[RPG] Weapon Proficiency without needing a particular class/race or multi-classing


Other than taking the Weapon Master feat, is there any way of gaining proficiency in either one weapon or martial weapons that doesn't either extend from being a certain class/race or multi-classing?

Best Answer

By the rules, those are, indeed, the only ways.

A DM could allow a character to receive training in a weapon the same way you can train in a tool proficiency, but that would be a house rule.

The relevant rule is as follows:

You can spend time between adventures learning a new language or training with a set of tools. Your DM might allow additional training options.

First, you must find an instructor willing to teach you. The DM determines how long it takes, and whether one or more ability checks are required.

The training lasts for 250 days and costs 1 gp per day. After you spend the requisite amount of time and money, you learn the new language or gain proficiency with the new tool. (PHB5e p.187)