action?

If a creature has been slowed either from the slow spell or a stone golem's slow ability, it can't make more than one attack per turn. If a character can make multiple attacks per turn however (eg. ...
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Can the Bandit Captain make a Multiattack after they're out of daggers?

The Bandit Captain has the following Multiattack text: Multiattack. The captain makes three melee attacks: two with its scimitar and one with its dagger. Or the captain makes two ranged attacks ...
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What is the cost of Multiattack on Unarmed Attacks?

It may be a newbie question but nontheless... How much does the Multiattack Extra cost on Unarmed Strikes, if it is even possible? I have a Unarmed Attack based character, with the current strength of ...
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For a creature's natural attacks, is it possible to change the order of attacks?

As a Master of Many Forms, I recently started to use the Harpoon Spider as a form. Full attack is : Bite +11 melee and 2 fangs +2 ranged The ex attack harpooning works like this Harpooning (Ex): ...
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Would every head of a Hydra be affected by the Dragon's Breath spell?

I'm a DM setting up a oneshot. I have an idea to spice up combat a bit by giving a hydra a breath weapon. So far, the least homebrew option I've thought of is to have an enemy spellcaster cast dragon'...
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Can Orcus use Multiattack with any melee weapon?

This is kind of a fussy question, but I was reading through the stat blocks for some of the demon lords in D&D 5e today and came across a seeming edge case that I hadn't thought of before. Orcus ...
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Does Reckless Attack work with Multiattack when wild shaped?

A druid/barbarian turns into an animal with multiattack and each of the attacks count as melee weapon attack. Reckless attack states When you make your first attack on your turn, you can decide to ...
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Can a dragon use its multiattack and its breath weapon in the same turn, or is it a choice between the two?

In the Monster Manual, it states that a dragon can use a multiattack of Frightful Presence, then a bite and two claw attacks. Can it use its breath weapon in the same turn? Or does it use its breath ...
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If I have multiple attacks, does the penalty from Combat Expertise apply to all attacks?

We're playing using the D&D 3.5 rules. In the rulebook for "Combat Expertise" it states that When you use the attack or full attack action in melee, you can take a penalty of -5 on your attack ...
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Are there serious balance implications to allowing a multiclassed character get the Extra Attack feature directly at level 5?

In my campaign, a player has informed me that they plan to play a multiclassed Barbarian/Monk as their character. I've already informed them of the potential issues that might arise from the (relative)...
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Is there a limit to how many enemies can be attacked using the Hunter ranger's Volley, Horde Breaker, and the second attack?

From other questions on here, I know that both Horde Breaker and Volley can be used together, as discussed here: Do the Hunter ranger's Horde Breaker and Volley features interact? Is there any ...
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If a Chuul grapples a creature as a result of its Multiattack, can it make a tentacle attack on the same turn?

One of my player's and I differed on how we interpreted the Chuul's multiattack the other night. Below is the MM text: Multiattack. The chuul makes two pincer attacks. If the chuul is grappling a ...
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Can I use multiple hands for one attack, using this 6-Handed-Ones homebrew race?

I am playing D&D 5e, with some homebrew elements. I happen to have started a character with the 6-Handed Ones homebrew race by monrester. This race has the Multihands feature: You have 6 hands....
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Can a vampire attack twice with their claws using Multiattack?

In Monster Manual p. 295-298, it talks about PCs becoming Vampires. The Vampire stat block says: Multiattack. The vampire makes two attacks, only one of which can be a bite attack. (The Vampire ...
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Can a monster with multiattack use this ability if they are missing a limb?

For example, could a Giant Ape with one arm still use Multiattack even though it is listed as "two fist attacks"?
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Can a Human Shapeshift Variant Druid take Multiattack at 1st level?

Does Shapeshift Variant Druid (From PHB2) with access to Beast Claws spell (Spell Compendium) qualify for Multiattack (and by, extension Imp. Multiattack) at 1st level (By using the spell for 2 claw ...
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On a multiattack, if the first hit imposes a specific condition, is the second attack affected by that condition?

On a multiattack, if the first hit imposes a specific condition, does the second attack need to be adjusted based on the condition from the first? For example: A Carrion Crawler can make a multi-...
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Is there a meaningful difference between giving a monster multiattack and giving it multiple turns per round?

I'm creating a CR21 boss for my medium-level party of six players to fight. I know that action economy is a big disadvantage for a single enemy fighting an entire party, so I'm giving the boss the ...
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Does reincarnating into a race with multiattack grant you bonus attacks if you're a fighter?

I'm a level 15 fighter and I have Extra Attack(2): Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn. The number of attacks ...
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How do I account for attack distribution when calculating CR?

When calculating a monster's CR, how do I account for whether the monster deals all its damage in one attack or via several attacks? Based on the DMG, it doesn't matter how the damage is distributed, ...
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How to build a rogue unchained to be able to fight with 2 blade boots and 2 daggers?

How to build an Elf rogue (unchained) to be able to fight with two "Blade boot" and (in my case) two "Dagger" at the same time? I am doing a two-weapon fighting Rogue Unchained. I found in the list ...
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Does casting Slow make a creature with Multiattack get only one attack?

Can someone use the slow spell on an entity that has multiattack so they only have one attack? For example, would a slowed hydra only get 1 attack? This came up in an argument with friends after ...
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Can a reaction interrupt multiattack?

Last night, an Owlbear attacked us. It was injured, then attacked my Warlock. Obviously it uses its Multiattack action (MM, pg. 249): Multiattack. The owlbear makes two attacks: one with its beak ...
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Does a multiattack count as a single source of damage?

