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Questions tagged [sneak-attack]

The ability of a hidden character to strike for extra damage when attacking from hiding.

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Can a Dazzled rogue Sneak Attack?

In Pathfinder 1st edition, Sneak Attack has the following condition: The rogue must be able to see the target well enough to pick out a vital spot and must be able to reach such a spot. A rogue ...
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Do Deathstrike Bracers work with thrown melee weapons?

The Magic Item Compendium features the deathstrike bracers, a magical item which allows a character to critically hit or sneak attack many enemies that would otherwise be immune: When activated, ...
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Rogue and Investigator multi-class—Do Studied Combat and Sneak Attack stack?

I am building a level 8 character that has 4 levels of Rogue Unchained and 4 levels of Investigator. The classes have a similar, but not identical, feature: Studied Strike (Ex) - At 4th level, an ...
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How does sneak attack work with spellstrike?

If you hit someone with a sneak attack that has a touch spell on it would both instances of sneak attack go off or would just one?
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Is there any way to sneak attack oozes?

Playing a rogue/wizard one of my important tasks is to improve my opportunities for sneak attack. While undead, constructs, plants and oozes are normally immune to being sneak attacked there are ways ...
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Would this homebrew Eldritch Invocation allow you to add Eldritch Blast damage to a sneak attack?

NOTE: Homebrew must be allowed for this to work! Take 1 level in Rogue to get Sneak Attack. Take 5 levels in Warlock (this is preferably your starting class). Take Agonizing Blast at the second ...
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Does Precision Damage apply to Harpoons?

Frostburn p.76 introduces the harpoon as an exotic ranged weapon. It has some special rules attached to it. If it deals damage, the harpoon lodges in an opponent who fails a Reflex saving throw (...
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Can a shortsword-wielding monk/rogue use the Martial Arts damage die and still qualify for Sneak Attack?

I am playing a shortsword-wielding monk/rogue. I know unarmed strikes do not qualify for Sneak Attack. My question is: At later levels, can I sub in my monk damage die from Martial Arts (which will ...
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Sneak Attack on Bloodthirst

Playing a Vampire (from the Plane Shift: Ixalan supplement) Rogue, I'm intrigued by the many uses of the Bloodthirst ability. Can you apply Sneak Attack to the bite?
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What's the best offensive spell at each level for a Arcanist//Full Sneak-attacker at each spell level?

Inspired by Effective sneak attacks with spells. Sneak attacks with spells are pretty unusual, changing the expected damage of many spells, and thus their expected value, drastically. An sneak-...
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Effective sneak attacks with spells [closed]

I am trying to build a caster who also does sneak attack damage with their spells. This is for a gestalt game but would like help on accomplishing it if it was normal. The problems that I have ...
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Can I use both damage bonuses with Telling Blow Feat if I already qualify for one another way?

In Player's Handbook 2 (D&D 3.5), there's a feat called "Telling Blow": When you strike an opponent's vital areas, you draw on your ability to land crippling blows to make the most of your ...
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Roll20 macro for Sneak Attack showing only crits

I'm trying to automate my sneak attack with my weapons. Currently I have the following ...
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How will a rogue fight against a kraken?

In the current arc of my homebrew campaign, I--as the GM--am planning on having my party go against a giant sea dragon/kraken, somewhat akin to the sea dragon leviathan from Subnautica (using the ...
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If Wracking Touch applies multiple times on the same attack, does that mean the sneak attack damage is dealt multiple times as well?

The Wracking Touch spell from the Spell Compendium says this: "You lay your hand upon a creature and deal 1d6 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +10). In addition, if you have the ...
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Can a ranged rogue effectively stand back and sneak attack opponents every turn with a ranged weapon while their allies fight on the front line?

Rogues can use ranged weapons to make sneak attacks. Also, the rogue rules state that: You don’t need advantage on the attack roll if another enemy of the target is within 5 feet of it, that enemy ...
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Does limiting Sneak Attack to the Dexterity choice on Finesse Weapons imbalance anything?

