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What is the range of a Flaming Skull's spitfire attack?

In pathfinder 2, a Flaming Skull has a ranged attack called spitfire: Ranged [one-action] spitfire +10 [+6/+2] (agile, fire), Damage 1d12+2 fire What is the range increment for this attack?
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How do the range modifiers work in ranged combat?

The rules: Sample Missile Weapons: Weapon Plus to Hit Damage Range Rock -1 1 3 Hex Dagger 0 2 4 Hex … Rifle 1 3 10 Hex No missile weapon may be fired at an opponent in the attacker's ...
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How do I get back my Helmsman's Recourse after throwing it?

Helmsman's Recourse is a specific shield from Treasure Vault, that is based on a Meteor Shield. The only benefit of a Meteor Shield over a Steel Shield (that I can see) is that it can be thrown to 30 ...
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Is there a way for a Zen Archer to enchant arrows?

Is there a feat to let a Zen Archer use his Ki to enchant an arrow to have the same property as Monk Ki strike of the same level? If not is there a class a Zen Archer can multiclass into to be able to ...
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What to do when I shoot a target without AC at long range?

I'm creating some D&D 5e homebrew items based on the magic seeds from Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages. Similar to the Sling Bullets of Althemone from the Theros handbook, they're sling bullets with ...
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Will anything break if prone crossbow-wielders get advantage instead of disadvantage?

Being prone imposes disadvantage on attacks, which makes sense for melee weapons and traditional bows. However, for things like crossbows and firearms, laying prone seems like it should have the ...
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Druid, Circle of Stars "Archer Starry Form" and Lvl 10 Twinkling Constellations form change: How many Luminous Arrow attacks can you make in one turn?

Starry Form At 2nd level, you gain the ability to harness constellations' power to alter your form. As a bonus action, you can expend a use of your Wild Shape feature to take on a starry form, rather ...
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I pick up a rock and throw it at a fast-moving target. Do I roll a DEX save, or an unarmed strike?

For context, the rabbit happens to be host to the alien jackalope fungus that has just been vomited from a possessed NPC. Cairn, page 11: Saves: A save is a roll to avoid bad outcomes from risky ...
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Am I correctly understanding how the modern firearms from the DMG work?

I am having a bit of trouble in understanding how firearms work. Let's take for example the hunting rifle (DMG, page 268). It has the Reload property, and it has 5 shots. Now suppose a creature has ...
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Does bonus damage from Thrown Weapon Fighting affect the ability Deflect Missiles?

All Monks of level 3 and higher have the trait "Deflect Missiles". A Monk can multiclass into one of the classes that offer a fighting style, and take the fighting style "Thrown Weapon ...
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Adaptive special property with Strength Penalty

Question: When an archer wielding an Adaptive composite longbow's strength is reduced below 10, should the archer suffer a -2 penalty to attacks for using a composite bow with a strength rating that ...
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Ranged attack with touch range for powers like Blast

I am confused about the use of a touch range for an attack (like Blast) that is ordinarily ranged. For instance, in the source book Freedom's Most Wanted (p. 100), the villain Sandstone has a power ...
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Are two free hands required to throw a two-handed ranged weapon?

I have a character who routinely uses a shield. He has an Efficient Quiver and there are some spears in the quiver. Spears are two-handed melee weapons and have a range increment of 20 feet. Can I, ...
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How much damage can a character deal in a single round using a ranged weapon?

Rules and restrictions: Spells are allowed, as long as it doesn't deal damage on their own (e.g shooting one arrow and using your bonus action to deal damage with a Blade of Disaster); Damage can't ...
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Are the 'Rules of the Game' web articles for using special attacks as attacks of opportunity corroborated by any other source?

To provide some context, I am prepping a new direction for my players in to the the worlds of H.P Lovecraft for a change of pace. So I would like to use the D20 rules for that and I had a mind to try ...
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Can players mitigate the curse from a Shield of Missile Attraction by using thrown weapons?

The Shield of Missile Attraction states (emphasis mine): This shield is cursed. Attuning to it curses you until you are targeted by the remove curse spell or similar magic. Removing the shield fails ...
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How does Shield of missile attraction work with friendly fire?

