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While it doesn't seem to be explicitly spelled out anywhere, the Sneak Attack entry says: Beginning at 1st level, you know how to strike subtly and exploit a foe’s distraction. Once per turn, you can deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with an attack if you have advantage on the attack roll. The attack must use a finesse or a ranged ...


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Sneak Attack just adds damage to the attack, meaning a Sneak Attack's damage will be the same type as the weapon the Sneak Attack is performed with. Stereotypically, sneaky types that get Sneak Attack use daggers, short swords, and other piercing weapons; so Sneak Attack damage is often, but not always, piercing, and it will be in this case. Note that ...


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Not really Gloom Strike covers the “cover-or-concealment” requirement of the Hide skill, but not the “cannot-be-directly-observed” requirement. The target is partially blinded, hence the concealment, but not fully blind: he can still observe you (and presumably would). If you had a version of Hide in Plain Sight that still required cover-or-concealment ...



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