Questions tagged [ranged-attack]

For questions about ranged attacks: attacks in combat with a range beyond that of melee or hand-to-hand attacks. Examples include those made with javelins, bow and arrow, pistols, blaster rifles, or ranged spells.

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How can a ranged rogue sneak attack?

A player of mine started to play a rogue in pathfinder 2e, he was already playing a rogue in DnD 5e. He feels a bit frustrated that it was impossible to profit from the flanking rule to sneak attack. ...
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Is the UA Revived rogue's Bolts from the Grave ranged spell attack made at disadvantage if used after Cunning Action is used to Disengage?

In D&D 5e, if a Rogue playing the Unearthed Arcana The Revived subclass does a melee attack (without using sneak attack), and then uses Cunning Action to Disengage and get away to trigger Bolts ...
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How does the Battle Master fighter's Pushing Attack maneuver interact with ranged weapons?

I want to create a Battle Master fighter who uses a crossbow as his main weapon. By RAW, you can use a Battle Master maneuver with a ranged weapon as long as the description does not say the ...
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implementation of a ranged grapple attack for an artifact weapon

I have created a new artifact as part of a campaign I am running, with properties that seem a perfect match for the campaign, the items history and our party in general. I expect our dim-witted ...
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How Should Speed and Range Affect Hit Probability? [closed]

If one were to go for an increased degree of realism, and try to build a probability curve that produces most sensible results (but simplified, of course, since there is no such thing as a perfect ...
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Can you throw a net without disadvantage using the Crossbow Expert feat?

A net is a thrown weapon with a range of 5/15. This means that at 10 or 15 feet, you throw with disadvantage. However because of the Ranged Attacks in Close Combat rule you also throw at disadvantage ...
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How does Hail of Thorns interact with with magic ammunition or enchantments?

How does Hail of Thorns interact with with magic ammunition or enchantments. For example with an arrow of slaying, acid arrow, and flame arrow spell? Would the effects of these enchantments be ...
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Kensei using Deflect Missile through Sentinel

I've got a blindsense defensive Kensei monk who specializes in thrown weapons, and he has deflect missiles and the Sentinel feat. If someone is firing a ranged weapon at his teammates, can he strike ...
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Does the Arcane Archer's Piercing Arrow pass through Walls of Force and Forcecages?

The following is within the scope of Dnd Adventurers League play. The Arcane Archer martial archetype of Xanathar's Guide to Everything alllows you to select the "Piercing Arrow" Arcane Shot option : ...
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Can the Fog Cloud spell effectively increase archer range by canceling disadvantage at long range?

Longbow archers can attack targets (that are not in fog cloud) up to 600 feet away, but would do so at disadvantage for targets greater than 150 feet away. However, if the archer first walks into a ...
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When does an Artillerist's Cannon have disadvantage?

The new Artillerist subclass for the Artificer has a feature that creates an Eldritch Cannon with one option for the cannon being to create a Force Ballista that can fire at enemies by making ranged ...
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Would I still be able to cast the Conjure Barrage spell if I was also using the Flame Arrow spell?

Conjure barrage specifies that the ammunition used to cast it must be non magical but I can't find anywhere if an arrow under the effect of flame arrow is considered magical or not. What I mean by ...
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Does a Gloom Stalker making ranged attacks while in darkness have advantage on every attack?

I am trying a Gloom Stalker ranger for the first time. The Umbral Sight feature (XGtE, p. 42) states: While in darkness, you are invisible to any creature that relies on darkvision to see you in ...
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What's the longest range attainable with a ranged weapon?

I'm looking to build a character as close to RAW geared around becoming a long ranged sniper who deals damage from the furthest safest distance. I've been looking at features from ranger/familiar that ...
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Can the bonus action Two-Weapon Fighting be used with a hand crossbow after making an unarmed attack?

I've started a Blood Hunter at level 3 and am using unarmed attacks. Since I'm not holding a weapon in my hand, could I strike with an unarmed attack, then use a hand crossbow in the other hand to ...
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What is the maximum distance you can cause damage from?

