Hello battle masters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the battle masters combat maneuver series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at the 11th maneuver available to the battle master subclass. Today we’re going to take a look at dnd 5e precision attack.
Which is particularly useful when there’s a lot riding on you making an accurate strike and making contact with the enemy. That being said, with that hyped intro out of the way let’s take a look at the description so we all get the gist of how this maneuver works. It reads as followed.
Whenever you make a weapon attack roll against the creature, you can expend a superiority die and add it to the roll. You can use this maneuver before or after making an attack roll, but before any effects of the attack are applied.
Very interesting stuff and for the most part pretty cool! Let’s take a look at the overview and kind of break this down a little bit further and i’ll give you my thoughts on it as well.
It essentially breaks down to “Before or after making an attack roll, you can expend a superiority die, add your roll to the attack roll.”
So this doesn’t affect damage at all, it affects your odds to hit and in certain circumstances this is pretty phenomenal. You can potentially turn a miss into a hit and that’s incredibly and valuable if you got a lot of riding on that strike.
It also doesn’t burn up your bonus action or reaction so this would be a great choice if you’re a paladin and you really need to do a just don’t nova essentially. The same with you if you’re a rogue is to be really great for you as well. Just because of how sneak attack works.
It’s also worth noting that sadly this does not affect the damage output. I would probably homebrew is so wood but as written it does not which is quite sad in my opinion and for that it’s not really conducive to a high damaging build but you know you see seeing as though you get 9 in these choices i would probably include this in those 9 the pure utility of it.
It’s kind of a little bit upsetting but that it can only be used against a creature it can’t be used against an object or anything like that. But you know if you kind of metagame it a little bit you can get aware of the targets AC and gauge how close you are then you’re in a pretty good spot.
In any case, if you have any thoughts, feelings or ideas on how to use this maneuver a little bit better as well as if you plan on taking it yourself or just have any questions, feel free to put them down in the comments beneath. I love reading them and i know everyone else does as well. Thank you so much guys, i really appreciate it. Have a great day and as always happy adventuring.