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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How does an Otyugh move?

The Otyugh is typically depicted with three legs, three tentacles, and an asymmetric body layout. While many have asked questions about the Otyugh like the number of melee attacks or the grapple, ...
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How does moving less than 5 feet interact with tactical grids?

Ok so I recently came across the spell plant growth, which says for every 1ft moved you require 4ft instead. This prompted me to look in the rules, and I found out that you can use any amount of your ...
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Mini-dash as a general bonus action: what value would be balanced?

I'm considering adding the following homebrew bonus action. It's a general action, so it would be available for free to all players (not enemies): Stride. You gain extra movement for the current turn....
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What spells/effects will cause a creature to "willingly move"?

As the title says, I'm looking for spells/effects that will cause creatures to move, like one of the effects from the Confusion spell. This is different than "forced movement" like a push/...
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How does extra movement interact with prone?

An example here being Instinctive Pounce introduced in Tasha's. The barbarian in question gets "you can move up to half your speed" for free when going into a rage. How does this interact ...
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Can a player begin and end its movement inside a swarm's space and not incur an opportunity attack?

Dirk, Hermes, Necryx, Jomil and Sing Lore- avert your eyes, or incur the wrath of Spuggroth the Humbled and Aflame! I'm designing an encounter where the party is trying to confront some foes in the ...
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On a self-targeted spell like Spirit Guardians, can the caster change the intersection corner on a grid?

We're using a grid-based combat system for combat. The party cleric is learning the joys of Spirit Guardians, which has a range of Self (15-foot radius): You call forth spirits to protect you. They ...
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Flying speed when under Etherealness spell?

Normally flying up or down does not give or cost extra movement, as covered here. However, Etherealness spell (duration 8 hours) states the following: You remain in the Border Ethereal for the ...
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Do the swim speeds gained from Gift of the Sea and Gift of the Depths add together?

I made a warlock that gains 40ft of swimming speed due to the fathomless pact (Gift of the Sea). If I now pick the Gift of the Depths Eldritch Invocation will they add up and result in a swimming ...
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If a creature with a fly Speed of 30 ft. has the Fly spell cast upon it, does it now have a 90 ft. fly speed, or only 60 ft. total?

According to the wording of the fly spell: You touch a willing creature. The target gains a flying speed of 60 feet for the duration. When the spell ends, the target falls if it is still aloft, ...
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How far can a twice-exhausted Halfling Rogue with Cunning Action (Dash) move?

Jim is a halfling rogue with two levels of exhaustion. This means that their base speed is 25 ft., and that their current speed is halved to 12.5 ft. Now imagine that Jim uses their movement to move, ...
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Can Large characters squeeze through a 5ft corridor between Walls of Fire?

The rules for Squeezing on page 192 of the PHB state: Squeezing into Smaller Spaces A creature can squeeze through a space that is large enough for a creature one size smaller than it. Thus, a Large ...
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Does the Simic Hybrid's Manta Glide let them glide after a high jump to double their movement and avoid opportunity attacks?

The Simic Hybrid's Manta Glide feature (GGR p. 20) does the following: 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,...
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Does the reaction from the Tomb of Levistus warlock invocation interrupt (and halt) ongoing movement?

I've been wondering about the following scenario: Our party is moving through a dungeon and comes upon a wall of fire. To proceed, we need to pass through. Dispelling does not work and we have no wish ...
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Can you move through an object's space according to RAW?

This looks like a trivial question, but I didn't find a sound answer in the rules. The rules explicitly allows you to move through a nonhostile creature's space: You can move through a nonhostile ...
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What happens if a character, under the influence of the jump spell, tries to jump into an antimagic field?

Say a character with 20 strength has the jump spell cast upon them. On the other side of a 40 foot chasm is an enemy standing next to the ledge. The character takes a 10 foot run up and leaps over the ...
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Do spells halving movement stack?

If a group of monsters were, say, Slowed and then subjected to Sickening radiance would their speed be one-half normal, or one-fourth? Slow has, in part: An affected target’s speed is halved... A ...
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Does moving by means of a bonus action provoke opportunity attacks?

The criteria for not provoking an opportunity attack when leaving an opponent’s reach are: Take the Disengage action or Teleport or Move (or be moved) without using your action, reaction, or movement....
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Does the Freedom of Movement spell counteract some of the Haste spell's lethargy?

The freedom of movement spell states: For the duration, the target's movement is unaffected by difficult terrain, and spells and other magical effects can neither reduce the target's speed nor cause ...
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Does Freedom of Movement allow movement while melded into stone?

