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Questions tagged [natural-weapon]

Any natural innate appendage or orifice that can be used to attack with. Does not require a weapon to attack with in the traditional sense.

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How does Haste work on natural attacks?

How does haste work with Natural Attacks? I was going to play a Master chemist in my game, but I ran across a problem. for those who are not familiar with the Master chemist, it is a prestige class ...
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Do natural melee weapons (from racial traits) trigger Improved Divine Smite?

Following up on Does Improved Divine Smite trigger when a paladin makes an unarmed strike? Improved Divine Smite will not trigger on an unarmed strike. Context The paladin in my campaign – ...
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How many BAB-based grapple actions does a creature get when initiating with a natural attack?

Assuming a full-attack action, if a creature, especially one with improved grab, initiates a grapple with a natural attack, how many grapple actions does that creature get based on its base attack ...
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What are the properties of Dragon Hide natural weapons?

The Dragon Hide racial feat (XGtE, p. 74) gives you claws. It states that The claws are natural weapons, which you can use to make unarmed strikes. In general, unarmed strikes aren't considered ...
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Does the Claws evolution give 2 attacks or only one attack?

Well, it's very simple. The Evolution's name is "Claws" (plural), and the name of the Natural Attack in the table is "Claw" (singular). Does the Claws evolution give 2 attacks, each dealing 1d4 + STR /...
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With Two-Weapon Fighting, can the second attack be a bite attack?

My son is keen to use a lizardfolk with bite attack as a character. We are assuming the second attack can be a bite as the offhand attack, which seems reasonable. But then he also wants to use a ...
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How does a lizardfolk monk's Bite attack work? [duplicate]

I got an idea to build a lizardfolk sun soul monk for some cool RP with praise the sun, sunrays from reptile jaws and stuff. But then I see bite can be used as unarmed attack. From this point I have ...
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Can natural weapons be simple or martial weapons?

Natural weapons are considered to be melee weapons rather than unarmed. I see in this answer that natural weapons are neither simple nor martial weapons, but this seems to be an assumption that I can'...
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Do alignment subtypes allow natural weapons to bypass regeneration?

Regeneration in D&D 3.5 is pretty weird on its own, but a discussion with some friends today made me realize that, as far as I can tell, alignment subtypes allow a creature to bypass damage ...
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Can a Razorclaw Shifter have claws on their feet?

I've created a frankly nightmarish build with a ton of natural attacks, but it does make one very big assumption: as a saurian shifter descended from a were-dienonychus (better known as velociraptors ...
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Two-handed sword slash followed by unarmed attack

Partial spoilers for Rise of the Runelords: Burnt Offerings ahead. I'm a GM preparing for the final encounter of the Adventure, Nualia. She has a mutated taloned hand and a bastard sword. In her ...
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Bloodclaw Master's Superior TWF and Natural Weapons

I'm working on a build for a shifter with four natural attacks while shifting. I'm already taking levels of Warblade, so I looked at Bloodclaw Master, the shifter-themed prestige class for martial ...
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Can you attack again with a natural weapon using Improved Trip?

Normally you can only attack once in a round with a natural weapon, regardless of BAB. However, Improved Trip grants an extra attack outside of BAB with a successful trip; could you make that attack ...
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Is a breath weapon a natural attack in Pathfinder?

Is a breath weapon a natural attack in Pathfinder? I'm trying to build a class and want to increase the damage it deals with the improved natural attack feat.
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Can a spellcaster use a natural weapon attack to deliver a touch spell?

Forgive me if this has already been asked, but I've been through pages of searching various combinations of "attack", "touch", "spell", "melee", "bite", "weapon", and a few others. Most touch spells ...
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Can charnel touch be used in place of a natural attack?

One PC is a darfellan from Stormwrack that's taken levels in the class dread necromancer from Heroes of Horror. A darfellan has a natural bite attack that can be used as a secondary natural weapon ...
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Do Natural Attacks count as Unarmed?

Several spells and powers, e.g. Dinosaur Form, give you: natural melee attacks, which are the only types of attacks you can use. Items such as the Handwraps of Mighty Fists: give your unarmed ...
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Goblin PC Natural Attack

If a Goblin PC has the "Hard Head, Big Teeth" racial trait, do they modify their bite attack modifier to deal x1.5 damage or leave it at x1. Example: STR Mod=2 Bite +5. Deals 1d4 + 2 Or Bite +5 ...
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Do racial natural attacks matter for a Synthesist's attack limit?

Synthesists are a unique summoner archetype that combines with the eidolon, which can range from a Hulk or werewolf relationship to powered-up final forms, to a super-suit. The eidolon is a separate ...
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Unchained Monk, Unarmed attacks, Natural attacks, and Flurry of Blows: Counting the Attacks

So, my question, and I haven't found a succinct, well laid out answer anywhere (if you have, please share), but how many attacks does an unchained monk with natural attacks get, and is it worth ...
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How do magic weapon special abilities work with the necklace of natural weapons?

The necklace of natural weapons (Savage Species 58) allows the wearer to have one or more of his natural weapons gain magical enhancement bonuses on attack and damage rolls and allows the wearer to ...
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What feats and class features can grant a half-orc monk natural attacks?

I want to play a half-orc monk who specializes in combining unarmed strikes with natural attacks. By monk, I mean I'd at least like the character to be enough of a monk so that he benefits from the ...
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How do Primary and Secondary Attacks Work Together in Combat?

I'm a bit confused on how secondary attacks and primary attacks actually work, specifically how they work together. Can an Eidolon open up with a secondary attack? Or are they only used for follow ...
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Can Natural Weapons be considered part of the Close Weapon group?

Since unarmed strikes are listed under both the Fighter "Natural" weapon group and "Close" weapon group, could claw attacks possibly fall under both for the sake of applying bonuses given by the ...
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Does Natural-Weapon damage scale with creature sizes?

