Lashing flail (Martial Power 2, pg.143):

Whenever you use a flail to hit an enemy with a melee basic attack, you can slide that enemy 1 square.

If an enemy tries to move past me while I have this feat and a flail, and I hit them with my OA and slide them 1 square back the way they came, does it still get the rest of its movement (which could be 4+ squares remaining)?


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Yes, they can continue moving if they have any movement left.

An opportunity action takes place before the target finishes its action. After the opportunity attack, the creature resumes its action. [DDI]

In order to stop moving you need something like a Fighter's Combat Superiority that specifically stops them from moving farther with that action.

An enemy hit by your opportunity attack stops moving, if a move provoked the attack. If the enemy still has actions remaining, it can use them to resume moving. [DDI]

  • \$\begingroup\$ If the attack knocked them prone instead of sliding them (with Flail Expertise), would they still be able to crawl (moving half of their remaining movement, rounded down)? \$\endgroup\$
    – Temp
    Commented Aug 12, 2015 at 18:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ @1000thSon That's a different question, and is answered here. But yes, knocking a creature prone mid-movement ends the triggering move action, because "crawl" is a different at-will move action choice than "walk". Similar to the quoted text from Combat Superiority, if the enemy has actions remaining it can use them to crawl. \$\endgroup\$
    – webbcode
    Commented Aug 12, 2015 at 18:24

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