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Skill Hide

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This skill causes you to hide in the shadows, granting you an effect similar to invisibility as long as you do not move or sneak. Having a higher skill level increases the chance that a hide attempt will succeed.

Most characters aren't told whether a hide attempt fails or succeeds. In order to find out whether or not it worked the character must consider (with /con or by pressing "m") a non-indifferent mob after the hide attempt: if the mob is now indifferent then hide worked.

Rogues get extra benefits when using hide: they can move, the game tells them whether or not they fail, and their hide works against 95% if the mobs in the game (including undead).

Classes

Races

Note: All Dark Elves, Wood Elves, and Halflings, regardless of class, start out with 50 skill in Hide. This can be very useful in a tight spot. However, this skill cannot be raised above 50 unless the character is also one of the aforementioned classes with access to Hide. Then the Hide skill may be raised once the character reaches the appropriate level.

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