Quarterstaff qualifies for the Polearm Master feat. This means that you’d be giving a Dex based character access to a pretty high powered feat.
What does a quarterstaff use Dex or Str?
So a quarterstaff is totally not a finesse weapon in the rules as written, but when I’ve seen skilled practitioners using them, it certainly looks more like dexterity than strength that they are using.
What type of weapon is a quarterstaff?
A quarterstaff is a simple two-handed melee weapon in the staff weapon group.
What damage type is a quarterstaff?
By RAW, a weapon only does one type of weapon damage (Or two, in some cases), and cannot be made to do any other type of damage. A Quarterstaff, no matter how it is wielded, will always do bludgeoning damage.
Can monks use quarterstaff with Dex?
You can take the Attack action and attack with a quarterstaff using Dex instead of Str and dealing 1d4 (monk), 1d6 (normal) or 1d8 (versatile) damage. Then you can use a Bonus action and make an unarmed strike using Dex instead of Str, dealing 1d4 (monk) damage.
Is quarterstaff a light weapon?
A quarterstaff is a double weapon. You can fight with it as if fighting with two weapons, but if you do, you incur all the normal attack penalties associated with fighting with two weapons, just as if you were using a one-handed weapon and a light weapon. … The quarterstaff is a special monk weapon.
Why is it called a quarterstaff?
The name “quarterstaff” is first attested in the mid-16th century. The “quarter” possibly refers to the means of production, the staff being made from quartersawn hardwood (as opposed to a staff of lower quality made from conventionally sawn lumber or from a tree branch).
What is the difference between staff and quarterstaff?
is that quarterstaff is a wooden staff of an approximate length between 2 and 25 meters, sometimes tipped with iron, used as a weapon in rural england during the early modern period while staff is (plural staffs or staves) a long, straight stick, especially one used to assist in walking.
What does a quarterstaff do?
quarterstaff, a staff of wood from 6 to 9 feet (about 2 to 3 m) long, used for attack and defense. It is probably the cudgel or sapling with which many legendary heroes are described as being armed. The quarterstaff attained great popularity in England during the Middle Ages.
Can you use a quarterstaff and a shield?
You require a free hand to access the material components and the only eligible target is a held quarterstaff or club. The hand holding the weapon is not considered free for the purposes of providing components. Therefore, you must doff your shield to cast shillelagh on the quarterstaff.
Does a quarterstaff have reach?
A quarterstaff is simply not long enough for reach. Reach attacks require a weapon that can hit a target effectively 10 feet away.
Is a staff a weapon 5E?
A staff is always a weapon.
Is a quarterstaff a one handed 5E?
Only the Quarterstaff would gain the +2 damage from the Duelling Fighting Style and only if you use it one-handed. If you use it with two hands (versatile) you lose the bonus. Your unarmed strikes will NOT gain the benefit from Duelling Fighting Styles because they are not melee weapons and not held in one hand.
Are quarterstaff 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.
How much damage does a quarterstaff do?
A quarterstaff in 5E D&D deals 1d6 bludgeoning damage, or 1d8 if wielded in both hands to make a melee attack courtesy of the Versatile property. And that’s the quarterstaff.
Can a Kensei monk use a Glaive?
I later realized that as written, glaives cannot be chosen as Kensei weapons due to their heavy property but decided to allow the player to keep using the glaive as a Kensei weapon.