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Questions tagged [prone]

Questions about rulings when a character is prone on the ground: standing up, attacking and defending, and other maneuvers.

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What action is picking up your disarmed weapon while Prone?

I have a fighter with Two-Weapon Fighting. In a Full Attack Action, I make a successful Trip attempt with my first attack and a successful Disarm attempt with the second Attack. The foe is now prone ...
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When are the effects of prone ended?

Here is a situation: Initiative 15 - Monk attacks orc causing the orc receive the "prone" condition. Initiative 13 - Orc stands up, ending the prone condition, and attacks the monk without ...
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What are the mechanics for tackling / charging attacks without using the Charger feat?

I'm trying to find the mechanics for a running tackle / charging attack, but can't seem to find one in the PHB or the DMG. I'm looking for something that allows players to run towards a creature and ...
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Do Steel Wind Strike's attacks have advantage or disadvantage against distant prone targets?

Any attack against a prone target either has advantage if within 5 feet or disadvantage otherwise. Suppose I cast steel wind strike (XGtE, p. 166) and one of the targets is prone and not within 5 feet ...
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If one character is grappling another, will they be pulled by a third character casting Thorn Whip?

My Fighter NPC and a Barbarian PC were prone, and the Fighter had the Barbarian grappled. A PC Druid then used thorn whip (PHB, p. 282) to pull the Fighter. Do both the Fighter and Barbarian get ...
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Does it matter for the elephant's Trampling Charge how the target became prone?

Elephants have the Trampling Charge trait (MM, p. 322): If the elephant moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a gore attack on the same turn, that target must ...
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Can frightened creatures stand up without “moving closer to the source of their fear”?

An interesting problem came up in game the other day: A Battle Master fighter (PHB p. 73-74) successfully used the Menacing Attack maneuver against a fire giant, and thanks to a magical effect on her ...
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Can a creature affected by Tasha's Hideous Laughter take an Opportunity Attack?

I have watched a few games where the Tasha's hideous laughter spell has been used before and the DMs there didn't count the creature completely out of the fight. For example: A player next to affected ...
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Being prone with multiple movement speeds

How does the prone condition work if you have multiple movement speeds, such as 30 regular walking speed and 60 flying? Does standing up require 15 feet of movement? 30 feet of movement? Is there a ...
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How do I make sense of levitating while prone?

I was wondering recently, when I looked at this question, what exactly happens to you if you're prone and levitating. How would levitate behave with prone creatures? If I were to cast levitate on a ...
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Can a snake be prone?

It sounds like a silly question, but it caused way more discussion the other night in my Adventurer's league game than I'd care to admit... In 5e, the prone condition is described as: A prone ...
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Is the additional movement granted by the Mobile feat also halved when a character stands from prone?

The game essentially packages a character's maximum velocity, acceleration potential, and agility into a commodity called "speed". This makes sense because these attributes are impossible to ...
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Can you Dash while prone?

Let's say you're on top of a slippery slope that might make you prone (and take damage) on a failed save. You want to make yourself prone before the slope in order not to risk taking damage while ...
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What happens when a swimming creature falls prone?

My paladin has summoned a giant sea horse as his steed. The giant sea horse has the Charge feature, which allows it to knock creatures prone when it moves 20 feet or more. Being that the sea horse ...
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Can you help a prone character to stand up?

I had a player who wanted to help someone else stand up before his turn starts so he can reach the enemy. Is this written in the D&D 5e rules? If not, how would you rule this? I am thinking of ...
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Can a dire wolf's Bite action knock a huge creature prone?

If a dire wolf (a large creature) is attacking a huge creature (a hill giant) will the wolf's Bite check affect them? The rules for Bite state that the creature must make a strength save or be ...
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Can a prone target be tripped?

I know it is silly, but reading the Knock-Down feat coupled with the Improved Trip feat it is hard not to wonder if there is any limitation on tripping an opponent who is already prone? This could ...
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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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Is there a RAW way to pick an ally up from Prone?

If an ally is Prone (woke up from sleep, tripped, etc...) is there a RAW way to 'pick them up' so they don't have to use their own Move action to do so?
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Does hideous laughter make a flying foe prone and cause the foe to fall?

A witch that's using the flight hex to fly 20 ft. up in the air fails her saving throw against my halfling bard's hideous laughter spell. The spell says that an affected creature collapses into ...
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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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Can I Bull Rush a Prone Opponent?

Situation I have Shield Slam and play a sword and board style fighter. If I knock a target prone and I attack with my shield while that target is still prone, can I still Bull Rush a prone target? My ...
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How do I get an opponent prone during a grapple?

When Grappling... If I successfully Pin my target would they be considered Prone for things that require that? Alternately, could I free action Drop Prone bringing them with me?
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Star Wars Saga Edition; Cover and blocking LoS

My group encountered a big problem. Our DM made us fight some enemies (level 5 or so) that used to take cover behind crates/walls/even cars, and used the following order of actions: -move to cover -...
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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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How Do Grapplers Stand If Prone?

It's clear how a creature both grappled and prone can stand - they can't. But what about the one doing the grapple? Assuming both grappler (speed of 60 feet) and grappled are prone*, how does the ...
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Does standing up from prone trigger the damage from Booming Blade?

