Questions tagged [falling]

For questions about mechanics for physically falling over a vertical distance (and directly related issues) in a given RPG system.

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Aarakocra dive attack damage? [closed]

If you look at the Aarakocra's dive attack it deals +1d6 damage for every 30 ft. in the air. If every 10 ft. does 1d6 fall damage to something that is falling, shouldn't a character be able to use ...
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Can Earthbind be used for a Feather Fall type effect?

According to Crawford on Twitter, Earthbind causes the effected creature to descend not fall: Q: do flying creatures affected by Earthbind (Elemental Evil) take falling damage if they reach the ...
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How do I resolve keeping a character tied to a rope from falling?

I have run into this a lot recently. PCs walking over a bridge or a log or whatever over a chasm will tie a rope around one of the characters and the rest will hold the end of the rope as he crosses, ...
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What is falling damage into water?

I want to create a scenario where PCs might fall from a height, let’s go with 80 ft., into the ocean. How is falling damage handled if they fall into the water from let’s say a bridge? What if we ...
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Do you take fall damage while inside Otiluke's Resilient Sphere?

If a creature inside Otiluke's Resilient Sphere falls do they still take fall damage? (As an aside I'm assuming that the sphere can and will fall because it does in fact have weight per this Q&A) ...
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Can you cast a spell with a Doss lute while falling?

Can you cast a spell while falling? So let's say I'm falling roughly 50ft and I have a Doss lute (instrument of the Bards) with which I want to cast fly so I can stop my fall. Would this work?
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Does falling through an enemy's threatened area trigger an attack of opportunity?

More specifically, if you fall off of a gargantuan dragon would it get an attack on you while you are falling?
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Do oozes take falling damage?

As there is no rule that I can find stating an ooze does not take falling damage I assume that they do. However, I did note that an ooze is amorphous, has no bones or internal organs, and should be ...
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Do you suffer fall damage while inside a Bag of Holding?

You take your gnomish friend and cram him in a Bag of Holding. You then throw that same bag off a 120 foot cliff. The bag lands on dirt ground. What happens to the bag, and the gnome?
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When a creature with non-magical flying speed is knocked prone and falls, how do I determine the falling damage?

Xanathar's Guide to Everything provides new (optional) rules regarding Falling Assuming I want "a flying creature to have a better chance of surviving a fall than a non-flying creature does" how does ...
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Can a character survive a fall from 2 miles up?

By the rules as I understand them, the maximum damage for falling is 20d6. Does this mean that characters with enough hit points (above 70 on average) can simply leap off airships or cliffs (no ...
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Falling from low heights; how does 1d6 per 10ft round up/down?

I have been reading over the falling rules in Pathfinder and one thing that is unclear to me is how falling damage works between 10ft intervals. Is it that everything up to the first 10ft takes 1d6 ...
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Can Monk's Slow Fall Be Used to Carry/Catch Someone?

The description for Slow Fall is bare boned: Slow Fall Beginning at 4th level, you can use your reaction when you fall to reduce any Falling damage you take by an amount equal to five times ...
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Would a winged Aasimar fall if it cannot flap its wings?

I have a player who has an Aasimar character. My player argues that the book does not state the Aasimar has to flap its wings, and instead can hover because the wings don't use concentration. This ...
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Do I have to land at the end of my turn?

I was told by my AL DM that when you fly at the end of your turn you must return to the ground or at the end of the round take falling damage. I can't find this rule set anywhere. All I can find is: ...
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Is there a 'catch hold' rule when falling in 5e, similar to 4e?

Is there anything in 5e similar to the 'catch hold' in 4e when falling? We've been house ruling, but I can't find anything in the core books.
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Does casting Fly on a creature who is falling cause fall damage?

Based on this question How would using Thunderwave to stop falling damage work?: Would casting fly on a creature already in the middle of a fall cause it to take fall damage before it was able to use ...
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How would using Thunderwave to stop falling damage work?

Thunderwave, on a failed save, pushes a target 10 feet when it hits them in addition to doing damage. In the event that a party as a whole were falling, a creative Cleric could Ready his spell to be ...
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Do you take damage from falling while wearing Winged Boots?

In 4th Edition the magic item clearly stated that you dont take damage and that you land on your feet while wearing them, but in 5e there is no such language in the description. The description of ...
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What Are The Minimum Stats To Cause Fall Damage When Grappling Plus Jumping?

I came across an interesting guide to combat grapplers. At the second-to-last paragraph, it says this: This particular build is just an introduction to all the other terrible things you can do to ...
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How far do you fall per turn?

I recently began browsing the 5e PHB when I noticed that there was no distance per round when falling under the Falling category. Is there a set fall speed and if so, what is it?
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If an object or creature is dropped on a monster, how much damage does each of them take?

If a character who was under the effect of a growth potion (double their height and eight times their weight) and weighed 2,400 lbs. was able to use Dimension Door to teleport 400 feet or more into ...
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When does a flying creature start and end falling?

Situation: Alice the Aarakokra sees Bob the Battlemaster coming. She ascends to 605', just out of the 600' range of Bob's longbow. Bob (Str 14) performs a running high jump 5' into the air and ...
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How might the weight of a falling object affect the damage it causes?

Fall damage is 1d6 per 10 feet. What adjustments if any should I make for objects falling on a player character? (e.g. a bear) Assuming the objects are meaningful threats but not instant character ...
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Do you take falling damage after a high jump of over 10 feet?

I have a multiclass Monk / Druid (2 levels of monk). He cast jump on himself, wild shaped into a brown bear, activated step of the wind, then took a high jump with a height of 42': High Jump ...
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Are there rules for dropping on an enemy as an attack?

In our current campaign, our ninja decided to try to drop on a monster from a ledge 25 feet up, blade first. I house ruled that it would require an extra 10 to the Tumble of falling without damage, ...