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Which is the correct rules text for Darkvision?

Interesting point regarding the description of darkvision on PHB p. 184. However, the Monster Manual on p. 9 says: Darkvision A monster with darkvision can see in the dark within a specific radius. ...
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Does a creature with blindsight have disadvantage when attacking an invisible target?

The Special Sense Blindsight bypasses the mechanics of being Invisible The Invisible condition states (emphasis mine): An invisible creature is impossible to see without the aid of magic or a special ...
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Does tremorsense see through the Pass without Trace spell?

Tremorsense doesn't negate Pass without Trace Pass without Trace can help in stealth checks against the perception of a creature with Tremorsense. Is stealth useful against Tremorsense? The rules ...
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Do alternate forms of vision count as being able to see for the purposes of spells that require the target to see the caster?

Truesight and Darkvision are explicitly seeing. Truesight is what it says on the box: Sight. Specifically, A monster with truesight can, out to a specific range, see in normal and magical darkness, ...
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What does the clause about seeing into the Ethereal Plane in True Seeing accomplish?

They convey the same information in this secenario. You correctly interpret that True Seeing grants you a range of 120 feet., and that Truesight enables you to see into the Ethereal Plane within the ...
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Can a creature with blindsight see another creature that is Heavily Obscured?

Yes. For a given definition of yes. You ask "can it be seen normally" but normally would generally infer being seen with a creature's normal eyesight. Obviously if it is heavily obscured ...
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Does a creature with blindsight have disadvantage when attacking an invisible target?

No, it doesn't have disadvantage. A creature with blindsight can perceive its environment without using sight. Therefore it can perceive invisible creatures. "Invisible" means "unable to be seen". ...
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Do crabs have blindsight out of water?

Yes, the crab has blindsight out of water The statblock for the Crab adds no additional qualifiers to its senses, so the Crab has blindsight both in and out of water. But it makes no sense for a ...
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When an invisible character leaves a blindsight creature's reach, does the creature get an Opportunity Attack?

Yes, they'd get an Opportunity Attack Your citation on Opportunity attack requiring a 'creature you can see' does imply sight, but that's a much too literal approach to the answer. A clarification on ...
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Do true dragons use echolocation?

Dragons are really good at interpreting sensory feedback from their nose, tongue, and ears. The 3.5e sourcebook Draconomicon gives a rather precise explanation of a dragon's blindsense ability (p. 18):...
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Making a combat-viable blind PC

Paizo's Suggestion Paizo writes about this in the Core Rulebook, saying specifically: Conditions such as blinded and deafened aren’t a good fit for a character who has been living with a disability ...
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Does a creature with blindsight have disadvantage when attacking an invisible target?

An Invisible creature is still Invisible even if someone can see it Invisibility is a condition that certain magical effects (e.g. Invisibility spell) gives you and the condition only ends in the way ...
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Does Truesight allow you to see through or behind solid objects?

No, you can't see through solid objects just because of Truesight. Thomas Markov's answer covers the ability's phrasing and the Border Ethereal topic sufficiently. I want to add onto that, however; ...
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Do you still need to perceive a hidden transformed creature before Truesight shows the creature for what it really is?

Truesight is not X-Ray sight The description of this special sense can be found below: A monster with truesight can, out to a specific range, see in normal and magical darkness, see invisible ...
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Does Shadow of Moil heavily obscure you against an opponent with Truesight?

True Sight can see through the area of darkness normally. True Sight states: see in normal and magical darkness And the spell Shadow of Moil states: Flame-like shadows wreathe your body until ...
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Does wearing a cloak over the Robe of Eyes “close” those eyes, preventing you from seeing out of the robe?

There is a case to be made either way. This is a great question, and it is going to come down to a DM ruling, as there is a compelling case to be made for either ruling. Unfortunately, I cannot give a ...
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True Seeing into Ethereal plane in Fog Cloud, what is seen?

The way I interpret true seeing is that if you can see an area, then you can see any ethereal creatures or objects in that area (among other things). If you're in a fog cloud, or wearing a blindfold, ...
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When an invisible character leaves a blindsight creature's reach, does the creature get an Opportunity Attack?

While the strict reading of RAW supports your ruling of no opportunity attack, the choice of naming blindsight implies the opposite. Mike Mearls apparently agrees with the intent of the naming: ...
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Would Truesight detect a Skulk?

Yes, it would. The description of the skulk's Fallible Invisibility trait says (Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, p. 227): The skulk is invisible. This invisibility can be circumvented by three things: ...
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Can someone with Devil's Sight see inside a Fog Cloud spell while a sphere of Darkness remains at the centre of the fog?

You would see only fog The rules for heavily obscured areas reads as follows: A heavily obscured area—such as darkness, opaque fog, or dense foliage—blocks vision entirely. Devil's sight does let ...
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Do either truesight or x-ray vision see through a prismatic wall?

Truesight does not help - a Prismatic Wall is an Abjuration, not an Illusion, and neither involves the Ethereal plane nor shapeshifting. X-ray vision is less clear - Prismatic Wall is defined as one ...
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Paladin fighting style blind fighting and druid ability wild shape working together?

RAW : You cannot use blindsight while wild shaped The first part of the description states, emphasis mine : You retain the benefit of any features from your class, race, or other source and can use ...
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How does a Cloak of Displacement interact with truesight/blindsight?

Both Truesight and Blindsight see through the illusion The cloak of displacement is not one of the most insidious illusions that plant an image directly in the mind of a creature. It projects an ...
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Paladin fighting style blind fighting and druid ability wild shape working together?

If your wildshape is physically capable of having a fighting style, it should benefit, probably A straightforward RAW reading of those two sentences, together, says, no. However, there a few ...
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Can scrolls be read using Blindsense?

Blindsight never allows a creature to distinguish color or visual contrast. A creature cannot read with blindsight. Other creatures have blindsense, a lesser ability that lets the creature notice ...
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What is the mechanic of "Keen sense of smell and hearing?"

It works when the DM calls for a check or makes a passive check for you. The only relevant range is when you request to do an action and the DM calls for you to make a Wisdom(perception) check. ...
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Is there any way for a character to create a magical disguise that wouldn't be automatically defeated by a creature with Truesight?

Fabricate You can use Fabricate to create a disguise. This disguise tricks truesight since it is not an illusion, nor does it alter the form of a creature. A classic disguise to fabricate would be a ...
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Is a character unseen by tremorsense while jumping?

It is up to the GM As far as I can tell, there aren't clear-cut rules on this; what we do know is that tremorsense doesn't work against flying creatures and that jumping is not flying.[citation needed]...
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Which of Blind Sight vs Blind Sense is better?

Blindsight is is generally better than blindsense The rogue's Blindsense ability states that: If you are able to hear, you are aware of the location of any hidden or invisible creature within 10 feet ...
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