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Questions tagged [charge]

A feature in various RPGs that involves moving forward rapidly towards an enemy as part of an attack.

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What are the mechanics for tackling / charging attacks without using the Charger feat?

I'm trying to find the mechanics for a running tackle / charging attack, but can't seem to find one in the PHB or the DMG. I'm looking for something that allows players to run towards a creature and ...
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What is the correct way to handle someone charging through an unknown invisible enemy?

In a recent session, an enemy creature tried to charge at our spellcaster. Unknown to him, our Rogue, who had Invisibility cast on him, was in the way. What is the correct way to handle this?
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Can you charge then grapple?

Can you charge an enemy then grapple that enemy at the end of the charge instead of making a normal melee attack?
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Barbarian Charger, does it work?

I was playing with the idea of a charging Barbarian in 5e. What I would like to know is if there is anything within this build that would not work. Step 1: Choose Variant Human as your race. This ...
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Can creatures use Grab on a Charge attack?

My reefclaws are attacking the players underwater. They charge the oracle/monk. Reefclaws have Grab and 2 Claw attacks. If I charged, am I correct in thinking that: The reefclaw would get one claw ...
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Can an incorporeal creature charge through a corporeal creature's space?

The Player's Handbook says that to execute a charge a creature "must have a clear path toward the opponent, and nothing can hinder [its] movement (such as difficult terrain or obstacles)" (154). Can a ...
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Is there a way it move both before and after an attack while making a charge?

I'm working on a homebrew pathfinder race that has some unusual movement capabilities when charging on foot. I'd like them to be able to take advantage of said capabilities both before and after ...
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Does a braced spear have to only be readied specifically against a charge to deal double damage?

Let's say I'm holding a spear (or halberd, or urgrosh, or any other weapon that can be braced) and ready an action to attack the next enemy that comes within reach. If someone charges me, triggering ...
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Can you charge underwater if you have a swim speed?

Can a creature with a swim speed charge underwater? I know some creatures specifically state they can run underwater, etc. If a creature is bestowed a magical swim speed, can it treat water as ...
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How does overrun work? [closed]

Okay, so I've been mulling about this mechanic (Overrun), and I believe I have it down to some extent, but I'd like clarification. This is how I am aware the manoever works: An Overrun is a combat ...
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Explain to me this benefit of the steadfast boots

The feet-slot magic item steadfast boots (Magic Item Compendium 139-40) (1,400 gp; 1 lb.), among other benefits, grants the following benefit: Furthermore, as long as you carry a two-handed weapon, ...
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Can a Rogue, with Rogue Crawl, charge while prone?

Can a Rogue with Rogue Crawl (Ex), charge while prone and crawling. Assume that there is just clear space and open ground between the rogue and the target. I think it comes down to the line in ...
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Ride By Attack and Pounce on a mount

Pounce would allow me to make a full attack on the end of a charge. This bonus also applies on a mounted charge. However, what happens if I combine a mounted charge with a ride-by attack? Can I still ...
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How does the “Valorous” enhancement work?

If I have a character with leap attack and Power Attack, I can combine a charge attack with a jump and potentially triple the bonus damage granted by power attack. However, a weapon enchanted with ...
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Does leap attack work for every attack made this round?

If I have a character with pounce, leap attack and Power Attack, I can combine a charge attack with a jump and potentially triple the bonus damage granted by power attack. However, pounce allows me to ...
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What happens when a creature charges into a wall of smoke then fails the save?

The 1st-level Sor/Wiz spell wall of smoke [conj] (Spell Compendium 235) says, in part, that This spell creates a thin [n.b. for large quantities of thin] wall of black smoke. The wall is stationary ...
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Is there any way to Charge as a move action?

I'm looking for a way to execute a charge as a move action. Movement without using a move action would work but is limited.
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Can I charge by falling toward my enemy?

I have a charging Slayer wearing Cat Tabi. Cat Tabi are boots that make you always land on your feet, and have a daily ability that makes you take no falling damage. I was imagining scenarios where ...
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Does a Tiny or smaller creature's charge trigger an attack of opportunity?

A Tiny or smaller creature that enter's an opponent's space, be it for attacking or anything else, usually triggers an attack of opportunity. But I don't think charges usually trigger an attack of ...
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Does replacing a basic melee attack with an encounter power expend the use of the power?

When using an encounter power to replace the basic melee attack at the end of a charge, such as daring charge (barbarian lvl 3 encounter power, phb2) does this expend the use of said encounter power? ...
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when to announce effect?

Can someone please settle an argument? When using an effect which modifies an attack roll such as reckless charge or elven accuracy, should the player announce it before/during the attack or after the ...
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Continuing after an interrupted charge

Assume the following positions [with A being char 1 (with a non-reach weapon) and B being char 2 with a reach weapon and X being empty squares]: A X1 X2 B It's A's turn, he charges (which he can ...
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How do I calculate my Jump when combined with Charging speed

What speed I may take to calculate my jump bonus if I'm charging? Charge gives me twice speed. For example I'm a dwarf and I have 20 speed. If I'm going to use Charge my speed is 40. To calculate ...
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Can Snow Tiger Berserker let me charge past someone and full attack them?

Pounce lets me make a full attack in the end of a charge. Dive Attack works like a charge. Flyby Attack lets me take a move action, including a dive and a standard action. I must be ...
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Can you charge while using non-standard movement like flying?

