Darkvision not working

Darcy Ryan
Visitor
5 months ago

Hi there,

I'm currently playing as a party full of dwarves, who obviously all have darkvision. 

However, they all still have disadvantage on attacks the the enemy if not properly lit. If that is on purpose, then what on earth is the point in having darkvision?

Thanks

Darcy

Stabbey
Level 8
Kickstarter Backer
5 months ago

It is on purpose, because the Developers thought that Humans and Island Halflings would not be appealing if they were the only ones needing to manage darkness, so they nerfed Darkvision so that Dim Light gives disadvantage on attack rolls (and Darkvision makes Darkness seem like Dim Light, so disadvantage). Thus now every race needs to manage light, whether or not they have Darkvision. It does indeed seem to negate the major point of having it.

 It's a controversial decision to be sure.

Strannik
Level 9
5 months ago

If I remember correct Darkvision spell grant character ability to ignore darkness and to avoid disadvantage in attacks in such areas.

Stabbey
Level 8
Kickstarter Backer
5 months ago

If I remember correct Darkvision spell grant character ability to ignore darkness and to avoid disadvantage in attacks in such areas.

Which costs a known spell on the list and a precious spell slot.

Trazzm
Level 8
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5 months ago

Their current homebrew with lighting penalties makes it so that fighting a target in dim-light applies the same attack roll penalty as if they were targeting an invisible target. This is completely ridiculous. If they want lighting penalties, I don't think the penalty for fighting in dim-light should be more than -2.

voldo40
Level 1
5 months ago

I would like a toggle option. I usually play a human for more of the survival feel. I wanted to have an elf be my dark vision guy. 

nico3fr
Visitor
5 months ago

I agree that there is a bug with darkvision, I have same disadvantage playing a dwarf and a human. 

According to the post here: https://forums.solasta-game.com/forum/ruleset-differences-with-dd-5e , darkvision is supposed to remove the dim light penalty: 

  • Dim Light gives disadvantage on Attack Rolls unless you have Darkvision

And in dim light, all my characters are getting a disadvantage, even if they have darkkvision...