You asked: 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.

What counts as a monk weapon?

A Monk weapon is: “any simple melee weapons that don’t have the two-handed or heavy property.” So a Monk weapon is a QuarterStaff and Spear because it does not property “two-handed oor heavy”.

Which weapons are monk weapons?

All simple melee weapons that don’t have the 2h or Heavy property and Short swords are monk weapons.

Is a whip a martial weapon?

Sure it’s a one-handed reach weapon, but quite frankly the benefits of the whip don’t outweigh the benefits of most of the other weapons you could pick from as a martial front-line character. However, whips are not poorly-balanced. They are a one-handed finesse weapon with reach.

Can a Kensei monk use a whip?

Yes. Whip Damage Dice will scale as a Kensei, as when you select it, the Whip becomes a Monk weapon and they use the Martial Arts Dice. The whips damage should increase as you level, it’s a monk weapon for you after all.

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Do monks need weapons?

Monk weapons are short swords and simple weapons that don’t have heavy or two handed properties. Hi there DaergielTheShy, as you mention in your post, monk weapons are shortswords and any simple melee weapons that don’t have the two-handed or heavy property.

Do monk fists count as weapons?

No, a monk’s fists are not considered weapons.

Instead of using a weapon to make a melee weapon attack, you can use an unarmed strike: a punch, kick, head-butt, or similar forceful blow (none of which count as weapons).

Is a hand AXE a monk weapon?

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

What is the best monk weapon?

Best monk weapon is called fists.

Can a scimitar be a monk weapon?

Except they are basically identical to shortswords, which are monk weapons. From a mechanical view, the only other monk weapon that does 1d8 is a quarterstaff uses two handed. That right there is why a scimitar is not a monk weapon. Spears do 1d8, but scimitars only deal 1d6.

Are whips good DND?

But they’re good for DEX Paladins since they’re melee weapons (so you can still smite with them, without being right next to someone), or for Rangers for stacking Hunter’s Mark and subclass damage dice (maybe with the Dual Wielder feat).

Can a wizard use a whip?

Really the key detail on whip wizard is the spell sniper feat, it makes the whip a useful weapon to any wizard. If you are also looking at non wizard casters then obviously hexblade is an easier choice than wizard, since it’s got the whip proficiency (and armours) already.

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Can you dual wield whips 5e?

Yeah, Whip isn’t that well suited for it. Since it’s not light, you can’t by RAW dual-wield them. Rogues don’t come with proficiency at them. So you’ve got a few bits to overcome to make it as effective as using a weapon you’re proficient in.

Can Kensei monks dual wield?

5e Kensei Monk. When you take the Attack action and attack with a light melee weapon that you’re holding in one hand, you can use a bonus action to attack with a different light melee weapon that you’re holding in the other hand.

Can a longsword be a monk weapon?

no, monk weapons are given a specific criteria in the class description, under Martial Arts I believe. …

Do monk weapons count as unarmed strikes?

Per Martial Arts, if you attack with a Monk weapon then you are allowed to make an unarmed strike as a bonus action.

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