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The Dimensional Slide arcanist exploit allows for an special kind of short range individual teleport. Being a Supernatural ability, I understand you do not need to roll for Concentration as a Spell-like would require.

I am more concerned about the restrictions to movement that grapple pose.

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No,

you cannot move while grappled.

...Grappled creatures cannot move and take a –4 penalty to Dexterity...

Dimensional Slide (Su):

The arcanist can expend 1 point from her arcane reservoir to create a dimensional crack that she can step through to reach another location. This ability is used as part of a move action or withdraw action, allowing her to move up to 10 feet per arcanist level to any location she can see. This counts as 5 feet of movement...

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  • \$\begingroup\$ ...But can you take a move action if you're grappled? \$\endgroup\$
    – Stackstuck
    May 22, 2023 at 6:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ Note the emphases, the ability is used as part of a move or withdraw action, stepping through the crack created, which counts as 5' of movement. You cannot move while grappled. \$\endgroup\$
    – Chemus
    May 24, 2023 at 6:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ At the same time, though - there are other things that go in the move action slot (potions, for example!) \$\endgroup\$
    – Stackstuck
    May 24, 2023 at 15:31

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