Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Knife Fighting

Daggers are pretty cool weapons, but they're generally not even that great as back-up weapons in D&D. Maybe a 5e feat could make them viable? For instance:

Dagger Expert

  • You gain a +1 bonus to attack rolls you make with daggers.
  • When you use a dagger, its damage die changes from a d4 to a d6. (This benefit has no effect if another feature has already improved the weapon’s die.)  
  • When you use the Attack action and attack with a one-handed weapon, you gain an extra attack with a dagger you are holding.

Notes: This is really just a first draft. I'm still not wild about the idea of feats giving bonuses to attacks rolls; that might encroach too much on 5e's bounded accuracy. It might also be not much of a big deal. Who knows?