The Battlemind has a Paragon path called Zephyr Blade that has a Daily power called Storm Dance Strike.

Storm Dance Strike allows the Battlemind to enter into a stance that allows for an Opportunity Action.

The trigger for the Opportunity Action is:

Trigger: An adjacent enemy marked by you moves without shifting

Does that mean if an enemy adjacent to the Battlemind is pulled, pushed, or slide, then the Battlemind can attack with this power?

Does forced movement trip the trigger of "moves without shifting"?

  • \$\begingroup\$ The general rule is "forced movement does not provoke OAs". In this case, it says the enemy "moves", not "is moved". \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jun 24, 2011 at 21:28

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No. Forced Movement does not provoke. Plain and simple.

willing movement
Movement of any sort that a creature does of its own free will. Any other sort of movement, such as forced movement, is unwilling.

Since the creature is not moving of its own accord, but compelled to, it won't count. If the enemy MOVES on ITS turn, then ya, the trigger can go off.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Would willing teleportation trigger this opportunity action? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jun 25, 2011 at 15:26
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    \$\begingroup\$ Teleportation is instantaneous and one of the sub-rules is No Opportunity Actions Triggered \$\endgroup\$
    – GMNoob
    Commented Jun 25, 2011 at 18:10

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