I am behind a tree (considered hidden) and attack my enemie. According to the rules he is considered flat footed.

Hidden: ... you’re flat-footed to a hidden creature


Sneak Attack: When your enemy can’t properly defend itself, you take advantage to deal extra damage. If you Strike a creature that has the flat-footed condition with an agile or finesse melee weapon, an agile or finesse unarmed attack, or a ranged weapon attack, you deal an extra 1d6 precision damage.

But I cannot find a hint whether the creature is flat footed to all attacks I can make within a round (so 3) or only to the first. In which case I would have to use e.g. Twin Feint for the second attack.

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    – András
    Commented Mar 23, 2022 at 7:47

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In this case, target would only be flat-footed for the first attack.

The rule you're looking for is under the Hide action, specifically this sentence:

If you attempt to Strike a creature, the creature remains flat-footed against that attack, and you then become observed.

If you were to remain Hidden for your entire turn (such as by being affected by a heightened Invisibility spell), they'd be flat-footed for every attack, but in this case, the Hidden condition ends after the first Strike.


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