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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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Can you fly over a Medium enemy creature in a 10ft tall corridor?

Let’s say you, a Medium character, are in a 5ft wide, 10ft tall corridor, and that a Medium enemy creature stands in your way. You wish to go behind the enemy creature using your fly speed (either ...
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How long can creatures fly when being used as mounts?

So I'm in a D&D 5e campaign and I'm curious about this because there's some debate in my current campaign about travel mounts, particularly Griffon vs Magic Carpet. A person in our group thinks ...
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How much room does an Aarakocra need to fly/take-off?

How much room does an Aarakocra need to fly/take-off? I've tried to list the factors I could think of below: Inability to hover if speed reaches zero Wingspan of 20ft Medium sized creature. ...
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If an Eidolon has the Flight evolution, would the Boots of Striding and Springing increase its fly speed?

A summoner's eidolon can gain the Flight evolution, which says the following: An eidolon grows large wings, like those of a bat, bird, insect, or dragon, gaining the ability to fly. The eidolon ...
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How much can a raven carry during flight?

I'm in a campaign where our party are spying on and trying to retrieve relics from Thay. I have a raven familiar and I was planning to use it for sending reports back to Waterdeep. (We are only level ...
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Do aarakocra have rules about gliding?

Are there established rules about gliding? How far can I glide? What is my Speed while gliding? How much altitude do I lose per second while gliding?
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Does not having flight nerf a warlock's familiar?

Core Question: Is restricting a warlock's familiar to not be able to fly (or turn into any animal capable of flight) too much of a nerf to its functionality? Background: I'm about to DM a new ...
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Trap that tests flight speed/skill

How can I design a series of traps that test a character's ability to fly quickly through their area? The group I am GMing for will soon be entering the (abandoned) headquarters of a former faction ...
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Exploring with a permanent flyer

This question asks about how can a DM create suitable challenges for players with Aarakocra, who can fly at will. The question refers to challenges like pits and towers, which the Aarakocra can simply ...
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How can I, as a DM, keep an Aarakocra player in check?

Aarakocra in 5e have a flying speed of 50 feet. But there doesn't seem to have a whole lot of other specifications on flight. How can I give characters challenges when many of them are avoided ...
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Can an Aasimar use a Lance one-handed while flying?

Lance: You have disadvantage when you use a lance to attack a target within 5 feet of you. Also, a lance requires two hands to wield when you aren’t mounted. That's pretty straight forward, but, ...
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How do I make sense of levitating while prone?

I was wondering recently, when I looked at this question, what exactly happens to you if you're prone and levitating. How would levitate behave with prone creatures? If I were to cast levitate on a ...
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How can a pugilist deal with flying enemies?

I started playing D&D a couple of months ago and I'm getting used to my pugilist character in my GM's homebrew campaign. But I always have a problem when we face flying opponents, and I know for ...
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Why are flight and levitation abilities always learned so late?

From what I've seen in Paizo and 3rd-party products powers, spells and abilities that grant flight or levitation are always available only relatively late. Thus at 4th (earliest) to 5th level. Even ...
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Does a monk's Unarmored Movement speed increase apply to the fly speed gained from a Fly spell?

A monk's Unarmored Movement class feature increases the monks speed by 10 feet at level 2, and further at higher levels. According to this Sage Advice, this stacks with an Aarakocra monk's fly speed, ...
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Using ranged weapons along with Air Genasi levitate ability

Can an Air Genasi shoot a bow while using their racial levitate? How do the components of this spell work? A bow is a two handed weapon. I'm having a hard time figuring out my options for this Air ...
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If a power references your Speed, can it be your Flight Speed?

My player has a 4e Pixie Monk and his Daily power says he can shift his speed (which on his sheet says Speed 4 Flight 8) and I'm not sure if the card is specific to Speed or can he use his Flight ...
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Can someone flying with winged boots/boots of flying carry someone?

Can a person with winged boots carry another medium size creature, and if so, would it require any checks? I found this info in the DMG, page 214: Winged Boots Wondrous item, uncommon (...
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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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Does Eidolon flight work as the fly spell for running?

I am playing a unchained summoner and took the Inevitable Eidolon sub-type. At 4th level it becomes immune to fatigue and exhaustion. I have selected the fly evolution which grants the Eidolon a fly ...
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What happens when you fail a hover fly check?

The fly skill is clear about when a check is needed, and you cannot perform the intended action if failing the check. Further more, it states if you fail by 5 or more, you pummel to the floor. Try ...
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Can my familiar fly with a small person?

The rulebook states that carrying capacity is the strength score times 15 (lbs). Find familiar allows me to get a hawk, which has a strength score of 5. This results in a carrying capacity of 75 lbs. ...
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Can you magically fly while Paralyzed?

While under the fly spell, if you are paralyzed for whatever reason, are you still able to fly around? Paralyzed A paralyzed character is frozen in place and unable to move or act. A paralyzed ...
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What spaces does a flyer threaten?

Would a small size character hovering above a foe spell caster threaten the square he is in and all squares he could reach with a 5 ft. Step?
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Would Gust of Wind (and other spells) cause flying creature to stall?

Flying creatures need a minimum forward speed to be able to fly. Minimum Forward Speed: If a flying creature fails to maintain its minimum forward speed, it must land at the end of its movement. ...
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Does Hover while flying require any action?

