Questions tagged [blind]

For questions primarily related to situations involving states of blindness or blinded conditions in role-playing games. (See also: the [vision-and-light] tag.)

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Stealth when blind

The blinded condition says: The creature cannot see. It takes a –2 penalty to Armor Class, loses its Dexterity bonus to AC (if any), and takes a –4 penalty on most Strength– and Dexterity-based skill ...
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Does the Blind Fighting fighting style mitigate the disadvantage on attacks caused by Sunlight Sensitivity?

I'm making a Duergar fighter character and am wondering if the Blind Fighting fighting style could cancel out Sunlight Sensitivity. The Duergar's Sunlight Sensitivity states You have disadvantage on ...
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How does Breath Weapon work while blind?

Blind characters have disadvantage on attack rolls, however breath weapon does not require the attacker to roll dice. Should I assume, then, that there is not penalty for attacking with a breath ...
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Would a sun sensitivity outfit help with the Shadowbound oracle's curse?

I'm wondering whether this sun sensitivity outfit could help an oracle with the Shadowbound oracle's curse since it essentially gives the oracle light blindness. Admittedly, the outfit says ...
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Increasing chances of successful ranged attacks for a blind Ranger with blind fighting

I have a player who is playing a blind PC. She is a 3rd-level Ranger and she has chosen Blind Fighting as her fighting style, so she has blindsight of 10 ft. (TCE, p.41). From what I gather from the ...
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Do features that let you see things within your "line of sight" let you see invisible creatures and objects?

The 2020 Sage Advice Compendium has the following question & answer: The frightened condition says “while the source of its fear is within line of sight.” Does that mean you have dis-advantage on ...
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How does a Hold or Clinch maneuver interact with the blind fighting rules in Vampire: The Masquerade v20?

Say two kindred are clinching one another, or one performs a Hold maneuver on another, in blind fighting conditions (in pitch darkness for example). Let's say one of them is Gangrel with Eyes of the ...
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Does the blindness inflicted by the Wall of Light spell last for 1 minute even if concentration on the spell ends?

The wall of light spell states: When the wall appears, each creature in its area must make a Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, a creature takes 4d8 radiant damage, and it is blinded for 1 ...
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Casting spells that require sight through familiar sight [duplicate]

Here is the setup: I play a sorcerer and got blinded and deafened at the start of the combat I use my action to use my familiar's senses, which leaves me blinded and deafened, which I already am My ...
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With Blind Fighting style from Tasha's Cauldron Of Everything, can you cast spells that require a target you can see?

Blind Fighting, as phrased in Tasha's Cauldron Of Everything, contains additional wording beyond the description of mere Blindsight. The entry for Blind Fighting reads: You have blindsight with a ...
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What is the penalty for fighting while blind?

What happens when an enemy is blinded and wants to fight? What penalty does the enemy get when he wants to attack? Is the enemy flat footed?
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Blinded creature trying to fly

How does being blinded affect a creature who is flying, such as an aarakocra? Would a blind aarakocra risk crashing into things if they tried to fly?
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Does the Devil’s Sight eldritch invocation counter the Blinded condition?

The Devil’s Sight eldritch invocation for warlocks says: You can see normally in darkness, both magical and nonmagical, to a distance of 120 feet. Does this mean that if you are blinded, casting ...
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Are there rules for becoming blind or deaf from character birth or injury?

There are special effects (psionics, magic, etc) which can cause blindness or deafness, but are there rules for being blind or deaf from character birth or becoming so from injury?
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What creatures cannot be blinded?

Warlock with Beshadowed Blast can blind targets if target fails to make a DC check against 10 + Spell level (4) + Caster level Beshadowed Blast indicates: This eldritch essence invocation allows you ...
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When blinded, could I use Detect Evil and Good to target an enemy?

I'm planning on running a Monk/Cleric (14 in Monk and 6 in Cleric, if my character survives that long, I haven't yet multi-classed into Cleric), and we've come across a few enemies that are able to ...
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Can the Continual Flame spell be cast on an opponent's helmet to blind them?

