Forcing Open Doors
Usually a creature can open a door simply by using a minor action (see “Action Types"). Sometimes, though, adventurers encounter doors that are stuck or locked. Forcing open a stuck or a locked door requires a standard action and a successful Strength check.
The Force Open Doors table shows some sample doors and includes the Strength check DC to force or break them open.
|Strength Check to...||DC|
|Break down wooden door||13|
|Break down reinforced door||16|
|Break down barred door||20|
|Break down iron door||23|
|Break down adamantine door||27|
|Break through force portal||30|
|Force open wooden portcullis||21|
|Force open iron portcullis||28|
|Force open adamantine portcullis||35|
Published in Dungeon Master's Guide, page(s) 64, Rules Compendium, page(s) 175.