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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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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 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?
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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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How does opportunity attack work with a monster's different melee ranges? [duplicate]

If you refer to the kraken monster, it has a bite attack that has a range of 5 feet and a tentacle attack that has a range of 30 feet. How does this interact with the opportunity attack? If you move ...
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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 ...
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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 interrupt and thus 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 ...