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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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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Fastest land speed creature with HD of 8 or less?

In the interest of haunt shifting an undead creature into a carriage and getting the carriage to go fast, I am looking for what the haunting's base creature should be. With templates, most creatures ...
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When a UA Wild Soul barbarian's Wild Surge feature conjures “intangible spirits” that fly 30 feet in a random direction, do they move through walls?

When using the Path of the Wild Soul barbarian's Wild Surge feature (from Unearthed Arcana: Barbarian and Monk), if you roll a 3 on the Wild Surge table, it has the following effect: You conjure 1d4 ...
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What does the spell Compelled Duel actually do?

After reading through the description of the spell compelled duel, it seems as though the spell does not actually say what it does with respect to restricting the movement of the target creature. Let'...
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How to calculate movement within an area

Related: How does the UA Tunnel Fighter fighting style's reaction attack interact with the Sentinel feat's speed-reduction effect? Can a Tunnel Fighter Polearm Master hit the same incoming ...
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Does a target affected by the Compulsion spell have to take the Dash action?

The description of the compulsion spell states: [...] Until the spell ends, you can use a bonus action on each of your turns to designate a direction that is horizontal to you. Each affected target ...
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When does a flying creature knocked prone fall and how far? [duplicate]

I understand according to the rules for flying that If a flying creature is knocked prone, has its speed reduced to 0, or is otherwise deprived of the ability to move, the creature falls, unless it ...
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Does Monk Unarmored Movement work on snow?

Monk's Unarmored Movement says that at 9th level [...] you gain the ability to move along vertical surfaces and across liquids on Your Turn without Falling during the move. Is there anything in the ...
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Mounted Harbinger Teleportation

I am currently playing an Omen Rider Harbinger in a campaign. I have the Veiled Moon Style combat feat allowing me to teleport 10-ft as part of a movement. Would this teleport include my mount, or ...
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Do Tabaxi regain the use of their Feline Agility trait if they get up from being knocked prone but don't move to a different space?

If a Tabaxi PC is knocked prone and then uses their turn to get up without moving anywhere else, does that let them refresh their Feline Agility racial ability? Getting up uses half their movement ...
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Does standing up after being knocked prone use half your current or maximum speed [duplicate]

I'm DMing a campaign and one of my players is a monk with 40ft of movement. He got hit by a slow spell reducing his speed to 20ft and was knocked prone. To get up would he have to use his full 20ft as ...
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Are there any official rules for the exact meaning of the phrase “when the target willingly moves” in Booming Blade? [duplicate]

The Booming Blade cantrip's secondary effect states that "[the target] becomes sheathed in booming energy until the start of your next turn. If the target willingly moves before then, it immediately ...
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Can the Silence spell be cast on a character or object that can then be moved?

A PC Cleric wants to cast the silence spell on one of the two PC Fighters in their party so that the Fighters can enter a room to kill orcs without having the noise of the battle alarm orcs in other ...
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What counts as “end your movement”?

The Pack Master PP (Dragon 364) gets this as the 11th level feature: When you end your movement 2 squares from an enemy, you can shift 1 square as a free action. If I need to approach an enemy ...
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Can creatures with Air-form/Water-form/Fire-form/Amorphous squeeze into spaces smaller than 1 inch?

There are creatures in DND 5e with abilities that allow them to move into spaces as small as 1-inch without squeezing: Air-Form from Air Elementals, Water-Form from Water Elementals, Fire-Form from ...
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How do multiple speeds interact with jumping?

I have a question regarding the interaction of the Jumping rules (PHB, p. 182) and the Using Different Speeds rules (PHB, p. 190).  The first paragraph of the rules for long jumping concludes with ...
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Is Mirthful Leaps affected by jump multipliers?

In the new sourcebook Mythic Odysseys of Theros, the Satyr gains the ability Mirthful Leaps: Whenever you make a long or high jump, you can roll a d8 and add the number rolled to the number of feet ...
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Does the optional Overrun rule override the creature size requirements on moving through a hostile creature's space?

The standard rule on moving through other creatures' spaces state that in order to move through a hostile creature's space, a creature must be two sizes larger or smaller than the one whose space they ...
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Can a Large creature move past a Small and a Medium creature simultaneously?

A halfling and a human are blocking a group of winter wolves (size Large) on a 10-foot-wide ledge. Can the wolf move past the blockers by squeezing or overrunning: Can the wolves just squeeze through ...
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Can you move during your reaction in a ready action?

So let's say that the party or the baddies want to dive a target all at once, but they are far apart on the turn order. Can the divers all do a ready action and then all jump in at once? Example: ...
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Can an Echo Knight move its echo image vertically or though walls?

