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Yes, if you're a Bladesinger Wizard. Generally, you're not able to combine Booming Blade with abilities that trigger off of the Attack Action like Two-Weapon Fighting, because there is a difference between making an attack and taking an Attack Action, and casting Booming Blade generally requires the Cast A Spell Action. However, as of the release of Tasha's ...


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Round One 1st Round: Full round act: cast Hunter's Mark and Hex. Hunter's mark and hex both take bonus action to cast, so can't be cast on the same turn because you only get one bonus action, and bonus action spells can't be cast as an action. Moreover, both are concentration so can't be kept up at the same time; when you cast the second one, you lose ...


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There's a lot going on in this question. There was no answer addressing all problems in one place, so thought I'd write one. If you want to cast spells with a weapon in your hand, either War Caster or Subtle Spell will work You don't need both of them. War Caster says "You can perform the somatic components of spells even when you have weapons or a ...


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You could use Quickened Spell on booming blade and also cast booming blade as an action to get a total of 2 booming blade attacks, although if you hit the same target twice, only one instance of additional damage would be triggered if the target moved. You don't need Subtle Spell, because you are holding the material component (the weapon) and can use the ...


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It makes no difference Let's look at two situations: You use the Attack action You choose to use one of your attacks to cast a cantrip, as you are allowed to. Now you can choose to make a second attack, but nobody forces you to do that: You can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn. You take the "Cast a Spell&...


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You are not forced to make the two attacks I would interpret the rules the same way as you. While based on the way the feature is written, both readings seem possible, the one when you are forced to actually make two attacks in order to cast a cantrip seems unnecessarily restrictive. If anyone would insist on the "hardline interpretation", I ...


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The spell haste reads: and it gains an additional action on each of its turns. That action can be used only to take the Attack (one weapon attack only), Dash, Disengage, Hide, or Use an Object action. The shove is not counted in the rules as "weapon attacks", they are "special melee attacks". Using the Attack action, you can make a ...


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Haste allows you to take the Attack action, but you can only make "one weapon attack". A weapon attack is, as you can imagine, an attack made with a weapon. This is plain English, it's not a special game term. Sometimes things that are not attacks with weapons are allowed to count as weapon attacks, for example the rules for unarmed attacks say ...


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I acknowledge that I'm combining parts from several people's answers, and I will try to cite sources as possible, but the answer to "Is there any way to 'hit with an attack' that doesn't involve making an attack roll?" is yes. We need something RAW, or from the Sage Advice Compendium, to open the door for such a possibility -- can something that ...


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No, an attack with Eldritch Blast is not made "with a ranged weapon" A quick note before we begin: the title of the question refers to any "ranged spell that requires an attack roll," which is a very broad category. But the body of the question specifically wants to know if Eldritch Blast could be used with the Sharpshooter feat. Thus, ...


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No - Sharpshooter does not work on ranged spell attacks that require an attack roll. Background First, it is useful to distinguish between the types of attacks in 5th edition. Though there may be more, for our purposes we can categorize attacks into 1 of 4 types, across two criteria (melee vs ranged, and weapon vs spell - this answer here breaks these down ...


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It does, but only on certain spells and under certain circumstances. It is possible to use Sharpshooter with certain ranged spell attack rolls under select circumstances. The text of Sharpshooter states (emphasis mine): Before you make an attack with a ranged weapon that you are proficient with, you can choose to take a -5 penalty to the attack roll. If ...


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There are few attacks that automatically hit: a Marilith's or Salamander's tail attack: Tail(Marilith). Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 10 ft., one creature. Hit: 15 (2d10 + 4) bludgeoning damage. If the target is Medium or smaller, it is grappled (escape DC 19). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained, the marilith can automatically hit the ...


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There are some monster attacks that can hit automatically As an example Salamander (MM p.266): Tail. Melee Weapon Attack. (...) Until this grapple ends, (...), the salamander can automatically hit the target with its tail, (...) As you can see the quoted statblock explicitly states both that the "Tail" is an attack and that there are cases where ...


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At low to mid lower level Imp (or another familiar) is awesome with pact of the chain. Find familiar allows you to forgo one of your attacks to allow Imp to attack, then if you have Investment of the chain master you can allow your Imp to make an attack with your bonus action. That's 2 attacks at 4th level and it counts as a magic attack for overcoming ...


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