Commander’s Strike DnD 5E

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Today we’re going to be taking a look at commander strike 5e with that in mind let’s take a look at the description here. This is read straight out of the book and written as followed. Also read this what is the disarming maneuver in d&D?.

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When you take the Attack action on your turn, you can forgo one of your attacks and use a bonus action to direct one of your companions to strike. When you do so, choose a friendly creature who can see or hear you and expend one superiority die. That creature can immediately use its reaction to make one weapon attack, adding the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.

Pretty cool! A lot to unpack there though, so let’s break it down a little bit further. In any case if you’d like to check out this what is the difference between brace and riposte 5e? then you must check it out at least once.


Essentially what this is getting at is after you attack expend a superiority dice 5e and use a bonus action to give an ally an attack. So long as they can see or hear you, they can use their reaction to make a weapon attack, adding the superiority die to their damage roll.

Really cool! technically speaking this does sacrifice one of your attacks because you give it to them. Right, so you forego one of your extra attacks so however you want to do it  and then they get to use it. Also read this what is the bait and switch maneuver in d&D?.

In terms of who benefits from this the most, i want to say the rogue in your party. Reason being is has to be a weapon attack, so casters don’t get any access to it or any real benefit to it rather and rogues can use sneak attack. So if you’re using the optional flanking rule, you have to move on the other side however for this faerie fire however you want to do it.

This is definitely great way to use it. Outside of that maybe a paladin with their smites maybe but if it’s just the reaction they can use i don’t know if they can actually use smites now, i don’t think so. I’d leave it up to your DM to decide for sure but to the best of my knowledge they wouldn’t be able to.

Because smites require bonus actions right! So it is interesting, i do like this one a lot and i do see tons of use for a play style wise.


That being said, if you’re going to be using it, if you have any cool stories bout it, any thoughts, comments or questions please take it down in the comment section below. This is a brand new series, i’m expecting a lot of involvement out of everyone. You may also like to read commander’s strike sneak attack.

With that being said, thank you so much for checking out today everyone, i really do appreciate it. Thank you so much for the suppor, have a great day and as always happy adventuring. You can also check out this what is the trip attack maneuver in 5e?.

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