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If a character is 10 ft. from an enemy wielding Reach weapon, does moving five feet closer into their threatened area provoke an attack of opportunity?

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If the attacker threatens the square in question and the mover is moving more than just taking a 5 foot step, then yes.

If the mover is just taking a 5 foot step, or that square is not threatened by the attacker, then no.

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To be clear, the "square in question" is the starting square. AOOs occur when you leave a threatened square with a move action, not when you enter one. Also, though the templates make this clear, it might be worth noting that reach weapons do not threaten adjacent squares. – ladenedge Jan 14 '14 at 20:06

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