Questions tagged [grapple]

For questions about grappling — wrestling, or engaging in unarmed, nonlethal combat where the goal is often to incapacitate, restrain, or pin rather than kill one's opponent. Some systems may also refer to this as grabbing.

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Can a mimic attack while grappling?

Suppose that a mimic has grappled character A, and character B is standing ten feet away (within reach) shooting it with a bow. Can the mimic make opportunity attacks on character B? Can the mimic ...
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Do the prone or restrained conditions grant other creatures advantage on special melee attacks like grapples?

The description of the prone condition says: A prone creature's only movement option is to crawl, unless it stands up and thereby ends the condition. The creature has disadvantage on attack ...
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How would one throw an unwilling creature?

My bugbear barbarian, who can lift about double the weight of a wolf, wanted to throw the wolf at a second wolf. How would we go about doing that given existing rules options?
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Grappling effect on Feather Fall

In creating a minor villain who uses feather fall to escape, I considered the possibility that a PC might try to tackle(grapple) them as they descended. It wasn't clear that this situation is ...
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Does a froghemoth's grapple attack prevent characters attacking it?

The froghemoth from Volo's Guide to Monsters has a tentacle attack that can grapple a target from 20ft away. Grappling means that a targets speed is reduced to 0. Does that mean that characters cannot ...
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Who wins a Grapple contest if the checks tie?

A Grapple is performed by: you try to seize the target by making a grapple check instead of an attack roll: a Strength (Athletics) check contested by the target’s Strength (Athletics) or Dexterity (...
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Does grapple end the Invisibility spell for the grappler?

I was looking through the Sage Advice Compendium when I noticed this: When you make a Strength (Athletics) check to grapple or shove someone, are you making an attack roll? Again, the answer is no. ...
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Can you Grapple a Creature that has already Grappled you?

Suppose an ettercap sneaks up on Bob the Barbarian whom is trailing his group and attacks him with a web garrote, inflicting Bob with the Grappled condition. Normally this is to the ettercap's ...
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Does a creature who just escaped from a grapple and then moves provoke an attack of opportunity?

The PHB p195 (Escaping a Grapple) describes how to break free from the condition but, once free, I assume the grappled creature stays where they are, on a threatened square and therefore attack of ...
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Is a Bugbear's Long Limbed reach also applied to shoves and grapples?

In this question, I have been told the difference between a "melee attack" (which, if I understand correctly, Shoves and Grapples are) and a "melee weapon attack" (which they are not). A Bugbear's ...
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Do Grapple attacks against Blinded creatures automatically succeed?

In 5e, Blindness is described in the PHB as: A blinded creature can't see and automatically fails any ability check that requires sight. Attack rolls against the creature have advantage, and ...
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Do you get Advantage when Grappling against Blinded creatures?

In 5e, the Blinded condition is described in the PHB p.290 as: A blinded creature can't see and automatically fails any ability check that requires sight. Attack rolls against the creature have ...
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Can Battle Master maneuvers also apply to special attacks?

Battle Master maneuvers can give to-hit modifiers, attack advantages, damage bonuses and various effects to regular attacks. My question is : can they do the same for Shoves (trips & pushes) and ...
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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 moving a grappled opponent while mounted reduce your mount's speed?

When you move a grappled opponent, your speed is halved. However, while mounted, your mount is moving you. Is your mount's speed halved when you move a grappled opponent ?
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Can an Otyugh use Tentacle Slam twice per turn?

The statblock for the Otyugh in the Monster Manual (p. 248) says: Multiattack. The otyugh makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its tentacles. Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to ...
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What happens when a grappled character's grappler gets pinned?

My character was grappled by an opponent. An ally joined the grapple to help me and succesfully pinned the opponent. What happens to my character? automatically freed from grapple, i.e. no longer ...
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Can I release a grapple then grapple another target with Bigbys hand? [duplicate]

First turn i gapple a target with Bigbys hand. On my next turn can I move the hand 30 feet, release the target, and grapple another target?
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Can I drag someone off a cliff while I have him grappled? [duplicate]

After I grapple a foe can I drag him off a cliff or do I have to push/shove him at the end?
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Can I attack with Bigby's hand while grappling someone with Bigbys hand?

Can I grapple someone with Bigbys hand, and then on the next turn attack a different target with Bigbys hand,while still grappling the first target.
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Can a Monk have a Flurry of Blows while in control of a grapple?

Can an Unchained Monk use Flurry of Blows while in control of a grapple? I think one can, due to this FAQ, but I'm not certain, as the source link goes nowhere. This Grappling Flowchart implies that ...
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How can a halfling wrestle the tarrasque?

Against a typical foe that's two or more size categories bigger than the attacker's own, a typical attacker's attempt to grapple stops at Step 3: Hold because the attacker "automatically lose[s] an ...
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Does a Druid in Wild Shape need hands to grapple?

The rules for grappling say "using at least one free hand", but there are plenty of examples of creatures that grapple without hands--Giant Toad and Octopus, Giant Constrictor Snake, etc., and many of ...
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PC is grappled. Is there chance another PC (in melee combat) will hit him instead of the grappling enemy?

The PC is grappled by a creature (here a chuul). Another player is in melee combat. Does the PC have to roll anything to determine if he hits the PC or chuul?
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Can a warlock activate Eldritch Blast while grappled? If so, are there any penalties?

We have a warlock who is successfully grappled by a vine monster. Can the warlock attack with eldritch blast?
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Does this combo give 4d6 sneak attack damage at level three while grappling?

