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Does a move action used as a failed attempt to escape an effect (through a failed check) provoke an attack of opportunity?

This is a magical effect that I am able to get in our Pathfinder 1e game. Any hostile creature must succeed on a Reflex save any time it becomes or starts its turn adjacent to you. A creature that ...
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Does hitting an opponent with an opportunity attack stop their movement?

Disrupting Actions Various abilities and conditions, such as an Attack of Opportunity, can disrupt an action. When an action is disrupted, you still use the actions or reactions you committed and you ...
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What is a "double move", and how does it affect mounted combat?

From Combat: If you use two move actions in a round (sometimes called a “double move” action), you can move up to double your speed. If you spend the entire round running, you can move up to ...
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If you have a reaction that disrupts the trigger, can you cause a creature using Stand to remain Prone?

In a recent bout with lesser deaths, we noticed some particulars about Move Actions that Trigger Reactions. Particularly: If you use a move action but don’t move out of a square, the trigger instead ...
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Is there a way to charge as a move action (or lower)?

I'm very fond of quirky builds, even if the optimization is horrible. I'm working around a polearm charger right now (no mounts - mounts are lame). My other question asks about ways to turn during a ...
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If you fall prone during a Stride action, is the Stride action disrupted?

If you are Striding, and you trigger an attack of opportunity from an enemy wielding a flail, the flail's critical specialization can cause you to fall prone. If this happens, is your Stride action ...
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Can drawing a weapon be part of any kind of move action, or just part of movement?

Assuming a character has a BAB higher than +1, would he be able to draw a weapon (or shield) as a move action and then draw (or sheath) another weapon (or shield) as part of that same move action (due ...
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Is there any rule preventing me from starting multiple bardic performances in a single round?

Bardic Performance reads as follows: Starting a bardic performance is a standard action, but it can be maintained each round as a free action. Changing a bardic performance from one effect to ...
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Can I attack with my move action?

I'm playing Pathfinder with a Dex-based warrior. My basic strategy is to use power attack mythic in my attacks to deal lots of damage per hit and try to attack as much as I can. In certain situations,...
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Does Double Move allow you to cast spells or activate abilities that require swift or standard actions without changing weapon set up?

Can a character that, for example, holds a weapon in each hand, use its move action to sheathe one of them, cast a spell (a divine spell with the Quicken Spell metamagic feat which is a swift action) ...
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Does recovering from knockdown bane prevents resisting other banes?

Knockdown description says: Standing up from prone requires a move action and costs a character half (round down) of their speed for the round. While in Combat Section of the core rules it is ...
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If I'm holding two weapons, can I momentarily hold one under my arm to free a hand?

Let's say I have Two-weapon Fighting, and I am wielding a light weapon in each hand. I have an ability that lets me conjure a certain item as a swift action. Can I momentarily hold one of my light ...
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Can a creature on its turn move up to a door, open the door, and continue moving?

I've always imagined that, unless a creature is taking free actions (hence, also, swift and immediate actions, all of which can be taken in conjunction with other actions), actions are taken ...
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Does the 1-2 diagonal count reset on each move action?

In Pathfinder and 3.x (and possibly other systems I imagine?), diagonal movement is handled by a 1-2 rule to simplify calculation; first diagonal move is 1 square, then 2, then 1, and etc. But what ...
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How do I resolve my move if I can move farther than I can see?

If I use a dash action on my turn it will allow me to move 70 feet in that round, but I can only see 60 feet in the dark. We use Roll20.net with the dynamic lighting feature. So, sometimes I can't ...
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What happens when a creature loses its next move action?

The feat Undermountain Tactics allows the use of the tactical maneuver stair king, which says To use this maneuver, you must gain the high ground bonus on your attacks against an opponent. If you ...
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Is gliding considered as a move action?

Gliding is usually listed as an extraordinary ability, for example the Raptoran entry in RotW (pg. 68): Gliding (Ex): A raptoran can use her wings to glide, negating damage from a fall of any height ...
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Does making an Opportunity Attack with Lashing Flail cancel the target's movement?

Lashing flail (Martial Power 2, pg.143): Whenever you use a flail to hit an enemy with a melee basic attack, you can slide that enemy 1 square. If an enemy tries to move past me while I have this ...
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If two hostile players approach, why the fastest one gets to attack in second place?

In posting this question I'm thinking of GURPS, but it would be the same with any game in which: players get one action per turn players can either move OR attack OR (move only one hex AND attack) ...
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D&D 4e monk Spider Technique

The monk's Spider Technique says: You climb your speed. During this movement, you can move across overhanging surfaces, such as ceilings, but you fall if you end your turn on such a surface. Is this ...
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What kind of action is exactly to done a quickdraw shield?

The quickdraw shield text is a bit confusing Benefit: If you have a base attack bonus of +1 or higher, you may don or put away a quickdraw shield as a swift action combined with a regular move. If ...
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Reaving Ammunition & spending a move action

Reaving ammunition states: When you hit an enemy with an attack using this ammunition, that enemy also takes ongoing 5 damage until it spends a move action (without moving) to end the ongoing ...
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Can a creature shift while swimming?

The party I was DMing for was fighting in a sewer passage with small water ways running through the passage, and some questions came up about movement and water. The DM's guide 1 explains some ...
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Order of actions in combat

Is there a specific order in which move / move-equivalent actions and standard actions should occur during a combat round? I know you can take the 5-foot step at the beginning or the end of the turn, ...
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Can a Wizard Levitate while Immobilized?

When a Wizard is immobilized can she still use Levitate to move vertically? Levitate Move Action Effect: You can move 4 squares vertically and remain there, hovering above the ground.
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Pathfinder: 2 Talon Attack or 2 Attacks?

In Pathfinder (as D&D) if you make a move action, you forfeit your secondary attack. However, an Eagle has natural "2 x talon attack" listed as its primary, with a bite attack as a secondary. ...
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Can the Sorcerer use 'Lightning Shift' while prone?

Lightning Shift is a 6th Level Sorcerer Utility Encounter Power that is a move action. Effect: You shift your speed. You ignore difficult terrain during the shift. If the sorcerer is knocked ...
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