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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Can you chain Tempestuous magic and War Caster?

I was curious if when you cast a 1st or higher level spell as a reaction on a hostile creature's turn when its movement provokes OA with War Caster if it would trigger the Storm Sorcerer's Tempestuous ...
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Does a Dominated creature provoke attacks of opportunity?

If I Dominate a creature, can I make that creature use an at-will ranged attack that would provoke opportunity attacks? Does the creature have to use that attack even if it was smart enough to realize ...
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Do attacks of opportunity count as attack actions for the wording of Kinetic Blade?

The wording of Kinetic Blade is as follows: You form a weapon using your kinetic abilities. You create a nonreach, light or one-handed weapon in your hand formed of pure energy or elemental matter. ...
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No idea on how to use Attacks of Opportunity

I am a new DM. My friends are new too to the game as well, so we are trying to get familiar with the rules. One rule that we can't get is the one on attacks of opportunity. My friends say that you ...
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Can you take the withdraw action while prone?

The crawling rules state you can crawl at 5 feet speed, thus a withdraw action should be able to move you 10 feet away. I feel the answer should be 'no', because it would render without sense the ...
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Does rapid reload + paper cartridge remove attack of opportunity associated with reloading?

I'm a new pathfinder player that just rolled a gulch gunner: the ratfolk gunslinger archetype that specializes on close quarter attacks with guns to regain grit. I've tried to find a clear answer to ...
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Can you shield bash for AOO?

Are you allowed to make attacks of opportunity with a shield bash? Or is a better question for this, can/do you threaten with a shield?
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Is there anything like attacks of opportunity in L5R 4e?

Are there any sort of rules about attack of opportunity or the like in L5R? If there are none, does it mean that an archer can uses his free actions to move back and then shoot the guy that just ...
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Can reach weapons attack and receive attacks of opportunity with an ally in the way?

Can a reach weapon attack and receive attacks of opportunity through a square occupied by an ally, and without penalty? The situation was a pair of skeletons, one in a single-creature-wide choke ...
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Does the Warcaster feat grant ranged spell attacks in melee range without disadvantage?

An opportunity attack is described this way: You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach. To make the opportunity attack, you use your ...
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Can I remove one claw from a Two Handed Weapon at the end of each turn, so I can make Attacks of Opportunity with the claw?

My character is a Tengu Gunslinger armed with a Musket, a two-handed ranged weapon. He also has a number of Natural Weapons — two Claws and a Bite — which can be used for primary Natural Attacks. As ...
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Can a feat “interupt” another feat?

Can a feat stop another feat, while said first feat is in effect? For example: Would a character with the feat Deflect Attack (homebrew feat) be able to use the feat Evasive Reflexes When an ...
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Improvised reach weapons

Can you use the rules for improvised weapons and have a large item, such as a 10 feet pole arm to gain reach and threaten a larger area?
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Is merely being armed sufficient to threaten an area?

A typical flat-footed creature can't make attacks of opportunity, but does a flat-footed creature still enable allies to benefit from flanking if the creature's appropriately armed? Similarly, does an ...
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Do you threaten spaces when Blinded?

We has a session where we were facing a werewolf. As a werewolf they have the scent ability. Our magic user then managed to blind the werewolf which lead us into the realm of rules bickering and ...
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Are attacks of opportunity standard attacks for the purpose of feats like Vital Strike?

When making an attack of opportunity, does it count as a standard attack and thus benefits from feats such as Vital Strike?
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Magic User moves, then touches (spell attack), then moves again

If a magic user wants to move 10 feet toward a monster, touch it for a spell attack, and then move back 10 feet, does the monster get an opportunity attack when the magic user moves back? Or can the ...
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Being blind, flanking and threaten?

I have enemies on both sides of me, so they have flanking. One of them has now become blind. Does this allow him to benefit from or grant flanking? Does this allow him to threaten squares around him ...
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Increasing threatened area with ranged weapons

In our Pathfinder campaign, my character is a Musket Master Gunslinger. I've been training towards [Improved] Snap Shot and wanted to know how to increase my ranged threatened area further. I know ...
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Can a Rogue apply sneak attack on a reaction/opportunity attack? [duplicate]

The 5e PHB says a Rogue can only apply Sneak Attack (given the conditions are met) once per turn. Does this differentiate between the Rogue's turn and the entire combat round? If the Rogue gets to ...
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Can you use special attacks for opportunity attacks?

Can you use a Disarm, Shove or Grapple as your OA? I see no restrictions against it. Am I missing something?
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Can Flame Blade be used to make an Attack of Opportunity?

I understand Flame Blade cannot be used with Extra Attack, but if a Druid has the Flame Blade in her hand can she use it to make an Attack of Opportunity?
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Do a Mesmerist's spells provoke attacks of opportunity?

If a spell contains no material or somatic components — e.g. telepathic casting (Mesmerist) — does it provoke attacks of opportunity?
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Can you use your Attack of Opportunity to Shove?

Can you replace the attack granted by your Attack of Opportunity to shove a creature?
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Can I circle around an opponent and avoid opportunity attacks?

I have had trouble finding this information in the PHB. If as a fighter I stand on one side of an enemy, can I move to the other side of him as long as I stay in reach so that I don't provoke an ...
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How many Attacks of Opportunity can you take by moving with Robilar's Gambit?

If a player had activated Robilar's Gambit (PHB2 p.82) and then moved through threatened areas for three enemies provoking AoOs from each enemy, could the player get retaliatory AoOs from each enemy ...
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Are these escape options for a Large creature correct?

