[RPG] Would an ally get an Opportunity Attack if I were to knock an enethe towards them?


Coming Sunday a party member and myself will be facing off against a wizard/warlock and some cultists.

The session last week ended on the Paladin initiating combat by jumping towards the warlock by surprise. (something I would've preferred to avoid before diplomacy had occurred but alas)

Now I was wondering, if I were to use the surprise to move towards the warlock without triggering Opportunity Attacks from the cultists, and I were to place myself in such a way that the Warlock was in between myself and the Paladin.

Upon using Thunderwave and the Warlock failing his saving throw (thus being knocked back), would our Paladin get an Opportunity Attack from the Warlock being knocked into his range? Or is this something that is entirely up to the DM?

I am an Evoker wizard so with Sculpt Spell I can protect the Paladin from my evocation spells.

Best Answer

PHB p.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

Your enemy is being forced to move by you and he is not using his own movement, action or reaction, therefore he won't trigger an Opportunity Attack.