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Questions relating to riding or otherwise being transported on the back of creatures.

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Is damage taken when falling off a mount?

The mounted combat rules provide a few scenarios for falling off a mount: If your mount is knocked prone, you can use your reaction to dismount it as it falls and land on your feet. Otherwise, you ...
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What happens when you cast Enemies Abound on a mounted opponent?

The description of enemies abound (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 155) states: You reach into the mind of one creature you can see and force it to make an Intelligence saving throw. A creature ...
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Can a mount use the Help action in combat?

This question by V2Blast piqued my interest into the subject of what mounts can and cannot do. If a paladin uses the find steed spell to find a mount that could possibly attack and such, could he get ...
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How can I get a medium-size goat for my gnome?

I am looking to get a goat as a permanent mount. Nothing fancy, I want to ride her, use it as mule, and be able to do basic tricks with her. I don't plan to use it in combat. If it matters, I am ...
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Share monk AC bonus with animal companion mount?

I have a swift and deadly hunter variant druid, who gains “Bonus to Armor Class when unarmored (as monk, including Wisdom bonus to AC).” He rides his animal companion as a mount. I was wondering if ...
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Can a gnome/halfling ride another player as a mount?

Same gnome druid as my other question, who does not have legs. There are places that my gnome's mount cannot go, like up cliffs. In these scenarios, could my gnome ride in another player's backpack/on ...
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Can a Medium-sized creature ride a mule?

The rules for mounting a creature say "A willing creature that is at least one size larger than you and that has an appropriate anatomy can serve as a mount." So a Medium-sized creature, like a Human, ...
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In a wilderness campaign, are unusual mounts free?

In a campaign focused on wilderness treks, should PCs be awarded (either on-screen or off-screen but always for free) mounts appropriate to the PCs' levels? Or am I misreading the Dungeon Master's ...
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How can a creature ride an ill-suited mount and not suffer the penalty?

The Player's Handbook on the skill Ride says, "If you attempt to ride a creature that is ill suited as a mount (such as most bipedal creatures), you take a –5 penalty on your Ride checks" (80). Is ...
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Do people riding Giant Spiders need to make checks while upside down/sideways?

This is a follow-up question to "Is a Giant Spider rideable?" Would the riders of a giant spider be subject to checks if the spider went on walls or on the ceiling? What checks at what DCs would be ...
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Is a Giant Spider rideable?

Some friends and I were in a coliseum-style arena and needed to get out. We were contemplating leaving through the stands on the back of my Druid's Giant Spider Wildshape but ultimately decided ...
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What happens if my mount drops to 0 HP in combat?

What happens if my mount's HP drops to 0 in combat? Does it make death savings throws? Can I heal it and not have to spend gold on a new mount?
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Does Telepathy allow me to control a Ranger's Companion mount?

I'm trying to get as much use out of the Halfling Ranger/Pteranodon strategy as I can, so I'm trying to use it as an independent mount while also being able to give it commands. I'm playing this ...
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How is a special mount released from service?

A level 5 paladin gains the spell-like ability special mount that, in part, says that "the paladin may release a particular mount from service (if it has grown too old to join her crusade, for ...
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Does the UA Centaur stack actually work?

In the the recent Unearthed Arcana they released Centaurs as a playable race. These creatures have an ability that says Finally, a Medium or smaller creature can ride on your equine back if you ...
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Medium PC, Huge Mount: Where do I sit?

So, most people who have dealt with mounts and specifically "Large" mounts always reference these two sentences: A horse (not a pony) is a Large creature and thus takes up a space 10 feet (2 squares) ...
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Is a mount considered an “ally” for the purpose of Pack Tactics?

I suppose this applies both to NPCs and player characters. Specifically, someone proposed the idea of a PC kobold (a playable race from Volo's Guide to Monsters) as a paladin, summoning a mount, and ...
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Broom of Flying questions

Is this item considered a mount? Is the character considered to be mounted when using it? Can he be knocked off of it? Teleported off? If he teleports, does the broom come along?
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How long can creatures fly when being used as mounts?

So I'm in a D&D 5e campaign and I'm curious about this because there's some debate in my current campaign about travel mounts, particularly Griffon vs Magic Carpet. A person in our group thinks ...
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Can a character take the Dodge action while riding a flying steed?

While riding a flying steed, can a character take the Dodge action? Does it matter if the mount is being controlled or not? It seems weird that a person can "dodge" while sitting down.
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Rules for being stealthy while mounted

Are there official rules or rulings for attempting to use stealth while mounted? My research on the internet has found a number of opinions on the matter, but none of them seem to be backed by a ...
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Can an artificer ride a giant octopus Mechanical Servant?

Is there any problem with using a construct of a giant octopus as a mount? I know the anatomy isn’t perfect but I’m thinking with it being made by the artificer, that could be part of the design. It ...
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Is a pegasus summoned by Find Greater Steed controlled or independent when mounted?

A pegasus is described thusly with regards to mounts: [T]hese wild and shy creatures are as intelligent as humanoids, and so can’t be traditionally broken and tamed. A pegasus must be persuaded to ...
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How do I determine if a creature is too intelligent to be a controlled mount?

The section on mounted combat in the Player's Handbook says: While you're mounted, you have two options. You can either control the mount or allow it to act independently. Intelligent creatures, ...
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Where do I find the difference for a war-trained mastiff mount?

