Quick Answer: 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 a spear a light weapon 5e?

According to Dnd Beyond spears are a Versatile weapon, meaning two handed, or one handed. They also apply as a simple weapon, but I’m not sure that matters for dual wielding. And, they fall under the light weapons category.

What type of weapon is a javelin 5e?


Attack bonus if proficient +2
Handedness one-handed
Proficiency category simple
Weapon group spear
Weapon property heavy thrown

Are javelins finesse weapons?

IN Sneak Attack – ‘The attack must use a finesse or a ranged weapon. ‘ But all ranged weapon relay on the attack as range in the weapon properties. Yes a javelin is a melee weapon but it has ranged properties. The javelin weapon property is thrown just like a dagger’s weapon property is finesse or thrown.

Are javelins simple weapons?

Javelins were a type of simple, thrown, ranged weapon, similar to a shortspear.

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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.

Can you wield 2 spears?

Two spears cannot be wielded effectively in a fight, because the effective use of one spear involves the wielder’s whole body– from the feet, through the legs, up to the torso and arms.

Does rage affect javelin?

Throwing a weapon like a handaxe is technically “making a ranged weapon attack with a melee weapon.” So strictly speaking it does not benefit from Rage RAW.

Can you stab with a javelin 5e?

Arrows, unlike D&D javelins, are not designed to stab people; they’re designed to be exclusively shot out of a bow, so they are bad melee weapons. They do the same damage as a spear with the caveat that they can be thrown but aren’t versatile.

Can a javelin be used as a melee weapon 5e?

You can absolutely use thrown melee weapons weapons like javelins to make melee attacks.

Is a javelin a monk weapon?

A Handaxe/Javelin/Light Hammer/Spear are all monk weapons (simple melee weapons), they’re just being thrown.

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.

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Are javelins strength or Dex 5e?

Are you talking about 5e? All thrown weapons can be used with Strength, because they’re melee weapons. 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.

How many javelins can you carry?

The value changes based on your size (tiny creatures must halve these values and large creatures can double them). So technically, a player with a strength score of 10 can carry up to 75 javelins comfortably, and up to 150 ultimately.

How heavy is a javelin DND?


Name Cost Weight
Javelin 5 sp 2 lbs

Do you add proficiency to damage 5e?

Note that for damage, Proficiency was explicitly not added. Proficiency is generally not added to damage rolls unless some feature expressly says it should.

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