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The GM
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0: D&D 5e Rules notes, questions, clarifications
Advantage: Roll two d20 and take the highest.
Disadvantage: Roll two d20 and take the lowest.
If you have both, roll only one d20.

Proficiency bonus is added once.

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The GM
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0: D&D 5e Rules notes, questions, clarifications
Jack:
OOC: Since I have minimal experience with DnD combat, I have questions before I post any IC actions...

Current Plan of Action: Ideally, Jack would like to hit first, before Montgomery is attacked (in order to even the odds and/or draw the majority of attention off Montgomery); while additionally instilling a bit of fear in the Short Swords (as I have affectionately termed them). ;)

All of which depends upon the dice roller agreeing with Jack, of course.

I'm looking at:

Not doing the Move & Dash, but instead
Make a ranged attack: Handaxe (x2): +6 | Slashing 1d6 +3 | Range 20/60
Use Extra Attack to Attack Twice in one action or use Action Surge (?), which is also two actions with a possible bonus action (whatever that last part means...idk)
Make an Intimidation roll, unless Jack's Background 'Variant Feature/Bad Reputation' will suffice in this instance?
Can I use Extra Attack with a Maneuver (such as Menacing Attack or Trip Attack, which would cause the Target to make a saving throw, if successful)? Or does it have to be either a Maneuver or the Extra Attack, but not both together?
Oh, and would/could the Magic Gauntlets of Berserker come into play? (https://dnd5e.fandom.com/wiki/Barbarian#Rage)

Thanks! :)</Orange></Serif>


And that's what we are here for:

So your turn in combat is one Move and one Action, plus any Bonus Moves granted by your class, race or whatnot.
An Action includes an Attack, and throwing an axe is a ranged attack. So that's fine.
I'm going to say the toughs are not aware of you (yet) so you'll gain Advantage on the roll/
You probably want to reduce the range of your attack, but it will still be  more than  20 feet so that is long range so you get Disadvantage on the roll.

Advantage and Disadvantage cancel out, so it's a standard d20 + 6  (your proficiency is 3 and your STR mod is +3)
Extra Attack means that with this attack action you can make an additional attack, and I notice you have two hand axes, so you can throw a second one.

I would save the Action surge for when you are in close range with a melee attack. It says that  you can take an additional action, which if you use for an attack, you can use Extra Attack (again!). In a nutshell, you can attack four times in one round (and then you need a rest before you can use Action Surge again.)

If you use your Battle Master: Menacing Attack you can attempt to frighten the targets of your thrown axe attack. You have four uses of your  Battle Master: maneuvers, but you can totally use two on this turn.

So I would (if I were in your boots) close the range to 30'
make two thrown axe attacks to hit: (1d20+6) against an Armor Class (AC) of 14 (it could be the same target or two different ones)
Make the men frightened of you by making these Menacing attacks if they fail a WIS save DC 14, (and take an extra d8 of damage)

Then draw your Longsword. You can use the gauntlets and the action surge next round. (I should have brought a bigger gang.)

Using the Gauntlets seems overkill, by the way. But it will help when the odds are more stacked against you.

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:18, Sun 24 Feb.

Jack
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Sun 3 Mar 2019
at 20:05
0: D&D 5e Rules notes, questions, clarifications
The GM:
Since you stated your turn consisted of a Move, and then Action Surge on Extra Attack, I'm assuming you want an Attack, with Extra Attack, and then an ActionSurge Attack with Extra Attack. That's four attacks (and you cannot use Action Surge again without resting).

Oops. I didn't realize that was four attacks. I was going off of your previous reply, where you said...
The GM:
Then draw your Longsword. You can use the gauntlets and the action surge next round.

So I used Action Surge (foregoing the Gauntlets), thinking this would be a second 'double' attack (or 'Extra Attack'), not quadruple. But I see my mistake, I think. I should have just said 'Action Surge' with 'Precision Attack'. Right?

I didn't intend to go in for an overkill,LOL but it's done, so we'll just roll with it. I'm learning! That makes it all good. Right? :)

Also, my bad. I didn't realize the SD were d8. I see that now that I've reread the BattleMaster rules.

Thank you for your explanations and help. You're awesome!

The GM:
So: four hits: The thug you attack goes from 20 HP down 8 to 12, down 11 to 1.
The next blow would kill him. Do you kill him or spread the damage around to his fellows?


Jack's all about fairness, she'll spread the love around. ;) But seriously, her intent wasn't to kill anyone, which I'll explain IC when I post.
The GM
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Advantage & Disadvantage situations
https://www.reddit.com/r/DnD/c...ausing_advantage_or/

RACES

Dwarves have advantage on saving throws against poison.

Elves have advantage on saving throws against being charmed.

Halflings have advantage on saving throws against being frightened.

Stout halflings have advantage on saving throws against poison.

CLASSES

Figthters' protection stance can use a reaction to give disadvantage to an attack made against a creature less than 5 feet away.

Rogues of level 18+ negate the advantage of any attack against them as long as they are not incapacitated.

Thief rogues of level 9+ have advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks if they move at no more than half their speed that turn.

