There are many properties that trigger after teleportation in 4e. Is it possible to activate a teleport power and choose the distance teleported to be 0 squares? (effectively teleporting in place?)

  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ I feel like invoking the sack of rats clause might be appropriate here. \$\endgroup\$ – wax eagle Jun 21 '12 at 19:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ Could you please explain the reason you'd want to do this? To break a grab? \$\endgroup\$ – F. Randall Farmer Jun 21 '12 at 19:37
  • 2
    \$\begingroup\$ @F.RandallFarmer best guess: he's trying to use something the triggers off a teleport, but wants to remain in current position. \$\endgroup\$ – wax eagle Jun 21 '12 at 19:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Why would you want to do this? \$\endgroup\$ – DForck42 Jun 22 '12 at 15:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ There are a number of things that trigger on teleport, but I may not want to give up my position. As a pixie, I'd quite like to be able to teleport "within the same square" \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Jun 22 '12 at 16:36


Though it is not explicitly called out, there is a preponderance of wording that suggests you must chose a destination space other than the current one.


... A teleportation power transports creatures or objects instantaneously from one location to another.

From one location to another. Strike 1 - Seems to exclude the same location - but depends on grammatical set theory. :-)

... Instantaneous: Teleportation takes no time. The target disappears and immediately appears in the destination that the teleporting creature chooses. The movement is unhindered by intervening creatures, objects, or terrain.

Blocking isn't a problem.

... Destination Space: The destination of the teleportation must be an unoccupied space that is at least the same size as the target.

Strike 2 - The destination space is occupied - by you.

... Immobilized or Restrained: Being immobilized or restrained doesn’t prevent a target from teleporting. If a target teleports away from a physical restraint, a monster’s grasp, or some other immobilizing effect that is located in a specific space, the target is no longer immobilized or restrained. Otherwise, the target teleports but is still immobilized or restrained when it reaches the destination space.

Assuming Teleport 0 is being used to escape restraint, this is Strike 3: You aren't teleporting away from restraint, so your are still restrained.

Despite all that, I imagine many DMs would house-rule otherwise, and I might be one of them.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.