Questions tagged [throwing-things]

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How far can a half-orc monk with 18 STR throw a pig?

In 3/3.5e D&D, how far can a half-orc monk with 18 strength throw a pig? We shall assume the pig is a domestic pig weighing 200 pounds who looks like Wilbur from Charlotte's Web. The pig will ...
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Can you use a Shalantha's delicate disk as a thrown weapon?

Given that Shalantha's delicate disk is a horribly awful spell which I try to avoid as much as possible, me and my group were wondering wheter or not one can use a disk as a thrown weapon. In the ...
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What ability modifier do I use to chuck a dead goblin?

I know I can use a dead goblin as an improvised weapon (and I'm just using the goblin as example of such) and that if I use it in melee I use my Strength for the attack. I also know that when ...
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Do thrown breakable items (like oil flasks) do damage when they hit?

Some items, specifically acid vials, alchemist's fire, holy water, and oil flasks, allow you to throw them at enemies for various effects. To do this, you make a ranged attack, treating the object as ...
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Pros and cons of eldritch knight or arcane trickster for throwing-weapon battle smith multiclass

So I am interested in playing a character who uses thrown weapons with the returning infusion offered by the latest artificer, but I want to focus more on throwing than artificery. Towards that end, I ...
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Does the special thrown attack of a Hammer of Thunderbolts deal damage?

The Hammer of Thunderbolts has a special thrown property: The hammer also has 5 charges. While attuned to it, you can expend 1 charge and make a ranged weapon attack with the hammer, hurling it as ...
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How do I make a Magical Dart Thrower more economical in Adventurers League?

I made a dart throwing rogue for Adventurers League only to later realise that my damage against BPS-resistant enemies will fall off at later levels compared to magical bow/crossbow users. Given that ...
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Does the 2019 UA artificer's Arcane Weapon spell apply to thrown weapons?

I was making an artificer (from the May 2019 UA) who has a dagger with the Returning Weapon infusion. I planned on using the arcane weapon spell with it, but I am unsure if it works. Arcane weapon ...
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How can a Gloomblade fighter extend the list of throwable two-handed weapons?

I'm currently building a Gloomblade fighter with the Two-Handed Fighter archetype. The ranged option of this character is thrown shadow weapons, and I am looking for ways to expand the list of options....
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Is there a feat like Flick of the Wrist for thrown weapons that does not involve feinting?

Is there a feat like Flick of the Wrist for thrown weapons that does not involve feinting? Benefit: If you draw a light weapon and make a melee attack with it in the same round, you catch your ...
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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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Can I throw a longsword at someone?

In earlier editions of D&D, such as 3.5, a character could throw a melee weapon using feats like Throw Anything. In D&D 5th edition, is there any rule, ability, or method which would allow a ...
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Can a rogue use sneak attack with weapons that have the thrown property even if they are not thrown?

For weapons like the spear that have the Thrown property, can a Rogue use sneak attack with them? Thrown is considered a ranged attack and Sneak Attack specifies that "The attack must use a finesse or ...
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Where does a Javelin of Lightning land when it misses its target?

We were having an "argument" about what happens when the Javelin of Lightning misses its target. Here's the important text for the item: When you hurl it and speak its command word, it transforms ...
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Can a Pact of the Blade warlock use an existing thrown pact magic weapon so it functions as a “Returning” weapon?

In Pathfinder, a thrown weapon could gain the Special Ability of Returning. The weapon could be thrown, then fly through the air back to the creature that threw it. Can a warlock with the "Pact of ...
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Missing with a splash weapon II - Target against a wall / water / pit

(This is kind of a follow-up to Missing with a splash weapon) Situation There is an alchemist (or other splash weapon user) "T", throwing her splash weapon at a target "X" that is within T's weapon'...
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What is the point of the throwing mechanic in Delayed Blast Fireball?

Delayed Blast Fireball has a unique clause about physically grabbing and throwing the spell itself: If the glowing bead is touched before the interval has expired, the creature touching it must ...
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How many actions or attacks are involved in picking up and throwing a creature?

Let's say my Minotaur ally decided during a brawl to grapple with the nearest brigand, pick him up over his head (or maybe just throw him from a standing position), and chuck him as far as his beefy (...
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Can my Small Aether Elemental summon throw my very small PC ally around?

Can my Small Aether Elemental summon throw my very small PC ally around in Pathfinder? And if so how far? In other words, how does Telekinetic Throw work with willing creatures?
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Can a warblade use maneuvers on thrown weapons?

