Hiding. Make a Dexterity (Stealth) check when you attempt to conceal yourself from enemies, slink past guards, or sneak up on someone without being seen or heard.

If you do this during combat, then you also have to take the Hide action.

Until you are discovered, your Dexterity (Stealth) check's total is contested by the Wisdom (Perception) check of anyone actively searching for signs of your presence.

Passive Detection. A creature may notice you even if when not searching. Your Dexterity (Stealth) check is compared with the creature's passive Wisdom (Perception) score.

  • Certain armor may hinder your ability to be stealthy.