[RPG] Does the warlock’s Ghostly Gaze eldritch invocation automatically reveal hidden creatures


Can a Warlock in D&D 5e with the Ghostly Gaze eldritch invocation automatically detect hidden creatures, considering that their cover is now transparent?

Is it even possible to hide from a Warlock with the Devil's Sight and Ghostly Gaze invocations?

Best Answer

It is still possible to hide from them

Starting with the wording of Ghostly Gaze:

As an action, you gain the ability to see through solid objects to a range of 30 feet. Within that range, you have darkvision if you don’t already have it. This special sight lasts for 1 minute or until your concentration ends (as if you were concentrating on a spell). During that time, you perceive objects as ghostly, transparent images.

And for Devil's Sight:

You can see normally in darkness, both magical and nonmagical, to a distance of 120 feet.

Both effects only work together out to 30 feet, so being outside that means you can at least still use cover to hide. Within that range, if you are concealed by darkness and/or cover behind a solid object, then you would no longer be hidden to them.

Within that range there are still other ways to hide however. Here's a few examples:

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