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How would one go about excavating a god's arrow buried into desert sand 40 ft deep?

This is my first DND campaign and I'm one of the players. Our truly fabulous DM has created a majestic homebrew of a campaign and world. We're at one point in the story where we found an old ...
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Blocked Movement & The Sword of Vengeance (and Teleport)

A PC in one of my games has been cursed with a [Long]Sword of Vengeance. During a recent combat he took damage and failed his DC 15 Wisdom saving throw, therefore "swearing vengeance" ...
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Does the Path of the Beast barbarian's Bestial Soul ability affect high jumps?

We had a discussion at our table regarding the Bestial Soul feature of the Path of the Beast barbarian. The feature says When you jump, you can make a Strength (Athletics) check and extend your jump ...
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Does the Dash action double all modes of movement, or just footspeed?

I know this question is probably stupid, but I couldn't find anything for either side. I don't think it's in one of the books that D&D Beyond provides for free. I could also just be blind and not ...
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Can I ready actions to evade an opponent?

Can a player ready a standard action and a move action to the effect that they constantly move out of reach of an advancing opponent? Say a PC has a 50ft land speed, and a monster has a 30ft land ...
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Can you stack swarms?

Swarm of Bats for example states: Swarm. The swarm can occupy another creature’s space and vice versa, and the swarm can move through any opening large enough for a Tiny bat. The swarm can’t regain ...
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What are the limits on the movement of your "Project Image" illusory copy?

In D&D 5E, the Project Image spell allows you to create an illusory copy of yourself ...at any location within range [500 miles] that you have seen before. The illusion is "intangible,"...
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Going prone whilst climbing [duplicate]

Recently I was running a game and my players were in a fight with a Young Red Dragon that was climbing a wall. One of my players was able to inflict the prone condition on it. We then had the ...
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Large creature movement around corners

I'm trying to properly account for the movement of a large creature in D&D 5e, playing on a square grid. The creature needs to move through a double-wide doorway and then move to its right, ...
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Are creatures caught in a Tsunami spell moved vertically as well?

Joe the Barbarian was at ground level when he was caught in an enemy's Tsunami spell. The wave is as high as the spell allows. Is Joe automatically moved to the air-water interface at the top of the ...
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Can a phoenix break up the movement it gets as part of its Swoop legendary action?

The Phoenix, found in Monsters of the Multiverse, gets a legendary action called Swoop, which reads: The phoenix moves up to its speed and makes one Fiery Talons attack. The phoenix's flying speed ...
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Would a druid Wild Shaped into a horse be competitive in a horse race?

If a low level druid used wild shape to turn into a horse, does it make sense for that character to be able to compete against race horses in a race? As a DM how would you rule that? Personally, I ...
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Do mounted creatures maintain relative position with their mounts?

Is there any text in the core rulebooks that specifies a mounted creature maintains a constant relative position with its mount? The only relevant snippet that I can find is the first sentence of the ...
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How do the speed reductions from Spirit Guardians and Ray of Frost interact? [duplicate]

The Spirit Guardians spell changes a creature's speed while they're in the area: An affected creature's speed is halved in the area The Ray of Frost spell temporarily changes a creature's speed on a ...
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Rouse Skeleton and movement

Rouse Skeleton is a spell with 60 feet range: On subsequent rounds, the first time you Sustain the Spell each round, you can move the area of skeletons up to 20 feet within the range of the spell and ...
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Do Blast Boots ignore your Speed?

Moderate Blast Boots increase your Long Jump distance: When you Activate them to Long Jump, you can increase the horizontal distance of your Long Jump by up to 45 feet. Anyone can Leap 10 feet, and ...
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What is my character's speed in miles per hour?

My character has a speed of 85 with nothing else: what is that in miles per hour? I have looked it up but my DM gave a different speed to what I got. They got 57, I got 14.16. I am just curious. I ...
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Pick up a weapon when movement is 0

In dnd 5e there are some interactions with objects that can be performed as part of movement in combat but can those action be performed freely if the movement is reduced to 0 by a condition or a ...
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Does Freedom of Movement prevent damage from Spike Growth?

The D&D 5E spell Spike Growth includes: The ground in a 20-foot radius centered on a point within range twists and sprouts hard spikes and thorns. The area becomes difficult terrain for the ...
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Does surprise prevent both moving and acting?

Note: I am not a native English speaker. The surprise rules state (emphasis mine): If you're surprised, you can't move or take an action on your first turn of the combat, and you can't take a ...
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How do mixed movement modes work with the alternate encumbrance rules?

We use the alternate encumbrance rules, where you only can carry your Strength times 5 pounds unencumbered. Per the rules, up to that weight, you can move your speed in a round. When you are ...
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Can monsters enter the area controlled by a character who is playing dead?

Normally in combat, you can neither move through a hostile creature's space (unless there is a big size difference or you use special optional actions like Overrun), nor can you end your movement in ...
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Is Aura of Liberation hampered from actually working to escape a grapple or restraint? [duplicate]

The Aura of Liberation feature of the Oath of the Open Sea from Tal’dorei Campaign Setting: Reborn says: Creatures that are already grappled or restrained when they enter the aura can spend 5 feet of ...
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Are there any rules for vertical jump heights between the default vertical jump and long jump rules?

The rules for jumping cover a long jump that can clear horizontal distance and a high jump that goes higher but covers no horizontal distance at all. The long jump rules also include the following ...
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Can I shove a creature away from me in a particular direction?

This is related to this question, where it was a second question of mine. Let's say my party wants to walk across a narrow, straight, 5 ft wide bridge, but a pesky foe blocks the way RAW, I can use ...
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What options do all creatures have to pass an enemy creature in a narrow hallway?

