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Questions tagged [movement]

Questions about how character and object movement works. Includes such things as how abilities, restrictions, or environment affect movement, and more.

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What is the movement speed of major image?

When using my action to move my major image, what is the movement speed of the image for that turn?
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Does someone who fails against Dissonant Whispers on their turn waste their movement for that turn?

Dissonant whispers (PHB, pg. 235) says: The target must make a Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, it takes 3d6 psychic damage and must immediately use its reaction to move as far as its speed ...
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How far does a racing vehicle keep moving after you try to stop?

The Stop Short description for vehicles says a vehicle that was racing continues to move after you try to stop it. You need to use a move action to stop and can make a Piloting check to reduce the ...
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Moving “out” vs moving “through” a threatened square with acrobatics

If I begin my turn in a creature's threatened area, can I use acrobatics to leave the threatened area without provoking an attack of opportunity? My GM argued that I can't since the acrobatics skill ...
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What would the DC be for someone making an Athletics check to climb using Gravity Boost?

For climbing, the rules say You can move double your climb speed with a successful Athletics check to climb, but you take a –5 penalty to the check. What would the DC for someone using Gravity ...
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Does the climb speed you get from the Climbing Master feat override the climb speed you get from Gravity Boost?

The Climbing Master feat states: You gain a climb speed equal to your land speed. Does this override the climb speed of 20 ft you get from Gravity Boost? For instance, can I run using the Climbing ...
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How does the Levitate spell interact with Tenser's Floating Disk?

A wizard casts Tenser's Floating Disk, creating a: horizontal plane of force, 3 feet in diameter and 1 inch thick, that floats 3 feet above the ground The movement of the disk obeys certain rules: ...
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Can an 18th level hastened mobile wood-elf monk move at over 100 mph?

One of my players wants to say his monk can kill a T-Rex in a single blow, by simply ramming it. The pitch goes like this: As a wood elf he has a base speed of 35 feet. The Mobile feat increases ...
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Is there a way to move at least 10 feet and keep a full round action as a rogue?

I found the armor "Varisian dancing scarves" which give a +2 AC only if moving around at least 10 feet. And as a Two Weapons fighting Rogue (Unchained), I would like to find a way to be able to use ...
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Does the Boots of Striding and Springing’s 30-foot ceiling take effect before or after movement additions?

I am a halfling monk who has recently acquired boots of striding and springing. As a halfling I have a base movement of 25 feet; however, as a monk (currently level 4) with Unarmored Movement, I have ...
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When you run out of climbing speed, can you still climb with your normal speed at a penalty?

Let's say you're a 40 speed, 15 climbing speed creature. There's an initial ledge at 20 feet, but you're trying to reach the top at 25 feet. From the Player's Handbook, page 182: While climbing ...
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How does a Bigby's Hand move when a creature it is interposing approaches?

If you summon a Bigby's hand and order it to interpose itself between you and an enemy, what does it do if that enemy tries to approach you? The spell says the hand will move to stay between the ...
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If a spell is cast on a moveable creature/object and lasts longer than a round, and the creature/object moves, does the spell move with it?

Recently it has come up at our table on the topic of centering a spell with an extended length, like sickening radiance, on a creature or something else that move. My table & I are unfamiliar with ...
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How do I have creatures move in formation?

Here's the scenario. A group of 4 adventurers move into a room of 5 highly trained kobolds who employ group tactics. Their main strategy is shield walls with kobold-sized pikes. They try to form up ...
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Does the steed summoned by Find Greater Steed act on the turn you cast the spell?

Can I cast find greater steed (XGtE, p. 156) to summon a creature, hop on it, and use its movement, action, or both - all in the same turn?
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If I cast Gust of Wind and then move, what happens to the line of wind?

Recently I cast Gust of Wind to push back a group of chitine that suddenly jumped the party. It worked surprisingly well but just to be safe, I wanted to place my wizard behind a statue to stay out of ...
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Can you disengage past multiple enemies with no opportunity attack?

During my turn I want to attack two enemies that are in different areas using my movement.Can I disengage with a bonus action past multiple enemies without triggering an opportunity attack?
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Can you stack the speed reduction from Ray of Frost?

If I hit you with Ray of Frost, and my friend hits you with Ray of Frost immediately after, do you have your speed reduced by (10x2=)20 until the start of my next turn? Or do you only lose 10 speed ...
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Can characters who can't see move through an area just as easily as characters who can see?

PHB ch. 8 states that a creature in a heavily obscured area (e.g. a completely dark area, if the creature does not have darkvision) effectively suffers from the blinded condition. The definition of ...
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What size doors can a Giant Ape squeeze its body through?

This question keeps coming up in our groups over and over without a satisfactory conclusion (and frankly quite a few hurt feelings on the part of upset polymorphed players, and the rules lawyers ...
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Can you trip a jumping character?

I have a frankly nightmarish build with a lot of reach and a huge bonus to tripping. Then I started wondering about how this build would fare in a fight with an ubercharger. You can trip while ...
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Can you Climb with only one hand free?

The spider climb spell seems to imply that, normally, you have to use your hands to climb: A creature gains a climbing speed equal to its walking speed and can move freely along vertical surfaces ...
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Is this house-rule limiting Disengage broken?

I'm a new DM and I recently ruled in a game that a PC that disengages takes no opportunity attacks from enemies they are currently in melee range of, but will take opportunity attacks if they try to ...
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Is there a way to move around an enemy without acrobatics and attacks of opportunity?

I'm currently running Carrion Crown for my friends, one of whom knows the rules much better than I do. During one combat he used a full round action to move behind the enemy, through 3 separate ...
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How is movement calculated when running up walls as a monk?

