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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Can Goodberry be used on horses?

In my compaign my friend Cleric started leveling up in the Ranger class. He learned two Ranger spells and one of them is Goodberry. This spell states: Up to ten berries appear in your hand and are ...
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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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Where does a dragon steed get summoned from, and where is its hoard kept?

A paladin's special mount ability says, in part, that Once per day, as a full-round action, a paladin may magically call her mount from the celestial realms in which it resides. This ability is the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Can I cast Fly on my horse and then ride it?

You touch a willing creature. The target gains a flying speed o f 60 feet for the duration. When the spell ends, the target falls if it is still aloft, unless it can stop the fall. Now, can I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does a Paladin's Mount retain a cart when dismissed and called?

The Paladin's Mount states: The mount also appears wearing or carrying any gear it had when it was last dismissed. Mounts and Related Gear has: Cart This two-wheeled vehicle can be drawn ...
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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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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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Can a Druid wild shaped into a horse be considered a mount?

A horse can be pretty expensive to get, and tedious to transport in areas with narrow entrances. I am wondering if a friendly Druid wild shaped into a horse can be used as a mount, especially since ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is "Find Steed" worth it in a mostly dungeon-oriented campaign? [closed]

As a forewarning, I'm working through my first ever campaign of DnD. I have read through the PHB and DMG, however. So I made level 5, and my DM had me go on an epic quest to find my steed rather than ...
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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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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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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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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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How often can a mount be ridden at a gallop?

On page 181 of the PHB it states the following: Mounts and Vehicles. For short spans of time (up to an hour), many animals move much faster than humanoids. A mounted character can ride at a gallop ...
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Can you use your own movement separately from your mount's movement?

SevenSidedDie and myself came up with a quandary concerning Mounted Combat, or any mount at all, actually. When moving while riding, a mount that has been trained to take a rider or is otherwise ...
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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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