Thunderbolt Strike: when you deal lightning damage to a Large or smaller creature, you can also push it up to 10' away from you.

I envision the Thunderbolt Strike as throwing the target creature away from it, not gently pushing it away. I mean lightning is an instantaneous thing and 10' is more than just losing your balance.

The Thunderbolt Strike of a Tempest Cleric leaves me with many questions. If a MOB attacks with a claw, claw, bite and hits me on first attack, on reaction I can blast him back 10' using Wrath of Storm w/ Thunderbolt Strike.

If he does not have 10' of movement left after being pushed, does he lose his other 2 attacks against me if no other targets are near him or does he get all 3 attacks before he is blasted away from me?


When you use Wrath of the Storm with Thunderbolt Strike, the creature that attacked you is pushed back immediately. From the section on reactions:

If the reaction interrupts another creature’s turn, that creature can continue its turn right after the reaction.

The creature doesn't get to finish its turn, then get hit by your reaction - your reaction happens straight away, interrupting their turn. So if you use Wrath of the Storm + Thunderbolt Strike on the 1st attack of a Multiattack, the creature will be pushed back 10 feet.

Then, if it has movement remaining, it can move up to you and finish its Multiattack sequence. If it does not have enough movement to get back within reach of you, it will have to either end its turn without completing its Multiattack, or take the other attack(s) on a creature that is within its reach.

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    \$\begingroup\$ +! for including the point of movement, since if a creature uses all of its movement to get to you and multiattack, the reaction disrupts, but if there is spare movement the creature can re-engage. \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Oct 21 '15 at 13:48

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