Let's say the tank is attuned to the shield of missile attraction and a fellow team member fires a bow/crossbow at an enemy within 10ft of said tank. Does the team member's projectile hit the tank ...
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Dual wielding hand crossbow and full attack

Could a rogue (level 30) do 8 attacks in a full attack using two hand crossbows? We had player in our campaing using this mechanic, but it was not clear how she was doing this. She had all the two ...
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Are defenders behind an arrow slit attackable?

I'm creating a game for my friends but was wondering if they would be able to shoot through the arrow slits at monsters, with ranged attacks, would they be able to do that, and have the defenders have ...
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When making ranged spell attacks with a bow (The Ranger) do you use you dexterity or wisdom Mod?

So I started playing a Homebrew recently and the DM has a set of Ranged-spells attacks that require a bow (I already have one). One of the spells is as stated: For the duration of this spell you ...
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If the drow shadowblade uses Shadow Sword as a ranged attack, does it throw a sword (that it then has to retrieve before using it again)?

The drow shadowblade (Monsters of the Multiverse version, p. 105) has a "Shadow Sword" action that can be a melee or ranged weapon attack. Is this ranged attack done by throwing the sword? ...
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Damaging illusion area effect

I am new to M&M (3rd edition) and am creating a mystic character whose primary powers are mental. I have taken the illusion power (all senses) at rank 5 (the maximum) and made it independent. I ...
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how to increase the range increments of ranged unarmed attacks?

Some unarmed attacks have range, but the increment is never more than 30 feet. Is there a way to increase it? Far Shot only doubles your weapon's range, but "an unarmed attack isn't a weapon"...
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What options exist to remove (not just cancel out) disadvantage on ranged attacks at short range?

Spelljammer is out, and with it, the long awaited rerelease of my favorite hippo-homies, the Giff! The Giff racial abilities give them most of the advantages of the Gunner feat, as well as some great ...
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Is this really how armor works?

In Heroes Unlimited, revised second edition, ranged attacks miss on a 7 or below. Armor increases the minimum Strike result necessary to bypass SDC and affect hit points directly. Does this mean that, ...
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What is the definitive max range of a Kineticist?

I am currently planing to build an air kineticist for our Kingsmaker campaign. I really like the flavor and the "Avatar" feel of it, despite being a quite unliked class in forums. While ...
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How to encourage melee combat when ranged is a stronger option

I'm playing in a 5E campaign based on the Grim Hollow guide. My character is Level 3 Rogue Assassin multiclassed with Level 3 Ranger Gloom Stalker, with all future levels going into Rogue. I had ...
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manyshot/ arrowsplit and damage

If a character with a +6 Strength comp. bow uses the talent manyshots and throws 3 arrows at the same time with one attack, does the character add the strength bonus of the bow to each arrow? If the ...
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Ranged attacks in close range

In D&D, when using a ranged attack within 5 feet of an enemy, you gain disadvantage. Does Mutants and Masterminds have a similar rule?
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Do arrows count as trinkets for Prestidigitation?

I am playing a ranger and planning to take magic initiate for a few bonuses. I am wondering whether I could create temporary arrows during one turn and use them the next turn, in case I'm out of ...
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Is there a lower limit on range of a thrown weapon?

Specifically, as a fighter with a javelin, would I be able to throw it at a target in melee range, rather than using it as a melee weapon? I’m curious if I could get the extra damage from a Javelin of ...
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Are there any magic weapons that return when thrown?

As someone who's ended up throwing quite a lot of daggers at enemies, it would be nice to find one that magically comes back to me, so I don't have to worry about retrieving them or running out. I ...
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Can I sneak attack in melee range with a ranged weapon by flanking with another weapon?

If a rogue can catch an opponent when he is unable to defend himself effectively from her attack, she can strike a vital spot for extra damage. The rogue’s attack deals extra damage anytime her target ...
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Does seeking arrow travel its weapon's long or short range before disappearing?

If I fire an arrow from a short bow, which has a range of 80/320, and apply the Seeking Arrow Arcane Shot option from the Arcane Archer, which of these ranges is the 'maximum distance'? This matters ...
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Does my warlock get the close combat benefits of Crossbow Expert, by using Feinting Attack?

