so everyone has he's own answer
I had to admit I didn't even thought about it, for me, it's simply clear (and furthermore, english is not my native language, i'm french)
When attacking with a melee weapon, you needs to do at least 3 range to hit (so with blue and red die, you miss 2 times on 6)
With ranged weapon, you need to do +3. So if adjacent, 3, if not, 3+ the number of space between you and the target (so you wil miss almost everytime at long distance, 50% of times at 2-3 squares away)
No more questions. Maybe not as powerfull as I wanted to be.
adjacent is range 1 for range attack purpose in my opinion, isnt it?
I would say no. But the "reach" ability makes me thinks differently. So yes, maybe.
swinging your sword is easier than pointing and shooting with a bow in this case
adjacent is no "=" for both melee and range. RAW rules
Melee and range are not the same; that we agree on. Ignoring the wording of the rules and just talking thematically -- if you are trying to hide in the shadows, move silently, and avoid my sight, that will affect a point-and-shoot ranged skill. Did I see something moving over there? Did I hear a footfall? *Twang* Let's hope I aimed properly and hit something. I should have taken the Zen Archery skill. If I have a sword in my hands, I don't care how stealthy you are being. Steel cuts through darkness and silence just fine. The Shadow Dragon's ability is actively throwing smoke in my eyes, and affects all targets -- adjacent and ranged. Stealthy is more like the revised Air Elemental. If you are next to someone swinging steel (or wood), you are going to wish you were standing somewhere else.
You got wrong. The shadow dragon's ability is for adjacent attacks. So I was wondering
Stealth is for ranged attacks only
shadow is for melee attacks only