DnD 5E Dueling Fighting Style

Hello fighters! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for taking a look at the third episode of our fighting style series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at dnd 5e dueling fighting style. This fighting style is a fair bit more offensive in comparison to a lot of the others that we’ve looked at thus far.

As so far as to say it actually impacts the damage roll not just your odds to hit or your AC. In any case let’s move on to its description. Its description reads as followed.


Whenever you’re wielding a melee weapon in a hand and of course no other weapons you gain a plus two bonus to the damage rolls with that weapon.

Essentially you gain an extra two points of damage. Really nice stuff, especially at those early levels where every point really does count and as you get higher in levels if you are the fighter or a number of other martial based classes and you gain more attacks that bonus of course attacks as well.

In short this is a really good choice if you are aiming for an all-round balanced character with a tendency towards dealing damage. Now let’s take a look at my personal thoughts on dueling.


During the early days of 5E there was a discussion that actually took place over dueling and that was whether or not shields counted as weapons, as it related to this fighting style. They don’t almost every DM says they don’t rules as written, it says expressly weapons the shields don’t count as weapons they’re not on any of the weapon charts.

So as a result this is really a fighting style aimed towards those of you who prefer a sword and board method of play so sword and shield which is what i was kind of meaning when i said it aims itself more to an all-round fighter with a tendency towards dpr (damage per round).


That being said however let know what you think of dueling down beneath in the comments section. Be sure to mention any thoughts, questions, comments, concerns or build ideas you might have or that you have played. That being said, i hope you all have a wonderful day and as always happy adventuring.

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