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What is the most damaging one handed melee weapon?

I'm looking for the most damaging weapon (meaning does the most damage to HP on a successful hit) that can be wielded in one hand. I am looking for an answer for both magical and mundane weapons. The ...
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Do things made of adamantine rust?

Could Rust monster or maybe Gray ooze make adamantine weapon rust? Or maybe adamantine doesn't rust at all?
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Is a Death Knight's necrotic sword damage innate, or connected to its weapon?

Random question about Death Knights: I'm considering True Polymorphing into one for an upcoming fight. Their longswords have an extra 4d8 necrotic damage tied to them. However, their statblocks do ...
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What does a Light weapon mean mechanically?

I was going through the weapon options and I realized something: the scimitar is 3lbs and considered light, but the flail, rapier, war pick, warhammer, whip, longsword, spear and javelin are all 2 or ...
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Can a human Ruffian Rogue with the Unconventional Weaponry feat use Sneak Attack with the chosen weapon?

The Ruffian rogue racket says: You use whatever tools you have at hand to get the job done. You can deal sneak attack damage with any simple weapon, in addition to the weapons listed in the sneak ...
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How to simulate summonable flame swords?

In different animes and super hero films demonic beings can easily summon a flaming sword and make it disappear again. If it were claws like wolverine I would say its natural weaponry. But I'm not ...
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Spiritual weapon- what happens if an enemy tries to grab it? [duplicate]

I have a level three cleric and just cast spiritual weapon for the first time last session. It was in a fight against a group of goblins, so the DM thought it'd be funny for one of them to see the ...
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Can this Warforged's integrated weapon from the Integrated Version trait be disarmed?

From dndguide.com, here is the ability: Integrated Version–Warforged can integrate weapons into their bodies due to the constructed nature. Warforged can integrate one light weapon, melee or ranged....
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Can a vial of holy water be used as a weapon?

In the Player’s Handbook the section for holy water states (emphasis mine): As an action, you can splash the contents of this flask onto a creature within 5 feet of you or throw it up to 20 feet, ...
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Does a Rogue's proficiency with a Rapier apply to the Spiral Rapier?

Does a Rogue's proficiency with a Rapier apply to the Spiral Rapier?
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Is it possible to create sulfur grenades? [closed]

My group is playing Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. I have a Warlock of the Fiend who lives in the attic of Trollskull Manor. He has the Devil's Sight Invocation. He barred up the windows so it was pitch ...
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How many dice are used when shooting double-barreled firearms?

The double-barreled pistol enables a special standard action to shoot both barrels at once by pulling both triggers with -4 penalty. Is it a single attack die, functioning similarly to the Manyshot ...
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Does a Mace of Disruption's Frightened effect override some undead's immunity to the Frightened condition?

The description of the Mace of Disruption states: When you hit a fiend or an undead with this magic weapon [...] If the target has 25 hit points or fewer after taking this damage, it must succeed ...
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Can Orcus use Multiattack with any melee weapon?

This is kind of a fussy question, but I was reading through the stat blocks for some of the demon lords in D&D 5e today and came across a seeming edge case that I hadn't thought of before. Orcus ...
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Does a broken masterwork item retain its masterwork quality if enough Mending cantrips were cast on it?

I'm trying to repair a masterwork longsword a friend has in game; it had the broken condition. Does a broken masterwork item retain its masterwork quality if enough Mending cantrips were cast on it?
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If the Shillelagh cantrip is applied to a club with non-standard damage dice, what is the resulting damage dice?

Let's suppose, for the sake of argument, this weapon exists in a campaign: Unusual Club of Unusualness Simple Melee Weapon (Club), rare Weight: 2 lbs. Damage: 2d4 bludgeoning ...
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Does adding the 'piercing' tag to warhammers require further tweaks from the GM?

Realistically speaking, war hammers were used specifically for breaking through armor: War hammers were developed as a consequence of the prevalence of surface-hardened steel surfacing of wrought ...
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Does adding the 'precise' tag to daggers require further tweaks from the GM?

The precise tag is a defining characteristic of a classic "roguish" weapon, technically it means you can use DEX when Hack and Slash with it. Default weapons list is very short in Dungeon World, and ...
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Can an ally use your Shadow Blade without it dissipating?

