Saturday, December 17, 2016

Close Quarters combat revision

Pierce the Gap (Requires Dexterity 13)

You have learned to deliberately make precise strikes to vulnerable vital areas with light weapons. Before you make an attack with a light weapon that you are proficient with, you can choose to take a -5 penalty lo the attack roll. If the attack hits, you add +10 to the attack's damage.

the benefit of Trading Accuracy for Damage, i hear lots of people say is a powerful benefit, especially in the hands of a rogue. but i wanted to retain that benefit, for primarily dexterity based fighters rather than for non rogues. so i changed the name and removed the other 2 benefits.  i wanted to keep this core mechanic, but it was intended to make dual wielding viable or to make other dexterity based characters work.

New 5th Edition Feat in Need of Review and Critique

i am working on a feat for the flavor of a Close Quarters combatant who gets inside the reach of their opponent's weapon and strikes weak points with a small weapon for extra damage. the basic idea was inspired by classic knife fighting and other forms of close quarters combat and is designed for tight spaces. i really don't want to give up the Sharpshooter/Great Weapon Master Benefit though but i need something to keep it valuable.

the original feat had a third benefit in the middle, but the benefit was too potent and too questionable in when it applied.

Close Quarters Combat
*Before you make an attack with a light weapon that you are proficient with, you can choose to take a -5 penalty lo the attack roll. If the attack hits, you add +10 to the attack's damage.

*you have advantage when attacking an opponent you are engaged in a grapple with when using a light weapon you are proficient with