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How fast does a character need to move to be effectively invisible?

RAW, you cannot become invisible via moving fast As the other answers have stated, there are no rules that imply this. When a monk reaches 18th level, they gain access to the Empty Body class feature (...
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Is the Moonbeam spell amazing, or are we doing it wrong?

In a tweet from Jeremy Crawford, he says: When a spell's description uses "enter" in relation to an AoE, the entering has to be voluntary only if the text says so. By itself, it seems to ...
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Does Heavy Armor reduce your speed?

PHB p.144: Heavy Armor. Heavier armor interferes with the wearer’s ability to move quickly, stealthily, and freely. If the Armor table shows “Str 13” or “Str 15” in the Strength column for ...
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How should I handle movement when one character isn't engaged in combat yet?

As soon as combat starts, everyone needs to abide by the movement rules I would suggest telling them that as soon as combat starts, everyone needs to abide by the movement rules, regardless of whether ...
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Did Spirit Guardians just wipe out the Orc army?

Since this question was asked, Jeremy Crawford has changed his mind on how this works. In the April Rules Answers column for Sage Advice, Crawford has this to say: Does moonbeam [or Spirit ...
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Can a player split up attacks like they can movement?

Yes, you can! Look at Players Handbook p. 190. Moving between Attacks If you take an action that includes more than one weapon attack, you can break up your movement even further by moving between ...
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What happens when a swimming creature falls prone?

There are no specific rules for what happens if knocked prone while swimming, therefore, from a purely mechanical standpoint, we must assume that the general rule applies. From PHB 292... A ...
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How would combat work without opportunity attacks?

Coming from a D&D point of view... The game becomes a lot more mobile, speed is more valuable, the concept of front-liner diminishes, and being at range is either difficult or not important. I ...
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Can an 18th level hastened mobile wood-elf monk move at over 100 mph?

No Unless I missed something, this is not how dash works. Having two actions from Haste means he can Dash twice, so that's 600 feet of movement. Dash says When you take the Dash action, you gain ...
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If you are incapacitated, can you move?

Yes. The condition states everything you're not allowed to do: Actions (which also prevents Bonus Actions, per PHB p. 189: "anything that deprives you of your ability to take actions also ...
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What is the lowest level at which a human can beat the 100m world record (or: the presumed human limit) without using magic?

7 levels. Variant Human (30ft) with Mobile Feat (+10ft) with 2 Monk levels (+10ft from Unarmored Movement, and Step of the Wind) + 3 Totem Barbarian levels (+15ft Elk Totem during Rage) + 2 Fighter ...
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Can monsters enter the area controlled by a character who is playing dead?

A creature doing nothing to control its space does not control its space. This is explained in the rules for creature size: A creature’s space is the area in feet that it effectively controls in ...
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Is the "half your speed" used in standing from prone your normal speed, or current speed?

Your intuition is correct. The Dash action simply increases your movement, but doesn't actually increase your Speed. If your speed were 30 ft. and you decided to Dash, you'd still only spend 15 ft. (...
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Can an 18th level hastened mobile wood-elf monk move at over 100 mph?

A level 18 hasted wood elf monk can move at 68 mph. The speed with haste is correct, but you make some mistakes with the Dash action. Dashing does not double a creature's speed, rather it grants a ...
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What is the distance a creature or player can travel if they have multiple types of movement speeds?

The answer to this is on page 196 of the PHB. Using Different Speeds If you have more than one speed, such as your walking speed and a flying speed, you can switch back and forth between your speeds ...
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Can you use the Fly spell to move underwater at a speed of 60 feet?

Swimming is not flying As far as I am aware, flying is never defined as a game term, which means the word takes its normal English meaning: moving through the air under one's own power. I don't think ...
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Can I circle around an opponent and avoid opportunity attacks?

Players Basic Rules, pg 71 Moving Around Other Creatures If you leave a hostile creature’s reach during your move, you provoke an opportunity attack, as explained later in the chapter. and, Players ...
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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 a Rogue effectively triple their speed by combining Dash and Ready, spreading it over several turns?

Yes, and they don't need to ready an action to do it Say their movement is 30ft. They expend their movement for 30ft, use their action to Dash for an extra 30ft, then Bonus action to Dash again with ...
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How fast does a character need to move to be effectively invisible?

There is no such speed in D&D 5e. You will have to add it yourself. There is no speed in D&D 5e that causes spontaneous invisibility. Since you are deciding that there is such a speed, but D&...
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How does the Athlete feat affect the Centaur playable race?

As of the 2018 Errata, the Athlete feat has been changed Athlete (p. 165). The third benefit should instead say climbing doesn't cost you extra movement. —Errata: Player's Handbook, 2018 Because of ...
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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?

From the section on opportunity attacks: 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 a rider move using his mount, attack from his mount, then have the mount dash away?

No, the mount acts on its own turn Controlled mount The PHB describes the rules for mounted combat. In them it describes that a controlled mount has an initiative that is the same as the rider's: The ...
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What is the overland travel pace of a rogue traveling alone and capable of dashing with Cunning Action?

3 miles per hour Actions in Combat are not relevant to the travel pace rules. Rogues are faster movers in combat thanks to Cunning Action, but so are most characters as a character's walking speed ...
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If an area is covered in both Ball Bearings and Caltrops, does the creature need to move at half speed or quarter speed to avoid both their effects?

The creature can move at half speed to avoid both effects. Neither ball bearings nor caltrops state that a creature's speed is physically penalized, just that a creature can choose to move at half ...
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Is Expeditious Retreat essentially a spell to double your speed?

No, you can't simplify Expeditious Retreat that much. The difference is, Expeditious Retreat requires a bonus action to cast, and only gives you the ability to Dash as a bonus action. So, in ...
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Does carrying/dragging a willing/unconscious creature cause half movement as per the grapple rules?

This is a slightly foggy area...but thankfully, Jeremy Crawford (official voice of rules for WotC) has weighed in on this in several (indirect) ways... Q: what are the rules for creatures carrying ...
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Can you stand up from being prone using Skirmisher outside of your turn?

Arguably, the rogue may stand up The character is not literally "granted a resource" that is called movement but that is in fact the way the rules of movement talk about how it is used: ...
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