The spell continual flame (p. 227 of the Player's Handbook) is a touch spell. It does not offer any parameters as to what qualifies as a target other than it has to be an object. In theory you could ...
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Blind Familiar trying to deliver a touch spell

Here's the setup: My familiar is adjacent to a target. My familiar is blinded. I cast a touch spell. My familiar uses its reaction to deliver the spell (which requires an melee spell attack roll). ...
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Blinded + casting a spell with a bonus action + Find Familiar

Here's the setup: My familiar is adjacent to a target. I use my action to use my familiar's senses. I'm now blinded and deafened. I use a bonus action to cast a touch spell. My familiar uses its ...
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Can the artificer infusion Radiant Weapon blind a ranged or hidden attacker?

The artificer infusion Radiant Weapon has the following property as one of its effects (E:RftLW, p. 62; WGtE, p. 182): [...] As a reaction immediately after being hit by an attack, the wielder can ...
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Who gets blinded when the Daylight spell is cast on a Robe of Eyes?

In the 3.5 robe of eyes it says that you can cast certain spells on the robe to cause blindness. The specific wording is A light or continual flame spell cast directly on a robe of eyes causes it ...
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Can the spell Sunbeam harm the same creature multiple times?

Sunbeam's text reads: A beam of brilliant light flashes out from your hand in a 5-foot-wide, 60-foot-long line. Each creature in the line must make a Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, a ...
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Can you remove a blindfold using the Telekinesis spell?

Suppose a Sorcerer with Subtle Spell is blindfolded, and has their hands tied behind their back. Could they Subtle cast telekinesis to remove the blindfold? The relevant part of the spell ...
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How can I temporarily blind an opponent with the Command spell?

I love the spell command, and I am looking for a way to get someone to temporarily blind themselves. Yet, for the life of me I cannot find a solitary verb that means to close your eyes. Funny how bad ...
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How can the Color Spray spell blind creatures without killing them first? [duplicate]

For a creature to be affected by Color Spray, their hit points must be equal to or less than the remaining total of points accumulated from the Color Spray dice rolls. However, if the creature's hit ...
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What effect does being blinded have on grapple checks?

If a creature becomes blinded while grappling, what effects does that have on its grapple checks? From blinded: The character cannot see. He takes a -2 penalty to Armor Class, loses his Dexterity ...
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Does the light from a torch under the effects of a Light cantrip blind a creature?

I just finished running a session that acted as a game of cat-and-mouse between my players' party of level 4 characters and an ancient white dragon. It was basically a game of their cunning versus the ...
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How can my blind character get temporary sight?

My character in D&D 5e Homebrew as I created her, a 2nd-level pyromancer has her eyes burnt out magically. The DM told me that they cannot be returned by any healing spell. (Of course, the wish ...
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How to find out what spells would be useless to a blind NPC spellcaster?

This question: What are the drawbacks of a blind spellcaster? doesn't really touch on all the spells that are off-limits to a blind spellcaster. As established in this question (Do you need line of ...
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Is it possible for a swallowed caster to cast Fireball outside of a Giant Toad?

I had a situation last week where my DM and I completely disagreed how the following situation should have been ruled: I'm a Circle of the Moon druid wild-shaped into a Giant toad and I had swallowed ...
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Do attack rolls against a blinded character with the Alert feat have advantage?

Premise A character with the Alert feat (PHB, p. 165) has been blinded and is being attacked. One of the benefits of Alert is: Other creatures don’t gain advantage on attack rolls against you as a ...
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Does a creature with blindsight have disadvantage on attack rolls while under effect of blindness spell? [duplicate]

Premise Casting blindness-deafness on a creature with blindsight: A monster with blindsight can perceive its surroundings without relying on sight, within a specific radius. blinded condition: ...
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If I am attacked from an area of heavy obscurement, am I under the effects of the Blinded condition?

