Questions tagged [opportunity-attack]

In d20 and similar games, an opportunity attack refers to 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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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 approaching 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 ...
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If you shove an enemy towards another player in your party, would that player be able to make an opportunity attack? [duplicate]

I'm playing a way of the open hand Monk, I use flurry of blows and using a ki point I can opt to shove my target up to 15 ft. If I pushed it to within 5ft of a fighter in my party, could they use ...
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Can Bigby's Hand take an Opportunity Attack?

Bigby's Hand counts as an object, but if it is adjacent to an enemy who then moves away, can you use your reaction to take an opportunity attack?
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While casting a 1 round+ spell, can you make attacks of opportunity?

If your character is busy doing something as a 1 round+ action, are they able to still take advantage of AoOs?
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Does a creature who just escaped from a grapple and then moves provoke an attack of opportunity?

The PHB p195 (Escaping a Grapple) describes how to break free from the condition but, once free, I assume the grappled creature stays where they are, on a threatened square and therefore attack of ...
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Does Sentinel work against creatures who can avoid Opportunity Attacks?

Sentinel states: Creatures within 5 feet of you provoke opportunity attacks from you even if they take the Disengage action before leaving your reach. Does this mean any creature at any time ...
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Do you avoid an opportunity attack if you are still within your own reach?

Let's say that you are wielding a 10' reach weapon, but are engaged at 5' with an enemy who only has 5' reach. Can you stay engaged but move back 5' without triggering an opportunity attack?
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Does falling through an enemy's threatened area trigger an attack of opportunity?

More specifically, if you fall off of a gargantuan dragon would it get an attack on you while you are falling?
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At what point do you leave a creature's reach when moving vertically?

The scenario: creature 1 (C1) is flying (and can hover) directly above creature 2 (C2). They are in melee combat with each other and both have 5' reach. They are both medium size, both are 6' tall, ...
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Would the Jump spell let me jump over an enemy without an opportunity attack?

If I were to under the effects of a jump spell would it be possible to jump over a medium-sized enemy and avoid an opportunity attack? Assume my speed is 60' and my strength modifier is +5.
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Do familiars moving out of enemy reach provoke opportunity attacks?

Setup: You are a 3rd-level Warlock with Pact of the Chain. Your chosen familiar is a Pseudodragon. A combat encounter ensues, and it is eventually your familiar's turn. You have it use the Help action ...
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Do wands provoke attacks of opportunity?

In combat, are wands like ranged weapons and susceptible to attacks of opportunity? And Can you use the similar ranged feats to avoid attacks of opportunity, if not are there any? Just wandering.
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When I walk towards an enemy and get within 10 feet, can I make an opportunity attack with Polearm Mastery and a reach weapon?

I have polearm mastery and a reach weapon. I am walking towards an enemy. Polearm mastery says that I get an opportunity attack when a creature "enters my reach." It does not specify that said ...
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Are a blinded creature's squares as hard to Tumble through as a sighted creature's?

One of the Tumble skill's skill uses is Tumble at one-half speed through an area occupied by an enemy (over, under, or around the opponent) as part of normal movement, provoking no attacks of ...
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Would quick draw and combat reflexes allow you to make attacks of opportunity with sheathed weapons?

If you have quick draw and combat reflexes, could you threaten squares around you with sheathed weapons? Quick draw allows you to pull out a weapon as a free action. Combat reflexes allows you to ...
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Does the Goblin Boss's Redirect Attack provoke an opportunity attack?

The Goblin Boss's Redirect Attack (MM 166) uses a reaction to switch places with another goblin. Redirect Attack. When a creature the goblin can see targets it with an attack, the goblin chooses ...
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Can spells that push enemies around provoke oppurtunity attacks? [duplicate]

Just as the title says, if I cast repelling blast or some other spell that pushes a single enemy away from one of my melee groupies, would that provide an opportunity attack if there was a DM who ...
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Is Disengagement or Dodge appropriate for wading though multiple enemies and avoiding OAs?

My players elected to use Disengage in order to bypass Monsters (and avoid OAs) standing between them and their goal. Is this a correct usage of the action? They began their movement outside of Melee ...
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Can I use acrobatics underwater to avoid AoOs?

My swashbuckling warblade might be fighting a dragon underwater. Can I use Acrobatics to avoid AoO while swimming underwater? Would there be a penalty, if allowed at all?
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More attacks of opportunity for low-Dexterity PFS character

Is there any way to get a large number of attacks of opportunity in a round, without having high Dexterity? Feats, class features, whatever. My particular use-case would be happiest if it didn’t ...
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Can I use a spell to make an Opportunity Attack?

The Player's Handbook only describes that a melee attack is allowed when making an Opportunity Attack. Does this only mean melee weapon attacks, or does it allow some spells? Also assuming that if it ...
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Can you cast on the defensive vs. an invisible opponent?

The PC cleric was not sure whether he was threatened by an invisible opponent, so he chose to cast his spell on the defensive without obvious threat. Assuming there was a threat, could the cleric ...
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Two weapon fighting, but using offhand for AoO only

Okay, so we are switching DMs to give myself a break from it, and I'm rolling up a level 8 bard to support the current group. I'm going with whip mastery and improved/Greater Trip and everything else ...
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Is it unbalancing to permit OA on forced movement?

I am considering proposing a houserule that would remove the exemption to opportunity attacks (OA) when a creature is moved against it's volition. The intent being to permit players (and monsters) to ...
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Does a specter's Incorporeal Movement ability provoke opportunity attacks?

The Specter has the ability Incorporeal Movement, which states, The specter can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. It takes 5(1d10) force damage if it ends ...