I was wondering if the sneak attack feature may be used with weapons that aren't light and aren't rapiers. I thought that was the case, but looking at the SRD again seems to have removed that stipulation. I'm confused now. If I wanted to play, say, a Low Templar that wasn't originally a rogue, could I sneak attack with a longsword? Or am I basically limited to rapiers, short swords, and the like?
You can sneak attack with anything. The stipulation is that you cannot use a lethal weapon to deal non-lethal damage AND get sneak attack damage. E.g., using a dagger to deal subdual with a -4 does NOT net you sneak attack.
Light weapons and rapiers are typically used because they are valid weapons for the weapon finesse feat and result in lower penalties for TWF. Rapiers are especially used for their greater crit range. Even if you can't confirm the crit, an 18 is an automatic hit with a rapier, and that range widens with the proper feats or enhancements.
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Increased Threat Range Sometimes your threat range is greater than 20. That is, you can score a threat on a lower number. In such cases, a roll of lower than 20 is not an automatic hit.
See how you guys are? Gonna make me go and read and learns stuff and eat my own words.
I stand corrected. :P
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They work with all weapons and were never restrict to light weapons.
You're going to backstab him with a ballista?
With a f@(#ing siege weapon?
I have to go watch The Gamers again now.
That makes me think about 3.0 when they introduced monsters with class levels and there was this shadowdragon/rogue who used to sneak up to people and sneak attack them.
I must have missed that one.I still remember, however, the Black Dragon with Assassin levels in 3.5.
Invisibility + Stealth + True Strike + Power Attack + Sneak Attack + Death Attack = OMFG!!
concerro wrote:They work with all weapons and were never restrict to light weapons.
Woot!The Gamemaster wrote:You're going to backstab him with a ballista?Nimble the Thief wrote:Uh huh.The Gamemaster wrote:With a f@(#ing siege weapon?Nimble the Thief wrote:Uh huh.I have to go watch The Gamers again now.
Because dere's no kill liek OVAHKILL!