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What happens if a barbarian throws a flying creature?

If a Path of the Giant barbarian uses its Mighty Impel feature on a creature with a flying speed to throw it into a chasm, does the creature fall? Does whether or not the creature was actively flying ...
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Unfolding Animate Objects

I'm playing a bard in a campaign with my friends in D&D 5e. One of the biggest goals of my character is to fly. Now my character is level 9 and has finally reached the animate objects spell. I ...
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Do magical items that allow creatures to fly prevent exhaustion from dashing?

Scenario: a PC is equipped with a magical item that allows it to fly (either a specific speed or same as walking speed, not relevant here). If the creature decides to dash, is it subjected to the dash ...
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Are winged characters still prohibited in Adventurers League, as of April 2024?

I was reading through the Adventurers League Player's Guide v14.0, and I noticed that I couldn't find any mention of flying characters being banned. Does this mean that flying PC races are allowed now?...
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Does the Dash action double all modes of movement, or just footspeed?

I know this question is probably stupid, but I couldn't find anything for either side. I don't think it's in one of the books that D&D Beyond provides for free. I could also just be blind and not ...
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Can fairies fly in an antimagic field?

Another question had raised this issue when fairies were part of Unearthed Arcana and indicated that they couldn't because the flight was magical. However, I noticed that on DND beyond that the flight ...
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Can a phoenix break up the movement it gets as part of its Swoop legendary action?

The Phoenix, found in Monsters of the Multiverse, gets a legendary action called Swoop, which reads: The phoenix moves up to its speed and makes one Fiery Talons attack. The phoenix's flying speed ...
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How does Solid Fog work with flying creatures?

...the solid fog is so thick that any creature attempting to move through it progresses at a speed of 5 feet... So that a flying creature would have to reduce its flying speed to 5 feet when it is in ...
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Does the movement speed obtained from different sources add up in dnd5e?

For example, will a character with wings gain an additional 30 feet of flight speed if he wears Winged boots? I have recently studied the topic of speed and flight in dnd a lot, but so far I have not ...
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Can the Broom of Flying move underwater?

More specifically: can I order the Broom of Flying to dive into the sea so a sinking PC (several meters underwater) can grab it, then order it to fly out and back to me, saving the PC? I figured, ...
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Can you use the Spiritual Weapon spell as a platform, to fly?

Can Spiritual Weapon be used as a platform to stand on; and potentially fly? You create a floating, spectral weapon within range that lasts for the duration or until you cast this spell again.........
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Does using a Broom of Flying cost your movement? [duplicate]

Broom of Flying This wooden broom, which weighs 3 pounds, functions like a mundane broom until you stand astride it and speak its Command word. It then hovers beneath you and can be ridden in the air....
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Can a Twilight Domain cleric wearing heavy armor still fly using the Steps of Night feature?

A player in my campaign is a Twilight Domain cleric. The Steps of Night feature (TCoE, p. 35) allows them to gain a flying speed equal to their walking speed for one minute. As a cleric, they have ...
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What is the maximum achievable height of a creature self-concentrating under the spell Fly?

How high can someone go using only one (1) fly spell? No other means of movement or ways to change your position are allowed besides movement under fly. Assume a level 20 character with all stats at ...
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How does a Nightmare fly?

The Nightmare's Lore entry describes the creation of the monster: Nightmares don't appear naturally in the multiverse. They must be created from pegasi. The ritual that creates a nightmare requires ...
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Does a stunned Aasimar fall when flying with Divine Soul?

If a flying creature was to stun an Aasimar while the Aasimar was flying using Divine Soul, would the Aasiamar fall out of the sky or not? Recently had two players arguing during a PvP encounter.
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Fly speed to fall downward

If someone has a fly speed of 60 feet and moves 60 feet downward and then chooses to stop flying, they would descend another 500 feet totalling 560 feet in a single round. Is this correct ...
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Can Level 6 Circle of the Moon Druids wild shape into a flying beast?