In today's game it came up that combat start so I cast shield and flew towards combat. In the next round I wanted to cast enlarge person which is 1 round, however I was already flying. Clearly I wasn'...
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Does fighting from higher ground grant combat advantage?

Proving a negative is hard. I have been reading several pages from the Rules Compendium, but information about combat advantage is very scattered. I'm specifically interested in flying, but if it's a ...
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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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How does wind affect flying speed of creatures?

Lately my players have been flying quite a lot, so it concerned me if there are more specified rules for flying. Could it be possible to use friendly winds to gain some sort of speed boost? Can wind ...
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Do non-flying creatures fall instantly if moved into the air against their will? [duplicate]

Situation A sorcerer in my party wants to use the cantrip "Lightning Lure" to pull a creature that isn't capable of flying into the sky while concentrating on the "Fly" spell. He uses his Metamagic "...
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Is level five permanent flight overpowered?

So a player has asked whether or not I would allow him to buy permanency flight for his character at level 5. He agreed to put a limitation on it similar to illusory flight, but it would still be a 60 ...
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Does the racial fly skill bonus stack with fly spell bonus?

What happens when you cast fly on a creature that already possess a natural means of flight? Take a creature that has perfect flight, which gives it a +8 racial bonus on fly checks, then cast fly at ...
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Can a creature 5 foot step 'up' if you have a flying speed?

If you have a fly speed, can you 5-foot step directly up? From the Fly skill: Without making a check, a flying creature can remain flying at the end of its turn so long as it moves a distance ...
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How far can an Aarakocra Totem Warrior Barbarian get a grappled target with flying?

Friend of mine picked an Aarakocra Barbarian as his new character, with the Path of the Totem Warrior selected. He's level 7, and has taken Eagle as his level 3 "Totem Spirit", and Bear as his level 6 ...
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What happens to an incapacitated flying mounted creature?

I'm quite curious what would happen in the scenario on a successful incapacitation of a flying mount and its rider mid flight. The spell specifically I'm considering using to to do this is Hypnotic ...
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Does hideous laughter make a flying foe prone and cause the foe to fall?

A witch that's using the flight hex to fly 20 ft. up in the air fails her saving throw against my halfling bard's hideous laughter spell. The spell says that an affected creature collapses into ...
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Does barbarian flight require a foot-hold?

A Totem Warrior Barbarian can gain this at level 14: While raging, you have a flying speed equal to your current walking speed. This benefit works only in short bursts; you fall if you end your ...
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Does armor/encumbrance affect all movement types or just foot speed?

Does wearing armor/encumbrance reduce all types of movement speeds or only your land speed? The armor table only lists for 20 & 30 speeds. The table located in carrying capacity for armor and ...
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Can you keep flying after being Restrained?

If a character with flying is restrained, can he keep flying? Example: some angel is 40ft. in the air. The ranger fires an Ensnaring Strike, which lands on the angel. Can the angel remain 40ft. up in ...
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How can I get working wings for a Paladin Warforged in heroic tier?

I have a level 2 Paladin Warforged, and want to give him wings. His early life/background is Divine Companionship and he worships Pelor. His theme is Ironwrought. He is a tank build. The DM is ...
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what is considered a “fast pace” for flying creatures?

On PHB P 182 it mentions that "While traveling at a fast pace, characters take a - 5 penalty to their passive Wisdom (Perception) scores to notice hidden threats.". It also has a chart for travel ...
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Can a (flying) character choose to fall (voluntarily), and then use a reaction to stop falling before hitting the ground?

As a flying character there are a few scenarios that I'd like to know are valid/RAW, invalid, or up to the DM. Assume in these scenarios that all characters fall at 1000ft/round (this is not up for ...
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How does the Feather Fall spell work on a flying character falling unconscious? What if it's the caster?

Playing a flying race (the only one in the group) and still low level (10hp/13AC), we seem to be encountering many creatures with longbows. I was thinking about somehow getting the feather fall spell (...
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Can a ship fly below an island, or fall onto one?

In Sundered Skies, the core book states (on page 3) that Unknown forces prevent ships from flying over islands unless they travel at least a mile above it. A ship may approch an island's edge but ...
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How much can a pteranodon lift?

I've looked through the Monster Manual for clues but I can't seem to find anything concrete about how much a pteranodon (or any other flying creature for that matter) can lift while flying. They have ...
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Can a close burst attack hit flying creatures?

As a rogue, I used acrobat's blade trick with a magical dagger in an attempt to hit two flying creatures adjacent to me. At the time, the DM let me hit the creatures, although we remain unsure as to ...
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Could a Halfling Warlock Ride a Pseudodragon?

What I would like to know is, can I ride a pseudodragon or get carried ( by its feetclaws) by an Imp. Without taking any attack penalties. Not really looking for cover bonuses. I have a Halfling ...
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Can Alter Self grant you wings to fly?

Alter self can turn your body into anything as long as you basically retain the same body shape. It can even change your weight. Moreover, it can transform you into a member of another race. So, this ...
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Can you use scent to track in the air?

I saw a dragon flying in the air, I am at its approximate height, can I track in the air using the scent ability while flying?