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When you move, you can drag or carry the grappled creature with you, but your speed is halved, unless the creature is two or more sizes smaller than you. Speed isn't distance. speed = distance/time. Your speed is halved. You moved 30' (of 60') at full speed. You can now move the rest of your movement at half speed or 15' more feet of movement. ...


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No, grappling halves your speed attribute, it does not cost half your movement: When you move, you can drag or carry the grappled creature with you, but your speed is halved, unless the creature is two or more sizes smaller than you. The way to read movement-changing rules clearly is to always keep in mind that there are two separate values operating: ...


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It Does Not Stack It is very important to know exactly what the rules say here. PHB, pg. 195 Moving a Grappled Creature. When you move, you can drag or carry the grappled creature with you, but your speed is halved, unless the creature is two or more sizes smaller than you. Note here that it says "your speed" and not "your remaining speed" -- your ...


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A quarter Moving a Grappled Creature. W hen you move, you can drag or carry the grappled creature with you, but your speed is halved, unless the creature is two or more sizes smaller than you. So when you want to start dragging one creature, that will halve your speed. If your speed was 40 its now 20. In addition to dragging the first creature ...


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Opposed Strength/Dexterity Checks: does a Shove give you two for one? From a game mechanics perspective, the question asks whether a creature can get a "two for one" outcome from the same opposed Strength/Dexterity check (a single die roll): does that one roll both accomplish the Shove and Escape from the Grapple action? This might run afoul of the action ...


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Yes, you can generally shove your way out of a grapple If a grappler can't reach their target, the grapple ends. If you shove someone 5' away, they won't be able to reach you anymore and the grapple will end. However, if their reach is larger than 5' they may be able to maintain the grapple on you (e.g. larger creatures). I'm not aware of any rules RAW ...


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Question 1, Nothing is stopping them. Question 2, Yes but that won't end the grapple. There is no indication that the creature being grappled goes prone per RaW too but I'd probably call for some sort of contest to remain standing in my game. Implied question 3, "does shoving them 5 ft away break the grapple?" Yes but only as RaI, not necessarily RaW. ...


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Default play: gridless. Nothing stops a grappled creature from shoving. "Grappled" zeroes out your speed, and that's it. (PHB p.290, "Appendix A: Conditions") However, this may not break the grapple. As you've quoted, the effect ends if the grappler's reach is exceeded. On a successful shove you can either knock your target prone or push them 5' away ...


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Shadow Step only teleports you, so you can't bring anyone else (willingly or unwillingly) with you. Compare with other ways to teleport like the spell teleport (PHB, p. 281) which only allows bringing others with you because it explicitly says so. If you could somehow bring a grappled creature with you through a Shadow Step (a custom Feat, perhaps?), it ...


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The spell does what it says it does, and the condition (Grappled) does what it says it does. Victor is flung 10'. The spell moves Victor 10'. Clear enough. Unless something would stop that movement. The condition doesn't cause Victor to be immobile, it reduces his speed to 0'. He's not nailed to the floor or encased in carbonite, it's just hard for him to ...


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RAI, I would say the grapple is broken. The rules specifically say that the condition ends when a creature is moved by Thunderwave, but also in-universe, I'd imagine that Gary is focusing more on staying upright and not being affected by the spell than maintaining his grapple on Victor. However, as a DM I would get Gary to roll a check (likely Strength) ...


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There are two different things happening here: your movement speed being halved, and spending half your movement speed. These work differently, and the order matters. The end result is that the grappler can't move-drag after standing up from prone. Here's how it works: You start with your full movement speed. Let's use 60′ for the sake of example. ...



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