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Are all weapons with the "Thrown" property considered a "Ranged Weapon" for the purpose of sharpshooter?

No, you can't take the -5/+10 while throwing a dagger. Thrown: If a weapon has the thrown property, you can throw the weapon to make a ranged attack. Throwing a dagger is a ranged weapon attack, so ...
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Does the Thrown property mean I can attack with my DEX?

Not quite Weapons with the Thrown property can use their normal (i.e. melee) modifier when being thrown. Using a Finesse weapon allows using DEX, but melee weapons without the Finesse property would ...
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Can a rogue use sneak attack with weapons that have the thrown property even if they are not thrown?

Sneak Attack does not work with melee weapons that have the thrown property, but lack the finesse property The Rogue's Sneak Attack feature states: The attack must use a finesse or a ranged weapon. ...
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Are you still two-weapon fighting if you've thrown one of your two weapons and are no longer holding it?

Yup, this works. He takes the Attack action, and meets all of the prerequisites of TWF. Check. He throws a dagger, as TWF allows. Check. Now, as you describe, he's holding a light, one-handed, melee ...
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Can you throw a hand axe upwards over a wall and into a group of enemies?

You can throw an axe over a wall, but it isn't an attack. The wall provides total cover and "A target with total cover can't be targeted directly by an attack..." This means that tossing a weapon ...
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What happens to a net with the Returning Weapon artificer infusion after it hits?

The rules simply don’t cover this case; it is entirely up to the DM to decide what happens. Four possibilities spring to my mind: The net returns, without the target, making the endeavor pointless. ...
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Could a Dragon use an unconscious PC as a thrown weapon?

Certainly First of all, when you say it's a cool moment and you are the DM trying to design a compelling encounter, that is all you need. If it is cool, do it. The monsters don't have to play by the ...
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How can you build an effective character based on thrown weapons?

Summary As a sort of in-between weapon, a thrown weapon has several advantages and disadvantages, but among them are the unique constraint on the number of attacks one can make and the unique feature ...
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How to make a handaxe return to my hand after being thrown?

Eldritch Knight Eldritch Knight (Fighter subclass) gets at 3rd level Weapon Bond which includes: Once you have bonded a weapon to yourself, you can't be disarmed of that weapon unless you are ...
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Can I throw a longsword at someone?

Yes The relevant excerpt from the Improvised Weapon rules in the Player's Handbook (p.148): If a character [...] throws a melee weapon that does not have the thrown property, it also deals 1d4 ...
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Can a Pact of the Blade warlock use an existing thrown pact magic weapon so it functions as a "Returning" weapon?

Yes, you can throw your pact weapon every other turn You have the basic idea right. You alternate using your action to throw the weapon on one turn and re-summon it in your hand on the next turn. ...
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Are pies considered to be improvised weapons when thrown?

You're going to have to ask your DM, but don't be surprised if you get pie in your face. An Improvised Weapon: includes any object you can wield in one or two hands, such as broken glass, a table leg,...
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Can thrown weapons be used for the Hunter ranger's Volley feature?

Strictly RAW: Your DMs are correct. Thrown weapons do not have ammunition. Personally, I'd consider whether multiple thrown weapons can be used in situations such as this or Horde Breaker to be ...
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Is there any practical way to magically summon/create a weapon and throw it in one turn?

Yes: Shadow Blade In addition to the other methods already mentioned, there is a 2nd level spell available to Wizards and Sorcerers, found in the Xanathar's Guide to Everything. (XGtE p. 164) ...
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Does the Thrown property mean I can attack with my DEX?

It means you must use Strength - unless it also has finesse A "melee weapon attack" is an "attack" you make with in "melee" with a "weapon" irrespective if it ...
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What stat would I use for a crossbow if I throw it rather than shooting it? (Specifically using Elemental Cleaver)

You throw an improvised melee weapon When you throw something as an attack, you either throw a melee weapon, or use a deliberate thrown weapon, like a dart. A crossbow is neither of that, so the only ...
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Can one PC throw another?

Absolutely Unless they are a dwarf ... There are only 3 rules in D&D 5e (PHB p.5): The DM describes the environment The players describe what they want to do The DM narrates the result of the ...
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Is there any practical way to magically summon/create a weapon and throw it in one turn?

A simple option is inherent in the Eldritch Knight, at 3rd level, via the Weapon Bond feature. The EK may summon a bonded weapon as a bonus action, and then attack with it as an action.
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Using Ammo with Throwing Daggers

Actually, throwable weapons are dealt with using their own tag : Thrown. Thrown: Throw it at someone to hurt them. If you volley with this weapon, you can’t choose to mark off ammo on a 7–9; once ...
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Does Dueling Fighting Style apply to thrown weapons?

You "wield" the weapon when you attack or throw with it, not simply when it's in your hand. It may no longer be in your hand but the attack and damage rolls signify the attempt and everything to do ...
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How many actions or attacks are involved in picking up and throwing a creature?

A throw only takes one attack Shove, is all you have to do mechanically. Jeremy Crawford supports this: Want to shove someone off a cliff? Use the shove option in the D&D combat rules. You're ...
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How do I make a Magical Dart Thrower more economical in Adventurers League?

You can recover all your darts The "recover half your stuff" rule is stated for the ammunition weapon property: Ammunition. [...] At the end of the battle, you can recover half your ...
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Can You Two-Weapon Fight With Thrown Ranged Weapons?

From the rule you quote: If either weapon has the thrown property... Which weapon(s)? a light melee weapon... [and] a different light melee weapon. So the weapons of "either weapon" mention ...
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Can you make a Melee Weapon Attack with a Net?

No, it would be an Improvised Weapon for 1d4 bludgeoning The Net is listed under the Martial Ranged Weapons chart and there are no existing Ranged weapons that can be used as Melee Weapons at this ...
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What happens to a thrown weapon after it hits or misses?

It's a subject of the DM's ruling, depending on the situation "Thrown weapons" include all things a creature can throw. You can throw a knife, a boulder, a glass bottle, a dead goblin, ...
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With a Blinkback Belt, a Quickdraw Shield with the Throwing Shield property can be donned and thrown as a free action. How many throws is reasonable?

The answer to “what is the reasonable number of free-action attacks” is simply zero, because one should not get free-action attacks. Throwing Shield should never have been printed saying that you ...
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Is there any way to throw your weapon and then teleport to its position?

Yes There are options available to you as a Wizard (BladeSinger/Eldritch Knight) that will allow you to throw your weapon and 'teleport' to it's location. There are also several pieces of ...
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Can one PC throw another?

Yes A small humanoid is specifically called out as an acceptable improvised weapon (albeit a dead small humanoid, but that shouldn't affect one's throwability): An improvised weapon includes any ...
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If a net is 10×10, can it hit four medium creatures, by RAW?

All attacks have a single target unless otherwise noted The first step in making an attack is: 1. Choose a target. Pick a target within your attack's range: a creature, an object, or a location. The ...
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Can you throw a hand axe upwards over a wall and into a group of enemies?

Rules as Written - No As per the Cover rules, any attack at a creature that you aren't able to see, due to an obstacle completely obscuring the enemy, is treated as if they had Full Cover. A target ...
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