After my first combat playing D&D 5E, I noticed how much trouble spellcasters can get into when making ranged spell attacks, vs ranged spells: Aiming a ranged attack is more difficult when a foe ...
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Is the Lightning Launcher from the Armorer Artificer affected by the Spell Sniper Feat? [closed]

Is the Lightning Launcher from the Armorer Artificer affected by the Spell Sniper Feat? If not, how can you increase it range? Reason: The Armorer's "Arcane Armor" (if we are to actually ...
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Does standing behind another PC provide cover? [duplicate]

I came across this in my campaign, where a player used Investiture of Wind because there was a mini horde of skeletons on higher ground about to shoot another volley of arrows. One of the other ...
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Increasing chances of successful ranged attacks for a blind Ranger with blind fighting

I have a player who is playing a blind PC. She is a 3rd-level Ranger and she has chosen Blind Fighting as her fighting style, so she has blindsight of 10 ft. (TCE, p.41). From what I gather from the ...
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If I make a ranged attack at a paralyzed creature within 5 feet of me, do I have advantage on the roll?

If I cast guiding bolt at a paralyzed creature while standing within 5 feet of it (so it counts as a critical hit), do I have advantage on the roll? The rule on "Ranged Attacks in Close Combat&...
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How does range interact with the Arcane Archer's Curving Shot?

One of the features of the Arcane Archer fighter subclass is Curving Shot: At 7th level, you learn how to direct an errant arrow toward a new target. When you make an attack roll with a magic arrow ...
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How does cover interact with the Arcane Archer's Curving Shot?

One of the features of the Arcane Archer fighter subclass is Curving Shot: At 7th level, you learn how to direct an errant arrow toward a new target. When you make an attack roll with a magic arrow ...
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Arcane Archer - Piercing Arrow Half Damage

For Arcane Archer, when a creature is hit by piercing arrow but passes their save do they take arrow damage (1d8,1d10,etc) + half of 1d6 + modifiers or does it take half of arrow damage + 1d6 + ...
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Can a rogue with the 'assault leader' talent provoke an attack on a flanked opponent when using ranged weapons?

So I'm wondering if a rogue that has the assault leader talent can use it to provoke an attack from an ally like the talent states: Assault Leader Benefit: Once per day, when the rogue misses with an ...
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If the Tiny Servant spell is cast on a crossbow, can it shoot by itself?

The spell Tiny Servant (XGtE, p. 168) lets the caster create a Tiny creature out of an object: You touch one Tiny, nonmagical object that isn’t attached to another object or a surface and isn’t being ...
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Can a readied range attack provoke an attack from the intended target?

Pathfinder 1e rules question... A and B are medium sized creatures. A is a ranged character, B is a melee character. Let's say A readies a ranged attack at anyone that comes into visibility. No ...
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For the specific campaign of "Odyssey of the Dragon Lords", can a javelin be considered a "ranged Weapon" for the purpose of using DEX to hit/dam?

In core 5e RAW rules, Javelins are simple melee weapons (STR based). However in this particular players guide they talk about Ranged weapons, which Javelins are mentioned. On Page 20 of the "...
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how do range increments work?

I have seen range increments before in the player's handbook, but I'm not sure if they are how far the weapon can be used from, or if they are actual increments. can someone tell me?
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Can i get full number of attacks with a thrown returning weapon

Is it possible to get full attack's worth of attacks when throwing a weapon with returning magical ability? If not, are there ways to get returning to each of thrown weapons without investing lots of ...
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How does attacking downwards affect ranged weapon attacks?

For 5e, ranged weapon attacks are associated with a normal range and a long range distance. For a flying attacker, how does attacking downwards affect that range? Say a flying PC with a handaxe was ...
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Is a Chakram a ranged or Melee weapon?

For the purposes of using Sharpshooter (-5/+10 Dam) can I use a Chakram? The weapon is from the Odyssey of the dragon lords campaign with a description of: Thylean Weapon: Chakram Martial Weapon. ...
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