Trip Attack DnD 5E

Hello battle masters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 16th and final option for your combat maneuvers so pressures on guys. Which ones do you want, which ones will you take. In any case before you make your final decision last but certainly not least we have trip attack 5e.

Now this is perfect for a variety of reasons and honestly i highly consider taking a look at it, this is one of my personal favorites. Without further ado let’s take a look at the description so we know what we’re talking about. The description reads as followed and we all can get to know that how does the trip attack work in d&d?. You can also check out our battle master 5e article.

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When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you can expend one superiority die to attempt to knock the target down. You add the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and if the target is Large or smaller, 5e trip attack must make a Strength saving throw. On a failed save, you knock the target prone.

Needless to point out that, that’s incredibly useful not just for damage potential but also for kind of turning the flow of battle. That being said, let’s take a look at the overview and break this down a little bit further. It essentially reads as followed.


When you hit expend a superiority dice 5e, add the roll to your damage, on a failed strength save a larger or smaller creature is knocked prone.

Pretty interesting and pretty simple enough itself. If you’re unfamiliar with the prone condition i’ll kind of give you the coles notes.

A creature is only movement option is not to crawl. That’s true also if it can fly. All it can do is crawl if it’s not prone and that’s it and that’s essentially half movements. The creature has disadvantage of attack rolls, an attack roll against the creature has advantage if the attacker is within 5 feet. So it’s really good for melee attackers and odds are you know this is incredibly useful if you are one it gets you advantage on the rest of your attacks. You can also read this does trip attack work on ranged attacks?.

The creature can also break the condition by standing up which takes half of his total movement as well. Really interesting stuff there, this is also super useful if you are an archer. Notice it doesn’t say that it has to be a melee weapon attack just as a weapon attack. Also check out does trip attack work on flying creatures?

So you could essentially be a fair distance away and on your a final attack, you could use this and knock the target prone in when it’s surrounded by your melee companions, hence giving them advantage on all of their immediate attacks afterwards. I think that’s an incredible way to use this. Also read what is the difference between a trip attack and a distracting strike?

It also really helps you escape from situations where being chased down, i don’t have the HP or maybe you’re just a squish your character or may be you’re have some form of encumbrances preventing from moving very quickly. This is a great way to slow them down.


That being said, if you have any uses for trip attack, if this is when you gonna take if it’s one you’re not gonna take please let me know why down beneath, i love chatting with you guys. This in my opinion is probably one of the top three best ones to take. In any case thank you so much guys, i really do appreciate all you’re doing for me. Have a great day and as always happy adventuirng. menacing attack 5e | 5e attack action rules | trip attack vs menacing attack | can you move between attacks 5e | trip attack pathfinder 2e.

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