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Can an attack of opportunity be made against a net if the restrained creature is being moved?

A creature, other than the one restrained by the net, can make an attack against the net (AC 10) which by dealing at least 5 slashing damage will free the restrained creature. If a player restrained ...
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Can a character add enhancements to named weapons and armor?

Through standard crafting can enhancements be added to named weapons and armor (like Holy Avenger or Banded Mail of Luck) or do those items stay as they are and are unenchantable? I see text that ...
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How does the Gloom Stalker ranger's Umbral Sight feature interact with this silent magic dagger?

I'm currently playing a ranger in a 5e module, and have gained a magic dagger that doesn’t make noise when it hits or cuts something. The dagger is The Gloom Stalker ranger's Umbral Sight ...
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How does a repeating crossbow work?

I recently looked into the D&D 3.5E rules for a repeating crossbow, but I found them a bit confusing. The rules state: As long as it holds bolts, you can reload it by pulling the reloading ...
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Can siege weapons from the DMG be purchased in Adventurers League?

In D&D 5e Adventurers League, can the siege weapons as seen in the DMG be purchased?
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Could I use a greatsword and a longsword in one turn with Two-Weapon Fighting and the Dual Wielder feat?

I am a 5th level fighter with an extra attack and I have TWF and the Dual Wielder feat. In theory, could I use my first two attacks with a greatsword and then make a bonus action attack with a ...
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Does the Technomancer's Supercharge Weapon spell work on a ship's weapon for the purposes of ship-to-ship combat?

Does the Technomancer's Supercharge Weapon spell work on a ship's weapon for the purposes of ship-to-ship combat?
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What action does it take to activate a paladin's bonded weapon's special abilities?

Paladin's Divine Bond special ability has the following text under the first option: These bonuses can be added to the weapon, stacking with existing weapon bonuses to a maximum of +5, or they ...
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What is a manufactured weapon?

Right now I am in a session and used the spell Haste on my teammates. The spell Haste says (emphasis mine): When making a full attack action, a hasted creature may make one extra attack with one ...
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Do I have to use the same weapon for Improved Trip?

Assume I have a longsword and an empty off hand, the Improved Trip feat, and a BAB of 6. Can I attack on 6 with my longsword, attempt to trip on 1 with my hand, and if I succeed, follow up with my ...
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Can you negate disadvantage on throwing a net by using the Lunging Attack maneuver of the Battle Master fighter?

The Battle Master fighter's Lunging Attack maneuver (PHB, p. 74) increases reach of a weapon by 5 feet. Could you choose to increase the short range of the net from 5 feet to 10 feet? This would allow ...
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How much do silver weapons cost?

Silver weapons are clearly a thing, as many monster stat blocks claim they can be hit with silver weapons. But I don’t see how much they cost. So, how much does a silver weapon cost?
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+1 bows and arrows [duplicate]

In D&D 5e, I am wondering how mechanically using +1 bows and arrows (or crossbow and bolts) work, specifically: If a character uses a +1 bow but mundane arrows, do they get +1 to both the attack ...
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Avoiding the lance disadvantage when mounted on a large creature

This question begins the same as this question: Is weapon reach measured from the edge of the mount's space or the rider's? However Rubiksmoose's answer (the currently accepted answer) seems ...
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Does it matter what monk weapon a monk wields?

One of my players is running a one-shot for 20th level characters. It looks like I'm going to be playing a 20th level monk. I am looking at the Way of the Kensei. Whether it's a Kensei or some ...
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Is there a way for a Swashbuckler to function with slashing weapons?

I'm trying to make a Vishkanya character as a backup character, and I've always been enamored with the swashbuckler class, but it specifically says Light or One-Handed Piercing Weapon is there a ...
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What are the rules for weapons practice?

The Cypher System Rulebook on page 184 states: If you wield a weapon that you have no experience with, the difficulty of making an attack with that weapon is increased by one step That is ...
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Can you use a weapon affected by Heat Metal each turn if you drop it in between?

