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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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How does a perception check while flying work? Is there a min/max height to fly when scouting?

As a flying character I'm trying to do some aerial recon/scouting and wanted to know how a perception check works (passive and active) while flying. Aside from lightly/heavily obscured (PHB p. 183), ...
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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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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?
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Can I cast Fly on my horse and then ride it?

You touch a willing creature. The target gains a flying speed o f 60 feet for the duration. When the spell ends, the target falls if it is still aloft, unless it can stop the fall. Now, can I ...
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Does Reverse Gravity affect creatures with Flight?

Say a wizard casts reverse gravity, if creatures with Flight are caught in the radius, are they affected by the pull?
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Would flying a grappled character hard into the ground deal them extra falling damage?

Trying to figure out the mechanics of a certain situation. PC grapples enemy and uses a move that doubles movement speed. Following that, a stacked move allows the PC to carry grappled enemy 60 ft ...
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Does taking off or landing require an action or any movement speed?

The following examples I think capture the question: Let's say a Giant Eagle is on the ground, walking. It has a 10 foot movement speed on the ground and an 80 foot flying movement speed. In one ...
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How does the limited flight from the Storm Sorcerer's Tempestuous Magic feature interact with the character's regular movement?

Tempestuous Magic reads: Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, pg. 137 Starting at 1st level, you can use a bonus action on your turn to cause whirling gusts of elemental air to briefly surround you,...
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If you're flying, does dismounting still take a move action?

If you are mounted and are flying, such as under the affects of a fly spell, does dismounting take a move action still? The ride skill seems silent on this, specifically on what actually makes this ...
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Is the flight that a variant Tiefling (SCAG) has game breaking?

A Tiefling variant (SCAG) gains flight at 1st level. Is this game breaking? What kind of problems could this produce? I know that Fly is a 3rd level spell usually granted at 5th level, and draconic-...
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Can a Pixie float over the middle of a pit?

Pixies have an altitude limit of one, meaning they can only ever be one square high when they end their turn. But if the party comes upon something like a chasm or a large pit, can the Pixie end ...
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How does flight work in 13th age?

I have been looking through the rules and online for what flight does when used in combat, and can't seem the find the answer. I'm getting the impression that it is more meant to be descriptive than ...
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Does moving away from under a flying opponent provoke an opportunity attack?

If a rogue with flying ends their turn 5 ft above someone, does that mean the target cannot move without provoking an attack of opportunity (and thus, a potential Sneak Attack)? The two parties are ...
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How fast can a dragon fly?

I'm plotting an adventure where the PCs are carried by a dragon from one place to another and I've no idea how long it will take/how far they can go as they're being pursued by the villains and I don'...
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Can Fire Storm be used against flying creatures?

Can the cleric level 7 spell fire storm be used against creatures/humanoids that are flying say 50' off the ground or can it only be used against creatures on the ground?
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When using Fly and you're knocked out, do you fall?

I was running my game today and came across a situation which got the group into a heated debate. What happened was the witch was flying along using their fly hex 20 feet up in the air and got knocked ...
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Flight, Gliding, and Falling

In working with Race Creation (Advanced Race Guide), I saw the movement trait Gliding wings. I want to know, if the race has Wings and the flight movement trait, ergo natural flight speed, do they ...
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Turning radius of a flying thing in D&D 3.5

I am trying to turn the 3.5e SRD's degrees-of-turn-per-feet-of-game-movement numbers (such as 45 degrees of turn per 5' of movement with 45 degrees of maximum turn per square for a creature classed ...
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Can you charge while using non-standard movement like flying?

Flying is a common ability in Pathfinder; so is using special attack options like charging. What's not clear is when they're used together. Are you able to charge while flying? Can you do so while ...
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What is the prone state for a winged flying create in D&D supposed to correspond to? [closed]

In D&D (all editions I know of, which'd be 2e, 3.5e, and 5e although 1e and 4e answers would be helpful to understand the evolution of this), a flying character can be knocked Prone, which causes ...
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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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Can I make a dive attack with a bow?

