Friday, June 29, 2012

Proficiencies of the Week: Two-Handed Combat and Two-Handed Weapon Style


These two proficiencies are frequently confused, so I thought I’d spend this week describing how they differ:


Two-Handed Combat
Two-Handed Weapon Style
Description:

Use two weapons without penalty, as long as one is smaller.
Increases weapons speed of two-handed or hand-and-a-half weapon used two handed by 3.
Effect of ambidexterity proficiency

Removes requirement that one weapon be smaller
None
Weapons allowed

Any that can be wielded in one hand
Two-handed melee weapons or hand-and-a-half melee weapons.
# of slots

1
1
Specialization

Cannot be specialized in
Cannot be specialized in
Stacks?

No.
Yes, each additional slot reduces speed by 1
Unarmed?

Requires two weapons, ONE may be fist.
No. Requires one weapon.
Classes allowed

Any
Usually only fighter

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