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A gunslinger in my party was targeted by a ranged attack, and in response, he used a grit point to activate Gunslinger's Dodge to drop prone. The description for this action is as follows:

Alternatively, the gunslinger can drop prone to gain a +4 bonus to AC against the triggering attack.

Does this +4 bonus refer to the bonus innate to the prone status, or is it an additional bonus that stacks with the standard prone bonus against ranged attacks?

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Basically they reiterated the effects of being prone in the description of the ability. So it gives you the condition "Prone" which itself gives you +4 AC bonus against ranged attacks (and also -4 in melee).

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To clarify, the +4 bonus referred to in Gunslinger's Dodge is simply reiterating the effects of being prone in this scenario, right? – RichMahogany Jul 3 '14 at 15:47
"Alternatively, the gunslinger can drop prone to gain a +4 bonus to AC against the triggering attack." I think the to is what gives it away, instead of and, also (gaining) or similar. – Dave Jul 3 '14 at 15:51
@RichMahogany Yes exactly – MrJinPengyou Jul 3 '14 at 16:23
You should modify your answer to make it clearer. The clarification shouldn't be in the comments of the accepted answer, it should be in the answer itself. – Axoren Jul 3 '14 at 21:33

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