My knowledge domain cleric just levelled up and got the Channel Divinity: Read Thoughs ability. Provided I use this ability during combat and the enemy fails their saving throw, would reading their surface thoughts give me an advantage in battle?
Combat happens fast and I am deducting that most of the things that go through the enemy's mind would be something along the lines of "I need to move away from here", "I'll slice this small human" or "Fire breath is ready, she's going to burn" which I would argue that is the definition of surface thoughts.
Now, knowing what the enemy is about to do, would that give them disadvantage to attack me or advantage to their saving throws?
As an action, choose one creature that you can see within 60 feet of you. That creature must make a Wisdom saving throw. [...]
If the creature fails its save, you can read its surface thoughts (those foremost in its mind, reflecting its current emotions and what it is actively thinking about) when it is within 60 feet of you. This effect lasts for 1 minute.