DnD 5E Parry Maneuver

Hello battle masters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out our combat maneuvers series. Today we’re gonna be taking a look at the 10th maneuver available to you we’re gonna be looking at dnd 5e parry maneuver which is one of the only ones that has anything regarding that truly health and/or damage reduction for that matter. Without further ado let’s take a look at the description here to find out if this is the right one for you. So it reads as followed.


When another creature damages you with the melee attack, there you could use your reaction and then expend a superiority die in order to reduce the damage by the number you roll on your superiority die plus your dexterity modifier.

Pretty cool stuff there! You know this is really good for those dex based fighters out there. in terms of strength based ones i wouldn’t even take a look at this. Unless you want to Homebrew where dex can also be substitute for strength. In any case let’s check out the overview and break it down a little bit further.


So essentially when you’re hit with the melee attack, you can expend a superiority die and use a reaction, reduce the damage by your roll plus the dex modifier.

Really cool! in terms of if you’re a little bit squishier or going up against something that has some kind of a status effect or a multiplicative effect something like that. Is it great in my opinion! No not really doesn’t have use though yeah definitely if you’re in a tight bind this is great.


In any case if you have any thoughts, opinions or uses for it please not them down in the comments below. I really appreciate reading them and i know everyone else checking this article does as well. That being said guys, have a great day and as always a happy adventuring.

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