In pathfinder; a shadowdancer acquires the ability to hide while being observed.
A shadowdancer can use the Stealth skill even while being observed. As long as she is within 10 feet of an area of dim light, a shadowdancer can hide herself from view in the open without anything to actually hide behind. She cannot, however, hide in her own shadow.
I'm having some trouble how to apply this in some cases in a game.
First of all, the shadowdancer requires dim light nearby to hide.
How does this work against creatures with darkvision considering they can see perfectly in dim light? Does it simply not matter because a shadowdancer's ability is supernatural that the shadowdancer simply uses a dim light to conceal herself magically or is it still limited by physical conditions?
How should I handle the being 10 ft near dim light? Can a shadowdancer still use a nearby closed dark room to hide or does the shadowdancer need to be able to physically access the shadow?
- Finally the last sentence, Since it specifically mentions that a shadowdancer cannot use her own shadow, does this mean she can use someone else's shadow even though there is no dim light nearby? Or is it just a remnant from the 3.5 version (shadowdancer can hide when there is a shadow nearby not an area of dim light) ?