Javelin, Spear or Other?
by, 04-07-2009 at 10:43 PM (5665 Views)
I have a small question (actually a series of questions) about 4e combat and weapons but didn't think it warranted it's own thread because it's so specific. So I'll post it here. If you happen to play or DM 4e, I would appreciate your input. So my character uses a Javelin as a ranged weapon. If my character were to use the same Javelin as a melee weapon, would it fall under the weapon category of Spear, Javelin, or is it an improvised weapon (since it's intended purpose is as a thrown weapon)? Basically would it do 1d8, 1d6 or 1d4 of damage as a one-handed melee weapon. If I swing it like a two-handed club, does that make it a two-handed improvised weapon?
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