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In d20 and similar games, any sort of extra attack that gets triggered by an enemy opening up his defenses either during his turn or while taking an opportunity action.

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How does moving away from an enemy as a readied action work?

I was reading the rules for the "ready" action, and they give an example for a specific action a player might ask to have at the ready: “If the goblin steps next to me, I move away.” Let's say I ...
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Can you combine Polearm Master with War Caster to cast Booming Blade as enemies approach?

The Polearm Master feat (PHB, p. 168) says: While you are wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, or quarterstaff, other creatures provoke an opportunity attack from you when they enter your reach. The ...
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Does invisibility end for opportunity attack for Assassin's “Vanish” or “Slayer's Escape” power?

In DND 4e, does the invisibility effect of an Assassin's "Vanish" or "Slayer's Escape" power end if the assassin makes an opportunity attack before the start of their turn? Most other powers I've ...
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If you move into melee range and then back out on the same turn, does it provoke an opportunity attack?

I feel like this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find it. I know that if you are engaged in combat with someone (or at least in melee range of someone's weapon, 5 feet normally or 10 ...
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Casting a spell for AOO's

Is there anyway in pathfinder to be able to cast a spell (any casting time of a standard action or less) in order to take advantage of AOO's. Now, I know spells already cast like held touch spells (...
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Can you choose which weapon can take an Attack of Opportunity when wielding two weapons?

I have a weird situation happening. Im involved in a game which is using path of war. So an attack happens when someone or something leaves a threatened square of yours. Lets start with a base ...
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Does War Caster let you cast Green-Flame Blade instead of an attack of opportunity? [duplicate]

Assume you have the War Caster feat and can cast single-target spells instead of making an attack of opportunity. The War Caster feat says: When a hostile creature’s movement provokes an ...
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Fog Cloud and attacks of opportunity

Quickly summarizing the situation so people may be able to understand it a little more. Our party was forced to brawl against a group of orcs in order to gain their respect to speak with their ...
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Does teleporting into a Polearm Master’s reach provoke attack of opportunity?

I understand the Player’s Handbook’s ruling on teleportation and attack of opportunity when teleporting out of someone’s reach. My question however is, does teleporting into someone’s reach when they ...
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Can a creature affected by Tasha's Hideous Laughter take an Opportunity Attack?

I have watched a few games where the Tasha's hideous laughter spell has been used before and the DMs there didn't count the creature completely out of the fight. For example: A player next to affected ...
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Does Fancy Footwork affect opportunity attacks if your attack misses?

The Fancy Footwork ability of a rogue Swashbuckler (a subclass from SCAG/XGtE) says: At 3rd level, during your turn, if you make a melee attack against a creature, that creature can't make ...
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Interaction between line of sight, enemy reach and opportunity attacks [duplicate]

The basic rules state for opportunity attacks: You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach. RAW seems to imply that by circling around the ...
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Can you use an Opportunity Attack on a Marked enemy if you already used your Reaction?

The DMG introduces an optional rule called "Mark" (DMG, p. 271, bold added) When a creature makes a melee attack, it can also mark its target. Until the end of the attacker's next turn, any ...
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How can one make multiple opportunity attacks during one round?

The title is pretty straight-forward. By default, players can make only one opportunity attack per round, since it uses their reaction of which they only have one. Which features, spells etc. exist ...
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In a game with immediate actions, would combat reflexes grant extra immediate actions instead of additional attacks of opportunity?

Assuming that we make a house rule that contradicts Greysage’s answer for Is an attack of opportunity an immediate action?, would combat reflexes be able to grant additional immediate actions rather ...
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Is an attack of opportunity an immediate action?

If you make an attack of opportunity, can you take an immediate action in the same round? It would make sense because immediate actions were invented after the PH (and therefore AoOs), but is this RAW?...
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Can you provoke an AoO as a free action?

