How to Bonus Action Attack?

Xavian
Visitor
4 months ago

I know in the early access you could simply attack again if you have a weapon in your off hand and you still have bonus action to spend. But now it seems to have changed. I hope I just haven't figured it out yet, but does anyone know if we can still attack with our bonus action. And if so, then how?

Korzald
Level 4
4 months ago

You need to have two finess or light weapons equipped to dual attack.

Ifusaso
Level 2
4 months ago

I believe they must both be light (eg daggers) not just finesse. I don't think you can use a rapier for either, for example. This could be different than tabletop, though.

(From the pen and paper RPG):

Two-Weapon Fighting: When you take the Attack action and attack with a light melee weapon that you’re holding in one hand, you can use a bonus action to attack with a different light melee weapon that you’re holding in the other hand. You don’t add your ability modifier to the damage of the bonus attack, unless that modifier is negative. (PHB, p. 195)  

picklesgrr
Level 9
4 months ago

Note in this game you do need a light weapon in both hands but you get the bonus action attack regardless of what you do with your main hand 

4 months ago

Hi all,

The rapier is really tricky here because it is not a light weapon. We are looking into preventing you from equiping an offhand weapon if it cannot be used as a bonus attack.