Does an articifer have disadvantage on an attack from his force ballista if an opponent is within 5 ft of the ballista or the articifer? And would the ballista provoke an opportunity attack if it moves? PHB pg 195, "You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach."
An eldritch cannon isn't a creature.
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