Combat from a mount such as a horse or other riding animal.

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Questions about lances and mounted combat

A lance is a 2 handed reach weapon. PHB also states the following: Lance: A lance deals double damage when used from the back of a charging mount. It has reach, so you can strike opponents 10 ...
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Mounted Combat - Specifics for this turn

I have a level 8 paladin, mounted combatant feat, who will be riding a celestial warhorse via find steed. As level 8, my paladin gets 2 attacks per round. The horse will be fitted with horseshoes of ...
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Does the character or the mount need Improved Overrun for AoO-less Trample Attempts?

In Pathfinder an Overrun attempt normally draws an attack of opportunity. A character can take Improved Overrun to negate this and get a bonus, but does it apply for a character making an Overrun ...
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Can a rider move using his mount, attack from his mount, then the mount dash away in 5e?

I seem to have misunderstood the mounted combat rules. Reading them again it seems that the mount and rider are treated as separate entities but share initiative (this assumes a docile mount, not one ...
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Can I let my mounted Animal Companion act independently or do I have to use Beast Master's command to control it?

Alright so when using a mount we have two options: command it or let it act independently (PHB pg. 198). Letting it act independently is the only way to get it to attack, given that it chooses to ...
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When can you choose to control a mount?

The rules for mounted combat (PHB p.198) state: While you're mounted, you have two options. You can either control the mount or allow it to act independently. Intelligent creatures, such as ...
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How does maneuvering and counter-attacking work for mixed Aerial/Ground combat?

I'm running a 5e campaign with a group of three PCs. One PC rides a Griffon and I typically struggle to effectively run combat when she is in the air and the other PCs are on the ground. She spent ...
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Can I move 240' and attack in one round by using two riding horses?

The mounted combat rules aren't very clear and I haven't had much luck finding the answers online. For the sake of this question, let's assume the mount is a riding horse. Can it be used as follows: ...
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Can a mount attack while it is being ridden?

This came up in my session tonight. My players all had the cash to buy war horses and outfit them, I ruled that they're readily available in Neverwinter which they were near for their last adventure. ...
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D&D 5e: Questions about Mounted Combat? [closed]

I have a few questions about mounted combat. The rules aren't very clear and I haven't had much luck finding the answers online. For the sake of these questions, let's assume the mount is a riding ...
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Weapon for a Horse

I play a Cavalier, and I am always on horse back. When I fight, my horse's bite attack does a significant amount of damages. Sometimes more than myself. But I just can't picture a Horse fighting ...
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Unarmed Strikes while mounted

One of my players is a monk and currently the party is mounted. It seems according to the rules of mounted combat PHB p198 that there is no issue of needing a weapon or reach to attack from on a mount....
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How does forced movement affect a rider?

The Player's Handbook specifies what happens if a rider's mount undergoes forced movement (p. 198): If an effect moves your mount against its will while you're on it, you must succeed on a DC 10 ...
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How should one handle tournament jousting? [closed]

I'd like to run a jousting tournament within a D&D game as a nonlethal (but nevertheless dangerous) sporting event, rather than as an actual combat. Specifically, two mounted contestants with ...
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Can you dual wield lances?

If you have the dual wielder feat, and you are riding a mount can you wield two lances. Also what would the damage dice be?
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Does a controlled mount share its rider's turn?

From "Controlling a Mount" on p.198 of the Player's Handbook: The initiative of a controlled mount changes to match yours when you mount it. It moves as you direct it, and it has only three action ...
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How to house rule a 5E flying mount that turns hostile? [closed]

My party is on borrowed mounts for a flying hunt. Unbeknownst to them, the "hosts" are aware of them as antagonists. I intend to have the hosts tell the flying mounts to dismount the party when they ...
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Can I use my bonus action to have my mount Dash?

If my character has a bonus action that can be used to Dash and is on a warhorse with speed of 60 feet, that seems to mean I can shoot my short bow, move 60 feet, bonus action another 60 feet in one ...
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Can a rider attack while the mount attacks?

In a D&D 3.5 campaign I play a level 12 Paladin / level 3 Wild Planes Outrider. Can my mount make a (full) attack while I make a (full) attack? Can I make a full attack when the mount charges ...
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Dodging during mounted combat

I have a question about mounted combat. The PHB says (p. 198): The initiative of a controlled mount changes to match yours when you mount it. It moves as you direct it, and it has only three ...
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How does mounted combat work?

I couldn't find a direct explanation for these questions in the PHB: Is it possible to wield two-handed weapons, a shield or dual wield whilst mounted? Is it possible for a rogue to dash in, attack, ...
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How do I optimize a Winged Marauder Mount for flyby Bomb-Throwing?

I'm making a Winged Marauder Alchemist. I've never played a class with an animal companion or mount before, so I really don't understand any of the business of building my Vulture or Bat. For example, ...
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Can two ratfolk share a mount and if so, what size?

So the Ratfolk have a nice ability called Swarming: Swarming Ratfolk are used to living and fighting communally, and are adept at swarming foes for their own gain and their foes' detriment. ...
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Can a monkey riding a dog stab orcs?

