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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Jumping to extend one's vertical reach?

Can a character jump vertically (with range 3 + strength modifier) to reach a flying enemy? Or, is it impossible to combine a vertical jump with an attack?
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Do Boots of Speed boost climb speed twice?

Let's say you have the Quick Climber feat, and have a climb speed equal to your land speed. If you put on Boots of Speed, does your climb speed increase by 5 feet, or 10 feet? For example, when the ...
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Does Burrow leave behind a tunnel?

Does a monster burrowing through stone or earth leave a tunnel? For example could an Adult Blue Dragon just burrow 30 feet to be near invulnerable until it comes out? Or could a fighter jump down the ...
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Do the Unearthed Arcana Tunnel Fighter Fighting Style and the Arcane Archer Fighter's Grasping Arrow features trigger when standing from prone?

The Light, Dark, Underdark! Unearthed Arcana includes the Tunnel Fighter Fighting Style which states: [...] As a bonus action, you can enter a defensive stance that lasts until the start of your ...
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Can a Huge (or larger) creature move through the Watery Sphere spell?

The watery sphere spell description says: On a successful save, a creature is ejected from that space to the nearest unoccupied space of the creature’s choice outside the sphere. A Huge or larger ...
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Are unusually long jumps possible by RAW?

I am slightly confused about how far a PC can jump in combat. On page 182, the PHB defines the mechanics of the long jump: When you make a long jump, you cover a number of feet up to your Strength ...
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Is an Elven Champion faster without a horse?

He has a speed of 30, while his Steed Ally a speed of 40. If the enemy is within 80 feet, he can use the Command an Animal action to direct his horse to use two of its actions close the distance, and ...
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Can you do anything after moving into an occupied space?

This is inspired by and is a branching off of the question "Move into nonhostile space attack and move" The section on "Moving Around Other Creatures" states: [...] Whether a ...
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Move-Action in an occupied square-Move? [duplicate]

Last evening my sorceress did the following: She's standing behind the barbarian in a hallway, and the enemies are lined up in the hallway in front of the barbarian. She moves into the barbarian's ...
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When climbing certain terrains that require an Athletics check, do you need to make the check again every turn?

When you are climbing certain terrains that require an Athletics check, do you have to roll the Athletics check on every turn you climb? Or just once?
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Is Move/Action Order Meant to Be Restricted?

I would like to confidently know whether the order in which the free movement and the non-movement action should be taken (i.e. move+act vs. act+move) is meant to be restricted in the base ruleset. ...
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What's the difference between “can't move” and “speed becomes 0”?

While reading through the conditions described in Appendix A of the 5e PHB, I realised, that some of them say a creature "can't move" (e.g. Stunned, Unconscious), while others state that its "speed ...
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What is the lowest level at which a human can beat the 100m world record (or: the presumed human limit) without using magic?

Optimizing a character build for ridiculous Movement in order to break the sound barrier or even the speed of light is a well-tried source of fun with numbers in DnD. Such speed optimizations usually ...
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Is the UA Mystic's Mighty Leap effect from the Brute Force psionic talent affected by multipliers to your jump distance?

The most recent version (v3) of the Mystic class from Unearthed Arcana can be found here. Mystics can learn a number of Psionic Disciplines, each of which allow them to expend psi points to create ...
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Can Elves move when they Trance?

Elves have the Trance trait: Elves don’t need to sleep. Instead, they meditate deeply, remaining semiconscious, for 4 hours a day. (The Common word for such meditation is "trance.") While ...
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By RAW, does jumping in combat need any special treatment? [closed]

Jumping is a special kind of movement. There doesn't seem to be special combat rules for jumping, so it behaves the same as walking. Is any special consideration needed when jumping in combat? These ...
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By the rules, how can you attack while jumping?

At the different tables I've played at, it has always been assumed that you can attack while jumping. After reading this answer I'm not so sure you can. By the rules, what ways can a character attack ...
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Why is it assumed that you may move only 5 feet per round in a Solid Fog?

