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This tangle can be cut through by noting two things: The diagonal rule doesn't apply to movement actions, it applies to measuring distances. (PHB, p. 147) The distance you can move in a round is measured depending on what you're doing, not the number of actions used to do it. Note “Movement in Combat” (PHB, p. 147) talks about total distances, not adding ...


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A creature usually can't take a 5-foot step to enter a square that hampers the creature's movement When determining the movement costs for hampered movement, the game usually doesn't care where the creature is and instead cares where the creature's going: Difficult terrain, obstacles, and poor visibility can hamper movement (see Table: Hampered Movement ...


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The answer is right there in your question. You can only take a 5-foot-step if your movement isn't hampered by difficult terrain[...] So normally you can't 5-foot-step in difficult terrain at all. When going from normal terrain into difficult terrain, it isn't the space you're leaving that matters but the space you're entering. The second part of your ...


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I'm willing to accept that Yuan-ti could jump, though I think they would have to suffer a penalty. Most typical jumping creatures (humans, cats, etc) have joint design that allows them to gain mechanical advantage. They have to propel their entire bodies into the air; that requires a lot of force. The design of our feet includes levers that allow us to ...


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Characters with different anatomies use those anatomies according to the same rules. Yuan-ti can, indeed, jump, as can everything else that can move unless it explicitly says that it cannot. An individual race could easily say that it cannot jump, or only jump at a penalty, but that is up to the individual race. Yuan-ti themselves have no such restrictions ...


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The skill description is silent about that There are no anatomical pre-requisites for the use of the Jump skill written directly into the description, only requiring a running start and a (land) movement speed, so you can use the skill properly. This may be an answer to your question: You can use the jump skill, as long as you have land movement speed. ...



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