I'm working on a simplified (I hope) system for building creatures. I already know that creature Hit-dice scale with size. Tiny: D4 Small: D6 Medium: D8 Large: D10 Huge: ...
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Can a dragonborn bite enemies?

One of my players is a dragonborn and wants to know if he can bite enemies. I didn't see anything in the rules about this, does anyone know how it works?
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Does having natural weapons prevent a wild-shaped monk from using Martial Arts?

The monk's Martial Arts feature's benefits all require a monk to be "unarmed or only wielding monk weapons". Even if you're a Way of the Kensei monk, that only lets you add a couple of new simple or ...
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Melee Touch Attack + Natural Weapons

So, I have a character that will be making many, many melee touch attacks. The melee touch attacks come from the dread class (Unleashed Psionics). This is the ability: Devastating Touch (Su): A ...
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Lycanthrope's Natural Attacks and Dual Wielding?

I plan on making a druid character who later accepts the curse of lycanthropy into his body in order to control it, something like a shapeshifter from Baldur's Gate. Am I able to use the multi-attack ...
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Can I choose natural weapons for the Weapon Master feat?

Jeremy E Crawford says here that (emphasis added by me): The intent is that the druid uses the bonus in the beast's stat block for ANY proficiency the druid LACKS. Meaning if the druid has the ...
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Attacks for toothy half-orc bear shaman druid [duplicate]

Taking the half-orc alternate racial feature Toothy grants me 1d3 primary natural bite attack. At level 2 a bear shaman can take a totem transformation granting the character a 1d6 bite attack and ...
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Help calculating witch attack with prehensile hair

Level 8 BAB 4 STR 7 (-2) INT 26 (+8) Hex: Prehensile hair Even though it is listed as a secondary natural attack, I would just use the hair to attack as a standard action. How would I apply the ...
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Do “natural weapons” count as being unarmed?

One of the Uratha in our pack has the first dot of the Unarmed Defense merit: From God Machine Chronicles, p65: Like a Book (*): ... When facing an unarmed opponent and not Dodging, increase your ...
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What happens when you sunder a natural weapon?

Under the sunder rules you can destroy things by dealing them damage by using the combat maneuver rules? If you are having a hard time with attack roles, could you switch to CMB checks. Granted this ...
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Piranha Strike with Claws

What is the interaction of Piranha Strike with creature using multiple Claw natural weapons? Since natural weapons are light weapons, I'm wondering it it would apply to all claw attacks in a full ...
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Can bite be replaced by vestigial arm with sword?

Suppose you have a three-armed creature (one of those arms being vestigial) that has Bite plus it has multi-weapon fighting (so it's now holding 3 swords, one in each hand). Can it replace its bite ...
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Do you cause Sneak Attack damage on all Natural Attacks?

I had recently been playing in a campaign, still at fairly low levels (4), and one of our players had rolled a new character for a plethora of reasons. The new character is an unchained rogue with 4 ...
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Kensai Monks and Unarmed Strike questions

So, I'm currently building a Monk for a 3.5e campaign. While researching development options, I came across the Kensai prestige class from the Complete Warrior book. However, it led me to some ...
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How can a goat companion get secondary natural attacks using feats?

Our group goat mascot / animal companion could use some additional natural attack forms for additional damage types right now (and definitely by 9th level when it gets Multiattack). He only has a ...
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Are specific natural attacks always primary or secondary or do they depend on the monster?

I am working on my character sheet for a druid, and on all my attacks for a wild shape form. When I looked at the list under universal monster rules each of the attacks is listed as primary or ...
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Can a creature activate its Gaze attack along with a Full Attack with Natural Weapons?

The Universal Monster Rule Gaze indicates: A creature with a gaze attack can actively gaze as an attack action by choosing a target within range. Being an 'attack action' (not a Standard Action), ...
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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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What happens if a character gains natural weapons they already have?

My character has a bite attack from his race. What happens if he gains another bite attack from class abilities or spells? Does the damage increase? Can he make more than one attack? Or is it ...
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Touch Spells and Slam Attack

Druid takes shape of an Earth Elemental, Casts Produce Flame, and attacks opponent: If the druid succeeds vs Touch AC he inflicts spell damage, but if the druid succeeds against full AC, does he ...
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Do a Krynn Minotaur Monk's Horns Count as Magical?

At 6th level all of a monk's unarmed strikes count as magical. Does this benefit also apply to a Krynn Minotaur's horns? To clarify, I'm referring specifically to these Krynn Minotaurs.
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Unchained Flurry of Blows with Natural Weapons and Feral Combat Training using natural attacks as primary

I know the question of whether adding your natural attacks after you finish a Flurry of Blows (As secondary nat attacks at −5) has been asked many times (Monks, natural and unarmed attacks, and Feral ...
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Maximizing the number of Natural Attacks on a PC? [closed]

I would like to create a character whose concept is based on having the most Natural Attacks possible. What resources are available to add natural attacks to PC's?
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How would secondary Natural Weapons be affected by Dragon's Ferocity

The feat Feral Combat Training allows you to use feats with the prerequisite of Improved Unarmed Strike on the selected natural attack. Assuming I select a secondary natural attack such as a ...
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How can the reach of natural attacks be increased?

Is there a way to increase a creature's reach with all the creature's natural weapons so that the creature can make attacks of opportunity over a bigger area? I am aware of the feats Lunge, Monkey ...
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Do increases in Unarmed Strike damage also increase Natural Weapon attacks with your hands?

I'm playing a Bloodrager with the Abyssal Bloodline and looking at spells and I noticed Animal Aspect increases my Unarmed strike damage... as I'm using mostly my claws for damage, I was wondering if ...