I'm having trouble finding the rule for one of the bulleted items for the Dungeon Delver feat:

  • You can search for traps while traveling at a normal pace, instead of only at a slow pace.

I can't find anything that talks about searching at a slow pace. In which book is this referenced?


Travel Pace

This is covered in the Basic Rules, Chapter 8 (Adventuring) under Travel Pace (my emphasis):

A fast pace makes characters less perceptive, while a slow pace makes it possible to sneak around and to search an area more carefully (see the “Activity While Traveling” section later in this chapter for more information).

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    \$\begingroup\$ BTW, the 2018 PHB errata clarified the phrasing of the quoted bullet point of Dungeon Delver, changing the wording to: "Traveling at a fast pace doesn't impose the normal −5 penalty on your passive Wisdom (Perception) score." \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Aug 8 '19 at 23:49

Dungeon Delver negates the -5 to passive Perception

The 2018 PHB errata changes the wording of the quoted benefit of the Dungeon Delver feat (PHB, p. 166) to clarify exactly what it refers to. It now reads:

  • Traveling at a fast pace doesn't impose the normal −5 penalty on your passive Wisdom (Perception) score.

As mentioned in NautArch's answer, this references the Travel Pace rules; specifically, the table on PHB p. 182 specifies that traveling at a fast pace normally has the effect of:

-5 penalty to passive Wisdom (Perception) scores

As of the 2018 PHB errata, it's clear that the last benefit of the Dungeon Delver feat negates this penalty.


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