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 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 ...
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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 ...