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Does a controlled mount share its rider's turn?

From "Controlling a Mount" on p.198 of the Player's Handbook: The initiative of a controlled mount changes to match yours when you mount it. It moves as you direct it, and it has only three action ...
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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 ...
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Are mounts proficient in armour (barding)?

Mounts can be given barding to duplicate the effect of armour at 4x the cost. However, barding makes no statement about armour proficiency, nor does the stat block for some of the more obvious mounts (...
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Is weapon reach measured from the edge of the mount's space or the rider's?

So, if a medium or small creature, like a PC, controls 25 square feet, (a 5×5' area) and a large creature, like a horse controls 100 square feet, (a 10×10' area) and tactical combat takes place on a 5'...
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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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Does The Amazing Lightspeed Horse work, RAW?

N Medium humanoids have gathered on an arbitrarily long field, standing in a line with each creature 120 feet away from each of its neighbors. The creature at one end of the line is mounted on a horse ...
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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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Are there any rules or rule clarifications regarding multiple characters riding 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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When can you choose to control a mount?

The rules for mounted combat (PHB p.198) state: While you're mounted, you have two options. You can either control the mount or allow it to act independently. Intelligent creatures, such as dragons, ...
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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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What are the benefits of having a mount?

Regarding mounts, especially gained through Find Steed: They have only a few simple actions, without even Help let alone Attack. The spells you can share with them are almost only buffs to keep them ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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, p. 119) as a paladin, summoning a ...
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Is your mount an enemy of your target in terms of triggering sneak attack?

I was working on building a Zorro character and this question came up: if a rogue is riding on a mount, is that mount considered an ally, or, specifically, an "enemy" of your target? One of the ways ...
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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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Does a creature sharing a soulmeld benefit from a master's binding and invested essentia?

The benefit of the feat Share Soulmeld says At your option, any soulmeld shaped by you and currently affecting you can also affect your familiar, animal companion, or [presumably special] mount [...
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Does a player control his summoned steed?

There are many ways to create new creatures in D&D 5e, one of which is animate objects which gives the player full control of the creatures when he/she uses a bonus action: As a bonus action, ...
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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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Does casting Invisibility in a 2nd level slot targeting a mount make the rider invisible too?

The invisibility spell description says (emphasis mine): A creature you touch becomes invisible until the spell ends. Anything the target is wearing or carrying is invisible as long as it is on ...
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Do I need to feed a mount summoned by the Find Steed spell?

The description of the find steed spell reads: You summon a spirit that assumes the form of an unusually intelligent, strong, and loyal steed, creating a long-lasting bond with it. Appearing in an ...
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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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Harmlessly Harvesting Poison from a Monster Companion

The person who is DMing our Tyranny of Dragons campaign (HotDQ->RoT) is considering allowing my evil character to track down a Wyvern nest and find an egg to obtain a tamed mount using a significant ...
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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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How can I ride my Pseudodragon?

I play a tiny sorcerer with a Pseudodragon familiar, I'd like to be able to ride it, but we are both tiny. We play d&d 3/3.5 mixed (whatever rules end up being more convienent). The best route ...
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Should a player know their mount's exact HP?

So the question in general isn't as cruel as it sounds — requiring the DM to manage all animal companions really isn't necessary (though Handle Animal checks exist and should be used when applicable). ...
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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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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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Who controls a summoned steed’s familiar?

The spell Find Steed allows you to cast a spell and have it also effect your steed. While mounted on your steed, you can make any spell you cast that targets only you also target your steed. In ...
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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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What is an effective way to disguise an undead riding horse?

I am playing a level 7 Necropolitan Dread Necromancer and I am thinking of killing and raising my Light Horse. However, I can't come up with good means to disguise him from the commoners and other ...
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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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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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Are undead mounts considered "evil"?

Let's say, my PC is a human cleric of demons, and I have created an undead horse as my mount. It's great, because the horse does not need to sleep, nor feed, and it does not become fatigued. So riding ...
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Suitable flying mounts with good or better maneuverability

I am looking for a flying mount for my character. I want a mount that is: Large (my character is medium, and I don't want one that can't squeeze through things I can go through) Good maneuverability ...
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Could a Halfling Warlock Ride a Pseudodragon?

What I would like to know is, can I ride a pseudodragon or get carried ( by its feetclaws) by an Imp. Without taking any attack penalties. Not really looking for cover bonuses. I have a Halfling ...
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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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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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What is a horse's travel pace?

I have been looking at long distance travel via mounts versus travelling on foot, so that I can more effectively build and describe the world, as well as manage random encounters and such. I am having ...
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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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Can a Gnome Ranger use his Animal Companion as a Mount?

We have a new player in our group playing a forest gnome ranger. Now that he has hit 3rd level, he is wondering if his character is small enough / light enough to ride a panther animal companion as a ...
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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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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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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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Alternative Underdark Mounts

I am currently working as the DM for Out of the Abyss and have a Paladin in my party. This means at level 5, I need to come up with a Mount for her. Due to the Underdark being the Underdark, ...
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