Questions tagged [opportunity-attack]

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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Can a trickery cleric's illusory duplicate make opportunity attacks if the cleric has the War Caster feat?

The cleric's Trickery Domain subclass has the Channel Divinity feature "Invoke Duplicity" which creates an illusory duplicate of the cleric and provides the following abilities: For the ...
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When casting Infestation as an opportunity attack with the War Caster feat, how does the forced movement affect the targets turn?

With the War Caster feat, you are allowed to cast a spell as a reaction when a target provokes an opportunity attack. The infestation cantrip states that the creature moves 5 feet in a random ...
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Does a Boggle using Dimensional Rift to attack provoke an Opportunity Attack?

A boggle uses its dimensional rift capability to partially appear next to a PC and attack it. When the boggle retracts his arm and upper body back through the rift, would it allow an opportunity ...
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For the Swarmkeeper ranger's Gathered Swarm feature, does being moved by the swarm provoke opportunity attacks?

The Swarmkeeper ranger from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 60) has the Gathered Swarm feature, which provides the following benefit: Once on each of your turns, you can cause the swarm to assist ...
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When you have multiple reaches, are you free to use any of them? [duplicate]

This question is prompted by the Eldritch Claw Tattoo which can allow your attacks to "reach a target up to 15 feet away from you..." and specifically relates to Attacks of Opportunity. You ...
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Can the Ice Knife spell be used with the War Caster feat opportunity attack? [duplicate]

The War Caster feat allows you to cast a spell that targets one creature as a reaction when granted an opportunity attack. Ice knife targets one creature but then explodes to potentially effect more: ...
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Does this lake event in the “Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden” adventure allow a grapple as an opportunity attack?

There is an event in Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden (an official D&D 5e adventure by Wizards of the Coast) that seems to allow for a grapple attack as an opportunity attack. In the Lake ...
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Do creatures subject to Stand Still or Pin Down lose the action that provoked the feat?

Pin Down Benefit: Whenever an opponent you threaten takes a 5-foot step or uses the withdraw action, that opponent provokes an attack of opportunity from you. If the attack hits, you deal no damage, ...
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Can a readied range attack provoke an attack from the intended target?

Pathfinder 1e rules question... A and B are medium sized creatures. A is a ranged character, B is a melee character. Let's say A readies a ranged attack at anyone that comes into visibility. No ...
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How effective is Spell Shield Magus Arcana in preventing attacks of opportunity from hitting?

My favorite class in Pathfinder is a Magus. I'm considering playing a reckless, Dex-based, magus who regularly carries out combat maneuvers. However, I don't want to allocate so many feats to improved ...
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Is a creature's reach linked to the reach of its attacks?

This is an issue I've seen coming up with the addition of the Eldritch Claw Tattoo in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, though there seem like there were possible cases of it before. As far as I can ...
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Anything other than Combat Reflexes for more AoOs?

The D&D 3.5e counterpart to a previous question of mine: how do I get more attacks of opportunity as a low-Dex character? Between heavy armor, penalties from increasing my size, and grapples ...
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Can a monk use the Stunning Strike feature on an opportunity attack?

The description of the monk's Stunning Strike class feature states: When you hit with a melee weapon attack, you can spend 1 ki point to make the target stunned until the end of your next turn if it ...
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Can a battlemaster use Maneuvering Attack to prevent two creatures from opportunity attacking one ally?

Maneuvering Attack. When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you can expend one superiority die to maneuver one of your comrades into a more advantageous position. You add the superiority die to ...
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Does an Echo Knight fighter's echo provoke an opportunity attack when it moves?

Does an Echo Knight fighter's echo provoke an opportunity attack when it moves? The Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo feature says, in part (EGtW, p. 183; emphasis mine): At 3rd level, you can use ...
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Can you Ready an action with someone's reaction as a trigger?

The rule for readied action says: First, you decide what perceivable circumstance will trigger your reaction. Of course, it's rather hard to be ready for someone's else reactions, especially first-...
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When the War Caster feat lets my Echo Knight fighter cast a spell instead of the Manifest Echo feature's opportunity attack, where is it cast from?