Does spending movement to stand up from prone trigger the secondary damage effect of the booming blade spell from Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide? If the target willingly moves before the duration ...
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Can a PC rise from prone and attack in one action, perhaps with difficulty?

How do you handle a PC who gets knocked down by a NPC (for example, a Caffa) wanting to get up and attack? Can they only stand up on their turn and not attack, or can they attack while getting up? I ...
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Is there a playtested house rule for prone that makes its usefulness less dependent on initiative order?

As discussed somewhat in Is knocking someone prone worth it? the advantages of knocking prone are rather situational, and in particular, depend a lot on where you and the enemy you want to knock prone ...
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Can a monk using Open Hand Technique knock any size category of creature prone?

The D&D 5e Player's Handbook states: Open Hand Technique Starting when you choose this tradition at 3rd level, you can manipulate your enemy’s ki when you harness your own. Whenever you ...
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Can Bigby's Forceful Hand knock a creature prone?

Shoving a Creature: Using the Attack action, you can make a special melee attack to shove a creature, either to knock it prone or push it away from you. If you're able to make multiple ...
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Does a wyvern have disadvantage when making a bite attack against a prone target 10' away?

In the rules for the prone condition, it states: An attack roll against the [prone] creature has advantage if the attacker is within 5 feet of the creature. Otherwise, the attack roll has ...
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Does 'World Serpent's Grasp' trigger on non-damaging attacks and item attacks?

"World Serpent's Grasp: Whenever you hit a slowed or immobilized target with an attack, you can knock it prone" 1: If I use an attack power such as Charisma vs Will on a nearby slowed enemy, and the ...
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How to make someone prone without a shove / strength check? [closed]

I want to trip an enemy so he falls prone because our DM made a house rule about prone. In 5e, trip attack is a specific maneuver that only a Battle Master Fighter (or someone with the Martial Adept ...
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Does standing up from being prone provoke an attack of opportunity? [duplicate]

Does an action to stand up from being knocked prone generate an attack of opportunity (like it does in some earlier editions), or is it only if the target leaves the attacker's reach?
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What happens when a flying creature is knocked prone?

As per the title. The specific example I'm thinking of is an Archer Battle Master Fighter using Trip Attack on a Druid shapeshifted into an Air Elemental floating 120 feet off the ground. If the ...
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Can a flying character have the Prone status? Do they have to “stand up” if they have a flight ability?

Mutants and Masterminds 2E uses the standard d20 system definition of Prone, as follows. Prone: The character is lying on the ground. He suffers a –4 penalty on melee attack rolls. Opponents ...
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Can an enemy creature who is grabbed and prone escape?

A PC in my campaign has an enemy grabbed and prone and is attempting to drown them. It's the enemy's turn. Can the enemy escape while grabbed? If so can he shift while prone if he succeeds on an ...
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How can I take advantage of intentionally going prone?

Being in the prone position has some advantages. You're harder to hit with melee and ranged attacks. But what is considered prone for D&D 4th ed. My rogue uses hand cross-bows. So could he go ...
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Does a creature have to make a saving throw after being knocked prone?

We know that you -can- willingly go prone as a minor action, but we're unsure as to the mechanics of recovering from it. Does it matter if you are knocked prone or willingly make yourself prone? And ...
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Flying straight from prone

I had a dragon that was knocked prone, but the handbooks are very vague about the rules regarding flight. If the dragon has move 10 fly(hover) 10 could a dragon simply fly from prone position, or must ...
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Can a flying creature with Hover be knocked prone?

If a creature is flying and has the Hover keyword, what happens to it when an attack power inflicts the prone condition on it? (...
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Does a proning opportunity attack end movement in the square a creature was moving from?

For the party I DM for, one of the Minotaur players has an nearly absurd (judgement call) feat called Opportunity Gore. Opportunity Gore lets a Minotaur use his racial power Goring Charge over and ...
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What happens to a target you are grabbing when you are knocked prone?

One of my PCs grabbed someone with a garrote and was knocked prone shortly afterwards. What would happen to the grabbed target? Would he be let go (it was a human), would he get knocked prone as well (...
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If a power says 'move your speed', what happens while I'm prone?

I want to use the Battlemind At-Will power Lightning Rush [DDI], PHB3 p. 49, while I am prone, with a normal speed of 6, with an enemy that is 6 squares away, one that is 3 squares away, and one that ...
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Does being prone affect your Combat Maneuver Defense (CMD)?

When a character is prone, is their CMD penalized?
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Can a prone immobilized creature stand up?

If I knock a creature prone and also manage to immobilize it (or if I prone an immobilized creature of I immobilize a prone creature) can it stand up on its next turn? Put simple: Can I stand up from ...
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If a flying or hovering creature is knocked prone, does it still have to stand?

A creature like the Bloodkiss beholder hovers and flies 6. If a rogue knocks this creature prone with a jumping blade assault, does the creature still have to stand? Does knocking a flying or prone ...
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Does a Flaming Sphere gain combat advantage with its initial attack against a prone enemy?

Daily ✦ Arcane, Conjuration, Fire, Implement Standard Action Ranged 10 Flame Sphere: Effect: You conjure a Medium flaming sphere that occupies a square within range, and the sphere ...
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If a prone creature teleports can it stand as part of that move action?

I can't find anything in the PHB about how teleporting affects prone creatures. Teleporting automatically ends the restrained condition, I wonder if it also can end the prone condition. Can a prone ...