Furthermore, you get one reaction per round, to react to whatever you please (assuming there is an appropriate trigger for you reaction). Anything that would allow you to would have to come from your DM's rulings rather than from the rules themselves. 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. Such a strike is called an opportunity attack. This weapon adds 5 feet to your reach when you attack with it. That includes opportunity attacks, if the creature provokes one while flanked. I'm looking for a way to avoid attacks of opportunity I triggered. Reach & Opportunity Attacks Do reach weapons threaten 10 feet for the purposes of triggering opportunity attacks?yes. The xorn moved from a position where he was surrounded (PCs are A, B, C, and D; xorn is X): A B X C . It would just let you move through your oppeonent's space. The default 5E rules do not have flanking, so I assume you're using the DMG flanking option. 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). Player handbook section on Opportunity Attacks says (pg 195): You also don't provoke an opportunity attack when you teleport or when someone or something moves you without using your movement, action or reaction.For example, you don't provoke an opportunity attack if an explosion hurls you out of a foe's reach or if gravity causes you to fall past an enemy. Making an attack of opportunity consumes your 1/round Reaction. Opportunity Attacks use your reaction. However, as TDarien points out, it's very unusual for that to happen. Opportunity Attacks only occur when a hostile someone (that you can see) leave another someone's reach. Saturday night, my players in the Ruins of Undermountain encountered a xorn. If so, flanking will give advantage on all attacks. [5e] Rules Question - Monster Opportunity Attacks. 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). 47.) In a fight, everyone is constantly watching for a chance to strike an enemy who is fleeing or passing by. Everyone gets per start of their turn: 1x Action 1x Move Opportunity Attacks. (D&D 5e Basic .pdf, August 2014. p. An attack of opportunity "interrupts" the normal flow of actions in the round. An opportunity attack is normally triggered when a creature you can see moves beyond your reach (PH, 195). For sure the two best ways are not to trigger them and in case of, having a high AC. There are no free actions in 5e. . Opportunity Attacks are still 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. A monster might shoot spines from its tail. ... "You can make an Opportunity Attack when a creature you can see moves out of your reach." While they were fighting, a discussion about Opportunity Attacks arose. 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). -M. If I have reach (10 ft), do I only get an opportunity attack … . Costs the creature's Reaction to do. This is taken from a recent post collecting Mike Mearls' (5e lead designer) answers on a number of topics. 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. The rules for Ranged Attacks, found under Combat in the Core Rules, are as follows: Ranged Attacks. 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