If a weapon can be thrown, it does not change the ability score used to attack. Thrown melee weapons still use Strength. But since the dagger is a Finesse weapon, it can use either Strength or Dexterity.
Do thrown weapons use strength or Dex?
You can throw any weapon to make a “ranged weapon attack” which uses your Dexterity modifier (PHB p. 194)1 , unless it is a weapon with the “thrown” property – this type of weapon uses your Strength, unless it also has the finesse property – then you choose to use either your strength or Dexterity (PHB p. 147).
Are Thrown weapons Dex?
“Thrown” weapons are generally melee weapons; the “thrown” property specifies that “If the weapon is a melee weapon, you use the same ability modifier for that attack roll and damage roll that you would use for a melee attack with the weapon.”
Do thrown javelins use strength or dexterity?
A javelin is a heavy thrown weapon, so a character can throw it to make ranged attacks, using Strength instead of Dexterity for ranged basic attacks.
Is longsword strength or Dex?
A longsword is versatile so can be used 2handed to deal 1D10 damage. You don’t have that option with a rapier. Melee is Str, ranged is Dex iirc.
Can you throw a Handaxe DND?
Yes. More specifically, so long as you can make an attack, you can throw the axe. If you’re dual wielding, you can throw both of your axes, then draw a 3rd one and throw it if you have another attack left to do so.
Can you throw a spear in DND?
If you want to throw it you can but then you don’t have it. Dnd calls thrown spears javelins. You can put those in a quiver and huck them at whatever you want that is far away. Using a spear, referencing that Greek Hoplite picture, you would stand next to an ally and poke at a monster.
Does sharpshooter apply to thrown weapons?
No. A weapon with the thrown property is still a melee weapon. … RAW sharp shooter still doesn’t apply to it, since it specifies a ranged weapon, not a ranged attack.
Is hand AXE a Dex weapon?
A handaxe is an off-hand weapon. … It is also a heavy thrown weapon, so a character can throw it to make ranged attacks, using Strength instead of Dexterity for ranged basic attacks.
Are Spears Dex weapons 5e?
Spears do not have the Finesse property and so Dex is not a valid ability score to use with them, they are Strength weapons.
Are javelins light weapons 5e?
I was going through the weapon options and I realized something: the scimitar is 3lbs and considered light, but the flail, rapier, war pick, warhammer, whip, longsword, spear and javelin are all 2 or 3 pounds each. In weight, these match the other light weapons.
Is javelin a finesse?
Some, like daggers, have finesse, so they can be used with Dexterity. Incorrect, the Thrown property allows you to throw a weapon to make a ranged attack. However, since the javelin is a simple melee weapon without the Finesse property, it uses only STR.
Do javelins use strength 5e?
Javelins use Strength.
You can use Dexterity instead of Strength for the attack and damage rolls of your unarmed strikes and monk weapons.
Is Dex a Longswords?
Both shortswords and scimitars have light and finesse, meaning you can dual wield them using dex. D&D Beyond moderator across forums, Discord, Twitch and YouTube.
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.
Can I use Dex with a longsword?
what is the difference between a longsword and a rapier? They are both martial, they are both 1d8 damage, they both are used with STR… but the longsword can be used two-handed for 1d10 damage while the rapier can also be used with DEX.