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If a rogue with flying ends their turn 5 ft above someone, does that mean the target cannot move without provoking an attack of opportunity (and thus, a potential Sneak Attack)?

The two parties are already engaged in combat, so all pursuant rules apply. Also, I realize they can spend their action to Disengage, but the question still holds.

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Were they already engaged in combat or not? – KorvinStarmast Jan 17 at 22:02
@KorvinStarmast Yes. Specifically, I imagine hitting someone on a turn and then flying directly above an archer or wizard. At that point, does it mean they either attack with disadvantage or have to risk an AoO? – Sawyer Jan 17 at 22:10
Is your question whether they can move out of your range, or whether moving 5 feet would be out of their range? Because they can move their full movement as long as they don't leave your range and still not suffer an AoO – Kyle W Jan 18 at 19:05


I'm not sure why there is any doubt about this:

You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach.

If the putative rogue has a reach of 5 feet or more, a reaction available and the target is visible then if the target leave's the rogue's reach using their own movement then they rogue can launch an Attack of Opportunity.

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The only doubt was due to the not knowing if flight affected the results in any way. Thank you. – Sawyer Jan 17 at 23:06
What is it in the rules on flying that led you to this doubt? – Dale M Jan 18 at 0:51

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