As long as i get to be the frog
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For me, this is true as a player; and as a DM, it varies wildly based on the tactical habits of the players. As a player, my current active character really likes to provoke- I have a good AC and several reactions available when hit- and as a DM, my monsters provoke when it's appropriate to their tactical acumen and the situation.It vary's wildly based on the tactical habits of the DM.
This is definitely true. At my table, intelligent enemies will intentionally provoke to burn OAs from melee characters so squishier characters can move around. Slightly less often from players, but it does happen.as a DM, my monsters provoke when it's appropriate to their tactical acumen and the situation.
Nothing scares a party more than a bunch of brute running past the front line straight to the casters!When I saw OA, I was thinking Oriental Adventures or maybe Original Adventures...
Anywho, as a player I don't get opportunity attacks very often, because my primary DM seldom has enemies provoke them. He usually does so when there's a significant tactical advantage, or if an unintelligent creature is running away. I think this is a carryover mentality from 3E, where no one ever wanted to provoke an attack of opportunity if they could avoid it.
I'm more than willing to provoke an opportunity attack, both as a player and DM. In both cases it depends on what I tactically need to do (as a DM this is based on the creature's Int), and how dangerous I feel the opportunity attack will be. When fighting giants (or my party's paladin), I know that the potential damage is certainly not worth it. If facing something that doesn't deal that much damage (or my monster has a lot of HP), then an opportunity attack is often worth doing.