DnD 5E Distracting Strike

Hello battle masters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the third combat maneuver article. Today we’re going to be taking a look at the most dazzling strike you could ever imagine. Today we’re gonna be taking a look at distracting strike.

Honestly i really like on this place thematically and you know from a mechanicals point of view it’s actually pretty good as well. With that hyped up intro out of the way let’s take a look at the description here.


Whenever you hit a creature with the help of a weapon attack, you could expend a superiority die in order to distract the creature, giving your allies an opening. Of course you add the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll. Here the next attack roll against the target made by an attacker rather than you has advantage if the attack is made before the start of your next turn.

Very interesting! I do have a comment about this one wording wise and it’s a little bit tricky on how you want to rule it. That being said, let’s take a look at the overview.


Essentially when you hit, you can expend a superiority die, so after you know what to hit then you can activate this, really good feature. You add the total to your damage which is super sweet, and give your allies advantage on attack rolls until your next turn.

Now that’s my interpretation of it. I have seen this interpreted where only the next attack i get advantage. I assume that every attack disadvantage until your next turn because technically speaking and that initiative that turn all happens at the same point in time.

So that’s my ruling, i’ve seen dm’s argue it another way, i’ve seen other players argued the other way. So run it past your dungeon master see what he thinks or she thinks who they think and go from there. Honestly i find it to be much fare and much better my way but ultimately it’ll be their call.


That being said, thank you so much for checking out. If this is one you’re going to be taking or if you have any comments, questions, concerns or cool stories involving distracting strike i’d really like to hear them down  in the comments below. Thank you so much guys and as always happy adventuring.

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