Cleave (Weapon Action)

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Cleave is a weapon action available to characters proficient in and wielding a battleaxe, greataxe, greatsword, or halberd in their main hand.


Swing your weapon in a large arc to attack up to 3 enemies at once. They each take half the damage your weapon usually deals.


1/2 Normal Weapon Damage
Attack Roll
AoE: 1.5 m / 5 ft (Cone)
Recharge: Short Rest

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Flat damage bonus effects such as from Great Weapon Master or Rage are not reduced by Cleave.
  • If there are more than 3 enemies in the attack area, Cleave targets the 3 closest enemies.
  • Cleave does not hit friendly targets.