3e SRD:Two-Weapon Fighting
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If a normal character (i.e. a character without the multiattack and/or multidexterity feats) wields a second weapon (fights two handed), that character can get one extra attack per round with that weapon. Fighting in this way is very hard, however, and the character suffers a -6 penalty for regular attacks with the first hand and a -10 penalty to the attack with an other hand. A character can reduce these stiff penalties in three ways:
- The Ambidexterity feat reduces the penalty against the second weapon by 4.
- The Two-Weapon Fighting feat reduces both penalties by 2.
A character can use a double weapon to make an extra attack as if the character were fighting with two weapons. The penalties apply as if the off-hand weapon were light. If the character does not elect to take the extra attack, the character is not penalized for fighting with two weapons.
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