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I think "Giant's Structure" is meant to be "Powerful Build." —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs) 2011-01-08 15:49. Please sign your posts.
Unarmed Damage for Half Giants
Does the size category modifier for a half-giant's weapons apply to unarmed damage as well? In other words, should we consider unarmed damage from a half-giant as one step greater due to a powerful build? I realize this is not the 3.5 text, but the implication of having a powerful build and being able to manage weapons designed for larger hands might extend to unarmed damage, as well. I, personally, lean toward allowing greater damage. One reason being that half-giants who choose to improve themselves as a monk make an unreasonable sacrifice in damage output if they opt for unarmed combat. While monks may use certain weapons, certain monk abilities require unarmed strikes, such as stunning fist and (by implication) quivering palm. By the absence of any mention of unarmed attacks for creatures of powerful build, are we to deduce that there is no step-up in unarmed damage, or that it was simply an oversight? Are others inclined toward allowing the extension of the half-giant's larger weapon to her fists? Syneran 07:42, 9 January 2012 (MST)
- RAW(Rules as written) do not allow you to do this. the "virtual size category" extends only to weapons wielded, opposed checks, and special attacks based on size. However, you can use large sized special monk weapons, or you could talk your DM into allowing this. I have, and a grappling monk/psw/druid ends up being a gargantuan grappling girallon with pounce. It's gets nasty, so be sure you warn your DM to keep bad guys around who can't be grappled. --Ganre 08:30, 10 January 2012 (MST)