Flying is a common ability in Pathfinder; so is using special attack options like charging. What's not clear is when they're used together. Are you able to charge while flying? Can you do so while ...
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Should bound urskan greaves increase the damage of all attacks upon charging?

When bound to the feet chakra, urskan greaves says When you charge, if your melee attack hits, you deal an additional +1d4 points of damage per point of essentia you invest in your urskan greaves. (...
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Can a creature benefit from both pounce and the effect of bound sphinx claws?

The special ability pounce says When a creature with this special attack makes a charge, it can follow with a full attack—including rake attacks if the creature also has the rake ability. (Monster ...
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Can a dive attack be made when you would charge as part of an effect?

The Battle Leader's Charge maneuver says you make a charge as part of the maneuver. If a character has wings and is able to do a dive attack, can a dive attack (which "works as a charge") be done in ...
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Can a creature designate as the target of a charge a foe the creature can't charge?

The game seems to assume ideal battlefield conditions with perfect intelligence. However, sometimes battlefield conditions aren't ideal and intelligence isn't perfect. The special attack charge says ...
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How to prevent a stand-off because the player that moves opens himself up to attack

I am writing a RPG game handbook, and I am using an action point (AP) system for the game mechanics. Each turn, each character has 8 AP to spend in actions however he likes (moving costs e.g. 1AP per ...
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What is the Point of Barreling Charge?

There is a feat in Martial Power 2 called Barreling Charge: Prerequisite: Any martial class Benefit: When you charge with a reach weapon, you can end your charge in the nearest square adjacent to ...
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Can One Benefit from an Action Point after a Charge?

This question was prompted by a statement in this answer. Charging Ends Your Turn After a charge, your turn is over, except for free actions. From the Rules Compendium, pg 240: No Further Actions:...
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Goring Charge Monk Optimization

So I have been thinking about creating a minotaur monk character. I looked at feats and skills so I could get some general idea where to aim with the build. This particular combination caught my eye. ...
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In D&D 4e, can you use Dual Weapon Attack on a Charge?

I'm a fairly new DM for 4e (1.5 years). I have a player playing a Scout that has a Dual Weapon Attack At-Will. Can he use this on a Charge? In Character Builder, it seems as though the trigger of "...
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How does one determine damage when using the feat Leap Attack?

Just so nobody has to find it, the Complete Adventurer errata says that in the feat Leap Attack that the second sentence of the Benefit paragraph should read as follows: If you cover at least 10 ...
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Can I jump over monsters while using the charge jump granted by pouncing armor?

I'm wondering if a barbarian with pouncing armor and an ability score of 17 in athletics can feasibly jump over a monster to reach the monsters behind as part of the charge jump allowed by the ...
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Do you gain combat advantage from a flanking charge?

Can you gain combat advantage from flanking as the result of a charge? For example, if I charge an enemy, and will end my charge opposite an ally, do I get +2 for CA from flanking in addition to +1 ...
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When using Blade of the Eldritch Knight (AV 2), can you charge from within 5 squares?

Blade of the Eldritch Knight When you use a standard action to make a melee attack with this blade, your melee reach increases to 5 for that attack. Charge Movement Requirements You must move ...
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How may times can you charge during a combat?

I have quite a silly question (sorry for that): how may times can you charge during a combat in DnD 3.5? I remember seeing somewhere that you can do it only once, but i cannot find that source again. ...
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DnD 4th edition, teleport and charging

Can the movement from a teleport power be used as the movement in a charge if you teleport two or more squares?
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Optimized “Coordinated Charge”?

When an ally with this feat charges a creature that is no further away from you than your speed, you can, as an immediate action, charge that creature. You must be able to follow all of the normal ...
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Use Predator's Flurry on a charge?

Are there any ways to allow a druid to use Predator's Flurry on a charge? Is there a page out there that documents ways to use powers as part of a charge (or as a MBA etc)?
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Can an Essentials Sentinel move when their animal companion charges?

In last weeks game, I needed to move both my Essentials Sentinel Druid and his animal companion as far as they could go. I used his move action to move them and then used his standard action as a move ...
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Can you jump during a charge?

Can a character jump during a charge? For the diagrams below: G Good Guy, speed 6 E Evil Guy = Land, 5' wide . Pit, 5' wide Situation 1: small gap ...
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Continuing a Charge after enemy shifts

Can a player doing a Charge action, continue the movement after the target uses an Immediate Interrupt to do something, e.g. <...
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If I'm dazed do I forget to attack after charging?

I know if my first action of a turn is Charge, then Daze will not stop the charge. What happens if Daze is the second action of the turn? Can Daze stop the Charge then ? Sequence of events: I do a ...
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How do Thunder Hooves Rage and charge interact?

Thunder Hooves Rage says: You enter the rage of the thunder hooves. Until the rage ends, you can move through one or two enemies’ spaces during each of your turns. When you move through an enemy’s ...
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Immobilized creature doesn't want to pay; can he charge instead?

Here is the situation that has come up often in our group: A creature is immobilized(save ends) at the start of its turn. As no enemies are adjacent, its options are limited. The creature readies a ...
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Item grants shift after charge: is shift part of charge action?

The item Boots of Adept Charging has the following property: After charging, you can shift 1 square before your turn ends. If I'm ...
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How does a readied action triggered on movement adjacent to an ally work when an enemy charges?

A readied action is an Immediate Reaction. A charge is a movement with an attack at the end. Suppose the following case: A PC charged with protecting his party's wizard does not want to move away ...