EQUIPMENT

Wearing an armor you are not proficient with causes disadvantage on any ability check, saving throw or attack roll that involves Strength or Dexterity (plus you can't cast spells).

Wearing some armors causes disadvantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks.

Small creatures have disadvantage on attack rolls with heavy weapons.

Lances attack at a disadvantage when the target is within 5 feet of you.

Drinking an antitoxin gives advantage on saving throws against poison for 1 hour.

Using a crowbar grants advantage to Strength checks when it can be applied as leverage.

A magnifying glass grants advantage on any ability check to appraise or inspect a small or detailed item.

When another character helps you use a ram to break a door, you gain advantage on the Strength check.

Saddles on a mount give advantage on any check to remain mounted.

COMBAT

Using the Dodge action during combat has any attack roll against you made at a disadvantage until the start of your next turn (if you can see the attacker). Dexterity saving throws are made with advantage.

Using the Help action during combat can give an ally advantage in one of his/her own ability checks before the start of your next turn (see "working together"). Alternatively, it can provide advantage on the first of an ally's attack rolls against a monster.

Attacking an enemy while hidden (if they don't detect you approaching) or otherwise unseen grants you advantage on attack rolls. Conversely, attacking an enemy you can't see has you making them with disadvantage.

Ranged attacks whose target is within a weapon's long range (but not within normal range) have a disadvantage on the attack roll.

Ranged attacks in close combat (within 5 feet of a hostile creature who can see you and isn't incapacitated) have a disadvantage on the attack roll.

ENVIRONMENT

In a lightly obscured area, Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight are made at a disadvantage.

When making a melee weapon attack underwater, a creature that doesn’t have a swimming speed (either natural or granted by magic) has disadvantage on the attack roll unless the weapon is a dagger, javelin, shortsword, spear, or trident. Ranged attacks against targets within normal range can be made, but with disadvantage on attack rolls.

SPELLS

Beacon of Hope causes targets to have advantage on Wisdom saving throws and death saving throws.

Blur causes creatures to have disadvantage on attack rolls against you (if they rely on sight).

The targets of Charm Person, Dominate Person, and Dominate Monster do their Wisdom saving throws with advantage if you and/or someone friendly to you is fighting them.

Wisdom saving throws against ill effects of Dream are made at a disadvantage if the caster has a portion of the target's body.

Attacks rolls against targets affected by Faerie Fire are made with advantage if the attacker can see them.

The target of Foresight has advantage on attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws. Attack rolls against him/her are made at a disadvantage.

The next attack roll made against a target hit by Guiding Bolt (before the beginning of the caster's next turn) has advantage.

Someone who consumes the food and drinks generated by Heroes' Feast makes all Wisdom saving throws with advantage for the next 24 hours.

Creatures within the radius of a Holy Aura (who are chosen by the caster) have advantage on all saving throws, and other creatures have disadvantage on attack rolls against them.

The target of a Haste spell has advantage on Dexterity saving throws.

The target of Otto's Irresistible Dance has disadvantage on Dexterity saving throws and attack rolls. Other creatures have advantage on attack rolls against him/her.

Casting Resurrection on a creature that has been dead for more than a year causes the caster to have disadvantage on all attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws until he/she finishes a long rest.

The melee spell attack granted by Shocking Grasp is made with advantage if the target is wearing a metallic armor.

Undead and oozes have disadvantage on the saving throw against the Sunburst spell.

CONDITIONS

Attack rolls against a blinded target have advantage.

Attack rolls made by a blinded creature have disadvantage.

Attack rolls against an invisible target have disadvantage.

Attack rolls made by an invisible creature have advantage.

Attack rolls against a paralyzed target have advantage.

Attack rolls against a petrified target have advantage.

Attack rolls and ability checks made by a poisoned creature have disadvantage.

Attack rolls against a prone target have advantage if the attacker is within 5 feet, or disadvantage otherwise.

Attack rolls made by a prone creature have disadvantage.

Attack rolls against a restrained target have advantage.

Attack rolls and Dexterity saving throws made by a restrained creature have disadvantage.

Attack rolls against a stunned target have advantage.

Attack rolls against an unconscious target have advantage.

The charmer has advantage on any ability check to interact socially with a charmed creature.

A frightened creature has disadvantage on ability checks and attack rolls while the source of its fear is within line of sight.

Level 1 of exhaustion causes disadvantage on ability checks.

Level 3 of exhaustion causes disadvantage on attack rolls and saving throws.

OTHER

Inspiration: given by the dungeon master, can be spent to gain advantage on an attack roll, saving throw, or ability check.

Working together: When two or more characters are working together to attempt a task, the one leading the effort is granted advantage on his/her check.

Optionally, the encumbrance rule can be used for lifting and carrying weight. Carrying weight in excess of 10 times your Strength score causes disadvantage on ability checks, attack rolls, and saving throws that use Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution.

When squeezing through a space one size smaller than itself, a creature has disadvantage on attack rolls and Dexterity saving throws. Attack rolls against it are made at an advantage.

After three days of downtime between adventures spent recuperating from a series of diseases and/or poisons, on a successful DC 15 Constitution save, you gain advantage on saving throws against one of them for 24 hours.