Picture this circumstance. I am a 5 foot tall level 9 Wood Elf Monk with Mobile. I have 60 feet of speed per turn, via: 35 feet from Wood Elf feature 10 feet from the Mobile feat 15 feet from being ...
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What does Freedom of Movement do while buried in dirt?

One of my players’ characters got teleported under a few feet of dirt. He activated his Unfettered Shirt. Now that he is under the effect of Freedom of Movement, what happens? I had offered the ...
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What do victims of the fear spell do if their speed is reduced to zero?

The fear spell reads: Each creature in a 30-foot cone must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or drop whatever it is holding and become frightened for the duration. While frightened by this ...
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What are the rules for traveling using different movement speeds? [duplicate]

If a creature has a climb, swim, or fly speed that's lower than their base speed, how is this calculated? For example... If I have a base speed of 30 feet and a swim speed of 15 feet, and I'm 20 ...
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Can you move a creature you're grappling but frightened of?

A situation came up in our game where a PC cast cause fear (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 151) on an enemy that was grappling the PC and trying to push them towards a torture device. This made ...
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If a creature has already moved on its turn, does the Glamour Bard's Mantle of Inspiration allow it to move again?

College of Glamour bards gain the Mantle of Inspiration feature at 3rd level (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 14): As a bonus action, you can expend one use of your Bardic Inspiration to grant ...
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What is the overland travel pace of a rogue traveling alone and capable of dashing with Cunning Action?

The travel pace rules say they are meant to represent a group of travellers of differing capabilities. In effect, they are rules of averaging, in that they: assume that a group of travelers adopts ...
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Is my ability to move across liquid surfaces, as granted by Water Walk, affected by current?

The description of the water walk spell says: This spell grants the ability to move across any liquid surface - such as water, acid, mud, snow, quicksand, or lava - as if it were harmless solid ...
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How does the Ring of Jumping combine with Tabaxi Feline Agility?

The Tabaxi racial trait "Feline Agility" (Volo's Guide to Monsters, p. 115) says: When you move on your turn in combat, you can double your speed until the end of the turn. The Ring of Jumping (...
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Is a new Tumble check made for each threatened square?

Do you have to attempt a Tumble skill check for every threatened square you leave to avoid an attack of opportunity? Was this ever clarified in any official capacity, directly or indirectly? I know ...
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Can an inverted Magic Circle be used as a booby trap against fiends?

My reading of the description of the magic circle spell is that normally an extra-planar being of one of the specified types couldn't walk into the cylinder: The creature can't willingly enter the ...
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Does a Globe of Invulnerability move with the caster?

The globe of invulnerability spell creates "A barrier with a 10-foot radius [that] surrounds you". Does that barrier move with the caster, or stays in the same place for the duration regardless of ...
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If you move into melee range and then back out on the same turn, does it provoke an opportunity attack?

I feel like this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find it. I know that if you are engaged in combat with someone (or at least in melee range of someone's weapon, 5 feet normally or 10 ...
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Can monks move between their Attack action and bonus-action unarmed strike?

Every question I have seen includes flurry of blows, or readied actions, or whatever. But I am talking about level 1 monk, using just an attack action, and just the martial arts feature. You can ...
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If a creature is forced to make a Dex save but has nowhere to go to avoid the effect, can they still make the save?

So I came across a question I had as a DM the other day: If there is a creature or creatures subject to an spell or effect requiring a Dex saving throw, but they are in a position where avoiding the ...
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Would a Decanter of Endless Water propel a boat? [closed]

In Pathfinder this magical item was recently purchased by our party member. It says that it can put out of 5 gallons of water per second from a 1ft diameter circle. How would you go about ...
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Can you move between readying a spell and resolving its effect to avoid mage slayer or counterspell? [duplicate]

I was wondering whether you could take a move action in the middle of your Cast a Spell action (similar to moving between attacks), but the answers to this question say no. However, can you cast the ...
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Does the movement of There and Back Again consume your movement for the turn?

The mystic from Unearthed Arcana can get an ability called there and back again that states There and Back Again (2 psi): As a bonus action, you teleport up to 20 feet to an unoccupied space you ...
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Would the Gust spell be able to move someone under the effect of the Levitate spell?

I am playing an air genasi storm sorcerer. Air genasi have the Mingle with the Wind racial trait, which lets them cast the levitate spell once per long rest (with no material components). The ...
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Can frightened creatures stand up without “moving closer to the source of their fear”?

An interesting problem came up in game the other day: A Battle Master fighter (PHB p. 73-74) successfully used the Menacing Attack maneuver against a fire giant, and thanks to a magical effect on her ...
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Is your movement penalized underwater if you have a swimming speed but choose not to use it?

Here are the rules on underwater movement: While climbing or swimming, each foot of movement costs 1 extra foot (2 extra feet in difficult terrain), unless a creature has a climbing or swimming ...
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Interaction between line of sight, enemy reach and opportunity attacks [duplicate]

The basic rules state for opportunity attacks: You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach. RAW seems to imply that by circling around the ...
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If you are incapacitated, can you move?

The incapacitated condition states that An incapacitated creature can’t take actions or reactions. Does that effect movement though? Moving is not an action (at least not in 5e).
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What is “closer” for the purposes of the frightened condition?

How is the portion of the frightened condition meant to be interpreted: The creature can’t willingly move closer to the source of its fear. More specifically, what is meant by "move closer"? ...
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What counts as “during the move” for the monk's Unarmored Movement?

Unarmored Movement states: At 9th level, you gain the ability to move along vertical surfaces and across liquids on your turn without falling during the move. But it's unclear to me what is "...
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Can a 9th-level multiclassed monk move along vertical surfaces while wearing armor?

I have design for a character, that is multiclassed into monk. I'm interesting the "wall running" ability that a monk has. However, I'm uncertain about what this means. If I'm wearing armor, do I ...