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What happens if you pull something with the Pulse Wave spell at a range of less than 15 feet?

The description of the Pulse Wave spell (EGtW, p. 188) states the following: [...] every creature that fails the save is either pulled 15 feet toward you or pushed 15 feet away from you, depending on ...
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Can I push myself away from me? [duplicate]

In their extensive comments on this answer, V2Blast explains that including yourself in the area of effect of a thunderwave is possible, but asks, perhaps rhetorically, why one would ever want to. ...
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Can I smite somebody so hard they pop out the side of a Forcecage?

The relevant part of Forcecage is: [...] creating a solid barrier that prevents any matter from passing through it [...] [...] any creature that is completely inside the cage's area is trapped. A ...
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Can an Arcane Hand be pushed?

In our last session, the party was in a large ice cavern which the adult white dragon boss monster was attempting to enter through a tunnel that was just wide enough for itself. The party evoker had ...
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Can the Crusher feat push enemies off cliffs?

One of the benefits of the Crusher feat from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 79) reads as follows: Once per turn, when you hit a creature with an attack that deals bludgeoning damage, you can move ...
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Can you unhorse a rider using involuntary movement? [duplicate]

Imagine a rider on a horse. Imagine the rider is hit with involuntary movement. Will the rider be unhorsed? At first, when contemplating this question I inferred that a rider must be grappling the ...
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Does the weight of the grapplee factor into the speed the grappler can drag them? [duplicate]

Does the weight of the grapplee (the one being grappled) factor into the speed the grappler can drag them? Or conversely, is a low strength grappler limited by their dragging/listing capacity when ...
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When forced away, can I move towards the caster, if my net distance away ends up greater than had I not?

This concerns all forced movement, but is especially relevant for spells like Dissonant Whispers, that caveat how the creature moves. The relevant text for this sort of spell is quoted below: The ...
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Dissonant whispers targeting a mounted combatant

When a mounted target of Dissonant Whispers fails its saving throw, can it use its reaction to move the mount and itself away from the caster, or does it use its reaction to move on its own, ...
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Can you target yourself with the third benefit of the Telekinetic feat to act as a "Disengage" by moving you away from an enemy?

The third benefit of the Telekinetic feat states (Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, page 81): As a bonus action, you can try to telekinetically shove one creature you can see within 30 feet of you. ...
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Spike growth with forced movement

I am playing a level 5 warlock that is pact of the genie (dao) with the Repelling Blast, Grasp of Hadar, and lance of lethargy Eldritch Invocations. I cast spike growth centered on an enemy. On my ...
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Mage hand, forced movement, and riding vehicles

The spell Mage Hand requires an action to move, which implies that it does not automatically move with the caster. The hand also disappears if it moves beyond 30 feet of the caster. [...] The hand ...
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Can I move a grappled creature so that they precede me towards a destination, rather than following behind?

Background In a comment on this answer, user V2Blast suggests that you could circumnavigate* a creature, then push them into a hazard. This would enable moving a grappled creature into a hazard ...
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Is Lightning Lure like a tractor beam?

Lightning Lure says (among other things): The target must succeed on a Strength saving throw or be pulled up to 10 feet in a straight line toward you... "In a straight line" here leads to ...
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Does a creature turned by an Oath of the Watchers paladin's Abjure the Extraplanar ability have to move away, even if it means it will take damage?

Does a creature turned by an Oath of the Watchers paladin's Channel Divinity option Abjure the Extraplanar have to move away, even if it means it will take damage? Suppose a fiend is on the edge of a ...
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How can solo Crusher Swarmkeeper best leverage forced movement?

The Swarmkeeper¹ Ranger’s Gathering Swarm¹ feature applies one of three effects to one attack each round, one of which is forcing the target of the attack to move 15 feet if they fail a Strength save. ...
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When casting Infestation as an opportunity attack with the War Caster feat, how does the forced movement affect the targets turn?