From reading the rules, it appears that level 6 Circle of the Moon druids should be able to wild shape into a flying beast. Many sites on the internet suggest that they cannot. https://www.dndbeyond....
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Can I make myself a more difficult target by flying prone?

Prone is a condition to which a creature may be subject. Conditions alter a creature's capabilities in a variety of ways ... Most conditions ... are impairments, but a few ... can be advantageous. A ...
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Does a flying, hovering creature need to do a mid-air stand-up from the prone position in order to move?

Definition Prone is a condition to which a creature may be subject. Conditions alter a creature's capabilities in a variety of ways ... Most conditions ... are impairments, but a few ... can be ...
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Can Tempestuous Magic be used to end the prone condition?

Context There are potentially conflicting rules about ending the prone condition. I have encountered arguments holding a general assumption that the rules specify, a creature must spend half of its ...
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If a PC is rendered unconscious in the ethereal plane while they were midair what happens to their body?

If a PC has entered the ethereal plane via some magic e.g. Oil of Etherealness or the Etherealness spell, and then is knocked unconscious while they were midair, what happens to their body? Does it ...
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Is this homebrew partial transformation balanced/abusable and useable for its intended purpose?

In the setting that I've created, the party will be spending time around a world tree. The tree is extremely large and has a large number of town sized bird cages (flowers of the tree that never ...
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When using Air Walk and you're knocked out, do you fall?

Yes, the title is heavily inspired by the similar PF2 question about the Fly spell, with the difference that air walking is more walking than flying. While Air Walk is on... The subject can tread on ...
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Is a Phantom Steed affected by terrain?

The Phantom Steed spell describes a quasi-real mount (emphases mine): A Large quasi-real, horselike creature appears on the ground in an unoccupied space of your choice within range...The creature ...
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Otiluke's Resilient Sphere Effect on a Flying Creature

If you cast Otiluke's Resilient Sphere on a creature that can fly, can they move the sphere up off the ground by flying/pushing up? (The sphere is weightless, so it should be easy to lift)
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What happens to a grappler when their haste effect ends? In the air?

This happened last night in our session and we couldn't find a conclusive answer: An NPC is grappling a polymorphed PC in the air (the PC polymorphed into a Quetzalcoatlus, and we didn't at the time ...
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Would a creature that is only affected by the incapacitated condition still be able to fly?

I noticed when reading Raulothim's psychic lance spell that it inflicts the incapacitated condition but nothing else. As far as I can remember, the incapacitated condition is usually seen as a "...
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In D&D 5e, can a fairy use lightning lure to raise an enemy into the air? [duplicate]

I'm playing a fairy wizard PC. On my turn, could I fly 15 feet above an enemy creature and use my action to use lightning lure? Assuming the enemy fails its strength saving roll, it would raise 10 ...
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Why can't flying races fly while wearing armor?

No flying race has the ability to fly while wearing any armor other than light armor. Is there a balance issue that this causes? If there is, then what is the difference between a flying race in plate ...
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Is flying a broom light activity?

My warlock is currently attempting to flee persecution, and I am making the argument to my DM that, as he has Aspect of the Moon and does not require sleep, he should be able to fly his broom in a ...
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Is Bigby's Hand affected by gravity, or does it hover in the air?

The spell Bigby's Hand (also known as arcane hand) creates a translucent force that can be moved 60 feet in any direction: You create a large hand of shimmering, translucent force in an unoccupied ...
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If Tasha's Mind Whip prevents a flying creature from moving, does the creature fall?

A flying creature that doesn't hover and can't move must fall: If a flying creature is knocked prone, has its speed reduced to 0, or is otherwise deprived of the ability to move, the creature falls, ...
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Can flying creatures fly forever without needing to land to regain stamina?

There are many creatures that can fly in DnD. However, none of the templates show any need to land and regen stamina after flying for so long. Is that actually a thing in DnD, or can flying creatures ...
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What flying races are there?

