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What whould be good weapons for a kid character around the age of 9 to 12 [closed]

I need wepons no specific campaign just want to play a 9 to 12 year old boy who summons weapons with magic. I just dont know good weapons for a kid. Any suggestions please.
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Can PCs cause thunder damage or a related condition with simple purpose-built non-magic items?

I would like one of my player characters (I am the player, and I will collaborate with my DM on this) in D&D 5e to craft (or possibly buy) a device that is intended to cause damage or a harmful ...
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Does the Flame Blade spell count as a melee weapon that can be used with the paladin's Divine Smite feature?

With the release of the new Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse, the revamped Fire Genasi trait "Reach to the Blaze" now allows the race access to the flame blade spell: [...] ...
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Can monks use a Sun Blade as monk weapon?

Rules as written, can monks use a Sun Blade as a monk weapon? Sun Blade Weapon (longsword), rare (requires attunement) Properties: Versatile, Finesse
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What rarity is the Shadowsong bow in AL play, after the Content Catalog v9 update?

The published Dungeons &Dragons 5th Edition adventure DDEX3-07 Herald of the Moon awards a magic item called Shadowsong. In the original adventure, Shadowsong is a very rare modified Oathbow (bold ...
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Can you make a giant sized weapon using 'Creation'?

I want to create a weapon out of thin air to be used temporarily. My idea would be, As a 14th-level bard, to cast tenser's transformation into a glyph. Then polymorph into a Giant Ape (a Huge creature)...
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Which magic weapon deals the most damage?

Which magic weapon deals most damage at each rarity tier? (I am not asking about Artifacts, just normal rarity scale magic items). For the sake of defining weapon damage: Direct expected damage from ...
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How does the Shadowsong bow deviate from the attunement standards?

Original Item There is an adventure from the 3rd season of Dungeons and Dragons Expeditions called DDEX03-07 Herald of the Moon. It awards a very rare longbow as the main quest reward, called ...
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Does attacking with a Dragon Wing Hand Crossbow require one hand or two?

A hand crossbow is a one-handed weapon that ordinarily takes two hands to fire, due to the loading portion of the Ammunition property. Ammunition: Drawing the ammunition from a quiver, case, or other ...
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How do damage resistances work with regards to magical weapons?

When a monster has resistance to a physical damage type (or physical damage in general), how does this interact with magical weapons? For example, a Skeletal Soldier has resistance 5 against piercing ...
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Is it possible for a warforged to make a magical weapon into their integrated weapon?

Is it possible for a warforged to make a magical weapon into their integrated weapon? I wanted to make a ruidium weapon (Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep, p. 216) my integrated weapon, but I don'...
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If an Echo Knight fighter has a bow equipped, can they make an opportunity attack from the echo's space with a dagger, then use the bow on their turn?

One of my players is playing a level 5 Echo Knight fighter with the Thrown Weapon Fighting fighting style. Their primary source of damage is their bow. However, they utilize the ability to draw a ...
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Do monsters need to switch weapons?

Do monsters, like bandits, have to switch their weapon before they can attack with it, like PCs do or is it included in the action? I am asking as a new DM and I am not entirely sure how to run ...
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What deals more damage on a weapon, +1 to hit or +1 to damage?

Background: I'm introducing masterwork items for 5e as a homebrew rule, both to help players spend surplus gold on something useful when they cannot buy magic items, and to make shopping a bit more ...
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Is this weapon suitable for a 2nd tier Barbarian?

I created a new weapon for the barbarian of the party I am DMing. They are in the 2nd tier of playing, they are all at level 7, in a couple of session they will level up. I would like to give the ...
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Do adamantine short swords, daggers, rapiers...etc keep their finesse properties?

I remember that in past editions adamantine is a heavy and sturdy metal. It allows the creation of excellent armors and even better weapons. I just want to know that if the finesse property still ...
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In Lancer, what are valid targets for weapons that do not require line of sight?

