# How does hiding work in combat? [duplicate]

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Last session, I was running, as DM, the adventure from the Starter Set(Lost Mine of Phandelver) and one of the pregenerated characters is a Lightfoot Halfing Rogue with the Naturally Stealthy ability, which a player was using to hide during combat.

Naturally Stealthy. You can attempt to hide even when you are obscured only by a creature that is at least one size larger than you.(PHB p.28)

My problem is that I am confused as to what hiding means. Are you considered hidden only when you're stationary and/or behind some kind of cover or does it mean that even if you move, you're "lurking in the shadows" so you can still have the Unseen Attackers advantage?

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It means without an active perception check they don't know where you are, so yes you gain any ability that hiding would confer.

• Correction, the perception check can also be passive, PHB 177: When you hide, there's a chance someone will notice you even if they aren't searching (followed by passive perception check description). – Juan Alonso Dec 19 '17 at 5:53