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Multiple readied actions with the same trigger occur on the same initiative, so I would argue Tridus' answer is correct, but I think you could make a case, that is the rules (since at this point, two combatants have the same initiative). However, there is a fundamental flaw in the question. Since step 1 of how combat works is roll for initiative, you know ...


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If a readied actions is triggered by the readying of another action, can the action being readied also resolve? If you mean the chronologically first readied action, yes. It doesn't matter if the party member's action is also a readied action, because their action to ready hasn't resolved yet. A readied action occurs just before the action that ...


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Zachiel's answer is correct, but here's a walkthrough just in case. Consider not streamlining encounters... It sounds like the group knows the rules but dispenses with some to speed up play. This is totally understandable. But it also sounds like the players might need more granularity to realize their play style. In our last session the party was ...


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A brief overview of how Ready works. Sometimes you want to get the jump on a foe or wait for a particular circumstance before you act. To do so, you can take the Ready action on your turn so that you can act later in the round using your reaction. First, you decide what perceivable circumstance will trigger your reaction. Then, you choose the ...


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Allow the action, resolve using cover, optionally allowing cover to be hit As per your own assessment, the action itself is accounted for. Seeing an enemy about to loose an arrow, the Fighter heroically puts himself between the Wizard and the assailant. The exact timing of the readied action is up to the DM, but I see no reason not to allow it before the ...


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Readied actions happen when the trigger occurs, interrupting the initiative order. After the readied action takes place the rest of the action takes place as normal. In the case you mention, it is valid for one player to move in response to an enemy attack to give cover, given that he/she had readied the action (or has an ability that allows him to use a ...


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To ready an action, you should have rolled initiative already. Being "ready" to cast a spell if something happens while you're not in combat just makes it so you're not surprised when the other party stops parlaying and starts casting an offensive spell, but even casting that fireball should be preceeded by an inintiative check. Did the guards go first? ...



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