Cutting Words

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Cutting Words is a Reaction available to College of Lore Bards. This ability allows these Bards to distract and confuse their foes, potentially causing attacks to miss, ability checks to fail, or hits to land less heavily.

Description[edit | edit source]

Use your wit to distract a creature and sap its confidence. It receives a 1d6 penalty to Attack Roll, Ability Check, or dealt damage.

Properties[edit | edit source]

Reaction Icon 2.png Reaction + Bardic Inspiration Resource Icon.png Bardic Inspiration Charge
  • Targeted creature receives a D6 Physical.png1d6 penalty to the triggering Attack Roll, Ability Check, or dealt damage
  • Range Icon.png Range: 18 m / 60 ft

At Higher Levels[edit | edit source]

  • At Bard Level 5, the Cutting Words penalty increases to D8 Physical.png1d8
  • At Bard Level 10, the Cutting Words penalty increases to D10 Physical.png1d10 (presumed; not yet available)

Notes and Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As of Early Access Patch 9, Cutting Words can also be triggered by an enemy's Saving Throw roll. It's unclear whether this is a bug or intended behavior.