The sleep spell description says:
Starting with the creature that has the lowest current hit points, each creature affected by this spell falls unconscious until the spell ends [...]
So an unconscious creature has penalties, and these two in particular are why I am confused:
- The creature drops whatever it’s holding and falls prone.
- Attack rolls against the creature have advantage.
But when you look at the rules for the prone condition:
An attack roll against the creature has advantage if the attacker is within 5 feet of the creature. Otherwise, the attack roll has disadvantage.
The unconscious condition says that attack rolls against my target have advantage, but the prone condition says that if I'm not within 5 feet I have disadvantage on my attack. Do these cancel out?