Questions tagged [opportunity-attack]

For questions about opportunity attacks in D&D, Pathfinder, and related RPGs. The term "opportunity attack" generally refers to any sort of additional attack that gets triggered by an enemy leaving an opening in its defenses, either during his/her turn or while taking an opportunity action. (See also: the [opportunity-actions] tag.)

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Can a monk use the Stunning Strike feature on an opportunity attack?

The description of the monk's Stunning Strike class feature states: When you hit with a melee weapon attack, you can spend 1 ki point to make the target stunned until the end of your next turn if it ...
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Can a battlemaster use Maneuvering Attack to prevent two creatures from opportunity attacking one ally?

Maneuvering Attack. When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you can expend one superiority die to maneuver one of your comrades into a more advantageous position. You add the superiority die to ...
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Does an Echo Knight fighter's echo provoke an opportunity attack when it moves?

Does an Echo Knight fighter's echo provoke an opportunity attack when it moves? The Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo feature says, in part (EGtW, p. 183; emphasis mine): At 3rd level, you can use ...
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Can you Ready an action with someone's reaction as a trigger?

The rule for readied action says: First, you decide what perceivable circumstance will trigger your reaction. Of course, it's rather hard to be ready for someone's else reactions, especially first-...
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When the War Caster feat lets my Echo Knight fighter cast a spell instead of the Manifest Echo feature's opportunity attack, where is it cast from?

This question is inspired by the following one: Can an Echo Knight with the War Caster feat use cantrips for opportunity attacks made by their Echo? Part of the Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo ...
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Can an Echo Knight with the War Caster feat use spells in place of opportunity attacks made by their Echo?

The Echo Knight fighter has the Manifest Echo feature, which grants the following ability, among others (EGtW, p. 183): When a creature that you can see within 5 feet of your echo moves at least 5 ...
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Does the bonus damage from Spirit Shroud apply to an Echo's opportunity attacks?

The UA spell Spirit Shroud has the following effect: Until the spell ends, any attack you make deals 1d8 extra damage when you hit a creature within 10 feet of you. The Echo Knight has the following ...
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Does Tremorsense allow Attacks of Opportunity while Blinded?

Can a monster with tremorsense that is blinded make attacks of opportunity when an enemy leaves its reach? Tremorsense is described as: A monster with tremorsense can detect and pinpoint the origin ...
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If a creature is hit by an OA by someone with the Sentinel feat, but then gains a new type of speed, does that new speed also become 0 for the turn?

The first benefit of the Sentinel feat says (PHB, p. 169-170): When you hit a creature with an opportunity attack, the creature's speed becomes 0 for the rest of the turn. If a character with the ...
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Can Specters move into the ground to avoid Opportunity Attacks?

In 5e, Specters have the Incorporeal Movement trait, which says: The specter can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. It takes 5 (1d10) force damage if it ends ...
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Does the Hover action provoke?

The Hover action has a Move trait so am I right in assuming this would provoke an attack of opportunity?
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If a character with the Polearm Master feat teleports into a space within reach of an enemy, can they make an opportunity attack upon arrival?

I have a character that can swap locations with another via teleportation as an action. (Specifically, it is the UA Mystic's Transposition effect from the Nomadic Step discipline, but the School of ...
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AoO from multiple Mythic abilities

I'm playing a 19th-level fighter that is Mythic 3; I have both Deadly Dodge and the feat Mythic Shield Master. I have mythic combat reflexes. In the event that I have both spent the Mythic Point for ...
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Can the third benefit of the Mobile feat prevent multiple creatures you attack in a single turn from making opportunity attacks against you that turn?

I am playing a monk. I wanted to use the Mobile feat, specifically the third option that prevents opportunity attacks, to do the following: hit creature 1 with my attack, then move away from creature ...
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Does moving a grappled foe through someone's threatened area trigger an attack of opportunity?

If one has grappled a foe, and then succeeds on a check to maintain it, one of the options is: You can move both yourself and your target up to half your speed. At the end of your movement, you can ...
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To “rescue” a fallen ally, do you have to enter their 5' square?

Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but I did spend a couple of hours researching this online and didn't find anything definitive. I DM a campaign in which a party member has fallen ...
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Can you combine Polearm Master, Tunnel Fighter, and Warcaster (with Repelling Blast)?

We have a player who is playing a Fighter with a level of Warlock, wielding a polearm, and they say they should be able to get the initial opportunity attack from Polearm Master when a foe enters ...
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Can the creature from a Bag of Tricks make opportunity attacks?

The bag of tricks description includes the following: You can use an action to pull the fuzzy object from the bag and throw it up to 20 feet. When the object lands, it transforms into a creature you ...
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Would a Zealot barbarian's Divine Fury feature trigger during an opportunity attack?

The Path of the Zealot barbarian (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 11) gets the Divine Fury feature at level 3, which states: At 3rd level, while you're raging, the first creature you hit on each ...
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Do opportunity attacks have disadvantage if I use my action to Dodge and then move out of melee range?

I am currently playing a multi-class Cleric 5 / Rogue 2 and at times I have managed to kite melee mobs successfully using my Cunning Action to Disengage, then my movement and then using a ranged ...
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Can a Gelatinous Cube's Engulf be stoppend by sentinel?

The first part of the Gelatinous Cube’s Engulf reads: Engulf. The cube moves up to its speed. While doing so, it can enter Large or smaller creatures' spaces. Whenever the cube enters a creature's ...
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How to describe that an enemy can avoid opportunity attacks?

I'm the DM of my group. When we are playing I try to describe the effects and actions of enemies and npcs without spelling out exactly what they are to keep some mystique to the actions. Like ...
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Does falling provoke opportunity attacks?

Consider this scenario. A sorcerer climbs 20 foot up a tree and gets surprised by a large snake. The snake misses, and then the sorcerer wins initiative and decides to let go of the tree branches. ...
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Does the Blink spell provoke an opportunity attack from someone with the Polearm Master feat?

Would reappearing from blink allow for an attack of opportunity against the caster from someone with Polearm Master? While wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, quarterstaff, or spear, other creatures ...
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Can I still choose to allow an opportunity attack against me if I have the Mobile feat?

The third benefit of the Mobile feat says (PHB, p. 168): When you make a melee attack against a creature, you don’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether ...
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If an attack of opportunity is provoked by an enemy using a ranged weapon while in a threatened square, what order do the attacks happen in?

Character A is using a ranged weapon while he is within the threatened area of character B. For that reason, character B can make an attack of opportunity against character A. Regarding the order of ...
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Does the Hunter ranger's Colossus Slayer feature work with an opportunity attack?

The Hunter ranger can choose the Colossus Slayer option for their 3rd-level Hunter's Prey feature. Suppose that on my turn, my Hunter ranger hits my opponent and gets to use Colossus Slayer. Then on ...
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Are there any class abilities that allow a character to negate/disable the Disengage action?

Are there any class abilities I'm not aware of that allow a character to negate/disable the Disengage action?
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Does moving away from a prone creature trigger an opportunity attack?

I will give you the situation this came up in, but essentially I would like to know whether moving away from a prone creature would trigger an opportunity attack or not. If you move 20 feet to ...
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Attack of Opportunity - some corner cases (and specters) [closed]

We had a D&D 5E session where a Specter besides a character and a wall "moved" into the wall without leaving the reach of the character, but depending on how you consider reach to work with ...
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How would combat work without opportunity attacks?

Opportunity attacks have a long history in the world of tabletop games and D&D in particular. 3.5e/PF both had an exhaustive list of actions which can or can not trigger an OA. Various games have ...
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How does the Overrun action work?

The action 'Overrun' is described in the DMG p. 272 as: When a creature tries to move through a hostile creature's space, the mover can try to force its way through by overrunning the hostile ...
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Does the spell Line in the Sand work with the swashbuckler deed Opportune Parry and Riposte?

