If a creature becomes blinded while grappling, what effects does that have on its grapple checks? From blinded:
The character cannot see. He takes a -2 penalty to Armor Class, loses his Dexterity bonus to AC (if any), moves at half speed, and takes a -4 penalty on Search checks and on most Strength- and Dexterity-based skill checks. All checks and activities that rely on vision (such as reading and Spot checks) automatically fail. All opponents are considered to have total concealment (50% miss chance) to the blinded character. Characters who remain blinded for a long time grow accustomed to these drawbacks and can overcome some of them.
It appears that there might actually be no effect on grapple checks. Is that the case? Or it could be that it is extremely powerful with grappling, even moreso than with regular attacking. I am not asking for clarification on attacking, casting spells, etc. while grappling, as I feel those are already quite self-explanatory. Where I am confused is when it comes to activities that require a grapple check only:
- Does grappling rely on vision and thus automatically fail, making the act of blinding your opponent in a grapple an automatic “I win” setup?
- Does concealment affect grapple results in any way (i.e. can it miss?)