A follow-up question to As a monk, can I use Deflect Missiles to intentionally catch a projectile?
Let's say I intentionally want to catch an enemy's projectile using the Deflect Missiles feature.
The description of the monk feature says:
... you can use your reaction to deflect or catch the missile when you are hit by a ranged weapon Attack
Can I use my reaction to protect not myself but my ally (providing I stay exactly at the line of attack)?
Possible ways how exactly do I do that:
- Doesn't announce particular actions, assuming that Deflect Missile works passively as a reaction.
- Announce the Ready action "If the foe attacks my ally, try to protect him by all means necessary".
- Announce the Ready action "If the foe fires an arrow, try to catch it".
- Announce the Ready action "If the foe attacks my ally, step into the line of attack".
According to the rules, what could work?