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 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 ...
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Can a familiar use its reaction to attack someone leaving its reach?

As stated under find familiar, it can not use the Attack action, but does that include other forms of attack that are not the Attack action? The opportunity attack triggered by someone leaving your ...
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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?