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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What happens when you have a creature grappled and use the Bait and Switch Maneuver to move 5 feet away from the creature?

The Bait and Switch Maneuver (Battlemaster Fighter feature): Bait and Switch. When you're within 5 feet of a creature on your turn, you can expend one superiority die and switch places with that ...
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What minimal space can a creature go through when squeezing?

A sneaky thief wants to infiltrate a building through its chimney. Can she do that? PHB p. 193 "Creature size" says a creature "squeezes" when going through a small space: A ...
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How does the movement enhancement from Mobile feat interact with the movement speeds of class and sub-class features? [duplicate]

The Mobile feat appears in the Player's Handbook (PHB, p.168) and would be generally accessible to all classes and races as long as DM agrees to allow feats at the table. You are exceptionally speedy ...
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Can a Way of Astral Self Monk use wisdom related scores for jumping?

I have several questions on the interactions between the Arms of Astral Self and the Jumping mechanics. According to the 3rd level feature, Arms of the Astral Self: While the spectral arms are ...
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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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Can you misty step over an enemy and then fall down?

Can you just use misty step to teleport over someone and then let yourself fall down? Or is the "space above someone" also occupied if he just stands on the ground? What's the RAW here?
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If a creature is squeezing in a space does that affect other characters' ability to move past it?

So if a large creature is halfway down a 20ft long 5ft wide hallway and a friendly, medium creature wants to move past him, does the large creature impede the medium creature's movement? Also, can ...
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Blinded creature trying to fly

How does being blinded affect a creature who is flying, such as an aarakocra? Would a blind aarakocra risk crashing into things if they tried to fly?
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Does an Echo Knight fighter's echo provoke an opportunity attack when it moves?

Does an Echo Knight fighter's echo provoke an opportunity attack when it moves? The Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo feature says, in part (EGtW, p. 183; emphasis mine): At 3rd level, you can use ...
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Is it possible to escape from a Wall of Stone spell on the turn it is cast by flying?

The spell wall of stone allows those that might be trapped by it a chance to escape during the action in which it is 'springing into existence'. If a creature would be surrounded on all sides by the ...
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Understanding the mechanics of a satyr's Mirthful Leaps trait

I am having an issue calculating how to utilize a Satyr's Mirthful Leaps trait, and how it would affect the character moving forward, focusing on the math and stats. For this question, I'll use the ...
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Can a space from Phantasmal Force move?

So, my DM is doing a pvp tourney and I am fighting a Mage (5th level). I am a Shadow Monk and also 5th level. What happened is that in the middle of the fight, the Mage cast Phantasmal Force on me. I ...
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What happens if a character's velocity is greater than 0m when the character gets a Phase?

I'm preparing to run a Hero System, 6th Edition campaign, and I'm struggling to understand movement, especially velocity. Here's the question: When a character's Phase ends yet his velocity is still ...
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Does the Orc's 'Aggressive' racial trait allow you to move with a grappled target as long as you move toward it?

Aggressive. As a bonus action, you can move up to your movement speed toward a hostile creature you can see or hear. You must end this move closer to the enemy than you started. That last clause ...
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Can you attack while jumping? [duplicate]

The section on Movement gives the following rules for long jumping: 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 ...
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How easy is it to recognize that a creature is under the Dominate Monster spell?

Had an interesting session with a DM I generally quite like playing with where he made 2 decisions I disagreed with. Unfortunately a bit of research hasn't clarified if I'm misunderstanding the rules, ...
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How many wagons do you need for arming 500 irregulars?

I am just DMing "Shadowdale - The Scouring of the Land" and would like to incorporate a caravan delivering arms to the dalesfolk. I figured 500 suits of leather armor, 500 large wooden ...
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How does having multiple Speeds interact with Difficult Terrain?

The rules on "Using Different Speeds" state (emphasis mine): [...] Whenever you switch, subtract the distance you've already moved from the new speed. The result determines how much farther ...
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Can the half-dragon template have a negative impact on fly speed?