This is a theoretical situation, but I wanted public opinion on the ruling. Heat Metal states (ignoring the "At Higher Levels" part): Choose a manufactured metal object, such as a metal weapon or ...
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Will letting my players take enemy weapons cause balance issues?

My players are very much of the "kill a monster and take their stuff" mentality. They have acquired a veritable collection of daggers, javelins, short swords, and so on, from all the monsters they've ...
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How do nets work with Extra Attack?

Part of the net's "special" property states: When you use an action, bonus action, or reaction to attack with a net, you can make only one attack regardless of the number of attacks you can ...
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Is there any way for a Half-Orc Sorcerer to get proficiency with a heavy weapon?

I have a player playing a half orc sorcerer who's partially in denial about his magic. Wants to be a melee fighter. Recently, the party beat a group of orcs who were putting him down for being half-...
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If you kill a Solar Angel can you use its Slaying Longbow?

Solars have the following weapon attack on their stat block: Slaying Longbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, range 150/600 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) piercing damage plus 27 (6d8) ...
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Can I use Alchemist's fire to turn my sword into a virtual Flame Blade?

Alchemist's Fire never burns out, according to this: How long does Alchemist's Fire burn? Does that mean I can put it on my sword to make a virtual Flame Blade? According to the rules it does 1d4 ...
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What is a Gloomblade (the magic item) in D&D lore?

In Adventurers League Season 6 (for Tales from the Yawning Portal), there were two adventures that mentioned the gloomblade: DDAL06-02 The Redemption of Kelvan DDEP06-02 Return to White Plume ...
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Does anyone know of a comprehensive list of the unused combinations of weapon properties in D&D 5e?

I am hoping to find a table or guide to identify the combinations of weapon properties not used in the 5e PHB. I want to match those weapon types to historic weapons and add them to the list of ...
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Does a Hand Crossbow with the Repeating Shot Infusion still require a Free Hand to use?

Normally speaking, a Hand Crossbow has the Ammunition and Loading properties. Respectively, these properties mean that A free hand is required to use the crossbow and load it with its ammunition, ...
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What rarity should this homebrew scimitar fused to a wand of the war mage be?

I made a weapon in D&D 5e: A silver-plated scimitar that has a +2 wand of the war mage fused along the back of the blade, and an Arcane Focus crystal embedded in the hilt. I also placed a ...
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Is it possible to have a character with proficiency in all martial weapons without proficiency in Medium armor?

When thinking more about this question: Are the requirements of a Horn of Valhalla cumulative?, I started to wonder if characters could effectively use horns without being able to use their lesser ...
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Does a centaur PC also count as being mounted?

One of our characters created a centaur Eagle totem barbarian (level 3) - which I thought was a good idea. But to duck and weave in tight spaces, she'd need high AC, so she came up with a character ...
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How does a monk's Martial Arts feature modify damage done by magical monk weapons?

I'm curious about how exactly the Martial Arts class feature modifies damage done with magic weapons that add extra damage. Here's the relevant bullet point of the class feature (which is on page 78 ...
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How does the spell Remove Curse interact with a Sword of Vengeance?

One of my players recently acquired, and become attuned to, a cursed Sword of Vengeance (DMG, p. 206). The descriptive text for this item says: This sword is cursed and possessed by a vengeful ...
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Drawing a second weapon as part of an attack?

Consider a 1st level Rogue who wants to fight with two shortswords using Two-Weapon Fighting (PHB p.195) but does not have the Dual Wielder Feat. Starting off empty-handed, is the following possible? ...
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If I trip with a weapon do I add the Weapon Focus bonus to the trip attack roll?

Some special attacks such as Trip can be performed with weapons. Its text says: Some weapons can be used to make trip attacks. In this case, you make a melee touch attack with the weapon instead of ...
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Can you attack with a two-handed weapon, drop it, and then use Crossbow Expert's bonus action via an Extra Attack with a hand crossbow?