I've encountered in several threads how wonderful a spell Solid Fog is. While removing someone from an encounter is a relatively big deal, at first glace, moving out of an area of Solid Fog should ...
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Do the Scout’s skirmish benefits trigger from the Benign Transposition spell being cast on the Scout?

The Scout class from Complete Adventurer (p. 12) gets skirmish benefits in any round after she moves at least 10 feet. The Spell Compendium includes Benign Transposition (p. 27), which swaps the ...
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Arcanist Dimensional Slide usage specific cases!

So here it goes. Description says that: The arcanist can expend 1 point from her arcane reservoir to create a dimensional crack that she can step through to reach another location. This ...
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Can you run, jump and flip and still attack?

A player the other night wanted to run, jump off a wall, flip over the other characters in front of him, land in front of the monster, and attack it — all in one turn. Is that actually doable?
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Can you move while Hidden?

Assuming you have successfully Hidden, can you: Continue to be not 'clearly visible' while moving and remain Hidden? Become 'clearly visible' while moving and remain Hidden? In the description of ...
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Does forced movement trigger the effects of the Prismatic Wall spell?

The Prismatic Wall spell says: When a creature attempts to reach into or pass through the wall ... A creature forced through the wall (by whatever means) is not “attempt[ing] to ... pass through ...
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Moving through the space of an invisible enemy creature in combat

In my last session the party was fighting some Wyverns. When one got near the sorcerer, he became invisible and moved out of its reach, but stayed between the Wyvern and the warlock. On its next turn, ...
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Are There 3D Rules for Flying and Distance?

I recently had a problem come up in a session that I wanted to see if there was more information on. One of my players is playing a Light Domain cleric; its 1st-level Warding Flare feature says, in ...
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How can my party improve our overland travel speed?

I'm playing a (modified) Serpent's Skull campaign. We're L4, and about to start off through the jungle. We know there are others trying to beat us to our destination, so speed matters. I'm looking for ...
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How does Monks' Improved Unarmored Movement work out of combat?

At 9th level, Monks gain an improvement of their Unarmored Movement feature: At 9th level, you gain the ability to move along vertical surfaces and across liquids on your turn without falling ...
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Is the illusion created by Invoke Duplicity affected by difficult terrain?

Is the illusion created by the Trickery Domain Cleric affected by difficult terrain when moving? As a DM, I'm assuming that it is not affected by difficult terrain. Is that correct? I assume if a ...
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Is there a scenario where a gnoll flesh gnawer can move at least 45 feet during its Rampage bonus action?

The base movement speed of a gnoll flesh gnawer is 30 feet, and if it activates rampage by bringing a creature to 0 hit points, it can move an additional 15 feet for a total of 45 feet during "normal" ...
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Do Boots of Striding and Springing negate skills, feats, and spells that reduce your movement?

Per the horribly worded description: While you wear these boots, your walking speed becomes 30 feet, unless your walking speed is higher, and your speed isn't reduced if you are encumbered or ...
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How does the Freedom of Movement spell interact with the “Move” action while grappling?

The question requires a two-part answer: Does a character affected by Freedom of Movement need to make a successful grapple check to use the Move action, or would success be automatic? If ...
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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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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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Does climb speed from other sources stack with the climb speed from the Spider Climb spell?

Spider climb doesn't say how your base climb is affected, so I’m confused. Does it stack, does the larger amount override the smaller, or does spider climb just overwrite it, period? For example a ...
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How does the Athlete feat affect the Centaur playable race?

The Athlete feat (PHB, p. 165) has a point that says: climbing doesn't halve your speed. The Centaur's Equine Build trait (GGtR, p. 16) says: any climb that uses both hands and feet is ...
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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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Can you use the Fly spell to move underwater at a speed of 60 feet?

If under the effects of a Fly spell, can you move at a speed of 60 feet underwater?
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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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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 do changes to your speed that occur on your own turn 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 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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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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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 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 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 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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