Xanathar's Guide to Everything includes the spell shadow blade, which seems intended to be used only by the caster. It creates an actual weapon (XGtE, p. 164): You weave together threads of ...
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What does the Poison Weapon rogue feat do?

Here is the feat, emphasis mine: Poison Weapon -> Requirements: You are wielding a piercing or slashing weapon and have a free hand You apply a poison to the required weapon. If your next ...
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Does using the Lucky Feat to tranform disadvantage into super-advantage still work with a net? [duplicate]

In this question, it can be seen that using a luck point when doing something at a disadvantage essentially transforms it into super-advantage. Does this specific strategy still works when throwing a ...
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Can a Battle Master fighter with Extra Attack use the Commander's Strike maneuver before he throws a net?

A long time ago, I had asked this question about whether a Battle Master fighter with Extra Attack can do a Commander's Strike after he throws a net. It got answered in the negative (you can't give ...
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What modifiers are added to the attack and damage rolls of this unique longbow from Waterdeep: Dragon Heist?

There is a unique longbow in the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist module (p. 201), whose description includes: This unique weapon can be used only by a Medium or larger creature that has a Strength of 18 or ...
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How can I shoot a bow using Strength instead of Dexterity?

Is there some official mechanic in any class, feat, spell or magic item that allows someone to use strength for ranged attacks? As an example (but opposite) The Monk gets the feature Martial Arts ...
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Drawing a weapon during a Charge attack

Charge is a full-round action; can you also draw your weapon as part of that Charge using the rule that characters with at least +1 BAB can draw their weapon as part of a move action? Although a ...
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Does martial weapon training include uncommon weapons?

At 1st level, a ranger gets training in martial weapons. Does that include the weapons in the uncommon martial group? Can any level 1 ranger be trained in using a dogslicer, for example, or is the ...
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What is the difference between Simple and Martial weapons?

I have found no satisfactory answer anywhere online or in any manuals. What is the difference between a simple weapon and a martial weapon, really?
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Does firing a crossbow wielded in two hands prevent gaining a buckler's AC bonus?

The description of the buckler (Player's Handbook 123, 124) (15 gp; 5 lbs.), in part, says You can use a bow or crossbow without penalty while carrying [the buckler. I]f you use a weapon in your ...
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Can drawing a weapon be part of any kind of move action, or just part of movement?

Assuming a character has a BAB higher than +1, would he be able to draw a weapon (or shield) as a move action and then draw (or sheath) another weapon (or shield) as part of that same move action (due ...
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Does the extra damage of a Flame Tongue sword work with an attack made as part of the Booming Blade cantrip?

I'm planning a magic initiate Rogue with the Booming Blade Cantrip. He will have a Flame Tongue as it is a higher level character. I already know that Booming Blade and Sneak Attack work together but ...
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Is it imbalancing to have unarmed strikes count as weapons? [duplicate]

Unarmed strikes already count as "attacks", "melee attacks", and even "melee weapon attacks" as the Sage Advice Compendium, version 2.3, states this on page 11: For example, an unarmed strike ...
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What happens when a flying sword is killed?

In 5e there's a monster called a flying sword (it's a Small construct). When it is killed, what happens? Does the sword break? Does it lose its magic and revert to a mundane sword that a character ...
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Melee or Ranged attacks by Monsters, no distinction in modifiers?

Weapons with the Thrown property can be utilised as both as Melee as well as Ranged weapons. When used as a Melee weapon, you base the attack+damage rolls on Strength, otherwise on Dexterity (unless ...
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What happens if you cast the Animate Objects spell on an weapon affected by the Shillelagh cantrip?

I was looking at the shillelagh cantrip, whose description states (emphasis mine): The wood of a club or quarterstaff you are holding is imbued with nature's power. For the duration, you can use ...
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Can the 2019 UA Artificer's Returning Weapon and Radiant Weapon infusions stack on the same weapon?

Can the 2019 UA Artificer's Returning Weapon and Radiant Weapon infusions stack on the same weapon? Each infusion grants you a +1 to hit and damage rolls, so would you get a +2 with both infusions? ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 ...