What is the maximum distance a creature can cause damage from, without moving? This can be via any method (making an attack roll, forcing a saving throw, using an item), aside from the Wish spell. ...
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Arrow types - when to use which

Disclaimer: I know this is a "just look into the rule-book" type of question - but I have no rule book at hand and want to come in prepared for my next session. So maybe someone has the rulebook at ...
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Which modifier shown in the D&D Beyond character sheet do I add to attack rolls with my longbow?

I'm a little uncertain what to add to my attack rolls. Can anyone confirm which of the below highlighted modifiers I should be adding to my D20 roll for attack with the longbow? I am proficient in ...
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Do the Dual Wielder and Crossbow Expert feats work together?

Can I attack 3 times with two hand crossbows if I have the Dual Wielder feat and the Crossbow Expert feat? The Crossbow Expert feat says: You ignore the loading quality of crossbows with which ...
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Can I catch arrows if I am not a monk?

Is there a way for someone who is not a monk to catch a projectile, similar to the monk's Deflect Missiles feature? Let's say there are some bad people with bows. Can I ready my character to catch an ...
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Can ammo be recovered?

I am unable to find anything in the rulebook that explains if mundane ammunition is recoverable, damaged, or destroyed after being fired. Are there any official rules on this?
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Can a 5th level fighter use a Extra Attack with a longbow?

I need a simple straight forward clarification. Can a fighter shoot a longbow twice in same turn using extra attack attained at 5th level? page 72 of PHB says the fighter gets an extra attack during ...
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Would it be imbalanced to allow these melee-enhancing cantrips to be used with ranged attacks?

The green-flame blade and booming blade cantrips both use the following wording: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon I was wondering what the ...
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Are there any spells that enhance ranged attacks, as the “blade cantrips” do for melee attacks?

I was looking though the spell lists and noticed that (as far as I could tell) there are no ranged variants to improving ranged attacks, as the "blade cantrips" do for melee attacks (e.g. booming ...
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Does anything grant proficiency with harpoons?

Is there any feat or ability that gives a PC proficiency with Harpoons in D&D 5th Edition? In Descent Into Avernus,
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Does using a crossbow with the Sharpshooter feat change its range in underwater combat?

The "Underwater Combat" section of the Combat chapter (PHB, p. 198) reads: A ranged weapon attack automatically misses a target beyond the weapon's normal range. Even against a target within normal ...
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How do you calculate the range of an attack when attacking diagonally?

I was recently in a situation where I had to make a crossbow attack on an enemy that is in the opposite corner of the room from where I was. It looked a bit like this: For the sake of simplicity, ...
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How does range affect ranged attack difficulty modifiers?

The standard difficulty for a ranged attack in Star Trek Adventures is 2. Is this modified as the range to the target increases?
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Ranged combat in close quarters

This is a more specified version of this question. Short background: I am rather new to Pen&Paper, thus my tactical knowledge is rather slim. Ranged attacks in Rolemaster are modified by ...
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How can I shoot a bow using Strength instead of Dexterity?

Is there some official mechanic in any class, feat, spell or magic item that allows someone to use strength for ranged attacks? As an example (but opposite) The Monk gets the feature Martial Arts ...
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For attacks with ranged weapons, is the attacker's Dexterity bonus added to the damage roll?

In 5th edition combat, does a character using a ranged weapon like a bow or crossbow get to add their dexterity to their damage? Such as a rogue with a 15 Dexterity using a light crossbow, would they ...
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Does firing a crossbow wielded in two hands prevent gaining a buckler's AC bonus?

The description of the buckler (Player's Handbook 123, 124) (15 gp; 5 lbs.), in part, says You can use a bow or crossbow without penalty while carrying [the buckler. I]f you use a weapon in your ...
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Ranged weapons without values for “short range” category

The handbook for AD&D2e has the following to say regarding the range of missile weapons (emphasis mine): The first step in making a missile attack is to find the range from the attacker to the ...
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If a 2019 UA artificer has the Repeating Shot infusion on two hand crossbows, can they use two-weapon fighting?

