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What stat would I use for a crossbow if I throw it rather than shooting it? (Specifically using Elemental Cleaver)

I've got a silly build I'm working on revolving around Path of the Giant Elemental Cleaver which grants a weapon the Thrown property. Can I use my STR for the roll? The rules seem ambiguous: What I've ...
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Thrown Arms Master and Returning Weapon Infusion

Thrown Arm Master is an interesting feat from the Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, but I'm curious about its interaction with the Returning Weapon infusion. Namely the following part about Thrown ...
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Are thrown Magic Stones thrown weapons for the purposes of Thrown Weapon Fighting Style?

Magic Stone says: "You or someone else can make a ranged spell attack with one of the pebbles by throwing it or hurling it with a sling. If thrown, it has a range of 60 feet. If someone else ...
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If a net is 10×10, can it hit four medium creatures, by RAW?

This whole question assumes that the canonical Net weapon used for immobilizing a Large creature, is 10ft across; if your answer is based on a presumption that a net weapon isn't 10ft across, please ...
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What attack table do we use to resolve a thrown weapons attack?

I cannot find in the rules what table should be used to resolve attacks when done with a thrown weapon. For example, if a character throws an axe at an enemy, should AT-1 (1-handed slashing) or AT-4 (...
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Does a two-handed thrown weapon have to be thrown with two hands?

In the new Path of the Giant Barbarian subclass for 5e, a weapon you're holding while raging gains the thrown property with a 20/60 range. If I give that to my greatsword, do I have to throw the ...
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Does any published monster have a "toss creature" attack or similar?

I was inspired by this question, where the answers propose improvised weapon and unarmed strike rules to ajudicate the effect of a monster picking up and tossing a (in this case unconscious) creature ...
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Could a Dragon use an unconscious PC as a thrown weapon?

I like to ground my games with a cinematic scope and my players may come up against a dragon pretty soon. The dragons are very much feral and evil and so I am looking to show their feral nature. If a ...
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How to reduce multiattack penalty for bombs?

Is there some way to reduce or avoid the multi-attack penalty when throwing weapons? So far the only thing I found is the Dual Thrower feat which is completely useless because it requires you to ...
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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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Can a Path of Wild Magic Barbarian/Rogue use a greataxe for sneak damage? [duplicate]

Sneak attack reads The attack must use a finesse or a ranged weapon... The ranged weapon property reads A weapon that can be used to make a ranged Attack has a range in parentheses after the ...
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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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Is this homebrew Friend Catapult spell balanced?

It seems that I just like throwing my friends around. Is this spell balanced against the current roster: Friend Catapult 4th-level transmutation Casting time: 1 action Range: 30 ft. Components: V,S,M ...
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How can I build a dual-wielding thrown weapons character?

My SO is looking to build a dual throwing weapon fighter of some sort. A mix of Xenia and a wacraft3 night elves. She is looking to build a chakram wielding mobile character. She already picked a race:...
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Which Action is required to throw Alchemist's Fire?

The Alchemist's Fire item description states the following (PHB, p. 148): This sticky, adhesive fluid ignites when exposed to air. As an action, you can throw this flask up to 20 feet, shattering it ...
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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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Throw weapons from behind shield wall

In Mythras "Breaking the Habit" scenario, there's an opponent armed with javelins hanging back behind the shield wall formed by other four enemies. His tactics are, according to the scenario:...
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Do 'light hammers', as depicted in D&D, being throwable have any historical precedent? [closed]

I've been trying to find a 'realistic' or at least believable depiction of a light throwing hammer, that would be the equivalent to the 'Light Hammer' in D&D 5E (which has the thrown property). ...
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How do the Soulknife's psychic blades function in underwater combat?

Psychic Blades The Soulknife from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything gains the Psychic Blades feature at level 3. These are described as "shimmering blades of psychic energy . . . that you can ...
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A way around Nets? [duplicate]

So as a party we were all given bizarre items are a reward: A returning arrow, so it would come back to the ranger that fired it A shield which as an action could be deployed as 3/4 cover for ...
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What Halfling-only bonuses to throwing rocks exist?

Among the community, I often see it joked that Halflings have access to an absurd number of bonuses to rock-throwing. This joke is undoubtedly based on the fluffy references to the importance of rock-...
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What is the minimum setup for this Troll adept Grenade-thrower character?

Back in the late-90 Shadowrun 3 days, someone made a character that he told about repeatedly in the local game store 1. It was a Troll adept that would throw grenades. Instead of using the grenades ...
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How can I increase the range of a thrown weapon?

I found the Ranger feat (level 4) Far Shot: Your experience in the field has taught you how to focus your aim at a distance, increasing your accuracy. Double your weapons’ range increments. Most ...
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How can I do a "Fastball Special" to throw my ally at an enemy?

I, being a fairly typical Powerhouse, want to chuck my friends at enemies so they can do a Slam Attack (or is it a Charge Attack? Whatever makes you use movement speed for damage). How would I go ...
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Throwing Allies Without Intent to Harm

I can't find anything for this on the Internet or in the books. Let's say my (fairly typical Powerhouse) character wants to throw his ally up to the top of a skyscraper to save time climbing stairs. ...
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Is there any reasonable way to use a magic weapon as a throwing-weapon specialist?

Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything includes two features relevant to a throwing-weapon specialist: The artificer’s Returning Weapon infusion, which can be applied to a nonmagical thrown weapon to give it ...
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If a character with the Thrown Weapon Fighting fighting style has no weapons drawn, can they use Two-Weapon Fighting to draw and throw 2 daggers?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 42) adds the Thrown Weapon Fighting fighting style option for fighters, whose description states (in part): You can draw a weapon that has the thrown property as ...
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Does the spell Lead Blades work with thrown melee weapons?

Does the spell lead blades work on melee weapons that are being thrown? Does the damage increase still function from the throw? So for throwing axes, which are both a melee weapon and one that can ...
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Trying to throw a large harpoon by a medium character?

A harpoon is an exotic two handed weapon that deals 1d8 when the medium size. If a medium PC was to pick up an enemies large harpoon to throw and was proficient with harpoons, would it be possible as ...
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Does Deadly Agility work with light thrown weapons?

Does Deadly Agility work with light thrown weapons? Deadly Agility (Combat) Prerequisite(s): Weapon Finesse Benefit(s): You may add your Dexterity modifier in place of your Strength modifier when ...
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Does the Thrown Weapon Fighting Style apply to ranged, improvised attacks?

The Thrown Weapon Fighting Style states: [...] In addition, when you hit with a ranged attack using a thrown weapon, you gain a +2 bonus to the damage roll. My question is whether "a thrown ...
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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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throwing a halfling at an enemy [duplicate]

I am playing as a 2ft 6in halfling bard college of swords. I want to have a goliath barbarian in our party throw me at an enemy with my dual scimitars drawn. I believe this can be done. I asked my dm, ...
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Does Returning rune imply Reload 0?

I was experimenting with building a Thor-like Human Fighter in Pathfinder 2e. I'm picking a mixture of feats that fit well for both melee and ranged, because Thor likes to throw his hammer, Mjolnir. I ...
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Does a Rogue with Cardsharp (Deadly Dealer) need the Quick Draw feat to keep throwing cards if he is holding the deck of cards?

Does a Rogue with Cardsharp (Deadly Dealer) need the Quick Draw feat to keep throwing cards if he is holding the deck of cards if he has more attacks per round?
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With a Blinkback Belt, a Quickdraw Shield with the Throwing Shield property can be donned and thrown as a free action. How many throws is reasonable?

A player in my group is interested in making a offensive shield build. They found that if you get a quickdraw shield and modify it with the throwing shield property, that you can don it, and throw it ...
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Dropping a Throwing Weapon & Range Increment

If you drop a throwing weapon from a height onto an enemy, does that incur range increment penalty, and if so, how much? I am asking because a question in our group came up whether gravity or higher ...
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Can you draw and throw multiple daggers in a turn? [duplicate]

Say I can attack 3 times. I want to throw 3 daggers, but I haven't drawn any yet. Are my Action choices really "draw and throw 1 dagger" OR "draw 2 daggers"? You can't draw and ...
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How to make a handaxe return to my hand after being thrown?

I'm playing D&D 5e and my character is a dwarf fighter. He has two throwable handaxes, and I thought it would be really cool if they could come back to me just after throwing them on someone (like ...
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What happens to a thrown weapon after it hits or misses?

Patty the Chatty Monk throws her handaxe at a growling wolf. It hits! So... what happens? This question is asked for the intent of further understanding the Object Interaction rule and also to add ...
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Using Extra Attack feature with two-handed weapon and additional thrown weapon

As the title states, I have a question about how the rules handle using the Extra Attack class feature to make two separate attacks with a two-handed weapon and a thrown weapon. PHB Errata. Two-...
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How is the damage calculated for the kraken's Fling action?

Among my group, there seem to be multiple ways of interpreting the damage from the kraken's Fling action: Fling. One Large or smaller object held or creature grappled by the kraken is thrown up to ...
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Does hurling a thrown weapon change the weapon's category for determining proficiency?

On Weapon Categories says, "A melee weapon with the heavy thrown or the light thrown property counts as a ranged weapon when thrown" (Player's Handbook 215). (Similar text is absent from the Rules ...
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D&D5 Character throw distance [duplicate]

In my campaign, there is one player that play a Goliath Runic Knight, and has a 20 in Strength. Having the possibilty to get a size bigger with Gigantism, and counting another size bigger that he ...
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Can you hit an unlocated and unseen target by throwing a weapon at it after casting True Strike and Guided Shot?

I've recently been discussing a combo found in this chapter of Harry Potter and the Natural 20. If needed, ctrl+f for "I am not walking in that" for the start of the encounter. The relevant part is ...
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At what distance can I throw daggers?

What are the penalties for each range section? Where are those rules?
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Shrink Item and the Oversized Starknife

Related to this question. Shrink Item is a very interesting spell. It enables you to reduce an item to a tiny fraction of its original size, making it easy to transport. It also enables you to bring ...
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Does a kineticist's telekinetic blast literally involve manually throwing a physical object?

Does a kineticist's telekinetic blast literally involve manually throwing a physical object? Telekinetic Blast (Occult Adventures, p. 15) says: You throw a nearby unattended object at a single foe as ...
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Does the damage bonus from the new UA "Thrown Weapon Fighting" fighting style stack with that of the "Dueling" fighting style?

The description of the Dueling fighting style (on PHB p. 72, and in other class descriptions) says: When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 bonus to ...
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What happens to a net with the Returning Weapon artificer infusion after it hits?

The 2019 UA artificer can infuse any simple or martial weapon that has the thrown weapon property with the Returning Weapon infusion. The net is a martial ranged weapon with the thrown property. A ...
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