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Questions tagged [mounted-combat]

Combat from a mount such as a horse or other riding animal.

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Can mounted creatures be attacked instead of their mount, and which character(s) in mounted combat receive attacks of opportunity?

This is a question I brought up with my group and although I have made a ruling, I'm hoping to get a more authoritative answer (Sage Advice perhaps?). The rules for mounted combat don't seem to ...
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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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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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Is my homebrew “Charger” fighter archetype balanced?

I was looking at the mounted fighter subclass and realized that none of them have anything to do with mounted combat. So I decided to make my own subclass and was wondering if I could get some good ...
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While flying, can I be in melee with the wolf rider, but not with the wolf mount?

My medium-sized character has a flying speed. I would like to attack a Halfling Beast Master with my shortsword. My reach is 5 feet, because I’m not a bugbear or have other crazy features that would ...
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Does a ranged attack still have disadvantage if your target is adjacent to your large mount?

I am playing an artificer. My mechanical servant is a large creature. My question is if I am riding my mount (which is 10ft. by 10ft.) and I attack a creature adjacent to my mount with a ranged attack,...
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When a controlled mount takes the Disengage action, does the rider still provoke an opportunity attack if he or she does not also Disengage?

Per the rules for mounted combat: 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 options: Dash, Disengage,...
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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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Can a mount with flyby be used to allow the rider to deliver a touch spell without provoking?

If a spellcaster is riding a flying creature with flyby (peryton, for example), can the caster deliver a touch spell to a target along the flyby path and then get out without provoking an opportunity ...
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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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Do steeds summoned with Find Greater Steed have other options than the usual control rules during mounted combat?

During mounted combat, I understand there are two possible options: You can control your mount, in which case your mount cannot make an attack, or You can opt to leave it independent (and controlled ...
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Can a controlled mount make an Opportunity Attack?

According to the Player's Handbook, pg. 198: Controlling a Mount While you're mounted, you have two options. You can either control the mount or allow it to act independently. You can ...
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Can a mounted Summoner use Mounted Combat to avoid attacks to their Eidolon?

I've been tangling with a mounted Summoner build for a while, and I'm having trouble parsing feats that the Summoner herself can take and how they affect an Eidolon being used as a mount. My main ...
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Does 3.5 have a feat like Mounted Combat but for saving throws?

Mounted Combat allows you to replace your mount’s AC with your Ride check once per round. But enemies rarely target my mount with attacks—my mount is far more likely to be caught in the area of an ...
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If a rider is paralyzed, will he automatically fall off a mount?

I had a recent D&D meet where a player cast hold person on a soldier who was riding on a giant vulture. The question then arose as to whether the soldier would fall off the vulture and plummet to ...
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Can an Paladin’s mount pull a chariot and make an attack?

Using the example of a Paladin's mount from the Find Steed spell (as it has the most clarification). If the Paladin is on the mount he controls it and it can take the dash, dodge, withdraw action and ...
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How can the benefit of the feat Mounted Combat be used more than once per round?

The benefit of the feat Mounted Combat says Once per round when your mount is hit in combat, you may attempt a Ride check (as a reaction) to negate the hit. The hit is negated if your Ride check ...
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Medium PC, Huge Mount: Where do I sit?

So, most people who have dealt with mounts and specifically "Large" mounts always reference these two sentences: A horse (not a pony) is a Large creature and thus takes up a space 10 feet (2 squares) ...
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Questions about riding an intelligent mount and special initiative actions

While riding an intelligent mount, while your character undertakes his normal actions (such as draw a weapon, attack, etc), what happens if the mount uses its move action to move and then uses its ...
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How Does Relentless Avenger work while mounted?

The 7th level Vengeance Paladin class ability states When you hit a creature with an opportunity attack, you can move up to half your speed immediately after the attack and as part of the same ...
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Can a rider that's not astride an animal companion make a mounted charge?

Making a charge is a full-round action, but, unless a rider's mount is also an animal companion, it seems the rider must take a move action to make a Handle Animal skill check to handle the animal so ...
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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 I leap off my running mount onto an enemy, what happens?

I'm currently a half-orc dire wolf rider. Let's say I dash with my mount and upon reaching the enemy, I leap off my dire Wolf and attack with my Lance as I barrel into him. Would I : Knock him prone ...
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Interaction between mounted combat and the charger feat

So I know someone on reddit has asked about the charger feat while on a mount. I understand that using dash with the mount's action isn't counted as you dashing according to the rules. However, does ...
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Can a wolf mount grapple?

Currently an Half-orc Cavalier who rides a dire wolf. I'm thinking of grappling an enemy, but I use a two handed maul. Although the wolf does not have any grappling attacks, is it possible to have it ...
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Half-orc cavalier, A lance seems rather un-orcish, Alternate item? [closed]

Currently a half-orc fighter 4 (Cavalier) and my DM told me i'll finally be getting a mount in the next module. From what i've read, a lance is basically the best weapon on a mount. But i feel it ...
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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 long does it take to communicate with “trained” mounts?

