Pushing Attack DnD 5E

Hello battle masters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 12th combat maneuver with me. Today we’re going to be taking a look at pushing attack maneuver which is quite aptly named if you ask me, although it’s far more than a push as you’ll find out in the near future here. You can check out all the battle master maneuvers.

This is perfect not only for showing your raw intimidation and brute force but also by maneuvering the battlefield and potentially is shaping the outcome of a otherwise perilous battle. In any case let’s get a look at the description here. It reads as followed.

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When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you can expend one superiority die to attempt to drive the target back. You add the superiority die to the attackā€™s damage roll, and if the target is Large or smaller, it must make a Strength saving throw. On a failed save, you push the target up to 15 feet away from you.

Fantastic, a decent amount to unpack there though let’s take a down to the overview section and go over it. Apart from this you may also like to read how does push work in 5e?


When you boil it down, it’s essentially when you hit a creature expend a superiority dice 5e, add the roll to your damage and on a failed strength save the creatures pushed up to 15ft away.

A couple things i would like to point out here…….first and foremost sadly it specifies it has to be a creature. What that means is you can use it on an object instead of fine although as a DM i would allow it personally. Also read do you get an opportunity attack if you shove a creature?.

Secondly it’s after you hit which is really great honestly i find these maneuvers to be quite a bit better than their before you hit or otherwise counterparts, the reason being as this guarantees you can’t miss and through extension guarantees around wasting a superiority die. Also check out what is the shove aside action in 5e?

The third part i’d like to point out that people often overlook that is a specifies up to 15 feet. What this means is it can be any distance be at 5, 10 or 15 feet..well this might not seem super important depending on the battlefield your DM laid out for you. In any case you may also like to read this battle master 5e.

You’ve been potentially leave a target trapped and some nefarious device push them off a cliff or if there’s a concentration spell handy like clog daggers, you can push them into it and have them start their turn there as well. You can also check out this shove 5e.

Very very cool stuff! Honestly i really like this one, it is one of my favorites if you can tell already, i just like the ability to control the battlefield and i find that is probably one of the most important and recognized features of the combat master as a whole. Keep reading our other articles like fighter 5e.


In any case if you have any crazy ideas, cool concepts or interesting stories involving pushing attack maneuver please put them down in the comments below. I love reading them, i love looking into them and i love chatting with you guys. Thank you so much as always and happy adventuring. trip attack 5e | menacing attack 5e | precision attack 5e | can you attack while prone 5e | can you attack while restrained 5e | can you move between attacks 5e | does force damage push 5e.

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