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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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Does Shield Master make Two-Weapon Fighting obsolete?

I need a clarification between these two answers: 1 2 The first answer argues that Shield Master removes only the penalties from attack rolls made with a shield. So for example a character that has ...
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Do I have Disadvantage attacking with an off-hand weapon?

I'm pretty new to D&D and have a question. I am currently playing as a rogue swashbuckler (lvl 3) which encourages dual wielding. I love this mechanic and enjoy playing it so far but I'm confused ...
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Can a monk's single staff be considered dual wielded, as per the Dual Wielder feat?

If a monk uses a staff and has the Dual Wielder feat, can they use a 1d6 attack for one hand then 1d6 attack bonus for the other, plus gaining +1 to AC for holding a melee weapon in each hand? Seems ...
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Can I take the the bonus-action attack from Two-Weapon Fighting without taking the Attack action?

So I wanted to do a dual wielder rogue and I had a question about the bonus-action attack. Can I take the bonus-action attack first and without taking an Attack action? Basically, if I'm face to ...
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Two weapon fighting using double slice and power attack at same time

I am helping a new player create a character and he wants to use two weapon fighting. He is joining the campaign I am in and will be starting out as a 7th level slayer Assuming 18 strength and ...
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Spear Dancing Style and Magic Weapon/Dual-Balanced Weapon

The Spear Dancing Style allows, when using the style, to grant the double special weapon feature to a spear or polearm from the weapon fighter group. I have two questions about the consequences of ...
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Can I draw 2 weapons with the same hand (throwing one and then drawing another) using the Dual Wielder feat?

I had an idea for a level 5 fighter with the Dual Wielder feat that used a melee weapon in the off-hand (whip) and used a thrown weapon (javelin) in the main hand. My question is: With the main hand ...
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Can a buckler be dealt armored sacrifice damage while two-weapon fighting?

Armored Sacrifice (Ex): When damage would cause the fighter or an adjacent ally to be knocked unconscious or killed, the fighter can instead direct the damage to a suit of armor that he is wearing or ...
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Can a monk use a shortsword for the bonus action attack of Martial Arts?

Could a mutli-class monk/arcane trickster using two short swords, use two weapon fighting for his bonus action instead of making an unarmed strike while also still using the dex modifier for the bonus ...
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Can I Two-Weapon fight after Two-Handed-Weapon fighting?

Pick a class that has access to the Extra Attack feature. For my example, I'll use my standby, Fighter McFighterson. Let us say that McFighterson is 20th level, and possesses the Dual Wielder feat. ...
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Does two-weapon fighting give any penalties to the offhand attack?

I understand that you have to use the two weapon fighting style to add your ability modifier to damage, but I was wondering if there were any penalties to the offhand attack modifier?
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How can I dual-wield two daggers? [duplicate]

I'm currently playing as a Lizardfolk Warlock (Dungeons & Dragons 5E) and my character started with two daggers. Is there anyway to simultaneously attack with them while in combat? If I were to ...
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If I wield two Fortuitous weapons at once, can I make multiple attacks of opportunity?

I have this doubt: if I wield two Fortuitous weapons and make a trip, then hit the AoO I can make two more AoO at -5 (one with each weapon)?
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How exactly does Shield Master work?

Does Shield Master removing shields' two-weapon fighting penalties mean I don't take any penalties when dual wielding shields, even if I don't have the Two Weapon Fighting feat? I plan on getting ...
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With Two-Weapon Fighting, can the second attack be a bite attack?

My son is keen to use a lizardfolk with bite attack as a character. We are assuming the second attack can be a bite as the offhand attack, which seems reasonable. But then he also wants to use a ...
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Can a two-weapon combatant draw both weapons at once?

The only rule regarding this that I've managed to find is (PHB p190): You can also interact with one object or feature of the environment for free, during either your move or your action. For ...
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Can I stow and draw the same weapon in a single turn?

I play a level 4 Eldritch Knight who is going use a longsword and whip with the dual wielder feat, which I took at level 4. As it turns out I can't cast spells with 2 weapons in my hands so I had to ...
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How do fiendish long arms affect this ettin's attacks?

As gifts from its master, an ettin (Monster Manual 106-7) gains two fiendish grafts, two long arms (Fiend Folio 211). Bearing in mind an ettin's extraordinary ability superior two-weapon fighting, ...
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What are the rules on using a pair of locked gauntlets?

