If I cast guiding bolt at a paralyzed creature while standing within 5 feet of it (so it counts as a critical hit), do I have advantage on the roll?
The rule on "Ranged Attacks in Close Combat" says (PHB, p. 195; emphasis mine):
When you make a ranged attack [...], you have disadvantage on the attack roll if you are within 5 feet of a hostile creature who you can see and who isn't incapacitated.
Therefore, since the creature is incapacitated, I will not have disadvantage on the attack despite being within 5 feet of the enemy.
In fact, I should be rolling with advantage since I'm hitting a paralyzed foe, as stated in the rules for the paralyzed condition (PHB, p. 291; emphasis mine):
- A paralyzed creature is incapacitated (see the condition) and can’t move or speak.
- The creature automatically fails Strength and Dexterity saving throws.
- Attack rolls against the creature have advantage.
- Any attack that hits the creature is a critical hit if the attacker is within 5 feet of the creature.
Am I correctly understanding the rules here?