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If a character is 10 ft. from an enemy wielding Reach weapon, does moving five feet closer into their threatened area provoke an attack of opportunity?

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If the attacker threatens the square in question and the mover is moving more than just taking a 5 foot step, then yes.

If the mover is just taking a 5 foot step, or that square is not threatened by the attacker, then no.

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    \$\begingroup\$ To be clear, the "square in question" is the starting square. AOOs occur when you leave a threatened square with a move action, not when you enter one. Also, though the templates make this clear, it might be worth noting that reach weapons do not threaten adjacent squares. \$\endgroup\$ – ladenedge Jan 14 '14 at 20:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ I would add that there are other methods to avoid this AoO from Reach- what comes to mind are the Spring Attack and Ride-by Attack feats; both indicate that you don't provoke from the target for your movement. Another important note- you don't provoke multiple AoO from the same movement (ie if a Large creature with a Reach weapon threatens 15 and 20ft away, you only provoke when moving from 20ft to 15ft, not when you continue from 15 to 10 or closer). \$\endgroup\$ – Ifusaso Aug 11 '16 at 20:58

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