[RPG] Can the Thorn Whip cantrip fulfill the requirement for the third benefit of the Mobile feat?


As stated in the description for the thorn whip cantrip (PHB, p. 282), the caster makes a "melee spell attack" against the target.

You create a long, vine-like whip covered in thorns that lashes out at your command toward a creature in range. Make a melee spell attack against the target.

The third benefit of the Mobile feat says (PHB, p. 168):

When you make a melee attack against a creature, you don’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether you hit or not.

Given that the third benefit of the Mobile feat only requires a melee attack to be made to avoid provoking opportunity attacks (without specifying the type of melee attack), would that cantrip fulfill the trigger for Mobile?

In other words:
Is a spell melee attack considered a "melee attack" for the purpose of the Mobile feat?

Best Answer


Besides seeming obvious, Jeremy Crawford also answered a question about this in regard to Cleric's Touch of Death.

A melee spell attack is, indeed, a melee attack