Big Ooze threatens all. Warlock is unconscious. Warblade is standing tall. Warblade took his turn already. Paladin heals Warlock. Can Warblade take a free/immediate action to “lower defenses” to ...
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Is it possible to hold both a longsword and a polearm to take advantage of both Attack of Opportunity ranges? [duplicate]

The proposed tactic requires that you hold both a polearm and a longsword at once, particularly when your turn ends. A creature triggers an attack of opportunity against you by moving outside of your ...
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What balance problems arise by allowing grappling as an option for an Opportunity Attack?

In our last session (with me as the DM), a creature was surrounded by the party and was trying to flee. She cast Levitate on herself to try to float up and get away. As she was going up and thereby ...
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Does activating a spell like ability while grappled trigger an AOO from someone nearby?

Our warlock is grappled by a black pudding. There is a second black pudding standing in an adjacent square, currently not involved in the grapple. If the warlock activates his Eldritch Blast (Sp) ...
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Does using Spellsong to conceal casting prevent attacks of opportunity?

I'm adjacent to an opponent that threatens me. I use the feat Spellsong to conceal that I'm casting a spell. My Perform check result bests my opponent's Perception or Sense Motive skill check. Do I ...
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Can a readied action or an attack of opportunity cancel another action?

Can an attack of opportunity or a readied action interfere with another creature's action so that the creature, essentially, loses that action? Example 1: Nadir the rogue and Peake the bugbear are ...
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Can reaction attacks be considered the same as Opportunity Attacks? [duplicate]

I've always wondered this, but reaction attacks such as those given by certain feats and classes, i.e.: Sentinel (Lets you attack an enemy as a reaction that attacks anybody that hurts your allies in ...
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How many attacks of opportunity can a hydra make?

The hydra gains as a bonus feat Combat Reflexes (Player's Handbook 92). However, the hydra description amends the feat to the following: Feats: A hydra’s Combat Reflexes feat allows it to use all ...
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Leaving threatened range with Opportunistic Withdrawal

The Opportunistic Withdrawal talent from D&D 4e PHB3 says: While you are adjacent to an enemy granting combat advantage to you your movement doesn't provoke opportunity Attacks from that enemy. ...
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Can characters attack flank squares without turning?

Using the combat rules supplied by Players Option: Combat and Tactics, creatures have an orientation on the map, with flanks and a rear defined based on their orientation. My question is, can a ...
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Can I trigger an Opportunity Attack by forcing an opponent to move out of my reach?

If I cause an opponent to leave my reach with an ability, spell, or effect can I use my reaction to take an Opportunity Attack against them?
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If a PC Levitates an opponent away, does the PC get an Opportunity Attack against them? [duplicate]

As we understand Levitation, even involuntary movement by an opponent can trigger an Opportunity Attack. Does that mean that even the wizard who cast the spell get an Opportunity Attack against an ...
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Can some monsters grapple as an opportunity attack?

In 5e, I realize that you can not grapple as an opportunity attack, as the grapple is an action and the opportunity attack is a reaction. However, am I correct in assuming that some monsters can ...
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Does an enemy that takes Disengage action provoke opportunity attack when moving toward someone with a pike and Polearm Mastery and Sentinel feat?

Polearm master vs disengage I have a pike, Polearm Master, and Sentinel feats. An enemy that already takes Disengage action moves toward me. The Polearm Master feat gives me an opportunity attack ...
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Booming Blade trigger timing

I hit an enemy with booming blade, before my next turn they choose to move away, provoking an opportunity attack. Does the booming blade's damage-on-movement trigger before I make my opportunity ...
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Does a healing spell provoke an opportunity attack?

I can't find a clear answer for my question.. The PHB said regarding OAs: The opportunity attack action is provoked by an enemy leaving an adjacent square without shifting or teleporting, or by an ...
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Can you get an OA when blinded? [duplicate]

If, for example, someone casts Fog Cloud, next to the target A and target B when they're fighting each other. If target B would run away from the fight he would cause an Opportunity Attack but when ...
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Is there a way to make an Attack of Opportunity at 1000 ft+?

