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Can I trigger an Opportunity Attack by forcing an opponent to move out of my reach?

Yes, but only if the ability forces the enemy to move out of reach using their movement, action, or reaction The rules state that only when the enemy uses their movement, action, or reaction to move ...
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Does forcing a Vampire indoors count as an invitation?

Easy bit first ... Forbiddance. The vampire can't enter a residence without an invitation from one of the occupants. The vampire can't - other people or circumstances can force a vampire inside. ...
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Does forcing a Vampire indoors count as an invitation?

There are two ways to interpret this feature. As a psychological obstacle. The vampire is incapable of making the decision to walk through the door unless invited. Forcing the vampire against their ...
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Can I drag a grappled creature and release it after moving half of my speed, then move the remainder of my speed?

You can't move, since you have zero movement left You can release the target at any time, effectively changing your speed: you can release the target whenever you like (no action required) You will ...
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Can the druid cantrip Thorn Whip really defeat a water weird this easily?

Yes. The rules do not indicate that the thorn whip spell uses a grapple (which the weird would be immune to). The water weird has no immunity to the effect of thorn whip. Very clever use of a spell ...
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Can I smite somebody so hard they pop out the side of a Forcecage?

The rules assume you already know how walls work I've looked everywhere I can think of, and as far as I can tell there's nothing in the rules explaining that you can't walk through walls.1 Despite ...
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Can Bigby's Hand move creatures that are Grappled into the air?

Yes, Bigby's hand can move in any direction even while grappling Jeremy Crawford has clarified: Q: is Bigby's Hand actually flying e.g. is it's movement speed = flying speed? The spell doesn't seem ...
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Is Lightning Lure like a tractor beam?

Ask your DM This is not explicitly specified in the description of the spell, or the rules. It will depend on how your DM interpret the spell description if you do a 10-ft pull and a hole is between ...
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Can a character dodge/fly if they use up all their speed?

Movement does not reduce your speed. The way Speed works in D&D 5e is as follows: Every character and monster has a speed, which is the distance in feet that the character or monster can walk in ...
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Can you target yourself with the third benefit of the Telekinetic feat to act as a "Disengage" by moving you away from an enemy?

You cannot be moved "away from you". The motion of the telekinetic shove is defined relative to you: toward you or away from you "Toward" and "away" denote a change in ...
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Does forcing a Vampire indoors count as an invitation?

No, they can not enter. The text for Forbiddance plainly states The vampire can't enter a residence without an invitation from one of the occupants. It doesn't use won't, it uses can't. As in is not ...
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Can you shove your way out of a grapple?

Yes, you can generally shove your way out of a grapple If a grappler can't reach their target, the grapple ends. If you shove someone 5' away, they won't be able to reach you anymore and the grapple ...
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What happens when your movement is set to zero while attempting to move through a friendly space?

Bets ends her turn in Anne's space The first step of the solution is straightforward out of the PHB, on page 191: Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can’t willingly end your move in its ...
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Can I smite somebody so hard they pop out the side of a Forcecage?

Tree stride and transport via plants are “magical transportation,” to quote tree stride, even if they aren’t “teleportation.” (Transport via plants doesn’t use that phrase but it has nearly the same ...
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How to design and run cinematic combats that move between zones?

PCs have no reason to move during combat unless you give them one In my game experiences, I have seen very little movement by creatures during combat that wasn't forced upon them. There really isn't ...
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Is it unbalancing to permit OA on forced movement?

Dissonant Whispers kind of does this already Having recently played a bard in an extended campaign, I got a lot of mileage out of Dissonant Whispers, which uniquely forces movement that provokes ...
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Does pushing someone into difficult terrain require extra "movement"?

No, pushing distance does not interact with difficult terrain at all Difficult terrain states: Every foot of movement in difficult terrain costs 1 extra foot. However, pushing does not involve the ...
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What happens when your movement is set to zero while attempting to move through a friendly space?

Bets and Anne are in the same space. PHB 191 states, (emphasis added) Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can’t willingly end your move in its space. However, Bets did not willingly ...
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Can those paralyzed by the Hold Person spell be forcibly moved?

Yes, they can be moved The effects you describe do not force the creature to move on its own, but impose an outside force and push it (pulling would work similarly to pushing). These are two separate ...
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Does immunity to piercing damage make you immune to the pull effect of the Thorn Whip spell?

Nope. The pull effect of Thorn Whip is contingent on a successful melee spell attack against a creature who is Large-sized or smaller. If the attack hits, the creature takes 1d6 piercing damage, and ...
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Can you use the Telekinetic feat from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything to break grapples?

When targeting the grappled creature, the grappler is powerless to prevent this. The third bullet of Telekinetic states: As a bonus action, you can try to telekinetically shove one creature you can ...
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Can the Crusher feat push enemies off cliffs?

Sure. The Crusher feat reads (TCoE, p. 79): Once per turn, when you hit a creature with an attack that deals bludgeoning damage, you can move it 5 feet to an unoccupied space, provided the target is ...
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Is a target pushed into a wall by a spell effect subject to collision damage?

Spells do what they say. The spell doesn't say they take damage if they cannot move 10 feet so they don't. This is in line with falling damage as no damage is taken for falls less than 10 feet. Now, ...
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Which ability checks are rolled for a shove attack?

Contests are described on page 174 of the Player's Handbook or in D&D Beyond's basic rules. Both participants in a contest make ability checks appropriate to their efforts. They apply all ...
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Does the Infestation cantrip cause the target to provoke opportunity attacks?

As written, this doesn't trigger opportunity attacks. You also don’t provoke an opportunity attack when you teleport or when someone or something moves you without ...
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Does the Sickening Radiance spell require the target to use their movement for the spell to deal damage?

Thanks to @Szega for the link to the related question: Is the Moonbeam spell amazing, or are we doing it wrong? From the Sage Advice rules answers column from April 2016 (bold for emphasis added): ...
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Can Spider Climb negate Gust of Wind?

RAI, spells do only what they say. Per Jeremy Crawford: A spell's text details the spell's effects—the only thing the spell does. Any additional effects are up to the DM. Twitter You can also find ...
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If a warlock with the Repelling Blast invocation casts Eldritch Blast and hits, must the targets always be pushed back?

You don't have to push The wording on Repelling Blast is (emphasis mine): When you hit a creature with eldritch blast, you can push the creature up to 10 feet away from you in a straight line. ...
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Can you shove a friendly creature?

Yes, you can shove an ally Shoving The rules for shoving say Using the Attack action, you can make a special melee attack to shove a creature ... The target must be no more than one size larger than ...
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What does the Swarmkeeper mean by "horizontal"?

It means you cannot move the target upwards. "Horizontal" doesn't have any special definition, so we're expected to go with the literal - in absolute terms, in reference to the world around ...
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