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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Do orthogonal obstacles hamper diagonal movement?

This came up in my last game and I was unsure of the answer so I made a quick ruling based on what made sense at the moment, and today after going through the rules I'm still unsure what would be the ...
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Does Flame Stride activate when you are moved against your will?

The latest Unearthed Arcana includes a spell Flame Stride: The billowing flames of a dragon cover your feet, granting you explosive speed. For the duration, your speed increases by 20 feet and moving ...
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Can Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo's be forcibly moved?

I would like to know if an Echo, created by the Manifest Echo ability of an Echo Knight, can be forcibly moved by things else other than the Knight? Per the rules for Manifest Echo, an Echo "......
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Can another creature move through the Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo's space?

I would like to know if another creature, hostile or not, can move through the space occupied by an Echo, created by the Manifest Echo ability of an Echo Knight? Per the rules for Manifest Echo, an ...
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Can an Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo be moved through water?

I would like to know if an Echo, created by the Manifest Echo ability of an Echo Knight, can be moved through water? An Echo itself is not considered a creature, and instead is listed as "image&...
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Can an Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo move through another creature's space?

I would like to know if an Echo, created by the Manifest Echo ability of an Echo Knight, can move through the space of another creatures (hostile or not)? I know characters cannot normally move ...
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What is the appropriate way to account for readied-action movement time and time to attack when trying to utilise Pack Tactics?

Context I want to play a character that is a Kobold race and make good use of their Pack Tactics. Pack Tactics. You have advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of your allies ...
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What types of obstacles would hinder the Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo movement? [closed]

This question has been superseded by individual questions on each sub-question. See instead: Can Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo's be forcibly moved? Can another creature move through the ...
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Do creatures subject to Stand Still or Pin Down lose the action that provoked the feat?

Pin Down Benefit: Whenever an opponent you threaten takes a 5-foot step or uses the withdraw action, that opponent provokes an attack of opportunity from you. If the attack hits, you deal no damage, ...
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How far would a Boom gun propel a Glitter Boy if the jetpack and anchors were disabled?

The Palladium Rifts Glitter Boy Boom gun accelerates a flechette round of ammo at over Mach One. Normally, laser tipped anchors from the legs drill into the ground and a jetpack provides counter ...
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How does moving silently with Greater Invisibility after taking an action work?

This question could be simplified with "How does moving silently away from enemy on same turn after casting Invisibility work", but I'll present the full scenario in case it makes a ...
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What is the slowest a character can move while still moving?

Stacking various slowing effects, such as difficult terrain, being prone (crawling), etc. Assuming a 30 ft movement, and the character will dash if possible, but their movement must be greater than ...
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Are there any penalties for fighting in the same 5ft space?

A scenario occurred in my game tonight where the wizard used mold earth to cause a scenario of my barbarian and an opponent to be trapped in a 5x5 ft space that was 15ft down. We played it as normal, ...
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Can you take a guarded step in difficult terrain

So the way I am reading the rules it seems impossible to take a guarded step in Starfinder in difficult terrain. So the guarded step rules say:- You can carefully step 5 feet as a move action. This ...
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Can you use a large creature's dead body as a means to walk over a grease spell so that you are unaffected by that spell?

In 5e, if a Grease spell is cast and a large (eg. 10'sq facing) creature is killed on it, covering the same area as the spell, could other players/NPCs/monsters walk over that creature as if the ...
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Do the Quick Jump and Powerful Leap feats work together?

Quick Jump makes High Jump and Long Jump single actions. Powerful Leap adds 5 feet to your Leap distance horizontally. Do these work together? One of them talks about Leaps, the other Long Jumps, are ...
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Can I use Zephyr Strike outside of combat to increase my running speed?

The spell Zephyr Strike, from XGE, has the following text: You move like the wind. Until the spell ends, your movement doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks. Once before the spell ends, you can give ...
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What balance pitfalls result from this house rule regarding levitating creatures?

My table is considering the following house rule: A creature suspended above the ground and unable to move on its own (e.g., under the effect of the levitate spell) is especially susceptible to ...
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Does Dimensional Slide arcanist exploit allows you to avoid AoO from the starting possition of movement?

I recently had a discussion with my GM about Dimensional Slide exploit. The problem is the wording of the exploit: This ability is used as part of a move action or withdraw action, allowing her to ...
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What are the rules for swimming in L5R4e?

Where do I find rules for swimming/holding breath in L5R4e? I am preparing to start a game set in the Mantis lands, and one of my players is considering playing an Order of Togashi monk. When we ...
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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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