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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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Provoking AOO by moving closer than where a reach weapon can attack?

Suppose a medium PC were wielding a reach weapon. If an enemy were to move through the weapon's reach, and into the 5ft "dead zone" directly adjacent to the PC, would that provoke an attack ...
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Does Blood Curse of the Fallen Puppet provoke an attack of opportunity

At level 1, Blood Hunters get to pick a Blood Curse, and one option is the Blood Curse of the Fallen Puppet When a creature you can see within 30 feet of you drops to 0 hit points, you can use your ...
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Is 'at the end of your turn' also 'on your turn'? [duplicate]

Some effects, like a monster's legendary actions, only happen when a turn ends. Legendary Actions The phoenix can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action ...
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Do creatures with a reach of 0 get attacks of opportunity when a foe moves away?

Some creatures like swarms have a reach of 0 with their attacks-- do they even get attacks of opportunity when someone leaves their reach?
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Does Reactive Strike counts as an effect, for purpose of Frigid Flurry

Frigid Flurry description end with this specific wording: The wind then picks you up and carries you to the other end of the area; though your movement within the gust can still trigger reactions, ...
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Does a Mesmerists Meek Facade trick prevent Attacks of Opportunity?

The Mesmerist trick Meek Facade reads as follows: Meek Facade: The subject magically seems like a weak target, goading an enemy into attacking her. The mesmerist can trigger this trick when the ...
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Can slam attacks be used to make attacks of opportunity and deliver at-will spell-like abilities? [closed]

Two questions. Can a creature with a slam attack use it whenever they are able to make an attack of opportunity? Can a creature with a slam attack deliver a at will spell-like ability with the slam ...
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Contingency against an attack of opportunity

Is it possible to use Contingency (7th) spell with Invisibility (heightened 4th), or any other 4th level/rank spell, with a trigger for an Attack of Opportunity? The objective of this "strategy&...
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Does a Large creature moving through a threatened area trigger Reactive Strike?

Consider a fighter (green), with a reach weapon (red), confronting an ogre (orange). On the ogre's turn, it Strides five feet southeast and then five feet east, ending adjacent to the fighter. Does ...
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Does an opportunity attack allow a monk to use their unarmed bonus attack if they still have it and it’s still their turn?

I’m theorycrafting a new character with a buddy. We’re debating the following. Say we have a monk with access to the dissonant whispers spell from something like the Fey Touched feat. When they cast ...
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Do the Friends cantrip and War Caster feat allow a PC to heal another PC as a reaction?

The Friends cantrip turns a creature hostile. When the spell ends, the creature realizes that you used magic to influence its mood and becomes hostile toward you. Opportunity attacks can be made ...
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Can I make an opportunity attack as an armorer artificer and echo knight multiclass while wielding a 2H rifle BUT having Guardian Arcane armor on? [duplicate]

So, I have this Armorer artificer Echo knight who is a ranged attacker. Opportunity Attacks only work with melee attacks. In case an opportunity attack is presented, can I just hold the rifle with one ...
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Can you use a swift/immediate action to interrupt an attack of opportunity?

Scenario 1: Enemy A has Greater Trip, allowing it to make an attack of opportunity on a successful trip. Player B has Landing Roll, which lets him move 5 feet as an immediate action upon being tripped,...
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When does the bonus damage of Booming Blade trigger when combined with Warcaster?

Picture the following scenario: I have an enemy in melee range who decides to move away without Disengaging, triggering an Opportunity Attack. However, I have the Warcaster feat: When a hostile ...
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Do you provoke an AoO when you evoke a beam with the spell Sunbeam?

During our last game session our cleric used the spell Sunbeam which reads: For the duration of this spell, you can use a standard action to evoke a dazzling beam of intense light each round. We had ...
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Does a Polearm Master with 10' reach get an opportunity attack vs an enemy 10' away when they step to only 5' away?

Polearm Master states: While you are wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, or quarterstaff, other creatures provoke an opportunity attack from you when they enter the reach you have with that weapon. So ...
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Are my house rules good to make it easier to run away from combat in 5E?