This is what the PHB (p. 183) says about Heavy Obscurement: A heavily obscured area—such as darkness, opaque fog, or dense foliage—blocks vision entirely. A creature in a heavily obscured area ...
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Is being blind and attacking an unseen target two sources of disadvantage or just one?

I'm working on house rules for advantage/disadvantage that makes the number of each matter, instead of any amount of each cancelling out. For this project I need to know how blindness and unseen ...
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What happens to a flying creature when it's blinded?

If a creature is flying (magically or otherwise) and is suddenly subject to the 'blinded' condidtion - such as from power word blind - what happens?
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Blindsight and Tremorsense for a Blind PC?

I'm a pretty novice DM, and I'm trying to help a new player create a blind character, specifically a monk. A bit cliché perhaps, but I want her to enjoy playing and not have to worry about too many ...
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Can you get an OA when blinded? [duplicate]

If, for example, someone casts Fog Cloud, next to the target A and target B when they're fighting each other. If target B would run away from the fight he would cause an Opportunity Attack but when ...
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Homebrewed Character Evaluation: Blind Monk [closed]

I have a player that wants to play a blind elven monk. I have constructed the character below. Anything not specifically mentioned is identical to the normal class/race. Does this character seem ...
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Do Grapple attacks against Blinded creatures automatically succeed?

In 5e, Blindness is described in the PHB as: A blinded creature can't see and automatically fails any ability check that requires sight. Attack rolls against the creature have advantage, and ...
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Do you get Advantage when Grappling against Blinded creatures?

In 5e, the Blinded condition is described in the PHB p.290 as: A blinded creature can't see and automatically fails any ability check that requires sight. Attack rolls against the creature have ...
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Are a blinded creature's squares as hard to Tumble through as a sighted creature's?

One of the Tumble skill's skill uses is Tumble at one-half speed through an area occupied by an enemy (over, under, or around the opponent) as part of normal movement, provoking no attacks of ...
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Can you target yourself while blinded or invisible?

Several spells, like Healing Word and Hold Person, require you to see your target. Does this mean that you aren't allowed to target yourself with spells that require you to see your target when you're ...
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Does a Warblade lose Battle Clarity when blinded?

Warblades gain an insight bonus to Reflex saves from Battle Clarity as long as they are not flat-footed. Being blinded, characters lose their DEX bonus to AC, although doesn't specially mention them ...
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Can a blind character benefit from gaining Truesight? [duplicate]

If a blind character acquired some way (whether though homebrew classes, blessings or magic items) of gaining blindsight or tremorsense, that character would be able to use those senses without issue. ...
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Can a creature with blindsight that is not immune to the Blinded condition suffer the effects of Blindness?

Not every creature with Blindsight is immune to the Blinded condition (like bats). However, blindsight seems to work for those that can't see, and Blinded is about not being able to See. RAW seems ...
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If I'm blinded, can I cast a spell that doesn't require that the target be "a creature you can see"?

I'm playing a Wild Magic Sorcerer who obtained a Wand of Wonders — randomness ftw! Anyway, I accidentally blinded myself by using the wand. On my next turn, still being blind, I want to cast Acid ...
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Do you threaten spaces when Blinded?

We has a session where we were facing a werewolf. As a werewolf they have the scent ability. Our magic user then managed to blind the werewolf which lead us into the realm of rules bickering and ...
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Being blind, flanking and threaten?

I have enemies on both sides of me, so they have flanking. One of them has now become blind. Does this allow him to benefit from or grant flanking? Does this allow him to threaten squares around him ...
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Can you blind a Demilich/creature that has Truesight?

RAW, I don't see why you can't blind something with Truesight, but I feel like it shouldn't be possible. (Maybe vestiges of previous editions?) I wonder whether I've overlooked some basic rule.
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How can I mechanically balance a PC being permanently blind?

One of my players, playing a Dex/Cha-based bard, wants his character to be completely blind. I like to let them play whatever they feel enjoyable, even though I'd like to find out how to make it not ...