If my character is grappling a creature who has been knocked prone, that creature can't stand back up unless they succeed in first breaking free of the grapple.

Do the rules for moving a grappled creature allow my character to cause the grappled & prone creature to stand up and stop being prone?

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.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I feel like this might be an XY problem. Why are you trying to unprone the creature? \$\endgroup\$ Oct 26, 2020 at 20:35
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    \$\begingroup\$ I affirm the allegations of duplicature, but do not want to dupe hammer it. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 26, 2020 at 20:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ Not sure why my question search didn't turn that dupe up. Maybe I used a problematic match term like "unprone" or something. At any rate, thanks Medix! \$\endgroup\$
    – Rykara
    Oct 26, 2020 at 20:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Thom Aside from me, the tank, our party ended up with a Kobold cleric who won't care about/benefit from the prone condition. Only I would benefit (in that it's harder to hit me and increases my survivablity). But we also have a ranged caster and Arcane Archer Fighter for whom the prone status would become a bad thing to shoot at. So I want to use prone on creatures I'm tanking until it comes time to kill them and then set them on their feet for the ranged characters to shoot at. \$\endgroup\$
    – Rykara
    Oct 26, 2020 at 21:02


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