First example: A half-dragon astral deva. Astral devas normally have wings, but they're Medium, and the Half-Dragon template states that Medium half-dragons don't have wings. Does the Astral deva lose ...
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Can a Medium-sized creature effectively block a 10-foot-wide hallway by standing in the middle of it?

Playing on a grid, imagine a 10-foot-wide hallway. Can a Medium creature stand between the grid squares, effectively leaving 2.5 feet on each side? Or does the creature have to "hug the wall"...
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How does trample work with hide and hide in plain sight?

Let's say there is a treant shadowdancer who does not appreciate interlopers in its forest. Assuming it has enough hide skill to remain unseen, and as silly as it sounds, can this treant trample over ...
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If a creature is hit by an OA by someone with the Sentinel feat, but then gains a new type of speed, does that new speed also become 0 for the turn?

The first benefit of the Sentinel feat says (PHB, p. 169-170): When you hit a creature with an opportunity attack, the creature's speed becomes 0 for the rest of the turn. If a character with the ...
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How does Haste interact with Boots of Striding and Springing?

So I am currently playing a vine leshy ninja in Pathfinder 1e. I am taking the Acceleration of Form ninja trick and Boots of Striding and Springing. Important information that you need to know before ...
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Does an out-of-sight creature affected by the Fear spell have to keep running if they fail the saving throw?

Imagine a (D&D 5e) spellcaster casts Fear on an enemy, and the enemy fails their Wisdom saving throw. On its turn, the enemy drops what it's holding and takes the Dash action, running away from ...
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Does the bonus-action shove from the (UA) Telekinetic feat move the target through the air, or only on the ground?

Imagine a party of PCs exploring a dungeon inside a volcano. After a climactic confrontation with the Big Bad, the volcano begins to erupt, and the PCs must flee for their lives. Unfortunately, one of ...
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Can a frightened creature freely circle the source of its fear?

A frightened creature A is standing horizontally or vertically next to the source of its fear B. The creature can't willingly move closer to the source of its fear. Can A freely circle B, for ...
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If a flying creature with no swim speed ends up in water, can it fly out?

Assuming there is no magic holding it aloft and it doesn't have the ability to hover, when a flying creature is knocked prone, it falls. What happens if the creature was flying over a body of water? ...
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If I have already used all my movement, and then Zephyr Strike increases it after my attack, can I move more with the increased speed?

My character is a Ranger with the spell Zephyr Strike, which increases my speed by 30ft after I make an attack. If I have already used all my movement to reach an enemy, can I attack and then use the ...
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Do ball bearings require more than 1 save when moving across the tiles?

Ball bearings cover a square area that is 10 feet on a side. A creature moving across the covered area must succeed on a DC 10 Dexterity saving throw or fall prone. But is this for every square they ...
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Can a creature with a natural walking speed of 0 ft. get up from being prone?

In a one-shot I recently played the players were fighting a homebrewed Weeping Angel. It has a walking speed of 0 ft. and can teleport 80 ft. on its turn under some conditions. One of the players ...
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How does haste interact with the heavy armor penalty?

For a character that is wearing heavy armor, but does not have the prerequisite strength, there is a 10ft speed penalty. If the Armor table shows “Str 13” or “Str 15” in the Strength column for an ...
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Magic Missile or other 'Always Accurate' attack spells as an anti-aircraft weapon [closed]

I'm working on a story that has a mix of futuristic tech and D&D style magic, so I was wondering about this interaction. (Note: I'm "houseruling" that Magic Missile can be used to attack ...
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For a UA Revived rogue, when using Cunning Action to Dash, is there a minimum amount of movement needed to trigger Bolts from the Grave?

I am playing a Rogue with The Revived archetype from Unearthed Arcana (UA): Fighter, Ranger, and Rogue. One of the Revived rogue's 3rd-level features is Bolts from the Grave, which procs (triggers) ...
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Is it possible to stop someone from moving with Immovable Object by targeting their clothes?

