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For situations where a character fights with one weapon in each hand, or one of the feats / class abilities which (partly) overcomes the penalties associated with this fighting style.

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Does two weapon fighting's qualifying “attack” have to be part of the “Attack” action?

The rules for two-weapon fighting state: When you take the Attack action and attack with a light melee weapon that you're holding in one hand, you can use a bonus action to attack with a different ...
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Can I use the same weapon for a normal attack and Two-Weapon Fighting in the same turn?

Two-weapon fighting rules, per the Player's Handbook (page 195): When you take the Attack action and attack with a light melee weapon that you're holding in one hand, you can use a bonus action to ...
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Can you attack with different weapons using Extra Attack?

The fighter's Extra Attack feature (PHB, p. 72) says: Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn. Assuming I am holding two ...
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Can you hold two weapons during a grapple?

SRD says about two weapons and grappling: You can’t attack with two weapons while grappling, even if both are light weapons. With regards to this I have a few questions: Are you allowed to hold ...
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How do flat modifiers (like those from magic weapons) affect DPR comparison in GWF vs TWF?

This question has some answers with fantastic calculations comparing the Great Weapon Master feat to the Dual Wielding feat. I'm interested in comparing Great Weapon Fighting and Two Weapon Fighting ...
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Can a rogue use Two Weapon Fighting to wield a shortsword and a pistol?

My game has renaissance firearms (Chapter 9: DMG, Firearms) and the rogue is proficient with a Pistol (1d10 piercing, 3lb, Ammunition (range 30/90), loading. He has a custom feat that works similar ...
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Would Effortless Lace & Lighten Weapon enable Two-Weapon Fighting with double weapons and polearms?

Can you use Effortless Lace & Lighten Weapon on double weapons and pole arms? The Effortless Lace can only be added to one-handed weapons, but Lighten Weapon lets you use a two-handed weapon in ...
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Given the following constraints what is the maximum number of attacks in a round for 3.X edition?

A former DM has had the same recurring NPC/GMPC since I started playing in his game. This was 20+ years ago and we started in 1st edition and slowly made our way through the years and editions. We ...
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Does Two-Weapon fighting work if you aren't holding both weapons when you take Attack action?

I have a question regarding two-weapon fighting (5e). My player group had a discussion about this, and answers on the internet seem to yield different interpretations. Suppose the first (light) ...
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Two weapon wielding Rogue [duplicate]

Does a rogue wielding two weapons get two sneak attacks or is the sneak attack damage bonus only valid for the first attack?
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Are there specific rules for dual-wielding/two-weapon attacks in Infinity RPG?

I recently started playing Corvus Belli's Infinity RPG (based on their tabletop miniatures game IP). I was looking at the weapon sizes and trying to see if there were any rules in the Core book or ...
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Clam Attack with shields?

Could you slam 2 shields together for trapping enemies to gain advantage on attacks by others later? I’m asking mostly for curiosity's sake. It seems like it should be a logical maneuver to make but I ...
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Could a Monk holding two weapons still allow for the bonus Unarmed action?

If a Monk was to hold two weapons with the Light property (specifically in this instance two Sickles), but only attack with the primary hand, would they still be able to use a kick to preform an ...
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Must I two-weapon fight with different weapon types or can they be matching?

I think I'm clear on two-weapon fighting (thanks to Two-Weapon Fighting & Bonus Action in 5e) except for one thing. The PHB says (p. 195): When you take the Attack action and attack with a ...
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Scimitar of Speed with Two-Weapon Fighting?

So I have a Bladesinger and I just picked up a scimitar of speed. Normally in a melee, I pop a shadow blade(SB) and Two-Weapon Fighting with a dagger. I don't have the dual wielder feat, so I don't ...
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Lycanthrope's Natural Attacks and Dual Wielding?

