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Mounts are useful out of combat for traveling long distances and carry lots of gear without the character ranking up exhaustion points. In combat a mount can have some usefulness but the standard mounts are rather vulnerable. Effectively speaking a controlled mount is a buff to a player characters mobility, enabling the character to travel larger distances. ...


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Technically speaking, no. Mounted is a specific situation, and you don't count as mounted unless you are actually mounted or have a special ability that says you count as mounted. A DM might decide to allow this. However, if they do, the lance becomes by far the best weapon for a centaur. It has weaknesses (in the disadvantage for fighting within 5 feet), ...


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A creature is only considered mounted if it is riding something The rules for mounted combat (Player's Handbook, p. 198) say: A willing creature that is at least one size larger than you and that has an appropriate anatomy can serve as a mount, using the following rules. So, the centaur is not considered mounted if it isn't riding something. His racial ...


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The Complete Paladin's Handbook by Rick Swan provides the information you seek. Some example exotic mounts are: unicorns, pegasi, griffons, giant eagles, elephants, lions, tigers, dire wolves, hippocampi, dolphins. There are also others; and DM's choice is also left out as an open-ended option. The book also recommends establishing rules for such exotic ...


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Pointing out to the OP, considering the assumption that he is playing a Paladin with a summoned mount: Page 198 PHB Controlling a mount ... Intelligent creatures, such as dragons, act independently. ... An independent mount retains its place in the initiative order. Bearing a rider puts no restrictions on the actions the mount can take, and it ...


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