Disadvantage in Dark w/ Darkvision

Colton Ramos
Level 3
11 months ago (edited)

Hi there! Great game so far guys, I'm loving it! <3

I custom rolled a Silvan elf with darkvision, but when they attack at melee range with a shortsword, they get disadvantage because there's "no light".

Thanks!

Colton

Ragnarok
Level 6
11 months ago (edited)

Darkvision allows you to see in darkness as if it were dim light. Attacks against targets in dim light is made with disadvantage. 


Edit: Actually you know what, I just re-read the tabletop rules and I'm wrong. Dim light should only be disadvantage on perception checks. The bug is that dim light is affecting attacks too. I've seen this as well.

Hatox
Level 8
Kickstarter Backer
11 months ago

Its not a bug but a design decision by the devs, they stated that they want to make light more important by making dim light give disadvantage on attacks, so this is intended.

Ragnarok
Level 6
11 months ago

Yep, saw that article only after posting. You are correct.

Tactical Myzzrym
Level 14
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11 months ago

Answered, locking the thread