If a rogue with flying ends their turn 5 ft above someone, does that mean the target cannot move without provoking an attack of opportunity (and thus, a potential Sneak Attack)?

The two parties are already engaged in combat, so all pursuant rules apply. Also, I realize they can spend their action to Disengage, but the question still holds.


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I'm not sure why there is any doubt about this:

You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach.

If the putative rogue has a reach of 5 feet or more, a reaction available and the target is visible then if the target leave's the rogue's reach using their own movement then they rogue can launch an Attack of Opportunity.

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    \$\begingroup\$ The only doubt was due to the not knowing if flight affected the results in any way. Thank you. \$\endgroup\$
    – Sawyer
    Jan 17, 2016 at 23:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ What is it in the rules on flying that led you to this doubt? \$\endgroup\$
    – Dale M
    Jan 18, 2016 at 0:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ Unfamiliarity with the rules can lead one to verify that they are not making an assumption based on insufficient knowledge. I.e. You don't know what you don't know. I don't think the "I'm not sure why there is any doubt about this" adds anything useful to the answer. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 20, 2018 at 23:05

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