My dual wielding character just got disarmed without being able to retrieve his weapons because they fell into a pit. Suddenly the most capable fighter of the party became a waste of space. So I ...
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How do attack rolls work with two-weapon fighting?

I have a champion fighter with two scimitars. This fighter took the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style and often uses both of them for higher damage output. Sometimes in our sessions, I have to make a ...
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What are the mechanical consequences of adding the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style to the benefits of the Dual Wielder feat?

I've been reviewing the Two-Weapon Fighting information, and I don't understand why Dual Wielder doesn't grant a benefit like the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style does. The description of the feat ...
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What imbalance might arise from this alteration to the two-weapon fighting style?

It's generally accepted that the two-weapon fighting style is considered a subpar option. It's disappointing when going by the numbers, the mechanics (just add a small bonus to your one extra attack), ...
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Does Crossbow Expert let me fire a hand crossbow as a bonus action after using a one-handed weapon's versatile property?

The Crossbow Expert feat (PHB, pg. 165) says: When you use the Attack action and attack with a one-handed weapon, you can use a bonus action to attack with a hand crossbow you are holding. The ...
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Does Crossbow Expert override the light weapon requirement for Two Weapon Fighting?

Two-Weapon Fighting (PHB, pg 195) says the following: 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 ...
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Pathfinder Hero Point combined with Ki Pool and Two Weapon Fighting feat

Our DM is using the Hero Points optional rule where I can spend one point to make an additional attack. My Ninja can spend one from his Ki Pool to make an additional attack. At level one I took the ...
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Is an improvised weapon treated as similar enough to a weapon to use its properties still considered “improvised”?

In PHB, the 2nd paragraph of the description of Improvised Weapons (p. 147) states: In many cases, an improvised weapon is similar to an actual weapon and can be treated as such. For example, a ...
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Can you use darts as improvised “light melee weapons” to trigger Two-Weapon Fighting?

Can you take the Attack action and use darts as improvised "light melee weapons" to trigger Two-Weapon Fighting for the purpose of making two thrown attacks? My financially challenged first level ...
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Does it matter which weapon I attack with first when two-weapon fighting?

The PHB on p. 195 (or the corresponding section of the basic rules) says: 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 ...
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Why is a hand crossbow light if you need both hands to use it? [duplicate]

The hand crossbow has to properties, ammo, and light, but you need a free hand to load the crossbow so how is it light if you need both hands.
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Does Dual Wielding count as two attacks, therefore two actions?

I’m not sure if two weapon fighting and duel wielding are the same thing. I’m very new, like first game new. What I’m wondering is: if I have the Dual Wielding Feature, do I make two separate weapon ...
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Can you make a bonus-action attack from Two-Weapon Fighting before you take your action?

The rules on 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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Does a dual-wielder get advantage on both attacks if hidden? [duplicate]

If my rogue attacks while hidden and dual-wielding shortswords, do I have advantage on both of my attacks (from Two-Weapon Fighting) or only on the first attack?
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With Extra Attack, can I grapple an opponent and attack with offhand dagger?

I attack an enemy using a dagger with my right hand, drop it, then grapple the enemy using my right hand (Extra Attack). Using the Two-Weapon Fighting rule: When you take the Attack action and ...
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Blocking and parrying with two weapons

I've been mastering a game of MERP where my PCs didn't take much care about protecting themselves and attacked at full force each round, only subtracting the Defensive Bonus from their shields from ...
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Can I replace the off-hand attack from Two-Weapon fighting with a grapple/shove attempt?

The rule for grappling allows me to replace an attack with an attempt to grapple. The Two-weapon Fighting rule allows me to use a bonus action to attack using my off-hand. Can I replace the off-hand ...
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Is allowing an Eldritch Knight with Dual Wielder feat to summon both weapons at once unbalanced?

RAW it is not possible to summon both of your bonded weapons as part of the same Bonus Action. The Eldritch Knight fighter's Weapon Bond feature (PHB, p. 75) states: Once you have bonded a weapon ...
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Why is two-weapon fighting considered subpar for fighters?

I know this has been discussed before, but I've yet to find a mathematically sound explanation of why two-weapon is vastly inferior to two-handed. I could understand if there are ultimately negligible ...
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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 the 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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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 ...