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The light spell provides a 20-foot radius of bright light and 20 additional feet of dim light. But a hooded lantern provides 30 feet of bright and 30 more feet of dim light (and a Bullseye Lantern ...

A group of adventurers enters a dimly lit room. Suddenly monsters lurking in the semi-darkness attack. How do I find out whether the players are surprised? Dim light in 5E creates a "lightly obscured"...

Continual flame does not produce heat nor require oxygen and lasts until dispelled: A flame, equivalent in brightness to a torch, springs forth from an object that you touch. The effect looks like ...

The description of a Gelatinous Cube reads: Transparent: Even when the cube is in plain sight, it takes a successful DC 15 Wisdom (Perception) check to spot a cube that has neither moved nor ...

The bard in my group cast the light spell on an amulet he was wearing. Then after triggering a trap, he cast invisibility on himself. What happens in this situation? The amulet is now invisible but ...

I am the DM of a group of players that are planning some crazy ways to fight a vampire. I'm looking for a general rule (or rulings) on what counts as sunlight to deal with some of the possibilities. ...

If, for example, someone casts Fog Cloud, next to the target A and target B when they're fighting each other. If target B would run away from the fight he would cause an Opportunity Attack but when ...

Quickly summarizing the situation so people may be able to understand it a little more. Our party was forced to brawl against a group of orcs in order to gain their respect to speak with their ...

The hunger of Hadar spell creates a black void of darkness, which cannot be penetrated by light. This means that no one can see in, and those inside cannot see at all, which is a handy way to damage ...

I am thinking about a wizard who has a rat familiar (from the find familiar spell), and has the misty step spell prepared. Can he use his familiar's senses to teleport into another room (where the ...

If I cast the find familiar spell and summon a familiar, then I can look through my familiar's eyes, hear through its ears, and communicate with it telepathically. (It is not a blind or deaf creature. ...

One of my players is asking if he can use Wall of Fire to block off the line of sight of enemy archers. The spell description says the wall is "opaque", so this seems like a valid thing to try. ...

Exactly what "hidden" means in game is not completely obvious. Hiding When you try to hide, make a Dexterity (Stealth) check. Until you are discovered or you stop hiding, that check’s total is ...

In my question about Hiding I realised in the comments that I was resting on the following assumption: In combat, every creature knows exactly (to the square) where every other creature in the ...

The rules on attacking creatures from hiding are: When a creature can't see you, you have advantage on attack rolls against it. If you are hidden–both unseen and unheard–when you make an attack, ...

Darkness is dark. Torches and the Light spell provide bright light for 20 feet, and then dim light for another 20 feet. A dwarf (with 60 foot Darkvision) standing next to a lit torch could see for ...

My dwarf fighter died, but was brought back using the "Reincarnate" spell, and was turned into a bronze dragonborn. He has lost his physical attributes (Poison resistance, Constitution bonus) because ...

Does anyone know any legit ways to get around blindsight? With Tremorsense, it has a built in way to get around it. A monster with tremorsense can detect and pinpoint the origin of ...

I'm developing an NPC whose area of expertise is night assault. Variant Human Rogue (Assassin) with Goggles of Night and the Skulker feat. My reasoning is thus: Goggles of Night: Total darkness = dim ...

I have looked in the player handbook and it does not seem very clear on character vision. In Bright light how far can characters see? For example if I have a player with the feat sharpshooter and ...

A character in the party cast Invisibility on herself, making her invisible. She then tried to move past a Giant Spider, which has Blindsight 10 ft. Per "Does Blindsight detect Invisibility?" the ...

Darkvision enables you to see in darkness as if it were dim light (within the first 60/120/180 feet, of course, depending on the quality of your darkvision). The Eagle totem for the 6th-level Totem ...

I am about to begin a campaign with a party of characters who can see in the dark - a half-elf ranger, a half-orc barbarian, and a drow elf warlock. ... and a human monk. Especially considering the ...

For creatures without Darkvision, can they discern colors in dim light? I can't find anything that explicitly say so, only the part about Darkvision that seems to hint that Darkvision "upgrades" the ...

Inspired by this comment which states that beholders can't use eye rays in heavily obscured areas I started thinking that things like fog cloud would be cleared by their anti-magic eye which would ...

