1 level of exhaustion affected ability checks, but does it have any implications for passive checks?


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Yes, exhaustion would be a -5 to Passive Perception.

You have disadvantage on ability check (which includes Perception).

The PHB states:

Here's how to determine a character's total for a passive check:

10 + all modifiers that normally apply to the check

If the character has advantage on the check, add 5. For disadvantage, subtract 5.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Thank you. Should have RTFM but I was looking for the answer in the exhaustion section. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 1, 2020 at 19:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ @timstermatic no worries, it happens to the best of us \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 1, 2020 at 20:11

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