Questions tagged [two-weapon-fighting]

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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Can I use Booming Blade and Sneak Attack, and then use Disengage (if the first attack hit) or Two-Weapon Fighting (if it missed) on the same turn?

I am building a rogue-warlock multiclass in D&D 5e. I get advantage using my familiar's Help action. And because it is near me, I can use Sneak Attack as well. I am thinking about using booming ...
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Can I use the Two Weapon Fighting bonus action attack while only holding one weapon? [closed]

Here's the situation. A level one Tabaxi fighter has claws and a mace. He intends to attack with both weapons. Using claws as his off hand attack. He is fighting a monster that has resistance to ...
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If a character can make multiple attacks as part of an Attack action, do all of them need to be done with a light weapon to use Two-Weapon Fighting?

The Two-Weapon Fighting rule states: 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 light ...
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Do you add your modifiers to attack rolls when you fight with two weapons? [duplicate]

I plan on making a dual wielding barbarian/fighter, and in fighter's fighting style it says that this style allows me to add modifiers to damage rolls for second weapon. But do I get a bonus for the ...
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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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If a bonus action attack for Two-Weapon Fighting involves multiple ability modifiers, which ones are added to the damage roll?

This question is entirely inspired by the following: Bonus action attack ability score modifier That question, however, happens to ask about a homebrew method of adding multiple ability modifiers to ...
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Bonus action attack ability score modifier

This may be confusing but currently in the campaign there is a warlock with a magic revolver that allows them to add eldritch invocations related to eldritch blast to the weapon. So agonizing blast ...
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Do weapon-based qualities always have to be used with the weapon that triggers them?

There are several qualities in the game that relate to specific weapon categories, most notably the "[weapon category] Fighter I-III" line. Some of these are pretty clear in that their ...
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Two-Weapon Fighting Mechanic Alterations

Back again with some more refinements on my thoughts in altering Two-Weapon Fighting based on the input I got from folks answering these posts: Is this change to the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style ...
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Fighter - Two Weapon Fighting/Hex/Booming Blade

So I’m in a campaign and the DM is helping out one of our players. He helped them build their character and at lvl 5 he has him doing something insane. Now I’m relatively new myself so I can’t ...
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Does the distinction between left and right hand matter when making an off-hand attack? [duplicate]

Clara the Fighter finds herself facing a huge undead, the Frost Giant Skeleton. She attacks twice with her scimitar, and again with her light hammer! The undead reels back as it takes bludgeoning ...
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Two Weapon Fighting with two light weapons?

Do the penalties for the Feat Two Weapon Fighting stop at -2/-2 while holding a one-handed weapon in your primary hand and a light one in your off-hand? What about while dual wielding light weapons ...
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How does the Magic Stone cantrip interact with the fighting style Thrown Weapon Fighting?

I am playing a Ranger with the Extra Attack feature and the Thrown Weapon Fighting fighting style. I have a sack (a homebrew item) that lets me draw and throw a magic stone (flavored as a turnip); the ...
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Why is Soulknife's second attack not Two-Weapon Fighting?

I know the question Do you add your ability modifier to damage for the Soulknife's second attack? with a reply being "Yes you do because it is not two weapons fighting". This is not if, but ...
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Do you add your ability modifier to damage for the Soulknife's second attack?

Normal Two-Weapon Fighting lets you use your bonus action when you've used your action to attack. It says: You don't add your ability modifier to the damage of the bonus attack, unless that modifier ...
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Are monks only allowed to use non-unarmed weapons as off-hand when two-weapon fighting?