So this comment in this question here states : We play a strict RAW game except for discrete, specified exceptions. The AoO's I'm making are not based on threatened area (e.g. Greater Trip, Greater ...
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Would an ally get an Opportunity Attack if I were to knock an enemy towards them? [duplicate]

Coming Sunday a party member and myself will be facing off against a wizard/warlock and some cultists. The session last week ended on the Paladin initiating combat by jumping towards the warlock by ...
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How can my sniper get enough attacks of opportunity?

Recently, there's been some talk about starting up an old Pathfinder game again, and I'm a bit worried about my character being able to adequately support her end of a combo that's rather central to ...
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Reach and Attacks of Opportunity: How to treat an aproaching enemy?

Imagine this scenario: Red has a reach weapon and he's threatening B1 and B2. Green has a normal weapon and wants to get closer to Red in order to attack him. ( C2 ) So green takes a first step ...
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Do invisible creatures provoke opportunity attacks from movement? [duplicate]

If an invisible creature is within 5 feet of an enemy, do they provoke an opportunity attack when moving out of the enemy's reach? (assuming that the enemy doesn't have some sort of blindsense/...
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Does a Grapple or Shove count as an attack for the Mobile feat?

The Mobile feat enables you to not get opportunity attacks from creatures you try to attack. Does it still apply if the attack you made was a Grapple or Shove ?
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How many spear/pike wielding enemies with Polearm Master feat can attack a single incoming enemy?

Imagine a hoplite phalanx formation where every spear/pike & shield wielding warrior has Polearm Master. While you are wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, or quarterstaff, other creatures ...
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Can readied attack for “when the enemy tries to move” be avoided by Disengage? [closed]

I'm unclear about what the real-world examples behind "Disengage" action, thus this question. What's the difference between readied attack when an enemy moves away from you, and an Opportunity Attack?...
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Is Sentinel's third effect an opportunity attack?

Sentinel When a creature within 5 feet of you makes an attack against a target other than you (and that target doesn’t have this feat), you can use your reaction to make a melee weapon attack ...
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Can a creature using a movement ability that “does not cause AoO” forfeit the protection and draw the AoO?

There are some movement abilities that allow one to move without drawing an AoO (Attack of Opportunity). However, it may be tactically advantageous to draw that AoO, but one can be restricted only to ...
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How does Polearm Master interact with Quarterstaff and Whip?

The Polearm Master feat reads: While you are wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, or quarterstaff, other creatures provoke an opportunity attack from you when they enter your reach. Let's say my ...
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Does Tunnel Fighter turn an Opportunity Attack into a non-action?

The Tunnel Fighter fighting style from Unearthed Arcana: Light, Dark, Underdark! allows you to make Opportunity Attacks without using a reaction. Tunnel Fighter: You excel at defending narrow ...
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Is the target of a successful Flee Command able to Disengage before moving away?

The Command spell has the Flee option, which if failed, forces the target to spend its action to move away from the caster. Is the target able to do the Disengage action before moving away? I ...
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Does stabilizing a character in combat provoke an opportunity attack if you're the only conscious character left? [duplicate]

Let's say there are 2 characters vs a monster. 1 character is unconscious. If the 2nd character decides to stabilize the first then are they subject to an opportunity attack? Or are attacks against ...
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Does Booming Blade and Spell Sniper Stack?

If you have the spell sniper feat (doubles range of spells), and you use a weapon with reach, can you cast booming blade and hit a creature at 10ft? Can you also combine this with the polearm mastery ...
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When an invisible character leaves a blindsight creature's reach, does the creature get an Opportunity Attack?

A character in the party cast Invisibility on herself, making her invisible. She then tried to move past a Giant Spider, which has Blindsight 10 ft. Per "Does Blindsight detect Invisibility?" the ...
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Multi-attack with Snap Shot, Improved Snap Shot and Combat Reflexes?

What I Understand: Snap Shot & Improved Snap Shot feat allow you to threaten up to 10 feet from you or 2 squares on combat. You can make an attack of opportunity to any hostile entering and ...