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For questions about flight, generally referring to the ability to move in the third dimension (height) freely.

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Are There 3D Rules for Flying and Distance?

I recently had a problem come up in a session that I wanted to see if there was more information on. One of my players is playing a Light Domain cleric; its 1st-level Warding Flare feature says, in ...
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Can an air elemental carrying a druid provide a better fly effect than the Fly spell?

Can a summoned air elemental fly while carrying a spellcaster, in effect providing a short term copy of the Fly spell? A Halfling male druid has a base weight of 30 pounds, and a modifier of (2d4 x 1)...
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Would a flying character fall prone after dashing if they had lost a leg?

Suppose I'm playing a character that has a flying speed (such as a Variant (Winged) Tiefling or an Aarakocra) and get critically hit. The DM rolls on the Lingering Injuries table and after rolling a 3 ...
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Can I play a flightless Aarakocra?

I wanted to know if there was a way to play a flightless Aarakocra in D&D 5e (maybe one without wings because of a curse, but not a Kenku). I don't want to play Kenku because they can't really ...
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Can a PC activate a Broom of Flying and remain in flight indefinitely?

The Broom of Flying's description includes the following: [...] you stand astride it and speak its command word. It then hovers beneath you and can be ridden in the air. It has a flying speed of 50 ...
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Can you use the Fly spell to move underwater at a speed of 60 feet?

If under the effects of a Fly spell, can you move at a speed of 60 feet underwater?
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Is there a precedent for wounds that can't be healed?

I am currently a DM who has a player wanting to play as an Aarakocra. I don't want this Aarakokra to be able to fly right from the start and I had come up with a way to have her wings be damaged in a ...
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Does the Air Walk spell require a Fly action?

The end of the Fly action states: If you’re airborne at the end of your turn and didn’t use a Fly action this round, you fall. However, it also requires you to have a fly speed. While this makes ...
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Are stationary flying creatures considered “hovering” so that they do not fall when prone or incapacitated, etc?

As the title suggests, I'm wondering if a PC race (for example, the Variant Tiefling with the winged option) would have the ability to hover in regards to the Prone condition. The Basic Rules state ...
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How do I make an aboleth breathe out of water?

Our DM is allowing me to make an aboleth my familiar. We had met this aboleth earlier in our game and changed its alignment from lawful evil to chaotic good. My question is if I make it my familiar, ...
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How does a party navigate while flying?

I want to start a Tomb of Annihilation campaign in 5e. I will be the DM. There's a part in the module where the PCs can fly. ToA doesn't seem to cover the rules concerning navigation in this ...
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Is a normal-sized rug with the Animate Objects spell cast on it able to carry a person and fly?

Is a normal-sized rug (i.e. Medium or Small) with the Animate Objects spell cast on it able to carry a person and fly? If so, how many people can it carry? Can a bigger rug carry more people? Can a ...
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If a prone creature is grappled and moved by a flying enemy, does the creature stay prone?

If an enemy is knocked prone and then grappled by an aarakocra or a PC with the fly spell effect, does the prone effect of the target continue into the flight? I can't think of a way that the ...
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Does a creature in flight affected by the Haste spell fall when the spell ends?

The final sentence of the Haste spell reads: When the spell ends, the target can't move or take Actions until after its next turn, as a wave of lethargy sweeps over it. (PBH p. 250) If a creature ...
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Questions about flying and switching between modes of movement when flying [closed]

This is a compound question and could probably use being broken up in to separate questions: A monster is flying along at a speed of 120 ft with a maneuverability of average in order to maintain ...
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Is this alternate Draconic Ancestry trait (that grants flight) a balanced replacement for the dragonborn's Breath Weapon trait? [closed]

A player with a Dragonborn PC recently requested that he be allowed to grow wings and gain a fly speed in our game. I didn't really like any of the alternate Dragonborn options that allow flight, so ...
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How high off the ground can you fly with the Fly spell?

The fly spell says that you have 60 feet of fly movement. Is there a "default height" for flying? Can you fly 5 feet off the ground? 10? 20? In your first turn can you fly 60 feet into the sky? ...
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Can an Aarakocra use a shield while flying?

Another PC in a new campaign is an Aarakocra druid, with a (wooden) shield and a free hand for spellcasting (or throwing javelins). At first, the DM and some PCs (myself included) thought the wings ...
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Are Fly checks affected by maneuverability if your flight isn't “natural”?

According to the Fly skill page: A creature with a natural fly speed receives a bonus (or penalty) on Fly skill checks depending on its maneuverability. Earlier, the same term is used to ...
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Can a flying character can use Ant Haul to carry another character?

One of my player is a level 8 Oracle of Flame and she has the revelation Wings of Fire. She is not strong enough to lift someone while flying. She would like to. She plays a Peri Aasimar with a strong ...
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Would a Dragon be able to use the Fleet of Foot feat while flying?

Fleet of Foot from Complete Warrior: Would a Dragon be able to use the Fleet of Foot feat while flying? The feat states: "When running or charging..
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Can a character with wings stop another character's fall?

If say, an Aasimar and human fall off a cliff and the Aasimar uses Radiant Soul, could they then attempt to at least slow the human's fall? I was thinking that they would fall at half the speed, and ...
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Do class features that give a flying speed count as magical in relation to falling rules?

There are some classes, like the vengeance paladin's capstone or the Tempest Cleric's 17th level Stormborn feature, that grant a flying speed to a creature. Is this considered 'magical' flight or is ...
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Can flying creatures choose to hover, even if they don't have hover in their flying speed?

Some creatures have a fly speed. Some creatures with a fly speed also have the ability to hover specified. The PHB, in Chapter 9: Combat, Movement and Position, Flying Movement says: Flying ...
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If a character has cast the Fly spell on themselves, can they “hand off” to the Levitate spell without interruption?

