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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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If you're falling because of ball bearings, do you automatically land on caltrops in the same space?

If a creature had to make both saving throws for ball bearings and caltrops, and failed the ball bearings - Would they automatically fall prone & land on the caltrops, taking caltrop damage with ...
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If an area is covered in both Ball Bearings and Caltrops, does the creature need to move at half speed or quarter speed to avoid both their effects?

So say I drop both Caltrops and Ball Bearings onto the same area. If a creature, for example an orc, moves across the area and doesn't wish to make any saves, does it move at half or quarter speed?
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What are the Technical Characteristics of the Thrust Vector Mobility?

Various morphs and morph upgrades have or add the Thrust Vector mobility type, apparently sometimes also referred to as Thrust-Vector and as Vectored Thrust. But due to the way things are written, I'm ...
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At what point in a creature's movement does an opportunity attack take place?

The specific situation is as follows: My warlock with War Caster has a bonfire from Create Bonfire the tile in front of them, and a hostile creature in the bonfire. On my warlock's turn, I ...
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What Design Decisions Produce a Strong Positioning Game?

Over the years, I noticed that some games produce a very 'trench warfare' or 'shooting gallery' kind of feel. The 'trench warfare' variant is where once a combat starts, nobody really cares about ...
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Do the Boots of Striding and Springing cancel the speed reduction from heavily encumbered characters?

From the description of the boots of striding and springing: your speed isn’t reduced if you are encumbered Two lines from the variant rule on encumbrance (emphasis not mine): encumbered, which ...
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How should I handle movement when one character isn't engaged in combat yet?

How should I handle movement when one character isn't engaged in combat yet? Our house rule is that if you're not in combat or if the DM isn't having you move at your character's speed (like in a ...
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Do movement bonuses from different sources stack?

Do fast movement bonus from the Monk and Bloodrager stack with the elemental movement bloodline power bonus of the Sorcerer?
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Rolling for Movement in Theatre of the Mind

From D&D 5e and "Theatre of the Mind" in combat, mxyzplk had the second highest answer about running combat in theatre of the mind. He mentioned: Same thing with movement. I have all ...
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What form of movement is granted by Levitate cast on yourself?

Levitate is a spell that allows the caster to control the elevation of a target. To quote the rules: You can change the target’s altitude by up to 20 feet in either direction on your turn. If you ...
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Do the rules state that a character takes falling damage when making a long jump?

I am having a concern about a rule. When looking at Falling damage (p. 303 DMG) it says Falling Damage: The basic rule is simple: 1d6 points of damage per 10 feet fallen, to a maximum of 20d6. ...
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Can I still make an opportunity attack against a creature I have previously disengaged from?

Let's say that I am in melee with an enemy. On my turn, for one reason or another, I take the Disengage action but do not move out of melee range. In the same round, the enemy starts their turn by ...
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What counts as willing movement?

So this is something I just found out about that I find odd: Opportunity attacks—trigger off of movement that uses the creatures movement (action, move action, bonus action, reaction.) Sentinel—...
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Can I use Acrobatics to jump over an enemy that missed me?

Whether or not a character hits is determined by a roll of a die. Say that they roll low so they failed to hit me, and I want to flip over top of the enemy to get behind them. Is this legal, and what ...
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If a mounted warlock uses the One with Shadows eldritch invocation to turn invisible, and their mount moves, do they become visible?

Say a warlock is already on an independent mount (i.e. mount chooses where to move) and then uses the One with Shadows eldritch invocation to turn invisible. On the mount’s initiative, it moves; does ...
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Does an air elemental's whirlwind throw creatures horizontally, or vertically as well?

The air elemental has the Whirlwind action, which allows it to try to throw every character in the same space as it. The description reads: Each creature in the elemental's space must make a DC 13 ...
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Is a Move any kind of movement, or a specific type of action?

The answer about the Bulette brings up an interesting question. Is Move a defined game term? Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can't willingly end your move in its space. (Basic ...
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Can a bulette ignore the rule about ending a turn in occupied space after using deadly leap?

The bulette can use its deadly leap ability to jump onto its targets and possibly knock them prone if they fail their saving throw. But having done so it will be sharing the same space as them. The ...
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Given that a Small creature cannot pass through a space occupied by a Tiny creature, but a Medium creature can, will this strategy work?

Based on this question: Given a space occupied by a Tiny enemy, is a Small creature unable to move through it even though a Medium creature could? Could I summon, say, 8 Sprites and have them ...
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Given a space occupied by a Tiny enemy, is a Small creature unable to move through it even though a Medium creature could?

PHB p. 191 states: [Y]ou can move through a hostile creature's space only if the creature is at least two sizes larger or smaller than you. Consider a tiny enemy, such as a crawling claw, MM p. 44,...
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What happens when a very fast creature opens an Eversmoking Bottle, then moves far away?

The Eversmoking Bottle magic item has the following details: Smoke leaks from the lead-stoppered mouth of this brass bottle, which weighs 1 pound. When you use an action to remove the stopper, a ...
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What is the point of the Battle Master fighter's Evasive Footwork maneuver?

This is a followup to: How long does the AC increase from the Battle Master fighter's Evasive Footwork maneuver last? What is the point of the Battle Master fighter's Evasive Footwork maneuver? If ...
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What happens when a Storm sorcerer uses Tempestuous Magic to fly 10 feet straight up?

