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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Does the rule that you cannot willingly end your move in another creature's space force or prevent certain actions?

There is a rule in the "Moving Around Other Creatures" section which states: Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can't willingly end your move in its space... I am wondering just how ...
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Can a PC use the Levitate spell to avoid movement speed reduction from exhaustion?

Context A warlock in the game that I run suffers from two levels of exhaustion: Level 1: Disadvantage on ability checks Level 2: Speed halved This warlock knows the spell levitate. He is so tired—...
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How is Movement affected when Aborting?

When you choose to Abort to a different maneuver, how does your Movement value change? Some maneuvers can be used to Abort, allowing you to replace whatever other maneuver you played for the turn ...
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Can a character use her movement to help someone else stand up? [duplicate]

Standing up takes half your movement, and you can also interact with one object for free during your turn. Neither of these things indicate whether or not you can help someone else stand up on your ...
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Can you continue the movement of a Bonus Action Dash granted by Expeditious Retreat if your Concentration is broken mid-move?

The spell Expeditious Retreat requires concentration, and reads: When you cast this spell, and then as a bonus action on each of your turns until the spell ends, you can take the Dash action. ...
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Can you voluntarily drop prone if it is not your turn?

When looking through the combat rules I realized under Being Prone it states: You can drop prone without using any of your speed. There doesn't seem to be a reference that this needs to be on your ...
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Are stationary flying creatures considered “hovering” so that they do not fall when prone or incapacitated, etc?

As the title suggests, I'm wondering if a PC race (for example, the Variant Tiefling with the winged option) would have the ability to hover in regards to the Prone condition. The Basic Rules state ...
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How do ball bearings and difficult terrain stack?

There is already this Q/A on whether difficult terrains stack (they do not). And this Q/A on whether ball bearings and caltrops stack (they do not). But when looking at the description for ball ...
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How does the Sentinel feat interact with the Mounted Combatant feat?

When a character with the Sentinel feat hits with an opportunity attack against an opponent with Mounted Combatant, does the mounted opponent need to stop moving? The Sentinel feat (PHB, page 169) ...
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Does Readied movement count as “your move”?

The Ready action states: Then, you choose the action you will take in response to that trigger, or you choose to move up to your speed in response to it... However there are several times where ...
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How do changes to your speed affect your available movement?

After seeing this Q/A on whether releasing a grappled creature increases your available movement, I am wondering a more general question. Under "Your Turn" it states: On your turn, you can move a ...
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Can you Dash twice on the same turn?

The Dash action gives you extra movement for the current turn (equal to your speed). If I have an effect (like the Expeditious Retreat spell or the monk's Step of the Wind feature) which allows me to ...
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Does the Sentinel feat allow opportunity attacks to be provoked when enemies move towards you?

I was chatting with one of my party mates, and we were debating whether the Sentinel feat allowed me to get an opportunity attack if the enemy is approaching me. The reason I ask this is because I ...
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Does a creature in flight affected by the Haste spell fall when the spell ends?

The final sentence of the Haste spell reads: When the spell ends, the target can't move or take Actions until after its next turn, as a wave of lethargy sweeps over it. (PBH p. 250) If a creature ...
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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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Can a creature targeted by the Glamour bard's Mantle of Inspiration use its reaction to move if it already had temporary hit points previously?

The College of Glamour bard's Mantle of Inspiration feature (XGtE, p. 14) is worded this way: As a bonus action, you can expend one use of your Bardic Inspiration to grant yourself a wondrous ...
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According to the Rules Compendium, can I charge through a square that would hamper my movement as long as it isn't difficult terrain?

According to the Rules Compendium, can I charge through a square that would hamper my movement as long as it isn't difficult terrain? Under "Initiating a Charge" (p. 27), it says: If you don’t ...
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Can I make a jump to avoid an obstacle and still charge?

In a recent game, the situation came up where one of the players wanted to take a charge action. The path, however, was obstructed, and the player suggested that they jump as part of the charge. I don'...
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What is the standard dungeon scale at the table?

I’m reading the Caverns of Thracia and I see the maps have a scale of 1” to 40’ for the most part - that seems to be about 4 squares. My understanding is that in AD&D if you have a movement rate ...
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How fast do dwarves move when encumbered?

OSRIC claims that dwarves move at 90’. I’ve also read the claim that it’s unspecified in AD&D proper. My question is regarding AD&D. Do dwarves (as player characters) move at 90 or 120? If ...
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Is Expeditious Retreat essentially a spell to double your speed?

I'm fairly new to DnD. I'm creating my first wizard and I've been wondering about the Expeditious Retreat spell. The PHB says: This spell allows you to move at an incredible pace. When you cast ...
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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 does the Blink spell work on moving vehicles?

During a combat that takes place on top of a moving vehicle (let's say a bus moving at 60 feet per round), What happens if you use the spell blink? The blink spell description states that: At the ...
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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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Can you move between the attacks of a Twinned Booming Blade?