I plan on making a druid character who later accepts the curse of lycanthropy into his body in order to control it, something like a shapeshifter from Baldur's Gate. Am I able to use the multi-attack ...
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Does a fighter's Action Surge allow 2 off-hand attacks as bonus actions? [duplicate]

A fighter at lvl 20 with dual wielding and two weapon fighting should effectively make up to 10 attacks in one turn using action surge. Two weapon wielding states you may make a bonus action when ...
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Question about attacks with an off hand [closed]

I have a fighter with the two weapon fighting feat, can I use my off hand weapon on my attack turn as a bonus action naturally or do I need to activate a skill or something that allows me to use the ...
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Does Hexblade Warlock need Dual Wield Feat? [duplicate]

My DM says I need a skill or feat to use my pact weapon and conjure weapon at the same time. Is this true? Because I want to dual wield warlock hexweapon but warlocks don't have anything that grants ...
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Two-Weapon Fighting with a Single Weapon?

The SRD states on Two-Weapon Fighting: If you wield a second weapon in your off hand, you can get one extra attack per round with that weapon. And then goes on to address: actually wielding a ...
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Does a Ranger with dual daggers and Two-Weapon Fighting make four attacks at full strength plus Hunter's Mark at level 5? [duplicate]

We have a Ranger who has taken Two-Weapon Fighting and wields dual daggers. He is saying that this allows him to attack with both weapons as part of his Attack action. He says that each of those ...
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Benefit of Dual Daggers?

Question For a rogue, in this specific case a Thief, is there any reason to prioritize the use of dual daggers as opposed to dual short swords, or a rapier? Context I am running a campaign and the ...
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Does the Bladesinger's Song of Victory grant the Int bonus without TWF Style?

Do bladesingers apply the song of victory Int modifier to the two-weapon fighting bonus attack, or do they still need the two-weapon fighting style? I know that you don't add the ability modifier ...
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Can you use a single weapon for two weapon fighting that is not double?

There is a special rule that a double weapon can be used for TWF or be two handed. Double Weapons: A character can fight with both ends of a double weapon as if fighting with two weapons, but he ...
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Is the Polearm Master Feat compatible with the Two-Weapon Fighting style?

Can Polearm Master make a quarterstaff act as a double weapon? Back in 3.5e, using both ends of a quarterstaff to attack was treated as using a "double" weapon, which counted for all intents and ...
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Does Dual-Wielder require to have Two-Weapon Fighting as a prerequisite?

Reading from PHB 5e, I like to know if I choose a Fighter class and pick Two-Weapon Fighting as my fighting style and later in the game if I choose the feat Dual-Wielder. Is picking Two-Weapon ...
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Can you still wield 2 Non-Light Weapon even without the feat?

I'm planning to dual-wield 2 versatile quarterstaff(Staff of Power, Staff of Striking) I plan to main weapon Staff of Striking then using Staff of power as an off hand without using it to attack just ...
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Two weapon fighting, but using offhand for AoO only

Okay, so we are switching DMs to give myself a break from it, and I'm rolling up a level 8 bard to support the current group. I'm going with whip mastery and improved/Greater Trip and everything else ...
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Do creatures with multiple arms (4+) get to make a standard attack with each pair?

I am working on a character design who will have 4+ arms. I am planning on having the character wield multiple weapons and was going to focus on full attacks and two weapon fighting. Then I read a ...
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Can you use a weapon & magic at once?

Is it possible to attack with a light one-handed weapon and then cast a spell in the other hand à la two-weapon fighting (just with casting a spell instead of using another melee weapon)? From my ...
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Do monks have an off hand and disadvantage attacking with it?

My DM told me when I hit a guy with 2 unarmed strikes (punches) that I have disadvantage on one of my hands. Is this true? Does a monk have a weaker off hand in D&D 5e?
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How can I keep up with the rest of my party as a dual-wielding finesse fighter?

I'm new to D&D, and currently playing as half-elf lvl 5 fighter. I took the "two weapon fighting" and "Dual wielder" feats. My ability scores are: Str: 8 (-1) Dex: 16 (+3) Con: 16 (+3) Int: 8 (-...
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Strength Bonus for Dual Wielding Two Handed Weapons With Extra Arms

Assuming I have a creature, with four natural arms (or a person with extra vestigial arms — RAI I know this is unintended, but RAW it's seemingly legit) and they decided to, instead of quad-...
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Do you also lose the magical bonus of a magic buckler when two-weapon fighting?

