Questions tagged [dodge]

For questions about dodging mechanics in RPGs. This may involve ducking out of the way of an attack or avoiding an enemy spell or ability.

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Does the Dodge action have any effect when you are incapacitated or your speed drops to 0?

From the Basic Rules (emphasis mine): When you take the Dodge action, you focus entirely on avoiding attacks. Until the start of your next turn, any attack roll made against you has disadvantage if ...
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What are the options to upgrade your dodge action?

Since I read about the Dwarven Fortitude feat, I want to make a dumb build where I use it to do some silly stuff. (For those who want to know, you can spend an hit dice to heal when you take the dodge ...
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When is casting Blade Ward better than taking the Dodge action?

I'm considering Blade Ward for a character's cantrip selection. It takes an action to cast, resulting in the following effect: Until the end of your next turn, you have resistance against ...
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How far would a Boom gun propel a Glitter Boy if the jetpack and anchors were disabled?

The Palladium Rifts Glitter Boy Boom gun accelerates a flechette round of ammo at over Mach One. Normally, laser tipped anchors from the legs drill into the ground and a jetpack provides counter ...
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Can a character dodge/fly if they use up all their speed?

There's something about the language in the rules for Dodging and Flying that confuses me. In both cases, both can only performed so long as the character's Speed is not 'reduced to 0'. By that logic, ...
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Do opportunity attacks have disadvantage if I use my action to Dodge and then move out of melee range?

I am currently playing a multi-class Cleric 5 / Rogue 2 and at times I have managed to kite melee mobs successfully using my Cunning Action to Disengage, then my movement and then using a ranged ...
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Is it better to dash or dodge across an open field?

Suppose I have to run 300 feet across an open field from one area of full cover to another. The entire time I'm in the open, I will be taking incoming ranged attacks, and I want to minimize the number ...
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Can a character dodge an attack that beats their Armor Class?

I am DMing a campaign. The party was fighting two castle guards, and killed one of them. The other guard attacked them, got past the AC of one of my players. He said he could dodge, but I don't know ...
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Is the Dodge action perceptible to other characters?

Consider the following scenario: On its turn, a monster uses some movement and ends its turn without taking an obvious action. Secretly, it has taken the Dodge action. On the player's turn, the player ...
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Can you take the Dodge action while prone?

I was wondering what the rules say about dodging while prone. I couldn't find anything from the PHB. I would imagine that rolling out of the way of attacks is possible but it would be kind of slow so ...
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Can a character take the Dodge action while riding a flying steed?

While riding a flying steed, can a character take the Dodge action? Does it matter if the mount is being controlled or not? It seems weird that a person can "dodge" while sitting down.
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Is there a way to explicitly dodge an attack in Pathfinder?

I'm a rookie GM and recently I started to learn Pathfinder. A couple of days ago I had my first session, playing the adventure described inside the Game Master's Guide. When the party had their first ...
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Does the Dodge Specialization add to the total for Dodge?

If you have the gymnastics skill, which applies to dodge when you take a -5 initiative penalty (SR5 p.168), does the dodge specialization (comes preloaded as option in the chummer character creation ...
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