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Do you get Extra Attacks when you ready an attack and use it in your own turn?

It's the same as this question, but the Readied Attack Action is used in your own turn, so all the answers for this other question, as well as its dupes, aren't valid any more, as they are based on ...
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Can I Ready an action to run away?

This is a follow-up to Can I Ready an action to Disengage? It looks to me that the 5E RAW does not have a simple way to declare a behaviour like this: If anything nasty comes towards me, I run in ...
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Initiative: Do I lose my attack/action if my target moves or dies before my turn in combat?

I am new to 5E. Something I am wondering about is if I declare that this turn I am going to move X feet and attack target A and then move X feet and attack target B, what happens if my target moves or ...
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Can I specify the timing “before …” for my ready action?

Example scenario: I ready to cast Booming Blade on a target before they move (either away from me, or stay within my range) The "before" condition is important, because without it, if the target ...
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What can a creature affected by a Warlock's 'Hurl Through Hell' do?

A 14th level Warlock whose patron is a Fiend gains access to the Hurl Through Hell ability: Hurl Through Hell Starting at 14th level, when you hit a creature with an attack, you can use this ...
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Can I ready an action to roll away from an attack or special attack? [duplicate]

In the video game Dark Souls, a key strategy is to watch for an enemy to start making an attack, such as a melee attack or breath weapon, whereupon you tumble out of the way to avoid the attack. The ...
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Can you move and act with the Ready action?

I am trying to understand the Find Familiar spell and its interaction with the Ready action. The PHB reads about Ready: First, you decide what perceivable circumstance will trigger your reaction. ...
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Can a monk use his Martial Arts bonus-action unarmed strike when using a readied action to attack?

My group is pretty new to D&D 5e, and the bonus action is confusing one of our players. When a monk does an attack from a readied action, can he then use his bonus-action unarmed strike? I ...
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If I ready an action to an enemy's attack targeting my ally, and my reaction helps my ally move, does the enemy get to retarget?

So, I was thinking about the rules as I often do. I thought up a hypothetical that hasn't come up before because none of the people in my play group have try doing the maneuver fighter before. The ...
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Can I ready an action to block a breath weapon with Wall of Stone?

Let's say a spellcaster is fighting a dragon. Can a they ready their action to put up a Wall of Stone with a trigger of "If the dragon uses his breath weapon I block it with Wall of Stone"? If so, how ...
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Can a readied Gust interrupt an attack? [duplicate]

If I ready the cantrip Gust to push back the first enemy that tries to use a (melee) attack against my party, what happens if the push back was successful? Does it interrupt the attack? Does the ...
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Can you cast the Darkness spell on an in-flight arrow using the Ready action?

A Level 18 Way of Shadow monk wants to Ready his action to use his reaction to cast Darkness on the tail feather of an arrow shot by one of his allies in mid-flight. Is this sort of maneuver doable, ...
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Can the Mage Hand cantrip block or catch a thrown object?

Specifically, if someone lobs a bead from a Necklace of Fireballs, can Mage Hand block or catch the bead before it reaches the target?