Role-playing Games Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for gamemasters and players of tabletop, paper-and-pencil role-playing games. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

An old D&D 4e trick is to use forced movement to zig-zag your opponent through a wall effect multiple times for multiple hits. As I understand it, the Wall of Fire power specifically has been errata'd to allow only one hit per turn.

Can you, in general, still zig-zag someone through a wall for multiple hits? Additionally, are there any powers left which will actually allow this?

share|improve this question
up vote 6 down vote accepted

By the spirit of the arcanist playtest, no. Formally, yes, depending on power text.

While this answer covers wall of fire specifically, the intent as stated was to reduce forced movement abuse. However, given that the PHB FAQ hasn't been updated nor has the compendium been updated with any formal errata... ask your DM. This is clearly a situation where they're gradually migrating zone damage away from forced movement cheese, but haven't released formal errata to cover it.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.