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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What is the standard wording for a teleportation ability?

I am attempting to create a homebrew ability to teleport as part of your movement, while still reducing your movement speed as if you walked and allowing you to split up your movement between normal ...
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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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How quickly can a Thylean Centaur climb?

I'm playing the Thylean Centaur race (from the third-party Odyssey of the Dragonlords module), which has the following trait: Quadrapedal Stride. Climbing or maneuvering in tight spaces is considered ...
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What are the conditions of an underwater environment?

Parallel to What are the conditions of a Zero-G environment?, Underwater environments are mentioned under Environmental Adaptation, but are otherwise undefined. Was this defined in an official book?
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How does the spell Reverse Gravity affect creatures with spider climbing?

I understand that such a question is rather left up to the DM. However that can come as a situation "DM against player" (which is not good but sometimes inevitable). So I'd like to know your ...
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What are the conditions of a Zero-G environment?

The Heroes Handbook mentions "zero gravity" as a particular environment one might use Environmental Adaptation, under the Movement power, to counter, but doesn't seem to indicate what is ...
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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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Jumping from a height

Are there any rules (or JC tweets) about how jumping from a height works? I know about the rules for, e.g. long Jump, but those assume that the thing I'm jumping to is on the same level as me. Suppose ...
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When during your movement does Tenser's Floating Disk start to follow you and does it do so exactly?

Let's assume the caster of Tenser's Floating Disk has a speed of 6000ft (for no particular reason), that is more precisely, they can cover 6000ft in 6 seconds. However there are limitations on the ...
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Can I Ready an action to run away?

This is a follow-up to Can I Ready an action to Disengage? It looks to me that the 5E RAW does not have a simple way to declare a behaviour like this: If anything nasty comes towards me, I run in ...
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Does the caster of Steel Wind Strike trigger effects based on the position they attack from or to?

The spell Steel Wind Strike (XGE, p. 166) says: You flourish the weapon used in the casting and then vanish to strike like the wind. Choose up to five creatures you can see within range. Make a melee ...
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Does this tweak to Jumping rules have any pitfalls or problematic interactions?

My players and I were long ago accustomed to the D&D 3.5e ruleset, but now comfortably enjoy 5e's simplicity. Still, there are some rules that we preferred from the previous system that we felt ...
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Are there any ways to increase a PC's swim speed, magical or otherwise?

Are there any ways to increase a Player Character's swim speed? Said ways can be magical or otherwise. This is mainly for a changeling rogue.
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How does the Harengon's Rabbit Hop racial trait interact with the Jump spell?

If my level 2 ranger casts the jump spell on our harengon monk, does his jump distance from his Rabbit hop racial ability tripled as well? Rabbit Hop. As a bonus action, you can jump a number of feet ...
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How far can you drag a grappled, heavy opponent?

A mostly theoretical rules question. Assume a Medium creature ("Grappler") has grappled another Medium creature ("Heavyweight"). For unimportant reasons, Heavyweight is very heavy- heavier than ...
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Can characters reach Mach 1 and higher?

A few years back our group tried to come up with the fastest possible D&D character. If I remember correctly we could build a character that could go faster than the speed of sound, but I can't ...
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Potential effects of non-standard creature size in combat (purple worm)

My players are about to finish G3 (Hall of the Fire Giant King) and start D1 (Descent into the Depths of the Earth) - note that I am converting these 1e modules to 5e. I am rolling the wandering ...
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Does the Kinetic Jaunt spell allow the caster to end their turn in another creature's space?

The spell kinetic jaunt from Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos provides several benefits, including the following one (emphasis mine): You can move through the space of another creature, and it doesn’...
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Am I allowed to double-dip on my mount's turn, granting it extra dashes?

Here's a very silly situation that I'm sure would be easy to rule around, but as an exercise to understand the rules better, I'd still like to know how this works. It might even just be a variation of ...
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Can I lead my mount/animal companion on foot during combat?

If my mount/animal companion has reins attached to them which I am holding, and I am on foot, how do I move and bring my mount with me? I can imagine it involves one or more of the following: ...
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Can you move on your turn, and then use the Ready Action to move again on another creature's turn?

The Ready action is described as follows: First, you decide what perceivable circumstance will trigger your reaction. Then, you choose the action you will take in response to that trigger, or you ...
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Can a rider move using his mount, attack from his mount, then have the mount dash away?

I seem to have misunderstood the mounted combat rules. Reading them again it seems that the mount and rider are treated as separate entities but share initiative (this assumes a controlled mount, not ...
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In this example, which path would a monster affected by the Dissonant Whispers spell take?

A bard casts Dissonant Whispers (PHB, p. 234) on a monster (diagram below). The monster has to choose between 2 paths. The left path is "safer" than the right path since his allies are that way but ...
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When forced away, can I move towards the caster, if my net distance away ends up greater than had I not?

This concerns all forced movement, but is especially relevant for spells like Dissonant Whispers, that caveat how the creature moves. The relevant text for this sort of spell is quoted below: The ...
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From how far away can I attack an opponent, after dismounting and using Shield Master?

I have a lvl 6 Half Orc Paladin with the Shield Master feat riding a worg. The paladin has a speed of 30ft, the worg has 50ft. I move forward \$x\$ft and attack the opponent with my lance, dealing ...
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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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Do I provoke an opportunity attack when moving in and out of range of a creature in the same turn?

Let's say I'm 10ft away from an enemy. In my turn, I choose to move 5ft to get close enough to attack, I do attack, then I use my remaining movement to move out of range of the enemy. Does this still ...
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When, exactly, does the Rogue Scout get to use their Skirmisher ability?

As written, a Scout Rogue "can move up to half your speed as a reaction when an enemy ends its turn within 5 feet of you." What exactly constitutes when an enemy "ends its turn"? Does this mean the ...
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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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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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What is the correct movement speed for crawling, running, etc.?

In Twilight 2000, character creation includes crawl/walk/trot/run, but both in combat and travel these are supplanted by other values (e.g. a character could have a crawl speed of 3 but will crawl at ...
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What happens when allies occupy the same space?

According to "Moving Around Other Creatures" (PH p. 191 / SRD p. 92): You can move through a nonhostile creature’s space. [...] another creature’s space is difficult terrain for you. Whether a ...
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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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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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Does flying upward cost more movement?

Let's say an Aarakocra, with a native flying speed of 30ft, starts to fly upwards. Does her 30ft flying speed bring her to a height of 30ft or does moving up 1ft cost more than 1ft of available ...
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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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Can flying creatures choose to hover, even if they don't have hover in their flying speed?

Some creatures have a fly speed. Some creatures with a fly speed also have the ability to hover specified. The PHB, in Chapter 9: Combat, Movement and Position, Flying Movement says: Flying ...
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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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How do I handle a PC who likes to move allies out of danger during his turn?

I have a player who loves to just grab other PCs or NPCs to get them out of danger in the middle of combat. He's got the highest DEX mod in the party so he's usually at the top of the initiative ...
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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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When you grapple an enemy, where are they?

There you are, in melee combat. You're 5 feet away from your opponent. The swords go snicker-snack. You decide to grapple. You succeed! Are you still 5 feet away? I had always assumed the ...
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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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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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How high off the ground can you fly with the Fly spell?

The fly spell says that you have 60 feet of fly movement. Is there a "default height" for flying? Can you fly 5 feet off the ground? 10? 20? In your first turn can you fly 60 feet into the sky? ...
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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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