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I had this question: Attacks of Opportunity from moving within a threatened area?

So, if an enemy goes from one threatened square to another one threatened by the same guy twice, and the area threatener guy has combat reflexes and enough dexterity, could he be making more than one AoO against the same enemy?

(Since combat reflexes does not exist in 4e, there wasn't any correct answer on that question).

@Edit: Clarification: this is a 3.5/PF question =)

Let me extend the question: What if a medium size charges with a short sword against a Large humanoid

And that Large humanoid has a reach weapon and a bite secondary natural attack, Dex 20 and combat reflexes.

The large dude has from the 20ft to the 10ft the reach weapon to use against his opponent and from 10ft to 0ft to hit him with the bite. That is total 4 squares threatened on a straight line...

  1. From sq4 to sq3 AoO with reach weapon
  2. From sq3 to sq2 AoO with reach weapon
  3. From sq2 to sq1 AoO with bite

So, does he get 3 AoOs?

Lets say he gets Hold the line feat, which states:

Benefit

You may make an attack of opportunity against a charging opponent who enters an area you threaten. Your attack of opportunity happens immediately before the charge attack is resolved.

  1. From sq5 to sq4 AoO with reach weapon - Hold The Line getting in a threatened sq
  2. From sq4 to sq3 AoO with reach weapon - standard for getting out threatened sq.
  3. From sq4 to sq3 AoO with reach weapon - Hold The Line getting in a threatened sq
  4. From sq3 to sq2 AoO with reach weapon - standard for getting out threatened sq.
  5. From sq3 to sq2 AoO with bite - Hold The Line getting in a threatened sq
  6. From sq2 to sq1 AoO with bite - standard for getting out threatened sq.
  7. From sq2 to sq1 AoO with bite - Hold The Line getting in a threatened sq

Does he get to choose when he uses his 6 attacks (1 standard + 5 for highdex) (against the same enemy)?

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Sorry, one movement only provokes one AoO from a given defender.

See the d20pfsrd:

If you have the Combat Reflexes feat, you can add your Dexterity modifier to the number of attacks of opportunity you can make in a round. This feat does not let you make more than one attack for a given opportunity, but if the same opponent provokes two attacks of opportunity from you, you could make two separate attacks of opportunity (since each one represents a different opportunity). Moving out of more than one square threatened by the same opponent in the same round doesn't count as more than one opportunity for that opponent. All these attacks are at your full normal attack bonus.

So you would get only one from Hold the Line and one for them leaving a threatened square. Yes, it's up to you which attack you use on them.

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what about getting in and out the threatened area twice? it doesn't matter? since it's the same turn and same enemy? –  apacay Jul 5 at 5:30
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@apacay It doesn't matter how someone moves: if you move on your turn, you can only provoke a single attack of opportunity from movement from a particular enemy that turn. If you have enough movement, you can run figure eights around an enemy and only provoke one attack from movement. –  DuckTapeAl Jul 5 at 6:36
    
Also to clarify Hold the Line: "You may make an attack of opportunity against a charging opponent who enters an area you threaten". You only enter the area once. It's not per square. –  leokhorn Jul 5 at 9:26

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