Talk:Two-Handed Weaponmaster (5e Feat)
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Maybe this criticism is harsh, but I've just seen too many feats like this.
"Wield a two-handed weapon in one hand" has been made many times now. Like most of them, this one doesn't account for longbows or other weapons which have a good reason to be two-handed.
At face value, this lets you replace longsword attacks (average damage of 4 ¼) with greatsword attacks (average damage of 7). That +2.5 (on average) damage per primary attack is already worth the cost of an entire feat, if not more so. The +1 Str/Dex on top makes this more powerful than it should be.
The shield line is unnecessary. If you're wielding a weapon in one hand, there's no reason you would be unable to wield a shield. You can hold a longbow in one hand and still carry a shield, technically, you just can't attack with it.
The weapon line is strangely restrictive but at least it prevents you from combining this with the dual-wielding feat in the PH. In-universe though it doesn't really explain why you can't hold a greatsword in one hand and a dagger with the other. Just because you wield two weapons doesn't automatically mean you get a fightan' magic extra attack (unless they both have the light property or other fightan' magic special conditions apply). - Guy 10:46, 8 September 2018 (MDT)