Hello my name is logan and we have encountered an issue doing our game play. I decided to go out and buy a dwarven Longhammer for our game last night and wen the whole night using it. However one of our character brought up an intresting point a little while ago and was wondering if anyone could help me with this dilema. I am a Dwarven Lion Shaman(Druid) lvl 2 using a Dwarven Longhammer. Is it plausible that i can use this weapon or no because im a druid(since druids aren't proficient in martial weapons)
Any character can use any weapon, however if they aren't proficient with the weapon, they take a -4 to hit with it. However, you are not proficient. Dwarves have the ability to treat weapons with "dwarven" in their name as martial weapons for the purpose of proficiency. A druid is not proficient in martial weapons, thus this doesn't help you, unless you later gain proficiency in martial weapons (by taking a level in fighter for example). Until then, you can continue to wield the weapon, but you take a -4 on all attack rolls with it.
If you take Martial Weapon Proficiency Dwarven Longhammer, you can wield it with no penalty (Its only martial for dwarves). Or you could take a 1 level dip in fighter, gain proficiency with heavy (Hide) armor and all martial weapons, a bonus to fort saves and a bonus to your BAB along wiht a feat. But yes, you do take the -4 penalty before you gain proficiency.