Making an attack of opportunity consumes your 1/round Reaction. Furthermore, you get one reaction per round, to react to whatever you please (assuming there is an appropriate trigger for you reaction). Such a strike is called an opportunity attack. Reach & Opportunity Attacks Do reach weapons threaten 10 feet for the purposes of triggering opportunity attacks?yes. The default 5E rules do not have flanking, so I assume you're using the DMG flanking option. While they were fighting, a discussion about Opportunity Attacks arose. I'm trying to create a flexible combatant by using the factotum and its brains over brawn adding a high attack roll with things like for example knowledge devotion. There are no free actions in 5e. . An attack of opportunity "interrupts" the normal flow of actions in the round. This weapon adds 5 feet to your reach when you attack with it. If so, flanking will give advantage on all attacks. When you make a ranged attack, you fire a bow or a crossbow, hurl a handaxe, or otherwise send projectiles to strike a foe at a distance. There's nothing in the rules to let you avoid an opportunity attack besides taking the disengage action or having a specific ability (like a swashbuckler's fancy footwork). Everyone gets per start of their turn: 1x Action 1x Move If you want to make an opportunity attack with a reach weapon, such as a glaive or a halberd, you can do so when a creature leaves the reach you have with that weapon. It would just let you move through your oppeonent's space. In a fight, everyone is constantly watching for a chance to strike an enemy who is fleeing or passing by. For sure the two best ways are not to trigger them and in case of, having a high AC. The xorn moved from a position where he was surrounded (PCs are A, B, C, and D; xorn is X): A B X C . Opportunity Attacks are still attacks. Saturday night, my players in the Ruins of Undermountain encountered a xorn. That includes opportunity attacks, if the creature provokes one while flanked. [5e] Rules Question - Monster Opportunity Attacks. However, as TDarien points out, it's very unusual for that to happen. Many spells also involve making a ranged attack. 47.) A monster might shoot spines from its tail. -M. If I have reach (10 ft), do I only get an opportunity attack … Anything that would allow you to would have to come from your DM's rulings rather than from the rules themselves. The rules for Ranged Attacks, found under Combat in the Core Rules, are as follows: Ranged Attacks. Opportunity Attacks use your reaction. This is taken from a recent post collecting Mike Mearls' (5e lead designer) answers on a number of topics. Opportunity Attacks only occur when a hostile someone (that you can see) leave another someone's reach. If an attack of opportunity is provoked, immediately resolve the attack of opportunity, then continue with the next character's turn (or complete the current turn, if the attack of opportunity was provoked in the midst of a character's turn). (D&D 5e Basic .pdf, August 2014. p. I'm looking for a way to avoid attacks of opportunity I triggered. ... "You can make an Opportunity Attack when a creature you can see moves out of your reach." . Opportunity Attacks. In 5e, spellcasting does not trigger opportunity attacks (that was a thing in 4e, and I think also previous versions, but it is gone now). An opportunity attack is normally triggered when a creature you can see moves beyond your reach (PH, 195). Costs the creature's Reaction to do. 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