Most strike maneuvers require a melee attack. Thrown weapons aren’t really melee attacks. Warblades get proficiency with thrown weapons. Can warblades use strike maneuvers with thrown weapons?
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When throwing a melee weapon without the thrown property is the proficiency bonus still added to the attack?

The rules for improvised weapons state that you can throw a melee weapon even if it does not have the thrown property for 1d4 damage: If a character uses a ranged weapon to make a melee attack, or ...
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Is this homebrew “Throwing Weapons Master” feat balanced?

I'm trying to create a Fighter/Warlock character based on Kratos in the newest God of War game, who wields a two-handed axe which he can throw and summon back to his hands. Pact of the Blade Warlock ...
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What would I roll if I were to throw a dwarf/gnome at someone?

What would I roll if I were to throw a dwarf/gnome at someone? Let's say I have 20 STR and 13 DEX, and I'm throwing a gnome at someone 30 ft away. Would it count as fall damage (by which I mean fall ...
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What do I roll to throw a heavy, iron door at someone?

If I were to throw a 30-40 pound iron door at someone, what dice would I roll, and what modifiers would apply? Would someone be at disadvantage? Let's say that I have 20 strength, 13 dexterity, and ...
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Are pies considered to be improvised weapons when thrown?

I have recently seen a character in a comic who used pies as an improvised weapon in order to deal damage. Is this actually possible to do?
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Can you make a Melee Weapon Attack with a Net?

A thrown melee weapon is considered a ranged attack. However, the Net has a throwing range, is listed as a Martial Ranged Weapon, but doesn't inherently state that it requires you to throw the net in ...
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Throwing my Familiar

I'm a cleric with a familiar, a Tiny red spider. I would like to use it to use touch attacks, but that incurs an attack of opportunity, since I have to enter their square. Can I prevent that by ...
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Hammer of Moradin - Hammer return and additional attacks

What kind of magic enchantment would make my war hammer return immediately before my next attack so I can make four ranged attacks? Few details: I would like to have my character (22 lvl multi class ...
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Can throwing a bunch of cutting wheels trigger Wind and Fire multiple times?

The benefit of the style feat Wind and Fire says If you hit the same creature with both of your cutting wheels in the same round, you tear open the wound and cause bleeding. The bleeding creature ...
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Does thunderous throw permit iterative attacks with two-handed thrown weapons?

The Player's Handbook on Thrown Weapons says, "Throwing a light or one-handed weapon is a standard action, while throwing a two-handed weapon is a full-round action" (113). The prestige class ...
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Can a giant that takes Quick Draw make iterative attacks with thrown rocks?

Giants typically have the extraordinary ability rock throwing: A giant of at least Large size can hurl rocks weighing 40 to 50 pounds each (Small objects) up to five range increments. The size of ...
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How would one throw an unwilling creature?

My bugbear barbarian, who can lift about double the weight of a wolf, wanted to throw the wolf at a second wolf. How would we go about doing that given existing rules options?
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How can you build an effective character based on thrown weapons?

I am trying to think of good ways to build an effective D&D 5e character whose strong point is with thrown weapons. The hangup seems to be drawing them fast enough. Thrown weapons seem to be ...
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Can you throw a hand axe upwards over a wall and into a group of enemies?

Can a player character throw a hand-axe upwards over a wall, into an enemy group that is on the opposite side of the wall? If so, what penalties would apply?
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Does the Thrown property mean I can attack with my DEX?

On page 194 in the PHB for D&D 5e, it says: The ability modifier used for melee weapon attack is Strength, and the ability modifier used for ranged weapon attack is Dexterity. Weapons that ...
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Can one PC throw another?

For example, if there is a lava river surrounding a castle. There is a drawbridge that can be lowered, but the lever is on the other side. PCs couldn't find a hidden passageway,either because PCs ...
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Is there any way to throw your weapon and then teleport to its position?

I'm building a bladesinger who dual-wields scimitars. I'm taking 3 levels in Eldritch Knight for the ability to throw them and teleport them back. Is there any race, feat, enchantment, anything, ...
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Can I move to retrieve thrown weapons (Spears/Javelins) in combat?

I have a simple questions about throwing weapons specifically Javelins/Spears in DnD 5e. If I throw my Javelin at a enemy (regardless if it hits or miss and barring it falls off a cliff or something), ...
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Can You Two-Weapon Fight With Thrown Ranged Weapons?

A spin-off question from an earlier post, can you two-weapon fight with a dart or other thrown ranged weapons? Two-Weapon Fighting When you take the Attack action and attack with a light melee ...