The Inquisitive rogue subclass allows Perception checks as a bonus action. Would that remove or affect disadvantage on attacks in a heavily obscured area during combat?
Let's say an Inquisitive rogue is in a fog cloud. By my understanding, advantage and disadvantage cancel out if you are fighting someone else in that cloud. But if you were able to make a Perception check as a bonus action (and succeed) before attacking, could that negate your disadvantage?
As far as I can tell, there are no direct rule applications, but I just wondered if I'm missing something. I guess in my head, using your action to search for someone when you can't see due to environmental conditions them isn't that useful for attacking purposes. But if you were to use a bonus action (in effect, searching and attacking nearly simultaneously), would that change anything?
Same question for attacking from outside the heavily obscured area. I search as a bonus action, find, and shoot an arrow at the enemy - would that negate my disadvantage?