I have a player wanting to purchase a "war trained" mastiff as a mount (think warhorse) and he is getting this from the MM description: Mastiffs are impressive hounds prized by humanoids for their ...
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Multiple riders on a single mount

Are there any rules or clarifications that say anything about limitations or mechanical implications of having multiple characters on a single mount?
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Would commanding a Ranger's companion pony to dash be an action? [duplicate]

Recently I started leveling up in Ranger class, and I looked into the Beast master Ranger archetype and something bothered me. If a character decides to have a Pony as a Companion, would commanding ...
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Can Goodberry be used on horses?

In my compaign my friend Cleric started leveling up in Ranger class. He reached 2nd level now thus he learned two Ranger spells and one of them is Goodberry. This spell states: Up to ten berries ...
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Can Find Steed be used to replicate the effects of Find Greater Steed?

So Xanathar's Guide has given us the Find Greater Steed spell. This is in some way better than the Find Steed spell. This can be inferred from the names of the spells and the sample mounts it gives ...
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Are the attacks of a creature from “Find Steed” magical?

I was helping one of my players make a backup character for our game. She's making a paladin and picked the Find Steed spell. We're playing in Fantasy Grounds so I was making up a PC sheet for her ...
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Can a Sorcerer/Paladin use Twinned Spell with Find Steed to affect more than two targets?

I have a Sorcerer/Paladin multiclass, and I've picked up the Magic Initiate feat to gain Find Familiar. When riding into battle, I have my mount from my Find Steed spell and my familiar with me. If I ...
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Stats for my ashworm mount

In my next campaign a player asked me to help him make a paladin of tyranny 10/asworm dragoon 10. The character itself was not hard to make. But I am not sure about the ashworm's stats at all. He also ...
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Are there mechanical differences between a mule and a donkey?

In the PHB, the list of available mounts includes donkeys & mules, both having the same buying price, speed and carrying weight. I know that, in real life, mules and donkeys have differences (...
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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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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 non-Paladins have a dragonnel steed?

Can a character who is not a paladin obtain a dragonnel steed via the dragon steed feat? The Feat reads: You have earned the service of a loyal draconic steed. Prerequisite: Cha 13, Ride 8 ...
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Using a mount as cover and attacking

Ok so using your mount as cover (taken from WOTC website) says Get Cover from Your Mount: Because you and your mount share a space on the battlefield, you normally cannot claim cover from your ...
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What happens when a mount is trained for combat riding using the handle animal skill

Considering D&D 3.5 edition rules a heavy or light horse can be trained for combat riding, my question is: Does the horses stats remain the same as per page 273 of the monster manual or do they ...
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How do you tame a wyvern?

In the Monster Manual, it states that wyverns can be trained as mounts. Other than that, there is no other reference to it. So how does one accomplish this? I imagine it has to be animal handling ...
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How much space do mounts and riders need to avoid squeezing?

In terms of "squeezing into a smaller space" (PHB, p192), is there any RAW guidance for how much room a mounted rider needs in order to move without squeezing? For example, if a Medium sized ...
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Do you need to make a ride check to control a mindless undead mount?

Ok so imagine I cast animate dead and create a zombie horse, this creature would obey my commands and thus I can direct it into battle, make it attack etc. I understand I would still have to make ...
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Can a Beast Rider cavalier take a Charger mount?

The Beast Rider cavalier may take a mount that functions as an animal companion. The companion mount does not gain the Share Spells feature, and instead gains the "Exotic Mount" ability: At 1st ...
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How can I train a wyvern?

In the Arms and Equipment Guide a young, untrained wyvern costs 3,000 GP. It costs another 3,000 GP to, instead, buy one that's trained. I want to train it myself. How do I do this? How much freedom ...
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How does 3.0 mounted charge work?

In DnD 3.0 (before the 3.5 revision), how exactly does charging on a mount work? I've checked the PHB and the DMG, but neither has a lot of detail. Specifically, who (mount or rider) takes what kind ...
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Can a Mounted Combatant force enemies to make spell/ranged attacks on it?

My question concerns the Mounted Combatant feat, specifically the clause which states: You can force an attack targeted at your mount to target you instead. (PHB p. 168) I just started DMing a ...
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Best class for making mount tougher in special gestalt 3.PF E6

Unfortunately, this question is going to require a lot of contextual explanation due to the strange, heavily tweaked system and classes in play. Bear with me. The system I am playing in a game that ...
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Paladin mounts for protection / tanking?

My paladin just hit level 5, and in addition to endless Zone of Truth callbacks and learning the heartbreaking truth about Moonbeam, I'm pumped about summoning my first mount. My character is a tank ...
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Does Riding a Phantom Steed Require Proficiency?

Does a PC need to be proficient in land vehicles in order to ride a Phantom Steed? Or can they ride it without proficiency, but just not well?
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Can a Cavalier choose Eagle Mount at first level?

A level one Cavalier receives a mount as a special class feature. Can cavailers get riding eagles or hawks at first level? Riding Eagle Special: A cavalier can choose this as a mount. Size ...
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How does a mount from Find Steed act when unmounted?

I have read so many things already that I'm more confused than before. So decided to ask this by myself. My paladin just got his Find Steed spell, and after some tweaking and talking, he decided to ...