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Line of Sight 
28th-Feb-2006 09:14 am
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This came up in my last game. What are the actual rules for drawing line of sight? Can I shoot at a bad guy from behind another character? I thought this was represented by the -4 for firing into melee, but the DM said (with some uncertainy, because he wasn't sure) that the character blocked line of sight. I flipped through the PHB and the SRD looking for the exact rules on drawing line of sight, but couldn't find what I was looking for.

28th-Feb-2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
Line of sight means you can see the person. Being behind a wall or a hill or whatever blocks line of sight. Being invisible or in darkness would block line of sight. Those are basically the only cases where you don't have a line of sight.

If you're attacking with a ranged weapon, then rules for cover and shooting into melee come into play. But for stuff that only requires a line of sight (like magic missile), then it doesn't matter what kind of cover they have as long as you can actually see them (you can't shoot a magic missile blind).
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