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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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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 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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When is an ASI better than the Dual Wielder feat?

Many people ask questions about dual wielding (even though two-weapon fighting is subpar for everyone after level four). Most of them seemingly can't wait to pick up the Dual Wielder feat (PHB, p. 165)...
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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-...