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DnD Weapons Mastery Javelin

Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara

Weapons Mastery – Javelin

A lighter more flexible spear intended for throwing. A shaft with a tip at the end weighted for throwing.

Weapons Mastery – Javelin

Weapon Mastery Non-Proficient – Attacks are with disadvantage, and damage is halved rounded down. Non-Proficient use does not grant access to most of the weapon special properties.

(Non-Proficient)
Javelin +Str to hit one melee or ranged target, Thrown Range (-/110 ft)
Basic Hit: 1d6 +Str mod piercing (Halved)
Weapon AbilitiesRange, Thrown

Weapon Mastery Proficient – This is the standard weapon stats from sourcebooks.

(Proficient)
Javelin +Str +Prof to hit one melee or ranged target, Thrown Range (30/120 ft)
Basic Hit: 1d6 +Str mod piercing
Weapon AbilitiesLight, Range, Thrown

Weapon Mastery Skilled – Weapons do an extra dice of damage. Gain abilities to activate as a bonus action on your round, or a reaction.

(Skilled)
Javelin +Str +Prof to hit one melee or ranged target, Thrown Range (35/130 ft)
Basic Hit: 2d6 +Str mod piercing
Weapon AbilitiesLight, Range, Thrown

Weapon Mastery Expert – You gain an expertise on your attack, and weapons do an extra dice of damage. Abilities with weapons improve. Can use weapon options with this weapon.

(Expert)
Javelin +Str +Prof +Prof to hit one melee or ranged target, Thrown Range (40/140 ft)
Basic Hit: 3d6 +Str mod piercing
Weapon AbilitiesLight, Range, Thrown
Weapon Options (Available to learn) – Fearsome Accuracy, Pinning Hit, Trip

Weapon Mastery Master – Your gain advantage on your attack, weapons do an extra dice of damage. Abilities and Options improve.

(Master)
Javelin +Str +Prof to hit one melee or ranged target, Thrown Range (45/150 ft)
Basic Hit: 4d6 +Str mod piercing
Weapon AbilitiesLight, Range, Thrown
Weapon Options (Available to learn) – Fearsome Accuracy, Pinning Hit, Trip

Weapon Mastery Grand Master – A natural 1 counts counts as a critical hit, and if both dice deal a critical hit, then all dice in the attack are maximised. Weapons do an extra dice of damage. Abilities and Options improve.

(Grand Master)
Javelin +Str +Prof to hit one melee or ranged target, Thrown Range (50/160 ft)
Basic Hit: 5d6 +Str mod piercing
Weapon AbilitiesLight, Range, Thrown
Weapon Options (Available to learn) – Fearsome Accuracy, Pinning Hit, Trip

Beyond Grand Master in Weapon Mastery – While not possible to learn at this level, some abilities and magical items might push skill above grand master, and if it does it adds an extra dice of damage and improves abilities and options as per the weapon progression.

Weapon Abilities – Javelin

Weapon Ability – Base DC – Some of the effects produced by weapons masters has a saving throw to resist. This saving throw is calculated as 8 plus the ability modifier used in the attack roll, your weapon mastery bonus, your Weaponologist bonus, your weapons mastery feats and Archetypes.
Base DC = 8 +Ability Mod +Prof +WM Bonus +Circle Bonus +Feat Bonus +Arch Type Bonus (Martial +2)
Associated WeaponsBardiche, Bastard Sword, Battleaxe, Bill, Blackjack, Blowgun 1H, Blowgun 2H, Bola, Cestus, Club, Dagger, Dart, Flail, Glaive, Greataxe, Greatclub, Greatsword, Guisarme, Halberd, Hand Crossbow, Handaxe, Hat, Heavy Crossbow, Heavy Shield, Holy Symbol, Horned Shield, Javelin, Knife Shield, Lance, Lasso, Light Crossbow, Light Hammer, Light Shield, Lochaber Axe, Longbow, Longsword, Mace, Maul, Medium Shield, Morningstar, Net, Orb, Partisan, Pike, Poleaxe, Quarterstaff, Ranseur, Rapier, Ring, Rod, Scimitar, Scythe, Shortbow, Shortsword, Sickle, Sling, Spear, Spetum, Spontoon, Staff, Sword Shield, Tome, Tower Shield, Trident, Tusked Shield, Unarmed or Natural, Vaulge, Wand, Warhammer, Warpick,