I want the ability to extinguish exposed flame light sources for my character and I was wondering if Mage Hand would be sufficient for the task. Staying within the scope of the actions a Mage Hand is ...

I am trying to understand from a RAW point of view as to how the interaction between the spell Fog Cloud interacts with the errata'd rules of vision and lighting. First, we have the normal vision ...

I would like to run a 5e encounter in a grassy plains, with tall grass about 3–4ft high. Based on the RAW in the PHB, I am taken to thinking that small creatures (goblins) are effectively under heavy ...

I am delving into DM'ing a Drow campaign. Despite having read numerous novels and publications spanning from TSR to WotC to Paizo, I am now having trouble wrapping my head around the idea of their ...

The blink spell states: At the start of you next turn, and when the spell ends if you are on the Ethereal Plane, you return to an unoccupied space of your choice that you can see within 10 feet of ...

Character A is in Darkness with no Darkvision Character B is in Dim Light a hundred feet away from A For further context, an ascii board (dashes indicate dimly lit area): -B-----...

Can I create darkness with Major Image? Like a dark fog cloud that me and my group can hide in? If my team knows that it's an illusion, can they see through the darkness? Do foes need to decide to ...

In my first campaign as DM, I clearly stated in session 0 that we'd get to play in the Underdark. I explained the consequences very clearly in that the players wouldn't be able to see anything unless ...

The general question is: How does line of sight and blinding conditions affect area spells? Specific questions: Can I target the point of origin of an area spell, like fireball, in a zone where I ...

Shadow of Moil strikes me as the Warlock's equivalent of Greater Invisibility, with a few perks. One major point of contention among my party, however, is whether or not it grants the user advantage ...

Inspired from here Does the Daylight spell count as "direct sunlight" for the purposes of Sunlight Sensitivity? I want to cast Major Illusion just outside a window to make an illusion of ...

The rules say that creatures in a heavily obscured area "effectively suffer from the blinded condition". The blinded condition states that: attacks against a blinded target have advantage a ...

Several spells, such as daylight and darkness refer to a light-proof covering. Is guidance given anywhere what is considered light-proof? Would slipping a small object into an inner pocket count?

Are there any mechanical consequences in the game for characters without darkvision when moving and taking actions in a completely dark environment (such as a pitch black forest)? Are there penalties ...

The question “Since advantage and disadvantage caused in a heavy obscured area cancel out, what effect does it have in combat?” notes that attacks in darkness or magical fog cause attacks to be cancel ...

Reading the PHB sections on races, e.g. Dwarf p. 20, it says ... Darkvision. Accustomed to life underground, you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. You can see in dim light within ...

Let's say an elf is making a perception check at night. A human decides to try and assist the elf. The elf has dark vision, while the human does not. Can the human even help the elf? Because if the ...

As per the defininion of the Light Cantrip: You touch one object that is no larger than 10 feet in any dimension. Until the spell ends, the object sheds bright light in a 20-foot radius and ...

I'm playing as a shadow monk in my 5e game. I have the same question about darkness that I have seen. What is the usefulness? My struggle is that they have given darkness to a melee character. I ...

In 5e, the Blinded condition is described in the PHB p.290 as: A blinded creature can't see and automatically fails any ability check that requires sight. Attack rolls against the creature have ...

Got a battle royale coming up with my shadow monk (6 monk/2 rogue) and other friends with their PCs (all total level 8). The arena is divided into one area of darkness, two areas of dim light, and one ...

Playing D&D 5E we ran into a problem concerning our Rogue. With normal vision he seemed useless in scouting caves ahead. Trying to fix this by using Lamps and candles strikes me as problematic as ...

Our party entered a dark dungeon with light spells. Enters an enemy countering with darkness. Prevailing conditions dictate everything goes pitch black as darkness is the more potent spell. Now a ...

The spell Insect Plague summons locust swarms composed of 1,500 locusts per 10 by 10 feet square (shapable). This should limit sight severely. But is there any rule that it does?

In the Chronicle of Darkness book, there's a Tilt and Condition for being blind. What about for varying levels of darkness - is there a way to gradient the penalty that anyone knows of, or would you ...

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