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Questions tagged [opportunity-attack]

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

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Can a Hydra make multiple opportunity attacks at once?

A normal creature only has one reaction that may be used as a single attack of opportunity. A Hydra, though, has one of these reactions per head. My question would be: may several reactions be ...
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At what point in a creature's movement does an opportunity attack take place?

The specific situation is as follows: My warlock with War Caster has a bonfire from Create Bonfire the tile in front of them, and a hostile creature in the bonfire. On my warlock's turn, I ...
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If a Gnome is riding a Dragonborn who is riding a horse, who can be targeted when the horse provokes an opportunity attack?

We have a gnome fighter and a dragonborn bard in our campaign. The gnome sometimes gets in a makeshift sling on the dragonborn's back to shoot arrows at enemies during combat. Thus far I've considered ...
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Does the Feat “Shorten Grip” allow an Attack of Opportunity against an adjacent opponent?

Shorten Grip: When wielding a pole arm with reach that you are proficient with, you may treat the weapon as if it did not have reach. The weapon is unwieldy when used in this fashion and you take a -2 ...
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When an opportunity attack leaves someone grappled, how far away are they?

Say a player character attempts to move away from a creature, provoking an opportunity attack. The creature has an attack that will grapple an opponent if they are hit (e.g. Vampire Spawn's claw ...
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Can I still make an opportunity attack against a creature I have previously disengaged from?

Let's say that I am in melee with an enemy. On my turn, for one reason or another, I take the Disengage action but do not move out of melee range. In the same round, the enemy starts their turn by ...
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When a controlled mount takes the Disengage action, does the rider still provoke an opportunity attack if he or she does not also Disengage?

Per the rules for mounted combat: The initiative of a controlled mount changes to match yours when you mount it. It moves as you direct it, and it has only three action options: Dash, Disengage,...
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How do attacks of opportunity interact with the Hammer the Gap feat? [closed]

I have a Fighter with Two Weapon Fighting, Improved Two Weapon Fighting, Greater Trip and Hammer the Gap. I have two questions about that: Does 'hitting' the trip counts as a 'hit' for Hammer the ...
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If I wield two Fortuitous weapons at once, can I make multiple attacks of opportunity?

I have this doubt: if I wield two Fortuitous weapons and make a trip, then hit the AoO I can make two more AoO at -5 (one with each weapon)?
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What happens if I use Vampire Slam as an opportunity attack to push a creature out of the range of its attack?

The power in question, Vampire Slam, is: Vampire Slam (Vampire Attack 1) At-Will ✦ Implement, Shadow Standard Action Melee 1 Target: One creature Attack: Dexterity vs. Reflex Hit: ...
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How does the Savage Attacker feat interact with opportunity attacks?

The Savage Attacker feat (PHB, p. 169) states that you can reroll a melee weapon's damage dice "once per turn". If I used Savage Attacker on my turn, and then I get an opportunity attack when an ...
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Does reach apply to non-attack triggers?

I know errata adds opportunity attacks to what reach works for (See: Does a reach weapon allow you to threaten squares 10 feet away or not?): Reach (p. 147). This property also determines your ...
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Can you make AoOs against targets you can't see?

In 5e, you can only make opportunity attacks against targets you can see. I can't find similar language in 3.5, but the rules are a bit scattered. Can an invisible attacker run circles around you ...
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Can a mount with flyby be used to allow the rider to deliver a touch spell without provoking?

If a spellcaster is riding a flying creature with flyby (peryton, for example), can the caster deliver a touch spell to a target along the flyby path and then get out without provoking an opportunity ...
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If you have the Sentinel feat, can you choose not to reduce a creature's speed to zero when you hit with an opportunity attack?

Assuming you have the Sentinel feat, can you choose to not reduce an opponent's speed to zero when you hit them with an opportunity attack?
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Does the Snap Kick feat apply to Attacks of Opportunity?

Does the Snap Kick feat work on Attacks of Opportunity (letting you make another attack)? If yes, is the -2 to attack rolls cumulative?
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If you have the War Caster feat and cast Booming Blade as a reaction, does it count as an opportunity attack for the UA Blade Mastery feat?

The third benefit of the Blade Mastery feat (from Unearthed Arcana: Feats) says: You master the shortsword, longsword, scimitar, rapier, and greatsword. You gain the following benefits when using ...
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Does the Arcanist Flame Arc exploit trigger attacks of opportunity?

Does the Arcanist Flame Arc exploit trigger attacks of opportunity? Here is my gaming group's thought process, to show that we did some research, albeit ultimately came up to nothing and I had to ...
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What ways are there to enter a foe's space without triggering an Attack of Opportunity?

A friend is suggesting a very odd Christmas one-shot, where everyone plays as kids, talking animals, snowmen, etc...but also as 20th level Gestalt characters, allowing just about any Pathfinder or 3.5 ...
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What saving throw would you use for avoiding opportunity attacks when fleeing?

As a player new to D&D to avoid an attack of opportunity from someone when sprinting away from combat, would you use a Dexterity saving throw or a Strength saving throw? I was thinking I would ...
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Where does the Stand Still feat stop movement?

Stand Still lets you stop somebody's movement when you make an attack of opportunity against them. If an adjacent opponent moves out of a square adjacent to you (without withdrawing or otherwise ...
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What action is picking up your disarmed weapon while Prone?

