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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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Do the Scout’s skirmish benefits trigger from the Benign Transposition spell being cast on the Scout?

The Scout class from Complete Adventurer (p. 12) gets skirmish benefits in any round after she moves at least 10 feet. The Spell Compendium includes Benign Transposition (p. 27), which swaps the ...
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Does forced movement trigger the effects of the Prismatic Wall spell?

The Prismatic Wall spell says: When a creature attempts to reach into or pass through the wall ... A creature forced through the wall (by whatever means) is not “attempt[ing] to ... pass through ...
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Can a character or monster move a grappled enemy to another space in its reach without dragging them? [duplicate]

The rules on "Grappling", specifically the "Moving a Grappled Target" section of the PHB (page 195) reads: When you move, you can drag or carry the grappled creature with you, but your speed is ...
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How much can a grappler with reach move a grappled creature inside its reach?

This is a follow up from this question about whether a grapple can be released by the grappler at any distance within its reach. A creature with a 15' reach is grappling a creature with a 5' reach. ...
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Can you shove a friendly creature?

This came up in a session recently, and we couldn't really decide on how this would work. Basically, I wanted to move through an ally's square, and then shove them backward... so I could move up to ...
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How does moving a grappled creature work?

Only relevant rule as far as I can tell (pg. 195). Moving a Grappled Creature. When you move, you can drag or carry the grappled creature with you, but your speed is halved, unless the creature is ...
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What would a mounted creature, or one steering a vehicle, do if affected by the harpy’s Luring Song?

What would a mounted creature, or one steering a vehicle, do if affected by the harpy’s Luring Song? Would the creature dismount/leave the vehicle and proceed to the harpy under their own power? Or ...
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Can thunderwave push upwards?

Imagine this scenario: You are a 2nd level wizard of the evocation school. Someone messed up (may have been you, but let's not point fingers) and you are now surrounded by enemies. Then you have a ...
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Can the Battle Master fighter's Pushing Attack maneuver be used to pull someone past you towards your allies?

I have a Battle Master Fighter with the Pushing Attack maneuver. It states that you can push someone 15 feet away from you. Would that include also behind you as well, since you would be pushing them ...
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Can those paralyzed by the Hold Person spell be forcibly moved?

Can a character shove a paralyzed person, forcing them to move? Similarly, could a sorcerer cast the cantrip Gust to force the paralyzed person to move (without a Strength save)?
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If a warlock with the Repelling Blast invocation casts Eldritch Blast and hits, must the targets always be pushed back?

If a warlock with the Repelling Blast eldritch invocation casts eldritch blast and hits, must the targets always be pushed back? Or can you choose not to push back the target?
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Can the druid cantrip Thorn Whip really defeat a water weird this easily?

Water weirds (MM, p. 299) have the Water Bound trait: The water weird dies if it leaves the water to which it is bound or if that water is destroyed. If a water weird is fewer than 10 feet from ...
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Can a creature with a Burrow speed drag another creature into the ground with it? [closed]

As a follow-up to this thread, I have a couple of additional questions about creature with burrow speeds, and grappling/swallowing/suffocating hapless adventurers. To help answer this question, here ...
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Does the Charger feat's special shove allow both a push and knocking prone at the same time?

The Combat chapter of the PHB (p. 195-196) has this to say about shoving a creature: Using the Attack action, you can make a special melee attack to shove a creature, either to knock it prone or ...
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What counts as willing movement?

So this is something I just found out about that I find odd: Opportunity attacks—trigger off of movement that uses the creatures movement (action, move action, bonus action, reaction.) Sentinel—...
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Does moving a grappler away from its target break the grapple? [duplicate]

I had an unclear situation in one of my sessions. A monster grappled a PC adjacent to him. In the next turn, a PC cast Gust on the monster. After failing its strength check the monster was moved away ...
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Can I drag a grappled creature and release it after moving half of my speed, then move the remainder of my speed?

The grappling rules state: Moving a Grappled Creature. When you move, you can drag or carry the grappled creature with you, but your speed is halved, unless the creature is two or more sizes ...
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If one PC uses Bigby's Hand to carry another character through a cluster of enemies, does that movement provoke attacks of opportunity?

The PHB would seem to indicate that no, this lets them pass through without provoking opportunity attacks. (The hand is moving between enemies, not trying to shove them.) From the description of ...
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Does shoving a creature break its grapple on another?

A situation came up in my session where a fighter used his Shield Master Shove feature to shove a Giant Crocodile that was currently restraining another PC using it's bite+grapple ability. I did a ...
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Can you vary how far Lightning Lure pulls the target toward you?

In the description of lightning lure (SCAG, p. 143), it says: You create a lash of lightning energy that strikes at one creature of your choice that you can see within range. The target must ...
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What happens if the Lightning Lure cantrip is cast on a target that's already within 5 feet?

What happens if I cast Lightning Lure on a creature that's already within 5 feet of me? Do they still get pulled 10 feet toward me (and in this case collide with me) and do they suffer the damage if ...
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Can I grapple someone and drag them while riding on my horse? [duplicate]

Can I ride up to an enemy on my horse, grapple him and then drag him using the horses half movement speed?
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If one character is grappling another, will they be pulled by a third character casting Thorn Whip?