A Beast Master ranger is riding a Large size Dire Wolf which is surrounded by 3 Medium size enemies placed at 3 different sides (let's say, North, West, East). The only escape route is northward. In ...
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Does a free action Spell Like Ability provoke an attack of opportunity?

The specific scenario in question is an arcane bloodrager getting the free buff spells when entering his bloodrage at 4th level or higher. The bloodrage itself is supernatural and does not provoke, ...
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Can you draw a weapon as part of the Opportunity Attack?

Can you draw a weapon as part of the Opportunity Attack? The section about "Interacting with Objects around you" in the PHB p.190 says you can do things like "draw or sheathe a sword" as part of your ...
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Do characters provoke opportunity attack when they leave another character's reach who is not facing them?

"You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that YOU CAN SEE moves out of your reach." In 5E do you have to specify which way your character is facing at all times? If an enemy who ...
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In 13th Age, how many attacks of opportunity can a character make in one round?

I've been reading the core rulebook -and loving it-, and planning to run a game soon, and I'm guessing that if there's no mention of more than one attack of opportunity anywhere, it's because a player ...
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Can a character power attack before making an attack of opportunity?

In a recent game, a scenario arose where a character lost initiative but subsequently was granted an attack of opportunity (had Combat Reflexes) by an enemy. There was a follow up discussion about ...
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How does Tunnel Fighter interact with Paladin's Relentless Avenger?

With the Tunnel Master fighting style (from Unearthed Arcana: Light, Dark, Underdark!), a character can use a bonus action to take a defensive stance that lets them make opportunity attacks without ...
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Does stabilizing a character in combat provoke an attack of opportunity? [duplicate]

We had a session recently wherein a character went down in combat due to a creature attack. Two other characters stepped up to engage the creature while a third attempted to stabilize the downed ...
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Moving within a threatened area causing AoO

When I started playing DnD, we treated leaving a threatened square as actually leaving the entire threat range. So moving from one threatened square to another on the same creature was never a problem....
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Does one's threatened area extend behind and to one side?

We have recently started playing Star Wars Saga Edition after Episode VII rekindled the fire. Each of us are taking turns in Game Mastering, but it's been nearly 15+ years since I last had any ...
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Does a dryad's Tree Stride ability provoke opportunity attacks?

Tree Stride. Once on her turn, the dryad can use 10 feet of her movement to step magically into one living tree within her reach and emerge from a second living tree within 60 feet of the first tree, ...
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Can you get three attacks on a single creature just from its movement

If a character has Tunnel Fighting and Polearm mastery, could a character get up to 3 opportunity attacks, on a single creature, in the same turn, just from that creatures movement? Once for entering ...
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Can a creature who has already triggered an opportunity attack choose to stop moving? [duplicate]

If a creature starts to move, triggering an opportunity attack as it does so, can it then choose to not move as a result of the attack? As some context, picture this: a goblin is in melee with an ...
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Does moving away from under a flying opponent provoke an opportunity attack?

If a rogue with flying ends their turn 5 ft above someone, does that mean the target cannot move without provoking an attack of opportunity (and thus, a potential Sneak Attack)? The two parties are ...
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Can a shove give an Opportunity Attack? [duplicate]

For example, the shield mastery feat gives the option to shove an adjacent creature 5ft as a bonus action. Could you make an Opportunity Attack on the creature because it leaves your threat range ...
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Does moving behind full cover count as “leaving the opponent's reach” for purposes of Attack of Opportunity?

Suppose I am fighting an enemy with the usual 5-foot reach. He is standing next to a wall beside an open doorway. I am in next to him in the room. Without leaving his 5-foot range, I move to the ...
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sentinel vs burrowing and large creatures

Would a PC with the Sentinel feat have an opportunity attack against a Bulette which is trying to burrow? If so, would it able to burrow with 0 movement speed (In place in the same square)? Does size ...
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Does using “Flee” with Command provoke an Opportunity Attack?

On a failed save, the target obeys the Flee command by [Spending] its turn moving away from you by the fastest available means. Three questions: Does that mean they take the Dash action? If not,...
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Do the Tunnel Fighter UA fighting style and the Polearm Master feat combine to grant indefinite opportunity attacks?

Here's the scenario: The character in question has both the Tunnel Fighter fighting style from Unearthed Arcana: Light, Dark, Underdark!, which says: You excel at defending narrow passages, ...
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Do opportunity attacks end the target's movement?

Reading over chapter 9 (Combat) of the PHB, I stumbled across the following text, under the Opportunity attacks entry : The attack interrupts the provoking creature's movement, occuring right ...
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Can Antagonize force someone to run through threatened areas?

The question is quite simple, Antagonize says: The creature flies into a rage. On its next turn, the target must attempt to make a melee attack against you, make a ranged attack against you, target ...
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Does a Tiny or smaller creature's charge trigger an attack of opportunity?

A Tiny or smaller creature that enter's an opponent's space, be it for attacking or anything else, usually triggers an attack of opportunity. But I don't think charges usually trigger an attack of ...
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Bracing Against a Charge and Reach

If I were to set myself up to brace for a charge with a Longspear, do I get both my readied attack for double damage when they move into reach and my attack of opportunity for normal damage (or would ...
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If a Warlock's “Repelling Blast” hits an enemy engaged with an ally, does that ally get an attack of opportunity from it moving away? [duplicate]

Example: Fighter is engaged in melee combat with enemy. Warlock uses eldrich blast with "Repelling Blast" invocation. The enemy is pushed 10 ft. away. Is that creature no longer engaged in combat with ...