Skulker is a feat that allows rogues, assassins, and other characters who rely on stealth to get an advantage over foes. It grants you a bonus to hit and critical hit damage while hidden in dim light or darkness. If you are hidden from someone’s eyes, they have a disadvantage on any ability check they make to find you! There are many great uses for this skill if you’re looking for ways to bring a little more terror into your game.
First, you can use this feat to try and avoid fights. If the party rogue stays hidden most of the battle, they are less likely to take additional attacks from enemies. Complicate it by making it hard for your DM to hide areas in your game. For example, if you are playing in a forest that’s well lit during the day, the Skulker feat will be a lot less valuable.
Second, you can use it as a DM to create fun encounters. Throw enemies at your party that can see in the dark or otherwise makes it harder for them to sneak around. If you want to be mean, make all of your enemies able to see in the dark just as they are about to enter combat.
Finally, you can use this feat to play a more cautious character or exploit enemy weaknesses. Make good use of this by finding out which kinds of creatures have a disadvantage when checking for finding hidden feelings and avoiding fighting them with that knowledge.
Skulker D&D 5E Feat
You gain a bonus to hit and critical hit damage while you are hidden in dim light or darkness. If you are hidden from someone’s eyes, they have a disadvantage on any ability check they make to find you.
How does the Skulker feat work?
Skulker feat works effortlessly. If a character is lurking in the shadows, they are likely stealthed, so the opponent has to rely on their perception to find that character. But if the rogue is hidden from an enemy’s eyes, an opponent suffers a disadvantage when trying to find it. This means that the enemy must use their action and expend one of their limited number of spell slots or other abilities to determine that they can’t see the rogue unless they have special senses.
If the enemy fails this check, they must spend another action to perform the same check until they succeed. If the rogue has a high Stealth score and is hidden from sight, most of an enemy’s action will take up. This counts as blindsight for opponents who do not rely on sight to detect foes and see anything within a specific range. If the party rogue uses their skill in Stealth to hide behind a tree, these creatures cannot just look around it and immediately find them without expending actions or resources.
Q1.Does Skulker stack with Darkvision?
Ans: Skulker does not either stack with Darkvision. However, if you are using Darkvision as a feat, then your ability to see in the dark will be improved by seeing in the dark with this feat. You’ll need to make another check every round to detect someone hiding from yourself.