My Fighter NPC and a Barbarian PC were prone, and the Fighter had the Barbarian grappled. A PC Druid then used thorn whip (PHB, p. 282) to pull the Fighter. Do both the Fighter and Barbarian get ...
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Does a creature have to make the Prismatic Wall's layer saves if it's forcibly moved there?

Many areas of effect, like wall of fire, do damage to creatures when they enter it. One side of the wall deals 5d8 fire damage to a creature that [...] enters the wall for the first time on a turn. ...
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Does pushing someone into difficult terrain require extra “movement”?

The Way of the Open Hand monk gets the Open Hand Technique feature at 3rd level, which allows the following effect as one of the options when using Flurry of Blows: Whenever you hit a creature with ...
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If I am grappled by an enemy with 10' + reach, how does our movement work?

Inspired by: If you are grappled by a creature with 10'+ reach, can you make a ranged attack without disadvantage? Also related, but targets a standard 5' reach: When you grapple an enemy, where ...
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Does the movement from Infestation count as willing?

I know that infestation movement does not provoke opportunity attacks. However, I have a different question: Does the movement caused by the infestation spell trigger the extra damage of booming ...
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If a creature is moved through a prismatic wall multiple times is it affected multiple times?

Most similar spells like wall of fire have descriptions that specifically prevent a creature from being dealt the spell's damage multiple times per turn, but prismatic wall is worded differently. As ...
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Can you shove (Attack Action), attack (Extra Attack) and use Polearm Master's bonus action attack?

Question about the Polearm Master Feat. The first bullet point says (PHB, p. 168, bold added): When you take the Attack action and attack with only a glaive, halberd, or quarterstaff, you can ...
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Turning while holding a grappled enemy, Action or movement?

So the question here is based on this scenario: I've successfully grappled an enemy. Now surrounding me is bramble. If I turn and pull the enemy through the brambles around me, does it cost movement ...
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Can Spider Climb negate Gust of Wind?

Spider Climb allows a PC to walk, using just their feet (no hands) up vertical surfaces and on ceilings. It is heavily implied that the user's feet have some magical attraction to the surface they ...
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Is allowing Shot On The Run with a net to bag and drag a target in one turn overpowered?

So I am running a 9th-level 3.5e campaign for a mix of new and old players. Since not everyone has a handbook, I've been keeping generally to the SRD rule base, since all my players can look them up. ...
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Can I trigger an Opportunity Attack by forcing an opponent to move out of my reach?

If I cause an opponent to leave my reach with an ability, spell, or effect can I use my reaction to take an Opportunity Attack against them?
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If a PC Levitates an opponent away, does the PC get an Opportunity Attack against them? [duplicate]

As we understand Levitation, even involuntary movement by an opponent can trigger an Opportunity Attack. Does that mean that even the wizard who cast the spell get an Opportunity Attack against an ...
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Would an ally get an Opportunity Attack if I were to knock an enemy towards them? [duplicate]

Coming Sunday a party member and myself will be facing off against a wizard/warlock and some cultists. The session last week ended on the Paladin initiating combat by jumping towards the warlock by ...
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Would a frightened, fleeing creature be considered moving willingly?

If I were to cast a spell on a creature that causes it to become frightened of me and spend all of its movement getting away from me, would that count as "moving willingly" for the purpose of ...
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How does forced movement reduction interact with “destination-oriented” forced movement?

Dwarfs have a forced movement reduction of 1: Stand Your Ground: When an effect forces you to move — through a pull, a push, or a slide — you can move 1 square less than the effect specifies. ...
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What happens when you move back after restraining a foe with a Rope of Entanglement?

A character wielding the Rope of Entanglement can restrain an enemy within 20ft from him. Once the enemy is restrained, if the character then moves back, what would happen (assuming the foe was at ...
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Can you (non)magically push yourself?

Some spells, like Gust, can push a target to a specified distance (ex: 5 ft for Gust). Some physical effects, like the Battlemaster pushing attack or the default Shove push, can also push a target. ...
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Does forcing a Vampire indoors count as an invitation?

On page 297 of the Monster Manual under the Vampire's Vampire Weaknesses section, it says: Forbiddance. The vampire can't enter a residence without an invitation from one of the occupants. If a ...
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Can you maintain a grapple while on a moving mount?

You are mounted and you are currently grappling an opponent. Can you maintain the grapple on the opponent, and thus dragging him with you, when your mount is moving?
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Can you grapple-drag someone out of a grapple?

You are grappled by an enemy. You cannot move (Grappled Condition), though he could move you. Moving a Grappled Creature. When you move, you can drag or carry the grappled creature with you, but ...
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Does the Goblin Boss's Redirect Attack provoke an opportunity attack?

The Goblin Boss's Redirect Attack (MM 166) uses a reaction to switch places with another goblin. Redirect Attack. When a creature the goblin can see targets it with an attack, the goblin chooses ...
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Can spells that push enemies around provoke oppurtunity attacks? [duplicate]

Just as the title says, if I cast repelling blast or some other spell that pushes a single enemy away from one of my melee groupies, would that provide an opportunity attack if there was a DM who ...
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Can I knock someone back if their speed is zero?

If someone is restrained by the entangle spell making their speed zero, can I knock them back with spells like thunderwave or thunderous smite?