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This has been asked & answered before, albeit not with the specific consideration of a magic-user using a spell attack. So please read the linked question, and I'll add information more applicable to your special case. Yes, the monster gets an opportunity attack; as with any character attempting a similar kind of advance -> act -> retreat. As for ...


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If you leave a hostile creature's reach during your move, you provoke an opportunity attack… —PH page 191 If your target's reach is only 5 ft, then yes moving away will provoke an opportunity attack. Usually. For example, the cantrip shocking grasp robs its target of its reaction, so it can't make opportunity attacks. But that's the exception, not the ...



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