The feature says that your gauntlets are simple melee weapons, just like your Lightning Launcher are simple ranged weapons: “Your armored fists each count as a simple melee weapon, and each deals 1d8 thunder damage on a hit.” I think it’s considered a weapon attack, rather than an unarmed strike?
Are gauntlets simple weapons 5e?
Simple Melee Weapons
Rather than used solely for protection, a weaponized gauntlet is reinforced for punching attacks, and may feature small barbs or spikes on the knuckles.
Are Thunder gauntlets light 5e?
Yes, each gauntlet is an individual melee weapon.
Since the Dual Wielder feat makes it so that the weapons do not need the light property, you may use a bonus action to make an additional attack with the Thunder Gauntlets via Two Weapon Fighting.
Are natural weapons light weapons 5e?
Even ignoring the light property, your natural weapons do not count as weapons, rather they are variants of unarmed strikes. You cannot use two weapon fighting rules for unarmed strikes by RAW.
Can you use booming blade with thunder gauntlets?
Booming Blade and Green-Flame Blade both require 1) a melee attack be made 2) a melee weapon as a component. Your armored fists count as a simple melee weapon, so they can be used as the material component.
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 dual wield Longswords in 5E?
Thus: yes, you can dual wield longswords in 5e. However, it’s still a meh choice. Giving up a bonus action to deal a relatively low amount of damage isn’t always desirable.
Can you dual wield thunder gauntlets?
The Lightning Gauntlets are simple melee weapons, thus unarmed strikes and two-weapon fighting do not apply.
Can armorer use two weapon fighting?
You cannot use Two-Weapon Fighting with Gauntlets
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.
Are artificer Thunder gauntlets light weapons?
The Thunder Gauntlets are not light melee weapons.
The gauntlets do not have the light property: Each of the armor’s gauntlets counts as a simple melee weapon while you aren’t holding anything in it.
Can natural weapons be used for two weapon fighting?
Natural weapons aren’t light
Rules as written, there is no mention of the natural weapons being light, and hence they’re ineligible for two weapon fighting.
Does two weapon fighting work with natural weapons?
You can use two-weapon fighting even when the one-handed melee weapons you are wielding aren’t light. That might work – I’m not 100% sure a natural weapon attack from Alter Self counts, but I would personally allow it if the player had the ability to alter self and the dual wielder feat.
Can natural weapons be monk weapons 5e?
tl;dr natural weapons are not monk weapons. natural weapons do not count as unarmed.
Can armorer use booming blade?
So the UA specialist for the Artificer, the Armorer, has an interesting ability for one of the models you can take. Thunder Gauntlets. Your armored fists each count as a simple melee weapon, and each deals 1d8 thunder damage on a hit.
Can you use booming blade with extra attack?
Booming Blade doesn’t work with Extra Attacks/Multi-Attacks. To compensate this Booming Blade does add a damage die every few levels. Meaning you won’t be doing double damage at all. Just your normal damage amount with 1 additional damage die.
Does green flame blade affect target?
It’s not intended to require a second target, but the wording on the spell doesn’t make that clear. If there is a valid target, you can’t choose not to invoke the secondary effect.