If someone is melded into stone under the meld into stone spell, can they cast freedom of movement on themselves and walk through the stone?
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Can a creature move through Maximilian’s Earthen Grasp's space?

If a creature succeeds in its saving throw to avoid being restrained by Maximilian’s Earthen Grasp, can it use its movement to move through it (or jump over it, or squeeze through it)? The description ...
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Movement in darkness - what reduction?

In darkness, is movement "reduced by ⅓" or "reduced to ⅓"? What is the groundspeed velocity of an unladen human in darkness? Would they have a movement rate of 8″ or 4″ ? I have a ...
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Combat Patrol and Charge

I have a level 10 Orc Fighter. Among other things, I have the Combat Patrol feat. As a full-round action, you may set up a combat patrol, increasing your threatened area by 5 feet for every 5 points ...
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Are there any consequences to walking into a hidden enemy?

Suppose a PC is looking at an area of darkness that a foe has Hidden in. The PC would prefer not to guess the square the enemy is in and potentially waste their attack, so they decide to use their ...
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Does moving while under the effects of the Spider Climb spell actually use your climbing speed?

The spider climb spell states, in full: Until the spell ends, one willing creature you touch gains the ability to move up, down, and across vertical surfaces and upside down along ceilings, while ...
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Can I move a grappled creature so that they precede me towards a destination, rather than following behind?

Background In a comment on this answer, user V2Blast suggests that you could circumnavigate* a creature, then push them into a hazard. This would enable moving a grappled creature into a hazard ...
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How does grappling work in the air, when both combatants are high enough?

It seems that RAW a high-flying creature falls the very moment it becomes grappled. The rules for grappling state you subject the target to the grappled condition and the grappled condition is ...
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What book specifies rules for running fast on paired cyberlegs?

In Cyberpunk 2020, suppose you have a team with three members: Apple, Banana, and Canteloupe. Movement Allowance {MA): This is an index of how fast your character can run (important in combat ...
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Can a former Aarakocra turned lineage fly while wearing armor?

The ancestral legacy trait states: If you replace a race with this lineage, you can keep the following elements of that race: any skill proficiencies you gained from it and any climbing, flying, or ...
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Sneaking while mounted

So now I know that the only move action I can take while mounted is dismount. But if I am sitting on an Animal Companion that is trained at Stealth, and I am too, can we somehow Sneak together?
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Do caltrop penalties stack?

As an action, caltrops can be spread to cover a 5-foot-square area: Any creature that enters the area must succeed on a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw or stop moving and take 1 piercing damage. Until ...
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Can I Tumble Through enemies while mounted?

Tumble Through: You Stride up to your Speed. During this movement, you can try to move through the space of one enemy. Attempt an Acrobatics check against the enemy’s Reflex DC as soon as you try to ...
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Does a Barbarian's Fast Movement affect non-walking speeds? [duplicate]

So a baseline Barbarian in D&D 5e gets Fast Movement at 5th level (Player's Handbook, p. 49): your speed increases by 10 feet while you aren't wearing heavy armor. The Storm Herald Barbarian ...
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Can beholders swim?

According to this question the fly speed can only be used for flying, and otherwise swimming speed is equivalent to half of normal speed. However beholders have a normal speed of 0ft, and flying speed ...
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Can Monk Unarmored Movement walk/run through the rain?

At lvl 9 the Monk class gains this ability [...you gain the ability to move along vertical surfaces and across liquids on Your Turn without Falling during the move] Now my question is, if it can ...
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Does having decent swim speed from spell, item, power, racial or class ability allow you to propel yourself out of the water?

Does having decent swim speed from spell, item, power, racial or class ability allow you to propel yourself out of the water? Swim A creature with a swim speed can move through water at its indicated ...
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Does the speed of the Fly spell increase based on bonuses to my land speed?

Fly gives you a speed based on your land speed: The target can soar through the air, gaining a fly Speed equal to its Speed or 20 feet, whichever is greater. My base speed is 25, I have Longstrider ...
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Does an enemy have to make the save against the Spirit Guardians spell if the caster moves within 15 feet of the enemy? [duplicate]

Does the Spirit Guardians spell trigger its saving throw if you, as the caster, close the 15-ft. gap? Or only when the enemy uses its movement to come into the spell's radius? Spirit Guardians says: ...
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For the Swarmkeeper ranger's Gathered Swarm feature, does being moved by the swarm provoke opportunity attacks?

The Swarmkeeper ranger from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 60) has the Gathered Swarm feature, which provides the following benefit: Once on each of your turns, you can cause the swarm to assist ...
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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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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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