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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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 ...
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Heavy Blade Opportunity against two targets

The Heavy Blade Opportunity feat (PHB) lets a character use any of their at-will powers for their opportunity attacks. Opportunity attacks, on the other hand, target the triggering creature. What ...
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Thorn Whip, polearm mastery and attack of opportunity [duplicate]

What about this scenario: I pull the monster towards me with thorn whip BUT I have the polearm mastery that says "While you are wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, or quarterstaff, other creatures ...
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Does casting Lightning Bolt in melee provoke an Opportunity Attack? [duplicate]

Our Sorcerer wanted to cast a Lightning Bolt as their attack on a monster that had made it into melee with that Sorcerer. DM said could make the attack, but it would provoke an OA (that would likely ...
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Does changing your reach provoke attacks of opportunity

TL;DR If a Mystic focusing on Giant Growth changes their reach does it provide opportunity attacks? Relevant rules PHB p195 You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you ...
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What spaces does a flyer threaten?

Would a small size character hovering above a foe spell caster threaten the square he is in and all squares he could reach with a 5 ft. Step?
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Can I cast lightning bolt as an opportunity attack using War Caster Feat?

Can I cast lightning bolt as an opportunity attack using War Caster Feat?
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How to resolve an endless loop of attacks of opportunity?

Combatant Alice and combatant Bob, both wielding a dagger in one hand, strike each other using an off-hand unarmed attack. No one has the Improved Unarmed Strike feat. Assuming that you can make AoO ...
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Without Improved Unarmed Strike, does an improved disarm attempt provoke attacks of opportunity?

A PC wields a 1-handed weapon one-handed. He wants to make a disarm attempt with his empty hand. The PC possesses the feat Improved Disarm but not the feat Improved Unarmed Strike or any other similar ...
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Do you get opportunity attacks on creatures that are pushed? [duplicate]

A Tempest Cleric gets the ability to push a creature 10ft away when casting lightning damage on them. If a spell that pushes a target away while they are in close quarters with one of my allies, does ...
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What happens to other opportunity attacks if an opportunity attack stops the triggering movement?

This is the scenario: Three creatures A, B, C are facing an enemy X, who is within 5'of all three of them. All have their reactions available. It comes to X's turn and X moves 5' away from the line ...
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What order do Opportunity Attacks that trigger simultaneously happen in?

In a game I am playing my GM decided that OAs happen in arbitrary order of the person doing the attack, instead of all at the same time — the order isn't even in the order of initiative. I was under ...
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Does stacking Find Familiar and War Caster allow you to attack a creature other than the one who triggered an opportunity attack?

Assume I have a Familiar, per the spell Find Familiar, and we're each adjacent to different enemies. If an enemy provokes an opportunity attack from me, and I have War Caster and a spell that targets ...
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When you cast invisibility on your turn, and walk away from 2 enemies, do they get an attack of opportunity?

When a PC is in melee with a creature, casts the basic invisibility spell, and leaves melee, does an NPC get an attack of opportunity?
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Large creature with 10-ft reach provoking AoO

So a scenario came up (we temporarily ruled it as a 'Yes', but we're still looking into it, in order to not Rules-Lawyer for an hour) in my game tonight and we couldn't decide on a consensus: There's ...
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Do Animated Objects make Opportunity Attacks?

Do the objects animated by the Animate Objects spell make opportunity attacks? While I believe animated objects are certainly capable of opportunity attacks, the wording "If you command an object to ...
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Can Warlock with the Polearm Master and War Caster Feats cast Eldritch Blast as an Opportunity Attack while wearing a shield, RAW?

I realize there is the RAI note out there that indicates Polearm Master's opportunity attack is only intended to work with the polearm that you're wielding, but some DMs accept the RAW interpretation ...
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How many opportunity attacks does moving away from multiple enemies provoke: just one, or one each?

I have a quick question on opportunity attacks because I'm either blind or just can't find explanation in the PHB. If multiple PCs are within melee range of an NPC running away, do they each get an ...
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Can I threaten adjacent squares while using spiked gauntlets and a bow?

I have read many posts about using a spiked gauntlet(s) with a pole arm to threaten adjacent squares. My question is, would I still be able to threaten adjacent squares as an archer who uses a bow?
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Would enemies frightened by me via Fey Presence take opportunity attacks?

I already read this question but its more just rehashing the book: What does the Warlock's Fey Presence ability actually do? - my question has more to do with exact mechanics. A mob of skeletons (...
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What would change if opportunity attacks had more triggers? [closed]

Our table plays with the optional rule to allow flanking to grant advantage on attack rolls, however, this seems to be too easy to achieve considering the way opportunity attacks are triggered. I ...
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Does the opportunity attack granted by War Caster have disadvantage? [duplicate]

I am going to start a new 5e campaign, nobody having played it before. I was asked whether it would be sensible to take the War Caster feat and stumbled over the problem of whether its opportunity ...
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Can a monster with no melee attack make an Opportunity Attack?

Specifically, in D&D 5e is the Flameskull allowed to take opportunity attacks against enemies that move away from it? It has spells and one at-will spell attack (Fire Ray), but no melee abilities ...
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Have the developers of D&D 5e explained why they made Opportunity Attacks work the way they do? [closed]

I have a friend who has a very strong opinion that the rules of threatened range and opportunity attacks D&D 5e are completely irrational, which is fine. As a DM he house-rules the stuff from 3.5e ...
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Can you use the Mobile and Crossbow Expert Feats simultaneously?

I'm a new DM and I have a level 6 ranger in my party. In our game, we came across 4 closely packed enemies in a 1×4 line. The ranger attacked twice with her short-sword, and twice with her crossbow. ...
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Does the Infestation cantrip cause the target to provoke opportunity attacks?

