Comment from discussion Monk weapons are any simple weapon that aren’t heavy or two-handed, and short swords. Quarterstaff and spear fit this criteria, but also have versatile.
Can you use versatile weapons as Monk weapons?
Yes, monks can use Versatile weapons for bonus damage.
Since quarterstaves and spears don’t have that property, you can use them as versatile weapons all you want.
What weapons count as monk weapons?
Monk weapons are short swords and simple weapons that don’t have heavy or two handed properties. Hi there DaergielTheShy, as you mention in your post, monk weapons are shortswords and any simple melee weapons that don’t have the two-handed or heavy property.
What qualifies as a monk weapon?
So in the PHB a monk weapon is defined as “shortswords and any simple melee weapons that don’t have the two-handed or heavy property.” I was thinking about using a quarterstaff with my monk.
Do monk hands count as weapons?
No, a monk’s fists are not considered weapons.
Instead of using a weapon to make a melee weapon attack, you can use an unarmed strike: a punch, kick, head-butt, or similar forceful blow (none of which count as weapons).
Are Quarterstaffs Monk weapons?
PHB p78 is quite clear that a quarterstaff is a monk weapon. It is also clear that “if you take an Attack action and attack with the quarterstaff, you can also make an unarmed strike as a bonus action”. There is no mention that the attack with the staff must be one-handed.
Can monks use Spears?
Yes, spears count as monk weapons. The bonus unarmed attack can be a kick, a headbutt or knee strike, or he can take a hand off the spear to do it.
Can a monk use a greatsword?
Monk Greatsword is a class that focuses on having better defense against players attempting to exploit Greatsword´s slow speed to get combos off. A decent blend of offense and defense, this class has the damage of a greatsword with the defense of a monk.
Are bows monk weapons?
Shortbows aren’t monk weapons. …
Why is tavern brawler good?
TL;DR: Tavern Brawler gives even less now. Tavern Brawler Accustomed to rough-and-tumble fighting using whatever weapons happen to be at hand, you gain the following benefits: Increase your Strength or Constitution score by 1, to a maximum of 20. You are proficient with improvised weapons and unarmed strikes.
Are daggers monk weapons?
The dagger is a monk weapon, so it uses the martial art’s die.
Can a monk use a Warhammer?
A warhammer allows the monk to make one attack for a base d10 damage (using it 2H for one of the attacks) and still retain the +2AC of Agile Parry. This is higher than the monk’s martial arts die until level 17.
Are monks proficient with crossbows?
Monk allows proficiency in simple weapons and shortswords, so that means only light crossbow will benefit from crossbow expert. Once reaching level three, Kensei allows 1 ranged weapon to become a monk weapon with proficiency, and that for a bonus action I can add 1d4 onto my ranged attacks.
Are monk punches magic?
Starting at 6th level, your unarmed strikes count as magical for the purpose of overcoming resistance and immunity to nonmagical attacks and damage.
Is unarmed strike a monk weapon?
Monks gain the benefits of Martial Arts while either unarmed OR using a Monk weapon (and unarmored/-shielded). Unarmed Strikes ≠ Monk Weapons. Ergo, using a Monk Weapon would disqualify you from making an unarmed strike outside of the one allowed by your bonus move.
Is unarmed strike a weapon?
Unarmed strikes are melee weapon attacks. And they don’t work with Divine Smite, which requires a weapon.