TWF with 2x strength bonus to damage?


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Inspired by this thread
Flurry of blows with 2x strength bonus to damage?

I havea a slightly diferent question.
Would a Two handed fighter TWF with a greatsword and armor spikes and gain 2x strength bonus to damage with the greatword?

"At 7th level, when a two-handed fighter makes a full-attack with a two-handed weapon, he adds double his Strength bonus on damage rolls for all attacks after the first."


the short answer? yes

the long answer?: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssss

the explaining answer: It'll work, first attack will be at 1.5 str, the rest of your mainhand (aka the sword) attacks will be at 2X and all the offhand (armor spikes) will be at half/no strength. Although your gonna have to have those spikes on the legs cause by RAW only monks get to do unarmed attacks beyond punch, kick, and headbutt

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DeusTerran wrote:

the short answer? yes

the long answer?: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssss

the explaining answer: It'll work, first attack will be at 1.5 str, the rest of your mainhand (aka the sword) attacks will be at 2X and all the offhand (armor spikes) will be at half/no strength. Although your gonna have to have those spikes on the legs cause by RAW only monks get to do unarmed attacks beyond punch, kick, and headbutt

First attack will NOT be at 1.5X Str. Monks always do flat STR damage when flurrying. At best this would allow him to do 1x damage with the first strike and 2x with the follow-up attacks.


Tis thread is not about monk, taht is the reason i made a new thread for htis question. So what FoB does is irrelevant here.

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Nicos wrote:
Tis thread is not about monk, taht is the reason i made a new thread for htis question. So what FoB does is irrelevant here.

Ah my mistake. That's what I get for skimming. So yes.


file under Backswing Errata: how does it work if 1st attack is not a 2handed attack, e.g. the 'offhand' attack is made first, or you make a natural attack like Bite first in addition to iteratives? is the intent that the first 2-handed attack is normal, and only subsequent 2-handed attacks benefit? and how does Backswing work for weapons that don't normally gain 2-handed str bonus, like rapier or light weapons?

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I think this is one of those ones where the intent was pretty clearly that the first attack with the THW did not get the bonus, but all subsequent attacks with the two-handed weapon did. Probably could stand to have an extra word or two implanted in there, but they do have word-counts and page counts they have to adhere to....

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