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For questions about attacks. An attack is generally defined as an action to cause damage or some other debilitation, though specific RPGs may define the term more specifically.

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(Path of the Ancesteral Guardian Barbarian) Can you use Spirit Shield without activating Vengeful Ancestors?

If I'm reducing the Area of Effect damage dealt to a friendly NPC by a PC, can I opt to not cause the damage blowback dealt by the Vengeful Ancestors? Spirit Shield the guardian spirits that aid you ...
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Can an Echo Knight's Echo use a weapon with two hands if the Knight is grappling?

I am about to play an Echo Knight in a game, and have been doing my research. The gist of my understanding is that Echoes are unable to make grappling checks, and I am prepared to work with this. The ...
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Will green-flame blade damage bonus apply to multiple attacks made in the same turn?

One can only cast 1 cantrip per turn (at least, as a warlock). But does the bonus damage rolled by Green-Flame Blade apply to multiple attacks, such as those coming from Improved Pact Weapon?
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Does the Deep Impact feat apply to multiple attacks made as part of a full attack action?

I got a psychic warrior character who has taken the Deep Impact feat. This allows a character to make an attack vs touch AC by expending their psionic focus. Additionally, my character's base attack ...
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How does Dominate Person/Beast/Monster interact with Sanctuary?

The Sanctuary spell states: Until the spell ends, any creature who targets the warded creature with an attack or a harmful spell must first make a Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, the creature ...
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Is Haste's "one weapon attack only text" a limitation on the action, or exactly what the action provides? [duplicate]

SRD, page 97 - Haste: That action can be used only to take the Attack (one weapon attack only), Dash, Disengage, Hide, or Use an Object action. SRD, page 27 - Fighter Extra Attack: Beginning at 5th ...
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What's the maximum number of damage types I can have in a single melee attack?

Inspired by these two questions. I am currently playing an Arcane Trickster that has a Flame Tongue Rapier and access to Booming Blade. So I have: Piercing Fire Thunder I am considering getting ...
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What kinds of attacks can the dhampir lineage's Vampire Bite trait empower?

I am playing a dhampir Grave cleric for an upcoming campaign. The description for the dhampir lineage's Vampire Bite trait says, in part (VRGtR, p. 16): When you attack with this bite and hit a ...
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What is included after Hit: in monster attacks? [duplicate]

So, in the most recent session our DM sicced a hobgoblin tribe on us, and it was controlling a souped up hellfire engine (it was immune to force damage, had a speed 80 so we could not outrun it, and ...
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Does attacking with a Dragon Wing Hand Crossbow require one hand or two?

A hand crossbow is a one-handed weapon that ordinarily takes two hands to fire, due to the loading portion of the Ammunition property. Ammunition: Drawing the ammunition from a quiver, case, or other ...
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In determining the average damage of a single-turn string of two handed attacks, how should I add the average damage of my Sneak Attack?

The question relates to statistics, and how you add up odds. I'll spare you my function for determining the odds of a die roll. Assume for the sake of simplicity that the foe's AC is 11, and my attack ...
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Dream Vestige attack bonus

Dream Vestige, a monster from Libris Mortis, has a Tendril attack: Attack: Tendril +15 melee touch In my understanding the attack bonus consists of: +8 base attack bonus +5 dexterity modifier -2 ...
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What are the mechanics for attacking a creature grappled by someone else?

I've successfully grappled a creature. What are the mechanics for someone else attacking said creature? Do they get advantage on the attack? Is there a higher chance that they hit me? Or do I just ...
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Are there situations where high-damage single attacks are better than multiple attacks that add up to more damage overall?

In 3.5e/PF/other games, there are significant numbers of abilities that reduce damage by a flat value (DR 5/magic etc). In 5E, very few abilities/monsters seem to have flat damage reducers, instead ...
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Do monsters need to switch weapons?

Do monsters, like bandits, have to switch their weapon before they can attack with it, like PCs do or is it included in the action? I am asking as a new DM and I am not entirely sure how to run ...
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