... Or, for that matter, any other creature it doesn't like? Pathfinder's rules for mounted combat seem to ignore creatures of Tiny size (which typically have a reach of 0 ft.) riding creatures of ...
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How to handle Riding Horses in combat situations (Animal Handling)

Riding horses and Warhorses have a big price difference, so I'm trying to figure out their different abilities, beyond the barding thing. On the PHB all they say about Animal Handling is :"When ...
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Can you use your own movement separately from your mount's movement?

SevensidedDie and myself came up with a quandary concerning Mounted Combat, or any mount at all, actually. When moving while riding a mount that has been trained to take a rider or is otherwise ...
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Do I draw opportunity attacks when my mount uses flyby?

I am a forest gnome ranger under the beast master archetype. If I have a flying mount with flyby, like the pteranodon, do I still draw opportunity attacks while riding it?
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How can I dismount a rider?

What is the mechanism to dismount an opponent in mounted combat? What are the rolls? The only rules for an "unseat" action I've found are the unseat feat, which enables a lance-wielding rider to get ...
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What is the cost of Dash, Disengage, and Dodge for a mounted Ranger's Companion?

I'm trying to parse out mounted combat as a ranger with a ranger's companion. From Controlling a Mount (PHB pg. 198): You can control a mount only if it has been trained to accept a rider. ... It ...
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Does a Ridable Construct Exist?

I am looking for a creature of the type Construct that is explicitly capable of being ridden. A construct that is big and strong enough to carry another creature is not sufficient, I want something ...
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How does mounted ride-by attack work?

I'm designing a semi-hostile cavalier type npc for the players to encounter on a road at some point. I understand completely how cavaliers function off the horse. However, the poorly worded feats and ...
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Using a net while mounted to drag someone around

Are there any rules on dragging someone around via a net while mounted? If there are none, would you allow it, and what rules would you use for it?
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If a mount without a saddle dashes does the rider need a saving throw?

If a mount without a saddle dashes does the rider need a saving throw? Specifically if the mount is a player controlled dire wolf and another character hops on his back. The mounted combat rules are ...
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A few questions about mounts

One of my players who is playing a warden uses a griffin as a mount. Besides being able to fly, he also gains a lot bigger range than his regular move speed is. This seems a huge advantage to me and I ...
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Opportunity attacks during flying on a mount

According to DMG p.47 on the FLY: MOVE ACTION No Opportunity Attacks: A flying creature cannot make opportunity attacks This makes sense to me, so if a character is flying (e.g. using 'Winged ...
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How to handle a shying horse mount as GM?

The party of my players who ride on horses (given to them from a nice NPC) through a valley will get into a heavy thunderstorm soon. Some of the horses will get nervous or even start running and ...
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Can a mount use “Withdraw” in Pathfinder?

In Pathfinder, is it valid for one's horse to use the "Withdraw" full-round action? If so, can the person riding the mount use a ranged attack while this is happening? I don't see anything indicating ...
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Pathfinder Lance Damage Ruling [duplicate]

I am playing a cavalier with a lance.The lance description states "A lance deals double damage when used from the back of a charging mount. While mounted, you can wield a lance with one hand." My GM ...
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How do movement restrictions on a rider affect its mounted movement?

I would like to know what kind of movement rules, if any, apply between mount and rider when they suffer from different conditions. For example, if the rider is slowed and the mount is not, can the ...
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Player characters as mounts

I am asking about an edge case based on the three paragraphs under "Encounters with PC Mounts" on DMG 46. So far as I can tell these paragraphs are not reproduced anywhere else, and these paragraphs ...
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Would this mounted scenario be rule consistent?

As a mounted archer without a feat like combat archery, I still need to worry about attacks of opportunity. However, my mount does not. It is my understanding that you and your mount basically share a ...
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Where does mounting/dismounting start/end?

I want to get on my mount. Where should my character be for this to be possible? I initially thought being in any adjacent square was enough but I've read an article for 3.5 which suggests you need to ...
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How to keep my mount alive/relevant as a fighter

I am relatively new to DnD, and the one or two games i've played before have ended at around level 4-5. I am about to start up a campaign, and I am rolling a Gnome Fighter that is going to focus on ...
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How does a mount interact with its rider in regards to Reflex saves?

In this episode of 'Wasting Time with Phill', we take a look at how mounts and riders interact with their saving throws. How does a mount interact with its rider in regards to Reflex saves? If a ...
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Does an unoccupied mount count as an ally, for flanking?

Can you use your mount as an ally, for flanking purposes, while dismounted?
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What happens to the rider if a mount dies?

Does he fall prone or is he simply placed in an adjacent square?
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How does Blind, Dominate and Stun affect a Mount

The Rules Compendium p.252 mentions Dazed, but how are statuses like Blinded, Dominated and <...
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What square does a medium sized rider occupy when mounted on a Large creature?

What square is used to reference the location of a medium-sized rider on a large-sized mount, and furthermore, how are melee attacks (range 1)resolved from adjacent foes? This is an offshoot of a ...
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How to make a Dothraki Screamer in D&D 4th? (Mounted Combat)

Lots of people must be familiar with the Song of Ice and Fire series by now (since the release of the HBO show). As some of you may know, the Dothraki are a nomadic people of barbarians in the model ...