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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If a creature attacks a target warded by Sanctuary but fails the save, do they lose the attack/spell if there is no other target immediately in range?

Take a simple scenario as an example: A cleric casts sanctuary An enemy wielding a spear attempts to make a melee attack at the cleric with his spear The enemy fails his Wisdom save, and thus can't ...
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If a creature fails the save against the Sanctuary spell, does “choosing a new target” let it move and retry the attack against the new target? [duplicate]

The sanctuary spell description says: You ward a creature within range against attack. Until the spell ends, any creature who targets the warded creature with an attack or a harmful spell must first ...
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Can you fly over a Medium enemy creature in a 10ft tall corridor?

Let’s say you, a Medium character, are in a 5ft wide, 10ft tall corridor, and that a Medium enemy creature stands in your way. You wish to go behind the enemy creature using your fly speed (either ...
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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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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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Are there any rules relevant to involuntary movement and effects other than Opportunity Attacks?

PHB p. 195 states that involuntary movement does not provoke opportunity attacks: You also don't provoke an opportunity attack when you teleport or when someone or something moves you without using ...
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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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Does a monk's Unarmored Movement speed increase apply to the fly speed gained from a Fly spell?

A monk's Unarmored Movement class feature increases the monks speed by 10 feet at level 2, and further at higher levels. According to this tweet by Jeremy Crawford, this stacks with an Aarakocra monk'...
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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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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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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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How does Sentinel interact with the Wing Attack legendary action?

An Adult Red Dragon is within melee range of a fighter with the Sentinel feat. On its turn, the dragon moves away, and the fighter takes an attack of opportunity, reducing the dragon's speed to 0. ...
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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 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 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 a creature split up movement more than once?

Can movement be split up more than once, with different attacks and other actions in between? Background I've have a 12th-level Half-Orc Monk character with the Mobile feat, resulting in a movement ...
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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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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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Can Spider Climb negate Gust of Wind?

Spider Climb allows a PC to walk, using just their feet (no hands) up vertical surfaces and on ceilings. It is heavily implied that the user's feet have some magical attraction to the surface they ...
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How much can a pteranodon lift?

I've looked through the Monster Manual for clues but I can't seem to find anything concrete about how much a pteranodon (or any other flying creature for that matter) can lift while flying. They have ...
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Can large characters sqeeze through 5' spaces between 2 enemies, or do they do something else?

The PHB doesn't have very much information on Squeezing, and I'm wondering how the rule applies to a creature "squeezing" between two other creatures. Page 192 says: Squeezing into a ...
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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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Can a creature with only a swim speed even move while on land?

There are creatures, such as the hunter shark, which has a 40-foot swim speed and a 0-foot "normal/walking" speed; it's longest range attack is 5 feet. Does this mean you could (by some means) drag ...
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Does an object count as “being moved” when placed in a Bag of Holding before its wielder moves, and then after moving they take the object out again?

Context The Eldritch Knight in my game is looking for ways to make the spell magic circle be used quickly in battle, since casting it takes one minute. He came up with casting glyph of warding on his ...
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Being prone with multiple movement speeds

How does the prone condition work if you have multiple movement speeds, such as 30 regular walking speed and 60 flying? Does standing up require 15 feet of movement? 30 feet of movement? Is there a ...
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What is the Fastest a Character Can Move in One Turn?

At level 20 with any magic items in the DMG, and any spells, what is the fastest a DnD 5e character could move using their movement? (i.e., not including teleportation)
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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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How can I simulate a super jump in Rotted Capes?

Reading through the Rotted Capes rule book, I found a few moving types, such as tunneling, teleportation, and flight. I also found jumping mentioned in surge. Aside from that side-note, I did not find ...
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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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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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Is the Moonbeam spell amazing, or are we doing it wrong?

The description of the moonbeam spell (PHB pg. 261) says: When a creature enters the spell's area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, it is engulfed in ghostly flames that cause ...
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Would the Gust spell be able to move someone under the effect of the Levitate spell?

I am playing an air genasi storm sorcerer. Air genasi have the Mingle with the Wind racial trait, which lets them cast the levitate spell once per long rest (with no material components). The ...
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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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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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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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Does a monk with Unarmored movement still have to make strength checks to “run”/“climb” a wall?

If a Level 9 (or higher) monk, with the Unarmored Movement feature, wanted to climb a 1000-ft sheer cliff, would they have to make strength checks every turn to see if they continue climbing, fall, or ...
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Does Heavy Armor reduce your speed?

I noticed in the PHB, page 20, under Speed for Dwarves: Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet. Your speed is not reduced by wearing heavy armor. However, I cannot find anywhere in PHB that ...
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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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How is movement calculated when running up walls as a monk?

Picture this circumstance. I am a 5 foot tall level 9 Wood Elf Monk with Mobile. I have 60 feet of speed per turn, via: 35 feet from Wood Elf feature 10 feet from the Mobile feat 15 feet from being ...
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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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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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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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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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Can Medium creatures squeeze into smaller spaces?

Here are the rules for "squeezing" from the SRD (the PHB text is identical; emphasis mine): A creature can squeeze through a space that is large enough for a creature one size smaller than it. Thus,...
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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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