Weapons with the seeking or arcing tags can target enemies to which you do not have line of sight. But if you don't have line of sight, how would you know where the enemy is? Obviously you can use the ...
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If knives and fists are all considered light weapons, what's the benefit of picking up such weapons?

If weapons like knives, small guns, and a fist punch are all considered light weapons, why would a player ever pick up a knife if they drop it in a fight (from a bad roll, for instance)? Sure, they ...
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How does a line-pattern weapon interact with the Seeking tag?

If a Lancer weapon has both a line pattern and the Seeking tag, how does its attack work? For example, suppose a pilot equips the Death's Head Railgun (which normally attacks in a 20 space line) and ...
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Does a creature immune to all magic have immunity to +1 Weapons? [closed]

We were fighting a magic creature, and it was immune to all magic attacks. I have a +1 shortsword, but the DM said that it had no effect on the creature since it's a magic weapon. Is this correct? ...
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Does the Psychic Blades second offhand attack gain the attack roll bonus? [duplicate]

Does the Psychic Blades second offhand attack gain the attack roll bonus as the text says the original weapon disappears and that the only thing that changes is the damage dice. Also at 3rd level, ...
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Does the Defensive Duelist feat work with Psychic Blades from the Soulknife Rogue subclass?

I'm making a Soulknife Rogue and was wondering if the feat Defensive Duelist would work with the Psychic Blades or if I'd need a regular dagger to gain benefit from it. Defensive Duelist: When you ...
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If the Eldritch Knight fighter's bonded weapon hits a creature, could that creature teleport with the weapon?

The Eldritch Knight fighter's Weapon Bond feature states (PHB page 74): [...] If it is on the same plane of existence, you can summon that weapon as a bonus action on your turn, causing it to ...
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What is the hardness and hit points of a magical +2 rapier?

Pathfinder system, enchanted rapier with +2 enhancement. What is the hardness and hit points of the sword?
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Is the double-bladed scimitar considered a "sword"?

Is the double-bladed scimitar considered a "sword" for the purpose of magic items (e.g. the Mind Blade or Vorpal Sword)?
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Can I use Basic Poison on an arrow with this Venomous Bow magic item to create a double-poisoned arrow?

I am in a game where my DM just gave me the Venomous Bow. This bow is similar to the Dagger of Venom, such that it automatically applies poison to any arrows that are that touch it. This bow also gave ...
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An epic weapon with non epic special abilities

According to the SRD a weapon with a weapon enhancement bonus of +6 is an epic weapon and has a market price of 720,000 gp. Supposing a non epic special ability is added to the weapon, say for example ...
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Is a weapon proficiency also a skill proficiency, or are the two things completely distinct from each other?

A simple question to answer, I thought, but so far I've been unable to find a reference that really clarifies it. The context for it is the Skill Expert feat in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything. Part of ...
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If a paladin that used sacred weapon on a two handed weapon takes one hand off the weapon does sacred weapon dispell?

I realise it sounds strange but, if a paladin were to cast sacred weapon on a two handed great sword then use one hand to cast another spell would sacred weapon stop working? I am having a discussion ...
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Would clawed gauntlets be considered simple weapons?

A few sessions ago, my group killed a T-Rex and made its claws into gauntlets which they forced upon my monk. I was trying to figure out what kind of weapon they’d be classed as (simple or martial, ...
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Haste's action interaction with Bladesinger's Extra Attack feature and Green-flame Blade/Booming Blade [duplicate]

As a Level 6 Bladesinger Wizard, can you use the extra action granted by the spell Haste to cast a Cantrip? What if that Cantrip has you make a weapon attack as part of the Cantrip, such as Green-...
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Does seeking arrow travel its weapon's long or short range before disappearing?

If I fire an arrow from a short bow, which has a range of 80/320, and apply the Seeking Arrow Arcane Shot option from the Arcane Archer, which of these ranges is the 'maximum distance'? This matters ...
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Multiple Attack Penalty on the Trip Action

Since the Trip Action has the Attack Trait, it is subject to MAP (if you tried to Trip as your second action in a turn, your Athletics check would be at a -5). What about weapons that have both the ...
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How to get access to Spiked Chain?