I want a house rule to make it easier for either side to run away from combat. My main gripe with the standard rule is running away from combat devolving into: A dashes + moves away from B (provokes ...
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Are the 'Rules of the Game' web articles for using special attacks as attacks of opportunity corroborated by any other source?

To provide some context, I am prepping a new direction for my players in to the the worlds of H.P Lovecraft for a change of pace. So I would like to use the D20 rules for that and I had a mind to try ...
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Opportunity attacks vs unseen servant

Does an unseen servant provoke an enemy's opportunity attack? Scenario: I disarm an enemy and use my bonus action to command an unseen servant to pick up the opponent's item and carry it away ...
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Tunnel Fighter + Oath of Vengeance + Echo Knight Potential Combo Ruling

I was thinking of a new character and had a question about how this would work. You are a Echo Knight (Level 3+) Multiclassed with a Oath of Vengeance Paladin (Level 7+) who has the Tunnel Fighter ...
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Can a flying familiar use the Help action to give advantage and then use flyby to avoid being attacked?

As written, can a flying familiar fly to within 5 ft of an enemy, use the Help action to give advantage to an ally's next attack vs that enemy, then immediately fly away out of reach using the Flyby ...
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Does a move action used as a failed attempt to escape an effect (through a failed check) provoke an attack of opportunity?

This is a magical effect that I am able to get in our Pathfinder 1e game. Any hostile creature must succeed on a Reflex save any time it becomes or starts its turn adjacent to you. A creature that ...
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Can forcing an opponent away give an attack of opportunity to an ally? [duplicate]

Assume my ally was fighting an enemy at close range. If I cast a spell, ability, whatever that forced the enemy away, would that trigger an attack of opportunity for my ally?
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How much damage do giants deal with unarmed strikes?

A lot of monsters have attack descriptions that include using their appendages to hit characters and those appendages generally can't be disarmed. However, giants are unique in that they almost always ...
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Party Synergies for Melee Rogue with Sentinel

I'm playing a melee rogue (Arcane Trickster). I'm looking to multiply my sneak attack damage by taking the Sentinel feat to increase the odds of getting to make attacks on someone else's turn. Pro: ...
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Does trip trigger attack of opportunity when the PC has Improved Unarmed Strike?

Trip You can try to trip an opponent as an unarmed melee attack. You can only trip an opponent who is one size category larger than you, the same size, or smaller. Making a Trip Attack Make an unarmed ...
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If you are flanking a foe and they provoke an attack of opportunity from moving away, is your attack of opportunity at advantage from the flanking?

When using the optional flanking rules giving advantage on attacks versus a flanked target, if the target tries to move out of reach, are any resulting attacks of opportunity against that target still ...
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Does Spectral Hand provoke opportunity attacks?

Spectral Hand: You create a semicorporeal hand out of your essence that delivers touch spells for you. Whenever you Cast a Spell with a range of touch, you can have the hand crawl to a target within ...
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Can you make an opportunity attack at a creature moving past you while you're engaged in combat with a separate creature?

This issue broke my group. One player's character was engaged in combat with a creature. While that character was engaged, another creature not in combat range wanted to move 20 feet from their safe ...
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Can a Pact of the Chain Warlock use his/her familiar to deliver the warlock's own physical opportunity attack?

When an enemy leaves the reach of a Pact of the Chain warlock, and the warlock gets a physical opportunity attack, can the familiar deliver it to that enemy if both use their reactions?
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Does a spellcaster with a shield provide flanking?

I have one hand free for casting spells with somatic components and I wield a shield in my other hand. Do I threaten squares in my melee range for the purposes of providing the flanking bonus to my ...
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How would you rule an opportunity attack on Aether Walking?

Aether Walk is the Lvl 7 Skill of the Ghostslayer Bloodhunter and stated as follows: Upon reaching 7th level, at the start of your turn, you can magically step into the veil between the planes as ...
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Does hitting an opponent with an opportunity attack stop their movement?

Disrupting Actions Various abilities and conditions, such as an Attack of Opportunity, can disrupt an action. When an action is disrupted, you still use the actions or reactions you committed and you ...
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What happens if I provoke reactions from multiple creatures, but the first reaction would prevent me from continuing to provoke those reactions?

