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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 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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Is there a way for a paladin to eventually upgrade their Unicorn mount to a Celestial Charger?

At lvl 5, a Paladin gains the ability to summon their Paladin mount. However, at levels 6-8, they gain the ability to summon a different, unusual mount. At lvl 6, a Paladin gains the ability to summon ...
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Can you throw yourself off your mount?

The mounted combat rules for normal ("safe") dismounting are as follows: Once during your move, you can [...] dismount. Doing so costs an amount of movement equal to half your speed. Some external ...
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Which type of horse does a character get as an animal companion?

I'm currently playing a dwarfen cavalier. According to the rules, he can chose a horse or a camel as a Mount. But there are at least two types of horses: a light and a heavy one. Since he is a ...
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Would my mount be slowed if I wore medium/heavy armor?

Does wearing medium or heavy armor reduce my mount's base land speed like my base land speed in Pathfinder?
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How does the Broom of Flying behave?

Similar to this, but for 5th ed. The Broom of Flying is activated by a Command Word, has 50ft flying speed, and the hover property. It can also be remotely controlled if it is not being ridden. ...
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Would allowing a flying creature to be summoned using the Find Steed spell cause problems?

In our Curse of Strahd campaign, the group's Paladin has just hit level 5 and is requesting that I, as the DM, would allow him to summon a Giant Owl for his Find Steed spell. The spell does say "...
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Do mounts impact party XP threshold for the purpose of building combat encounters?

The 5e DMG has rules and a process for developing combat encounters of an appropriate level: https://www.dndbeyond.com/sources/dmg/creating-adventures#CreatingEncounters However, mounts can take ...
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How do you go about making a homebrew mount?

I wanted to make a custom mount but I'm not sure how to fully go about it. What I wanted to do was make a half-Dire Wolf, half-Worg. I've got the idea for the background story of how it was ...
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Mount size calculations

In our latest session a party member purchased a baby triceratops. According to dnd sources baby triceratops is a medium sized being (according to TOA) and my party member is also medium size. The ...
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Ankheg as a Dwarf Paladin mount

When adjusting the HD of an Ankheg with the mount bonus; does it became a huge magical beast when it's HD count goes to 5 and above or is still just large?
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Why stand on a mount?

Epic Ride checks confer the ability to stand on a mount. What mechanical benefit does this confer? The only description given in the SRD is: This allows the character to stand on his or her mount’s ...
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Can a neutral or even a good-aligned character realistically have a nightmare as a mount?

So I've got a player in my campaign whose character, of chaotic neutral alignment and level 16, has been in search of a magical mount. After much research ingame, the character has grown an obsession ...
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Under what circumstances does a phantom steed take a minute to disappear?

The description of phantom steeds includes (emphasis mine): When the spell ends, the steed gradually fades, giving the rider 1 minute to dismount. The spell ends if you use an action to dismiss it ...
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How does Phantom Steed behave in combat?

The description of the 3rd-level Wizard ritual spell Phantom Steed reads: The creature uses the statistics for a riding horse, except it has a speed of 100 feet and can travel 10 miles in an hour, ...
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While riding a mount summoned by Find Steed, when does the caster choose whether the mount is controlled or independent?

Other Q&As on RPG.SE have discussed the by-now-familiar rules for mounted combat, including the differences between controlled and independent mounts. See, e.g., When can you choose to control a ...
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Is a character on a motorcycle-like vehicle considered "mounted"? What about a larger vehicle? [duplicate]

Does a character using a Devil's Ride, the motorcycle-like vehicle from BG:DiA, count as "mounted" for the purposes of using a lance or the Mounted Combatant feat? If so, what about a larger vehicle; ...
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Can a bone knight summon a skeleton version of a steed other than a warhorse or war pony?

Paladins becoming a Bone Knight lose the services of their paladin mount and gain a skeletal mount instead. The wording seems to restrict the type of mount, allowing only a skeletal warhorse or pony (...
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What mounts are Centaurs capable of using?

While it is understood that a centaur could be used as a mount under certain conditions, such is in this question, I am asking whether or not a Centaur is capable of using a mount for itself. Is there ...
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Can a Shadow Magic sorcerer control a Hound of Ill Omen as they would any other mount?

Say I am a Small-sized Shadow Magic sorcerer. I summon a Hound of Ill Omen, I mount it, and I attempt to control it. Does it move as I direct it, choosing only between Dash, Disengage, and Dodge? Or ...
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