Do the special rules regarding monks' unarmed strikes prevent monks from using unarmed strikes as off-hand weapons when using two-weapon fighting? The monk class' unarmed strike section states: There ...
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When using Two-Weapon Fighting, are your bonuses still added to the offhand attack roll? [duplicate]

I understand how offhand attack works. However, when you roll to hit, would you still add your bonuses to the attack roll?
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Question about the claws of the Path of the Beast UA [duplicate]

So my question is about the UA subclass for Barbarian, The Path of the Beast. The question is when I choose the claws option, both of my hands become natural weapons (Cause ya know, claws). So in this ...
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Assassinate ability and two-weapon fighting [duplicate]

I have been reading about this and am finding a lot of questions similar to what I'm asking, but they also all have extra components and I just want a simple answer. I think I already know but I am ...
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Armorer Artificer Off-Hand with Power Armor?

OK, so the armorer artificer (UA) specialization states: Lightning Launcher. A gemlike node appears on one of your armored fists or on the chest (your choice). It counts as a simple ranged weapon, ...
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Given several restrictions, what's the highest amount of ranged attacks a fighter can make in one turn consistently?

I've been working on a 20th level character concept for a while and trying to optimize it for use in a future game, the requirements would be as follows: Only 3.X WotC handbooks (No 3rd party books, ...
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What would be the effects of allowing dual Pact Weapons?

I have been considering a Hexblade Warlock with a houserule to allow two Pact Weapons, so that they could dual-wield. What would the effects of such a houserule be? It is an extra option for Pact of ...
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Can a paladin use the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style?

According to the online basic rules, the options listed for the paladin's Fighting Style feature are: Defense (AC bonus with armour) Dueling (damage bonus with a single one-handed weapon) Great ...
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Can you make a bonus-action to throw a dagger from Two-Weapon Fighting before you take your action? [duplicate]

So I have non-thrown one-handed-weapon in my main hand and light melee weapon with thrown property in my second hand. Can I throw my weapon in second hand before making a attack with my main hand? ...
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What would be a “good” build for a dual weapon battlemaster half-orc? [closed]

I've started playing DnD for the first time two months ago (hey, coronavirus). My character is a half-orc fighter, currently level 3. His attributes are STR 19, DEX 14, CON 16, INT 9, WISDOM 10, CHA ...
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Bonus Actions Are Actions? Combining Two Weapon Fighting and Extra Attack (Newly Expanded) [duplicate]

Let me first start by clarifying, I believe there is a point that has been missed in this question before. Consider that before marking it a repeat: What is the precise differentiation between a ...
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Can you attack four times when you have two light weapons and the extra attack skill? [duplicate]

Most, if not all, classes gain the extra attack ability at level 5 where you can attack twice on your go instead of once. But if you are weilding two light weapons when you're using extra attack, do ...
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How can I make this character with Two-Weapon Fighting and the Dual Wielder feat?

I'm quite new to D&D. As the group I'm playing with recently finished our first adventure with preset characters, we want to play the next one with characters we made ourselves. We would start at ...
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How many attacks does does a level 8 Champion fighter using Two-Weapon Fighting get?

A new player would like to join a group I've been DMing for a while. His player character has the following characteristics: He is a fighter who chose Two Weapon Fighting fighting style when he ...
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Two Weapon Fighting or Rapid Shot with Wrist Launchers

I have the rapid reload feat for the Wrist Launcher, Heavy weapon and since you can wear one of these weapons on each forearm and functions much like a hand crossbow, that free loading both would be ...
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Can you cast Magic Stone on 3 pebbles as a bonus action, throw a stone as an action, then, on your next turn, throw the 2 remaining pebbles?

Can you cast Magic Stone on 3 pebbles as a bonus action, throw a stone as an action, and then on your next turn, throw the 2 remaining pebbles? That is, throwing the first pebble as your action and ...
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Eldritch knight dual wield: do I get multiple attacks on my bonus action?

I have a level 11 Eldritch Knight with two weapon fighting. The rules say I have 3 attacks per action. The rules say when ever I make an attack action with my main hand I can make a bonus attack ...
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Can you use your off-handed weapon for your main attack action? [duplicate]

My friend is 2 weapon fighting a flesh golem. He has one sword that does lightning damage, and one sword that does fire damage. His right hand holds the lightning sword, and his left hand holds the ...
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Is there a character build that allows or optimizes using two-handed weapons with one hand?