Storm sorcerers have the Tempestuous Magic feature (XGtE, p. 52) at 1st level: Starting at 1st level, you can use a bonus action on your turn to cause whirling gusts of elemental air to briefly ...
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If a dwarf barbarian wears heavy armor how fast do they move?

Quoted from d20: Base Speed: (Slow and Steady) Dwarves have a base speed of 20 feet, but their speed is never modified by armor or encumbrance. and A barbarian’s land speed is faster than the ...
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If you have the Sentinel feat, can you choose not to reduce a creature's speed to zero when you hit with an opportunity attack?

Assuming you have the Sentinel feat, can you choose to not reduce an opponent's speed to zero when you hit them with an opportunity attack?
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How do I apply half speed for the Spirit Guardians spell?

The spirit guardians spell has the effect of halving a target's speed if they are in the area of effect. I don't quite follow how to apply this though. If it were the start of their turn I could ...
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Is there a way for a PC to have a burrow speed outside of Wild Shape/Polymorph?

There are four types of movement speeds outside of the normal movement speed that everyone has (even if it's specified as 0 ft. for some creatures), and those are as follows: burrow, climb, fly and ...
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Can a creature choose to “squeeze” when moving through the middle of a room?

As per the rule on squeezing: You can squeeze through or into a space that is at least half as wide as your normal space. Each move into or through a narrow space counts as if it were 2 squares, ...
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How does the simic hybrid's Manta Glide racial trait work during combat?

Consider a Simic Hybrid with the Manta Glide trait: You have ray-like fins that you can use as wings to slow your fall or allow you to glide. When you fall and aren't incapacitated, you can ...
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What actions are involved when jumping down?

A character wants to move to the edge of a pit, jump down to the floor 10 feet below and move on to reach a certain spot at the lower floor. The total horizontal distance is equal to his movement. He ...
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What saving throw would you use for avoiding opportunity attacks when fleeing?

As a player new to D&D to avoid an attack of opportunity from someone when sprinting away from combat, would you use a Dexterity saving throw or a Strength saving throw? I was thinking I would ...
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Where does the Stand Still feat stop movement?

Stand Still lets you stop somebody's movement when you make an attack of opportunity against them. If an adjacent opponent moves out of a square adjacent to you (without withdrawing or otherwise ...
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Where do you stop when failing to move past an opponent?

There's a narrow corridor with me and other two creatures in it, an ally and an enemy: WWWWWW ----M--AE---- WWWWWW M stands for "me", A for "ally", E for "enemy" and W for "wall". With my last ...
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Can a creature choose to squeeze into a space when not forced to do so?

In Pathfinder (not 2, and other systems for comparison would be interesting for comparison but are not the question)... Assuming you are large or larger, and expect a square you occupy to later be ...
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Can I drag a grappled creature and release it after moving half of my speed, then move the remainder of my speed?

The grappling rules state: Moving a Grappled Creature. When you move, you can drag or carry the grappled creature with you, but your speed is halved, unless the creature is two or more sizes ...
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Can my storm sorcerer really long jump 120 feet and high jump 60 feet?

I play a 6th level storm sorcerer in one of D&D groups, and I just got the boots of striding and springing which increases my jump distance by x3. My strength score is 14 and I have the jump spell,...
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Can a creature with a climbing speed climb across ceilings without penalty?

As the title says, I am unsure as to whether a creature with a climbing speed would be able to climb across the ceilings using their climb speed and avoid any difficult terrain penalties. This ...
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Is the distance for the errata’d Scout skirmish ability a straight line, or distance travelled?

The errata for Complete Adventurer's skirmish ability states the following She deals an extra 1d6 points of damage on all attacks she makes during any round in which she moves at least 10 feet away ...
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How high can my monk jump?

My monk has a movement of 50ft and a +4 strength bonus (18 STR). My computation for my maximum jump is start of 10 ft. I arrive at a high jump of 14 ft + remaining movement which is rounded down ...
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How does the solarian's Starquake zenith revelation work?

For the Starquake zenith revelation, it states: As a move action, you can move up to your speed along the ground without provoking attacks of opportunity. Each creature you are adjacent to at any ...
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How does someone “simply avoid” an overrun attempt?

I have a question regarding Overrun special attack in D&D 3.5. The rule says that, the defender can "simply avoid me", but it doesn't clarify if he has to perform any action or roll in order to ...
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How quiet is a creature that's not moving?

A typical adventurer in a breastplate and employing a heavy wooden shield suffers a −6 armor check penalty on appropriate skills, including the Move Silently skill. But, with that in mind, what's the ...
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How does a monk jump as far as they want?

In the Order of the Stick webcomic, This was back when OOTS still occasionally made jabs at the D&D 3.5 rules. Roy describes her behavior in strip #406 page 2 panel 10 like this: It's like ...
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Do bullywugs take 1d6 damage and fall prone every time they high jump? [duplicate]

The PHB and basic rules state about falling: At the end of a fall, a creature takes 1d6 bludgeoning damage for every 10 feet it fell, to a maximum of 20d6. The creature lands prone, unless it ...
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What are the mechanics for tackling / charging attacks without using the Charger feat?

I'm trying to find the mechanics for a running tackle / charging attack, but can't seem to find one in the PHB or the DMG. I'm looking for something that allows players to run towards a creature and ...
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Would it be balanced to houserule that 9th-level monks can use Unarmored Movement to stay on vertical surfaces or on liquids without falling?

So right I've seen some discussion on here about the monk's Unarmored Movement feature and how it should be interpreted, and there are a lot of different ways. The main thing I've seen is that the ...
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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 ...