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Unfolding Animate Objects

I'm playing a bard in a campaign with my friends in D&D 5e. One of the biggest goals of my character is to fly. Now my character is level 9 and has finally reached the animate objects spell. I ...
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Are there any mounts that make good companions throughout a character's entire development?

I frequently find that during one of my campaigns, with a specific group of players, the PCs get very attached to their mounts and very frustrated if they die in combat or become too weak to take ...
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Do mounted creatures maintain relative position with their mounts?

Is there any text in the core rulebooks that specifies a mounted creature maintains a constant relative position with its mount? The only relevant snippet that I can find is the first sentence of the ...
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Easiest item/spell/other for making a Tendriculos aquatic?

Building an a character that uses the Arms & Equipment Guide rules for having a Tendriculos as a mount (basically, raise it from a seed and use alchemy to turn off its digestive acid, then ride in ...
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Is there precedent in official material for small creatures to mount bipedal creatures 2 sizes larger than them?

Rules for Mounted Combat A willing creature that is at least one size larger than you and that has an appropriate anatomy can serve as a mount, using the following rules. Once during your move, you ...
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Can you cast Ashardalon’s Stride while mounted?

The description of Ashardalon’s Stride spell reports: 3rd level transmutation Range: Self Components: Verbal, Somatic Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute The billowing flames of a dragon blast ...
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Does teleporting off of a mount count as "dismounting" the mount?

The Question Is "dismount" in the first sentence of the first paragraph on "Mounting and Unmounting" section of the rules using the generalized meaning of "dismount" ...
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Expandable and free Animal/Familiar/Special Mount

I think everyone hate when an animal companion, mount, or familiar dies. But what is even worse is the time you have to wait to get them back if it happens. Here is a list of every creature you can ...
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How many characters can ride a dinosaur?

Tomb of Annihilation has a price list of tame dinosaurs, and there are regular dinosaurs races in Port Nyanzaru. There are multiple pieces of artwork in Tomb of Annihilation that include people riding ...
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What are the rules for two people riding the same mount?

What happens if two people try to ride the same mount? Is this a viable strategy? I'm interested both in what happens in exploration mode and when they enter combat. If specifics are needed, assume ...
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Are there no RAW effects of a saddle, bit, or bridle?

The players recently acquired a figurine of wondrous power (elephant) and are considering using it as a combat platform in an upcoming boss fight (rather than just commanding it to attack). I noted ...
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Can I omit my medium mount from an emanation?

I would like to use Gale Blast while mounted, without hurting my mount. It creates an emanation, and it is unclear where the effect starts: Because the sides of a creature's space are the starting ...
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Found Greater Steed and Mislead

The same bard who was using a Hat of Disguise on her Found Greater Steed is now thinking of picking up Mislead. I agree with the accepted answer on the previous question, that when Find Greater Steed ...
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Do monstrous scorpions grow in size as they age, and if so at what rate?

The Arms and Equipment Guide lists the purchase price for a monstrous scorpion egg at 1,000 gp and the training cost at 2,000 gp. It also mentions how medium sized creatures require a huge size mount ...
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How can my Beastmaster ranger use its animal companion as a mount?

My player's Beastmaster ranger has a panther companion that he would like to turn into a riding mount. Is there a way to permanently enlarge the panther to horse-size?
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What are the stats and capabilities of an ebony fly figurine of wondrous power?

The description for an ebony fly figurine of wondrous power reads (in part): When animated, an ebony fly is the size of a pony and has all the statistics of a pegasus but can make no attacks.... I'm ...
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Why would anyone buy a Pony over a Mule?

Here are the statistics from the Mounts and Other Animals Table in the DMG: Item Cost Speed Carrying Capacity Pony 30 gp 40 ft. 225 lb. Donkey or mule 8 gp 40 ft. 420 lb. The pony costs 30 gp, ...
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Can I ride a draconic spirit from the Summon Draconic Spirit spell?

Can the Dragon from the spell Summon Draconic Spirit (FToD, p. 21) be ridden for the spell’s duration? Or is the Spirit entirely incorporeal? I’m DM, and my player wants to ride it, and it sounds fun. ...
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Can a non-mount pull a cart?

To illustrate the situation in a more relatable way, I have a lvl 3 halfling drakewarden ranger who wants to circumvent the whole "it only becomes a mount at lvl 7" argument by hitching it ...
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For the Find Steed spell, what does it mean to bond with your steed and "fight as a seamless unit"?

The description of the find steed spell says (emphasis added): Your steed serves you as a mount, both in combat and out, and you have an instinctive bond with it that allows you to fight as a ...
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Can a Frightened Controlled Mount Be Made to Move Closer to the Source of Its Fear?

The Frightened condition states that a Frightened creature cannot willingly move closer to the source of its fear. If a mount is being controlled by a rider who is not Frightened, can the rider make ...
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If a character falls off a flying mount (e.g. a pegasus), can the mount fly down to catch them before they hit the ground?

Say a paladin is riding on a pegasus mount from the find greater steed spell (XGtE, p. 156). The pegasus is flying 100 feet in the air, but something or someone knocks the paladin off. Can the Pegasus ...
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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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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 Ride be used to Push a mount/animal companion?