Inspired by this question "Reckless Attack + Sneak Attack synergy?". This question brought my attention to something that seems odd. I was about to make a house ruling that in order to be able to ...
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Does a multiclassed rogue/barbarian get sneak attack almost always? [duplicate]

The rogue gets a sneak attack on attacks where you have advantage. Barbarians have advantage on attacks using strength with the reckless attack feature, which doesn't seem to have a limit on usage. ...
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I've stolen your fireball, now what?

So, for the first time ever, I have someone in my group playing a spellthief. (woohoo!) However, it got me thinking, and the answer doesn't quite spell itself out (wow, the pun). When a spellthief ...
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If I have Extra Attacks, when can I decide which one is a sneak attack?

So, if a character multiclasses to a point where they have multiple attacks in a round, I assume you can decide once the hit has been confirmed by the DM, but before you roll damage, whether you make ...
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Do I need advantage to sneak attack someone who is incapacitated?

Sneak attack needs to have advantage on attack except in these circumstances: Beginning at 1st level, you know how to strike subtly and exploit a foe’s distraction. Once per turn, you can deal an ...
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What would happen if I attached Alchemists Fire to an Arrow? Could I Assassinate with it?

Alchemist's Fire is a kind of Adventuring Gear which you can throw to deal 1D4 points of Damage to a creature and set it on-fire, dealing 1D4 damage at the start of each of its turns. From Roll20 (and ...
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Can attacking someone with Card Sharp trigger Underhanded?

I'm building a rogue swindler, and taking the card sharp rogue talent at lvl 2. As far as I can tell, a deck of cards isn't a weapon, but a card becomes a weapon when thrown. I'd like to take the ...
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Can a Rogue Assassin stack Sneak Attack and Assassinate?

I have a Rogue that just reached level 3 and got to pick an Archetype. I picked Assassin. Now I’m trying to figure out how to roll against a target I sneak up on and surprise. Here is the ...
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Is this homebrew Monk archetype with sneak attack too overpowered?

So I came across a homebrew archetype for Monk called Way Of The Lynx. The abilities at the higher levels are completely okay, but the one in question is the third level, Sneak Attack: Starting at ...
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How can unarmed strike be made to work with a rogue's sneak attack?

The question Can unarmed strike work with a rogue's sneak attack? explores whether a multi-classed monk/rogue's sneak attack and unarmed strike can be used together. I want to explore a variation ...
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Can unarmed strike work with a rogue's sneak attack?

So a situation came up last night where a player with a monk/rogue was flanking (I use the optional flanking rules to grant advantage) an enemy. He was armed with a shortsword, but even with advantage,...
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Can Siege Weapons trigger Sneak Attack and other weapon-based class features?

The criteria for a Rogue's Sneak Attack is The Attack must use a Finesse or a ranged weapon. The criteria for an Eldritch Knight's soulbound weapon is Over the course of 1 hour short rest, you ...
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Is there anything that can maximize sneak attack damage dice?

Over in Pathfinder there is this ability Benefit: A rogue with this talent gains a +4 circumstance bonus on all Sleight of Hand checks made to conceal a weapon. Furthermore, if she makes a Sneak ...
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Fortification enhancement vs a confirmed critical sneak attack

If a creature wearing an armor with the fortification enhancement is struck with a sneak attack that was a confirmed critical, does the PC roll percentile dice to resist for both critical and sneak ...
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What is the maximum amount of Sneak Attack dice you can roll with 1 full attack?

Attempting an optimized build towards having the highest amount of sneak attack dice rolled on completion of a full attack. This will be assuming a level 20 character, attacking a wooden training ...
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Is this Path of War infinite loop combo a game breaker?

I'm playing a Hidden Blade (Rogue Archetype) with at least 3+ Maneuvers that can be readied. Is this loop broken within the Path of War rules?: Ready at least Swift Current twice and have Coward's ...
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Can Kineticist Rogue use Sneak Attack with a Delayed Kinetic Blast?

