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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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Can a Centaur utilize a mount?

I am not asking if a Centaur can be used as a mount, such is in this question, I am asking if a Centaur can utilize a mount of its own, as in riding/mounting its own creature. This may sound counter-...
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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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Can you copy a Tiny Hut spell onto a Medium-sized mount from the Find Steed spell?

Tiny hut is a "self"-target spell that allows the target (typically one's self) to exist in the hut with up to 9 other Medium creatures. Find steed allows spells that only target yourself to be ...
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Does an already controlled mount need to roll for Initiative?

The Player's Handbook has this to say about Controlling a Mount: The initiative of a controlled mount changes to match yours when you mount it. (...) A controlled mount can move and act even on he ...
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Do saddles made for Small or smaller riders weigh less?

Do saddles made for Small or smaller riders weigh less? Likewise, do saddles made for Large or larger creatures weigh more? It seems to me that they would be adjusted as armor would, but I can't find ...
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How does the Sentinel feat interact with the Mounted Combatant feat?

When a character with the Sentinel feat hits with an opportunity attack against an opponent with Mounted Combatant, does the mounted opponent need to stop moving? The Sentinel feat (PHB, page 169) ...
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Can a Giant Wolf Spider climb upside down while being mounted?

Imagine a beastmaster ranger halfling who mounts his giant wolf spider beast. The giant wolf spider has the spider climb feature, which allows them to climb difficult surfaces, including upside down ...
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What's the difference between the Find Steed and Find Greater Steed spells?

What's the difference between the find steed and find greater steed spells? I found the find steed and find greater steed spells while playing 5e. By the rules as written, they seem almost identical ...
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Mounted combat - move, attack, disengage, move. Possible? [duplicate]

Paladin, Mounted Combatant feat, Great axe, riding a Warhorse. I'd like to ride 30ft to the mob, bash him with my axe, have the steed disengage, and ride 30ft back. Can I do this? Jeremy seems to ...
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Does a centaur PC also count as being mounted?

One of our characters created a centaur Eagle totem barbarian (level 3) - which I thought was a good idea. But to duck and weave in tight spaces, she'd need high AC, so she came up with a character ...
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What kinds of Mounts can a Paladin get besides Warhorse?

I distinctly recall AD&D paladins being able to have mounts like griffons, dragons, and planar variants, but I cannot locate these rules. I'm aware Cavalier Paladins had some of these, though I'm ...
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Does a mounted attacking Beast Master ranger cancel Charge/Pounce-like abilities?

Certain creatures have attacks like charge or pounce, which allows them to do something special after travelling a certain distance. For example, see the panther: If the panther moves at least 20 ...
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Are there ways for paladin to regain their dead special mount faster?

When the paladin's special mount dies, the paladin can't summon it for 30 days or when they level up, whichever comes faster. I understand it is so that the paladin can't abuse their mount as a ...
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Using Undead Mounts [closed]

I am playing a character and eventually plan on having an undead mount. I was not able to find any specific rules on what was required for a mount beyond them generally having to be at least one size ...
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If the Heat Metal spell is cast on a mounted character's armor, does it hurt their mount?

The Heat Metal spell description says: Choose a manufactured metal object, [...] Any creature in physical contact with the object takes 2d8 fire damage when you cast the spell. Until the spell ends,...
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Is a Medium-sized Paladin allowed to use a summoned Mastiff as their mount?

The Paladin spells Find Steed (Player's Handbook pg.240) and Find Greater Steed (Xanathar's Guide to Everything pg.156) list the following creatures that are valid targets to be summoned as mounts: ...
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How does the Misty Step spell interact with a mount?

While riding a mount, would you be able to cast misty step and have the mount teleport with you? Or would the mount be left where you cast the spell? And, if it was used with a mount from find ...
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If a Gnome is riding a Dragonborn who is riding a horse, who can be targeted when the horse provokes an opportunity attack?

We have a gnome fighter and a dragonborn bard in our campaign. The gnome sometimes gets in a makeshift sling on the dragonborn's back to shoot arrows at enemies during combat. Thus far I've considered ...
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Does a Boros Skyknight have to mount their Skyjek Roc, or can it act independently?

In Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica, after a Boros Legionnaire is level 5 and has renown of at least 5, the player can become a skyknight (p. 43). The text states: Skyknights mounted on Skyjek rocs ...
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What happens when you cast Wish while mounted on a Found Steed?

The spells Find Steed (PHB, p. 240) and Find Greater Steed (XGtE, p. 156) both state: While mounted on your steed, you can make any spell you cast that targets only you also target your steed. The ...
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Is there a penalty to ride checks on invisible mounts?

Assuming I'm correct to say that if I'm invisible and my mount is also invisible (separate spells in this case) then I can't see my mount, do I get a penalty to ride checks for that mount?
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How do the rules work for a centaur being a mount?

In most places online I have found that centaurs act as a mount. Though I can't find text that directly confirms this in Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica I tend to agree. However this raises 2 ...
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If a mounted warlock uses the One with Shadows eldritch invocation to turn invisible, and their mount moves, do they become visible?

Say a warlock is already on an independent mount (i.e. mount chooses where to move) and then uses the One with Shadows eldritch invocation to turn invisible. On the mount’s initiative, it moves; does ...
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Can the Battle Master fighter's Commander's Strike maneuver be used on a mount from the Find Steed spell?

Assume a player character has 5 levels in Paladin and 5 levels in fighter (Battle Master). The character casts find steed and summons a war horse and mounts it. During their turn in combat, the ...
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Does the Devoted Tracker feat allow you to take an unconventional animal companion?

The paladin mount allows the character to take unconventional creatures as their mounts, such as dragons, magical beasts and things like that. The druid/ranger animal companion must be an animal. ...
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Is this flightless homebrew “riding bird” familiar balanced?

A player in the new campaign I am DMing wants their character, a halfling wizard, to ride around on a small bird, going for a Sir Didymus from Labyrinth feel. He suggested this could be his familiar, ...
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Can a bipedal eidolon ride a mount?

If I level up my eidolon's ride skill, can I have it ride into battle?
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Are saddles required to ride flying mounts?

Regarding saddles, the basic rules note: Saddles. A military saddle braces the rider, helping you keep your seat on an active mount in battle. It gives you advantage on any check you make to ...
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How many party members can a Giant Eagle carry?

In an online video, Dungeon Dudes state that the Polymorph spell can be used to polymorph a party member into a Giant Eagle which could carry the entire party if the number of party members was low - ...
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Can a centaur move stealthily while someone rides on him?

Can a centaur (from Unearthed Arcana: Centaurs and Minotaurs) with a rider use Stealth/move stealthily?
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Does the steed summoned by Find Greater Steed act on the turn you cast the spell?

Can I cast find greater steed (XGtE, p. 156) to summon a creature, hop on it, and use its movement, action, or both - all in the same turn?
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One Man Caravan [closed]

I'm trying to take lots of stuff, but I am using the D&D 5e encumbrance system, so I can't take much, and my horse can barely hold me. I want to take a donkey as well to carry the stuff, but I ...
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Can I farm out my Greater Steed?

If I use Find Greater Steed and summon whatever beast from it, can I tell the creature to obey another player. i.e., let them ride it and do what they say, until I otherwise tell it to obey me instead?...
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How is a bonded mount's base attack bonus calculated?

A paladin can choose a bonded mount at level 5. It references the Animal Companion feature from the Druid class. This is the animal companion’s base attack bonus. An animal companion’s base attack ...
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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 ...