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At the time I'm writing this there are three answers that basically say "not much" and one "three advantages not to be dismissed". So I will try to give you a scalable approach. Most likely your players will tend toward the "not much" attitude and try to employ countermeasures or OOC-reasoning along the lines of those answers. The point is: What do you want ...


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An entire army of such creatures wouldn't be at such a great advantage. Probably the best case scenario for the darkvisioned army is encountering the opposing force in the middle of an empty field at night under peak darkness conditions. Even so, it could be assumed that the opposing force, since they need light to see, would probably keep torches or ...


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Darkvision has a really limiting clause in its workings that cripple its effectiveness in field battles — Maximum Distance. While, during the day, almost any creature can see really far away, darkvision only works in the immediate proximity — the typical darkvision range for undead is 60ft, which is almost nothing on a battlefield (roughly 18 meters). Drow ...


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So, since we're talking armies, we're also talking about large scale logistics. Night Spies & Recon To be sure, large armies are pretty easy to spot at night - campfires alone tell you a lot. The advantage for night vision troops is that their spies can move faster at night - when you have full sight, you can walk/run at full speed without worrying ...


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Logically, Not much Speaking only to the narrative, let us just think about the human army for a moment. They are at war, and they know it. You cannot move a large army to siege a fortification - and siege the fortification - in a single night, so they would know the army is coming. They would also, presumably, know that the creatures they are at war ...



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