Shield Master – Can the shield push be taken before an attack?

Can the shield push from the Shield Master feat be taken before an attack? i.e. Push prone, follow up with an attack while they’re down.

Shield Master

You use shields not just for protection but also for offense. You gain the following benefits while you are wielding a shield:

If you take the Attack action on your turn, you can use a bonus action to try to shove a creature within 5 feet of you with your shield.

Can you push someone upwards into the air?

I’m wonder about the pushing away keywording and if it’s valid to push creatures vertically. As an example lets check the monk ability.

Open Hand Technique

Starting when you choose this tradition at 3rd level, you can manipulate your enemy’s ki when you harness your own. Whenever you hit a creature with one of the attacks granted by your Flurry of Blows, you can impose one of the following effects on that target:

  • It must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or be knocked prone.

  • It must make a Strength saving throw. Ir it fails, you can push it up to 15 feet away from you.

  • It can’t take reactions until the end of your next turn.

Q1: Can you use the second effect to push him away upward diagonal from you? if so, he takes 1d6 when falling to the ground and get prone?.

Q2: If some other mechanics claim push the creature X feet, can you push him those feet vertically? (like an uppercut kind of strike)

Can a warlock with Repelling Blast use Eldritch Blast to push 10 feet a creature of any size?

From the RAW ruling, unless I am missing official errata or clarifications documents from WotC I do not see any size limitations to the use of the Repelling Blast power of Eldritch Blast.

So it means you could push back up to 10 feet a creature of any sizes regardless of any context, weight, mass or your own size ?

What happens if you use two effects/features that push a target away?

Like say using a Battlemaster’s pushing maneuver as well as a Swords bard’s Mobile Flourish on a single creature. Does it push the creature a minimum of 20 feet away from you, stacking both effects, or does it only push the creature the farthest distance of the two? (15 feet in this case, or 17 feet if you have a d12 inspiration)

Staging Sites: What to push through?

I have a staging site where I am improving the theme and layout, adding a couple of plugins to add a slide in navigation bar etc. The issue is that on the live site, people are signing and purchasing membership, plus some memberships are expiring etc. Oh and I’m with siteground.

My question is, how do I push through my staging site so that the users’ data on the live site persist? Is all user data stored in the same table? When pushing the new site is it possible to only push through the database tables that I have made changes to due to my development, leaving all other tables in tact from the live site?

Send push when new post is published in a certain category

I’m trying to develop a plugin which send a push notification to an app users, when a new post is published on a certain category. I’m trying with the hook save_post, but when the hook is fired, the post has no categories. I try in_category(2) function, but it always return false. I try wp_get_post_categories($ post_id) but always resolve to no categories and the same with wp_get_post_terms($ post_id, 'category')

I dont know if save_post hook is the correct, I think it’s fired before the categories are asociated to the post.

How I know if the post is published in a certain category?

If a Tempest cleric uses the Wrath of the Storm and Thunderbolt Strike features to push an attacker away, can the attacker complete its multiattack?

The Tempest Domain cleric’s Thunderbolt Strike feature (PHB, p. 62) says:

At 6th level, when you deal lightning damage to a Large or smaller creature, you can also push it up to 10 feet away from you.

I envision the Thunderbolt Strike as throwing the target creature away from it, not gently pushing it away. I mean, lightning is an instantaneous thing, and 10 feet is more than just losing your balance.

The Thunderbolt Strike feature of a Tempest cleric leaves me with many questions. For instance, if a monster is able to make a multiattack consisting of 2 claw attacks and then a bite, and it hits me with its first attack, I can use Wrath of Storm as a reaction to deal lightning damage to it, and thereby blast the creature back 10 feet using Thunderbolt Strike.

If the monster does not have 10 feet of movement left after being pushed, does it lose its other 2 attacks against me (if no other targets are in range of it)? Or does it get to make all 3 attacks before it is blasted away from me?

For every 4 ‘c’ in the input push a ‘c’ in the stack (Push down automata)

Given the following language: L = {$ a^{2m}$ $ c^{4n}$ $ d^{n}$ $ b^{m}$ : m,n >= 0} I’m trying to design a PDA. My aproach is:

-for every 2 ‘a’ push an ‘a’

-for every 4 ‘c’ push a ‘c’

-then pop them to solve the 2nd half of the language

This is the first part to count 2 ‘a’, but the ‘c’part is not very clear:enter image description here

Any hints or solutions for the problem: ‘’for every 4 ‘c’ push a ‘c’ on the stack‘’


Can I push an enemy into a bag of holding?

Here is the scenario I envision:
I hold a bag of holding in one hand and use the other to make a shove attempt against an enemy.

  1. If I succeed can I shove him into the bag of holding?
  2. He can just open the bag from the inside but what if I hold the bag shut/put it inside a box/tie the top off?
  3. Can I destroy the bag effectively teleporting the enemy into the astral dimension?
  4. Can he destroy the bag from inside?

some extra info:

  • A bag of holding has a 2 foot diameter mouth (a quick google tells today’s well fed humans are about 15-16 inches in the shoulders)
  • A bag of holding has the volume of a 4*4*4 foot room, its square so while most medium creatures wont fit standing they will still fit by volume, maybe require a push to prone first and/or a grapple?

I’m asking because artificers potentially have a free way to make bags of holding daily and I’m wondering if this can be used for wrestling shenanigans or candlejacking