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Is there a meaningful difference between giving a monster multiattack and giving it multiple turns per round?

Numerous spells, abilities, and actions change The boss is stronger in strange ways, because they... Can try to save four times per round against hold monster and similar save-or-suck spells. Other ...
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Can a player split up attacks like they can movement?

Yes, you can! Look at Players Handbook p. 190. Moving between Attacks If you take an action that includes more than one weapon attack, you can break up your movement even further by moving between ...
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Does reincarnating into a race with multiattack grant you bonus attacks if you're a fighter?

No. You quoted the relevant text. Extra attack specifically only triggers when the Attack action is taken, not on any attack. By contrast, the Multiattack racial feature is an action that allows you ...
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Does reincarnating into a race with multiattack grant you bonus attacks if you're a fighter?

An Erinyes is a monster, not a race This means two things: one is that you're not actually supposed to be playing as one, and the other is that if you REALLY want to be playing as one, you shouldn't ...
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Can a creature with multiattack make more than one attack as part of a readied attack?

The rules for Multiattack in the Monster Manual (page 11) are perfectly clear: A creature that can make multiple attacks on its turn has the Multiattack ability. A creature can’t use ...
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If a creature with Multiattack is affected by Haste, can it make two Multiattacks?

As you have mentioned, the spell haste tells you exactly what you may do with the extra action granted by it. The relevant portion is: Th[e extra] action [from haste] can be used only to take the ...
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Is there a meaningful difference between giving a monster multiattack and giving it multiple turns per round?

The D&D 5E system already has built-in rules for important creatures acting out of turn or more than once per turn: Legendary Actions and Lair Actions. Legendary Actions happen a certain number of ...
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Is it possible to get Extra Attack or equivalent without taking at least 5 levels in a class?

Obtain a Scimitar of Speed which allows an extra attack per turn as a bonus action. Unfortunately this is not a warhammer like you wanted to use. You might be able to convince your DM to convert it to ...
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Can a reaction interrupt multiattack?

Reactions can interrupt multiattack. The rules on reactions says: A reaction is an instant response to a trigger of some kind, which can occur on Your Turn or on someone else’s. [...] If the ...
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Does casting Slow make a creature with Multiattack get only one attack?

A creature affected by slow makes only 1 attack during its turn even if they have multiattack The slow spell description states that: Regardless of the creature's abilities or magic items, it can'...
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Is it possible to get Extra Attack or equivalent without taking at least 5 levels in a class?

You can dip 3 levels into Monk and get the Way of the Kensei (XGtE pg.34) tradition, that will turn your warhammer into a monk weapon and allow you to make unarmed strikes with bonus action when you ...
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Extra attack timing: can it be interrupted?

Your Riposte attack triggers immediately after the second attack misses, but Crusher will not prevent a third attack. The Riposte maneuver states: When a creature misses you with a melee attack, you ...
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Can a player split up attacks like they can movement?

Yes, you are able to move in between your attacks. From the basic rules (emphasis added): If you take an action that includes more than one weapon attack, you can break up your movement even ...
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If I have Extra Attacks, when can I decide which one is a sneak attack?

You can choose which hit to apply the sneak attack damage to The Sneak Attack feature states (among other things): Once per turn, you can deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with an ...
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Is it possible to get Extra Attack or equivalent without taking at least 5 levels in a class?

Not sure if this fits your criteria well enough, but it's a spell I recently learned about that seems close to what you want: The 2nd-level Cleric spell Spiritual Weapon creates a floating weapon you ...
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Do we have to stick to the confines of a Multiattack description?

If you modify Multiattack you need to be mindful of balance Generally the indicated CR for a creature is for playing the monster exactly as it is presented. This also means using Multiattack exactly ...
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Can you interpose an Action Surge Dash between two attacks?

You could certainly Dash first to increase you movement allowance, then attack the first mook, then move, then attack the second mook. That's not exactly what you're asking about though, since you ...
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Can Orcus use Multiattack with any melee weapon?

The Multiattack is restricted to the Wand Orcus can only use Multiattack with the Wand of Orcus - just like, for example, the Assassin can only Multiattack with a shortsword. Shortswords don’t grant ...
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How does the altered Extra Attack feature of the Bladesinger (Tasha's Cauldron version) interect with the Eldritch Knight Fighter's War Magic feature?

There are two possible interpretations. #1. War Magic requires the Cast a Spell action. The first interpretation is that when War Magic says, when you use your action to cast a cantrip, it is ...
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How does the bonus damage of the Great Weapon Master feat combine with the Extra Attack feature?

The +10 damage bonus does not cascade, but it does apply to each attack. While there are often time/speed benefits to rolling attacks in groups1 (some people like to use different colored dice), you ...
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Can an Otyugh use Tentacle Slam twice per turn?

No Tentacle Slam is not technically an attack. In the stat block, the other actions include the phrase Melee Weapon Attack while Tentacle Slam has no similar verbiage. Tentacle Slam does not call for ...
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Can a vampire attack twice with their claws using Multiattack?

Yes, they can make two of the same attack As you intuit, the use of can means the option for a vampire is either... 2 unarmed strike attacks (claws for vampire spawn) 1 bite, 1 unarmed strike attack ...
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Is there a meaningful difference between giving a monster multiattack and giving it multiple turns per round?

There are more unintended consequences than I could list Consider that all of the following things are connected to a turn: Movement Actions Bonus Actions Reactions Object Interactions Events that ...
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Can a monster with multiattack use this ability if they are missing a limb?

Theoretically, yes, a creature could still Multiattack while missing a limb Take, for example, a level 5 Fighter that uses Sword&Board, i.e. they fight with a Longsword (or some other one-handed ...
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Can you use a bonus action from Cunning Action in the middle of an Attack action?

Yes, you can use a bonus action then You answered your own question! :) That ruling on bonus action states that you choose when to use your bonus action unless that bonus action has other riders such ...
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Dual Wielding and Extra Attacks

The two-weapon fighting sections says: 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 ...
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Does a multiattack count as a single source of damage?

No Make a concentration check for each instance of damage taken from attacks or spells: Do you roll concentration for every instance of damage taken? id est every Magic Missile hit? Concentration: &...
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Are there serious balance implications to allowing a multiclassed character get the Extra Attack feature directly at level 5?

As @Bacon Hero's answer focuses on the more numerical side of the issue, I want to provide one that focuses more on a psychological/decision-making issue that might arise from this house rule, the ...
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What would be the ramifications of replacing Multiattack with Extra Attack?

There are quite a few monsters with Multiattacks that are difficult to emulate. The chimera (MM p. 39) can optionally use a breath weapon instead of another attack. Some monsters can only use ...
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