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    Pathfinder split movement

    So I understand in a round you can do different actions (Free, Swift, Move, Standard or Free, Swift, Full) so my issue is if I have 30' movement move 20' to the enemy (Move action) make 1 attack (standard action). do I get the rest of my movement or does my movement stop (I can move up to my full movement in a round and still take a standard action)?

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    Your movement stops. This isn't 5e.
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    In 3.5 (and presumable also Pathfinder), in order to move, take an action, and move again, you need a special feat called Spring Attack. Otherwise your movement stops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imaculata View Post
    In 3.5 (and presumable also Pathfinder), in order to move, take an action, and move again, you need a special feat called Spring Attack. Otherwise your movement stops.
    Not quite. Spring Attack let's you split your movement with a melee attack in the middle, not any old standard action. There's a separate similar feat for ranged attacks, Shot On The Run. I seem to recall that Pathfinder may have made a feat for spells, but the name escapes me. There's no feat to do this with a generic standard action that I know of.
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    But since you have 3 actions in a round, and you can use them for ANY action, you could Stride (your movement or less), attack once, and Stride again. So while it isn’t easy, you can get a “broken up” move/attack/move, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilladian View Post
    But since you have 3 actions in a round, and you can use them for ANY action, you could Stride (your movement or less), attack once, and Stride again. So while it isn’t easy, you can get a “broken up” move/attack/move, right?
    The actions that OP mentions (Free, Swift, Move, Standard or Free, Swift, Full) are from Pathfinder 1st Edition, so I assumed he wanted an answer pertaining to that edition.

    Stride is a Pathfinder 2nd Edition action, but you are correct in the context of that game.
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    Ah, yeah, didn’t realize that. Thanks... I never played PF1e, so I see PF and auto-think 2e.

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    Quote Originally Posted by houser2112 View Post
    Not quite. Spring Attack let's you split your movement with a melee attack in the middle, not any old standard action. There's a separate similar feat for ranged attacks, Shot On The Run. I seem to recall that Pathfinder may have made a feat for spells, but the name escapes me. There's no feat to do this with a generic standard action that I know of.
    There's Flyby Attack which lets you take any action in the middle of your move, but only if you fly.

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    I stand corrected. Thank you good sir(s).

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    In PF1 mounted combat (and 3E and 3.5 as well) you can move the mount's speed, make a full attack with a ranged weapon, and then again move the mount's speed. No need for any feats, but a DC 5 Ride check (controlling mount with knees or somesuch) is needed.

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