It's been established that an 2019 UA artificer infusing Repeating Shot on a hand crossbow does not need a free hand to reload it, as it produces its own ammunition (and the weapon itself is not two-...
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Melee or Ranged attacks by Monsters, no distinction in modifiers?

Weapons with the Thrown property can be utilised as both as Melee as well as Ranged weapons. When used as a Melee weapon, you base the attack+damage rolls on Strength, otherwise on Dexterity (unless ...
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How much damage does a magic stone cause when hurled from a sling?

There appear to be two plausible interpretations. The magic stone’s effect amplifies and thereby replaces the regular damage of the stone hurled by the sling. The sling is hurling the stone at high ...
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How to figure out the range penalty of Ranged Touch Attacks

A Ranged Touch Attack hit uses the formula: Base Attack Bonus + Dex mod + Size mod + Range penalty How do you figure out the range penalty?
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How can I improve my range with Attacks of Opportunity?

This question about Attacks of Opportunity with ranged weapons wasn't quite what I'm looking for. Aside from the feats Combat Patrol, Snap Shot, and Improved Snap Shot, what ways can I improve my ...
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Is it possible to create an “archer caster” who can infuse their arrows with magic elements?

I was wondering if it's possible to create an archer with the ability to infuse their arrows with magic elements to make different types of arrows (fire arrow, electric arrow, etc.) and use them in ...
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Are there any feat combinations that would let you fire two hand crossbows or two pistols as a standard action?

Are there any feat combinations that would allow a character dual-wielding hand crossbows or pistols to fire both as a standard action?
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Ranged combat - warrior mage [closed]

Background We're a group of four players new to Pen & Paper with a seasoned game master. Up to now we haven't had any active contact with magic skills during combats. Due to a mixture of bad ...
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Do winged kobolds carry a pouch of rocks?

In my adventure I want to add some winged kobolds, but I don't know how their "Dropped Rock" attack works. Do they carry a pouch of rocks, or they need to pick up larger rocks from the ground every ...
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Does a Hand Crossbow with the Repeating Shot Infusion still require a Free Hand to use?

Normally speaking, a Hand Crossbow has the Ammunition and Loading properties. Respectively, these properties mean that A free hand is required to use the crossbow and load it with its ammunition, ...
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What is the most damage that can be done in a single ranged attack?

While we have a question for melee attacks, ranged attacks always seem to get left out. What is the maximum damage that can be done in a single ranged attack? Any official character options as ...
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I have 2 attacks. Can I shoot a light/heavy crossbow, then throw a dart in same turn?

I've tried to check Q&A before asking, but I haven't seen this question asked specifically. If the loading property restricts me to firing my crossbow once per turn, may I throw an improvised or ...
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Can Flash Attack be used with Hand Crossbows and one-handed firearms?

Can Flash Attack be used with Hand Crossbows and one-handed firearms?
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How do the ranged combat rules work in this situation?

I’m using basic combat. I have player A and a thug. Both have a dice pool of 7. The are in ranged contest combat. They both roll 7 dice whoever is the highest wins and the margin is the damage. I ...
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Do ranged weapon attacks against creatures restrained in a Watery Sphere have advantage?

Creatures engulfed by a Watery Sphere are restrained, which grants advantage on all attacks against them. However, they may also be considered underwater, which would impose disadvantage on most ...
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Spiritual Weapon Range vs. LOS [duplicate]

There's plenty of discussion and even sage advice out there explaining that a caster need not have Line of Sight (LOS) on a target for their Spiritual Weapon to make an attack. I.e. a paladin can ...
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Is the attack roll to splash holy water or oil on a target within 5 feet of you made with disadvantage?

The description of holy water (flask) states: As an action, you can splash the contents of this flask onto a creature within 5 feet of you or throw it up to 20 feet, shattering it on impact. In ...

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