This question is inspired by the following one: Can an Echo Knight with the War Caster feat use cantrips for opportunity attacks made by their Echo? Part of the Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo ...
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Can an Echo Knight with the War Caster feat use spells in place of opportunity attacks made by their Echo?

The Echo Knight fighter has the Manifest Echo feature, which grants the following ability, among others (EGtW, p. 183): When a creature that you can see within 5 feet of your echo moves at least 5 ...
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Does the bonus damage from Spirit Shroud apply to an Echo's opportunity attacks?

The UA spell Spirit Shroud has the following effect: Until the spell ends, any attack you make deals 1d8 extra damage when you hit a creature within 10 feet of you. The Echo Knight has the following ...
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Does Tremorsense allow Attacks of Opportunity while Blinded?

Can a monster with tremorsense that is blinded make attacks of opportunity when an enemy leaves its reach? Tremorsense is described as: A monster with tremorsense can detect and pinpoint the origin ...
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If a creature is hit by an OA by someone with the Sentinel feat, but then gains a new type of speed, does that new speed also become 0 for the turn?

The first benefit of the Sentinel feat says (PHB, p. 169-170): When you hit a creature with an opportunity attack, the creature's speed becomes 0 for the rest of the turn. If a character with the ...
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Can Specters move into the ground to avoid Opportunity Attacks?

In 5e, Specters have the Incorporeal Movement trait, which says: 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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Does the Hover action provoke?

The Hover action has a Move trait so am I right in assuming this would provoke an attack of opportunity?
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If a character with the Polearm Master feat teleports into a space within reach of an enemy, can they make an opportunity attack upon arrival?

I have a character that can swap locations with another via teleportation as an action. (Specifically, it is the UA Mystic's Transposition effect from the Nomadic Step discipline, but the School of ...
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AoO from multiple Mythic abilities

I'm playing a 19th-level fighter that is Mythic 3; I have both Deadly Dodge and the feat Mythic Shield Master. I have mythic combat reflexes. In the event that I have both spent the Mythic Point for ...
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Can the third benefit of the Mobile feat prevent multiple creatures you attack in a single turn from making opportunity attacks against you that turn?

I am playing a monk. I wanted to use the Mobile feat, specifically the third option that prevents opportunity attacks, to do the following: hit creature 1 with my attack, then move away from creature ...
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Does moving a grappled foe through someone's threatened area trigger an attack of opportunity?

If one has grappled a foe, and then succeeds on a check to maintain it, one of the options is: You can move both yourself and your target up to half your speed. At the end of your movement, you can ...
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To “rescue” a fallen ally, do you have to enter their 5' square?

Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but I did spend a couple of hours researching this online and didn't find anything definitive. I DM a campaign in which a party member has fallen ...
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Can you combine Polearm Master, Tunnel Fighter, and Warcaster (with Repelling Blast)?

We have a player who is playing a Fighter with a level of Warlock, wielding a polearm, and they say they should be able to get the initial opportunity attack from Polearm Master when a foe enters ...
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Can the creature from a Bag of Tricks make opportunity attacks?

The bag of tricks description includes the following: You can use an action to pull the fuzzy object from the bag and throw it up to 20 feet. When the object lands, it transforms into a creature you ...
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Would a Zealot barbarian's Divine Fury feature trigger during an opportunity attack?

The Path of the Zealot barbarian (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 11) gets the Divine Fury feature at level 3, which states: At 3rd level, while you're raging, the first creature you hit on each ...
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Do opportunity attacks have disadvantage if I use my action to Dodge and then move out of melee range?

I am currently playing a multi-class Cleric 5 / Rogue 2 and at times I have managed to kite melee mobs successfully using my Cunning Action to Disengage, then my movement and then using a ranged ...
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Can a Gelatinous Cube's Engulf be stoppend by sentinel?