Can A Kinetic Blast delivered via the feat Delayed Blast trigger Sneak Attack damage? Delay Blast You can delay your kinetic blasts. Prerequisite(s): Base attack bonus +3, kinetic blast ...
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Can natural weapons be concealed with a disguise self spell?

If a creature with natural attacks is under the effect of a disguise self or similar spell, and disguises itself as a creature with no natural weapons, would its natural weapons be hidden, thus ...
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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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What damage type is a sneak attack with a star candle firework?

The star candle firework is a type of firework that can be used as a ranged weapon, dealing 1 nonlethal damage and 1 fire damage. Unlike most alchemical weapons, this one can actually be used for ...
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Can I combined a Sneak Attack with Volley and Assassinate as a Ranger 11/Rogue 9?

Am I able to combine the Sneak Attack (Rogue 9) and Volley (Ranger 11) class features to basically create a wall of arrows and death while hidden inside a bush, sneak attacking a mass of enemies, and ...
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Can swashbucklers sneak attack with disadvantage?

The rules: Once per turn, you can deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with an attack if you have advantage on the attack roll. The attack must use a finesse or a ranged weapon. ...
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I'd like to do some flashy combat stunts and still deal sneak attack damage. Are the following mechanically possible to do in game?

Feats used Twin Throw: As part of full attack action throw ranged weapons using one attack roll Ranged Feint: Feint using a ranged weapon Two Weapon Feint: Sacrifice an attack to use Feint Throw and ...
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Can I use the Booming Blade/Green-Flame Blade cantrips from hiding and still have advantage (for Sneak Attacks)?

As stated here, you can use cantrips like booming blade and green-flame blade to trigger Sneak Attack under given conditions, naming one is you got advantage on your attack. Now, one of the factors ...
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What is the RAW for sneak attacking other PCs when using the optional facing rules?

There is a PvP event going on in my campaign. This is my first PvP event, and I want to play it by the book as much as possible to mitigate sad players. My rogue can do a lot of extra damage on a ...
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Does a heavy crossbow allow sneak attack damage?

Can a Rogue use a heavy crossbow with sneak attack if the rogue player has the ability to use a heavy crossbow?
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Does this combo give 4d6 sneak attack damage at level three while grappling?

I'm making a level three character for a new campaign, and think I might have stumbled upon a way of getting 4d6 sneak attack damage at level three while dealing damage while grappling. My character ...
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How does a Cloak of Displacement interact with surprise or hidden attacks?

The Cloak of Displacement reads (emphasis mine): While you wear this cloak, it projects an Illusion that makes you appear to be standing in a place near your actual location, causing any creature ...
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Does Surprise Spell only work if the target doesn't see the spell coming?

I was researching sneak attacks made with spells and came across an interesting answer. That answer says the Arcane Trickster 10th level ability Surprise Spells lets you deal sneak attack damage with ...
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Can I choose which damage type my Sneak Attack does if my weapon does multiple types?

Sneak Attack has the same type as the rest of the attack, this is easy, unless there are multiple damage types. A Flame Tongue does slashing (or piercing) damage, and fire. Can I chose the Sneak ...
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Sword of Wounding and Sneak Damage

The Sword of Wounding states that all damage dealt with the sword can only be healed by a short or long rest. If a rogue uses sneak attack with this weapon would the sneak damage be included under the ...
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Can I ready an attack and use it during another teammate's turn? [closed]

So I have find familiar and sneak attack. I have used find familiar to give me an owl. I want to be able to have my owl fly to the target, for sneak attack via adjacency, use my attacks, and then ...
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Do Smoked Goggles Proc Sneak Attacks

So here's a question I have for my Slayer in my Pathfinder campaign. It really comes down to two questions involving Sneak Attacks while wearing Smoked Goggles. Here's the relevant blurbs: Smoked ...
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Does the Strangler Brawlers add Sneak Attack from other sources?

Brawler's Strangler archetype give you: Strangle (Ex) At 1st level, a strangler deals +1d6 sneak attack damage whenever she succeeds at a grapple check to damage or pin an opponent. The ...