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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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Can a sniper scope be mounted on a solarian's solar flare, like on other small arm weapons?

This is a weird one, but nobody seems to have asked about it. The Character Operations Manual (p. 84) adds the Solar Flare option for the solarian's Solar Manifestation feature. Its description says, ...
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Are there any rules pertaining to using extremely heavy weapons, either standard or improvised?

I haven't found any rules related to this subject. Nothing about weight changing the damage of any weapon was seen anywhere, and neither was there anything on the improvised weapon. Have anyone seen ...
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Are the Book of Shadow or Genie's Vessel granted by Warlock features considered as magic items?

Basically the title. If a Warlock fights by wielding their Book of Shadow or Genie Vessel in one hand as a spell focus and keeps the other one empty to meet the requirement of somatic component, they ...
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What are the rules for the size of weapons?

According to Items and Sizes Small and Medium creatures seem to be able to use Small and Medium weapons interchangeably without any penalty, and they can use Large weapons but they gain the Clumsy 1 ...
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Do Doubling Rings work on a Gauntlet?

Doubling Rings: When you wield a melee weapon in the hand wearing the golden ring, the weapon’s fundamental runes are replicated onto any melee weapon you wield in the hand wearing the iron ring. ...
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For the specific campaign of "Odyssey of the Dragon Lords", can a javelin be considered a "ranged Weapon" for the purpose of using DEX to hit/dam?

In core 5e RAW rules, Javelins are simple melee weapons (STR based). However in this particular players guide they talk about Ranged weapons, which Javelins are mentioned. On Page 20 of the "...
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how do range increments work?

I have seen range increments before in the player's handbook, but I'm not sure if they are how far the weapon can be used from, or if they are actual increments. can someone tell me?
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Can you use Dyrrn’s Tentacle Whip to make a melee spell attack

Dyrrn’s Tentacle Whip is from Eberron: Rising from the Last War , pg. 276 The main question is does the tentacle count as a appendage of the player for the purposes of making a melee spell attack.
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Is a Chakram a ranged or Melee weapon?

For the purposes of using Sharpshooter (-5/+10 Dam) can I use a Chakram? The weapon is from the Odyssey of the dragon lords campaign with a description of: Thylean Weapon: Chakram Martial Weapon. ...
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Do the Gauntlets of Flaming Fury infuse ranged weapon ammunition with magical properties?

The description of the Gauntlets of Flaming Fury says: While you wear both of these steel gauntlets, any non-magical weapon you grasp with either gauntlet is treated as a magic weapon. Does this ...
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If I'm proficient with a bastard sword, does that qualify as being proficient with a martial weapon?

My character is a Kensai, which means he is only proficient with simple weapons, and one martial or exotic weapon of his choice. He has chosen proficiency with the bastard sword. A bastard sword is ...
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What is the reason for the stone giant's 15' reach with the greatclub? [closed]

The standard stone giant stat block has a reach of 15' with its greatclub melee attack. However, I can see no reason from the rules or description for it to be so, instead of the standard 10' reach of ...
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What weapons have the Reach property?

Is there a comprehensive list of all weapons with Reach? The PHB lists a few however I have heard rumors that a spear and or staff had an errata to add Reach, but I cannot find a source for that.
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Buckshot mechanics in D&D? [closed]

I want to create a special slingshot that would allow a PC to load 3 pieces of ammunition and fire all 3 at once. As the player levels up they can load more ammo to the sling and subsequently fire ...

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