Weapon Ability – Light – Can be used with Two Weapon Fighting.
(Proficient Bonus Action) Two-Weapon Fighting Additional Attack – Can use this attack if other attack in the round was a light weapon. This attack does not use your mod bonus to damage.
Associated WeaponsBlackjack, Cestus, Club, Dagger, Hand Crossbow, Handaxe, Javelin, Light Hammer, Mace, Scimitar, Shortsword, Sickle, Unarmed or Natural

Weapon Ability – Range – A weapon that can be used to make a ranged attack has a range shown in parentheses after the ammunition or thrown property. The range lists two numbers. The first is the weapon’s normal range in feet, and the second indicates the weapon’s maximum range. When attacking a target beyond normal range, you have disadvantage on the attack roll. You can’t attack a target beyond the weapon’s long range.
Associated WeaponsBastard Sword, Battleaxe, Blowgun 1H, Blowgun 2H, Bola, Club, Dart, Flail, Greatsword, Handaxe, Heavy Crossbow, Javelin, Light Crossbow, Light Hammer, Light Shield, Longbow, Longsword, Mace, Morningstar, Net, Shortbow, Shortsword, Sling, Spear, Trident, Warhammer, Warpick,

Weapon Ability – Thrown – If a weapon has the thrown property, you can throw the weapon to make a ranged attack.
Thrown (Attack Option) If the weapon is a melee weapon, you use the same ability modifier for that attack roll and damage roll that you would use for a melee attack with the weapon. For example, if you throw a Handaxe, you use your Strength, but if you throw a dagger, you can use either your Strength or your Dexterity, since the dagger has the finesse property.
Associated WeaponsBastard Sword, Battleaxe, Club, Dagger, Flail, Greatsword, Handaxe, Javelin, Light Hammer, Light Shield, Longsword, Mace, Morningstar, Net, Shortsword, Spear, Trident, Warhammer, Warpick,

Weapon Options – Javelin

Fearsome Accuracy (Attack Option) As an attack, you may throw your weapon at a creature at the very limit of your range. Make an attack roll against a creature exactly at you range maximum. If the attack hits, the creature takes normal damage and must make a Frightened Saving Throw. Each level above expert with the weapon adds +1 WM Bonus to the DC.
Frightened Saving Throw – Wisdom vs Base DC. Failure has the target Frightened of you for 1 minute.
Associated WeaponsBastard Sword, Battleaxe, Club, Dagger, Handaxe, Javelin, Light Hammer, Mace, Morningstar, Spear, Trident, Warhammer, Warpick

Weapon Option – Pinning Hit (Attack Option) – When you make a melee or ranged attack with this weapon, you may attempt to pin a creature up to one size larger to a wall or surface by catching their clothing with the weapons edge or point. This can be used against creatures without clothing at the GM’s discretion. If you hit, the target must make a Restrained Saving Throw vs your Base DC.
Retrained Saving Throw – Strength vs your Base DC. On a failure the creature is restrained, and can use an action on their turn to make another Restrained Saving Throw to get free.
Associated WeaponsBastard Sword, Battleaxe, Dagger, Dart, Hand Crossbow Handaxe, Heavy Crossbow, Javelin, Light Crossbow, Longbow, Shortbow, Sickle, Spear, Trident, Warpick

Trip (Attack Option) As a melee weapon attack while you are wielding this weapon, you may sweep your opponent’s legs in an attempt to trip them. Make an attack roll against a creature one size larger or smaller. If the attack hits, it must succeed on a Prone Saving Throw.
Prone Saning Throw – Strength vs Base DC. Failure causes the Prone condition.
Associated WeaponsGlaive, Halberd, Handaxe, Javelin, Lasso, Quarterstaff, Ranseur, Scythe, Sickle, Spear, Unarmed or Natural, Warpick

Designing the Weapons Mastery

In this instance, I had most of what I wanted at the start and the finish, I changed a few of the inbetween details to keep the same dice for magical enhancement purposes and it appears to be working well.

