D&D 5E – Uses for a shield | Dungeon Master Assistance

If your group is using feats (I think most are) there is the "Shield Master" feat: You use shields not just for protection but also for offense. You gain the following benefits while you are wielding a shield: If you take the Attack action on your turn, you can use a bonus action to try to shove a creature within 5 feet of you with your shield.

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What would be a preferred weapon for a 5e Paladin?

According to RAW however, you can use a Quarterstaff in one hand and still make both attacks plus the bonus d4 attack, all benefitting from Duellist, while behind a shield no less. Working back from the above notion that "average damage with Duellist is 2 die sizes larger" means that you're effectively rolling 2d10+1d8 for damage.

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D&D 5E - Two-Handed Weapon + Shield | EN World | Dungeons ...

Mar 27, 2016. #6. As others have said, the answer is no. If you want to use a shield sometimes and swing two-handed the other your best bet is a versatile weapon. Of course there's nothing saying you can't have a two-handed weapon strapped to your back and pull it out now and then (after removing your shield as an action) pull it.

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5e paladin mounted combat - cannabisusa.com

11th-15th: Spirit of Combat. Until you hit lvl 6. Here, I will lay out the actual mechanical uses of a mount according to D&D 5E. In this guide, we'll be giving you an overview of the Paladin, arguably the best martial class in the game. TortleEGtW: See above under the general Races section. Helps you to understand your horse, both mentally and physically. You could be a knight on a horse, …

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Making a longsword only viable - giantitp.com

When you take the attack action with a versatile weapon you are wielding in one hand you can use a bonus action to do an extra attack, dealing 1d4 damage plus your Strength modifier. When you take the attack action with a versatile weapon you are wielding in two hands, you can take -5 to hit, and gain +10 damage on the strike.

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Longsword - Equipment - D&D Beyond

Longsword. Type: Martial Melee Weapon Cost: 15 gp Weight: 3 lbs. Proficiency with a longsword allows you to add your proficiency bonus to the attack roll for any attack you make with it. Name. Cost. Damage. Weight. Properties.

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Can I use a Greatsword and a shield? : DnD

AC 2 pts lower while range fighting, then switch to a shield because it takes one round to don. You can do something similar if you trade off weapons...against so and so, I wield a Greatsword with my shield slung on my back...but against large groups, I use a longsword and shield, or something similar.

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D&D 5E - The best solution for longswords | EN World ...

You're right, the longsword is a not a bad choice for a strength-based character with a sword and shield, and all versatile weapons are in the same sub-optimal boat of doing less damage when used two-handed than one-handed when used with their corresponding fighting style in addition to losing the ability to use a shield.

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Magic Items - Mage Bane Sword - The Homebrewery

When a creature within 5 feet of you starts casting a spell, you can use your reaction to make a melee weapon attack against that creature. [ Set Bonus] While you're attune to both items, you gain the following feature: If you hit a creature with this longsword, you can choose to cast the spell Dispel Magic at 3rd level against the target as ...

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[Top 10] D&D Best One-Handed Weapons | GAMERS DECIDE

Part of the fun of playing a character in D&D 5e is using a weapon to ward off and defeat monsters in encounters. Advantages to using a one-handed weapon include the ability to carry a shield (if your class permits it) and the ability to do more damage using two hands on the one-handed weapon.

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5E Shields - Rules & Game Mechanics - Dungeons & Dragons ...

Note also, that as a Cleric (or Paladin) you can inscribe your holy symbol on your shield and use it as a focus. That means you can access all spells which are V, M, VM or VSM. Only S and VS spells are out (like Cure Wounds for example) because you need an empty hand for those. The War Caster feat would allow a cleric to cast any spell while ...

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Shield and Improvised Weapon - sageadvice.eu

Duelist wont apply to give bonus to your shield damage, because you DO have a weapon in your other hand, the longsword. Using a shield "Captain America" style might allow duelist to add to its +2 damage because if one hand is open and the shield becomes an improvised weapon in that striking moment, then duelist is satisfied. ...

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Silly question about Versatile and Shields : DnD

No. A shield requires 1 hand to be effective. Either have a Shield+1 handed damage for Longsword or just 2 handed damage for Longsword, no shield. 2. level 1. Spritzertog. · 5y DM. So.. a versatile weapon can be either 1h or 2h. But - the damage is specific to each. ie - if you have a shield, you do not get the 2h damage.

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Shield vs Great Weapon - Need a little math help

You can't use Great Weapon Mastery with a Longsword or with Shield Mastery. GWM requires a heavy two handed weapon, a longsword is not Heavy, and when using a shield it isn't even two handed. Well not exactly the +10 damage requires a …

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Rapier 5e Guide: The Only Non-Light & Finesse Martial ...

However, the longsword has a versatile property, which means that you can use it with two hands, increasing its damage (1d10 slashing damage). But the longsword does not have the finesse property, so you can only add your strength modifier. If your dexterity modifier is bigger than your strength modifier, it might be better to stick with the ...

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A Single Longsword Wielding Character (No shield)

The thing with using only a single long sword is that there is very little incentive to not use a shield. Having a free hand only gives you a few things that you can do with it in combat. there are only two things that i would consider in any way significant enough to warrant not bothering with a shield, dual wielding, or just using a 2h weapon. 1.

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D&D 5E - The woes of the elf and his longsword | EN World ...

