Ability: Intelligence.

Requires Training: No.

Classes: All.

Search is used to detect traps.

Check: Detecting a trap is an opposed test, pitting the character's Search check against a DC equal to the Set Trap skill check, plus the strength of the trap. Only rogues may detect traps with a DC greater than 20.

Special: Elves and dwarves receive a +2 bonus to their Search checks, and half-elves gain a +1 bonus.

Use: Search is part of the Detect modal action. In Passive Detect mode, checks are made automatically every round. Active Detect mode is a modal action that reduces the character's normal movement rate and perform an Active Search, as well as Spot and Listen checks.