Let us picture this scenario: I am standing next to two enemies, and attempt to move directly away from them both, meaning I leave a space in the reach of both. Both of them really want to hit me with ...
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Does an opportunity attack happen before or after the creature moves?

Well I have a fighter with the "sentinel" trait - which says a creature's movement becomes zero when hit with an opportunity attack. Now I wonder, if a creature moves out of "reach"...
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What is an intuitive, relatively accurate, in-world heuristic for whether an enemy can make an Attack of Opportunity?

One of the design features of Pathfinder Second Edition is to only have a select few creatures, both PCs and foes, having the ability to make an Attack of Opportunity. For PCs, only Fighters get it ...
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When Opportunity Attacked while moving into Total Cover, does the Target of the Opportunity Attack receive the benefits of three-quarters cover?

SRD, page 76 - Opportunity Attack: You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach. This question indicates that an Opportunity Attack is made ...
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Opportunity Attacks and move-through-walls [duplicate]

There are a few ways to achieve "this person walks through the wall" in 5e; and I suspect the exact mechanics aren't too important for the question. Suppose I have an enemy backed into a ...
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Is making all Opportunity Attacks have disadvantage game breaking in any way?

To try and promote more movement in my game I'm considering a ruling where all Opportunity Attacks have disadvantage. Are there any ways this would significantly change the game? Party consists of two ...
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Standing while tripped [closed]

In my time playing 3.5, Improved Trip has been the go to over all the other Improved "other actions". Improved Trip Benefit: You do not provoke an attack of opportunity when you attempt to ...
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If an Echo Knight fighter has a bow equipped, can they make an opportunity attack from the echo's space with a dagger, then use the bow on their turn?

One of my players is playing a level 5 Echo Knight fighter with the Thrown Weapon Fighting fighting style. Their primary source of damage is their bow. However, they utilize the ability to draw a ...
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Can a Soulknife use their Psychic Blades for an Opportunity Attack?

The Psychic Blade ability says: Whenever you take the Attack action, you can manifest a psychic blade from your free hand and make the Attack with that blade. and The blade vanishes immediately ...
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Can I use Polearm master with a spear and a whip to hold opponents at 10ft away? [duplicate]

RAW + This errata states: While you are wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, quarterstaff, or spear, other creatures provoke an opportunity attack from you when they enter your reach. Say an opponent ...
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Inducing Opportunity Attacks in conjunction with War Caster feat [duplicate]

Let's consider a multiclassed Tempest Cleric with some levels in Storm Sorcerer (from Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide). That character also has the War Caster feat, which states When a hostile ...
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Do riders provoke Attack of Opportunity?

Attack of Opportunity has this trigger: A creature within your reach uses a manipulate action or a move action, makes a ranged attack, or leaves a square during a move action it’s using. If you are ...
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Do you get an opportunity attack if the enemy next to you casts the Etherealness spell or uses it's innate Etherealness ability?

I suspect you don't but I'm not sure. In the description of opportunity attacks: You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach. To make the ...
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Can an Ally Across Time make opportunity attacks?

Ally Across Time allows me to summon a copy of me, to help me with teamwork feats and such. But can my Ally make opportunity attacks? This duplicate has your statistics (though its hit points equal ...
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Get Attack of Opportunity on Ranger

Disrupt Prey is strictly worse than Attack of Opportunity, as it only works against your Prey. (Severely limiting the possible triggers) A Fighter Dedication + Opportunist feat would take care of that,...
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Sentinel Feat vs. Creatures with Flyby [duplicate]

From the Players Handbook, the Sentinel feat grants the following abilities: When you hit a creature with an opportunity attack, the creature's speed becomes 0 for the rest of the turn. Creatures ...
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Does the Simic Hybrid's Manta Glide let them glide after a high jump to double their movement and avoid opportunity attacks?

The Simic Hybrid's Manta Glide feature (GGR p. 20) does the following: You have ray-like fins that you can use as wings to slow your fall or allow you to glide. When you fall and aren't incapacitated,...
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