Suppose a character has cast fly on themselves, and wishes to switch to levitate to prevent themselves from taking fall damage if they lose concentration. What happens if they cast levitate while in ...
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Can hovering creatures be Entangled?

In my last session, I pit my party against a demilich. The demilich has a movement speed like so: “Speed 0 ft., fly 30 ft. (hover)” During this combat, the party's druid summoned pixies and used one ...
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What is the limit on how high you can fly up? [closed]

I was playing an Aarakocra in a non-Adventurers-League-game. I noticed that there is no height limitation on flight in 5e, so I could hypothetically fly out of the range of virtually everything and ...
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Can Mage Hand help you fly? [duplicate]

I have recently seen a post on Twitter that said something along the lines of: "If you are a gnome and cast Reduce on yourself, you can use Mage Hand to pick you up by the collar for a quick ...
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Maximizing flight speed in a turn for a PC without using magic items/spells? [closed]

What is the maximum sustainable (not time-limited) flight speed attainable by a PC in Dungeons and Dragons 5e without the use of spells or speed-enhancing items? This would come from a combination of ...
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Is flight possible in heavy armor?

The Reinforced Wings feat (Races of the Dragon, p. 101) says at the end: Normal: Flying creatures can’t fly in medium or heavy armor or when carrying a medium or heavy load. I could not find any ...
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How can I protect myself as a flying archer? [closed]

I will soon play an Aarakocra Arcane Archer (the custom class) and I am wondering how I can protect myself from mages / other archers as a flying archer. I am specifically looking for ways to impose ...
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Can a flying creature avoid falling damage by flying just before impact?

Say a creature with a flight speed starts their turn 500 feet above the ground. They then stop flying and plummet towards the ground. 5 feet before impact they use 5 feet of their flight movement to ...
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Would the benefits of an aarakocra ranger's Natural Explorer feature apply when they are flying over their favoured terrain?

In a group I currently run, there is an Aarakocra ranger that likes to fly a lot. It's been fun overcoming some of the challenges this can bring to the table, but I have something coming up that I'm ...
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While flying, can I be in melee with the wolf rider, but not with the wolf mount?

My medium-sized character has a flying speed. I would like to attack a Halfling Beast Master with my shortsword. My reach is 5 feet, because I’m not a bugbear or have other crazy features that would ...
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Can you break your fall by flying?

If a character in Pathfinder falls could they break their fall by flying, or would they fall to their potential death?
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Are there any flying creatures with truesight?

Are there any flying creatures in the official rulebooks that have truesight?
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What happens when a Storm sorcerer uses Tempestuous Magic to fly 10 feet straight up?

Storm sorcerers have the Tempestuous Magic feature (XGtE, p. 52) at 1st level: Starting at 1st level, you can use a bonus action on your turn to cause whirling gusts of elemental air to briefly ...
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How do you determine the area of effect of a flying dragon’s breath weapon? [closed]

When a dragon is flying over its target, how do you determine the area of effect on the ground? If it is breathing straight down, a 60' cone could create a 60' diameter circle, but that's not very ...
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Can I use Mage Hand to fly by Polymorphing myself and picking myself up with the hand?

Could I first cast Mage Hand, then Polymorph into a Tiny creature less than 10 pounds then use the Mage Hand to pick myself up and fly at 30 Ft per turn? Polymorph says: The new form can be any ...
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What happens to falling momentum (velocity) when a storm sorcerer uses Tempestuous Magic to fly?

Say a D&D 5e storm sorcerer with the Tempestuous Magic 1st-level feature (XGtE, p. 52) is falling from a height of 300 ft. They ready a spell to be cast just before they reach the ground, such ...
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If you cast Emergency Force Sphere while flying, is it a sphere or a hemisphere?

My wizard is flying 50' in the air via Overland Flight. He casts Emergency Force Sphere. Is he surrounded by a full sphere or only a hemisphere?
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What are the rules for a hovering creature in combat?

I'm new to GM'ing and I ran into an (Pathfinder) issue that needs clarification. My group faced a flying demon and I thought it could easily hover and fight. Some of my experienced players pointed ...
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What happens to a flying creature when it's blinded?

If a creature is flying (magically or otherwise) and is suddenly subject to the 'blinded' condidtion - such as from power word blind - what happens?
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Can I Misty Step into Midair?

If I had a flying speed due to being Aarakocra or having fly cast on me, would I be able to use misty step to teleport to midair rather than staying on the ground?
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How can I make flying arbalester constructs with my artificer?

I am playing level 2 artificer and looking to create some Arbalester constructs. I am looking for a way to give them the ability to fly, and I'd like to be able to give them flying by level 4 at the ...
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What happens to a flying creature if levitated?

The levitate spell description states: One creature or object you can see rises vertically, up to 20 feet, and remains suspended for the duration. The spell can levitate up to 500 pounds. An ...
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Would a Tenser's Floating Disk vertically follow its caster?

The Tenser's floating disk spell allows its caster to be followed around by a pretty useful force disk: This spell creates a circular, horizontal plane of force, 3 feet in diameter and 1 inch thick,...
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Fall as a free action and then use fly skill to end falling as free movement

I had a character flying at 100 feet. I knocked an enemy to the ground. Their now farther away than a charge action could get me. Is it possible to start falling as a free action, and then resume ...
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Overland Flight underwater?

Can you use a fly speed underwater? How does the spell Overland Flight interact with underwater movement?
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How much can an intelligent item with the fly ability carry?

One of the special abilities you can give an intelligent item is the ability to fly: Item can fly, as per the spell, at a speed of 30 feet I've always assumed that intelligent items have no ...