Infestation is one of the new cantrips from Unearthed Arcana: Starter Spells. Here is the relevant text The target must succeed on a Constitution saving throw or take 1d6 piercing damage. If ...
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How many Opportunity Attacks can a PC take during a round?

How many Opportunity Attacks (OA) does a PC get per round? Example: if multiple foes go by a PC engaged in combat, and leaves their weapon reach, does the PC get an OA against each creature that ...
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Can Sentinel interrupt an enemy's attack?

The Sentinel feat allows a melee attack when an enemy within 5' of you makes an attack. If you kill this enemy with your attack does their attack still go through? Same question if say you knock ...
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Preventing a coup de grace with an attack of opportunity

We recently had a situation where an enemy red mantis assassin was using his death attack on another player's character. (He first fascinates the target and can make a coup de grace later). My pc ...
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Does a Monster with a body part that grants Reach provoke an Opportunity Attack?

Consider a wyvern, that can reach out with its long neck and bite an enemy, or an otyugh which can reach out with a long tentacle for a smack and grapple. By a strict RAW reading, it would seem that ...
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Polearm master vs disengage

So I know that specific beats generic, but I'm not fully sure about polearm master. Anyone know for sure how these should interact? Have there been official rulings? If I start a disengage action, ...
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Can I grapple and drag someone to grant opportunity attacks against them? [duplicate]

I play a Goliath Valor Bard in a 5e D&D campaign. After a bit of Google searching about valor bards I came across the word of a role called a "Grappler", which Goliaths and bards are apparently ...
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Does moving out of multiple squares that a single opponent threatens provoke multiple attacks of opportunity? [duplicate]

In the Core Rulebook FAQ regarding tiny creatures moving into creatures' spaces it casually mentions that: moving out of multiple of a creature’s threatened squares in the same move action doesn’t ...
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Can a failed opportunity attack against a character protected by the sanctuary spell retarget someone else?

If a character who has the sanctuary spell cast on them moves out of melee and provokes an opportunity attack, but then the attacker fails their wisdom save from sanctuary to make the attack, can the ...
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Can I make an opportunity attack against a grappled creature if it's being moved out of my reach? [duplicate]

We just recently started using the grapple mechanics in D&D 5e. I was wondering if it was possible to set up multiple opportunity attacks by grappling an enemy creature and then moving it out of ...
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Can an Eidolon continue to trip a creature using it's trip evolution? [duplicate]

I am creating a summoner and I'm curious about a particular evolution: Trip (bite) (2 points). It states An Eidolon becomes adept at knocking foes to the ground with its bite, granting it a trip ...
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Do readied attacks end being flatfooted?

In combat today we were facing a medium mud elemental and it used earth glide to disappear from view (go underground). I had long arm so my reach was 10 feet. I readied an action to attack it as soon ...
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Targeting an enemy while adjacent to another enemy

My group and I recently picked up D&D 5e and I made DM for no better reason than having watched more episodes of HarmonQuest. One of the questions that came up early in our first session was ...
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Add AoO to Pathfinder Beginner Box rules

In the simplified rules of Pathfinder Beginner Box there is no attack of opportunity rule. Can I just introduce this rule and play the Black Fang's Dungeon without any other changes? Does it break ...
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How does the disengage action work against a monster with the reactive heads ability, such as a hydra?

I was DMing a session with a group of friends when this situation occurred. One of the PCs was near a hydra and he used his bonus action to disengage from it after attacking it. He can do so because ...
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Can you still make opportunity attacks while prone? [duplicate]

Im playing a ranger in DnD 4e and I just wanted to know if you can still make opportunity attacks while prone?
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If a Druid Provokes an AoO by Their Wild Shape, Who Takes the Damage?

Inspired by this question: Can a druid get out of wild shape to avoid an opportunity attack? In the cited question, the Druid wild shapes from a large creature back into a medium creature, placing ...
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Can a druid get out of wild shape to avoid an opportunity attack?

Suppose a druid is shapeshifted into a beast of large size and adjacent (within 5 ft) of an enemy with a reach of 5ft. On the druid's turn, he reverts to humanoid form, reducing his size from large ...
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Does The Idea Of Threatened Squares Exist in 5e?

Maybe I'm reading this wrong, or perhaps I just never played right in 3.5, but I seem to remember this idea of "threatened squares" which appears done away with in 5e. A mighty warrior approaches a ...
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Do both rider and mount provoke an attack from movement?

When a mount and its rider move throught a threatened square, an AOO is provoked. If the creature they provoked from has combat reflexes, can they attack both rider and mount, or are they only allowed ...
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Does Lightning Lure trigger Polearm Master's opportunity attack?

I know there is language about opportunity attacks that says: You also don’t provoke an opportunity attack when you teleport or when someone or something moves you without using your movement, ...
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Can you cast the Shield spell against an opportunity attack?

Since shield is cast as a reaction, and you cannot use reactions during your turn, does that mean you cannot cast shield against opportunity attacks?
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Does a Dragon's Wing Attack movement provoke Attacks of Opportunity?

An Adult Blue Dragon has the following action Wing Attack (Costs 2 Actions). The dragon beats its wings. Each creature within 10 feet of the dragon must succeed on a DC 20 Dexterity saving throw ...
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Does a Ninja using Light Steps provoke an attack of opportunity, and can it be avoided with Acrobatics?

In Pathfinder, the Ninja is an alternate class for the core Rogue class. One of its abilities is Light Step: At 6th level, a ninja learns to move while barely touching the surface underneath her. ...
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Are opportunity attacks considered my turn?

In Volo's Guide to Monsters the playable Bugbear has an attribute called Long-Limbed which reads When you make a melee attack on your turn, your reach for it is 5 feet greater than normal. The ...