Type of feat
Drow, Half-drow, Deep gnome, Dwarf, Planetouched, Yuan-ti Pureblood, Shadowdancer level 2, Red dragon disciple level 10, Pale master level 3, Half-orc, Hagspawn
Required for

Darkvision is the extraordinary ability to see with no light source at all, out to a range specified for the creature.

Darkvision is black and white only (colors cannot be discerned). It does not allow characters to see anything that they could not see otherwise -- invisible objects are still invisible, and illusions are still visible as what they seem to be. Likewise, darkvision subjects a creature to gaze attacks normally.

The presence of light does not spoil darkvision. If a character has darkvision with a 60-foot range, and he stands within a 20-foot radius of light, the character can see normally in the light, and 40 feet beyond the light because of his darkvision.

Action Mode

Special: A Giant spider animal companion will receive Darkvision for free at 1st level.

Gameplay notes[]

  • As of patch 1.10, both Darkvision and Low-Light Vision are an action mode that can be toggled.
  • Note that there is no way to get this feat if your race does not have it by default as it is only available if your race qualifies for it.
  • Under most circumstances, items and feats that supposedly grant you this feat won't, in fact, do anything; a human who equips an item with a Darkvision property will not get the darkvision feat, nor will a rock gnome who reaches 10th level as a Red Dragon Disciple. The same is true for Low-Light vision. One notable exception is the Shadowdancer; because it grants Dakvision as "the dwarf racial ability'' at level two, it works normally for this class (and only this class) as a bonus feat.