With the War Caster feat, you are allowed to cast a spell as a reaction when a target provokes an opportunity attack. The infestation cantrip states that the creature moves 5 feet in a random ...
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If I cast the Levitate spell on another creature, how much control do I have over the target's height in the air?

If I cast levitate on a creature, then stop concentrating on the spell while the creature is in the air, the creature would slowly float down to the ground, according to the spell description. Say I ...
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Can the use of the Crusher feat enable a Sling to force 5 feet of movement on a hit target?

Feat: Crusher (UA is identical to released content for the following quote.) Once per turn, when you hit a creature with an attack that deals bludgeoning damage, you can move it 5 feet to an ...
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Does Flame Stride activate when you are moved against your will?

The latest Unearthed Arcana includes a spell Flame Stride: The billowing flames of a dragon cover your feet, granting you explosive speed. For the duration, your speed increases by 20 feet and moving ...
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What does the Swarmkeeper mean by "horizontal"?

The Ranger Swarmkeeper Gathered Swarm has 2 ability's that can force horizontal movement. But how do they work? The attack's target must succeed on a Strength saving throw against your spell save DC ...
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If you force creature into the Snare spell square does it activate?

Snare is a spell that activates when The trap triggers when a Small creature or larger moves into the area protected by the spell. Would forced movement via the Thornwhip cantrip snare the foe?
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How does Investiture of Stone interact with Meld into Stone?

While this is primarily a druid spell combination, the Arcana Cleric, Divine Soul Sorcerer, and Genie Warlock subclasses all have access to both spells as well. The 3rd-level spell Meld into Stone ...
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Does forced movement break Grabbed from Grapple/Grab?

It's the age-old question. The all-powerful-wizard seems about to be eaten and didn't prepare a spell to escape. Fighterbro wants to save the fool day by punting grapplemon the grapple monster (or the ...
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Can you use the Telekinetic feat from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything to break grapples?

With the new 5e book, Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, there exists a new feat, Telekinetic (emphasis mine): You learn to move things with your mind, granting you the following benefits... As a bonus ...
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What happens when you have a creature grappled and use the Bait and Switch Maneuver to move 5 feet away from the creature?

The Bait and Switch Maneuver (Battlemaster Fighter feature): Bait and Switch. When you're within 5 feet of a creature on your turn, you can expend one superiority die and switch places with that ...
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What happens when you use the Telekinetic shove from Tasha's when flying directly above your target? [closed]

The feat says that "the target must succeed on a Strength saving throw (DC 8 + your proficiency bonus + the ability modifier of the score increased by this feat) or be moved 5 feet toward or away ...
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Does the Telekinetic feat from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything use the size limit on shoving found in the PHB?

So I know it takes your bonus action instead of your action and can't make people prone, but does the limit on size class for a normal shove also apply to the shove with Telekinetic?
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Does the Psi Warrior Fighter's Telekinetic Movement feature allow you to move a grappled or restrained willing creature?

Telekinetic Movement. You can move an object or a creature with your mind. As an action, you target one loose object that is Large or smaller or one willing creature, other than yourself. If you can ...
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Can a character move a creature into an empty space that would require it to squeeze?

Page 192 of the Player's Handbook has rules for squeezing: A creature can squeeze through a space that is large enough for a creature one size smaller than it. Thus, a Large creature can squeeze ...
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Can a grappling creature cause a prone creature it is grappling to be unprone? [duplicate]

If my character is grappling a creature who has been knocked prone, that creature can't stand back up unless they succeed in first breaking free of the grapple. Do the rules for moving a grappled ...
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Dungeon Crasher vs Wall of Bones

The life of a dungeoncrasher is hard, especially if your dm has ruled that you can't (or you see as too easy to) crash against the floor. Sometimes, you find yourself in an endless plain and need ...
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Do grappled/grappling creatures bypass Ballbearings/Caltrops?

Ballbearings/Caltrops requires a dex save or fall prone/take damage unless you move at half speed. Moving with a Grappled Creature your speed is halved. Mechanically, does this count as moving half ...
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Does immunity to piercing damage make you immune to the pull effect of the Thorn Whip spell?