The first part of the Gelatinous Cube’s Engulf reads: Engulf. The cube moves up to its speed. While doing so, it can enter Large or smaller creatures' spaces. Whenever the cube enters a creature's ...
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How to describe that an enemy can avoid opportunity attacks?

I'm the DM of my group. When we are playing I try to describe the effects and actions of enemies and npcs without spelling out exactly what they are to keep some mystique to the actions. Like ...
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Does falling provoke opportunity attacks?

Consider this scenario. A sorcerer climbs 20 foot up a tree and gets surprised by a large snake. The snake misses, and then the sorcerer wins initiative and decides to let go of the tree branches. ...
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Does the Blink spell provoke an opportunity attack from someone with the Polearm Master feat?

Would reappearing from blink allow for an attack of opportunity against the caster from someone with Polearm Master? While wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, quarterstaff, or spear, other creatures ...
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Can I still choose to allow an opportunity attack against me if I have the Mobile feat?

The third benefit of the Mobile feat says (PHB, p. 168): When you make a melee attack against a creature, you don’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether ...
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If an attack of opportunity is provoked by an enemy using a ranged weapon while in a threatened square, what order do the attacks happen in?

Character A is using a ranged weapon while he is within the threatened area of character B. For that reason, character B can make an attack of opportunity against character A. Regarding the order of ...
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Does the Hunter ranger's Colossus Slayer feature work with an opportunity attack?

The Hunter ranger can choose the Colossus Slayer option for their 3rd-level Hunter's Prey feature. Suppose that on my turn, my Hunter ranger hits my opponent and gets to use Colossus Slayer. Then on ...
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Are there any class abilities that allow a character to negate/disable the Disengage action?

Are there any class abilities I'm not aware of that allow a character to negate/disable the Disengage action?
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Does moving away from a prone creature trigger an opportunity attack?

I will give you the situation this came up in, but essentially I would like to know whether moving away from a prone creature would trigger an opportunity attack or not. If you move 20 feet to ...
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Attack of Opportunity - some corner cases (and specters) [closed]

We had a D&D 5E session where a Specter besides a character and a wall "moved" into the wall without leaving the reach of the character, but depending on how you consider reach to work with ...
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How would combat work without opportunity attacks?

Opportunity attacks have a long history in the world of tabletop games and D&D in particular. 3.5e/PF both had an exhaustive list of actions which can or can not trigger an OA. Various games have ...
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How does the Overrun action work?

The action 'Overrun' is described in the DMG p. 272 as: When a creature tries to move through a hostile creature's space, the mover can try to force its way through by overrunning the hostile ...
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Does the spell Line in the Sand work with the swashbuckler deed Opportune Parry and Riposte?

The Swashbuckler's 1st-level deed Opportune Parry and Riposte states: Opportune Parry and Riposte (Ex): At 1st level, when an opponent makes a melee attack against the swashbuckler, she can spend ...
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How do melee spell attacks interact with the Mobile feat? [duplicate]

The Mobile feat states that: When you make a melee attack against a creature, you don’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether you hit or not. Does that ...
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Can you Disengage while you are in darkness?

When I read the rules, it is not written that the Disengage Action relies on sight, but Opportunity Attacks do. Imagine that you are facing a spider, and a wizard casts the Darkness spell. You know ...
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Are goblins immune to opportunity attacks?

Last night at my table, my party faced a goblin village. We pretty well know the goblin stat block contains the Nimble Escape trait. But still our DM never ever showed us that any goblin disengaged ...
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Does feather falling out of a flying creature's space provoke an attack of opportunity?

Would feather falling out of a flying creature's space provoke an attack of opportunity? The scenario: As you are feather falling, a flying creature flies and attacks you; you then are forced to fall ...
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Creature “Armed” Unarmed Attacks and Attacks of Opportunity

Ok, I'm stuck in a rules question, and I can't decide on the answer. This is from a Rise of the Runelords campaign that's reached Fort Rannick. My players went up against the Ogre Fighters and one of ...

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