[RPG] How to you force an opponent to provoke an opportunity attack


I'm wondering if there's any way to give the fighter an extra attack by forcing the opponent to move out of a threatened square.

Does bull rush provoke an opportunity attack against the target? Bull rush is worded

Push the target 1 square and slide into the vacated square

This link suggests it does: http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Bull_Rush

So, does a power with "push" give OA against the target? (Even tho OA specifically says otherwise.)

What about Master's Wand of Magic Missile from Adventurer's Vault? In it's description it says "with the force of a bull rush" but the property just says that the target is pushed 1 square.

Best Answer

As Jonathan mentioned, the SRD is D&D 3.5, not 4e. You can force a creature to provoke with a few methods, here are the most common ones:

  • Dominating a foe and having them move or use a ranged/area attack
  • Placing a zone or other effect the encourages the foe to move on their own: The fighter attack becomes the "lesser" of the two consequences. A good example of this is flanking with a rogue in an area the opponent cannot shift through, like difficult terrain.
  • The Agile Opportunist Paragon feat from the Players Handbook will give you an OA under certain circumstances.
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