As we're getting to higher levels I think a flying race may no longer be as much of an issue, of course I'll double check with my DM before using one. I was unable to find a list of the flying-capable ...
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If a Twilight cleric uses the Steps of Night feature to fly up, do the areas of Twilight Sanctuary and the Spirit Guardians spell stay on the ground?

Say a Twilight Domain cleric has Channel Divinity: Twilight Sanctuary and the spirit guardians spell in effect. The cleric then uses the Steps of Night feature to fly up 15-30 feet. Does the Twilight ...
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Can players roll Body and Fly dice for flying challenges/tests?

The rules say that if a player can come up with a reason why they could use e.g. Bucking for a Body test, then they can roll their Bucking and Body dice and take the highest? I like this mechanic. How ...
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Can you cast the Rope Trick spell when you are in the air?

The rope trick spell description says: You touch a length of rope that is up to 60 feet long. One end of the rope then rises into the air until the whole rope hangs perpendicular to the ground. At ...
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Can a creature with a Broom of Flying combine their speed with the broom's? [duplicate]

A Broom of Flying has a flying speed of 50 ft. (30 ft. when overloaded). Can a creature combine their own speed with the broom's, for example by running 30 ft. on the ground before using the broom's ...
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Will a dragon fall if it drops prone in flight?

If a dragon decides to drop prone while flying, will it fall? To meet the minimum character requirements, here are the rules for Prone and Flying Movement: Combatants often find themselves lying on ...
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Descending with a Fly Spell

A wizard flies very high over the battlefield using his Fly spell. But he wants to quickly descend and join the fight. Does he have to descend at 60'/round? Or during the ten-minute duration, can he ...
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Can you increase the flying speed gained from the Winged Boots magic item by taking the Dash action?

The description of the winged boots in D&D 5e says: While you wear these boots, you have a flying speed equal to your walking speed. That's simple enough. If Richard the Rogue equips these, he ...
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If a character falls off a flying mount (e.g. a pegasus), can the mount fly down to catch them before they hit the ground?

Say a paladin is riding on a pegasus mount from the find greater steed spell (XGtE, p. 156). The pegasus is flying 100 feet in the air, but something or someone knocks the paladin off. Can the Pegasus ...
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Alterself and reinterpretation of it's abilities [duplicate]

Since alterself in 2nd edition would allow you to gain the natural abilities and movements of other bipedal anthropomorphic creatures. IN 5th edition is allows for the aquatic movement (like sea ...
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Is a creature that is not on the ground affected by the Sleet Storm spell's risk of falling prone?

The spell sleet storm on page 276 in the Player's Handbook says, in part: The ground in the area is covered with slick ice, making it difficult terrain. When a creature enters the spell's area for ...
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How does Evasive Footwork work for characters that can fly? [closed]

If you playing a flying character, such as a tiefling, and you don't logically stop moving to make your attack, does the AC bonus end since you haven't actually stopped moving, even to make your ...
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Flying speed when under Etherealness spell?

Normally flying up or down does not give or cost extra movement, as covered here. However, Etherealness spell (duration 8 hours) states the following: You remain in the Border Ethereal for the ...
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If a creature with a fly Speed of 30 ft. has the Fly spell cast upon it, does it now have a 90 ft. fly speed, or only 60 ft. total?

According to the wording of the fly spell: You touch a willing creature. The target gains a flying speed of 60 feet for the duration. When the spell ends, the target falls if it is still aloft, ...
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Can a beholderkin summoned with Summon Aberration be used as a flying mount?

If I cast Summon Aberration to summon a Beholderkin, would I be able to stand or sit/mount it and have it fly?
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How close do Opportunity Attacks affect flying creatures? [duplicate]

I am planning an encounter with Giant Wasps within a hallway with 15 foot ceilings. I think RAW, a Medium character would be in the first 5 feet from the floor and only threaten the middle 5 ft square,...
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