Are natural weapons monk weapons 5e?

tl;dr natural weapons are not monk weapons. natural weapons do not count as unarmed.

Do natural weapons count as weapons 5e?

A natural weapon (a claw, horn, bite, etc.) is not an unarmed strike. #DnD. So neither a weapon, nor an unarmed strike for natural “weapons,” then.

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

Are natural weapons considered light weapons 5e?

Even ignoring the light property, your natural weapons do not count as weapons, rather they are variants of unarmed strikes. You cannot use two weapon fighting rules for unarmed strikes by RAW.

Can you smite with natural weapons?

It’s clear natural weapons of monsters qualify for smite, but player race natural weapons specify they are used to make unarmed strikes, which might be different. your claws are natural weapons, which you can use to make unarmed strikes.

Are natural weapons unarmed strikes?

Natural weapon is a category of weapon, which includes Bites, Claws, Slams, Stings, Tail Slaps, and yes, Unarmed Strikes (sort of).

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Are clubs monk weapons?

No, they cannot, for a lot of reasons. First, Glaives are a martial weapon; that invalidates it immediately. Glaives also have the Heavy weapon property which makes them ineligible to be a Monk weapon.

What is the best monk weapon 5e?

Speaking of monk weapons, statistically the best one is going to be the quarterstaff since it lets you get up to 1d8 if you use both hands. Other weapons have some utility but it really with the extra damage potential it’s the best option all around. When in doubt, use a quarterstaff.

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”.

Can natural weapons be used for two weapon fighting?

Natural weapons aren’t light

Rules as written, there is no mention of the natural weapons being light, and hence they’re ineligible for two weapon fighting.

Does two weapon fighting work with natural weapons?

You can use two-weapon fighting even when the one-handed melee weapons you are wielding aren’t light. That might work – I’m not 100% sure a natural weapon attack from Alter Self counts, but I would personally allow it if the player had the ability to alter self and the dual wielder feat.

Does unarmed fighting style stack with Monk?

Yes, that works. It’s not really a big step up from going full monk with a quarterstaff, or taking Dueling fighting style instead, unless you plan to do a lot of grappling. Monks at 1st level get access to Martial Arts.

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Can you smite as a monk?

Short Answer: Yes.

Can monks smite with their fists?

So you can improvise a table leg as a weapon and deliver a smite, but a monk can’t with a bare fist.

Can you divine smite a punch?

Since Improved Divine Smite requires a weapon, it will not work with unarmed strikes.

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