Is Shadow Blade a melee spell attack?

It counts as a simple melee weapon with which you are proficient. It deals 2d8 psychic damage on a hit and has the finesse, light, and thrown properties (range 20/60). In addition, when you use the sword to attack a target that is in dim light or darkness, you make the attack roll with advantage.

Does Shadow blade use your spell attack modifier?

Shadow blade specifically says you make a weapon attack with it, and the rules for weapon attacks is that you add the modifier you used for the attack to the damage as well.

What is a melee spell attack?

In mechanics terms, a melee spell attack is a spell that allows you to make a melee attack, but use your spell casting modifier instead of your STR or DEX modifier for To-Hit calculations. Also, since a melee spell attack is not a ranged attack, you do not suffer disadvantage for casting in melee range.

Is Shadow blade an action to attack?

The spell is a bonus action to cast, but there isn’t anything in the spell description about if it’s attack is an action or a bonus action, only what to do when you attack.

Does shadow blade stack with green flame blade?

By RAW you cannot use Shadow Blade (SB) with the cantrips Green-Flame Blade (GFB) or Booming Blade (BB). These cantrips require that you use a melee weapon worth 1 silver piece and that you use that specific weapon for the attack.

2nd Level Spell #65: Shadow Blade (DnD 5E Spell)

Does Flame blade count as a melee weapon?

First, each of [booming blade and green-flame blade] involves a normal melee weapon attack, not a spell attack, so you use whatever ability modifier you normally use with the weapon. (A spell tells you if it includes a spell attack, and neither of these spells do.)

Can you do booming blade with Shadow blade?

It is the general consensus that it doesn’t work. That is probably why the booming blade and green flame blade cantrips were changed so that the material component now requires a weapon worth at least 1 sp.

Does Shadow Blade count as a weapon attack?

Shadow blade specifically says you make a weapon attack with it, and the rules for weapon attacks is that you add the modifier you used for the attack to the damage as well.

Is Flame blade a spell attack?

The wording on the Flame Blade spell specifically says, “You can use your action to make a melee spell attack with the fiery blade. On a hit, the target takes 3d6 fire damage.”

Is Shadow Blade a weapon attack?

It counts as a simple melee weapon with which you are proficient. It deals 2d8 psychic damage on a hit and has the finesse, light, and thrown properties (range 20/60). In addition, when you use the sword to attack a target that is in dim light or darkness, you make the attack roll with advantage.

Does a melee spell attack count as an attack action?

Technically, casting a spell is an action, bonus action, or reaction depending on the spells casting time. While spells may involve an attack, they are not cast as attacks (bladesinger extra attack as an exception). Extra attack requires the attack action and (usually, see above) does not interact with spells.

Is Thorn Whip a melee spell attack?

Thorn Whip has you make a Melee Spell Attack; if you have a hostile creature within 5 feet of you, you will have disadvantage, as with any melee attack. The actual reach of the spell or feature is irrelevant, as is its target.

Do melee spell attacks count for flanking?

So if your target is flanked, they are now flat-footed for any attack you make; could be a melee attack, a ranged attack, or even a spell attack.

What attack modifier does Shadow blade use?

Since the weapon has the Finesse property, you can and must use either Strength or Dexterity modifier to make the attack and damage roll.

Do you add Dex to Shadowblade damage?

You can use Strength or Dexterity (your choice) for the attack/damage because it creates a finesse weapon for you. Thus all weapon and normal attack rules apply: Shadow blade creates a melee weapon.

What is the shadow blade effect?

Shadow Blade is a Tier 2 Legacy Skill for the Sword Saint. Every attack can invoke shadows to attack the target. Every shadow possesses 120% of user’s Strength and causes 100% darkness damage. Accumulate one shadow every three seconds.

Is booming blade a melee spell attack?

First, each of [booming blade and green-flame blade] involves a normal melee weapon attack, not a spell attack, so you use whatever ability modifier you normally use with the weapon.

Is Green Flame blade a spell attack or weapon attack?

Both of the spells say “You brandish the weapon used in the spell’s casting and make a melee attack with it against one creature within 5 feet of you “. You are making a melee weapon attack.

What is the wizard spell shadow blade?

Effects. The spell condensed the shadows to create a lightweight sword that inflicted damage upon the minds of the creatures it hit. The sword lasted for up to 1 minute, as long as the caster kept concentrating.

What counts as a melee weapon attack?

Used in hand–to–hand combat, a melee attack allows you to attack a foe within your reach. A melee attack typically uses a handheld weapon such as a sword, a warhammer, or an axe. A typical monster makes a melee attack when it strikes with its claws, horns, teeth, tentacles, or other body part.

Can you cast Shadow Blade as an action?

The spell is a bonus action to cast, but there isn’t anything in the spell description about if it’s attack is an action or a bonus action, only what to do when you attack. One post I saw online says you use it as two weapon fighting.

Can Shadow Blade be two handed?

You can dual weild shadow blades already, you just need two characters concentrating on shadow blade, and hand off one of the shadow blades to the dual weilding character. Numerical it breaks nothing.

Is Shadow blade a melee weapon?

It counts as a simple melee weapon with which you are proficient.

Does Shadow blade add your modifier to damage?

There’s pretty good justification that you should get the damage bonus. Shadow blade specifically says you make a weapon attack with it, and the rules for weapon attacks is that you add the modifier you used for the attack to the damage as well.

Is Shadow blade finesse?

Shadow Blade does not use the words “spell attack” or “spellcasting ability”. Instead it explicitly says that it counts as a proficient weapon with the finesse, light, & thrown properties.

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