Improved draconic wings states that: You can make a dive attack. A dive attack works like a charge(...). You can make a dive attack only when wielding a piercing weapon. Since the bow deals ...
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Can a cloak be used to hide someone's wings?

I have a character with dragon wings and I would like to make a dramatic entrance with her in the game. Are there rules that specify whether wings can be hidden under a cloak? If so, where? When I ...
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Looking for an RPG portraying dogfights and fighter pilots [closed]

I have been playing a lot of Wings of War (rebranded Wings of Glory) and Ace Patrol recently. I'm looking for a roleplaying game that captures the feel and the complexity, but also the speed and ...
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Do I draw opportunity attacks when my mount uses flyby?

I am a forest gnome ranger under the beast master archetype. If I have a flying mount with flyby, like the pteranodon, do I still draw opportunity attacks while riding it?
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Does a paralyzed druid in air elemental form using whirlwind fall down from the sky?

I assume Yes, but can't find an answer in Pathfinder rules.
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Flying in Medium/Heavy Armor

I was looking at the movement modes on the pfsrd and couldn't figure out if there are any changes to flight speeds or anything else that might happen while wearing heavy or medium armor. I mean, ...
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Building a complete blind-flying system for 3.5e flying mounts [closed]

What ways are there to go about building a safe, reliable system to allow the flying mounts in D&D 3.5e to "fly blind" (i.e. in clouds, fog, rain, and snow, day and night) between preset ...
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What happens when a flying creature is knocked prone?

As per the title. The specific example I'm thinking of is an Archer Battle Master Fighter using Trip Attack on a Druid shapeshifted into an Air Elemental floating 120 feet off the ground. If the ...
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Can you intentionally fail a skill check?

This comes up to me in the context of the 3.x/PF/d20 Fly skill, even when I simply read about it: Can you intentionally fail a Fly skill check, or any other skill check for that matter, if you, or ...
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Can a flying character have the Prone status? Do they have to “stand up” if they have a flight ability?

Mutants and Masterminds 2E uses the standard d20 system definition of Prone, as follows. Prone: The character is lying on the ground. He suffers a –4 penalty on melee attack rolls. Opponents ...
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What are the best ways to gain flight?

I have spent some time looking into the various methods of flying and there are many and they are varied. So I'm asking others for their opinions on this matter. A comrade and myself are both ...
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How can a werewolf fly?

How can I make my werewolf fly? I feel like flying is within scope for things I expect a werewolf to be able to do, given enough XP. I had thought that Mother Luna's second dot gift "anybeast" could ...
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Can a prone or unconscious character with 'Winged Boots' equipped still be safe from crashing?

According to DMG p.47+: A flying creature can crash under certain conditions, e.g. being knocked prone while flying. Crashing itself is descried as falling and taking damage. The item 'Winged Boots' ...
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Is there a list of playable races with a fly speed?

Essentially I'm looking for a list of playable races and creatures that have flight to begin with. I know of a few with no LA, but I'm also looking for anything from LA +1 to +3 I'd say. More ...
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A few questions about mounts

One of my players who is playing a warden uses a griffin as a mount. Besides being able to fly, he also gains a lot bigger range than his regular move speed is. This seems a huge advantage to me and I ...
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What happens when you trip a flying target with Good or Perfect maneuverability?

According to the Rule Compendium, "A winged creature can be tripped, and if it is, it falls as if it didn’t maintain its minimum forward speed." (P. 145) But if the target has good or perfect ...
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What are the rules of using a ranged weapon while flying?

What are the rules (if any) on ranged weapons while flying? (I'd assume that the rules would be similar to using ranged weapons while running, but I just want to know if there are any actual rules on ...
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Does Savage World have flying rules?

The title pretty much sums up the question. I don't have any of the books but I specifically want the rules as they might apply to a fantasy setting and players (not sure if there are any rules that ...