# Does a large creature take damage moving through a Wall of Fire?

Here's the situation, a large creature moves next to a Wall of Fire.

  W
CCW
CCW
W


Next it moves into the wall, taking damage

   W
CC
CC
W


Then it moves again

   W
CC
CC
W


Does that count as "a creature moves into the wall’s space" and would it take damage again?

• Wow, this power is a tricky one, isn't it? Might I suggest an addition to the question? Consider a creature that starts his turn half-in and half-out of the wall. Would he take damage for both conditions (being in the wall, and adjacent to it) or just one? Also, does the creature take the 3-square movement penalty once or twice in the scenario you've described?
– Iszi
Oct 14, 2010 at 23:15
• @iszi -- The creature only takes the 3-square movement penalty once. See page 284 of the PHB. A large creature would take the 3-square penalty once when it first entered the wall (diagram 2), but would not take it as it moved through (diagram 3). Oct 15, 2010 at 3:42
• @iszi -- I would also say that it only takes damage once (being in the wall). My reasoning would be that a medium creature doesn't take both forms of damage, despite being adjacent to segments of the wall... The large creature is just as "within" the wall as the medium creature. But that's a MUCH fuzzier ruling. Oct 15, 2010 at 3:46
• @AceCalhoon - Page 284 of PHB1 only has one diagram that I see. However, it does contain the entry on "Difficult Terrain" which seems to offer guidance that is in line with your analysis. The relevant details are under the "Large, Huge, and Gargantuan Creatures" sub-heading: "Count only squares it is entering for the first time, not squares it already occupies."
– Iszi
Oct 15, 2010 at 4:35
• @Iszi That's the text I was referring to. When I said diagram, I was referring to the diagrams in this post. Oct 15, 2010 at 13:31