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Questions tagged [movement]

For questions about how the movement of creatures and objects works. This includes such things as how abilities, restrictions, or the environment affect movement.

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Can flying creatures choose to hover, even if they don't have hover in their flying speed?

Some creatures have a fly speed. Some creatures with a fly speed also have the ability to hover specified. The PHB, in Chapter 9: Combat, Movement and Position, Flying Movement says: Flying ...
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Is there a functional difference between having a listed climb speed and being able to climb at full walking speed?

The normal rules for climbing state that: Each foot of movement costs 1 extra foot (2 extra feet in difficult terrain) when you’re climbing, swimming, or crawling. You ignore this extra cost if you ...
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If a character has a higher horizontal jump speed than movement speed, is their jump paused midair once their movement is finished? [duplicate]

If a character has a higher horizontal jump speed than movement speed, is their jump paused mid-air once their movement is finished? Or, do they continue moving? If so, what stops a player from ...
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Is fleeing from battle considered “acting under attack”?

A short movement isn't enough to flee from battle, since the opponent can do a short movement and an attack: "A character can also try to make a short move and take another (relatively simple) ...
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Are alchemical weapons treated like weapons or alchemical items?

I have seen conflicting answers to this question online, so I'd like some help nailing down a somewhat more definitive answer. For characters with 1 BAB or higher, are alchemical weapons (tanglefoot ...
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Does this “yield your space to an ally” rule my 3.5 group uses appear anywhere in the official rules?

I play D&D 3.5 with a group of folks. One of the rules they use in combat allows Alice, on Alice's turn, to ask Bob to yield his space to Alice. Bob chooses a space to move to, Alice moves into ...
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What constitutes a 'safe route' for the Fear spell?

The description of the fear spell says: While frightened by this spell, a creature must take the Dash action and move away from you by the safest available route on each of its turns, unless there ...
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Is there anything in this grapple and run-jump-fall-stand-repeat strategy that does not work?

The Athlete feat (PHB, p. 165) gives the following benefits: Increase your Strength or Dexterity score by 1, to a maximum of 20. When you are prone, standing up uses only 5 feet of your ...
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Do Monks gain the 9th level Unarmored Movement benefit when wearing armor or using a shield?

Unarmored Movement, a monk feature, says... Starting at 2nd level, your speed increases by 10 feet while you are not wearing armor or wielding a shield. This bonus increases when you reach certain ...
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Do you take falling damage if falling from 20 feet or less while grappled by someone affected by the Cat's Grace option of the Enhance Ability spell?

Here are the rules on falling: At the end of a fall, a creature takes 1d6 bludgeoning damage for every 10 feet it fell, to a maximum of 20d6. The creature lands prone, unless it avoids taking ...
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Is your maximum jump distance halved by grappling?

Here are the rules about jumping: Your Strength determines how far you can jump. Long Jump. When you make a long jump, you cover a number of feet up to your Strength score if you move at least ...
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Does your speed affect your Travel Pace?

Different races/classes have changing speeds - does this affect the distance when using Travel Pace?
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Maximizing flight speed in a turn for a PC without using magic items/spells? [closed]

What is the maximum sustainable (not time-limited) flight speed attainable by a PC in Dungeons and Dragons 5e without the use of spells or speed-enhancing items? This would come from a combination of ...
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Can an earth elemental drag a tiny creature underground with Earth Glide?

So it's been asked and answered that an earth elemental can't drag anyone through stone as they don't have Earth Glide. That's fine it makes sense. But, what if the person is tiny and the elemental ...
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Is flight possible in heavy armor?

The Reinforced Wings feat (Races of the Dragon, p. 101) says at the end: Normal: Flying creatures can’t fly in medium or heavy armor or when carrying a medium or heavy load. I could not find any ...
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How can the Githyanki Supreme Commander move while insubstantial?

The Githyanki Supreme Commander, in its stat block (Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, p. 206), is granted three types of legendary actions, one of them being the Teleport action: Teleport. The githyanki ...
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Can you stand up from being prone using Skirmisher outside of your turn?

Using the Rogue Scout's Skirmisher feature, which states: You can move up to half your speed as a reaction when an enemy ends its turn within 5 feet of you. Additionally: Being Prone, PHB pg ...
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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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Does the Unseen Servant spell end if I move away from it?

The spell Unseen Servant says "If you command the servant to perform a task that would move it more than 60 feet away from you, the spell ends." But what happens if I move away from it? For example, ...
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Does the Compelled Duel spell require a saving throw for “movement” via a spell? [closed]

Let us assume an enemy spellcaster has failed their first saving throw against the Compelled Duel spell (PHB, p. 224). Thus the enemy "must make a Wisdom saving throw each time it attempts to move to ...
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Do modifiers to jump length/height apply to flat values from some monster traits?

Some monsters have traits that give them jump heights without following the rules laid out in the Movement section of the Basic Rules. One example is the Frog: Standing Leap. The frog's long jump ...
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What is the longest distance a player character can jump in one leap?

After asking What is the longest distance a 13th-level monk can jump while attacking on the same turn?, my curiosity got piqued. By RAW, what is the longest distance a player character can jump in ...
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Does a Snake Sword user get an AoO for an opponent moving from one threatened square to another within range?

So I am starting a new character in an ongoing campaign and I was going to do a Chain Armor + Spiked Chains dual wield trip tank deal but I decided to see what other reach type weapons might be ...
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How do I determine if the rules for a long jump or high jump are applicable for Monks?

Inspired by this question: What is the longest distance a 13th-level monk can jump while attacking on the same turn? At 9th level, Monks get an improvement to the Unarmored Movement feature: At ...
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Does the Giant Rocktopus have a Swim Speed?