I'm making a level three character for a new campaign, and think I might have stumbled upon a way of getting 4d6 sneak attack damage at level three while dealing damage while grappling. My character ...
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Can you attack with a weapon when you grapple? [duplicate]

After a successful grapple, can you make an attack with melee weapons, ie dagger(s) or shortsword(s)? Or are you left with continuing the grapple vs ending it? I'm not sure how best to describe it so ...
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Is grabbing an opponent's arms to prevent casting within the “scope” 5e's combat?

Recently, my players faced off against an enemy spellcaster. During the fight, the barbarian stated that it was his intention to grab the spellcaster in a bearhug, pinning his arms to his sides to ...
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What is the most optimal grappling character build in DnD 5e? [closed]

After reading this question on creating a grappling fighter in Pathfinder, I got to thinking about how something similar could be created in DnD 5e. As with the linked question, I am hoping to play ...
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How many tentacles can an octopus use to constrict how many targets?

Lets say I am a wild shaped octopus that possesses the Grab special ability on each of my eight tentacles. Do the rules state that I can only grab and constrict one time (assuming I do not release)? ...
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Underwater tug-of-war

The question: My friend's character is helpless underwater (a sea hag reduced his STR to 0), and is being dragged away by an octopus (that just inked the area) and has him grappled. Can my character ...
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What happens when a weasel attaches?

The dire weasel (MM 65) and the weasel (MM 282) have the special attack attach, which says If [the creature] hits with a bite attack, it uses its powerful jaws to latch onto the opponent’s body and ...
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Can a warlock use one of their Thirsting Blade attacks to grapple or shove?

As a Warlock with the Thirsting Blade Invocation, can I replace one of the Attacks with my pact weapon with a Grapple/Shove? The only wording difference between Thirsting Blade and Extra attack is: "...
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What traits will help a tetori monk grapple better?

I'm looking for some help to pick the best traits for my PC in a Rise of the Runelords campaign. The GM's allowed my tetori monk to take three traits. I want to use them to ramp up my PC's Combat ...
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Barbed Devil as grappler vs. Medium PCs

I'm preparing an encounter with devils, and I was reading the Barbed Devil entry on the MM. It's stated that it has an Impale special attack while grappling, Improved Grab and Improved Grapple. It's ...
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Does Improved Grapple's bonus to CMD apply to preventing escapes from my grapple?

I am aware that there are ways to get out of a grapple. use the escape artist skill break free rolling CMB vs. CMD I have the improved grapple feat which states: You do not provoke an attack of ...
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Do larger creatures have advantages when grappling creatures of smaller size?

The PHB states: The target of your grapple must be no more than one size larger than you Makes sense: being massive makes you hard to grapple. But does being massive also make it hard to resist ...
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Can a grappler grapple the same target multiple times?

The PHB states: Using at least one free hand, you try to seize the target by making a grapple check But if the grappler has another free hand, can he grapple the same target again, with the ...
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Animal form with most grapple damage in wild shape form

I'm looking for the best wild shape form (or Elemental) for grappling damage. The conditions are as follow: No multi classing, just strictly a base human druid no specific archetype. My objective is ...
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Can this Monk Witch Grapple and then Pin at a distance in one turn?

One of my players is playing a white haired witch/manoeuvre master monk at level 9 witch level 2 monk. She uses her hair to make an attack and then grapples as a free action. The maneuver monk is ...
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Can a character with Extra Attack replace multiple attacks with Grapple special attacks, as part of the same Attack action?

When you want to grab a creature or wrestle with it, you can use the Attack action to make a special melee attack, a grapple. If you're able to make multiple attacks with the Attack action, this ...
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Could an Opponent Remove a Patch from the Robe of Useful Items During a Grapple?

My party has recently come into possession of a Robe of Useful Items, a magical garment which has patches resembling various...useful items. The patches can be pulled off of the robe in order to ...
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Most up to date grappling flowchart [closed]

Does anyone have an up to date or something more recent than this grappling flow chart? I love this one but I'm not sure if all the rules still apply today or not, it is from 2012. http://www....
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Can I use an enemy as a shield, thus gaining benefits from cover?

Can I grapple the enemy and then use him for cover?
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How does Freedom of Movement work when grappling

Let's say I cast Freedom of Movement on myself. The next round I initiate grapple, can I initiate a grapple? and if successful would that result in the opponent being grappled and myself free of the ...
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How do you reliably get to Greater/Rapid Grappler uses when Wild Shaped?

So I was theorizing what an encounter would look like if I were a wild shaped grappling druid (preferably snake) with rapid grappler. My CMB would be enough to land a 'Grab' a good percentage of the ...
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Gelatinous Cube and Grappling/Engulfing [closed]

These two issues direct result from a singular creature with which I don't think the rules are being followed correctly. If a gelatinous cube grapples me with its pseudopod, and then engulfs me on ...
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Maximizing Grappling as a Wild Shaping Druid

I'm trying to get some clarity on how to maximize what I have and what is possible with it. Assuming I have a Druid (level 12) with Improved Unarmed Strike, Greater Grapple, Rapid Grappler and the ...
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What are the rules on Grappling a Grappled Target or a target Grappling someone else?

In the following scenario, there are 3 characters: Giant Bubgbear Dwarf If Bugbear is Grappling Dwarf, can Giant attempt to break Bugbear's Grapple by Grappling Dwarf then dragging him away? In a ...

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