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 damage does the Wall of Fire spell do to a creature immobilized on top of it?

Our resident grappling dwarven runesmith has presented us with a new challenge: he got 30 points of fire resistance via resist energy and decided to drop walls of fire on himself while he is grappling....
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Can a Giant Wolf Spider climb upside down while being mounted?

Imagine a beastmaster ranger halfling who mounts his giant wolf spider beast. The giant wolf spider has the spider climb feature, which allows them to climb difficult surfaces, including upside down ...
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Can you escape from the Web or Moonbeam spells using readied movement?

Inspired by this question, I was wondering whether this works: Web states: Each creature that starts its turn in the webs or that enters them during its turn must make a Dexterity saving throw. ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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If I am hiding and moving silently at the same time, what is my total movement penalty?

In D&D 3.5, according to page 79 of the PHB under the move silently skill: You can move up to one-half your normal speed at no penalty. When moving at a speed greater than one-half but less ...
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Can a Rogue effectively triple their speed by combining Dash and Ready, spreading it over several turns?

This question is a follow-up to: Can you move on your turn, and then use the Ready Action to move again on another creature's turn? The answer to that question is yes. Acting according to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is your maximum jump distance halved by grappling?

Here are the rules about jumping: Your Strength determines how far you can jump. Long Jump. When you make a long jump, you cover a number of feet up to your Strength score if you move at least 10 ...
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Does your speed affect your Travel Pace?

Different races/classes have changing speeds - does this affect the distance when using Travel Pace?
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Maximizing flight speed in a turn for a PC without using magic items/spells? [closed]

What is the maximum sustainable (not time-limited) flight speed attainable by a PC in Dungeons and Dragons 5e without the use of spells or speed-enhancing items? This would come from a combination of ...
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Can an earth elemental drag a tiny creature underground with Earth Glide?

So it's been asked and answered that an earth elemental can't drag anyone through stone as they don't have Earth Glide. That's fine it makes sense. But, what if the person is tiny and the elemental ...
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Is flight possible in heavy armor?

The Reinforced Wings feat (Races of the Dragon, p. 101) says at the end: Normal: Flying creatures can’t fly in medium or heavy armor or when carrying a medium or heavy load. I could not find any ...
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How can the Githyanki Supreme Commander move while insubstantial?

The Githyanki Supreme Commander, in its stat block (Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, p. 206), is granted three types of legendary actions, one of them being the Teleport action: Teleport. The githyanki ...
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Can you stand up from being prone using Skirmisher outside of your turn?

Using the Rogue Scout's Skirmisher feature, which states: You can move up to half your speed as a reaction when an enemy ends its turn within 5 feet of you. Additionally: Being Prone, PHB pg 190/...
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Is a mounted creature unaffected by the secondary damage of the Booming Blade cantrip?

I'm designing a boss fight for the first session of my next campaign. The boss in question is a mounted warrior; one of his abilities is from the Mounted Combatant feat (PHB, p. 168), which allows him ...
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Does the Unseen Servant spell end if I move away from it?

The spell Unseen Servant says "If you command the servant to perform a task that would move it more than 60 feet away from you, the spell ends." But what happens if I move away from it? For example, ...
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Does the Compelled Duel spell require a saving throw for “movement” via a spell? [closed]

Let us assume an enemy spellcaster has failed their first saving throw against the Compelled Duel spell (PHB, p. 224). Thus the enemy "must make a Wisdom saving throw each time it attempts to ...
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Do modifiers to jump length/height apply to flat values from some monster traits?

Some monsters have traits that give them jump heights without following the rules laid out in the Movement section of the Basic Rules. One example is the Frog: Standing Leap. The frog's long jump ...
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What is the longest distance a player character can jump in one leap?

After asking What is the longest distance a 13th-level monk can jump while attacking on the same turn?, my curiosity got piqued. By RAW, what is the longest distance a player character can jump in one ...
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Does a Snake Sword user get an AoO for an opponent moving from one threatened square to another within range?

So I am starting a new character in an ongoing campaign and I was going to do a Chain Armor + Spiked Chains dual wield trip tank deal but I decided to see what other reach type weapons might be ...
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How do I determine if the rules for a long jump or high jump are applicable for Monks?

Inspired by this question: What is the longest distance a 13th-level monk can jump while attacking on the same turn? At 9th level, Monks get an improvement to the Unarmored Movement feature: At ...
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Does the Giant Rocktopus have a Swim Speed?

The Giant Rocktopus described in Out of the Abyss (p.28) is said to be a Giant Octopus that evolved to live on land. It has a walking speed of 20 feet and a climbing speed of 10 feet. Nothing is ...
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Does surprise arrest existing movement?

Do surprised creatures which were already moving prior to being surprised keep moving, or stop moving for a round? Some illustrative situations might be: A carriage drawn by four horses is heading ...
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What is the longest distance a 13th-level monk can jump while attacking on the same turn?

Context During last session in a game that I GM, the party got ambushed by NPC monks leaping from the trees. They were hiding high up in very big Sawtooth Oak Trees, then jumped in a horizontal ...
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Can you end your turn in the same space as an unconscious or dead creature?

The rules state: Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can’t willingly end your move in its space. What happens if that creature has either been knocked unconscious or has been killed? ...
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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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Movement during Combat Patrol

I wonder about this section of the Combat Patrol feat: You may move as part of these attacks, provided your total movement before your next turn does not exceed your speed. It is not stated if the ...
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If I cast Expeditious Retreat, can I Dash as a bonus action on the same turn?

I am new to D&D, and am playing 5th Edition. I have a level 3 wizard who has the spell expeditious retreat: This spell allows you to move at an incredible pace. When you cast this spell, and ...

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