A greataxe will never be a finesse weapon without special DM dispensation. Kensei makes them Monk weapons, not finesse.
Which weapons are finesse weapons?
What is a Finesse Weapon in D&D 5e?
Is a Greataxe a martial weapon?
Weaponology. Wielded two-handed, the double blades allowed an alternating forward/backswing attack with devastating results. Because they required some training to use effectively, greataxes were typically considered a martial weapon.
What is a finesse weapon?
Finesse weapons are weapons that require little to no strength to use effectively, and benefit more from precision to do damage.
Do versatile weapons count as finesse?
Versatile only changes the damage dice you use, and finesse only changes which ability modifier you can use. Looking at the definitions of finesse and versatile we have: 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.
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.
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.
How heavy was a battle AXE?
Axes designed for warfare ranged in weight from just over 0.5 to 3 kg (1 to 7 lb), and in length from just over 30 cm (1 ft) to upwards of 150 cm (5 ft), as in the case of the Danish axe or the sparth axe.
Is a Greataxe better than a greatsword?
For a standard attack, the Greatsword is better against low-AC foes, while the Greataxe is better against very high-AC foes. With advantage, the Greatsword and Greataxe perform relatively the same vs. low-AC foes. Finally, with the third tier of Brutal Critical, the Greataxe pulls ahead.
What’s the difference between a great AXE and a battle AXE?
Battleaxe if you want to be a little baby go 1-handed weapon & shield. Greataxe if you’re a real Barbarian. Greataxe does more damage. Battleaxe means you can also use a shield.
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 you dual wield rapiers?
Can you dual wield rapiers in 5E? Yes. However, this normally means just that: you have a rapier in each hand. When you take the Attack action, you can attack with just ONE of the two weapons, and can’t attack with both of them.
Why is it called a quarterstaff?
The quarterstaff attained great popularity in England during the Middle Ages. It was usually made of oak, the ends often being shod with iron, and it was held with both hands, the right hand grasping it one-quarter of the distance from the lower end (hence the name) and the left at about the middle.
Is a short sword 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.
Can you use a two-handed weapon with a shield?
Shields can’t be used alongside a two-handed weapon. They can, however, be used with a versatile weapon (so long as you’re using only one hand for the weapon). There is one generalization of “shield” in 5E, which cannot be used with a 2h.
Do you add proficiency to damage?
Proficiency is generally not added to damage rolls unless some feature expressly says it should. Additionally, it is important to remember that with Finesse weapons, the fighter has the choice of which modifier to use, but they have to use the same modifier for both attack and defense.