What is considered a monk weapon 5e?

Monk weapons are short swords and simple weapons that don’t have heavy or two handed properties. There are weapons a Monk is proficient in that are not Monk weapons. Being proficient with a weapon does not change that weapon’s properties.

What weapons are monk weapons 5e?

From D&D Wiki

Base Simple Weapon Monk Weapon
Light hammer Jutte
Mace Bian
Quarterstaff Three-section staff Bō Eku Dragon pole
Sickle Kuwa Kama

What weapon should a monk use 5e?

Melee Weapon (Simple, Spear), Common

As a Simple Melee Weapon, anyone in Dungeons & Dragons can hold and use a Spear – which makes it surprising for Monks to almost always want a Spear on the get-go. Spears deal 1d6 Piercing Damage, which makes them just a bit less threatening than the staple Longsword.

Can a rapier be a monk weapon?

No, that’s quite unlikely. The Staff does d6 or d8 damage, and there is already a finesse weapon that does d8 (Rapier). The monk isn’t proficient in that, so it’s not available, but it’s not out of bounds for them to be able to use it.

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Do spears count as monk weapons 5e?

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.

What qualifies as a monk weapon?

Monk weapons are short swords and simple weapons that don’t have heavy or two handed properties. There are weapons a Monk is proficient in that are not Monk weapons. Being proficient with a weapon does not change that weapon’s properties.

Are bows monk weapons?

Shortbows aren’t monk weapons. …

Is a monk weapon considered an unarmed strike?

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 a staff a monk weapon 5e?

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.

Are whips monk weapons 5e?

Monk weapons are short swords and simple melee weapons that aren’t two-handed or heavy (pg 78, PHB), so no. Interestingly, as the whip is Finesse, a Rogue could apply Sneak Attack with it.

Do monk weapons count as finesse?

While monks don’t give the weapons they use the finesse function by name, the fact that a monk can use either str or dex bonus for these weapons does make them finesse. The definition of finesse is that str or dex can be used.

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Are rapiers monk weapons 5e?

For most monks, no. Default monk weapons are “shortswords and any simple melee weapons that don’t have the two-handed or heavy property.” Player’s Handbook, p. 78.

Can monks use daggers?

Monks can use daggers as monk weapons, that part makes sense and is clear. Also, a character can dual wield daggers and thrown them both if they use action + bonus action.

Are Javelin monk weapons?

A Handaxe/Javelin/Light Hammer/Spear are all monk weapons (simple melee weapons), they’re just being thrown.

Are darts monk weapons?

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

Can a monk use a javelin?

Lastly, yes, because monks are proficient in Spears and Javelins, and a ‘Monk Weapon’ is any weapon the Monk is proficient in as well as Unarmed Strikes; Spears and Javelins DO benefit from the ‘Martial Arts’ bonus and everything included under the ‘Martial Arts’ class ability.