When you use the Attack action and attack with a one handed weapon, you can use a bonus action to attack with a loaded hand crossbow you are holding.
So the hand crossbow can be used if I hold 2 weapons, but I still need a free hand to load it.
If I have a L5 Hunter (Colossus Slayer) Ranger with this feat, Dex 18, and Defense Fighting Style — what is the best equipment (combination of weapons), if my goal is most damage during the first 3 rounds of combat?
- No magic items
- No spell slots spent
- Nothing is picked up from the ground
- There is always an enemy in melee range