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Creatures that are hidden are invisible to other creatures. They cannot be interacted with, but can still be struck at if the player force attacks in that direction.

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Reason: Can non-player creatures search? Does Clairvoyance reveal lurkers within its AOE?

When a player character walks past a hidden creature, they search all adjacent tiles. A random number is rolled from 1 to the searcher's Intelligence, plus any additional bonuses to searching they may have. If this is greater than or equal to the hidden creature's difficulty, they will be revealed.[1] This search can be performed multiple times by stepping back and forth until the hidden creature is revealed. True Kin characters can install a penetrating radar implant to unerringly reveal any lurkers within its AOE.


Depending on the difficulty, the basic chance of successfully finding a hidden creature is:

List of Hidden-by-Default Creatures

Creature Difficulty
elder lagroot Hidden at 23
holographic beth Hidden at 18
holographic ivory Hidden at 15
lagroot Hidden at 20
lurking beth Hidden at 18
sprouting orb Hidden at 16
yonderbrush Hidden at 15
young ivory Hidden at 15

Other Creatures That Can Hide

Sewage Eels

Main article: Sewage eel

sewage eels behave slightly different from other lurkers. Rather than existing but in hidden state, eels initially are nothing but a spawner, due to which they cannot be attacked until successfully revealed.

Sultan Crocs

Main article: Sultan croc

sultan crocs can become hidden after using their Submersion ability to submerge beneath a swim-depth pool of liquid.


  1. XRL.World.Parts.Hidden