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The basic rules state for opportunity attacks: You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach. RAW seems to imply that by circling around the ...

If you make an attack of opportunity, can you take an immediate action in the same round? It would make sense because immediate actions were invented after the PH (and therefore AoOs), but is this RAW?...

A character in the party cast Invisibility on herself, making her invisible. She then tried to move past a Giant Spider, which has Blindsight 10 ft. Per "Does Blindsight detect Invisibility?" the ...

Assuming that we make a house rule that contradicts Greysage’s answer for Is an attack of opportunity an immediate action?, would combat reflexes be able to grant additional immediate actions rather ...

The DMG introduces an optional rule called "Mark" (DMG, p. 271, bold added) When a creature makes a melee attack, it can also mark its target. Until the end of the attacker's next turn, any ...

The title is pretty straight-forward. By default, players can make only one opportunity attack per round, since it uses their reaction of which they only have one. Which features, spells etc. exist ...

The Goblin Boss's Redirect Attack (MM 166) uses a reaction to switch places with another goblin. Redirect Attack. When a creature the goblin can see targets it with an attack, the goblin chooses ...

Big Ooze threatens all. Warlock is unconscious. Warblade is standing tall. Warblade took his turn already. Paladin heals Warlock. Can Warblade take a free/immediate action to “lower defenses” to ...

In a game I am playing my GM decided that OAs happen in arbitrary order of the person doing the attack, instead of all at the same time — the order isn't even in the order of initiative. I was under ...

Assume I wield a Whip in one hand and a dagger in the other. If a creature moves from 5ft to 10ft it has technically moved out of my reach (dagger), but at the same time it is still inside my reach (...

The proposed tactic requires that you hold both a polearm and a longsword at once, particularly when your turn ends. A creature triggers an attack of opportunity against you by moving outside of your ...

In our last session (with me as the DM), a creature was surrounded by the party and was trying to flee. She cast Levitate on herself to try to float up and get away. As she was going up and thereby ...

Our warlock is grappled by a black pudding. There is a second black pudding standing in an adjacent square, currently not involved in the grapple. If the warlock activates his Eldritch Blast (Sp) ...

I already know that if you take multiple "acts" while in a threatened square, you provoke multiple attacks of opportunity (for example, if you drink a potion and then move out of a threatened square) ...

I'm adjacent to an opponent that threatens me. I use the feat Spellsong to conceal that I'm casting a spell. My Perform check result bests my opponent's Perception or Sense Motive skill check. Do I ...

Can an attack of opportunity or a readied action interfere with another creature's action so that the creature, essentially, loses that action? Example 1: Nadir the rogue and Peake the bugbear are ...

The Specter has the ability Incorporeal Movement, which states, The specter can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. It takes 5(1d10) force damage if it ends ...

The hydra gains as a bonus feat Combat Reflexes (Player's Handbook 92). However, the hydra description amends the feat to the following: Feats: A hydra’s Combat Reflexes feat allows it to use all ...

I've always wondered this, but reaction attacks such as those given by certain feats and classes, i.e.: Sentinel (Lets you attack an enemy as a reaction that attacks anybody that hurts your allies in ...

Using the combat rules supplied by Players Option: Combat and Tactics, creatures have an orientation on the map, with flanks and a rear defined based on their orientation. My question is, can a ...

Coming Sunday a party member and myself will be facing off against a wizard/warlock and some cultists. The session last week ended on the Paladin initiating combat by jumping towards the warlock by ...

PHB says 'once per turn,' so, it would seem that a Rogue with Sentinel, for example, could "consistently" deal Sneak attack twice per round (whether the enemy triggers an OA or the melee weapon attack ...

The Opportunistic Withdrawal talent from D&D 4e PHB3 says: While you are adjacent to an enemy granting combat advantage to you your movement doesn't provoke opportunity Attacks from that enemy. ...

I'm playing a way of the open hand Monk, I use flurry of blows and using a ki point I can opt to shove my target up to 15 ft. If I pushed it to within 5ft of a fighter in my party, could they use ...

If I cause an opponent to leave my reach with an ability, spell, or effect can I use my reaction to take an Opportunity Attack against them?

A Tempest Cleric gets the ability to push a creature 10ft away when casting lightning damage on them. If a spell that pushes a target away while they are in close quarters with one of my allies, does ...

Just as the title says, if I cast repelling blast or some other spell that pushes a single enemy away from one of my melee groupies, would that provide an opportunity attack if there was a DM who ...

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, ...

Our Sorcerer wanted to cast a Lightning Bolt as their attack on a monster that had made it into melee with that Sorcerer. DM said could make the attack, but it would provoke an OA (that would likely ...

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 ...

On a failed save, the target obeys the Flee command by [Spending] its turn moving away from you by the fastest available means. Three questions: Does that mean they take the Dash action? If not,...

Let's say there are 2 characters vs a monster. 1 character is unconscious. If the 2nd character decides to stabilize the first then are they subject to an opportunity attack? Or are attacks against ...

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 ...

I already read this question but its more just rehashing the book: What does the Warlock's Fey Presence ability actually do? - my question has more to do with exact mechanics. A mob of skeletons (...

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 ...

Suppose I am fighting an enemy with the usual 5-foot reach. He is standing next to a wall beside an open doorway. I am in next to him in the room. Without leaving his 5-foot range, I move to the ...

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 ...

As we understand Levitation, even involuntary movement by an opponent can trigger an Opportunity Attack. Does that mean that even the wizard who cast the spell get an Opportunity Attack against an ...

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 ...

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 ...

I have read many posts about using a spiked gauntlet(s) with a pole arm to threaten adjacent squares. My question is, would I still be able to threaten adjacent squares as an archer who uses a bow?

In 5e, I realize that you can not grapple as an opportunity attack, as the grapple is an action and the opportunity attack is a reaction. However, am I correct in assuming that some monsters can ...

Polearm master vs disengage I have a pike, Polearm Master, and Sentinel feats. An enemy that already takes Disengage action moves toward me. The Polearm Master feat gives me an opportunity attack ...

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, ...

I hit an enemy with booming blade, before my next turn they choose to move away, provoking an opportunity attack. Does the booming blade's damage-on-movement trigger before I make my opportunity ...

Alright, so me and my pal are working through making a 5e fighty Cleric. He wants to take the Sentinel and Shield Master feats. Sentinel and Shield Master's relevant parts read: Sentinel You ...

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 ...

I am going to start a new 5e campaign, nobody having played it before. I was asked whether it would be sensible to take the War Caster feat and stumbled over the problem of whether its opportunity ...

I can't find a clear answer for my question.. The PHB said regarding OAs: The opportunity attack action is provoked by an enemy leaving an adjacent square without shifting or teleporting, or by an ...

I'm wielding a staff focus, which doubles as a quarterstaff; so, it seems that Polearm Master + War Caster allows a PC to cast spells as reactions to enemies that enter its reach. Similarly, ...

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