I have a fighter with Two-Weapon Fighting. In a Full Attack Action, I make a successful Trip attempt with my first attack and a successful Disarm attempt with the second Attack. The foe is now prone ...
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Can the results of one attack of opportunity prevent another?

In general, can the results of an attack of opportunity (AOO) prevent another AOO if both are triggered by the same exact action? If so, is the prevented AOO already triggered and therefore “spent”, ...
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Is War Caster's spell still considered an Opportunity Attack?

The feat War Caster allows you to cast a spell when an enemy provokes an Opportunity Attack from you. The spell must target only the provoking creature, and can only have a casting time of 1 Action. ...
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Moving “out” vs moving “through” a threatened square with acrobatics

If I begin my turn in a creature's threatened area, can I use acrobatics to leave the threatened area without provoking an attack of opportunity? My GM argued that I can't since the acrobatics skill ...
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Can a controlled mount make an Opportunity Attack?

According to the Player's Handbook, pg. 198: Controlling a Mount While you're mounted, you have two options. You can either control the mount or allow it to act independently. You can ...
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Does a creature provoke opportunity attacks while riding a carpet of flying?

The carpet of flying says: You can speak the carpet's command word as an action to make the carpet hover and fly. It moves according to your spoken directions, provided you are within 30 feet of it....
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If one PC uses Bigby's Hand to carry another character through a cluster of enemies, does that movement provoke attacks of opportunity?

The PHB would seem to indicate that no, this lets them pass through without provoking opportunity attacks. (The hand is moving between enemies, not trying to shove them.) From the description of ...
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Does wielding an improvised weapon allow for attacks of opportunity?

Would a fighter wielding a torch in his primary hand and holding a large shield in the other hand be allowed to perform an Attack of Opportunity with the torch from an opponent who provoked one in the ...
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Does the grappling dire tiger get to rake on an Attack of Opportunity?

Dire Tiger pounces a character (bite claw claw rake rake) and successfully grabs. (More unnecessary context in chat.) On his turn the character pulls out a potion of gaseous form from a handy ...
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Do opportunity attacks work as a trigger for my Sentinel opportunity attack?

The Sentinel feat allows me an opportunity attack against an enemy who attacks an ally within reach. Does this still apply if said attack was an opportunity attack made by the enemy, because my ally ...
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If a character provokes an opportunity attack by a grick alpha, can the DM choose which of its attacks to use? [duplicate]

If a creature like the Grick Alpha (MM, page 173) has to do an opportunity attack against a PC that is moving out of the Grick Alpha's reach (10 ft), can the DM choose which attack to use? The Grick ...
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Can you disengage past multiple enemies with no opportunity attack?

During my turn I want to attack two enemies that are in different areas using my movement.Can I disengage with a bonus action past multiple enemies without triggering an opportunity attack?
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Can Strahd use his Unarmed Strike (that grapples) as an opportunity attack?

New player here and I'm confused about how this works. Any help would be appreciated. Playing a campaign and we encounter Strahd from Curse of Strahd. The party tries to retreat to sunlight. One ...
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Can a Spiked Gauntlet worn by a polearm-wielding Fighter allow him to do attacks of opportunity with it?

If a fighter is wearing Spiked Gauntlets wielding a Ranseur, does he threaten both the 5' area around him with the piked gauntlets and the 10' with the Ranseur which would allow him to make an attack ...
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Can you take free actions during attacks of opportunity?

I have read some claim that free actions cannot be taken during attacks of opportunity. However, Free Action Free actions consume a very small amount of time and effort. You can perform one or ...
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Can you react to an opportunity attack?

Say you move out of an enemy's range, and they opportunity attack you. Can you then cast Shield as a reaction, or do another reaction when that happens?
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Can the spiritual weapon from the spell conduct an opportunity attack?

This question arose last night when our cleric had moved the spiritual weapon in pursuit of an enemy well beyond the battle's front line. The enemy is at the far right of this illustration, and is ...
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Opportunity Attack, Ready Action, & Eldritch Blast/Repelling Blast

Scenario: A druid ally is in melee range of an enemy berserker and decides to move away, provoking an attack of opportunity from the berserker. My character has readied an action: Cast Eldritch ...
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Can you trip a jumping character?

I have a frankly nightmarish build with a lot of reach and a huge bonus to tripping. Then I started wondering about how this build would fare in a fight with an ubercharger. You can trip while ...
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Does the Sentinel feat allow opportunity attacks against the Mobile feat? [duplicate]

The Sentinel feat (PHB, pg. 170) says: Creatures provoke opportunity attacks from you even if they take the Disengage action before leaving your reach. The Mobile feat (PHB, pg. 168) says: When ...
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Is this house-rule limiting Disengage broken?

I'm a new DM and I recently ruled in a game that a PC that disengages takes no opportunity attacks from enemies they are currently in melee range of, but will take opportunity attacks if they try to ...
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How does the Disengage action interact with opportunity attacks when invisible?

I've got an encounter planned involving several creatures who were modified by magic to be able to camouflage themselves to such an extent that the only time they are visible is that instant when they ...
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Is there a way to move around an enemy without acrobatics and attacks of opportunity?

I'm currently running Carrion Crown for my friends, one of whom knows the rules much better than I do. During one combat he used a full round action to move behind the enemy, through 3 separate ...
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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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Is there any way to be able to cast a spell as an attack of opportunity?

Is there any way 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 ...