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the sanctuary the description of the spell says:
You keep a creature within range against the attack. Until the spell ends, any creature that attacks the creature protected by an attack or a damaging spell must first make a Wisdom saving throw. In a failed save, the creature must choose a new target or lose the attack or spell. This spell does not protect the protected creature from area effects, such as the explosion of a fireball.
If the protected creature makes an attack, cast a spell that affects an enemy, or inflicts damage to another creature, this spell ends.
My question is if I dictated the previous spell correctly according to the following scenario:
- Character A throws Shrine on Character B
- Creature 1 attempts to attack character B and fails his wisdom salvation.
- Creature 1 sees character C within its movement speed, so it moves to character C and attacks (regardless of whether or not it has multiple attacks).
The player who controls character A (the one who launched the Sanctuary) feels that, as Creature 1 failed in the saving throw, the attack was wasted and should not have been able to attack Character C. They recognize that Creature 1 can move to Character C But do not attack them.
However, based on the wording of:
In a failed save, the creature must choose a new target or lose the attack or spell.
… I feel that a creature can move and make an attack, since it does not specify anything about the movement speeds and clearly states that another goal must be sought.
I was right? If not, please explain why.