The description of the thorn whip cantrip says: You create a long, vine-like whip covered in thorns that lashes out at your command toward a creature in range. Make a melee spell attack against the ...
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Do the pushing effects of the Battle Master fighter's Pushing Attack maneuver and the Swords bard's Mobile Flourish stack on the same attack?

Do the pushing effects of the Battle Master fighter's Pushing Attack maneuver and the College of Swords bard's Mobile Flourish stack on the same attack? Assuming the target fails the Strength save ...
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How does forced movement on someone else's turn interact with willing movement on one's turn?

Movement speed is apparently per round, not per turn. So let's say character A walks 30 feet, their full movement speed, during their turn. Then character B casts a spell which forces character A to ...
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Can a character dodge/fly if they use up all their speed?

There's something about the language in the rules for Dodging and Flying that confuses me. In both cases, both can only performed so long as the character's Speed is not 'reduced to 0'. By that logic, ...
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One PC Grappling multiple creatures [duplicate]

In my D&D 5e campaign I'm playing a Barbarian that I've focused on grappling and pulling enemies around the battlefield. Can I grapple multiple enemies at once, one in each hand for example? If I ...
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What does the spell Compelled Duel actually do?

After reading through the description of the spell compelled duel, it seems as though the spell does not actually say what it does with respect to restricting the movement of the target creature. Let'...
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Are there any official rules for the exact meaning of the phrase "when the target willingly moves" in Booming Blade? [duplicate]

The Booming Blade cantrip's secondary effect states that "[the target] becomes sheathed in booming energy until the start of your next turn. If the target willingly moves before then, it immediately ...
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How far can you drag a grappled, heavy opponent?

A mostly theoretical rules question. Assume a Medium creature ("Grappler") has grappled another Medium creature ("Heavyweight"). For unimportant reasons, Heavyweight is very heavy- heavier than ...
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Can you pull the same enemy multiple times with Grasp of Hadar?

Based on the setting explained by KorvinStarmast in this question, I'd like to know if you can pull someone more than once with Eldritch Blast + Grasp of Hadar if you hit him with multiple blasts (...
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Can you throw yourself off your mount?

The mounted combat rules for normal ("safe") dismounting are as follows: Once during your move, you can [...] dismount. Doing so costs an amount of movement equal to half your speed. Some external ...
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Does a character with the Sentinel feat whose opportunity attack hits an enemy, forced to move by Dissonant Whispers, have to stop the enemy?

The first benefit of the Sentinel feat (PHB, p. 169-170) says: When you hit a creature with an opportunity attack, the creature’s speed becomes 0 for the rest of the turn. Situation: A ...
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If a creature starts their turn in another's space, are they forced to move out? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question: Can a Druid pull a target through other creatures with Thorn Whip? That Q&A concludes that it is possible for two creatures to unwillingly share the same space; for ...
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If you are pushed out of Evard's black tentacles while restrained, are you still restrained?

In our game, a monster was restrained by a party member's spell, Evard's Black Tentacles. The wording of the spell is: ...the creature must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or take 3d6 ...
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Can forced movement expel a creature restrained by the spell Web?

Would the thorn whip cantrip pluck someone out of a web spell? Could a gust of wind spell push a creature out of the sticky mass of webbing?
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Does Repelling Blast remove the restrained condition if used on the restrainer?

If I repelling blast someone who is restraining a party member and knock them back 10 feet does it end the restrained condition? Or does it knock the player that is restrained 10 feet back too? The ...
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Falling after being Knocked Prone on a Slope

I'm setting up a trap for my players. They will be entering a tunnel with a rather steep section - steep enough to require climb checks to avoid falling but not so steep it can't be counted as "...
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Can the Thorn Whip cantrip lift the target 10 feet into the air?

Can the thorn whip cantrip lift the target 10 feet into the air? I can’t find any reason that casting thorn whip from above wouldn’t cause an extra d6 of falling damage. This isn’t that difficult to ...
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