Tavern Brawler

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Tavern Brawler is a passive feature obtainable by the Feat of the same name. Users of this feature excel at improvised and unarmed fighting and deal more damage more often.


Increase your Strength icon.png Strength or Constitution icon.png Constitution by 1, to a maximum of 20.

When you make an unarmed attack, use an improvised weapon, or throw something, your Strength Modifier is added twice to the damage and Attack rolls.[See: Bugs]

How to learn

Granted by the feats: Tavern Brawler (Feat)


  • Weapons without the "Thrown" tag are treated as improvised weapons, which only apply damage based on item weight plus the wielder's strength modifier with the feat applied.
  • When Tavern Brawler is applied to the damage roll from a thrown weapon, the additional damage this feat grants is treated as a "DRS."
  • Unarmed attacks that use Dexterity as a modifier still gain the strength modifier as a bonus with this feat and thus don't get the Dexterity modifier applied twice to the attack.
  • The damage bonus is applied to unarmed attacks that a Druid makes while in Wild Shape. This behavior was added in Patch 5.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • As of Hotfix 6, the bonus Strength modifier damage from throws with Tavern Brawler seems to be directly applied to objects, bypassing any Toughness condition they may have. Thus, even if a character cannot deal enough normal damage in a single attack, they can still slowly but surely chip down the health of any locked door or chest by repeatedly throwing an item.
  • As of Hotfix 19, the bonus Strength modifier damage to unarmed strikes does not apply to unarmed strikes while Wild Shaped in Honour Mode.