I was recommended to post this here because I didn't realize at the time that I was side tracking from a previous question with a new one. This is my question and reasoning behind it. Can I use a ...
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Order of attacks when using Two Weapon Fighting and Extra Attack

Both Two Weapon Fighting and Extra Attack give additional attacks in a turn, but in what order do those attacks take place? Is it up to the player, or must it be a specific order? My initial ...
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Optimizing a dual-wielding ronin blademaster

We'll be starting a new campaign at level 5 in a few weeks. I I've been racking my brain over how exactly to mechanically make the most "killtastic" badass ronin character. The main problem lies in ...
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What would be the difference between dual-wielding a rapier and dagger vs. two shortswords?

In a game I'm playing, I have a Swashbuckler rogue, and my DM gave me the okay on using two-weapon fighting with a rapier and a dagger instead of two shortswords. (But not rapier and shortsword, ...
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Dual wielding two +1 Longswords, do they stack?

In my campaign, my character has the opportunity to dual wield two +1 longswords. I'm just wondering if it's effective to do so or just a flex for my character. Would it make sense to do this? Would ...
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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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Do you get a bonus action from dual wielding? [duplicate]

I have been playing D&D 5e for a while now and I recently made a new Fighter with 2 weapons. I already read many things and the PHB but I can't figure out if I get a bonus action from my first ...
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If the UA Wild Soul barbarian's Wild Surge table causes a greatsword to gain the light property, can it be dual-wielded?

The playtest Wild Soul barbarian subclass (from Unearthed Arcana: Barbarian and Monk has the Wild Surge feature at 3rd level, causing magic to erupt from the barbarian when they rage. Row 7 in the ...
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How do I maximize my turns for damage with this UA Battle Smith artificer melee character?

What would be the correct sequence of actions on 1st turn, and following turns for an Battle Smith Artificer to Maximize damage? They are a 3rd level variant human (Dual Wielder feat) with a ...
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How many attacks can a 3rd-level Hunter ranger using two-weapon fighting make in one turn?

Does a 3rd-level Ranger with the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style and Hunter (Horde Breaker) archetype get 3 or 4 attacks in a turn? The two-weapon fighting rule (PHB pg. 195) says: When you ...
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Two-Weapon Fighting and Double Weapons

The rules regarding the Two-Weapon Fighting feats in D&D 4th Edition seem pretty clear, but I'm still not sure how they apply to double weapons. The Adventurer's Vault states "wielding a double ...
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Can a vampire use its slam attack while full-handed?

Suppose a vampire is two-weapon fighting. Does it have to drop a weapon to use its slam attack or can it use other body parts - kicking or elbow striking for example - to attack with a slam? I ask ...
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Do natural weapons count for two weapon fighting?

Do natural weapons such as those granted by being a Tabaxi or an Aarakocra count for the purposes of two weapon fighting? Would they have the light property to allow it and if not what about if you ...
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How does Extra Attack and Two-Weapon-Fighting work for a fighter? [closed]

Since all PC's are capable of two weapon fighting, is the phrase "you can use two weapon fighting..." just redundant or is it giving you the two-weapon-fighting fighting-style of a fighter, so I can ...
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When two-weapon fighting, can a Battle Master fighter use a maneuver on the Attack action and another on the bonus-action attack?

The Battle Master fighter's Combat Superiority feature states that “you can use only one maneuver per attack” (PHB 73), but I’m unsure how that applies in the case of two-weapon fighting. Is ...
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Is there a penalty for switching targets?

I'm playing a fighter with the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style. Several times in the game tonight, I killed my target with my first attack, and so I wanted to use my bonus attack to go at one of ...
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Two-Weapon Fighting Mechanic Balance

A while ago I put up a question for a balance pass on a homebrew fix for the Two-Weapon Fighting Style found here: Is this change to the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style balanced? A lot of people ...