The Swashbuckler's 1st-level deed Opportune Parry and Riposte states: Opportune Parry and Riposte (Ex): At 1st level, when an opponent makes a melee attack against the swashbuckler, she can spend ...
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How do melee spell attacks interact with the Mobile feat? [duplicate]

The Mobile feat states that: When you make a melee attack against a creature, you don’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether you hit or not. Does that ...
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Can you Disengage while you are in darkness?

When I read the rules, it is not written that the Disengage Action relies on sight, but Opportunity Attacks do. Imagine that you are facing a spider, and a wizard casts the Darkness spell. You know ...
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Are goblins immune to opportunity attacks?

Last night at my table, my party faced a goblin village. We pretty well know the goblin stat block contains the Nimble Escape trait. But still our DM never ever showed us that any goblin disengaged ...
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Does feather falling out of a flying creature's space provoke an attack of opportunity?

Would feather falling out of a flying creature's space provoke an attack of opportunity? The scenario: As you are feather falling, a flying creature flies and attacks you; you then are forced to fall ...
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Creature “Armed” Unarmed Attacks and Attacks of Opportunity

Ok, I'm stuck in a rules question, and I can't decide on the answer. This is from a Rise of the Runelords campaign that's reached Fort Rannick. My players went up against the Ogre Fighters and one of ...
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Preventing AOO during a charge

A DM ruled that a charge doesnt provoke an AOO because there is a feat that makes jump checks work like tumble. He could not come up with the name or source of the feat. And it was eventually ...
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Can Opportunity Attacks by a mounted PC with the Mounted Combatant feat be made with Advantage?

Can Opportunity Attacks have Advantage? For instance, if a character with the Mounted Combatant feat was to perform an attack of opportunity on a smaller creature while mounted, would that attack have ...
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When a monster doesn't use an AoO, does it mean it can't take one later on?

I'm surrounded by melee monsters and I want to cast a spell, but I'm afraid that I would fail the concentration either when casting defensively or when taking damage during spellcasting. Casting the ...
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Does an opportunity attack proc. Polearm Master's bonus action?

Does Polearm Master's bonus attack action proc. on an opportunity attack of a monster entering my reach?
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Does an Artificer (Artillerists) Eldritch Cannon provoke opportunity attacks? [duplicate]

The rules for the eldritch cannon state: The cannon is a magical object. Regardless of size, the cannon has an AC of 18 and a number of hit points equal to five times your artificer level. The ...
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When does “Paired opportunists” trigger?

I have a question about the feat "Paired Opportunists": Whenever you are adjacent to an ally who also has this feat, you receive a +4 circumstance bonus on attacks of opportunity against creatures ...
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Does this Eldritch Knight using Polearm (Glaive) build work? [duplicate]

EDIT: Thank you for all the links you provided answering the first part of the post, regarding the stacking of Polearm Master (PAM), War Caster (WC) work and Spell Sniper (SS) feats. [if someone didn'...
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How do the War Caster feat and the Enemies Abound spell interact when an opportunity attack is provoked?

The enemies abound spell states: [...] If an enemy provokes an opportunity attack from the affected creature, the creature must make that attack if it is able to [...] - Xanathar's Guide to ...
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Can an Elk make an attack of opportunity with its Hooves when an adjacent creature stands up from being prone?

The rulebook says that an attack of opportunity can be done on a foe leaving your reach area without disengaging. My thought is kind of reminiscent of the old wording "leaving a threatened area", but ...
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Can the Sidestep feat be used to avoid attacks?

The sidestep feat states the following: Once per round, when you make an attack of opportunity, you may take a 5- foot step after you attack. This 5-foot step doesn't count against your limit of ...
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Does the extra movement you get from the Travel Devotion Feat provoke attacks of opportunity?

If you employ the domain feat Travel Devotion (Complete Champion, p. 62) you can Once per day as a swift action, (...) activate this ability to move up to your speed as a swift action each round. ...
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Can you Attack of Opportunity yourself?

As far as I'm aware, you do threaten your square: Most creatures of Medium or smaller size have a reach of only 5 feet. This means that they can make melee attacks only against creatures up to 5 ...

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