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Melee Weapon is also an attack range.
It's not "melee weapon", it's "melee" *end of keyword 1* "weapon"
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That the PHB has a table headlined "melee weapons" doesn't make things less confusing
What would be the difference between Melee 2 and Reach 2?
Here's some examples.Ancient Red Dragon (from MM1)It's bite attack is listed as "reach 4"Young Red Dragon (Monster Vault)It's bite attack is listed as "melee 2 (one creature)"They updated the layout of the monster attack powers in later books and just changed "reach" to "melee" in the stat blocks for melee attacks. Often with older stat blocks, if the monster didn't have reach (i.e. it's reach was 1 with melee attacks), it didn't list the range of the attack at all. Now, all upated monster stat blocks have a range, even if it's only melee 1.