Here once more a classical Wall of Force blender question. I understand that spells can’t go through a spherical wall of force because of full cover, but does the same actually apply to class features like the echo knights: Manifest Echo?
You can use a bonus action to magically manifest an echo of yourself in an unoccupied space you can see within 15 feet of you.
If this is by RAW possible, I see that a DM would probably rule it differently I just want to know if there is an actual rule preventing this, also for the purposes of an Echo Knight potentially escapeing a Wall of Force or simmilar prison effects.
Further to the question: Can there be portals in the Astral Plane that lead to the Elemental Planes , I wanted to ask does Astral Projection spell fail if cast while on the Elemental Planes or Material Echo Planes (Shadowfell, Feywild)?
According to the Etherealness spell (PHB p238) :
This spell has no effect if you cast it while you are on the Ethereal Plane or a plane that doesn’t border it, such as one of the Outer Planes.
According to the Astral Projection spell (PHB 215):
You and up to eight willing creatures within range project your astral bodies into the Astral Plane (the spell fails and casting is wasted if you are already on that plane).
And later in the same spell description:
Your astral form can freely travel through the Astral Plane and can pass through portals there to any other plane.
However, according to DMG in the description of relevant planar travel spells (DMG pg 46) it indicates the following :
And the astral projection spell lets adventurers project themselves into the Astral Plane and from there travel to the Outer Planes.
Accordingly, for both RAW and RAI, does Astral Projection spell fail if cast while on the Elemental Planes or Material Echo Planes (Shadowfell, Feywild)?
I’ve always been certain that the echo created by an Echo Knight fighter using their 3rd-level feature Manifest Echo is not defined in game terms as a creature, since the description of the echo never explicitly tells it is a creature. But the presence of people believing the echo to be a creature in lieu of the fact that it is immune to all conditions and might make saving throws (game characteristics typically associated with creatures only) brought this doubt to my mind.
This tweet from Jeremy Crawford implies it is just an image and not a creature, further confirming that the feature should tell you, but this other tweet implies that the echo is an object whilst the feature doesn’t explicitly say so.
(Included for reference and insight, since tweets are not eligible as official ruling)
Is the echo a creature?
In an unsurprising turn of events the wording on the Echo Knight’s wording continues to cause confusion.
The description of the Echo states the following:
If [the Echo] has to make a saving throw, it uses your saving throw bonus for the roll.
The overwhelming consensus is that the Echo Knight’s Echo is not a creature, as it is simply "an image". Every spell or ability that requires a saving throw, as far as I know, targets creatures. Take for example, the spell Fireball.
Each creature in a 20-foot radius Sphere centered on that point must make a Dexterity saving throw. A target takes 8d6 fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
The Echo is not a creature, therefore it can never take damage from Fireball. Are there any saving throws that the Echo can actually fail?
After reviewing the wording on several monster abilities and spells I’m left scratching my head as to whether a character set on destroying an Echo really has any options besides simply hitting it via the attack action.
The echo knight feature Manifest Echo says (emphasis mine):
At 3rd level, you can use a bonus action to magically manifest an echo of yourself in an unoccupied space you can see within 15 feet of you. This echo is a magical, translucent, gray image of you that lasts until it is destroyed, until you dismiss it as a bonus action, until you manifest another echo, or until you’re incapacitated.
Your echo has AC 14 + your proficiency bonus, 1 hit point, and immunity to all conditions. If it has to make a saving throw, it uses your saving throw bonus for the roll. It is the same size as you, and it occupies its space. On your turn, you can mentally command the echo to move up to 30 feet in any direction (no action required). If your echo is ever more than 30 feet from you at the end of your turn, it is destroyed.
Attack of Opportunity mentions (emphasis mine):
You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach. To make the opportunity attack, you use your reaction to make one melee attack against the provoking creature. The attack occurs right before the creature leaves your reach.
The description does not state that the echo is a creature, so am I correct to conclude that the echo wouldn’t trigger an attack of opportunity?
Inspired by the following question:
- Can an Echo Knight with the War Caster feat use cantrips for opportunity attacks made by their Echo?
The Echo Knight’s Manifest Echo feature states (emphasis mine):
[…] When a creature that you can see within 5 feet of your echo moves at least 5 feet away from it, you can use your reaction to make an opportunity attack against that creature as if you were in the echo’s space. […]
And the War Caster feat states (emphasis mine):
[…] When a hostile creature’s movement provokes an opportunity attack from you, you can use your reaction to cast a spell at the creature, rather than making an opportunity attack. […]
I am aware that the spell cast using War Caster does not count as an Opportunity Attack. And this makes me unsure what happens when a creature provokes an Opportunity Attack from the Echo and the Fighter chooses to use War Caster.
Is the spell cast from the Echo’s space because the Opportunity Attack would have been made from that space?
Is the spell cast from the Fighter’s space because the Maifest Echo feature only allows Opportunity Attacks to be made from the Echo’s space and not spells?
Is something else the case?
The Echo Knight has the following ability:
When a creature that you can see within 5 feet of your echo moves at least 5 feet away from it, you can use your reaction to make an opportunity attack against that creature as if you were in the echo’s space.
The Warcaster feat has the following benefit (emphasis mine):
When a hostile creature’s movement provokes an opportunity attack from you, you can use your reaction to cast a spell at the creature, rather than making an opportunity attack.
If an Echo Knight has the War Caster feat and knows a cantrip like, say, Booming Blade, can they use the cantrip for opportunity attacks made from the position of the Echo?
In the following scenario, would my echo get a reaction attack from the sentinel feat on the enemy?
- I can see the echo, the enemy, and the friendly
- The echo is within 5 ft of the enemy
- The enemy attacks the friendly
Let’s say I have three levels in Barbarian and three in Fighter.
As a Barbarian I take the Path of the Ancestral Guardian subclass, so I have Ancestral Protectors:
While you’re raging, the first creature you hit with an attack on your turn becomes the target of the warriors, which hinder its attacks. Until the start of your next turn, that target has disadvantage on any attack roll that isn’t against you, and when the target hits a creature other than you with an attack, that creature has resistance to the damage of the target’s attacks.
I also choose to be an Echo Knight as my Fighter subclass:
When you take the Attack action on your turn, any attack you make with that action can originate from your space or the echo’s space. You make this choice for each attack.
My question is this:
If my first attack originates from the echo’s space, i.e. the echo attacks, would the Ancestral Protectors direct the enemy to attack the echo, or to attack my character? And if it directs to the echo, does the effect remain even after it is dispersed so the baddy still attacks other targets with disadvantage?
Or do I just use the echo to make me a super annoying ranged tank that forces enemies to choose between attacking with both disadvantage and target resistance, and trying to chase me down?
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