If you use a magically enchanted buckler and a weapon in that hand, do you also lose the enchantment bonus to AC?
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Can you trigger the Ranger's Colossus Slayer with two-weapon-fighting in the same turn?

Colossus Slayer only triggers if you attack a target which doesn't have it's full hit points (meaning they took damage in this fight already). Would damaging the target with an Attack Action make it ...
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How many attacks when two weapon fighting when hasted or speed property?

How does haste, a weapon with the speed enhance, or both weapons with a speed enhancement work when someone is two weapon fighting? Does haste only grant a single attack, and if so does the player ...
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Weapon utility when used in confined spaces?

So the characters are invading a small goblin lair. Rather than having the lair's tunnels be 10×10 feet and the rooms large and man-sized, the tunnels are 4 feet tall and 2½ feet wide and ...
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Can a dual-wielder have something like the “protection” fighting style?

I'm new to D&D and am playing a 5e campaign as a Paladin with a focus on Dex rather than Str; I am considering multi-classing into Fighter to get the two-weapon fighting style, per some of the ...
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What's better? Attacking with rapier or two dagger attacks?

I'm looking for an answer supported by math and logic, not role-playing. I have a level 1 rogue (level 2 at the end of the last session) that tries to use Sneak Attack whenever possible, and he has a ...
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Can a large creature use two non-light weapons without penalty?

I'm playing a ranger who's using the Guardian archetype. The Guardian form is Large, and I would like to use two warhammers since I have the Ranger's two-weapon fighting style. Would I be allowed to ...
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Do you need to roll to hit for the offhand attack of Two-Weapon Fighting?

I'm playing a rogue, and cannot find the definitive answer to this question anywhere. I know all about the bonus action nature of the offhand attack, so that is not part of this question. I only want ...
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Can the TWF feats be used with a double weapon instead of two weapons?

I was reading another question and answer about a double weapon being used for two weapon fighting and it started me wondering about the wording for something else. Double: You can use a double ...
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Dual-Wielding Spear Dancing Style

The Spear Dancing Style chain of feats (Specifically Spear Dancing Style itself), allows the use of any spear or polearm as a double weapon. If you chose a one-handed weapon, such as the Trident, ...
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Is there any way to get two-weapon style for dual weapon attack?

Is there any way possible to get the scout's two-weapon style for the purposes of using dual weapon attack as a class other than scout? Is there any way a ranger or other class can get it through ...
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Does an attack granted by Haste trigger two-weapon fighting?

I'm a level 6 Bladesinger Wizard. I have Haste cast on myself. I am wielding two shortswords. If I use my action to Cast a Spell, such as Booming Blade, and use my additional action granted by Haste ...
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Monk Two Weapon Fighting + Flurry of Blows

I am currently playing a 3.5 1/2 Medusa Monk. At lvl 1, I took Two Weapon Fighting and my DM said that he is counting Spiked Chains as a Monk weapon. At level 3, I took Finesse weapons as feat. ...
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Can a creature use its “free” interaction with an object during a bonus action? [closed]

Example: In a creature's combat turn; it uses its move, makes an attack (with a light melee weapon) that is already in its primary hand. The creature then decides to draw a dagger with its offhand and ...
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Does removing the bonus action requirement of two weapon fighting make it unbalanced?

I've been toying with various approaches to making Two-Weapon Fighting interact better with other class features that use a bonus action. I am considering removing the bonus action requirement of Two-...
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How many thrown weapons need to be strapped to a Blinkback Belt to allow full BAB/with GTWF?

The scenario: a level 11+ Fighter has the Feats: Two-Weapon Fighting Improved Two-Weapon Fighting Greater Two-Weapon Fighting Quick Draw Point Blank Shot Precise Shot Rapid Shot How many weapons do ...
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What are the pros and cons of the Two-Weapon Fighting option for fighters?

I've been seeing discussions about how great weapon fighting and even dueling, when reaching a certain point, are stronger than Two-Weapon Fighting. What are the advantages & disadvantages of the ...