[RPG] Can inspiration allow the Rogue to make a Sneak Attack


I was creating a character for one of my players who has difficulty doing so. He is playing as a Rogue, but while I was reading the Sneak attack in the PHB, I noticed that it can be done any time the Rogue has advantage.

Once per turn, you can
deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with
an attack if you have advantage on the attack roll.

I use inspiration in my games and was wondering if I give it to the rogue, and he would use it, is that a valid way to get advantage so that he can make a sneak attack?

Best Answer

Inspiration grants Advantage, and Advantage enables Sneak Attack. There are no requirements or specifications in Sneak Attack for how the advantage is gained, so yes... by RAW, Inspiration enables Sneak Attack.

You're the DM, so you're the ultimate arbiter on what is "allowed". You control the distribution of Inspiration, so it's all in your hands anyway. That said, I don't see any reason to not allow it. I'm a big fan of Inspiration, and hand it out like free candy, and I've never had a problem with Rogues using it to get a Sneak Attack in.