The Barbarians +2 damage when raging, does it apply to weapons such as the Dwarven Thrower when thrown?

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  1. D. Walker says:

    Seriously, they made “weapons” and “attacks” way more complicated and contradictory than they need to be.

    Throwing a hammer is already represented in the game as being mechanically the same as swingin a hammer – it just reaches farther.

    The hammer is classified as a “melee weapon”, even when thrown. It relies on the Strength attribute for attack rolls and damage, even when thrown. It doesn’t count as, or act like, a “ranged weapon” for any purpose other than calculating distance. But it DOES count as a “ranged weapon attack”.

    So if a bonus applies to “melee weapons”, it counts for a thrown hammer.
    And if a bonus applies to “ranged weapons”, it doesn’t count.

    But if a bonus applies to “ranged weapon attacks”, it DOES count?
    But if a bonus applies to “melee weapon attacks”, it DOESN’T count? Huh?
    Even though a throw acts like a “melee weapon attack” with increased reach?
    Even though it’s an attack made with a “melee weapon”?

    It’s just flatly badly written.

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