Ask Wizards08/02/2007


Q: Dear Sage
Can a warlock use Rapid Shot to fire two eldritch blasts simultaneously?

A: No. Using eldritch blast requires a standard action, not an attack action (unlike using a weapon).

If something requires a standard action (as opposed to an attack action) to use, you can’t use the full attack action to gain extra uses of that ability, even with the Rapid Shot feat.

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