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Are creatures caught in a Tsunami spell moved vertically as well?

Joe the Barbarian was at ground level when he was caught in an enemy's Tsunami spell. The wave is as high as the spell allows. Is Joe automatically moved to the air-water interface at the top of the ...
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Can a Path of the Giant Barbarian's Mighty Impel throw a target into the air and make it fall?

The Path of the Giant Mighty Impel says: As a bonus action while raging, you can choose one Medium or smaller creature within your reach and move it to an unoccupied space you can see within 30 feet ...
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Does being lifted 10 feet into the air and then dropped count as "moving into or within the area" of Spike Growth?

Let's say that an enemy creature is standing in the center of the area of effect of the Spike Growth spell, which states: The ground in a 20-foot radius centered on a point within range twists and ...
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In 5e, If I am Shoved or pushed, have I moved?

Spurred from another similar question: The Eldritch Invocation, One with Shadows states (emphasis mine) When you are in an area of dim light or darkness, you can use your action to become invisible ...
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Turn Undead vs. Champion Challenge

An interesting situation happened last night during our 4th-level party's exploration of Chult, where wandering monsters really don't care about your party level or whether or not they are an ...
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Would a Command spell cause a target to teleport away? [duplicate]

My 9th level Bard character failed his save against a Command to Flee, which states that "The target spends its turn moving away from you by the fastest available means." Would that include ...
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How to calculate Friendfetch spell force vs grappled DC?

The rules for Pathfinder 2 say something like "if forced movement would break the grappled condition it has to pass the DC (either athletics for grabber or thievery for rope)". The ...
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Can this Pact Hag power make the target move?

So in D&D 4e, Monster Manual 3, there's the Pact Hag (p.108). One of their attacks is the Compelling staff. The description says this: "Hit: 1d6 + 5 damage, and the target makes a melee basic ...
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Do spells that push away or pull towards slide along diagonals?

Thorn Whip, for example, states: you pull the creature up to 10 feet closer to you. What happens when this pull would run into something and in order to get 'closer' to you it would need to slide ...
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Does forced movement free someone from telekenesis' grip?

I was thinking about a team that was pushing and pulling folks into hazards. I'm wondering if an eldritch blast that pushes the enemy will synergize with a teammate using the telekenesis spell, or if ...
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In the One D&D Character Origins Playtest, does a grapple end if you shove the grappler away from you?

Say Alice grapples Bob. Bob then shoves Alice and pushes them 5 feet away. Which of the following occurs? A. The shove pushes the grappler out of range, breaking the grapple. B. Alice drags Bob with ...
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How do on-hit pushback effects interact with multiattacks?

Do "on-hit" effects which allow you to push a creature backwards get decided immediately when you roll the hit? Or after all attack rolls are made for multiattacks? If you have to decide ...
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Forcibly running into an enemy during movement

Playing 5e. Can you make an attack and then use your movement to charge an enemy, knocking him over, pushing him back, or otherwise harrowing him to help your teammate? Seems totally logical. I slice ...
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Can a monk push a banshee?

Can an Open Hand Monk push/shove a Banshee using Flurry of Blows, in spite of all of the banshee's condition immunities and features (i.e.: grappled, prone, hover, incorporeal, etc.)?
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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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What spells/effects will cause a creature to "willingly move"?

As the title says, I'm looking for spells/effects that will cause creatures to move, like one of the effects from the Confusion spell. This is different than "forced movement" like a push/...
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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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How does the Whirlpool application of the Control Water spell work?

As written, the Whirlpool option of the control water spell says: Whirlpool. This effect requires a body of water at least 50 feet square and 25 feet deep. You cause a whirlpool to form in the center ...
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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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