Questions tagged [oversized-weapons]

For questions primarily about oversized weapons. In RPGs, oversized weapons are typically a version of a normal weapon that is larger than the typical version. Oversized weapons often do more damage than their normal-sized counterparts, but smaller creatures may suffer a penalty when attempting to use weapons sized for a larger attacker, or may be unable to use them at all. (See also: the [weapons] tag.)

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Is the Wield Oversized Weapon epic feat as bad as it looks?

Wield Oversized Weapon [Epic] is on pg 153 of Complete Warrior. Compared to Monkey Grip on pg 103 (shown below WOW), it looks like all you get for 25 STR and 21 BAB is +2 to hit and the ability to use ...
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Is there a D&D 5e equivalent to the Monkey Grip feat from D&D 3.5e?

While I was DMing a D&D 3.5 adventure, one of my players played a character with the Monkey Grip feat (because he liked the manga Berserk, where the hero has a giant sword). And it turned out that ...
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Does Enlarge increase your normal reach?

If my character, a medium-sized creature, were to drink a potion of growth, would his reach with a weapon increase?
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How does the lance's special rule of being wielded in one hand work with a large lance?

If a lance is a 2-handed weapon but can be wielded with one hand while on horseback, does that mean you can wield a large lance with 1 hand? Or, does the rule of not being able to wield large 2-handed ...
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Using a large dwarven waraxe as a medium creature

This question is complicated and is asking about manipulating the rules as written (RAW). RAW states that using a weapon that is not of your size category incurs a cumulative −2 attack penalty ...
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Is it against RAW to allow an Enlarged/Oversized net to restrain a Huge creature?

A net's rules specify that it has no effect on a Huge (or Gargantuan) creature (probably because the net would be too small to bother such a creature). However, when targeted by the Enlarge effect of ...
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Monkey Grip Large Two Hander and Reach?

Doing a Guts (from Berserk) build with DM permission for one of our players (who got their cleric executed for smarting off to a Mage guild). Thematically, want this character's combat functionality ...
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Is it possible to wield inapproriately large ranged weapons with feats?

Is there any feat that allows wielding inappropriately large ranged weapons? There are a few feats that allow one to wield inappropriately large weapons, but all of them are obviously intended for ...
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Do weapons looted from larger than medium creatures retain their damage when wielded by medium sized PCs?

We know, thanks to the DMG, that a creature has disadvantage with a weapon sized larger than itself, but the wording is less clear concerning the damage. My reading is that the increased damage is ...
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Can I use Oversized weapons this way?

I have a few questions about Oversized D&D 4e weapons: I'm playing a bugbear. I use Oversized to use a weapon one size larger. What does the damage of longbows (1d10) and greatbows (1d12) convert ...
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Brutal Weapon Property and the Bugbear's Oversized Weapons ability

So I was playing around in the D&D character builder and made a bugbear barbarian that used an execution axe. The Execution axe has a normal damage die of 1d12 but the bugbear racial ability bumps ...