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The feat "Observant" states that when this feat is taken, the player's passive perception/intelligence increase by 5
- You have a +5 bonus to your passive Wisdom (Perception) and passive Intelligence (Investigation) scores. These "Passive" skills are used when you are just being generally observant, not when you are actively searching for something.
However, when proficiency is taken in a skill, you only start with a +2 bonus, so if you are actively trying to search for something, you only get the +2 proficiency. Is that correct? To me, this seems a bit... unbalanced. Is this right?