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Pass Without Trace 5e D&D Guide



Greetings, fellow adventurers! I’m Alex Hawthorne, a seasoned D&D enthusiast, and today I’m here to unveil the secrets of one of the most invaluable spells in the rogue’s arsenal: Pass Without Trace.

Stealth, after all, can be the key to survival in the deadliest of situations.

So, let’s delve into the shadows and learn how to move like phantoms, undetected and unseen.

What is Pass Without Trace in D&D 5e?

Pass Without Trace is a transmutation spell in D&D 5th Edition that allows you and your companions to move stealthily and without leaving a trace.

It shrouds you in a veil of shadows and silence, masking your presence from creatures that rely on keen senses or tracking abilities.

With this spell, you can navigate treacherous terrain, avoid enemies, and execute covert operations with unparalleled finesse.

How to Harness the Power of Pass Without Trace:

Mastery of the Pass Without Trace spell requires a delicate balance of silence, patience, and strategic thinking. Here’s how you can utilize its power to its fullest potential:

  1. Silent Steps: Pass Without Trace grants a +10 bonus to Dexterity (Stealth) checks for you and your companions. Move silently, even in heavy armor, and leave no traces of your passage.
  2. Group Coordination: Coordinate with your party members. The spell affects everyone within 30 feet of you, so plan your movements and actions together to maintain the spell’s benefits.
  3. Tactical Retreats: Use Pass Without Trace to retreat from a dangerous situation unnoticed. Slip away from enemies, regroup, and plan your next move in safety.
  4. Ambush and Surprise: Approach enemies unnoticed, setting up ambushes and gaining surprise rounds. The element of surprise can turn the tide of battle in your favor.
  5. Scouting and Reconnaissance: Send a stealthy scout ahead, using Pass Without Trace to gather vital information about enemy positions, traps, or valuable loot without alerting anyone.

Examples of Pass Without Trace Usage:

Picture this: your party needs to infiltrate an enemy fortress. With Pass Without Trace active, you move through the shadows, avoiding guards and traps effortlessly.

Your entire group sneaks past patrols, remaining unseen and unheard. As you reach your target, you strike swiftly and retreat, leaving chaos in your wake, all without a single alarm raised.

In another scenario, you find yourselves pursued through a dense forest by relentless trackers. Casting Pass Without Trace, you lead your party off the main trail.

Despite the trackers’ skills, they find no trace of your passage, allowing you to evade them and plan your counterattack from a position of advantage.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Pass Without Trace in D&D 5e:

Does Pass Without Trace make me and my companions completely invisible?

No, Pass Without Trace doesn’t grant invisibility. It provides a +10 bonus to Dexterity (Stealth) checks, making you exceptionally stealthy but not unseen.

Can creatures with darkvision see through Pass Without Trace?

Pass Without Trace doesn’t specifically counter darkvision. However, it makes you and your companions exceptionally stealthy, making it difficult for creatures with darkvision to detect you.

Does Pass Without Trace mask magical effects or spells cast by my party?

No, Pass Without Trace only affects Dexterity (Stealth) checks. It doesn’t mask magical effects or spells cast by you or your companions.

Can Pass Without Trace be used while my party is mounted?

Yes, Pass Without Trace can be used while mounted. It affects all creatures, including mounts, within 30 feet of the caster.

Can I use Pass Without Trace to hide objects or create illusions?

No, Pass Without Trace only affects creatures’ ability to move stealthily. It doesn’t hide objects or create illusions.

Armed with the knowledge of Pass Without Trace, you and your party can move through the world like ghosts, leaving no trace of your passage.

May your steps be silent, your enemies unaware, and your adventures filled with successful covert operations.

Safe travels, and may your stealthy endeavors always lead to triumph!

Hey, I'm Alex Hawthorne, a D&D enthusiast for two incredible decades. From battling beholders to deciphering ancient runes, I've lived it all. Now, I'm here to share my adventures, wisdom, and a few critical hits. Let's roll!

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