The Crossbow Expert feat (PHB, p. 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 loaded hand crossbow you are holding. ...
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Does the special thrown attack of a Hammer of Thunderbolts deal damage?

The Hammer of Thunderbolts has a special thrown property: The hammer also has 5 charges. While attuned to it, you can expend 1 charge and make a ranged weapon attack with the hammer, hurling it as ...
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Is this attack type chart correct?

I am wondering if this chart showing the types of attacks in 5e-dnd and what things they can count towards is correct: (source1) The chart works by listing on the y-axis different ways of making an ...
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How do I make a Magical Dart Thrower more economical in Adventurers League?

I made a dart throwing rogue for Adventurers League only to later realise that my damage against BPS-resistant enemies will fall off at later levels compared to magical bow/crossbow users. Given that ...
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What counts as a magically propelled attack for the 2019 UA Artificer's Arcane Armament feature?

The (May 2019 Unearthed Arcana) Artificer class gets a feature that works very much like the Extra Attack feature from several existing classes, but with some additional limitations (emphasis added): ...
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What is the volume of a suspended cauldron?

DMG p. 255 provides the stats for siege equipment, and lists suspended cauldrons among them: A cauldron is an iron pot suspended so that it can be tipped easily, spilling its contents. Once emptied,...
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Can you make multiple attacks with a net or a weapon with the loading property if you have multiple individual actions or reactions?

The net item has a special property which says: When you use an action, bonus action, or reaction to attack with a net, you can make only one attack regardless of the number of attacks you can ...
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For non-monks, what is the interaction between mighty wallop on gauntlets and unarmed strike damage?

If a character is not a monk, and therefore their base unarmed attack is considered to be neither a manufactured nor natural weapon, does casting mighty wallop or greater mighty wallop on their ...
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Does the Rapid Wrath magic weapon double a speed that's calculated by halving another speed?

The specific magic weapon rapid wrath (Ghostwalk Campaign Setting 66) (11,702 gp; 3 lbs.), in part, says, "This +1 mighty cleaving shortspear doubles the speed of a creature that carries it" (link ...
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What does the “c.” listed under weapon length mean?

In the PHB, some weapons have a length that begins with "c" and some others don't. What does "c" mean in this context?
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I have 2 attacks. Can I shoot a light/heavy crossbow, then throw a dart in same turn?

I've tried to check Q&A before asking, but I haven't seen this question asked specifically. If the loading property restricts me to firing my crossbow once per turn, may I throw an improvised or ...
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Can other PCs use Alchemical Weapons?

I wanted to get some clarity on something. My character is an alchemist for reference. If I craft Alchemical Weapons like those listed in the Alchemists Manual, can my other party members use them? ...
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Can Flash Attack be used with Hand Crossbows and one-handed firearms?

Can Flash Attack be used with Hand Crossbows and one-handed firearms?
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Will doubling the price & damage of grenades make them balanced compared to other weapons?

Context: I'm running a group through the Dead Suns adventure path. This is the first time any of us have used Starfinder. One of the party members is an ysoki envoy who would like to focus on grenades ...
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Are there weapons specialized for fighting Divine Casters?

In D&D, Arcane Casters have to deal with weapons like Mage Bane enchantments for those who target casters. Are there any sort of weapons that specialize in fighting divine casters, like Mage Bane ...
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Does the 2019 UA artificer's Arcane Weapon spell apply to thrown weapons?

I was making an artificer (from the May 2019 UA) who has a dagger with the Returning Weapon infusion. I planned on using the arcane weapon spell with it, but I am unsure if it works. Arcane weapon ...
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What would be an appropriate cost for a Dexterity enhancement bonus on a sword?

My fighter has a sword that gives him +2 to dexterity as long as it is wielded or sheathed. What would an appropriate amount be to value that bonus at? The magic items creation rules say an ability ...