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Questions tagged [weapons]

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

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LARP Weapons on a Plane: Can you put your LARP sword in checked baggage?

I'll be taking a flight soon for a Blockbuster LARP, and was wondering what would be the best means to get my latex weapon over there. Is it possible to just check it, even if it doesn't fit inside ...
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What action is used to throw a javelin of lightning?

When you use a javelin of lightning, exactly what kind of action are you performing? I'd initially assumed it would just be using your entire action, but it doesn't specifically state so. If anything,...
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Is there a Dynamic weapon enchantment in D&D 5e?

Is there an existing official version or rough equivalent of the 4e magic Dynamic weapon in 5e? The basic properties of a dynamic weapon allow the user to change it from one weapon to another. E.g. ...
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Can a PC use a Merrow's Harpoon?

The Merrow has a Harpoon weapon attack option with the following stats: Harpoon. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) piercing ...
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Can summoned creatures wield magic weapons?

Can a Pit Fiend summon from an Infernal Hexblade's Greater Summon Warlock's Ally pick up (or be given) a magic sword and use it (without proficiency) as a basic attack, like characters from any class ...
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Do the Pact of the Blade warlock's Eldritch Smite and Lifedrinker eldritch invocations work with ranged pact weapons?

It is possible for a Pact of the Blade warlock to have a ranged weapon as a pact weapon. The description of the Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation (XGtE, p. 57) includes the following: ...
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How many javelins does an orc have?

The stat block for the orc (MM, 246) includes two weapon attacks; Greataxe and Javelin. For the greataxe, it makes sense that they'd be able to use it repeatedly, and if they were to use their ...
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Can a monk make Martial Arts attacks while grappling and wielding a weapon? [duplicate]

I'm planning on playing a grapple-oriented monk in my group's next 5e campaign, and was wondering about Martial Arts unarmed attacks while grappling. Can a monk grapple a single target, attack them ...
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How many arrowheads can I coat with one dose of poison?

I'm playing a rogue archer in a Dragon Age RPG campaign, and I was looking at ways to improve my damage. One possibility that I discussed with my GM was to coat my arrowheads in some form of poison, ...
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Can a warlock with Pact of the Blade bind a non-magical weapon to be their pact weapon?

In the warlock's Pact of the Blade feature description, it states the following: ... You can transform one magic weapon into your pact weapon by performing a special ritual while you hold the ...
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Can the weapon summoned via a Warlock's Pact of the Blade be pre-silvered when summoned?

Would it be possible to manifest a weapon that has either the Silvered or the Adamantine property? Per the description of Pact of the Blade: You can use your action to create a pact weapon in your ...
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Can a two-weapon combatant draw both weapons at once?

The only rule regarding this that I've managed to find is (PHB p190): You can also interact with one object or feature of the environment for free, during either your move or your action. For ...
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How does the Furyborn bonus interact with a weapon's regular enhancement bonus?

I've been looking through the Magic Weapons for Pathfinder, and came across the Furyborn enchantment. Basically, whenever you damage someone, you get a +1 Enhancement bonus to your weapon against that ...
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Can I stow and draw the same weapon in a single turn?

I play a level 4 Eldritch Knight who is going use a longsword and whip with the dual wielder feat, which I took at level 4. As it turns out I can't cast spells with 2 weapons in my hands so I had to ...
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Are there any rules for modern weapons/armor?

As I looked over the Pathfinder rules - especially the weapons and armor stats from Paizo and different 3rd-party producers - I noticed that I saw stats for either scifi or fantasy items, but I did ...
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Can I attach a dagger to the end of a polearm for use with the Polearm Master feat?

In Dungeons and Dragons 5e my character uses a glaive with the polearm master feat that allows for a bonus action strike with the blunt end. Recently I acquired a dagger of venom and have a forge ...
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Is a Scythe an official weapon?

The sickle is an in-game weapon, but I couldn't find the stats for the Scythe. I remember in 3.5 it had a Scythe. In the DM book, I found that Avatar of Death use a Scythe with the following stats ...
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Do clubs of different materials have different stats?

In an upcoming campaign I’m playing a Lizardfolk barbarian, and one of the lizardfolk features is Cunning Artisan which means I can harvest any creature, plant, etc to create a club, javelin, blowgun ...
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Can a 5e Warlock's Imp Familiar fire a crossbow?

I have a player that armed his special Imp familiar with a light crossbow, sent him through a tunnel the party couldn't fit through, and had him shoot the artifact that was creating the magical wall ...
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Can warblades use strike maneuvers with improvised weapons?

Can warblades use strike maneuvers with improvised weapons? Would they be able to take the standard penalty for improvised weapons, or not be able to do so at all?
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Can a warblade use maneuvers on thrown weapons?

Most strike maneuvers require a melee attack. Thrown weapons aren’t really melee attacks. Warblades get proficiency with thrown weapons. Can warblades use strike maneuvers with thrown weapons?
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Can you use a silver coin as an improvised melee weapon?

Super cool warblade fighting a vampire. Alas, he has no silver weapons. Can I hold a silver coin in my fingers and rake at him or in between my knuckles and punch at him? I saw a similar 5e answer ...
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What is the benefit of Monkey Grip?

Monkey Grip enables you to wield a larger weapon at the cost of -2 to attack. In the best case, a larger weapon gives you 3.5 extra damage: Greatsword 2d6 -> large Greatsword 3d6. The increase is ...
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Can my players abuse this homebrew Blade of the Thirst magic item?

I am designing a homebrew magic item. I think I have it balanced but need to know if there are any loopholes I have not seen. Blade of the thirst, magical longsword, requires attunement, versatile,...
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Would a character that disarmed an opponent be able to pick up the dropped weapon from the opponent's space?

There are various options that let you make your enemy drop a held object (for example, the "Disarm attack option"). Would a character that just disarmed an opponent be able to pick up the dropped ...
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What bonus applies to a longbow-wielding opponent when a sunder attempt occurs?

A Fighter with the Improved Sunder feat wielding a Greataxe is performing a sunder attack on a longbow-wielding opponent. PHB p113 indicates that a longbow is a projectile weapon and that most ...
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Is a staff from background starting equipment counted as a quarterstaff or an improvised weapon?

When selecting the background for my Sorcerer, I chose Outlander (PHB, p. 136-137). This background gives a "staff" for starting equipment (among other things). Does the staff act like a quarterstaff ...
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What is the rarity of my homebrew melee weapon that banishes on critical hits?

I want to make a melee weapon that, if you score a critical hit, casts banishment on the target. I don't mind it being of a high rarity, but I don't want it to be broken. I wasn't planning on making ...
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What is the rarity of my homebrew shortbow?

I want to create a custom magic item - a shortbow in particular. I want it to have a illusion theme but also a psychic damage theme, so here's what I've come up with. It will require attunement; it ...
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Can natural weapons be simple or martial weapons?

Natural weapons are considered to be melee weapons rather than unarmed. I see in this answer that natural weapons are neither simple nor martial weapons, but this seems to be an assumption that I can'...
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Does the Mind Blade count as a magic weapon in the hands of someone other than its intended wielder?

In Volo's Guide to Monsters (pg. 81), the mind blade weapon is described: Mind Blade Weapon (any sword), rare (requires attunement by a specific individual) Mind flayers can turn any ...
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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 an Elf 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 ...
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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 ...