The Echo Knight archetype of the fighter class has the ability to manifest an echo of the knight. This ability includes the following: You can use a bonus action to magically manifest an echo of ...
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Attack Range to Movement per Turn Ratio; Dunnigan's Ratio?

TL;DR What is the less-obscure replacement to the term 'Dunnigan's Ratio' - the range of ratios of weapon ranges to typical distances moved in a single combat turn that produce tactically interesting ...
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Does a monk's Step of the Wind ki feature affect High Jumps as well, or just Long Jumps?

At 2nd level, monks can spend a ki point to use the Step of the Wind option of the Ki feature (emphasis mine): You can spend 1 ki point to take the Disengage or Dash action as a bonus action on your ...
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What can Psychoportive Talent effectively deny?

The description of the Psychoportive Talent Trait says, You can expend your psionic focus as an immediate action to make a five-foot step. You may do this even if you have already moved in the ...
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What ways are there to turn during a charge?

I found Charging Stag Style and Sharp Veer in this /r/Pathfinder_RPG thread on Reddit, and thought "Hmm this sounds like fun." So I was wondering if there are any other ways to get a charge. No ...
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Is moving between separate attacks of the same spell unbalanced?

As stated in this question, you can't move between attacks when casting spells like Eldritch Blast as per RAW. My question is, if a GM would allow this to happen (cast a beam to a creature, move, and ...
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Can you move between the separate attacks of a spell?

Some spells (Eldritch Blast, Scorching Ray) involve making multiple attacks, in that they require multiple attack rolls. Under the movement section of the PHB, the "Moving Between Attacks" reads (PHB ...
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Is circular movement treated as moving diagonally or difficult terrain? [closed]

This came up in a discussion in my group about circular movement. Is circular movement treated as moving diagonally or difficult terrain? For a situation such as circling a target on a horse ...
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Can undead creatures (raised by a necromancy spell) climb a rope, climb a ladder, or swim?

I'm thinking about making a Necromancy wizard, but had a few questions about RAW. Would undead from the animate undead spell (or any necromancer spells), e.g. skeletons or zombies, be able to climb ...
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How many squares can a creature larger than Medium with a speed of 30 feet move on a 5-foot square grid map?

A Large creature on a 5-foot square grid map occupies a 2-by-2 square space. If the creature can move up to 30 feet, and each square on the grid is 5 feet by 5 feet, does the creature move up to 6 ...
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How does Whirlwind Attack interact with Travel Devotion or other swift action movement?

Since swift actions can be used during other actions, what happens if one uses a swift action movement (for example under the effect of Travel Devotion) in the middle of a Whirlwind Attack? Would the ...
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Can you react mid movement? [duplicate]

Alice and Belle are in combat, 30ft apart from each other. Alice takes first turn, and readies an action; "If Belle comes within 25ft of me, I move my full speed directly away." On Belle's turn, ...
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Can you throw yourself off your mount?

The mounted combat rules for normal ("safe") dismounting are as follows: Once during your move, you can [...] dismount. Doing so costs an amount of movement equal to half your speed. Some external ...
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Mounted combat: movement > free actions > dismounting, then free attack. Am I doing it right?

I have a lvl 6 Half Orc Paladin with the Shield Master feat riding a worg. The paladin has a speed of 30, the worg has 50. I move forward speed \$x\$ and spear a human with the lance 1d12+str+smite. ...
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Attack of Opportunity - some corner cases (and specters) [closed]

We had a D&D 5E session where a Specter besides a character and a wall "moved" into the wall without leaving the reach of the character, but depending on how you consider reach to work with ...
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What is the effect of being prone in the Ubiquity RPG system?

In the Ubiquity RPG system (used for Hollow Earth Expedition and other games), the action “Stand Up” reads: Falling down is easy; it is getting up that is hard. Your character can fall prone as a ...
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Does a charger's movement end when the charger's movement puts the charger adjacent to the target?

In last week's Dungeons & Dragons 4e ersatz Sword Art Online campaign, the barbarian PC charged a target. When the barbarian's movement took him adjacent to the target of the charge, the target ...
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Does a character with the Sentinel feat whose opportunity attack hits an enemy, forced to move by Dissonant Whispers, have to stop the enemy?

The first benefit of the Sentinel feat (PHB, p. 169-170) says: When you hit a creature with an opportunity attack, the creature’s speed becomes 0 for the rest of the turn. Situation: A ...
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Can you stand from prone if your speed is 5 and you have no movement remaining?

This is inspired by the following question: How much movement would a wood elf have left if they needed to spend half their movement standing up? The answers there state that, assuming we are on a ...

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