Uhh, this couldn't have happened in the first place.Chyrone wrote:So during my set up encounter one of the baddies makes a 5ft step back, switches to a weapon and readies an (nat 20) attack.
To draw a weapon requires a move action, to ready an action is a standard action. So that's a 5 foot step, a move action, and a standard action.You can't 5 foot step and take a move action in the same round (unless you've got Quick Draw or something equivalent).
That is not correct. You can take a 5 foot step and move action in the same round as long as the move action is not used for actual movement. "You can move 5 feet in any round when you don't perform any other kind of movement". Drawing a weapon is not movement.
In addition, under the description of move actions, only moving your speed is listing as preventing a 5 foot step. This means you can draw a weapon, stand-up from prone, direct a spell, etc., and still take a 5 foot step.