Weapons Mastery Version 1.0

This is the Version 1 build of the Javelin.

  • Javelin (Non-Proficient) + to hit one target, Thrown Range (-/110)
    • Hit: 1d2+mod piercing.
  • Javelin (Proficient) + to hit one target (Light) Thrown Range (30/120)
    • Hit: 1d4+mod piercing.
    • (B) Two-Weapon Fighting – Can use this attack if other attack in the round was a light weapon. This attack does not use your mod bonus to damage.
  • Javelin (Skilled) + to hit one target (Light) Thrown Range (35/130)
    • Hit (melee): 1d4+mod piercing.
    • Hit (ranged): 2d4+mod piercing.
    • (B) Two-Weapon Fighting – Can use this attack if other attack in the round was a light weapon. This attack does not use your mod bonus to damage.
  • Javelin (Expert) + to hit one target (Light) Thrown Range (40/140)
    • Hit (melee): 1d6+mod piercing.
    • Hit (ranged): 2d6+mod piercing.
    • (B) Two-Weapon Fighting – Can use this attack if other attack in the round was a light weapon. This attack does not use your mod bonus to damage.
  • Javelin (Master) + to hit one target (Light) Thrown Range (45/150)
    • Hit (melee): 1d6+mod piercing.
    • Hit (ranged): 3d6+mod piercing.
    • (B) Two-Weapon Fighting – Can use this attack if other attack in the round was a light weapon. This attack does not use your mod bonus to damage.
  • Javelin (Grand Master) + to hit one target (Light) Thrown Range (50/160)
    • Hit (melee): 1d8+mod piercing.
    • Hit (ranged): 2d8+mod piercing.
    • (B) Two-Weapon Fighting – Can use this attack if other attack in the round was a light weapon. This attack does not use your mod bonus to damage.

Content Updates

  • 2022-05-02 – Converted over to version 2.0 of my weapon mastery rules.
  • 2022-03-28 – This is the updated weapons mastery version 2. Basic change is no dice upgrades and non-proficiency does half damage, each level beyond proficient adds an extra dice of damage and/or effects.
  • 2021-08-04 – Updated the layout and menu.
  • 2021-03-30 – Cleaned up for quick copy.
  • 2020-06-09 – Upgraded to Grand Master.
  • 2020-03-28 – Structure.
  • 2020-03-08 – Structure update.
Weapons Mastery

Overview, Downtime for Weapons Mastery, Secret Craft: Weaponologist

Simple 1H or Versatile: Blackjack (or Sap), Cestus, Club (or torch), Dagger, Handaxe (or Tomahawk), Javelin, Lasso, Light Hammer, Mace, Quarterstaff, Sickle, Spear, Unarmed

Simple 2H: Greatclub, Scythe

Simple Ranged: Bola, Dart, Light Crossbow, Shortbow, Sling

Martial 1H or Versatile: Bastard Sword, Battleaxe, Flail, Lance, Longsword, Morningstar, Rapier, Scimitar, Shortsword, Spontoon, Trident, Warhammer, Warpick, Whip

Martial 2H: Bardiche, Bill, Glaive, Greataxe, Greatsword, Guisarme, Halberd, Lochaber Axe, Maul, Partisan, Pike, Poleaxe, Ranseur, Spectum, Voulge

Martial Ranged: Blowgun 1H, Blowgun 2H, Hand Crossbow, Heavy Crossbow, Longbow, Net

Martial Shield: Heavy, Horned, Knife, Light, Medium, Sword, Tower, Tusked

Magical Implement: Hat, Holy Symbol, Orb, Ring, Rod, Staff, Tome, Wand

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