4e. Adventurer's Vault. Double Weapons.
Do the "weapon types" of double weapons apply to both ends of the weapon, or does each end have its own type? For example, a double sword is a "heavy blade, light blade" and described in fluff as two longswords. Say a character has the
|Nimble Blade |
Prerequisite: Dex 15
Benefit: When you attack with a light blade and you have combat advantage, you gain a +1 bonus to attack rolls.
feat and is using a Double Sword to deliver a double attack (e.g., Twin Strike) with combat advantage. Does he gain the feat benefit to both attacks or only to one of them? Can he use either end of the weapon to deliver powers that require him to be using specifically a light blade or a heavy blade?
Another example, say a character has Weapon Focus: Axes. He's using an Urgrosh. Does he add damage to his attacks with the spear end of the Urgrosh?
Worst of all and a slightly different question... Do racial weapons feats
in the PHB
|Goliath Greatweapon Prowess specifically says it applies to basic and military weapons only, and it also scales with tier. |
grant proficiency in all
weapons with that type, including superior weapons? RAW, it seems they do, but should they? It's horribly unbalanced: Dwarven Weapons Training is like
|Or as many as WotC decides to keep making weapons for in the axe and hammer types |
proficiency feats and
two Weapon Focus feats at double effectiveness in the Heroic tier.
Tie-ins from the above: The Urgrosh is an axe and a spear. Do both Eladrin Soldiers and dwarves with Dwarven Weapons Training have proficiency with this weapon?
If so, do they apply their proficiency bonus to both sides of the weapon or to only one side?