I am of course speaking of the longsword. The favored weapon of the wood and high elf no longer really fits them. If using point buy, the dwarf, human, half-orc, and dragonborn can all start at a 16/17 str yielding a +3 hit/dam. The high elf and wood elf can only start at a …

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Can you dual wield longswords in DND 5E? - Quora

Answer (1 of 6): You can, but it's going to take some doing. There are two main rules at play here; Two-Weapon Fighting, and the feat Dual Wielder. Two-Weapon Fighting is a rule that means when you take the attack action and attack with a light melee weapon that you're wielding in one hand, you...

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If you're a cleric and dual wield shields, can you still ...

Answer (1 of 4): In 5e, you can surely carry 2 shields. You cannot gain an AC bonus from both, however. The armour section in the PHB on page 144, under the 'Shields' subheading states this: "You can benefit from only one shield at a time." This being said, you could wield 2 shields, receiving ...

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Rapier 5e - The Top Finesse Melee Weapon - Richard Dowker

The 5e Rapier is a one handed, dexterity based weapon. It's a sword so only throw it for fun. Either way, it's meant for piercing (poking holes) in your enemies. In 5th Edition DnD, the Wizards of the Coast have provided rules for both strength and Dexterity based swords. Dexterity based melee weapons allow the concept of agility based ...

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dnd 5e - Can I use main hand shield and longsword in off ...

As long as you attack with the shield first (during the Attack action) the second benefit will work, but you could not make a bonus action attack with the shield. One of your attacks for the Attack action must be with the shield as an improvised weapon and not just 2 shoves for the effect to work. The shove special attack does not use a weapon.

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Human paldin of vengeance long sword and shield : 3d6

Human paldin of vengeance long sword and shield. D&D 5e. I'm building a sword and shield paldin of vengeance who I want to be a human for the ability to have a feat since we're starting at level 3 any advice on how to build him. 0 comments. Upvoted.

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Two-handed weapon ? :: Solasta: Crown of the Magister ...

Greatsword is better but the difference is only 1.8 per hit. Not to mention the Longsword + shield can get +2 AC from shield. From level 5, (fighter or paladin) you can hit twice, then it is 3.6 difference. If you apply haste, then you can hit 3 times, so the damage gap increases to 5.4.

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dnd 5e - Can I wear a shield and fight with a two-handed ...

In my group, we've been working with the understanding that you can wear a shield and fight with a two-handed weapon, the assumption being that you only get the +2 AC if you're actively wielding the shield with 1 hand. We're treating "wielding" a shield as different from "wearing" a shield. When you wield the shield, you need to use 1 hand for ...

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Druid can't hold staff and shi... | Forums | Solasta ...

Druid can't hold staff and shield and cast spells: Ok, I know we covered this already with Clerics and Paladins but now that we also have Druid in the game something really needs to be done to address this. It's my understanding that in 5E Clerics and Paladins can use shields as a spell focus and I believe that for Druid a quarterstaff can count as a spell focus AND most importantly, the hand ...

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Longsword vs shortswort? :: Kingdom Come: Deliverance ...

use longsword, it is the best and does the most damage and you can still kill full plate armor opponents with it if you stab them in the eyes where they are vulnerable. and longsword has more combo's

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Longsword | Dungeons & Dragons Lore Wiki | Fandom

A longsword, also written long sword, is a one-handed melee slashing weapon. It has a straight blade, and is typically around 3½ feet in length. The longsword is a traditional weapon of knighthood and valor. Paladins most commonly wield this weapon. In many worlds, the longsword was historically forbidden to clerics, whose orders required them to take an oath against the shedding of blood ...

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dnd 5e - Can a Bladesinger Wizard use Bladesong with a ...

You can use a bonus action to start the Bladesong, which lasts for 1 minute. It ends early if you are incapacitated, if you don medium or heavy armor or a shield, or if you use two hands to make an attack with a weapon. You can also dismiss the Bladesong at any time you …

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Sword and shield or greatsword for my fighter? : dndnext

One option is to use longsword 1d8 with shield and have the option of losing the shield and using the longsword two-handed for 1d10. 3. Share. Report Save. level 1 · 5y. With my Fighter I went with the Defensive fighting style for the always-on +1 to AC. I like to use whatever loadout is appropriate for the situation and not have to worry ...

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Is long sword really one handed? : BaldursGate3

To dual wield weapons you need to have two light weapons such as daggers or shortswords. A longsword is not a light weapon, so you cannot dual wield them in 5e. What you can do is use a longsword and a shield. The Dual Wielder feat works around this rule, but I …

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Dual Wield Long Swords... 5e Kensei Monk - Rules & Game ...

When you use the Attack action with an unarmed strike or a monk weapon on your turn, you can make one unarmed strike as a bonus action. (I.e Punch,Kicks,Headbutt) No Free Hand Needed. Extra Info. Hand 1: High Dmg Magic Long Sword. Hand 2: Magic Long Sword with Advantage on Reactions. Extra Attack. Kensei Weapon: Longsword. As a Attack Action ...

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5e Can you use a shield to bash as an improvised weapon?

You may have not considered that if you're using a shield as a weapon then you're not using it as a shield. Typically if I want to shield bash my DM will let me with the understanding that I lose the AC bonus until the start of my next turn for it. Honestly I thought that was a rule in 5e already, but I …

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