Consider the following situation: a standard 10 ft wide hallway is blocked by a foe such as a minotaur. As a Large creature, its space cannot by passed by Medium sized creatures such as most player ...
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How do the climbing rules work in Numenera?

On p. 120 of Numenera Discover, the climbing rules say: Climbing is like moving through difficult terrain: the move roll is hindered and movement is at half speed. The rules reference movement in ...
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When getting up from prone, do you round down in favor of cost or remaining movement? [duplicate]

Say someone has a speed of 35 feet and they are knocked prone: On page 190 of the PHB it says under "Being Prone" Standing up costs more effort; doing so costs an amount of movement equal ...
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Can you Crawl while on uneven ground?

I think it is sufficiently different from the previous question concerning jumping. Assume you character is not trained in Acrobatics, but somehow finds itself on Uneven Ground. You do not have viable ...
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Can you Leap while standing on uneven ground?

Uneven Ground says that you need to Balance: Uneven ground is an area unsteady enough that you need to Balance (see Acrobatics) or risk falling prone and possibly injuring yourself, depending on the ...
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If your echo knight grabs you, can that echo knight move vertically? [duplicate]

When using the manifest echo feature, can you grapple a creature and then, since the movement says it can go in 'any direction,' can you just start going vertically with half movement? A player in a ...
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Does the movement speed obtained from different sources add up in dnd5e?

For example, will a character with wings gain an additional 30 feet of flight speed if he wears Winged boots? I have recently studied the topic of speed and flight in dnd a lot, but so far I have not ...
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Do I understand the mechanics of how Echo Knight works?

I would like to sketch out a combat encounter and ask if I understand mechanically how an Echo Knight works, particularly in conjunction with Polearm Master. Note I’m mentioning d10 in this encounter ...
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Can you use a swift/immediate action to interrupt an attack of opportunity?

Scenario 1: Enemy A has Greater Trip, allowing it to make an attack of opportunity on a successful trip. Player B has Landing Roll, which lets him move 5 feet as an immediate action upon being tripped,...
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In 5e, If I am Shoved or pushed, have I moved?

Spurred from another similar question: The Eldritch Invocation, One with Shadows states (emphasis mine) When you are in an area of dim light or darkness, you can use your action to become invisible ...
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Can a creature stop trying to pass through a Prismatic Wall or take a pause?

If a player says they want to either step through the wall, charge through the wall or even put their hand through the wall, can they stop after the first (Red) layer's saving throw and pull back or ...
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Can I knock myself prone? Do I have to spend any movement to do so?

I am building a Drunken Master monk, and came across this subclass feature: Leap to Your Feet. When you're prone, you can stand up by spending 5 feet of movement, rather than half your speed. Since ...
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Does the Entangle spell count as difficult terrain?

A creature that succeeds on a Reflex save is not entangled but can still move at only half speed through the area. Says the spell. I wonder if it is actually making the ground it affects become a ...
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How does Freedom of Movement interact with Squeezing rules (ie: fitting through narrow spaces)?

I am curious about how Freedom of Movement effects would be affected by the squeezing rules in the PHB, p148. (Fitting through narrow spaces) The Squeezing rules state two conditions: Passing through ...
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How can melee attackers do damage if they can't end their turn in someone else's space?

I'm a DM of a party of 3. As a new DM, I'm still learning the rules (yes, I screw up. I'm not the best DM) but the rules on space are very confusing. All 3 PCs are melee attackers - a phantom rogue, a ...
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Can a readied action that changes character's location be used for dodging attacks?

There's a PC claims, "Since I haven't moved in this turn, I ready my 5-foot-step after my full-round attack to move to the left (which is still within the enemy's reach) when the enemy attack or ...
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Does a running jump have the move trait?

I see two actions that represent a running jump: High Jump and Long Jump. Each of them are made of a Stride action, an Athletics skill check, and a Leap action that is modified by the result of the ...
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What land speed would be the minimal requirement for utilising Spring Attack?

In many build guides (e.g. RPGBOT), I see people saying this feat sucks for having so many prereq feats and providing so few character tactical options, except for certain classes like the Scout, who ...
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Does the Tireless spell increase your normal movement rate?

The Tireless spell (Deep Magic, Kobold Press) says: You grant machinelike stamina to a creature you touch for the duration of the spell. The target requires no food or drink or rest. It can move at ...
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Do increases (or other changes) to an Echo Knight fighter's movement/speed also apply to the echo?

My multiclassed Echo Knight fighter/barbarian has a speed of 50 feet (base 30 ft, barbarian's Fast Movement +10 ft, Mobile feat +10 feet) – and as a bonus from going into a rage (barbarian's ...
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How to break the sound barrier without a heavily restricted character?

I've seen a number of TikTok and YouTube videos recently about breaking the sound barrier in D&D. The builds proposed by these videos are very restrictive, so I was wondering if this feat could be ...
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Can creatures attack during their jumping movement?

Can creatures, such as player characters, attack while in the air without a flying speed? For example, could a PC jump straight up in order to attack a monster, which would otherwise be out of their ...
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How do half movement and flat movement penalties interact?

If a target was exhausted (with 2 levels or more) and their speed halved and then was subjected to an effect which reduces speed by a flat amount like minus 10 ft from Ray of Frost, what would be the ...
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Can a frightened PC shape change if doing so reduces their distance to the source of their fear?

Can a player character (occupying 1 space) in the frightened condition shape change into a larger creature (occupying more than 1 space) if that change requires them to occupy a space closer to the ...
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Can I move diagonally across the corner of enemy spaces without tumbling through?

Imagine that on each edge of your square stands an enemy, but the diagonals are not occupied (□: unoccupied square, E: enemy, P: player): □ E □ E P E □ E □ Do you ...
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