Suppose a mount does not know the Sneak trick. Could Ride be used to get the mount to use stealth? The specifics of the situation: Character is a Goblin Hunter, Level 4 with a Wolf animal companion. ...
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Mounted scouting with darkvision

Are there rules for a character with darkvision riding a mount that does not have darkvision in absolute darkness? Obviously, DCs could be set for this, but is it even possible? Would the mount's mode ...
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Found Greater Steed and removing a Hat of Disguise

I don't regret allowing the party Bard to take Find Greater Steed as a Magical Secret, but I am starting to realize it may be a perennial source of questions. In our last session, the Bard summoned ...
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Is a found Steed allowed an independent destination and creature when targeted by Dimension Door?

This question asks whether a creature summoned by Find Steed or Find Greater Steed can be brought with the caster when the caster uses Dimension Door. I agree with the accepted answer, which says that:...
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Can a beholderkin summoned with Summon Aberration be used as a flying mount?

If I cast Summon Aberration to summon a Beholderkin, would I be able to stand or sit/mount it and have it fly?
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Where does one leave a mount in a city? How much does it cost?

The players have a mule to carry some cargo. When they arrive at the city, they will stay in some inn. Where could they leave the mule (or horse, or another mount) and how much does it cost? I thought ...
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What can cause a rider in a Saddle of the Cavalier be unseated against their will?

Is there any circumstance that a rider on a mount, in a saddle of the cavalier, could be unseated against their will? Here are some possible things to consider: Mount is pushed (combat action), ...
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Does an attack against a mount that is redirected via the Mounted Combatant feat allow the mount to make use of its Sentinel feat?

Imagine a kobold who has the Mounted Combatant (PHB, page 169) feat. For this question, the relevant benefit will be: You can force an attack targeted at your mount to target you instead. The kobold ...
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Do a mount and its rider share the same space?

Does a rider share the same space as its mount? The rules regarding sharing the same space are clear: Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can't willingly end your move in its space You'd ...
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How does the Dimension Door spell interact with a mount summoned by the Find Steed or Find Greater Steed spells?

Find Steed has this sentence (and Find Greater Steed has an equivalent one): While mounted on your steed, you can make any spell you cast that targets only you also target your steed. Dimension Door ...
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Ways to mantain a mount

Mounted combat is really cool part of D&D, but sustaining a mount seems like it would be difficult and costly. What are the rules governing the sustainment of a mount and are there ways for low ...
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How can I use telepathic bond on a donkey?

So, my character has a donkey. I'd like my donkey to be 3 smart, so that I can use telepathic bond to talk to it. There aren't stats for donkeys. There are stats for various horses, and for mules, ...
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Mounted Combat: Ride-by attack + Overrun possible?

Can a Cavalier declare a Ride-by attack and then use their mount to overrun the target (thus continuing the movement through the enemies square)? Is it enough for the Cavalier to have the Ride-by ...
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How to let a steed make magical attacks?

This question is especially about a steed summoned by Paladin's Find Steed or Find Greater Steed spells, with the assumption that a DM shouldn't make their normal attacks magical. So it should apply ...
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What happens to the rider when their summoned mount is killed?

If a paladin is mounted on his summoned horse (via Find Steed spell) and the mount gets killed, what happens to the rider? Does he follow the rules for when the mounted creature drops prone?
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Could you potentially turn a draft horse into a warhorse?

To be a warhorse the horse would go through training, so could you get a draft horse, spend money to train it, and have it become a warhorse?
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How many wagons do you need for arming 500 irregulars?

I am just DMing "Shadowdale - The Scouring of the Land" and would like to incorporate a caravan delivering arms to the dalesfolk. I figured 500 suits of leather armor, 500 large wooden ...
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Does mounted combat require a willing rider as well as mount?

The Mounted Combat rules say... A willing creature that is at least one size larger than you and that has an appropriate anatomy can serve as a mount, using the following rules..." This ...
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What happens if a Cavalier fighter or their mount is knocked prone?

The rules for mounted combat (PHB, p. 198) give direction in the following cases: Mount moved against its will: rider makes Dex save vs falling off and landing prone Rider knocked prone: rider makes ...
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Can a Centaur player character carry a Medium-sized creature?

The Centaur race published in the Mythic Odysseys of Theros and Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica books is considered size Medium. However, due to the Equine Build trait, it counts as one size larger ...
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What is the upkeep cost of a mount, animal companion, or familiar?

The section on animals in the Equipment chapter (Core 294) gives prices for renting or purchasing an animal. However, we haven't been able to find any rules for cost of animal feed or other upkeep. ...
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Can any of the found greater steeds benefit from the weapon proficiencies granted by Tenser's Transformation?

The mount summoned by the 4th level Paladin spell find greater steed has this interesting ability: While mounted on it, you can make any spell you cast that targets only you also target the mount. ...
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Can a mule benefit from a Phantom Steed?

The phantom steed spell creates a "Large quasi-real, horselike creature" that can be ridden by "you or a creature you choose". "You decide the creature’s appearance" and it "uses the statistics for a ...
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How does a Horse with Horseshoes of a Zephyr interact with a Flying Chariot?

The new “Mythical Odysseus of Theros” book contains a magic item called the Flying Chariot: The chariot’s riders and creatures pulling the chariot gain a +1 bonus to their AC. If this magic ...
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What would happen if you try to mount a creature of your own size?

The rules state the following in terms of suitable mounts: [The DM has] the final decision on what is or is not a suitable mount. At its most basic level, a mount should have the following ...
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Can my paladin's steed carry stuff?

One of the paladin spells is Find Steed, which summons a spirit taking the form of a steed. Can it carry my party's stuff, like a regular animal can?
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