I apologize if this question has been asked in this form or another, but I am still having an issue calculating how to utilize a satyr’s mirthful leap, and how it would affect the character moving forward, focusing on the math and stats. For this question, I’ll use the DndBeyond stat block’s 12 Strength as a fair basis and perfect rolls for maximum distance.
The satyr’s mirthful leap is stated as follows:
Whenever you make a long or high jump, you can roll a d8 and add the number rolled to the number of feet you cover, even when making a standing jump. This extra distance costs movement as normal.
while the calculation for long jump states:
When you make a long jump, you cover a number of feet up to your Strength score if you move at least 10 feet on foot immediately before the jump. When you make a standing long jump, you can leap only half that distance. Either way, each foot you clear on the jump costs a foot of movement.
So adding everything together as I understand it, a satyr can either clear a 20ft chasm with a 10 ft leap (12ft for strength and 8 for their ability), leaving them 5 ft extra in case something goes wrong, OR can clear a 13ft chasm ([12/2]+8) without a running start. This means the satyr has the ability to use nearly all his movement in one long jump, correct?
If that is the case, then:
- If your satyr had to cross a terrain during 1 round by leaping from platform to platform (say to cross a river, or avoid the many pit traps in a sealed hallway), how would the mirthful leap be applied? Without a running start, would each leap be up to 13ft? Would that only apply to the first jump? Or would the mirthful leap of the prior jump be considered a running start for the next, allowing them to jump to the next platform up to 20ft away?
- Would this not make modifiers like Boots of Striding (tripling jumping distance up to character speed) useless?