For instance, weapons such as a Greatclub or a Light Crossbow gain the martial arts feature despite them not being monk weapons.
Can a monk use a crossbow?
Monk allows proficiency in simple weapons and shortswords, so that means only light crossbow will benefit from crossbow expert. Once reaching level three, Kensei allows 1 ranged weapon to become a monk weapon with proficiency, and that for a bonus action I can add 1d4 onto my ranged attacks.
Is a Light Crossbow a monk weapon?
As long as they are listed as a monk weapon, yes (including non-monk weapons chosen as such by a Kensai monk). So yes, a dart, sling, short bow or light crossbow are all “simple weapons”, as well as the simple melee weapon list.
Are ranged weapons monk weapons?
The weapon is still a simple melee weapon, even when you throw it to make a ranged attack. The weapon’s position on the table tells you what type of weapon it is. Since it’s a simple melee weapon, it’s a monk weapon.
What ranged weapons can monks use?
Simple weapons and shortswords (ranged and melee simple) – the monk has proficiency. Monk weapons, shortswords and any simple melee weapons that don’t have the two-handed or heavy property. These enable you to use your Martial Arts. So, yes, a monk CAN use a short bow, AND get their proficiency bonus.
Do darts count as monk weapons?
The damage of monk weapons is determined by the Martial Arts column of the monk’s level progression table in the PH. Darts (and possibly other simple weapons) aren’t scaling up in damage as the monk gains levels.
Can a longbow be a monk weapon?
If the longbow is just swung about I suspect it resembles no particular weapon, thus it’s an “improvised weapon” (not a simple weapon) that deals 1d4 damage and has no properties. Since it doesn’t fit the classification for monk weapons (or Kensei weapons), it can’t be used with Martial Arts.
Are whips monk weapons?
Is a whip a monk weapon? 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.
Can monks use light crossbows?
When using a monk, if I equip a weapon that I am proficient with but is not a monk weapon, it still applies the martial arts damage. For instance, weapons such as a Greatclub or a Light Crossbow gain the martial arts feature despite them not being monk weapons.
Can a Kobold use a longbow?
Kobold archery characters might as well use a longbow despite the heavy property: 3d6.
Can monks use javelins?
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.
Are Shortbows monk weapons?
Shortbows aren’t monk weapons. … See the Martial Arts feature in the Player’s Handbook (pg. 78).
Is a net a monk weapon 5e?
A net has the special property, so it can’t be a kensei weapon. #DnD.
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.
Can a monk throw two darts?
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.
Can a Wood Elf Monk use a longsword?
no, monk weapons are given a specific criteria in the class description, under Martial Arts I believe. …