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July 10th, 2021, 02:42
Originally Posted by Redglyph View Post
WotC has nothing to do with that, and I doubt that a DM would go along with several people backstabbing one another overtly, over and over, since it makes no sense, there are prerequisites to being granted advantage. It would be fine if backstabbing were a one-shot, in stealth mode. But to each their own I guess. I just feel it breaks the balance and the interest of the feature, and is not in the spirit of 5E at all.
You're going to make me quote the manual, aren't you? Do you play D&D 5E P&P? If not, I'm unsure why you keep arguing about this with someone who does.

The relevant passage in the manual, page 96:
"Beginning at 1st level, you know how to strike subtly and exploit a foe's distraction. Once per turn, you can deal an extra Id6 damage to one creature you hit with
an attack if you have advantage on the attack roll. The attack must use a finesse or a ranged weapon. You don't need advantage on the attack roll if another enemy of the target is within 5 feet of it, that enemy isn't incapacitated, and you don't have disadvantage on the attack roll. The amount of the extra damage increases as you gain levels in this class, as shown in the Sneak Attack column of the Rogue table."

That's how it works, as per the rules WOTC wrote. Period. You can't argue it. It's in the damn rulebook. And I didn't cherry pick. That's the whole section. Stealth rolls are not required by WOTC's rules.
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