Under "Moving Between Attacks" it says: "If you take an action that includes more than one weapon attack, you can break up your movement even further by moving between those attacks..." If you ...
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When you run out of climbing speed, can you still climb with your normal speed at a penalty?

Let's say you're a 40 speed, 15 climbing speed creature. There's an initial ledge at 20 feet, but you're trying to reach the top at 25 feet. From the Player's Handbook, page 182: While climbing ...
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Magic Circle: What doesn't fall under “non-magical means”?

Magic Circle has the following effect on creatures of a specified type: The creature can't willingly enter the cylinder by nonmagical means. If the creature tries to use teleportation or ...
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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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If my Scout rogue has used his full movement on his turn, can he later use the reaction from the Skirmisher feature to move again?

Here is the situation I am wondering about: My Rogue is in melee with an opponent. On his turn he disengages, and moves his full movement away from his opponent. The opponent, on their turn, uses ...
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What happens if you jump while using the spell Spider Climb?

What happens if you jump while using the spider climb spell? Can you jump across a surface upside down, or do you fall?
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How does the Small Folk Hobbit virtue work?

In the Adventures in Middle Earth Player's Guide, there's a Hobbit Virtue called Small Folk (p. 109) that reads: You have learnt how to gain an advantage in a fight from being smaller than most ...
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Does the monk's Step of the Wind feature activate the benefit of the Mobile feat?

The Mobile feat (PHB, p. 168) says: When you use the Dash action, difficult terrain doesn't cost you extra movement on that turn The monk's Step of the Wind feature says: You can spend 1 ki ...
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Questions about flying and switching between modes of movement when flying [closed]

This is a compound question and could probably use being broken up in to separate questions: A monster is flying along at a speed of 120 ft with a maneuverability of average in order to maintain ...
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How straight does a creature need to move for abilities that trigger after charging towards an opponent?

There are certain creatures with a extra ability attached to their attack if they move a certain distance towards their opponent before attacking. Take the Gorgon as an example, it has the Trampling ...
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Does the Rapid Wrath magic weapon double a speed that's calculated by halving another speed?

The specific magic weapon rapid wrath (Ghostwalk Campaign Setting 66) (11,702 gp; 3 lbs.), in part, says, "This +1 mighty cleaving shortspear doubles the speed of a creature that carries it" (link ...
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Can you really not move between grapples/shoves?

The rule on moving between attacks specifically says: If you take an action that includes more than one weapon attack, you can break up your movement even further by moving between those attacks. ...
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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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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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What is the result of a Readied Action to move the target triggered by a melee attack attempt?

Situation: Fred the Fighter wants to survive another round in the ring with Bob the Barbarian. He's a skilled fighter, and has taken Combat Maneuver feats. Bob moves in to attack, but Fred readied to ...
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Is there a functional difference between having a listed climb speed and being able to climb at full walking speed?

The normal rules for climbing state that: Each foot of movement costs 1 extra foot (2 extra feet in difficult terrain) when you’re climbing, swimming, or crawling. You ignore this extra cost if you ...
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Do Monks gain the 9th level Unarmored Movement benefit when wearing armor or using a shield?

Unarmored Movement, a monk feature, says... Starting at 2nd level, your speed increases by 10 feet while you are not wearing armor or wielding a shield. This bonus increases when you reach certain ...
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Is fleeing from battle considered “acting under attack”?

A short movement isn't enough to flee from battle, since the opponent can do a short movement and an attack: "A character can also try to make a short move and take another (relatively simple) ...
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If a character has a higher horizontal jump speed than movement speed, is their jump paused midair once their movement is finished? [duplicate]

If a character has a higher horizontal jump speed than movement speed, is their jump paused mid-air once their movement is finished? Or, do they continue moving? If so, what stops a player from ...
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Are alchemical weapons treated like weapons or alchemical items?

I have seen conflicting answers to this question online, so I'd like some help nailing down a somewhat more definitive answer. For characters with 1 BAB or higher, are alchemical weapons (tanglefoot ...
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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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Does this “yield your space to an ally” rule my 3.5 group uses appear anywhere in the official rules?

I play D&D 3.5 with a group of folks. One of the rules they use in combat allows Alice, on Alice's turn, to ask Bob to yield his space to Alice. Bob chooses a space to move to, Alice moves into ...
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What constitutes a 'safe route' for the Fear spell?

The description of the fear spell says: While frightened by this spell, a creature must take the Dash action and move away from you by the safest available route on each of its turns, unless there ...
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Is there anything in this grapple and run-jump-fall-stand-repeat strategy that does not work?

The Athlete feat (PHB, p. 165) gives the following benefits: Increase your Strength or Dexterity score by 1, to a maximum of 20. When you are prone, standing up uses only 5 feet of your ...
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Does the penalty to movement speed while grappling stack if you grapple two opponents?

In 5e, a player who is grappling has their movement speed halved. However, a player with two hands can grapple two opponents. As the wording seems to indicate that the movement speed penalty applies ...
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Do you take falling damage if falling from 20 feet or less while grappled by someone affected by the Cat's Grace option of the Enhance Ability spell?

Here are the rules on 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 avoids taking ...

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