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Do you get a proficiency bonus to AC when wearing armor you are proficient with?

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Hey there. I removed the [dungeons-and-dragons] tag from your previous D&D Next question, and I just removed it from here now, because that tag is only for questions that deal with all or multiple of the Dungeons & Dragons series of games. I just wanted to let you know that it's not necessary to use that tag on future Next questions you might ask. –  SevenSidedDie Sep 25 '13 at 1:05
    
Ok, fine, but how is D&D Next not related to Dungeons and Dragons? –  Mala Sep 25 '13 at 18:51
    
It's more a matter of how our tags are used. The [dungeons-and-dragons] tag's wiki (under "learn more") explains how they're related and used. –  SevenSidedDie Sep 25 '13 at 19:55
    
Ok, thanks. Good to know. –  Mala Sep 26 '13 at 19:26

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No. Proficiency only allows you to don that type of armor without suffering disadvantage on all rolls involving strength or dexterity. In that way it is mechanically identical to 3.5 armor proficiency, removing a penalty associated to doning an armor you are not proficient with, but serving to no other purpose, other than maybe being a requirement for certain feats.

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With the Bounded Accuracy ( wizards.com/dnd/article.aspx?x=dnd/4ll/20120604) WOTC implemented in D&D Next, you AC doesn't goes up as you level up to ensure that you feel like you really get better at hitting things. The progression on dodging is included in your HP, because it's not because you were Hit (gameply term) that you were actually hit (roleplay term). A success full attack, can mean that the attack was close and you made a last second dodge and was barely bruised. –  Groumy Sep 25 '13 at 13:24
    
@Groumy there is no such thing as a "Full Attack" in D&D Next, please don't import terms from previous editions which have no bearing on the edition in question. –  Joshua Aslan Smith Sep 25 '13 at 14:07
    
@JoshuaAslanSmith I suspect that was a typo for "successful attack". –  Yamikuronue Sep 25 '13 at 17:12
    
@ Yamikuronue and @JoshuaAslanSmith Yup it was a typo. Sorry for that. –  Groumy Sep 25 '13 at 18:06
    
@Yamikuronue my apologies then. –  Joshua Aslan Smith Sep 25 '13 at 18:24

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