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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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Are there any weapon attacks that are not considered to be either melee or ranged?

I'm creating a new cantrip to be used that would allow several targets to be hit in a line, with diminishing damage (half the damage of the target hit before it), and my initial idea was to word it ...
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Can a Soulknife make a whip?

What the title says. Can a soulknife get a 15 foot reach weapon that does (I guess?) 1d8 points of non-lethal damage and has disarm? How would it work? Or is it undefined?
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Weapon modifiers before/after a weapon's title in a stat block: where do they come from, and how are they used?

Where are these modifiers before and after a weapon's title on a stat block coming from? Also, how are these used when rolling for an attack? Melee +1 dagger +10 (1d4+4 plus poison), or +1 dagger +8 (...
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How am I supposed to read these weapon cards?

The Mouse Guard RPG boxed set came with weapon cards like this one for reference: How am I supposed to read this? There's a bunch of "+1D" in the rules, but what does "+1s" mean? ...
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If a character can make multiple attacks as part of an Attack action, do all of them need to be done with a light weapon to use Two-Weapon Fighting?

The Two-Weapon Fighting rule states: 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 light ...
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Do you have to account for cover AC when attacking with a whip?

Let's say three combatants are in a line. The goblin is in the first square, the fighter in the second square, and the bard with a whip behind the fighter. If the bard attacks the goblin with the whip ...
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What determines if a Wild Shaped Druid/Rogue can use a finesse weapon to gain Sneak Attack?

A Druid/Rogue multiclass gains access to Wild Shape and Sneak Attack. While Wild Shaped, a character gets access to most features it has normally. Sneak Attack is one of those features. I am aware ...
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Two-Hand weapon trait and Hand of the Apprentice Focus Spell

Is it possible to use a Staff with Hand of the Apprentice Spell and do Two-Hand 1d8 damage? Related Links: Hand of the Apprentice Staff Two-Hand weapon trait Somatic spell trait Material spell trait ...
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What is the minimum setup for this Troll adept Grenade-thrower character?

Back in the late-90 Shadowrun 3 days, someone made a character that he told about repeatedly in the local game store 1. It was a Troll adept that would throw grenades. Instead of using the grenades ...
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Human Scale weapon but Kill-Scale Damage?

When scaling down 1 weapons get converted from Kill-scale (for Mech-to-Mech combat) to Hit-Scale (human-and-vehicle scale) using a multiplier of 2.5 for powerarmor and 5 for Roadstrikers 2. The ...
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Can a Halfling Sling Staff double as a Staff?

I don't see anything in AoN's description of the Halfling Sling Staff that says so, but the abilities of the Staff Acrobat archetype seem to imply that a Halfling Sling Staff doubles as a Staff to ...
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Can I design my own weapons?

I'm a DM in a campaign and I was wondering if I could make my own weapons. I would like to create both mundane and magical weapons. Yes, the ones already in the Dungeon Master's Guide are pretty cool, ...
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Can I combine two parts of a sword, each with a separate infusion?

If I were to split a sword in two, and use a different infusions on both parts, and lock them back together (without fusing them together), would I get one weapon with 2 artificer infusions?
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How can I increase the range of a thrown weapon?

I found the Ranger feat (level 4) Far Shot: Your experience in the field has taught you how to focus your aim at a distance, increasing your accuracy. Double your weapons’ range increments. Most ...
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What is the Combat Drill's mean damage and self-heat when its extra damage is triggered?

The Combat Drill weapon in Lancer, located on page 155 of the free version, has an unusual (at least within Lancer's system) damage-determination property that has stymied my attempts to calculate its ...
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Can I disintegrate my enemy's weapons?

Our party is planning to fight a powerful demon with dual-wielded vorpal weapons (I only have limited knowledge of its stat block, so no spoilers please). Those weapons terrify me. We're planning ways ...
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Can I add an Artificers infusion to my pact blade?

In the Artificer section that talks about Artificer infusions it says "you gain the ability to imbue mundane items with certain magical infusions". So if I was to use an Artificer infusion ...
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If the Tiny Servant spell is cast on a crossbow, can it shoot by itself?

The spell Tiny Servant (XGtE, p. 168) lets the caster create a Tiny creature out of an object: You touch one Tiny, nonmagical object that isn’t attached to another object or a surface and isn’t being ...
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Switching from "claws" to handcrossbow

I've just started playing in a new campaign as a Tabaxi rogue, using claws for melee and handcrossbow for ranged. During our last session, I had a brief discussion with the DM about "switching ...
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Do thistle arrows deal their bleed damage in addition to the normal effects of a bow shot, or instead of it?

Thistle arrows "deal damage as a bleed effect for 1d6 rounds after a hit". Do such arrows... ...cancel their normal damage, so an unmodified Longbow would deal 1d8 points of bleed damage at ...
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If a character with the Thrown Weapon Fighting fighting style has no weapons drawn, can they use Two-Weapon Fighting to draw and throw 2 daggers?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 42) adds the Thrown Weapon Fighting fighting style option for fighters, whose description states (in part): You can draw a weapon that has the thrown property as ...
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Trip Mechanic Question

Making a Trip Attack: Make an unarmed melee touch attack against your target. This provokes an attack of opportunity from your target as normal for unarmed attacks. If your attack succeeds, make a ...
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Statistically, when is wielding a Large weapon worth it for a Medium-sized character?

In D&D 5e, according to p. 278 of the Dungeon Master's Guide, if a Medium-sized character uses a Large weapon, its damage dice are doubled, but it causes them to suffer disadvantage on their ...
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Can a loxodon trunk be used to reload a sling, blowgun, or hand crossbow?

A player with a loxodon artificer wants to wield a shield and use a sling, blowgun, or hand crossbow, where the loxodon's trunk grasps the weapon and frees one hand to load the ammunition. Is this ...
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Trying to throw a large harpoon by a medium character?

A harpoon is an exotic two handed weapon that deals 1d8 when the medium size. If a medium PC was to pick up an enemies large harpoon to throw and was proficient with harpoons, would it be possible as ...
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With starting equipment, do crossbow bolts come with a case, like arrows come with a quiver?

I have been creating a warlock character, and I noticed that the list of starting equipment states (emphasis my own): You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by ...
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Can an Armorer artificer using the Guardian armor model wield a shield or weapon in one Thunder Gauntlet, and still attack with the other gauntlet?

This question is about the Armorer artificer's Armor Model feature. The description of the Guardian armor model's Thunder Gauntlets says (TCoE, p. 16): Thunder Gauntlets. Each of the armor's ...

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