How Sharpshooter 5e Feat DnD Interacts With Hunter Ranger’s Volley Feature?

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Sharpshooter 5e Feat DnD is one of the most powerful feats in DnD. This allows the players to hit as hard as they wish to do from profound features. It is the best-suited feat for the characters who love bows and arrows, is a stealth Archer from a good old Skyrim, and loves to hit harder. However, in this article, we are going to cover ‘How Sharpshooter 5e Feat DnD Interacts With Hunter Ranger’s Volley Feature’. 

A combination of Sharpshooter Feat 5e in DnD with Crossbow Expert is a hell of a combination in DnD. It negates the Crossbow Feat range of a minimum of 30 to a maximum of 120. And, to add on, Crossbow Expert and Sharpshooter 5e Feat also allow the player, with bonus actions,  to make three attacks per round. 

Sharpshooter 5e Feat DnD permits the players to take a -5 penalty to the attack roll to add up the +10 damage. This feature of the Sharpshooter 5e Feat DnD makes this feat an intense and vigorous one for the characters. Read along to know its significance on the interaction of Sharpshooter 5e with Hunter Ranger Volley. 

Hunter Ranger Volley 5e is Single Attack or Multiple Attack? 

How Sharpshooter 5e Feat DnD Interacts With Hunter Ranger’s Volley Feature?

As we know, according to Sharpshooter feat (PHB, page 170), 

“Before you make an attack with a ranged weapon that you are proficient with, you can choose to take a -5 penalty to the attack roll. If the attack hits, you add +10 to the attack’s damage.”

This makes it pretty evident that the Hunter Ranger Volley 5e in DnD is merely a single attack. 

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Interaction of 5e Sharpshooter With Hunter Ranger Volley 

With Sharpshooter 5e, a ranger takes -5 to each attack roll and adds +10 damage to each hit creature. That sums up that, an attacker is allowed to have a -5 penalty to the attack roll before making an attack with a ranged weapon and not the attack action. 

How Sharpshooter 5e Feat DnD Interacts With Hunter Ranger’s Volley Feature?

However, Rangers might perceive that they have to add +10 to the associated damage roll, or all damage rolls, or even one damage roll; but this is merely not the case here. 

Volley 

A ranged attack, by using all your actions, can be made within 10 feet of a stage against various creatures/monsters. It enables a ranger to have a look at your weapon’s scope. Also, another attack roll can be made for every defined purpose if you have ammunition for every goal. 

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As per Player’s Handbook, page 194:

“You can use your action to make a ranged attack against any number of creatures within 10 feet of a point you can see within your weapon’s range. You must have ammunition for each target, as normal, and you make a separate attack roll for each target.”

Making Attacks

In connection to the interaction of 5e Sharpshooter with Hunter Ranger Volley’s feature,  Player’s Handbook says,

“If there’s ever any question whether something you’re doing counts as an attack, the rule is simple: If you’re making an attack roll, you’re making an attack.”

  • However, the definition of the word ‘attack’ is quite confusing, as per Hunter Ranger’s multi attack. Where Multiattack is one attack with multiple attack rolls, an attack is referred to as ‘attack with a ranged weapon. This concludes that a Sharpshooter 5e is applied to each attack roll and not merely the Multiattack action.
  • To add on, there is not clearly mentioned about Sharpshooter and its effect on every attack made on its turn. It means that a ranger gets to decide first before making an attack from your Multiattack Volley actions or an extra action. 

To sum up, there is not much-defined explanation regarding which attack as it simply says, ‘an attack’. Therefore, it includes any attack made by the ranger or a reaction attack. 

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Wrapping Up

The connection between Sharpshooter 5e and Ranger Hunter Volley makes it quite evident that a ranger is allowed to make any attack he wishes to make. It does not limit him to a particular attack made in order to get a +10 damaged roll. This makes Sharpshooter 5e DnD a potent feat to avail.  

This feature makes it a must-have for a ranger, so you should try it on. Although, you must read the defined rules regarding Sharpshooter 5e before putting yourself into it. 

Check out our other article on Sharpshooter DnD to know its benefits, classes, and its combination with Crossbow Expert. 

Go on and drop your experiences below.

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