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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How do we kill what we can't see?

Large party, level 6 Storm Sorcerer, Shadow Sorcerer, Lore Bard, Dual wielding DEX fighter, Thief, Moon Druid, Forge Cleric We are repeatedly running into a problem encounter, that we've had to run ...
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How does it work when two riders are on one mount?

The prestige class asavir gains at level 4 the supernatural ability djinni’s blessing that says When an asavir reaches 4th level, her mount receives the blessing of the djinn, making it swift and ...
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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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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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What's the best build for a mounted archer/caster?

My PC is an air genasi fighter 1 with ability scores of Str 12, Dex 19, Con 14, Int 14, Wis 10, and Cha 7. My plan is for my PC to become eventually a mounted archer and spellcaster that emphasizes ...
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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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Avoiding the lance disadvantage when mounted on a large creature

This question begins the same as this question: Is weapon reach measured from the edge of the mount's space or the rider's? However Rubiksmoose's answer (the currently accepted answer) seems ...
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Can I use Two-Weapon Fighting on my mount's turn?

Can I use the Ready action on my turn to specify that I will make a melee attack once in range of an enemy, use my mount to get to the enemy, attack the enemy with one melee weapon, and then also ...
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Can my UA revised ranger's animal companion use Coordinated Attack if I am riding it?

If I'm riding my animal companion for my class (UA revised ranger), can my animal companion make an attack using the following ability? Coordinated Attack Beginning at 5th level, you and your animal ...
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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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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 would a mounted creature, or one steering a vehicle, do if affected by the harpy’s Luring Song?

What would a mounted creature, or one steering a vehicle, do if affected by the harpy’s Luring Song? Would the creature dismount/leave the vehicle and proceed to the harpy under their own power? Or ...
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Is there a difference between provoking an Opportunity Attack (OA) and being the target of an OA?

Based on this question regarding the interaction of Mounted Combatant and Mobile Feats, there seems to be a possible loophole regarding provoking an OA and being the target of an OA. Does the ...
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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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Mounted Combat and Sneak Attack [duplicate]

Would a halfling rogue mounted on a War Dog get to apply sneak attack damage to a melee attack made while mounted? The Sneak Attack text states "You don't need advantage on the attack roll if another ...
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Is a mounted creature unaffected by the secondary damage of the Booming Blade cantrip?

I'm designing a boss fight for the first session of my next campaign. The boss in question is a mounted warrior; one of his abilities is from the Mounted Combatant feat (PHB, p. 168), which allows him ...
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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 ...