So, my D&D group is in a major fight, and the artificer cast Immovable Object on the coat of an enemy. What we ruled was that it held him immobile and his clothes (not himself) couldn’t move. I ...
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Can creatures move through the area of the Hunger of Hadar spell on the Z axis?

Can creatures move through the area of the hunger of Hadar spell on the Z axis? Say a killer whale is breaking up through ice, flying through the air, then submerging back into the water. If one were ...
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Can an Echo Knight fighter with two echoes created by the Legion of One feature move both echoes 30 feet each on the same turn?

Upon reaching 18th level, the Echo Knight fighter gains the Legion of One feature, whose description says in part (EGtW, p. 184): You can use a bonus action to create two echoes with your Manifest ...
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How does Moonbeam work? [duplicate]

So, I saw a similar question explaining that Moonbeam and other similar hazard spells don't deal damage when they attack. However, since moonbeam is able to be moved, are the enemies considered '...
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Does the monk's Step of the Wind ability allow them to double their jump distance without using Dash or Disengage as a bonus action?

I was playing a game of D&D 5e the other day and got into a disagreement with the DM. I have a monk character that made a long jump off a wall using Step of the Wind. The plan was to do Flurry of ...
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Are there ways to let a sufficiently high Acrobatics(Jump) roll exceed ones Max movement?

I'm building a L9 Tier 3 mythic character in a Pathfinder game (with a DM who accepts a lot of 3pp, including Drop Dead Games / Spheres of Power & Might, which I'm using heavily). Between ...
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Can teleportation save you from fall damage? [duplicate]

I am surprised that I wasn't able to find this question asked before, but I could see it used as quite an epic showing: The old lady brings your group over to the mountain base filled with sharp ...
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To “rescue” a fallen ally, do you have to enter their 5' square?

Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but I did spend a couple of hours researching this online and didn't find anything definitive. I DM a campaign in which a party member has fallen ...
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Can movement spells that don't specify they are teleportation bypass Forcecage?

Forcecage states: A creature inside the cage can't leave it by nonmagical means. If the creature tries to use teleportation or interplanar travel to leave the cage, it must first make a Charisma ...
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Does Cunning Action: Aim affect a Scout Rogue's skirmisher ability?

I wanted to make sure my assumptions were correct that the Cunning Action: Aim would not affect a Scout Rogue's Skirmisher ability. As I understand, according to the Class Feature Variants UA You can ...
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As I descend vertically when affected by Feather Fall, can I also move horizontally?

The feather fall spell (PHB, p. 239) says: Choose up to five falling creatures within range. A falling creature's rate of descent slows to 60 feet per round until the spell ends. If the creature ...
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What is the formula for Unarmored Movement's bonus?

I'm trying to plug in an equation for a monk's unarmored movement in DiceCloud, so that I don't have to change the bonus value whenever it changes. I had a formula, but lost it. Does anyone know what ...
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How does forced movement on someone else's turn interact with willing movement on one's turn?

Movement speed is apparently per round, not per turn. So let's say character A walks 30 feet, their full movement speed, during their turn. Then character B casts a spell which forces character A to ...
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Can a character dodge/fly if they use up all their speed?

There's something about the language in the rules for Dodging and Flying that confuses me. In both cases, both can only performed so long as the character's Speed is not 'reduced to 0'. By that logic, ...
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Can a Gelatinous Cube's Engulf be stoppend by sentinel?

The first part of the Gelatinous Cube’s Engulf reads: Engulf. The cube moves up to its speed. While doing so, it can enter Large or smaller creatures' spaces. Whenever the cube enters a creature's ...
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Is there a slowest creature in D&D, if so which? [closed]

Based off of my other question What creature or vehicle has the fastest unmodified speed?, I'm wondering if there is a possibly a slowest creature in D&D 3.5e? I am looking for basic speed, no ...
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What creature or vehicle has the fastest unmodified speed?

What creature or vehicle has the fastest speed without any magical or psionic effects, and without any feats or items, AND without any templates or class levels, in 3.5 D&D? In short, no ...

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