Fury of the Small is an attack in which you damage with an attack or a spell a creature whose size is more than the creature using the Fury of the Small attack. You can use the attack or the spell to cause extra damage to that creature.
However, some players may get perplexed about whether a Goblin fighter with an extra attack applies to a single attack or applies to each hit of an attack or spell.
If you are also perplexed, then worry not because this article will discuss whether the Fury of the Small applies to each hit or only once per turn.
Does Fury of the Small Apply the Extra Damage to Each Hit/Attack, or Only Once per Turn?
The Fury of the Small applies and activates the extra damage to each hit/attack only once while using that attack.
According to the rules: When you damage a creature with an attack or a spell…
You may notice in the above line that the attack stated in lowercase indicates that it is applied only once.
It applies only once because when you activate Fury of the Small for your first attack of your multiple-attack Attack-Action, you cannot use it again until you finish a short or long rest in the game. It means you can only use this effect on one of your attacks.
The Fury of the Small attack also lets you deal extra damage to the creature, though it does not modify the damage roll for all targets of the spells.
It alters the damage roll only for one creature. Therefore, Fury of the Small applies only once to one creature damaged by an attack or a spell made by you.
Jeremy Crawford, Lead rules designer of Dungeons & Dragons, clarified in a tweet that Goblin’s Fury of the Small trait affects only one creature, and the trait deals a flat amount of damage to that creature, an amount equal to your level.
So, here are the few requirements to activate Goblin’s Fury of the Small attack ability:
- You damage a creature with an attack or spell.
- The creature must be large in size than you.
The effects of the attack are:
- You can cause the attack/spell to deal extra damage to that one creature only once.
- That damage will be equal to the level of your character.
- Once you have used this attack, you cannot do it again until you finish a short or long rest.
If the Attack or Spell That the Goblin’s Fury of the Small Trait Is Applied to Deals Multiple Types of Damage, What Type Is the Extra Damage?
Fury of the Small attack’s description does not specify a damage type. So it depends on the damage type of the associated spell or attack on which the extra damage is reliant.
However, there are no official rules to determine the damage type when the associated spell/attack does multiple types of damage, such as the flame strike spell.
Jeremy Crawford stated in a tweet about hunter’s mark spell, which also does extra damage on an unspecified type. He described the damage type of the hunter’s mark: The hunter’s mark uses the same damage type as the attack that triggers it. If the attack has more than one type of damage, you can choose any one of them.