(which requires a 13 DEX, Weapon Finesse, 2 ranks in Dance, and proficiency in the scimitar) lets you count a scimitar as a finesse weapon (and add DEX instead of STR to damage)…as long as it’s sized for you, used one-handed, and you aren’t “carrying a weapon or shield in your off hand.”
What is considered a finesse weapon?
Finesse weapons are weapons that require little to no strength to use effectively, and benefit more from precision to do damage.
Does weapon finesse work with fists?
Yes. You can use weapon finesse when attacking with your finger as an unarmed strke and when using it to deliver a touch attack. Unarmed Strikes (your finger) counts as light weapons and qualify for weapon finesse.
Can you use weapon finesse with a scimitar?
As others have said, Weapon Finesse does not work with scimitars. A good alternative is to carry a rapier with you until you get to level 3 and can pick up Dervish Dance – that way your Weapon Finesse feat gets some use and you will be able to hit.
What does finesse mean in 5e?
Finesse: When Making an Attack with a finesse weapon, you use your choice of your Strength or Dexterity modifier for the Attack and Damage Rolls. You must use the same modifier for both rolls. Versatile: This weapon can be used with one or two hands.
Is 2d6 better than 1d12?
Using this formula we see that our 2d6 weapon deals an average of 7 damage (3.5 * 2) per hit. On the other hand, the 1d12 weapon only deals 6.5 damage per hit. Since 7 is greater than 6.5 we can again confirm that the greatsword has a better chance of dealing more consistent damage each hit.
Is a rapier a finesse weapon?
Rapier: You can use the Weapon Finesse feat to apply your Dexterity modifier instead of your Strength modifier to attack rolls with a rapier sized for you, even though it isn’t a light weapon.
Do fists count as simple weapons 5e?
No, they are not melee weapons.
Are Natural attacks unarmed strikes?
With a natural attack you are never considered unarmed. So the Improved Unarmed Strike feat by itself does nothing while you have natural weapons. The Feral Combat Training feat does not change this.
Are monks proficient in unarmed strikes?
Yes, the monk is proficient
In addition to being listed as a weapon in the starter guide, in the PHB the monk description explicitly mentions it. The monk level table spells out the increasing base damage that a monk does unarmed.
Can you use a shield with a finesse weapon?
When using Weapon Finesse, you may also use your Dexterity modifier instead of your Strength modifier on your damage rolls. So (unlike the options above, you can use any shield, flurry of blows, all of your natural attacks, etc.).
Is a scimitar strength or Dex?
Any weapon that says finesse (dagger, shortsword, scimitar, rapier) can use DEX instead of STR, and any bow or crossbow uses DEX by default.
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.
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.
Is a shortsword a finesse weapon?
That’s very odd – the shortsword is a finesse weapon, so D&D Beyond will automatically use the best ability bonus out of STR and DEX.
Are Longswords finesse weapons?
Rapiers are actually kind of heavy (and long) They are a finesse weapon, but not light. IMO most 1handed swords in D&D are actually short swords. This makes sense. It’s a finesse weapon because of the accuracy you need even if it’s heavier.