[RPG] ny way for a Half-Orc Sorcerer to get proficiency with a heavy weapon


I have a player playing a half orc sorcerer who's partially in denial about his magic. Wants to be a melee fighter. Recently, the party beat a group of orcs who were putting him down for being half-human.

He wants to use the greataxe the leader was using. The weapon master feat is limited to simple and martial weapons. How can he get proficient at the greataxe, which is a heavy and two-handed weapon?

Best Answer

He can use the Weapon Master Feat

The greataxe is a martial weapon as listed on page 149 of the Player's Handbook. It also has the heavy and two-handed properties, but these are irrelevant for obtaining proficiency.

Alternately, if your DM allows multiclassing (PHB p. 163), taking one level of Barbarian, Cleric1, Fighter, Paladin, or Ranger you get proficiency with all martial weapons including the greataxe.

1: If choosing either Tempest or War domains.