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Questions tagged [weapons]

Equipment usable by characters to cause damage to other characters or creatures.

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What object size is a bastard sword made for a Medium character?

A bastard sword made for a Medium character requires two hands to use as a martial weapon without the exotic weapon proficiency feat to use it, but with the proper feat, a Medium character can wield ...
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How much damage does an ogre do with a weapon?

The AD&D 2nd Edition Monstrous Manual entry for an Ogre Chieftain says: He inflicts 8-18 (2d6+6) points of damage per attack, +6 with weapon. Does this just mean I add another +6 to their ...
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Is there a magic weapon special ability that allows you to change a weapon's material and/or damage type?

Years ago, I played under a DM that had several things that he said he had copied out of others books for D&D 3.5. And one of those was a magic weapon special ability that allowed you to change ...
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What would be the crafting DC to create cursed weapons or weapons with minuses?

One of my characters (the rogue tactician) has been asking what he could do to create cursed items or items at minuses (like a -2 sword to it would have bad to-hit and bad damage). But I wasn't sure ...
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Can I threaten adjacent squares with a rifle by using it as an improvised weapon?

Can someone with a rifle treat it as an improvised weapon via rifle butt to threaten squares around him and provide flanking?
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How to build a rogue unchained to be able to fight with 2 blade boots and 2 daggers?

How to build a rogue unchained to be able to fight with two "Blade boot" and (in my case) two "Dagger" at the same time? I am doing a two-weapon fighting Rogue Unchained. I found in the list of ...
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Would it be possible to grab my Spiritual Weapon and make a melee attack with it?

If I cast spiritual weapon, would it be possible to grab it and make a melee attack with it? Of course the attack would take my action and I would have to use my strength modifier to hit because I am ...
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Stacking acid damage from weapon [closed]

My GM gave me a spear, which appears to be a homebrew item. It does 2d4 acid damage for 1d4 rounds in addition to the normal 1d8 base damage. If I attack a foe with this weapon each round how does the ...
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After an unarmed creature disarms a foe, can the creature keep the weapon?

I'm playing a brawler who uses unarmed strikes and who specializes in disarming foes. Can an unarmed brawler retain a weapon after he disarms an opponent since his hands are free when he makes the ...
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Can a Pact of the Blade warlock with Improved Pact Weapon use a reach weapon as a spellcasting focus to deliver touch spells?

The warlock's (Pact of the Blade-only) Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 57) states that you can use your pact weapon as a spellcasting focus. Using a whip, ...
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Can you drop one hand from a two-handed weapon to draw and use a single-handed weapon next turn?

A situation came up in our last session of D&D 5e where another character wanted to use a single-handed weapon after using a two handed weapon attack. She made the attack with a two handed ...
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How much extra damage does a vorpal sword give?

If a target survives beheading/it does not occur, vorpal sword deals additional damage instead. Such a creature instead takes an extra 6d8 slashing damage from the hit. On a crit, we are to double ...
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Is hitting creatures with Steel Wind Strike considered “using” a weapon?

Steel wind strike's spell description (XGtE, p. 166) states: You flourish the weapon used in the casting and then vanish to strike like the wind. Choose up to five creatures you can see within ...
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Can you make cesti adamantine?

I'm playing a Brawler and I'm wondering if it would be worth it to buy a pair of adamantine cesti to bypass DR and for sundering purposes. Close weapon Mastery says the following: Close Weapon ...
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Is proficiency in hand crossbows sufficient to use a repeating hand crossbow?

As a rogue, we get the proficiency to use Hand crossbow (which is an exotic weapon). And so can a rogue use a Repeating hand crossbow (also list as an exotic weapon) without handicap? Or would we have ...
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Can you make a Melee Weapon Attack with a Net?

A thrown melee weapon is considered a ranged attack. However, the Net has a throwing range, is listed as a Martial Ranged Weapon, but doesn't inherently state that it requires you to throw the net in ...
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Limitations of Vorpal Sword

Is what makes a vorpal sword a vorpal sword an enchantment that can be applied to other weapons? If so, can this enchantment be modified based off the item that is being enchanted? An example of what ...
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Are there any recommended weights, costs, or lead times for siege weapons?

The party that I'm the DM for recently got use of an airship, which came with a ballista and harpoon. The first thing that one of the party members wanted to do was purchase even more siege weapons to ...
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Can brass knuckles be combined with Brawler/Martial Artist edge? Would it be unbalanced to allow it anyway?

I was wondering whether brass knuckle can be combined with the brawler and martial artist edges from the Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition. Both edges imply in their description, that they are meant to be ...
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Finessible Bashing/Piercing Weapons

I'm curious to know if there are any specifically finessible Bludgeoning/Piercing weapons that don't require special materials, or templates to be added to be made a finessible weapon... I know you ...
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Should it be possible to improvise a reach weapon to attack adjacent foes?

I am aware of the Shorten Grip feat, but I was wondering if it should be possible to improvise the other end of a reach weapon to use it as one end of a quarterstaff?
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How are attack stats determined after re-gearing my Sprite Familiar?

The Sprite monster manual entry confuses me and I'm not sure how they calculated its attack and damage. A longsword normally uses strength. The Sprite has +2 to hit, and does 1 damage. With its -4 ...
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Does damage from Talon, the +1 Longsword from LMoP, count as magical damage?

One of my players has Talon, a +1 Longsword that deals slashing damage. In regards to a creature that has "resistance to damage from non-magical weapons", does Talon deal magical or non-magical ...
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Can you draw and use another weapon while holding a two-handed one? [duplicate]

Per a sage advice tweet I cannot find right now, the Two-Handed weapon property refers to hands needed to wield it, not nearly hold it. If memory serves, that question was specifically about letting ...
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Are there viable crossbow-using builds without Crossbow Expert?

