Quick Answer: Are darts finesse weapons?

Darts are a ranged weapon. That means, by default, you use your Dexterity with them. Finesse means you can choose either.

Which weapons are finesse weapons?

Weapon Finesse says it applies to all light weapons, and then a small number of other weapons (rapier, whip, spiked chain) from the “Player’s Handbook”.

What makes a weapon finesse?

The PHB doesn’t really describe what makes a weapon have the finesse property, just that you can use strength or dexterity for attack+damage.

What counts as a finesse weapon 5e?

Special Weapons

Weapon Cost Properties
Simple Melee Weapons
Glaive 20 gp Heavy, reach, two-handed
Greataxe 30 gp Heavy, two-handed
Greatsword 50 gp Heavy, two-handed

Is a dart a simple weapon?

Darts are a simple weapon and monks are trained in simple weapons so they are a monk weapon. … Daggers are melee weapons.

Are rapiers finesse?

Looking at the description of Rapier, we can see that it can be used in some ways like a light weapon (Weapon Finesse; no extra Strength bonus for using two-handed), but is not actually a light weapon for any other purpose.

Are unarmed strikes finesse?

Strictly speaking, unarmed strikes are not finesse weapons and cannot be used for Sneak Attack. 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). So unarmed strikes don’t count as weapons.

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Is double bladed scimitar finesse?

The Feat allows the character three boons: The character may add 1 to Strength or Dexterity, The character gains +1 AC when wielding a double-bladed weapon and when the character wields a double-bladed scimitar, it is considered to have the trait finesse.

Which weapons have finesse DND?


Martial Melee Weapons Cost Properties
Rapier 25 gp Finesse
Scimitar 25 gp Finesse, light
Shortsword 10 gp Finesse, light
Trident 5 gp Thrown (range 20/60), versatile (1d8)

Can a longsword be finesse?

Benefit: You can wield a longsword to deal Sneak Attack damage and to use rogue powers that require a light blade (you still cannot throw the longsword). You reduce Sneak Attack damage by one die when using a longsword.

Is javelin a finesse weapon?

Melee weapons that have the thrown property only use Strength: Handaxe, Javelin, Light hammer, Spear & Trident. Melee weapons that have the thrown and finesse property use either Strength or Dexterity: Dagger.

Why are darts Not monk weapons?

Monks can use the dart as it is a simple ranged weapon. However, they cannot use them with the Monk’s martial arts class feature since they are not melee weapons. Simple Melee Weapons and shortswords are monk weapons, not proficiencies.

Why are darts not light weapons?

A light weapon is small and easy to handle, making it ideal for use when fighting with two weapons. Darts are small, obviously. So if a dart isn’t a light weapon, it’s because it isn’t easy to handle, and therefore, not ideal for two-weapon fighting.

Is a spear a monk weapon?

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.

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