gernboken (gernboken) wrote in dnd3e,
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charging, cleaving, lances

I'm planning on submitting this to Sage Advice, but I'd like to know what you all think. Also let me know if there is anything else that may modify or apply to this situation that you think I should ask about when I send in my letter.


The combat rules for Charge state:
"Even if you have extra attacks, such as from having a high enough base attack bonus or from using multiple weapons, you only get to make one attack during a charge"

The description of Cleave states:
"If you deal a creature enough damage to make it drop (typically by dropping it to below 0 hit points or killing it), you get an immediate, extra melee attack against another creature within reach"

How do they work together? If a character with the Cleave or Great Cleave feat charges and kills their opponent, do they get additional attacks from the feat?

The description of Cleave also says:
"The extra attack is with the same weapon and at the same bonus as the attack that dropped the previous creature"

If the charging character is entitled to additional attacks from Cleave, do they still do double or triple damage as may apply when using a lance, or would subsequent attacks granted by Cleave with the lance do normal damage since the charge is presumably over?
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