Questions tagged [mounted-combat]

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Can a mounted combatant utilize the pouncing charge maneuver from their mount's charge?

As related to this question, can a creature utilizing a mount take advantage of pouncing charge from page 88 of Tome of Battle: The Book of Nine Swords? The relevant rules for pouncing charge are: As ...
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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 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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What happens if an Arcane Archer fighter's Banishing Arrow hits a mounted combatant?

I’ve an Arcane Archer character who chose the Banishing Arrow option for the Arcane Shot feature. In our campaign, we often come across hobgoblins riding worgs. I’m having trouble interpreting what ...
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Rokugan's Light Cavalry

Sword and Fan does offer a lot of military background for Rokugan. Including the following excerpt: Light cavalry is a staple of any Rokugani army, even if it otherwise has little in the way of ...
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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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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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Sneaking while mounted

So now I know that the only move action I can take while mounted is dismount. But if I am sitting on an Animal Companion that is trained at Stealth, and I am too, can we somehow Sneak together?
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Can I Tumble Through enemies while mounted?

Tumble Through: You Stride up to your Speed. During this movement, you can try to move through the space of one enemy. Attempt an Acrobatics check against the enemy’s Reflex DC as soon as you try to ...
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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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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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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 a Gnome Battle Smith artificer (UA) riding his iron defender control it?

I don't see any reason a gnome Battle Smith artificer (from the May 2019 UA) couldn't ride his iron defender RAW--it's got the appropriate anatomy and is one size larger. But how is it "Controlled"? ...
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How does turn order work for the Beast Master ranger's alternative class feature Primal Companion?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything contains an alternative class feature for the Beast Master ranger that replaces the Ranger's Companion feature (PHB, p. 93). The description of the new Primal Companion ...
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What happens if you cast Giant Insect on a Ranger's Companion?

In the Players Handbook I noticed Giant Insect spell. I was interested in Spider and Scorpion (I will further mention only the Scorpion), since they can be Beastmaster's pets. It looks like ...
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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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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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When I'm mounted, can I use the Bait and Switch maneuver exchanging the mount and my ally's position?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything added one of my favourite maneuvers Bait and Switch. In my game as a player I used it while mounted and the DM was like "Nice, like in chess [The king and rook ...
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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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RAW, can you break up turns between a rider and their controlled mount? [duplicate]

Can't seem to find clarification on this, it always just directs me to the Mounted Combat rule. Mounted Combat [...] The initiative of a controlled mount changes to match yours when you mount it. It ...
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Shielded Stride while Mounted

Pathfinder 2E I'm building a Human Fighter into a sort of Knight character. I was curious about the 4th-level Class Feat Shielded Stride. The feat reads When your shield is up, your enemies' blows ...
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How can I dismount a rider?

What is the mechanism to dismount an opponent in mounted combat? What are the rolls? The only rules for an "unseat" action I've found are the unseat feat, which enables a lance-wielding rider to get ...
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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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Mounted creature vs. the Giant Killer feature from the Hunter ranger?

Does a mounted creature count as "large or larger", if it attacks a Hunter ranger with Giant Killer, but the mounted creature is normally medium without the mount (such as a human on a horse)...
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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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What happens when I redirect an attack with mounted combatant but I am outside the reach of their weapon on a grid? [duplicate]

The mounted combatant feat (PHB 168) allows someone to "force an attack targeted at your mount to target you instead." Suppose I am playing on a grid. Let E be enemies without reach/ranged ...
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Mounted Harbinger Teleportation

I am currently playing an Omen Rider Harbinger in a campaign. I have the Veiled Moon Style combat feat allowing me to teleport 10-ft as part of a movement. Would this teleport include my mount, or ...
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How does an attacker's reach interact with the Mounted Combatant feat's ability to force an attack against the mount to target the rider instead?

The second benefit of the Mounted Combatant feat says (PHB, p. 168): You can force an attack targeted at your mount to target you instead. I was playing a campaign, and my DM attacked the ...
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Does the Frog Rider trait of a Bullywug Royal work with Giant Toads?

The Ghosts of Saltmarsh WOTC Hardcover contains a few new statblocks, including the Bullywug Royal, who has the following trait: Frog Rider. The royal has advantage on melee attacks made while ...
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Does a Steel Defender mounted by an artificer still get its actions, if commanded?

Playing a human artificer battle smith with the spell Enlarge/Reduce, I want to use the Steel Defender as a mount. It is a medium size construct that becomes large size under the effects of the spell. ...
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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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Mounted combat: movement > free actions > dismounting, then free attack. Am I doing it right?

I have a lvl 6 Half Orc Paladin with the Shield Master feat riding a worg. The paladin has a speed of 30, the worg has 50. I move forward speed \$x\$ and spear a human with the lance 1d12+str+smite. ...
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Ride-by attack with a lance

I am currently mastering a game of Pathfinder with a few friends, and a situation occured during a game. The cavalier which has a few mounted feats (including ride-by attack), charges. He asked if ...
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Can a 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, or disengage action ...
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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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How does the spell Earthquake interact with a mounted PC, if the mount is knocked prone?

If you are on a mount and it is knocked prone, do you automatically get knocked prone too? To set the scene, I am mounted on my Warhorse when an evil NPC casts Earthquake below where we stand. My ...
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Would it be better to target a rider or mount with a banishing arrow?

I’ve an Arcane Archer character who chose the Banishing Arrow option for the Arcane Shot feature. In our campaign we often come across hobgoblins riding worgs. If I wanted to really put a thorn in ...
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Does your steed stay invisible after you dismount?

So in the D&D game that I run, one of my players is a lore bard that took find steed as his magical secret. We just had a battle where he used greater invisibility while on his steed causing them ...
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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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Does Lightning Bolt hit both a mount and its rider?

I have a wizard casting Lightning bolt at a flying mount (Griffon), hoping to hit both the mount and its rider. The DM has determined that I have hit the mount, but we have the question of if this ...
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Can Opportunity Attacks by a mounted PC with the Mounted Combatant feat be made with Advantage?

Can Opportunity Attacks have Advantage? For instance, if a character with the Mounted Combatant feat was to perform an attack of opportunity on a smaller creature while mounted, would that attack have ...
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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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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 happens when you are knocked prone while mounted and make the saving throw to remain mounted?

The rules for mounted combat include a special effect for falling prone (emphasis added): If an effect moves your mount against its will while you’re on it, you must succeed on a DC 10 Dexterity ...
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How do the Mounted Combatant and Mobile feats interact with opportunity attacks?

In short, when a Mounted Combatant & Mobile feat user redirects an attack from their mount, does that attack fail? Obviously, all the conditions that allow a mobile user to avoid opportunity ...
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How does the second benefit of the Mounted Combatant feat interact with total cover?

The second benefit of the Mounted Combatant feat (PHB, p. 168) lets you force an enemy to attack you rather than your mount when they attempt to attack the latter. What happens if you do that while ...
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Exchanging control of a mount

This is a situation that came up recently in a game I play in. Two player characters were riding an elephant in combat. The elephant was acting as a controlled mount under control of one of the riders,...
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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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How does the Mounted Combatant feat interact with Infernal War Machines?

The new Baldur's Gate - Descent into Avernus hardcover features a brand new mechanic: Infernal War Machines! A few things caught my eye - first off, that they have a stat block: An infernal war ...
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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; ...