In the PHB (p.198) mounts are either controlled or independent. Controlled mounts have only three actions, move, disengage, or dash. Combat is not an option. Uncontrolled mounts can take whatever ...
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Does a mount gain an extra action and movement when it is mounted? [duplicate]

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, act independently. You can control a ...
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Can you instruct your intelligent mount to independently trample?

What I don't know is if you have an magic/intelligent mount or animal companion i.e. warhorse, elephant, rhino etc, can you instruct the creature to trample on it's own? Example. A paladin in battle ...
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When is a lance's 10 feet reach helpful?

The lance is unique among weapons with similar damage dice by having a 10-ft. reach and being one-handed when mounted. But the 10-ft. reach comes with disadvantage when your target is within 5 feet, ...
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Who, between the player and the DM, decides the actions of an independent mount?

Let's say a player buys an Elephant or a Warhorse for his character's mount, and wants to sometimes let said mount act independently so that it can attack enemies and possibly make them prone. My ...
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How long can a creature wait to use its reaction gained from Battle Master's Maneuvering Attack

When a Battle Master uses their Maneuvering Strike maneuver, does the creature they're affecting have to take the reaction immediately after the attack? (PHB pg 74) Maneuvering Attack. When you ...
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Are there rules for attaching weapons to mounts or characters?

Let's say Bobby has a shield in his left hand and a whip in his right hand. Bobby also has a couple of nets, and is mounted on his favorite pony. It's Bobby's turn, and he sees an enemy within reach ...
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Can you make non-reach melee weapon attacks while on a Huge+ mount?

Logic would say that, if you're mounted on, say, an elephant, you wouldn't be able to swing a sword at a goblin at the elephant's feet. But is there an official rule that allows/prevents non-reach ...
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Can a mounted fighter with a Lance and another weapon benefit from the Dual Wielding feat? [duplicate]

The rules stipulate that you must use two hands to wield a Lance when on foot (but you can use it with one hand while mounted). The Dual Wielder feat gives benefits to those who use two non-light one-...
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Can a Druid wild shaped into a horse be considered as 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 would Conjured Animals work as mounts in combat? [duplicate]

A previous question "Can Conjure Animals beasts be used as mounts?" suggests that a Druid could use a summoned animal as a mount. However, how might this work in combat? Would the conjured animal ...
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Overrun hoof attack for non-horse mount

Overrun states: If you attempt an overrun while mounted, your mount makes the Strength check to determine the success or failure of the overrun attack (and applies its size modifier, rather than ...
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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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How does 3.0 mounted charge work?

In DnD 3.0 (before the 3.5 revision), how exactly does charging on a mount work? I've checked the PHB and the DMG, but neither has a lot of detail. Specifically, who (mount or rider) takes what kind ...
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How much do you control a 'Find Steed' mount when you are unmounted? [duplicate]

There have been multiple questions asked about the specifics of mounted combat, especially as a paladin. Some of them have been conflicting and are mostly based on the rules we have in PHB p198 and on ...
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Paladin mounts for protection / tanking?

My paladin just hit level 5, and in addition to endless Zone of Truth callbacks and learning the heartbreaking truth about Moonbeam, I'm pumped about summoning my first mount. My character is a tank ...
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How exactly does movement on a mount work? [duplicate]

Suppose that Bob is mounted on a warhorse (speed 60'). Is it correct that the character and warhorse get separate sets of actions? Thus, Bob could have the warhorse take the Dash action (so it gets a ...
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Can Mounted Combatant still force a Swallowed enemy to attack the rider?

I'm looking at making a Small-sized Ranger character that has a Giant Frog for its animal companion and wondering if the following scenario is possible: Round 1: Ranger is unmounted (is that ...
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Can a horse that is pulling a cart take the Dash, Dodge or Disengage actions?

I'm playing D&D 5e homebrew adventure and I bought a riding horse and a cart. Can a horse that is pulling a cart use the Dash, Dodge and Disengage actions in battle? If not, are there any rules ...
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Can you split your mount's movement? [duplicate]

Since the Players's handbook only mentions that when you mount, the mount's initiative overlaps with yours, I'm wondering if can you move your mount (for example) 30 feet, attack and then move the ...
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Is it legal and possible to trample someone with a controlled mount?

In 5th edition, mounted combat with a controlled mount limits the actions of your mount into the Dodge, Dash, and Disengage actions. However, what about charging at someone and trampling them? ...
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Can a Wildshaped druid ride a mount?

The only requirements I know of indicate the creature must be at least one size category larger and "have an anatomy that could serve as a mount." By RAW, a Black Bear could theoretically ride on an ...