Think about how that actually feels in practice - someone grabbing your arm, and you trying to pull away or twist in their grip. You don't only know the sensation of their hand on your arm - you also have a very accurate feeling of the leverage they're exerting upon you, they way they're affecting your balance, the directions in which you have the most or least freedom of movement. That gives you a very accurate picture of precisely in which direction they're exerting those forces from, and therefore where they're standing.RAW, Mirror Image simply says that if they are able to perceive you with senses other than sight, specifically mentioning Blindsight or Truesight, then Mirror Image has no effect. I’ve read where some people believe that by being grappled, they are “perceiving” you through a sense other than sight, I.e. touch.
But I’m not convinced that would work, if I were grabbing you and three other me’s were, too. Sure, you’d only feel the one, but people rely on their eyes a whole lot, and in the confusion of a fight, I think it is probable that the target could swing a punch at the wrong face.
Ok. Question does mirror image affect an grappled prone opponent?I've been trying to find information on this, but everyone always asks about grappling someone else who is using Mirror Image, or being grappled while using Mirror Image. I want to know how effective it would be to grapple while using Mirror Image.
So you cast Mirror Image, then you Grapple someone. Let's say you manage to shove them prone as well. My thoughts on this are that they would then have disadvantage on attacks against you, and even if they hit, you could potentially direct the attack to one of the images.
One thing I've seen people point out is that if the attacker can perceive with something other than sight, then Mirror Image has no effect, and if you're Grappling, then they are "touching" you, thereby perceiving with something other than sight, but that doesn't make sense to me. A grapple could just be grabbing someone's wrist. The Mirror Image could show four people grabbing your wrist, all moving around confusingly. Only one is actually touching you, but unless you close your eyes, you'd get confused and just start hitting.
The character I've built already has Enlarge/Reduce and Expertise in Athletics. Mirror Image has no concentration, so it can work alongside Enlarge/Reduce. I just might not be able to get War Caster, and I'm looking for ways to avoid being hit after grappling to avoid loosing Concentration.
I like this ruling. If the situation ever comes up and I remember this, its what I'm going to say/use.Ok. Question does mirror image affect an grappled prone opponent?
1. If the opponent is trying to break the grapple DC, opposed roll using, str or athletics or acrobatics vs you roll. No does not apply.
2. If the opponent is trying to melee with you then mirror image applies. Yes does apply.
In fact, since being grappled does not in any way prevent your from taking actions using both hands, we can conclude that grappling necessarily involves grabbing the opponent by any part of the body that is not a wrist/arm.Ok. Grabbing by the wrist was an example of being grappled, and one that has entirely too much focus put on it.