I like crossbows as a concept. There's just something about the loading and the aiming and the thunk. What I don't like as much are rapid-firing automatic crossbows or the kind of machinegunning that ...
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Is it impossible to attune to more than one copy of a magic weapon?

So I'm aware that attunement cannot be applied to more than one copy of a magic item, I.E. two rings of protection. Does the same rule apply to magic weapons that require attunement as well?
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What action is it to combine two shang gou into “a single one-handed weapon”?

The shang gou weapon entry reads: Forged in pairs, these solid metal blades end in curved hooks, while the hand guards are hammered into outward-facing spiked crescents. Benefit: Both the ...
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Can you attack multiple times a turn with a light/heavy crossbow and Crossbow Expert?

It has been my understanding that since the first benefit of the Crossbow Expert feat (PHB, p. 165) is: You ignore the loading quality of crossbows with which you are proficient. ...Then you can ...
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Pathfinder Versatile weapon and Weapon Finesse

I have a question. I have built a half-elven dragon rider based off of dexterity to make up for her lack of armor. She has elven weapon familiarity as an alternate trait so her weapon used is an elven ...
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Gauntlets In Regards to Negating Damage Resistance on Unarmed Strikes

Currently playing a Brawler in a campaign where demons are a common enemy and I'd like to use cold iron gauntlets to overcome damage resistance using my brawler's unarmed strikes. However, I've read ...
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Is this homebrew magic item balanced for a level 5 party?

I made a weapon to give to my party at level 5. Is this overpowered to give (one) to a level 5 party of 4 characters? The Halting Rod Uncommon (unique), 2 lbs. 2d4 force damage ...
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Can you coat a weapon with adamantine?

My dwarven cleric needs a buff lvl10 and I have 1000 gp. I know I can get an adamantine weapon with this but since my character is greedy I was wondering if I could just get a master Smith to coat the ...
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Can a Spiked Gauntlet worn by a polearm-wielding Fighter allow him to do attacks of opportunity with it?

If a fighter is wearing Spiked Gauntlets wielding a Ranseur, does he threaten both the 5' area around him with the piked gauntlets and the 10' with the Ranseur which would allow him to make an attack ...
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Heat metal cast on a weapon: does it deal extra damage?

When casting heat metal on a metal weapon, will it deal an additional 2d8 damage on a hit? From the following sentence from the spell description, I assume this to be the case: A creature in ...
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Is the Boomerang found on Dndbeyond.com an official weapon?

I found the boomerang while designing a character (with homebrew not selected during character generation.) Is this a homebrew weapon or is it an official piece of equipment?
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Does the Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation grant a +1 to magical pact weapons that don't already have a +X bonus?

In the text for the Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation (XGtE, p. 57), it says: In addition, the weapon gains a +1 bonus to its attack and damage rolls, unless it is a magic weapon that ...
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How does the lance's special rule of being wielded in one hand work with a large lance?

If a lance is a 2-handed weapon but can be wielded with one hand while on horseback, does that mean you can wield a large lance with 1 hand? Or, does the rule of not being able to wield large 2-handed ...
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How would a raven familiar bite through a bowstring?

Our warlock is level 8, and has a raven familiar. The raven scouted ahead and found some guards up on a hilltop fortress. It’s in the middle of the night, and the bows are left relatively unattended. ...
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How do you load a crossbow?

I know how you load a crossbow IRL but in the game you need a free hand to load them, and crossbows are two handed weapons (except the hand crossbow, but even that is sort of a two handed weapon ...
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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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Which monsters have immunity or resistance to non-silvered non-magical weapons?

The Player's Handbook (p. 148) (and the Basic Rules) state about silvered weapons: Some monsters that have immunity or resistance to nonmagical weapons are susceptible to silver weapons [...] ...
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elemental damage on/of weapon [closed]

Does the elemental damage of a weapon replace or add to the damage of a weapon? I'm toying with the idea of making a magical quaterstaff with lightning damage for instance, which can be toggled on and ...
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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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Does a Flame Tongue sword stay ablaze if you unattune to it while still holding it?

A Flame Tongue sword is a magic item that requires attunement. You can use a bonus action to speak this magic sword's command word, causing flames to erupt from the blade. These flames shed bright ...
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Hammer of Moradin - Hammer return and additional attacks

What kind of magic enchantment would make my war hammer return immediately before my next attack so I can make four ranged attacks? Few details: I would like to have my character (22 lvl multi class ...
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How do the Hexblade warlock's Hex Warrior and Pact of the Blade features interact for two-handed weapons?

In the description of the Hexblade warlock's Hex Warrior class feature (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 55), it states that you can bond with a weapon that lacks the two-handed property. In the ...
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Can a Hexblade warlock choose a lance for his Hex Warrior weapon?

The lance description says: a lance requires two hands to wield when you aren't mounted. Note that the lance lacks the two handed property but still need 2 hands to wield. The Hexblade warlock's ...
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Where is weapon damage stated?

So I've read from multiple sources that weapon damage in the original D&D booklets is 1d6 regardless of weapon. However, reading through the books, I can't find reference to weapon damage at all. ...
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Is there a way to add or remove a weapon property from an existing weapon?

Can a weapon's properties be modified in any way? For example, a Maul is "Heavy" and "Two-Handed". Are there any rules which govern the adding a property (Such as "Reach") or removing a property (like ...
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Is this Onyx Spear homebrew magic weapon overpowered for a low-level (3-5) character?

I'm building a unique weapon that can be looted off a boss creature in a very early portion of my campaign (expected for characters level 3-5), and I want to ensure that I can fairly hand it out to ...