Unconventional Weaponry only gives access to uncommon weapons associated with an ancestry. How do I get Spiked Chain in Pathfinder Society? ("my previous DM allowed it" won't work there)
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Can I change grip on a two-handed weapon if it's not my turn? [duplicate]

Picture this scenario: I am standing in front of an enemy, brandishing my massive, two-handed greataxe. I expect the enemy to flee, and am already salivating at the opportunity attack I shall unleash. ...
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Why are slings damage type only listed as piercing? [closed]

Why are slings damage type only listed as piercing? Aren't slings standard ammunition rocks/stones roughly the size of a golf ball which are abundant and should do blugeonig damage? Why not have it ...
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What happens to a destroyed Pact Weapon?

Ned is a Hexblade Warlock. He found a magical net+1 and made it his pact weapon via his Pact of the Blade feature: You can transform one magic weapon into your pact weapon by performing a special ...
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Does a Melee attack with a Hand Crossbow allow you to make another Hand Crossbow attack with your bonus action using the Crossbow Expert Feat?

A Human Fighter takes the Crossbow Expert Feat at level 1. In combat, he runs out of ammunition before he runs out of enemies. Could he make a Melee attack with his Hand Crossbow, (using it as an ...
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Do the UA thri-kreen's 4 arms enable any higher-damage weapon combinations?

The Travelers of the Multiverse Unearthed Arcana includes a playable insectoid race called the thri-kreen that has 4 arms, each of which is capable of wielding weapons, albeit with some limitations: ...
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Does the light crossbow have the "light" property?

This question may seem strange or self-explanatory, but I noticed that the light crossbow, despite its name, doesn't have the "light" property listed in its "properties" section. ...
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Are there any weapons that have the heavy property, but not the Two-handed property?

Are there any weapons that have the heavy property, but not the Two-handed property? I am looking for something that my Bladesinger wizard can use Great Weapon master with.
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Does the Hex Warrior feature allow a Hexblade warlock to create a ranged pact weapon?

Can a Hexblade warlock create a ranged pact weapon using the Hex Warrior feature, assuming they do not have the Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation? I'm pretty sure they can't, because it's not ...
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Do 'light hammers', as depicted in D&D, being throwable have any historical precedent? [closed]

I've been trying to find a 'realistic' or at least believable depiction of a light throwing hammer, that would be the equivalent to the 'Light Hammer' in D&D 5E (which has the thrown property). ...
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What rarity would a 15ft reach glaive magic item be?

I'm thinking of making a homebrew magic glaive with a 15ft reach rather than 10ft. What rarity should this be? Also, would making this attunement or non attunement change its rarity? For example, you ...
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Do strikes with weapons etched with runes inherit traits from those runes?

The Conduct Energy free action states as a requirement: Your last action or spell this turn had the acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic trait. The Conducting rune grants a weapon etched with it ...
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How does a Monk benefit from the Power Attack feat when flurrying with a quarterstaff?

A Character with the Power Attack feat can decide to use a quarterstaff as a two-handed weapon and apply 1.5 × Strength bonus to the damage roll, plus double the number he decided to subtract from the ...
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What size is a Solar's Sword?

The Solar can use an action to release its sword, causing it to hover within 5 feet of it: Flying Sword. The solar releases its greatsword to hover magically in an unoccupied space within 5 feet of ...
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How do I upgrade my party's weapons?

I am a newish GM. Me and my party had about 5 sessions and I think it is the time to give them better weapons, but I could no find any tables for lvl 4 characters or anything similar. Is there a need ...
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Does Tearing and Proven apply to Righteous Fury?

Let's say I hit a Righteous Fury with a weapon that has Proven (3). Does the Righteous Fury die also count as having Proven (3)? Alternatively, if the weapon had Tearing, would I roll two dice for ...
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A way around Nets? [duplicate]

So as a party we were all given bizarre items are a reward: A returning arrow, so it would come back to the ranger that fired it A shield which as an action could be deployed as 3/4 cover for ...
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