The Giant Rocktopus described in Out of the Abyss (p.28) is said to be a Giant Octopus that evolved to live on land. It has a walking speed of 20 feet and a climbing speed of 10 feet. Nothing is ...
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Does surprise arrest existing movement?

Do surprised creatures which were already moving prior to being surprised keep moving, or stop moving for a round? Some illustrative situations might be: A carriage drawn by four horses is heading ...
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What is the longest distance a 13th-level monk can jump while attacking on the same turn?

Context During last session in a game that I GM, the party got ambushed by NPC monks leaping from the trees. They were hiding high up in very big Sawtooth Oak Trees, then jumped in a horizontal ...
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Can you end your turn in the same space as an unconscious or dead creature?

The rules state: Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can’t willingly end your move in its space. What happens if that creature has either been knocked unconscious or has been killed? ...
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Magic Circle: What doesn't fall under “non-magical means”?

Magic Circle has the following effect on creatures of a specified type: The creature can't willingly enter the cylinder by nonmagical means. If the creature tries to use teleportation or ...
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Movement during Combat Patrol

I wonder about this section of the Combat Patrol feat: You may move as part of these attacks, provided your total movement before your next turn does not exceed your speed. It is not stated if the ...
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If I cast Expeditious Retreat, can I Dash as a bonus action on the same turn?

I am new to D&D, and am playing 5th Edition. I have a level 3 wizard who has the spell expeditious retreat: This spell allows you to move at an incredible pace. When you cast this spell, and ...
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Swift action movement and 5-foot step [duplicate]

I realize swift actions came out after the PHB was printed, but how can we reconcile them with this part from the PHB: If you move no actual distance in a round (commonly because you have swapped ...
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Do creatures with a listed speed of “0 ft., fly 30 ft. (hover)” ever touch the ground?

As an example, I'm considering a Demilich. Will my PC ever encounter a Demilich on the ground (for example, running up and surprising one that is sleeping on the ground)? In general, though, do ...
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Does falling count as part of my movement?

I'm new to D&D. I've read certain answers to questions similar to mine, but I wish further clarification. Can I, as a Winged Tiefling, fall onto an opponent as part of an attack? And more ...
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Do the Forced March rules apply to walking around in a dungeon?

Do the Forced March rules (PHB, p. 181) apply to walking around in a dungeon, in Omu, in cities, etc. - i.e. to all movement? Or does it only apply to "far travel"? Do RAI and RAW differ? It says "...
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Can a spiritual weapon be moved through walls?

Reading How does a Spiritual Weapon interact with illusions of creatures when it is moved? made me wonder - can a spiritual weapon be moved through walls? The description of the spell reads (emphasis ...
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How does a Spiritual Weapon interact with illusions of creatures when it is moved?

The description for spiritual weapon states that (emphasis mine) You create a floating, spectral weapon within range that lasts for the duration or until you cast this spell again. When you cast ...
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Does a creature get to choose which square it takes its Attack of Opportunity from movement on?

If a target is moving (or seems like it intends to move) through multiple Threatened Squares, can the Threatening creature choose not to take its Attack of Opportunity from the first square, but also ...
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Does the number of animals pulling a cart affect the speed they can travel?

To add to my question here about a mule's pulling capacity, I was curious to know how in-depth additional information should be processed. For instance, does the 5e RAW or RAI take into ...
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When does combat begin and end during a dungeon? [duplicate]

I am a first-timer trying to prepare to host my first D&D night as DM with a bunch of curious friends (also first-timers in roleplaying). I got the Starter Set so I'll be trying to play the Lost ...
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Can you move over difficult terrain with only 5 feet of movement?

Assuming a character or creature with very little speed - say, 15 feet. It gets hit with a ray of frost, reducing its speed to 5 feet. It is attempting to move through difficult terrain. Can the ...
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Friendly Switch with a Medium and Large (or more) characters

The Friendly Switch feat says : As part of your movement or as a 5-foot-step, you can move into the space occupied by an ally of your size or smaller, which displaces the ally into the space you ...
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Can you make an opportunity attack against a moving object?

With the recent addition of the revisited artificer class to 5e, I did a quick playthrough with a level 3 artillerist. The artillerist can summon a turret; an object (not a construct) with a speed of ...
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Can the Grease spell force multiple saves?

The description of the grease spell states: A creature that enters the area or ends its turn there must also succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or fall prone. What about a creature that enters ...
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Burrowing with weapons

Given the Trox multiple upper limbs and and burrow trait, does he need to sheathe/put down his weapon before burrowing, or can he burrow all the same?
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On a Tumble Check to avoid Attacks of Opportunity, do you move at half speed for your whole movement?

Tumble DC 15 Tumble at one-half speed as part of normal movement, provoking no attacks of opportunity while doing so. Failure means you provoke attacks of opportunity normally. Check separately for ...
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Could a warlock use the One with Shadows warlock invocation to turn invisible, and then move while staying invisible?

In the eldritch invocation “One with Shadows”, it is stated that the player is invisible in a dim location until an action or reaction is used. Since movement is not an action, could the player use ...
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How can I take a waterfall's effect on a jump into consideration mechanically?

There's a hidden chamber in my recent dungeon that's blocked by a waterfall coming from the ceiling and decending on a hole in front of the chamber. Right now, my players are cleaning the dungeon and ...
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If I cast Silent Image on a boat, does the illusion move with the boat? [duplicate]

If I cast Silent Image on a boat, does it move with the boat or do I have to use an action to make it move with the boat? The situation is this, my party is floating down a large river and I want to ...
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If you're falling because of ball bearings, do you automatically land on caltrops in the same space?

If a creature had to make both saving throws for ball bearings and caltrops, and failed the ball bearings - Would they automatically fall prone & land on the caltrops, taking caltrop damage with ...