Title straight from MrLemon.

For example, "A 1st-level dragonfire adept begins with knowledge of one least invocation[...]. [...] See Draconic Invocations, below, for a list of available invocations." (Dragon Magic, p.25).

Least; 2nd
You can create magical darkness, as the darkness spell (PH 216).


Then there is the BiS feat:

You can draw from nearby magical shadow to cloak yourself in darkness.
Prerequisite: Darkness as a spell-like ability.
Benefit: As a swift action, you can spend a use of your darkness spell-like ability to make a Hide check, even while being observed and without cover or concealment. You must be within 10 feet of an area of magical darkness.
You also gain one additional daily use of your darkness spell-like ability.

(Drow of the Underdark, p.47)

Can the Darkness invocation fulfill the prerequisite for the Blend into Shadows feat?
I guess an argument would be that the feat requires a spell-like ability specifically called "Darkness".


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Invocations are explicitly spell-like abilities, complete with Sp tag. You have a spell-like ability named darkness. That’s all you need to qualify.

Moreover, according to Complete Arcane pg. 72, invocations count as the spell they mimic for the purpose of prerequisites. This is a special rule for warlocks to qualify for feats and prestige classes, and would not otherwise be true. If they went out of their way to make a spell-like ability count as a spell for requirements, I think it’s pretty certain that they certainly didn’t have a problem with it counting as what it actually is for requirements.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Page 72, "SPECIFIC SPELL REQUIREMENTS"? Hm, I'd agree, even though there is a missing link. I guess I'll leave this for a day and accept it then. \$\endgroup\$
    – NiteCyper
    Commented Sep 26, 2014 at 4:59

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