The rules for maintaining concentration on spells after getting hit state that: If you take damage from multiple sources, such as an arrow and a dragon’s breath, you make a separate saving throw ...
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Is it possible to get Extra Attack or equivalent without taking at least 5 levels in a class?

I am planning a Forge Domain Cleric character and think Extra Attack would suit them, but it seems as though multiclassing is the only way that would be possible, given that Forge Domain Clerics don't ...
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Instantaneous multi-hit spell and advantages

I know that attacking an enemy with multiple attacks and advantage only gives the advantage to the first attack since it hits consecutively. But, since Scorching Ray is an instantaneous spell with ...
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Multiattack and Modifiers

If a monster has Multiattack, do I have to add the modifiers to each attack roll? For example, the Redbrand Ruffians have Multiattack (they can make two attacks) and +4 to hit when using a shortsword....
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Given the below constraints what is the maximum number of attacks in a round for this character in AD&D 2e?

A former DM has had the same recurring NPC/GMPC since I started playing in his game. This was 20+ years ago and we started in 1st edition and slowly made our way through the years and editions. We ...
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What is the maximum number of attacks given the below constraints for AD&D?

A former DM has had the same recurring NPC/GMPC since I started playing in his game. This was 20+ years ago and we started in 1st edition and slowly made our way through the years and editions. We ...
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Can a hasted monster make the additional attack from the Haste spell along with their Multiattack?

If a spellcaster casts haste on a monster with Multiattack, does he/she get to make the extra attack (one weapon attack only) from haste after his/her Multiattack?
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Can an Otyugh use Tentacle Slam twice per turn?

The statblock for the Otyugh in the Monster Manual (p. 248) says: Multiattack. The otyugh makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its tentacles. Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to ...
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How can a PC make multiple full attacks with a bow on the same turn?

The Second Darkness adventure path (which is for for dnd-3.5e) in its third chapter The Armageddon Echo includes a new monster, the elven flesh golem, that possesses the following special qualitity: ...
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D&D 5e Incapacitated Between Attacks [duplicate]

PHB states "An incapacitated creature can’t take actions or reactions." (emphasis mine) Suppose I am fighting a creature that has a multiattack, and I have an ability that can incapacitate a creature ...
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Can you get foot claw attacks?

If you have a pair of claws that deal d6 damage and gain another pair of d6 claws but the second source does not have scaling damage based on size, are you able to use the second pair on your feet ...
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Huge elementals attacks

In DnD 3.5, huge elementals have a Base Attack Bonus (BAB) above 6. For example, Huge Air has +12 and Greater Air has +15. This means that they can hit above 1 time and, in particular, the greater can ...
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Can a monster that gains an additional action use multtiattack twice in that turn?

I was reading the Devourer stat block from Volo's Guide to Monsters and noticed that one of his actions (Imprison soul) states: ...the devourer regains 25 hit points, immediately recharges Soul ...
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Can a creature with multiattack make more than one attack as part of a readied attack?

I had a group of Bullywugs ambush the party when they were fighting a giant frog in a clearing in a swamp. The bullywugs were hidden in reeds and sedges around the clearing and they had all readied an ...
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When making multiple attacks, does advantage from being unseen apply to all attacks? [duplicate]

When you dual-wield or multiattack somebody who can't see you, are both/all attacks with advantage? We are using facing rules, so attacking silently from behind is a common situation I expect to bring ...
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Action economy with the Pathfinder Double-Chained Kama while its chain is extended

The Double-Chained Kama says the following: The wielder can attack as if armed with a single kama in each hand or extend the chain to make a single reach attack. By swinging the rope, the wielder ...
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Dual Wielding and Extra Attacks

From the Rules (EXTRA ATTACK) "Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn." If I have the EXTRA ATTACK feature (level 5), AND I ...
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Can you Multiattack twice with the Extra Attack Feature?

Assume the character build Any Monk 5/Moon Druid 2, wildshaped into a Brown Bear: On their turn, can they use their attack action twice to multiattack?
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Does each “strike” of a multiattack require a new attack roll?

This is in regards to creatures that have the multiattack ability and PCs, like monks, who have flurry of blows and multiple strikes per attack. Each time the creature attempts to make a new strike in ...
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Does a beast without Multiattack have to choose only one attack to use?

I'm comparing Giant Badger (MM, p. 323) to Panther (MM, p. 333), with my druid's Wild Shape in mind. A Giant Badger has Multiattack, Bite and Claws. A Panther has Bite and Claw. Since Multiattack ...
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How does the Charger feat work with multiattack?

If I wildshape into a bear form and have the Charger feat (I'm a human druid with feat variant), can I then use Charger, charge as a bear, use the attack action granted to take a bear's multiattack, ...
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Does multiattack count as one “action” that does individual attacks, or is one attack that does several damages at once?

When a monster multiattacks, do you roll to hit for each piece of the multiattack, or just one roll to hit with all of the pieces? If a rogue uses Uncanny Dodge, would they take half damage of the ...
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Making multiple attacks with attack bonus

I'm not quite sure how the total attack bonus interacts with BAB. Can you make more attacks than shown by your BAB (e.g. +11/+6/+1 BAB allows you to make 3 attacks) by having a high enough DEX, STR ...
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Is multiattack only for natural attacks?

This is a quick one because I can't find clarification in the rules: If I give a monster with multiattack and a slam attack (like a doppelgänger) a nice pointy sword, does it still attack twice with ...
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Can a character target multiple enemies with multiattack? Can they be separated?

The actual term "multiattack" only shows up in the PHB a few times, but it never indicates whether the subsequent attack is restricted to the same target as the first one. Because it is never ...