My question is about Cunning Action; can you use Disengage to move out of line of sight of an enemy, and then use Hide, all in the same turn?

Cunning Action (PHB p. 96)

You can take a bonus action on each of your turns in combat. This action can be used only to take the Dash, Disengage, or Hide action.

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On your turn you get one action, one bonus action and can move up to your movement allowance.

Therefore you can use an action to disengage, move to where you cannot be "seen clearly" and use your bonus action (Cunning Action) to hide, you can use any remaining movement after you hide, remaining hidden unless you approach an enemy.

See How can a goblin attack and hide in the same turn?


There is nothing stopping you from using your bonus action to Disengage and your action to Hide (or vice versa; you can't do both with the same action).

However, Disengage does not actually give you more movement; it simply allows you to move past or away from enemies without provoking an opportunity attack. Unless you are within 5 feet of an enemy (or on an adjacent square/hex, if you happen to be playing with miniatures on a battle grid), you don't need to Disengage to leave an enemy's sight. Moving behind an object that gives you cover, such as a tree trunk or cart, will most likely be sufficient.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Related: Can I Ready an action to Disengage? \$\endgroup\$ Nov 26, 2016 at 20:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also I believe the Asker is asking if he can do both (disengage AND hide) when he uses the Cunning action. Perhaps you can make clarify that you can choose ONE of the cunning action options when you use it and you have to use your action to do the other. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tijnkwan
    Nov 26, 2016 at 22:32

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